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July 15, 2022

#1 Don’t Play with Odin

Odin is a shy, quiet man who doesn’t say much. But he’s extremely brilliant and skilled with computers and hacking. He’s also highly protective of the individuals he cares about. Odin has to cope with an obnoxious neighbor who is interested in actual crime. Maisey enjoys keeping up with the happenings in her tiny village. She also learned about a serial murderer from the news.

So she understands that the private investigator business engaged to seek down the serial killer may assist her with her present situation. The cops are skeptical when she claims that her next-door neighbor is a serial murderer. So she employs Odin to come and assist her, as well as track down the neighbor to check whether he is a serial murderer. This one appears to be another case of opposites attracting romance, with the sunny and gloomy Verity cliche.

#2 Lies

Betty and Thom are already in a committed relationship. Betty, on the other hand, believes that the vibes and chemistry are no longer present. Simply because Thom’s attitude is a little monotonous, and she is bored with it. She should definitely split up with him if she wants to be happy in the relationship.

Something explodes when they’re about to break up, and things suddenly get a little more interesting. Thom is a special operations agent, and many people are out to get his head. As Betty is closely tied to him now, she’s in danger too. This one is thrilling with romance as Verity. It also goes by a lot quicker, and it makes you feel like you’re watching a movie inside your head.

#3 Talk Me Down

Molly Jennings lives in a small town and writes naughty, gorgeous romance books behind a pen name so that no one knows who she is. She’s still a little cautious and discreet about her work, which is understandable in a tiny town where everyone gossips. Someone is observing her in her house. As a result, she is attempting to stay alert and detect any potential risk. Ben is dispatched to explore several things surrounding her.

But he feels a magnetic draw towards her and can’t seem to get her out of his head. It’s really cute and comfy to see this connection grow. Romance is drawn to opposites. She has a grouchy character that wants her to survive the day and needs to preserve her. Molly and Verity have numerous behavioral similarities.

#4 Just a Hint

Clint and his buddies are X agents, and they are specifically trained in discovering and rescuing individuals. Julie, our protagonist, is kidnapped from the start. Her fiance has now hired Clint’s squad to track out Julie, who is meant to be a kind schoolteacher and a normal lady in society.

Clint is perplexed as to how she got herself entangled in this issue in the first place. He’s perplexed since she shouldn’t have so many links to gang-related activities. But he’s there to perform a job and be paid. When he looks at her, he feels a fierce protective streak inside him that he can’t let go of or ignore. Throughout the novel, there are several close-quarters situations in which he must defend her. Clint’s entire scenario is comparable to Verity’s.

#5 No Escape From War

This is a second-chance romance involving two individuals who previously had a volatile love connection. The relationship only lasted a few months, yet they had a great connection throughout that time. They had a great deal of chemistry with each other. They couldn’t take their hands off one other’s shoulders. It was largely physical, yet both characters thought they needed help, emotional support, and mental connection.

So something caused them to call it quits, split up, and never see it again. They formed a lover’s relationship by any means as they had a nasty falling out. Rose, our protagonist, is a journalist. She appears on the media and solves a variety of crimes in the neighborhood.

#6 The Girl in 6E

Because the central character is a cam girl, it is more erotic, with more explicit sexual content (Deanna). It implies she does things for people on camera. But it simply means she needs to dwell in her apartment since she has an uncontrollable murderous urge. She wants to kill others, so she shuts herself up in her bedroom to protect them from herself.

Deanna earns a lot of money doing this. But it’s fascinating to watch how she runs her company since she has intricate contraptions in her apartment. As a result, she doesn’t have to leave her residence. But one day, a person she’s conversing with online decides he’s going to murder a small child.

#7 Midnight Rescue

Midnight Rescue is the very first novel in a series about mercenaries. They are not a CIA or FBI unit, but rather a bunch of men. There are two women on the squad, and they conduct work for those who cannot receive support from the FBI or CIA. The author injects some steam into the romances. The female characters are always fantastic and not your standard damsel in distress. Lowen and Abby share numerous similarities, much like Verity.

In this one, Abby is a veteran CIA agent who helps them battle their crimes and resolve whatever problem they’re trying to solve. Several of them are involved in kidnappings, while others are attempting to murder individuals. There is a gay relationship in this room. If you enjoy romantic suspense, you should try this one.

#8 Forgiving Lies

Verity is a psychological drama that also works as a romance. It’s about an author who is seeking to secure a new contract. She had a lot going on in her life that was stopping her from writing, and she desperately needed money. Her publisher is looking for a ghostwriter to fulfill the agreement, and they choose Lowen for the job. The conditions are unusual.

Her husband wants Lowen to come and stay at the Virginia house, and he wants her to go over Verity’s notes to figure out how she might finish the remaining novels. When Lowen visits Verity’s house, she discovers a book unconnected to the subject she’s working on, and things begin to go wrong.

#9 Verity

Verity is a psychological drama that also works as a romance. It’s about an author who is seeking to secure a new contract. She had a lot going on in her life that was stopping her from writing, and she desperately needed money. Her publisher is looking for a ghostwriter to fulfill the agreement, and they choose Lowen for the job. The conditions are unusual.

Her husband wants Lowen to come and stay at the Virginia house, and he wants her to go over Verity’s notes to figure out how she might finish the remaining novels. When Lowen visits Verity’s house, she discovers a book unconnected to the subject she’s working on, and things begin to go wrong.

#10 The Catcher in the Rye

Holden Caulfield was recently expelled from a new school after failing the majority of his subjects. Holden quits Pencey Prep after a quarrel with his roommate and ends up in New York City. Holden’s perception of the universe and its people evolves as he finds solace in brief encounters.

He wanders the city like a spirit, always thinking about his young sister Phoebe and his desire to escape the posers (adults) and live a meaningful life. The Catcher in the Rye, like The Outsiders, is a coming-of-age story that portrays the primordial human desire for connections as well as the perplexing feeling of loss we feel as we grow from childhood to adulthood.

#11 Rumble Fish

The story centers on Rusty who runs into an old friend (Steve) after spending lots of time on the seashore. And after some chit-chat, Rusty tells Steve about things that happened in the past. Rusty and Steve both were in the gang as teenagers and frequently went out to play pool.

They discover that a person named Biff is out to assassinate Rusty, but he ignores it until it comes true. Biff and Rusty battle and Rusty manages to overcome Biff but is stabbed after becoming distracted by a movement. He is later rescued by the Motorcycle guy, who also happens to be his brother, and returns home.

#12 Wonder

August “Auggie” Pullman is a home-schooled 5th grader who lives with his parents in Upper Manhattan’s North River Heights. Treacher Collins syndrome is a hereditary disorder that has damaged his face. As a result, August is being home-schooled by his mom. However, his parents enrolled him in Beecher Prep, a private school, at the start of fifth grade to offer him a broader perspective of the world.

Auggie simply deserves to be respected like any other youngster. August, on the other hand, is struggling with a lot greater than just being new. Will he meet any new people? And will those around him be able to see past his external appearance?

#13 The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Arnold Spirit Jr., sometimes known as Junior, is a resident of the Spokane Indian Reservation. Junior relates the narrative in his journal, frequently adding cartoon drawings to remark on the incidents and people he cares about. Junior, like Christopher Boone, from The Curious Incident, is differently-abled and suffering from hydrocephalus, which causes him to be short, have poor eye-sight, stammer, and have frequent seizures.

He is regularly ridiculed because of his disability, yet he finds a way to make a buddy named Rowdy. Junior eventually moves from his school to an all-white public high school, which causes everyone on the reservation to despise him. He is caught between fitting in at his all-white school and his Indian ancestry, but can he manage both and have a happily ever after?

#14 That Was Then, This Is Now

Another novel by S.E. Hinton that you should read before moving on (not literally!). This novel is less well-known than The Outsiders, but if you’ve read The Outsiders, you’ll notice that many of the characters in “That were then, this is now” are recognizable to you, such as Ponyboy, who appears in both books.

The plot revolves around two childhood friends named Mark and Bryan, who have been living together after the death of Mark’s parents, but owing to various issues, Bryan’s family is in financial difficulties, forcing both Bryan and Mark to hunt for work. While Bryan is looking for work, Mark becomes involved in illegal activity. The situation at home worsens, and Mark begins bringing home dubious amounts of money; at this point, Bryan and Mark are now drifting apart, and Bryan begins to be skeptical of Mark’s employment.

#15 Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck wrote the novella Of Mice and Men. It was published in 1937 and tells the story of George and Lenny that make an unusual couple. George is “small and quick and dark of face,” but Lennie has the brains of a kid despite his gigantic bulk. Regardless, they are just like family to me.

Laborers in the parched vegetable fields of California labor more than they can, whenever they can. Lennie and George have a plan: they want to buy an acre of property and build their own shack.

#16 Holes

Stanley Yelnats has a curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has been passed down through generations of Yelnats. Stanley works every day, all day, digging trenches that are exactly five feet in width and five feet in depth after being wrongfully sent to a boys’ detention camp, Camp Green Lake.

But there’s more to Camp Green Lake than just character development. Because the warden is looking for something, the guys start digging holes. What may be hidden under the dried-up lake? What does all of this have to do with Stanley?

#17 The Giver

The Giver is widely considered one of our generation’s most influential works. Jonas, a twelve-year-old child who lives in an apparently ideal environment of conformity and order, is central to the ethically laden storyline.

At the age of twelve, every member of society is assigned a job based on his or her abilities and interests. Jonas does not completely realize the dark, convoluted facts behind his weak civilization until he is awarded his duty as the Receiver of Memory—the community’s lone guardian of collective memory.

#18 Looking for Alaska

Miles “Pudge” Halter has an obsession with famous final words. His entire life has been pretty monotonous, so he heads to boarding school in pursuit of a “Great Perhaps,” François Rabelais’ famous dying words.

Miles meets Alaska Yong there, and his life becomes anything but mundane. Alaska is unpredictable, wild, and self-destructive, as well as the object of Miles’ emotions. Miles and Chip “Colonel” Martin become incredibly good friends and share many fantastic adventures at Culver Creek Boarding School, with Miles anticipating his own “Great Perhaps.”

#19 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Christopher John Francis Boone, is a 15-year-old child who lives with his dad, Ed, and views the world differently. He can name all of the nations and capitals in the world, and every prime number up to 7,057. He has a good grasp of animals but not of human emotions. He can’t bear being touched. He also despises the color yellow.

Christopher discovers Wellington, the neighbor’s dog, dead one day and conducts an investigation into the dog’s death. Despite his father’s warnings, Christopher investigates the crime scene and interviews the people who live on his street. During his inquiry, he discovers a more complex scheme than he had suspected.

#20 The Outsiders

In the book, The Outsiders, Ponyboy Curtis, a 14-year-old boy, contends with right and wrong in a society where he feels like an outsider. Ponyboy believes that there are two sorts of individuals in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for “social”) is a wealthy someone who can get away with practically anything. A greaser, on the other hand, is continually on the go and must watch his back.

Ponyboy has always been proud of his greaser status, even if it means fighting toe-to-toe with a group of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers. The difficulties and friendships that Ponyboy and his crew face as greasers are highlighted throughout the narrative. It’s a novel that’s simple to absorb no matter who the reader is since it’s written from the perspective of a 14-year-old boy. It’s a coming-of-age narrative that deals with friendship, adversity, and overcoming obstacles.