Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss is a monthly book subscription that sends 4-7 new release books for $25.95. Shipping is free to the U.S. but they also ship worldwide. You can choose from a 1 or 3-month plan and both plans auto renew. Alternatively, you can also buy a one-time box from their online shop. They send 3-5 new release print books and codes for some downloadable ebooks! Most of the books will be from the romance genre but they may occasionally send mystery, erotica, YA, and paranormal books too.
Everything in my December 2018 box! I received 5 paperbacks. Fresh Fiction sends different box variations each month so keep in mind that your box may vary from mine! I did not get any inserts in my box this month. I’m assuming they were just missed but I’ll be checking next month.
Better not pout by Annabeth Albert ($8.99) – A cute story set in the Holiday season is great for a December box. All romances are better fueled when there is a time constraint. This one has a time limit and it just heats up the desire.
One hard-nosed military police officer.
One overly enthusiastic elf.
One poorly timed snowstorm.
Is it a recipe for disaster? Or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for holiday romance?
Teddy MacNally loves Christmas and everything that goes along with it. When he plays an elf for his charity’s events, he never expects to be paired with a Scrooge masquerading as Santa Claus. His new mission: make the holiday-hating soldier believe he was born to say ho-ho-ho.
Sergeant Major Nicholas Nowicki doesn’t do Santa, but he’s army to his blood. When his CO asks an unusual favor, Nick of course obliges. The elf to his Kris Kringle? Tempting. Too tempting—Nick’s only in town for another month, and Teddy’s too young, too cheerful and too nice for a one-night stand.
The slow, sexy make-out sessions while Teddy and Nick are alone and snowbound, though, feel like anything but a quick hookup. As a stress-free holiday fling turns into Christmas all year round, Teddy can’t imagine his life without Nick. And Nick’s days on the base may be coming to a close, but he doesn’t plan on leaving anything, or anyone, behind.
Better not Pout is the feature of the month and we got a cute bookmark to go with it.
The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter ($11.00) – This is book 5 of the Brit in the FBI series. A good mystery that sounds like it could be a great TV show. I’m all about a procedural and this series is full of it.
Special agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine take on a criminal mastermind in the next captivating thriller in the New York Times bestselling A Brit in the FBI series. “Coulter and Ellison smoothly mix contemporary political issues with eerie historical legend in this fast-paced” (Publishers Weekly) thriller.
The mystery: shocking.
When several major political figures die mysteriously, officials blame their deaths on natural causes. However, when a small drone is spotted at the scene of the most recent death, it quickly becomes clear to FBI agents Nicholas and Michaela that there’s more to this mystery than meets the eye.
The key: indecipherable.
Dr. Isabella Marin is a language expert, and she’s dedicated her entire life to researching an ancient text that has long been considered indecipherable…that is, until now. When it becomes clear that there’s an alarming pattern between the text and the recent deaths, she teams up with the FBI to find the link. It’s clear that the manuscript is the key to catching the killer. But how?
The case: nearly impossible.
When Nicholas and Michaela uncover plans for a devastating attack on London, they must race against the clock to stop the killer before it’s too late. Not only are they in danger of losing the manuscript—an object of extreme value—but they’re also at risk of losing more innocent lives: including their own.
Wait for Me by Susan May Warren ($10.19) – This is book 6 of 6 in the Montana Rescue Series. Romance and mystery are some of my favorite kinds. I’ve read some of Susan May Warren’s books before and they are always captivating and easy reads which is what I’m looking for in a book. Great story and easy to read.
Pete Brooks can’t believe he’s waited an entire year for Jess Tagg to return to Montana, only to have her break his heart by getting engaged to her ex-fiancé. Worse, a series of mistakes on the job have cost lives, and Pete isn’t sure he wants to continue to work in Search and Rescue. Maybe if he can just get over Jess, he can figure out how to move forward.
EMT Jess Tagg has returned to Montana to finally give her heart to Pete, but it seems he’s no longer interested. When a terrible fight between them sparks an impulsive decision, she finds herself crashed on the side of a highway along with Esme Shaw. And just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, she and Esme are taken captive and into the untamed Montana wilderness–with murderous intent.
Now Pete and the other PEAK Rescue Team members are in a race against time, the elements, and the actions of a vengeful man. Pete will have to use everything he’s learned to find Jess and Esme–and pray that his past mistakes don’t cost him the life of the woman he can’t stop loving.
The Room on Rue Amelie by Kristin Harmell ($12.80) – I’m always mesmerized with anything set in World War II. The era is just fascinating and reading about what people do to help others is so amazing. Toss in all that willing to risk their lives with the style of the season and count me in.
A moving and entrancing novel set in Paris during World War II about an American woman, a dashing pilot, and a young Jewish girl whose fates unexpectedly entwine—perfect for the fans of Kristen Hannah’s The Nightingale and Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls, this is “an emotional, heart-breaking, inspiring tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love” (Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author).
When Ruby first marries the dashing Frenchman she meets in a coffee shop, she pictures a life strolling arm in arm along French boulevards, awash in the golden afternoon light. But it’s 1938, and war is looming on the horizon.
Unfortunately, her marriage soon grows cold and bitter, her husband Marcel, distant and secretive—all while the Germans flood into Paris, their sinister swastika flags waving in the breeze. When Marcel is killed, Ruby discovers the secret he’d been hiding—he was a member of the French resistance—and now she is determined to take his place.
She becomes involved in hiding Allied soldiers—including a charming RAF pilot—who have landed in enemy territory. But her skills are ultimately put to the test when she begins concealing her twelve-year-old Jewish neighbor, Charlotte, whose family was rounded up by the Gestapo. Ruby and Charlotte become a little family, but as the German net grows tighter around Paris, and the Americans debate entering the combat, the danger increases. No one is safe.
The Au Pair by Emma Ross ($11.00) – The header has me. V.C. Andrews were the first real adult books that I ventured into and I read them when I was way to young and I read them for years. Her books used to be my go tos and I would grab every one as soon as they came out. Anything that feels like her is a book I’m going to love.
If V. C. Andrews and Kate Morton had a literary love child, Emma Rous’ The Au Pair would be it.
Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother, Danny, were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark cloaks, changelings, and the aloof couple who drew a young nanny into their inner circle.
Now an adult, Seraphine mourns the recent death of her father. While going through his belongings, she uncovers a family photograph that raises dangerous questions. It was taken on the day the twins were born, and in the photo, their mother, surrounded by her husband and her young son, is smiling serenely and holding just one baby.
Who is the child, and what really happened that day?
This month’s tea is a Sweet & Spicy. Fresh Fiction box always sends a tea for us to make so we can curl up and read and have something hot to drink. I also got an ebook code for The Last Note by Zaida Alfaro.
Fresh Fiction Box Not To Miss sent another great box this month. I love that they mix it up each month and send mostly romance books but they are in all different genres so I’m able to find something for whatever mood I’m in that day. The selections are always great reads and I’ve found some new staple authors for my reading stash. I can’t get enough books and getting them delivered right to me is so much fun.
What did you think of this month’s book selection?