What's Hot in KU
Welcome to YA Books Central's "What's Hot in KU" post. This weekly event will highlight what's hot, new and exciting in the Amazon Kindle Unlimited Library.
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Start the New Year with these recently released contemporaries, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com
Curvy Girls Can't Date Best Friends by Kelsie Stelting
It was all fake dating and games until my heart got involved...
I wanted to have the best summer ever. To have my first kiss and finally get my brother’s best friend to notice me.
So I talked my best friend Carson into helping.
He’d do anything for me, and I’d do the same for him. But somewhere between fake dating and pretending to fall in love with him, I fell for real.
And it was the dumbest thing I’ve ever done.
In the last four books of The Curvy Girl Club, Carson and Callie have stayed best friends. Now it’s time for a love story all their own. Start reading Curvy Girls Can’t Date Best Friends today for a story sweeter and more delicious than honey!
It Had to be Mason by Emily Lowry
Ask your brother’s best friend nicely, and he’ll teach you how to date. He might even teach you how to kiss…
Zoe Walsh is the most awkward girl in Beachbreak High. For years, she’s admired her crush from afar, but she’s NEVER talked to him. What would she even say? She doesn’t know the first thing about boys, or dating. The only thing she really knows is dancing.
Mason McClellan is the charming, all-star quarterback who gets all the girls. He’s also Zoe’s brother’s best friend. This year, he plans to take the hottest girl in school to Homecoming. But she refuses to be his date unless he can dance. Sadly, Mason has two left feet.
When Zoe approaches Mason for dating advice, he cuts her a deal: if she teaches him how to dance, he’ll teach her how to date. Lessons include how to get your crush to notice you, how to get asked on a date, and how to kiss.
The last thing they expect is to fall for each other. But as Homecoming draws near, Zoe wonders – if dating Mason is just practice, how come it feels so much like the real thing?
It Had to be Mason is the first book in the Beachbreak High YA sweet romance series. If you like adorable dates, laugh-out-loud moments, and all of the feels, you’ll love Emily Lowry’s sweet romances.
My After-School Tutor by Randi Rigby
Wanting to be someone’s first choice is never enough…
It’s like the universe dumped on me from day one. It wasn’t enough that I had to put up with having Jasmine—a walking, talking, breathing Barbie doll—for a sister.
<Insert evil laughter here>
“Let’s make Milla short, so she’ll ALWAYS have to look up to her as well.”
Fine. I’d never wanted anything of hers anyway.
Until a certain blue-eyed boy crossed my path, that is.
And he fell head over heels.
For my sister.
Of course he did.
How can I help Zayn with his studies and still escape with my heart intact?
Getting a scholarship to play college football had been my dream since I first learned to throw a spiral as a kid. And I had the talent. Just not the grades. College programs expected their quarterbacks to not only pass their classes, but to do so by a comfortable margin. That was a skill set I needed to work on.
Maybe I needed more help than I thought.
I had an online tutor who wouldn’t tell me who she was.
An ex-girlfriend I couldn’t shake.
And the new girl, Milla, really didn’t like me—everybody liked me. I’m a likable guy.
Whatever. I could take a hit. I’d just rather be run over by a charging defensive lineman than get on the wrong side of Milla Kent. Which I somehow managed to do. Girls.
Forget math. I needed a tutor for the opposite sex.
Dive into the deliciously fun Book One of the Sweet Mountain High Series, Year Two: My After-School Tutor by Randi Rigby, available for pre-order now.
Tomboy Crazy for My Brother's Best Friend by Stephanie Street
A tomboy. A dude ranch. And her brother's best friend. What could possibly go wrong?
Yes, it’s true and embarrassing. For years, I’ve crushed on my brother’s best friend, Finn Moore. After graduation, I flew halfway across the country to spend the summer with my grandparents at their dude ranch, hoping to escape my humiliation. Too bad the day after I arrive, I find out my brother is coming, and he’s bringing Finn with him!
Somebody shoot me now!
Sure, I know Natalie’s got the hots for me. I’ve known for years. It’s not like it’s a secret. But you know what is a secret? I’ve got the hots for her too. So, when her brother invites me to his grandparent’s ranch for a month, I go. Why? Because Natalie will be there, too. She’s finally graduated high school. Now I need the stars to align because I’ve waited long enough for my best friend’s little sister to grow up.
Will Natalie and Finn finally get their chance at happily ever after? Find out in Tomboy Crazy for My Brother’s Best Friend.
The Lovely One by Naemi Tiana
#1 Have an adventure
#2 Find confidence
#3 Experience real love
Yeah, those are the three reasons why I signed myself up as a foreign exchange student.
Little Emily Klein, the popular girls’ pet, going along with whatever, never speaking her mind. Puppe, they called me. “Little doll.” But I was through with being a doll, through with being a background character in my own life. Everything was going to change—even if I had to cross an ocean for it. Bring on a year of bright lights, nightlife and parties in the USA.
Except my plan didn’t work.
I was shipped off to the smallest of small-town America, a place where nothing ever happens, host families treat you like a maid, and nobody talks to shy German girls.
That is, until I met them.
Paul Shields. All-American football player (the kind with the pointy brown ball, not what people here call “soccer”). He’s actually kind of sweet . . . or is he?
Jon Denson. Paul’s best friend, the brooding, leather-jacket type. We get along like a house on fire. Literally.
They’re my two tickets to an adventure that’s way beyond what I can handle. The trouble with coming out of the shadows is that I start getting noticed. And now I need to make a decision that’ll cost me either my mind . . . or my heart.
No matter what, I’m sticking to my list. I’m not Puppe any longer. So who exactly am I?
The Theory of the Boy Next Door by Amy Sparling
There’s a tradition in Zara’s family—every woman for the past three generations have been crowned homecoming queen at Brazos High School. Her two older sisters had the honor in their senior years, and now it’s Zara’s turn. The competition is tough, but Zara has spent her entire high school years winning the hearts of her classmates. Now all she needs is a crown and her dream will be fulfilled.
Zane is notorious in this part of Texas. He’s a star varsity football player bound for the big leagues. When his family moves to Brazos City in his senior year, his once rival school welcomes him with open arms. His football prowess will take the team to state.
When Zane’s ex-girlfriend discovers he’ll be attending her school, she decides she wants him back. And what better way to win him back than to be crowned Homecoming Queen?
The Brazos High Romance Series is a collection of flirty, sweet young adult novellas that each feature a different couple. They can be read in any order. Download your copy now and dive into the heartwarming romance!
Swimming Upstream by Chrissy Q. Martin
♥ One girl. Two boys. Three trimesters of school. Who will win? ♥
Ash Stampford is a shy girl with a plan: defend her state swimming title and graduate valedictorian. But she doesn’t plan on getting swept away by a flood of distractions and unfamiliar feelings.
A new rival in the pool is a bigger challenge than she expects. Then Dylan, a popular and gorgeous swimmer, seems to set his sights on Ash. Unsure of herself and hurt because her secret crush only wants to be friends, Ash accepts Dylan’s offer of a date.
With rumors and threats circulating, and the real reason Dylan dates her revealed, Ash must learn how to swim upstream in unfamiliar waters.
Dive headfirst into book one of the Love is a Triathlon series, and swim along with Ash during the first trimester of her senior year.
A swoon-worthy clean sports romance with first kisses, drama, and laughs, Ash’s first dip into dating and love will have readers floating along with the beginning of her story.
Picturing Different by Nikki Kwiatkowski
Everybody noticed when Tripp Scott transferred to Raymere Grove High School. This came as no surprise since he is handsome, charming, and a star baseball player. The attention is nothing new to Tripp, but this time around he is looking for something different.Ashlyn, the artsy reporter for the school paper, might just be that special difference in the small and elite town. Tasked with showing Tripp around on his first day and covering his sports events, she quickly catches his attention. While his advances seem sweet and genuine, she has to refuse them since she is already in a long-term relationship. Ashlyn would like to remain friends with him, but how will her bully of a boyfriend react? More importantly, will friendship be enough for Tripp?Emotions run high in this second story from Raymere Grove High School.
The Final Chance by Cait Marie
Friends no matter what. At least that’s what Beth Ann and Dylan promised that cold night under the stars.
All her life, Beth Ann has dreamed of going off to live in a big city and studying fashion. She worked hard to get to New York, and she’s not going to let anything stand in her way.
Dylan is a people pleaser. He’s notorious for making things happen. Except when it comes to getting the girl he loves to see how much she means to him. He broke her heart, thinking it’d be easier for both of them when she left.
But he was so very wrong.
Now, he has one final chance to prove his feelings are genuine.
Even if that means making drastic, life-altering decisions to do so.