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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Cozy up with these YA contempories today, available in the Kindle Unlimited library and for purchase on Amazon.com
Frayed by Laura Pavlov
Bad boy football star. Innocent girl next door. Two different worlds. One small town. A million reasons why they should have stayed away from one another.
“My new favorite Laura Pavlov book. It felt like watching the show Friday Night Lights only better.” Willow Aster, USA Today Bestselling Author
My name is Adelaide Edington, and my life was mapped out for me before I even entered the world.
Who I'd date, where I’d attend college, what I'd be when I grew up.
But there comes a time in everyone's life when they face a fork in the road.
Should I go left, or should I go right?
It didn't matter as long as I didn't remain stagnant any longer.
Jett Stone opened me up to a whole new world.
Reminding me that it was okay to find my own way.
I could have roots in Willow Springs and still spread my wings and fly.
What I didn't expect was to fall in love with the broody football player.
The boy I’d known since kindergarten.
The boy who I wasn’t supposed to be with—but had somehow become my everything.
Wallflower by Cookie O'Gorman
Wallflower (wohl-flou-erh): Identifier for someone who is shy and/or awkward. For reference, see Viola Kent.
Seventeen-year-old Viola Kent likes being invisible. Well, not literally, but she's content being a loner, reading her books, and hanging out with the animals at the shelter. She just wants to keep her head down and get through her senior year at Durham High.
Driving Dare Frost to school every day wasn't part of the plan.
And when Viola finds out her dad recruited Dare, his number one player, to be her friend?
Her inner Slytherin demands revenge.
The solution: Get Dare to be her fake boyfriend.
Convincing the star athlete to pretend is easier than she'd thought it would be. The hard part is protecting her heart. With every word, touch, and kiss, Viola's feelings become more real.
The problem: Viola knows she's falling for Dare—but he doesn't believe in love.
This book features two sets of soulmates, one happy pooch named Hermione, so many sizzling kisses and answers the question:
Can a dork and a jock fake their way to true love?
The Kicker and the New Girl by Anne-Marie Meyer & Maggie Dallen
He's just trying to survive. He never thought she would be the one who would understand.
We're starting over. Mom and Dad think the best way for me to move on from the death of Ben is to move to Oakwood. There, we can spend time with Mom's late best friend's family and open a new bakery.
And I'm okay with that. After all, I get to dance and in Oakwood where no one knows me, which means there are no pity stares and silent whispers.
The world feels as if it's stopped turning ever since Mom died. Dad's colder than usual and all I want to do is forget the pain that is coursing through my body. Kendall was the only one who was there for me when Mom died and she's the one person I can't seem to let go. Even if Dad thinks she's bad for me, she's the only one who helps me feel grounded in my memories.
Then I meet Cora.
Our mom's were best friends. They always wanted us to eventually date. Now that she's here and Dad trusts her, she might be the key to my happiness. So we agree to fake date. Dad will get off my back and her parents will stop pity hugging her.
It's a win/win situation.
Until it's not. Until I can't get her out of my mind.
Until all I want is this fake relationship to be real.
A sweet story of broken hearts and broken spirits who finally find peace and happiness with another.
My Totally Off-Limits Best Friend by M.L. Collins
Sure, I have a best friend.
He's hot, smart, funny, and TOTALLY off-limits!
There’s this guy…
And he’s hot, smart, fun, and totally off-limits.
Why? Because he’s my best friend.
Never fall for your best friend.
Too late, you say?
Right. Me too.
My next piece of advice: whatever you do…
Do not—as in never ever—offer to help him practice kissing.
Worst. Mistake. Ever.
There’s this girl…
And she’s awesome, but she thinks I’m totally off-limits.
Why? Because I’m not on her radar as boyfriend material.
Never let other people define you.
Too late, you say?
Right. Me too.
My next piece of advice: whatever you do…
Do—have a plan—because you only live life once.
Take. The. Risk.
The Sweet Mountain High series is written by a collaboration of best-selling authors and each book is filled with sweet romance, witty banter, and relatable characters that will feel like your best friends after chapter one!
Rebel with a Donut by Chrissy Q. Martin
Five teenagers and four senior citizens together in a retirement community. What could go wrong?
A contemporary Golden Girls meets The Breakfast Club, Rebel with a Donut is a laugh-out-loud story about forging real friendships, breaking habits, discovering yourself, and finding your favorite donut.
A self-described loner, Emma hates to break rules, but that’s the one thing she must do while visiting her grandma for three weeks. Every morning Emma meets for donuts with four teenagers also being forced by their grandmothers to break habits.
Embracing a different side of herself, Emma attempts to make friends and leave behind the nobody she is at home. But Emma went to school with the boy staying next door. Tyler doesn’t remember Emma, and when their relationship deepens, Emma resolves not to reveal herself.
As the unlikely group of characters grow in their friendship, Emma has a tough time hiding her secrets. When it becomes difficult for Emma to rebel against rules and hide who she is, she runs from the fire. But it takes running into the flames for Emma to learn some people are worth breaking rules for.
The Perfect Steal by Britney M. Mills
He’s got charm for miles. She’s got him in the rearview mirror.
At Rosemont High, Nate Everton is the top of the food chain when it comes to girls. At least he thought so until a school assignment pairs him with Brynn Miller—the one girl who seems immune to his charisma.
Brynn Miller is determined to ditch her small town and her parent’s drama. All she needs is good grades, a diploma, and a basketball scholarship to fulfill her dream of life anywhere but there. But that roadmap to success hits a bumpy stretch when she’s stuck with Rosemont’s resident hotty, Nate Everton.
Will they keep their focus on their separate ways, or will they realize working together gets them everything they want—including love?
Grab this fun love story and see how Jake, Penny, Ben, Serena, Dax, and Kate help them fall in love!
I Dare You by Jordan Ford
It’s a stupid dare. Dangerous. Reckless. Just plain mean.
But it’s a dare… and Shay can’t say no to it.
Lesson #1: Never play Truth or Dare with your ex-boyfriend’s new squeeze, especially if she happens to be pure evil.
Lesson #2: If you are forced to say yes to a dare, remind yourself repeatedly that the haunted house you’re about to break into is not filled with the ghosts of Barrett’s past.
Lesson #3: If your gorgeous next-door neighbor offers you his help, don’t refuse it.
Lesson #4: If you happen to get locked in a freezing, dark cellar with said neighbor, take the chance to keep each other warm and maybe… just maybe… find the courage to tell him that he’s the guy you’ve always wanted.
I Dare You is a fun introduction to the Barrett Boys series. If you’re a fan of friends-to-lovers romance, sweet kisses and confessions by flashlight, then you’ll love Jordan Ford’s novella.
The Perfect Deal by Sara Breaker
Aaron is an established playboy. Elle is a certified geek. A mutual agreement that doesn't go exactly according to plan. A comedy of errors in romance.
Elle Foster is tired of everyone taking her too seriously. Just because she’s a geek who knows how to prioritize her work first. She needs to date someone who will send her “All work and no play” reputation into oblivion. Someone really hot. Someone really dumb.
Enter Aaron Williams. He’s definitely hot. Elle definitely thinks he’s dumb. And he is definitely game. With his reputation as the biggest playboy in school, what’s one more girl to add on to his long list?
It would mean absolutely nothing. Definitely nothing. Definitely. Nothing. Or…definitely everything.
Sara Breaker's best-selling book! Best high school sweet romance for young adults and for those who can't get enough of the quirky geek+jock couple in hopeless romantic comedies.
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.