The Last Flight by Julie Clark I was obsessed with this one. Claire is trying to escape her high profile abusive husband. She has a plan in place, but her husband throws a monkey wrench in her plan and she ends up having to fly to Puerto Rico instead. When she’s on the phone at the airport talking to her friend who is trying to help her escape Eva overhears the conversation. She’s trying to escape her life as well and offers to trade tickets with Claire. Eva gets on the flight to Puerto Rico, Claire gets on Eva’s flight to Oakland. The flight to Puerto Rico crashes, which offers Claire the perfect cover to start over without her husband knowing. But the problem is what Eva was running from is now running toward Claire, and she has no idea what that is. She basically entered some random woman's life and has no idea what dangers are in front of her. I couldn’t put this one down.

BJ Knapp author of Beside the Music enjoyed One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London

One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London Bea is a plus size fashion blogger who is a very strong voice as a plus size influencer. When we posts a blog entry about the show Main Squeeze which is kind of like The Bachelor and how the women on the show are never plus size, and the men are not diverse at all, the show’s producer invites her to be the next contestant on the Main Squeeze. Bea goes onto the reality show to prove to the world that love doesn’t always look a certain way. She doesn’t think she’ll actually fall in love with any of the contestants, and some are downright rude to her when they meet her. Eventually Bea learns that her size isn’t something that should hold her back from actually falling in love with someone who wants her, but the producers of the show keep putting twists and turns of reality TV in her way as well.

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