For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body. Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.
Troy is afflicted by a condition that lets him live out different futures --- lots of them. Jaded by all these possibilities, he drifts from day to day never knowing if what he's living is real life or just a possible one. When he first meets Cat, it's not even close to love at first sight. She pepper sprays him and steals his phone. But then he meets her again, and again. Finally, he becomes convinced that this funny, crazy, woman might be just what he needs. But in his strange world of possibilities nothing is straightforward.
She lost her inheritance. He stole her job. When these rivals start playing with fire, sparks fly, donuts melt, and hearts burn. ★★★★★ "If you like hot, action-packed, firefighter romance, look no further. Danika puts you right on the front line in all the best ways." ~Cora Seton, NYT & USA Today bestselling romance author At 24 and just 5’4”, Sophie Beaulieu may not look like the best candidate to become the first paid chief of the Lily Valley Volunteer Fire Department. But the crew have faith in her and everyone expects she’ll get the job. A job she needs to keep her family home after her father dies. So when an arrogant and hot as Hades career firefighter rides into town wearing the new chief’s helmet, nobody is more shocked or angry than Sophie. Nick West is convinced this small-town job is his ladder to a chief promotion in the city. Nick's been an outsider all his life, even in his own fractured family, so he has no trouble taking on the opposition, whether that’s the haters within the department, or the feisty woman he takes on as his Deputy—despite their explosive chemistry. As the competition rages like an uncontrolled bush fire, sparks fly between Nick and Sophie, both in and out of their turn-out gear. Will their romantic fling be extinguished by their egos, or can they fan the flames to find their forever? ~~~ First In is a steamy, contemporary romance and the first stand-alone book in the Mixed Six-Pack series. If you like off-the-charts chemistry and enemies ...
A failing marriage. A union separated by distance. An accidental encounter. Can the Edinburgh Fringe Festival work its magic? Kathy’s life is a mess. Sure, the job’s great and her home is to-die-for, but she spends way too much time on the midnight train to catch a few fraught hours with her musician husband, Jimmy. While he’s away, Dan-next-door looks dangerously attractive. On paper, Jimmy has it all. A talented wife, a successful rock band and nights in smart hotels. The gig at Edinburgh’s hottest arts festival is the culmination of years on the road, but the lack of harmony in his marriage makes him feel like a failure. He and Kathy fight to stay together, but events conspire to break them apart as they interact with colourful characters drawn to the Fringe. In this rock-music-inspired tale, three love stories intertwine as each player is forced to take stock of their lives and discover what is truly important.
Amanda Larrowe’s lack of trust sabotages her relationships. The English teacher and award-winning author of middle-grade adventure books for boys has shut off communication with friends and family to meet her January 2 book deadline. Now, in the deepest snow accumulation Richmond, Virginia has experienced in years, Camden Lancaster moves in across the street. After ten years, her heart still smarts from the humiliating aftermath of their perfect high school Valentine’s Day date. He may have transformed into a handsome, amiable man, but his likeability doesn’t instill trust in Amanda’s heart. When Cam doesn’t recognize her on their first two encounters, she thinks it’s safe to be his fair-weather neighbor. Boy is she wrong.
From Cumbria to the Caribbean... Flying solo again in their middle years, can life really begin again for Jo and Hattie? Is there hope for the newly single baby boomers and can romance happen? Join Jo and Hattie as they romp into their future and prove that anything is possible! "A feel-good read - entertaining, witty and heartwarming!" ‘The time to be happy is now...’ Jo remembers her late husband’s words but is struggling to face the lonely future that lies ahead. A heartbroken widow, Jo finds herself alone with ghostly memories at Kirkton House - a Cumbrian Manor that until recently, she ran as a thriving hotel. Her two sons have moved away, Jimmy to run a bar in Barbados, and Zach to London to pursue a career as a celebrity chef. Middle-age and widowhood loom frighteningly and Jo determines to sell up and start again. Hattie convinces Jo to postpone any life-changing decisions by enjoying a Caribbean holiday but their holiday sets off a course of events that brings mayhem and madness to Jo and her family. Confused and anxious for her future, can life really begin again for Jo?
"Are you telling me we have a dead Santa on our hands?" It’s a Cowabunga Christmas in Corsario Cove for newlyweds, Kim and Brien. Surf’s up at the exclusive resort they’ve chosen as their honeymoon destination. The Sanctuary Resort and Spa at Corsario Cove has everything: a spectacular location with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, luxurious accommodations, 5-star cuisine, spa services, and a staff that aims to anticipate and meet your every need. A romantic midnight swim in the Club Level terrace pool changes everything when an unexpected guest drops in wearing a Santa Suit with a couple bullet holes in it! Who killed Santa? Kim and Brien are soon swept up in murder and mayhem trying to unravel the mystery.
What would you do if you had twenty minutes alone with your idol? Gemma Fox is a self-confessed unlucky-in-love geek treating herself to a weekend at a pop-culture convention on Australia’s sunny Gold Coast. Drawn there by the temptation of seeing her celebrity crush, Everett Rhodes, the last thing she expects is to wind up trapped in an elevator with him. Parting ways, Gemma has no reason to suspect that their paths will cross again. After all, he’s a celebrity. She’s just a fan who lives on the other side of the planet. Besides, her life is not a rom-com. (At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.) However, life has other plans. And Everett -stupidly charming, frustratingly handsome Everett- is hard to resist. But when things get complicated, Gemma and Everett are both faced with the same dilemma: How can they make things work when they live in completely separate worlds?
Love Long Denied... For years, Will has battled feelings for Emma. He’s not the only one who notices the dark-haired beauty. His lover, Paul, likes what he sees too. A lot. They both burn to take the stunning girl to their bed. Even though Emma’s younger and strictly off limits, they crave a night with her. A chance to explore, teach and tempt. A night of sharing the one girl they both want. Forbidden Desire... Emma has crushed on her boss, Will, since her first day working at his bar. His boyfriend, Paul, is gorgeous too. Her dirty fantasies feature both Will and Paul. A ménage with the two hottest men she’s ever met. However, she’d never have the nerve to act on her forbidden desires. All her inhibitions fade away when she accidentally walks in on the two men, but nothing prepares her for Paul’s wicked invitation. Something More is a MMF story about two ripped and gorgeous men and the girl they both desire. A spicy read with a sweet happily-ever-after.
“Is there anything I could say or do to earn your forgiveness?”
Website designer Chelsea Parks grew up believing she would marry her best friend’s brother. In college, she gave him her virginity and he broke her heart. She knows she’ll have to face him, now that she’s maid of honor at his sister’s wedding, but she doesn’t expect to sit next to him on the plane to California. Good thing she’s so completely over him.
Architect Gavin Fairfield knows he screwed up, but he’s matured since then. Standing in as Father Of The Bride because his dad recently passed, he’s reassessing his future, realizing how short life is and how much he misses Chelsea. He can see now that they’re meant for each other. Too bad she’s so completely over him.
Staying at his family’s summer home, revisiting their old stomping grounds, burns Chelsea alive in old flames. Gavin is as easy to love as ever. She’d like to be friends again, might even succumb to a fling for old time’s sake, but real relationship aren’t built on a weekend of nostalgia. Are they?
A New Adult/College/Adult Sexy Romantic Comedy! Emily never expected to find love in a dart bar, but the moment she spots tall, sexy Sebastian, she's determined to catch his eye. Ex-girlfriends, perpetually shirtless rich boys, frantic best-friends and a mysterious orange handbag converge to stop her. No one said stalking was easy, but if romance was left to the boys, the human race would die out while they logged fantasy football points and punched each other in the balls. Everyone knows that. Emily's not stalking Sebastian...she's saving the world.
"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster
Verena Valent is at the helm of her family’s legendary Swiss skincare company in Beverly Hills. After her parents’ deaths, she becomes the sole provider for her younger twin sisters and her grandmother, rising to the challenge to guide and expand her family's business. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.
While she struggles to save the business that means everything to her, she meets Lance, an executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She encounters this intriguing man again on a business trip to Paris, and soon gains a new perspective on life.
When the unthinkable occurs and Verena’s world collapses, her friends rally around her. Ultimately, Verena learns that truth, family, friendship, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance in business, or in love?
Flawless is the first in the Love, California series. Follow smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams.
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Thian came from the wrong side of the tracks, the wrong side of the law... the wrong side of pretty much everything. When a freak incident reveals his shifter nature, he was taken in by the Dark Leopards. Now, he must race the clock to gather intel to protect his family, their city, and the woman he intends to claim as his own.
A bonafide daddy's girl, Adele never thought she'd have to go on the run due to her father being the worst sort of dirty politician. Stuck with the bodyguard he hired, she doesn't know where to turn or who to trust. What she does know? Thian is dangerous to both her mind and her heart. She just doesn't know which will fall first.
When Meredith Thomas returns home to Shady Piers for the huge birthday party her parents put on for her each year, she is frustrated with a writing career going nowhere. For her estranged and lifelong friend Logan Nole, his life has taken a very different turn. Now the single parent of a bubbly 4-year old, he has no time to spare as he works double shifts just to keep their lives afloat. An unexpected disaster forces him to ask for Meredith's help with his daughter and although they never saw romance in all those years of their youth, they are now drawn together. But Meredith has a secret she's held inside ever since she left, and just at the wrong moment, it comes back to haunt her.
For Sara Shepard, it’s time to break out of the neat, tidy—and confining—box her life has become. With her long marriage at a disastrous end, Sara seeks solace and a new direction on historic Nantucket. Dear friends offer the perfect solution: a low rent beach cottage in exchange for renovation work. She can rebuild the cottage while she reinvents her life. Even better, the offer comes with an unbelievably hot carpenter to help with the work.
Gabe Donovan’s former life on Wall Street never gave him the satisfaction that working with his hands as a restoration specialist does. His attraction to Sara is immediate and sizzling. She’s feisty and stubborn, and while he respects her need for independence, he wants a deeper relationship. But Sara’s fear of being vulnerable again pushes Gabe to an ultimatum: go all in, or not at all.
Sara’s rough past holds her firmly in its grip. But when a horrific accident threatens Sara’s hard-won independence, she must decide: finally let go of the past or risk losing the man who’s offered her a wild and beautiful future.
She’s about to launch her dream business. The last thing she needs is a distracting housemate and his son… Shelby is excited to open a shop with her best friend. But with Janna just-married and moved out, she worries their hopes of starting a boutique will never come true. And things get more complicated when her old distrust of men is put to the test by her handsome new roommate and his little boy… With Oktoberfest decorations forgotten and replaced by Christmas cheer, she slowly allows Shane and the child a space in her heart. But she doesn’t trust her second chance at romance or the success of her shop when surprising news threatens her newly minted courage. Can Shelby find the strength to let her ambitions flourish, along with her new passion? Bedazzled Dreamer is the second touching book in the Inspiration In Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like heartwarming stories, cozy small towns, and festive holiday experiences, then you’ll love Deborah King’s romantic women’s fiction tale.
Overworked and underappreciated Emily Esposito thinks wrestling her young son Dante into his Halloween costume is her biggest worry—until her husband shows up with his new girlfriend and tells her their marriage is over. Emily’s waitressing job is suddenly in jeopardy when the diner is put on the market, and she anxiously wonders how she will pay her half of the mortgage. If that’s not enough, the dates she tentatively embarks on don’t turn out quite as well as she expected, and the support she seeks from her mother is met with acute disapproval. Emily resolves to put three-year-old Dante first. Her sister Clara and best friend Michelle are her greatest cheerleaders while she works desperately to carve out a sunnier future for herself and her son. In her heart, Emily never stops dreaming of a man to grow old with and a true love to call her own.
Cassie didn't go to uni looking for love.
But during tutorials with her gorgeous professor Diego Valentine, she finds the chemistry between them hard to ignore.
Can they act on their forbidden feelings?
Kat Becker is a starry-eyed optimist with a dream. She’s convinced a move to Nashville will turn her into a singing sensation, and nobody’s going to stand in her way. Not even the cute but grumpy ER doctor she meets after a fender-bender. Dr. Dan McDonald is a hard-headed realist with a past. He knows first-hand how Music City can shatter a heart. It’s his duty to warn an appealing but quirky patient of the aftermath for anyone foolish enough to pursue such a fantasy. Two people couldn’t be less likely to join forces, let alone fall in love… until one tiny lie changes everything. “Pat Wahler combines suspense with humor to create scenes that capture the reader’s attention.” —Readers’ Favorite This is a complete standalone novel. Reader enjoyment is enhanced by first reading On a City Street, Book 1 of the Becker Family Novels. Available in eBook and paperback format from your favorite retailers.
Louise Ingstrom is back in Fortune Bay for Christmas, with a new guy in tow. But her old friend Blue knows it probably won’t last long. He’s been her shoulder to cry on since the horrible accident years ago that, following close on the heels of her mother's death, left her convinced she could never have a family of her own. Now it seems she might have a second chance, a turn of events that blows her plans right out of the water making her question - what’s more important, her family or her career?
In this compelling, family life romance, Anne Pichette is an eighteen-year-old exchange student who goes to live in Texas for a year. Rose Walsh, her host mother, treats her like a daughter and Anne believes her life is perfect. Rose’s teasing, devilishly handsome son, Clint, on whom Anne develops a crush, has a lot to do with this belief. One night, Anne shares her tender passion with Clint, but sadly, he’s too inebriated to remember. A week later, she returns to Paris devastated—and pregnant. Then eight years later, Rose begs her to return to see her through a terminal illness. How can she refuse?
When these two opposites attract, mistakes will be made. Lots of mistakes. Big, long, hard mistakes. Over and over, and over again… When Emily Cole’s suitcase explodes on a crowded airport baggage claim in her new hometown, sexy cop Luke Nolan is the first to pick up her most intimate items, including her 7.5-inch, 20-speed, hot pink battery-operated-boyfriend! In town to run the Winslow Inn on the picturesque island in Lake Michigan, Emily is determined to put her bed-and-breakfast in the small town's spotlight—while also keeping herself well out of it. But her sexy nemesis is bent on getting her into trouble, and when her impulsive retaliation to his teasing lands her in the local jail, Emily is ready to shove her tormentor into the lake… or the nearest bed. Luke has one job—to keep the quiet, sleepy island town quiet and sleepy. No drama. No surprises. No tragedies. Never again. But the strawberry-blonde with the interesting luggage turns his life upside down from the moment she sets foot on the island, and what began as a distraction from his memories of That Day, quickly turns into something more. Trouble is, Luke doesn’t want more with Emily—she’s not his type. She’s the opposite of his type. Until his brother Noah’s wedding, when bridesmaid Emily shows up with a sexy new look and their sweet tease escalates to a scorching hot hook-up that makes him forget why he was resisting the shy stutterer in the first p ...
Abbie Taylor has a thousand things to do before the big day, help the vicar with his needy families, organize the Christmas nativity, and spare time for a distraught baby at the orphanage who only settles when she’s near. Falling into a coma while her spirit resides inside a prickly, big-shot businessman workaholic doesn’t help at all… until she falls in love. How could Marcus Chapman be so unlucky? First he’s saddled with his newly widowed mum, and the next thing he knows, he has an annoying spirit invader who’s instantly aware that he isn’t nearly as tough as he makes out. Between these two manipulating women, and the orphans Abbie forces him to visit, the poor man doesn’t stand a chance. The season is Christmas, and love is all around.
Sometimes the only way to take control is to surrender... Krystina Cole is flawed and damaged from a traumatic experience. A relationship with Alexander Stone will never work. She knows that her capacity for love is limited, and that only she alone can repair the pieces of her shattered heart. But Alexander is everywhere she turns. In her mind. In her heart. And in her soul. She cannot deny him. He is her addiction and she is unable to stay away. Alexander Stone has accepted the inevitable. If he wants to hold on to Krystina, he must bare all and release the secrets in his past. There were risks, but she is worth it. No woman has ever affected him the way that she did. She is the sunshine in his darkness. The lightning to his thunder. She is his angel. Bound by their passion to be together, Alexander and Krystina fight to let go of their pasts. Together, they embark on journey of self-exploration, relying on trust to be their ultimate bond. Falling completely into one another, there finally seems to be a beacon of hope for their future. But as they test their boundaries of desire, fate takes an unexpected turn, threatening their only chance at survival… Stepping Stone is a full-length novel, 0ver 365 pages, and the second of three books in The Stone Series.
Love makes men do desperate things - if desperate things means opening a rival cupcake shop to drive your ex-girlfriend crazy. Twin brothers and air force vets Tanner and Garrett Mann return from deployment to find their thriving business burned to the ground. Time for plan B: move back to their hometown of Beach Pointe to start over. But that means running into Paige and Morgan Baxter: gorgeous, curvy, and owners of Two Sisters Cupcakes. There's an old diner for sale across town, Garrett's a great cook, and Tanner has an idea. They'll make savory cupcakes that men would like. We're talking bacon and Cheez Whiz. Even better? They'll call it Mann Cakes. Problem is, they end up attracting an unexpected crowd. Paige is furious. Every man in her life has left her behind, including Tanner. She's sacrificed everything for her shop. She won't lose it over some egotistical ex-boyfriend, even if he does have an air force-chiseled body. Her younger sister, Morgan, isn't helping matters. She's been gaga over Garrett since high school. "To hell with that. If it's a fight Tanner wants, it's a fight he'll get." But how much is Paige willing to risk to win a cupcake war?
People say you can't fall in love in high school, But I did. As soon as I saw it, touched it, heard it, I was in love. And we make beautiful music together. Yeah, my electric guitar and I. When I finally get my chance, my big break, I go all out, proving that I'm born to play, Born to perform, Born to rock. And then I meet him, Rock star CJ Slavin, And everything just gets clearer. The music finally makes sense And means so much more. This is one riff that I never want to end. "This author does it right. She doesn't just throw the rockstar title around. Nope, she gives her readers what they crave. You can go in knowing you're gonna get the whole experience." ~ Rosa, iScream Books
Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories. The once successful swimsuit model in glamorous LA returns to her small, snowy upstate New York town to buy back the foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her, including a deaf parrot and a kitten with one eye.
She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt, nor his dwarf twin brother.
Sparks fly when she realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.
But can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?
And can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?
When Callie McKenna's New York future collides head-on with her Montana past, she is faced with making a life-altering decision. Callie McKenna is going home. Her father has suffered a fall from his horse and she is needed back at the ranch. She temporarily leaves New York and her promotion behind to be with her family in Montana, planning only to stay until her father is well again. What she doesn't expect is to rekindle an old relationship with ranch hand, Murphy Reynolds. Nothing goes according to plan. Callie must face her past, to not only mend some family fences, but to figure out what is happening between her and Murphy. She knows the choices she makes now will shape her future. But will that future be with Murphy and her family on the ranch, or will it be back in New York, where her promotion waits along with that quaint little brownstone she adores?
Monica Campbell may have a history as a wild child, but she's changed her ways. She's respectable, responsible-and, most importantly, she's sworn off bad boys. That is, until Callum Hughes roars back into her life with his sexy British accent and killer smile. Cal remembers every steamy moment he shared with Monica, but he barely recognizes the straight-laced woman she's become. Determined to lure Monica into letting go of her inhibitions, Cal will use every trick he knows to fire her blood and tempt her body...reminding her just how good it can feel to be bad-and his.
I can't sleep. My neighbor keeps me up all night, and not in the fun way. It's not easy living in a sharehouse in Japan. The walls are super thin, hardly anyone speaks English, and the men? Well, as soon as they can get a girlfriend, they never leave their bedrooms. All I want to do is sleep for the first time in a week! I have a plan. It's petty, but if it embarrasses this guy enough to make him stop so I can sleep? Awesome. If I have a great night of my own with a guy I just met online? BONUS. What I don't anticipate is falling in love with one of Tokyo's most unobtainable men...
Perfect for the new year and beyond! Award-winning author Martina Boone takes us to a magical setting in the Scottish Highlands to spin a heartwarming standalone novel of love and loss, family and friendship, hope and renewal, small towns and big ambitions.
Cait Fletcher was always second-string in her father's eyes, unable to compete with her perfect older brother. Her father's view of Cait only deteriorated further when she fell for the local "bad boy" at the age of nine, and her belief in Brice MacLaren never once wavered until the day he betrayed her a few months before their wedding. With their tiny glen too full of opinionated neighbors, wandering sheep, ancient grudges, and countless old traditions to let Cait escape either her past or her mistakes, she moved away--until her father's unexpected illness gave her no choice but to return.
Home again, Cait still loves the village of Balwhither as much as she hates it, and she despises the fact that avoiding Brice in the tiny village proves impossible. But when she discovers that her father has given up not only on the family-run Library and Tea Room but also on treatment for his cancer, she must put her own emotions and hurts aside. Brice claims he's changed, and he's certainly been good to her father since she left. Now can they work together as she follows the example of countless unsung heroes--the women of the Highlands--and fights to save the family business and give her father something m ...
Introducing Cait London’s Fresh Start Series: Kenna, Olivia and Crystal, very different women with separate life-survival needs travel in RVs from New York to Fresh Start, Washington State. JUST YOU: Hugh Donovan wants to know why: Kenna suddenly cut him off and divorced him after a 3-year marriage. With her new friends, she ran to Washington State's mountains, and he had to have answers. One challenge to their perfect lives, and Kenna changed her name and ran… Determined to survive, tormented Kenna Peck needs a new life. She couldn’t trust her ex-husband now, though a part of her aches for him, for what might have been. And who walks into Kenna’s new life, her Fresh Start, demanding answers and stirring her with passion, but Hugh…
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to Jupiter Point, where the smokin’ hot Knight brothers are taking the town by storm… Deputy Will Knight and reporter Merry Warren couldn’t be more different—she’s the queen of questions, he’s the king of no comment. The inquisitive beauty drives Will crazy with her feisty attitude and sassy mouth…the one with the full lips just made for kissing. Not that he’s noticed. Much. He’s too busy working an arson case that may be tied to something bigger, helping his brothers prepare for the opening of their new flight-seeing business, and spending what little free time he has flirting with an online mystery woman. Merry has enough to deal with without the sexy distraction that is Deputy Knight. She’s currently working undercover on what might be the most important story of her career, avoiding an unwelcome half-brother who’s invaded her life in Jupiter Point, and, oh yeah—her new boss wants her to do a story on a local cold case—the unsolved murder of Will’s father. A painful event he and his brothers are reluctant to relive. And then there’s that online flirtation… A bossy alpha male with a protective streak a mile wide, and a fiercely independent reporter with a talent for trouble. The sexual tension is three years in the making, and before Will knows it, he’s in hot pursuit of Merry…and they’re both headed straight to danger.
A thug pulls a knife on a mean London street. Rookie cop Olivia Johnston-Denny steps up. When irresistible American congressman Jackson T. Paine intervenes, her life is changed for ever. Olivia is a fiery Scot. Jackson’s a cool Oklahoma boy. Feel the heat of the chemical reaction. Tipped as a future president, ruthless opponents plot his downfall. When he faces them down, he stands alone for the final showdown. He has one invincible weapon. A woman in love.
After a disastrous 26th birthday party, Olivia Donaldson flees her wealthy but overbearing parents and her controlling soon-to-be ex-husband and makes for Shady Piers, the former hometown of her now-deceased grandfather, in Maine.
Desperate for even the most basic of needs she reluctantly accepts help from a local pub-owner Brent Scott, who takes her in and gives her a job.
Even though she settles in well, Olivia's past comes back to haunt her and she needs Brents help once again, bringing them even closer together to a place where romance might just be in the air.
The Shady Piers Romance series novellas are 'clean and sweet' contemporary romances with happily ever after endings and no cliffhangers, that can be read as standalone novels all set in Shady Piers, Maine.
Liv, Jude and Kat are greater than the sum of their parts. Separately they are Brainy, Sporty and Arty. Together they are invincible. Until Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Ray wheels up.
The intravenous chocolate, hatred of sports and loss of her partner-in-crime have taken their toll on Liv, leaving her flabby, unfit and best-friendless. Add in a wicked tongue, lack of boyfriend, and a mortal enemy determined to destroy her, and you’re pretty much up-to-speed.
Every girl wants a piece of the new boy in town, but wheelchair-bound Ray chooses Liv’s group with devastating results. As his presence threatens the life-long friendship, Liv becomes convinced he hides a dark secret.
Described as a pitch-perfect blend of drama and romance for fans of “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Glee,” and “13 Reasons Why,” this young adult story is snappy, eclectic and edgy. An enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone with a sense of humour and an ear for the ironic.
Last year took me by surprise. I never expected to fall so hard for Kat. I was the athlete. She was the older woman…and my teammate’s mom. So many reasons why we shouldn’t be together. In spite of everything, I wanted her. Until I said it was for the best if I stayed away. That was a lie. The result: She was broken-hearted. I felt like an ass. Throughout the months that followed, we remained civil. From time to time, we’d run into each other. Without knowing she was the instructor, I registered into her writing class. Still reeling from our breakup, we remained politely distant. Until, tragedy struck. No matter how hard we tried to bury our feelings, old emotions resurfaced amidst chaos. Kat confessed she still loved me, and then a gunman’s bullet ripped into my chest. For months she kept a vigil by my hospital bed. My heart belongs to her, but I can’t offer her the future she wants. But when I see her moving forward with another younger man, a torrent of emotions run through me — jealousy, protectiveness, and even wonder… Could I make her happy not just now, but forever? ANOTHER YOUNGER MAN is the second book in the Tryst series by best-selling contemporary romance author Mia Fox. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed happily ever after! FROM THE AUTHOR This book concludes Cole and Kat’s story that began with A Much Younger Man. It provides insight into the emotions that course through men and women during romance and is jam packed with hotness. You’ll finish reading with a happy smile ...
What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella's toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.
A boy-band heart throb. A violent kidnap. A female cop’s daring rescue. A spark to fire the passion of love.
When Sergeant Sophia Castellana stumbles into an international terrorist attack, things are not as they seem. Global forces beyond her grasp sweep her up into an audacious scheme to re-unite a world in chaos Superstar Charles Gonin wants his rescuer Sophia by his side, as his bodyguard… and more!
He has a valuable secret that makes him a target for those in control. Power and celebrity beckon. Betrayal and violence threaten every move as events unfold in the city of Paris. The adoration of this far younger man and the infatuation of a charismatic French woman seduce her into a blur of inappropriate love and infinite danger. Her brute courage and loving woman's heart confront ruthless enemies who offer no second chances.
She knows the streets, she knows her power as a lover but can a cougar relationship ever work? Can she, dare she seize the prizes before her? Will a world offer her the choice?
“Steamy Emma Calin holds nothing back to bring you her juicy mix of cops, crime, and passion, with a large side-order of French satire sauce.”
Seduction of Crowns, another stand-alone Seduction Series suspense romance novel. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, Kendra Elliot and Allessandro Torre you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in fast-paced, pulse ...
When Molly retreats to North Carolina with Gracie, her ten-year-old daughter, she's surprised to find her childhood crush, Nick, still living in the area. Months before her retreat, Molly's husband announces he's leaving to sail around the world with his best friend. She divorces him and takes Gracie to the Smoky Mountains where she spent many happy childhood vacations. The morning after her arrival, Nick shows up on her porch, and he is even more handsome than she remembered. She feels the flush of her adolescent crush heating up. Gracie refuses to believe her father won't come back for them, so she resents Nick spending time with her mother and tries her best to pull them apart. With the help of a kitten named Minty, Gracie begins to accept the love developing between Nick and Molly in time for her first Christmas in the mountains of North Carolina. Minty's Kiss is a sweet romantic novella, filled with holiday cheer brought to life by an adorable kitten.
A toymaker with a dilemma, twelve hours to make it right, and a special ops paramedic at her side? Not exactly the Christmas Eve Serenity planned…
Serenity Yates is an hour from closing her toy shop for the holidays and starting a much-needed break. But first, she’ll hand over a handmade dollhouse to her final customer of the year. At least, that’s the hope–until the plan goes terribly wrong.
Jeremy Park hasn’t visited his sister in two years, and he can’t wait to see her face when he shows up with the gift from the top of his niece’s wish list. But when he arrives at the toy shop on Christmas Eve, he learns he won’t be giving Lilah her dream dollhouse after all.
Serenity promises Jeremy to do whatever she can to make this right, no matter how long it takes. When Jeremy offers to help, Serenity reluctantly agrees. As they work through the night, a sweet bond grows, and Serenity begins to fear that, when morning comes, she’ll find it hard to say good-bye.
Jeremy feels the tug of attraction, too, but pursuing the relationship makes no sense. Serenity has deep roots in her hometown, and in a week, he’ll return to Italy and his job rescuing others in the most dangerous places on earth. He isn’t ready to let Serenity go, but he can see no way for their lives to fit.
** A Season for Serenity is a mostly-sweet Christmas-themed contemporary romance with fade-to-black scenes.
Forty-year-old, never been married stage and TV actress Kelly Lawson returns to her Texas home to choreograph and star in the Glenview Theatre summer season. Kelly’s mother has made a hobby of trailing out every new man in town for Kelly’s inspection, hoping she’ll fall in love and use Glenview as her home base, especially now that Kelly’s father has entered the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. Two years ago, Kelly broke off an engagement shortly before she discovered her former fiancé dead, a gun in his hand and a hole in his head. Reason enough to guard her heart. When Kelly accuses a Glenview police officer of harassing two of their gay actors, Police Chief Josh Kincaid, her mother’s candidate for this trip, becomes involved in the investigation. Incidents pile up, making it clear someone has it in, not only for the theatre, but for Kelly as well. Josh searches for clues to the person behind the attacks and the reason for them, all the while trying to ignore his developing feelings for Kelly. How could he trust his heart to a New York actress?
He could be her downfall, but her body can’t resist. Christian Pierce revels in his bad boy reputation. Women are drawn to his ripped body and f*ck-me smile like moths to a flame. His one rule? They get three wild nights of passion and then it’s over. No exceptions. It keeps everyone from getting too attached, and that’s something he sure as sh*t doesn’t want. Until her. Quinn Campbell, a gorgeous PR pro in charge of managing Christian’s reputation. She explodes onto the scene, knocking him off course. One kiss and he’s ready to break his three-night rule for her. They’re all wrong for each other. He’s a cocky playboy with some serious baggage, and she’s not looking for love—especially not from an a**hole like Christian. She knows he’s a hit it and quit it pr*ck, but she can’t help herself. She can’t get him off her mind...or out of her bed. If things between them get too deep, her career is over...and if she learns Christian’s secret, he may never recover. They’re playing with fire, and they’re going to get burned... This is a full-length standalone billionaire romance with steamy scenes, adult language, an HEA, and no cliffhanger.
Leaving her small town behind, Bethany Casse moves to Chicago in search of a new life. Working at a top financial bank brings her into contact with two men who are as different as night and day. Kent Plack, heir to Plack Industries, has no interest in being with a woman for longer than one night. A spoiled and lazy man-whore, he is completely content with his playboy lifestyle, and Beth is surprised when they form an unlikely friendship. Brian Benson, a finance banker, is gorgeous and respectful. A man plucked from Beth’s dreams, he is definite husband material. Unfortunately, Beth has a hard rule against dating coworkers, but Brian is determined to change her mind. When a deadbeat mother and money problems follow her to Chicago, Beth is offered a solution that could fix everything. Marrying for money seems simple enough, but when lines become blurred, Beth faces difficult choices, making her realize that the easy way out just made her life even harder than before.
A TATTOO ARTIST ON A HARLEY. A DO-GOODER BEAUTY. A FORBIDDEN PASSION.
Leah Bryant lives a quiet life helping others. When her future mother-in-law, Geraldine, threatens her causes, she's left confused by the hypocrisy and befuddled by a stranger who roars into town on a Harley.
Dean Davis never wanted to return to his hometown. But when his father dies, he knows he must return and faced his mother, Geraldine, and his ugly past. When Leah discovers the stranger is the brother of her fiancé that she'd been told was dead, she's drawn to him and furious about the deception. Both are bowled over by an intense attraction to one another. The magnetic pull draws them into a passionate embrace within minutes of meeting.
Learning to love is like learning to fly . . . Lila finds solace in her sheltered world by raising butterflies and surrounding herself with their gentle beauty. They’re all she needs—until a motorcycle-riding stranger roars up her driveway, invading her safe haven, throwing her life off-kilter, and forcing her to question everything. What exactly is he after, and what is he not telling her? In one intense night of desperation and revelation, Lila must confront her darkest fears—and hopefully discover that with faith and courage, shattered dreams can be restored, damaged hearts can love again, and broken wings can heal... maybe even fly. A clean, inspirational, sweet summer romance!
Leah McAllister is starting a new job in a bland maze of tan cubicles. What she never expects is to find herself working under Morgan, a mesmerizing woman who turned her world upside down when they met one year before.
A lot can change in a year, though, and Morgan Park is a different person now. She’s reserved and sullen, and trying to get over a broken heart after her troubled girlfriend disappeared, leaving Morgan with nothing more than a vague goodbye note.
Thrust together in the cramped quarters of a cubicle, Morgan and Leah can’t deny – or resist – the forces of attraction driving them together. Morgan even begins to think she can find happiness again when Allison suddenly blows back into town with a terrible secret that threatens to tear Morgan and Leah apart permanently.
Twelve men…one woman…plenty of dandelions. Eva Merida has her life in order. She loves her job at the Furry Friends Rescue League and has a loving, supportive family. But she’s still missing that one special person to stand by her side. When she comes in third place on the local TV version of “The Bachelor,” entitled Accept this Dandelion, she nearly loses all hope for romance. Fortunately, the TV station decides to do a second season of the dating show…and they name Eva as the Bachelorette! With a plethora of dating mishaps recorded for TV, Eva finds herself falling for several men at once…including the show’s host. Will she find love at last or simply embarrass herself in front of the entire city?
Cole Turner’s ex-wife is getting remarried. No amount of alcohol can drown that out, but taking home the hot brunette at the bar is a good enough distraction. That’s all Paige is meant to be—a distraction. Paige Minor is too busy studying for her law degree and getting over a bad breakup to care about finding another boyfriend. All she wants is one night of careless fun with a complete stranger. Cole seems like the perfect candidate. When Cole goes to pick up his son from his ex’s perfect house, with her perfect fiancé, and perfect new life, the last person he expects to see is Paige. She definitely shouldn’t be the one opening the door. As he stares at the person who was in his bed less than twenty-four hours earlier, a single thought occurs to him: I just slept with my ex’s new stepdaughter.
His heart is hers. Eight years earlier, Matt Hamilton gave away his heart only to have that love snatched away. When called in to protect Caitlyn Robinson, the damaged woman from his past, he’s prepared to risk everything to make sure she’s kept safe. By the time his team is in place, Matt discovers Caitlyn hasn’t truly recovered from the event that previously destroyed them. He’s determined to be the one to save not only her life, but her heart. Possibility drives him forward, but first, he must catch the bastard chasing her.
Vanessa and Nina couldn’t be more different. While Nessa is a hardworking, politically-informed feminist, Nina is a careless party girl with questionable spending habits. Yet when they meet, a deep passion mixed with fierce friendship draws them deeply towards each other.
Will their worlds pull them apart or can love hold them together?
To move forward, you need to let go of the past…. Jackie Sullivan decides it’s time for a fresh start, after her marriage falls apart and she loses her job. Meeting a sexy tour guide inspires her to build a new life for herself among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. But Jackie is looking for more than just romance. Fueled by an unflagging sense of humor and lots of caffeine, she sets out on a journey of self-discovery and she plans to get it right this time. Jackie’s had her happy, now she wants her ever after!
Perri finds herself attracted to two men, one a mysterious rogue and the other a steady lawman. Which one can be trusted? How will she discover her heart?
Victoria Morgan shocks the world when she shows up at her father’s funeral. Shocking because for the last five years, everyone believed she was dead. To escape her billionaire father’s cruel manipulations; Victoria let everyone believe she was gone forever. Burdened with a broken heart and the tragic loss of her baby, she felt there was nothing left for her. But her return uncovers an avalanche of secrets and lies, starting with the fact that the child she thought had died is alive…and being raised by the very man who broke her heart. Ex-Marine Colt Collins has been raising his daughter alone while nursing a burning resentment for the woman who abandoned them both and then died before he could find out why. Determined to move on and make a life for himself, Colt plans to marry and give his daughter the childhood she deserves. Then Victoria Morgan returns from the dead and he learns that nothing about their past is what it seems. Victoria wants to claim her child, but Colt isn’t sure he can believe his former lover. Together, they will have to sift through the lies and learn to trust each other again if they are ever to find a happily ever after.
After personal tragedy, Captain Jolie Gordon takes charge of the Masquerade, a fishing boat turned pleasure-cruiser. Jolie dreams of owning a successful business charter, but she is one pinion away from losing everything she’s invested. She’s got the summer to come up with enough money to buy a new engine and can’t afford any distractions. Ex ski instructor Heath Hamilton boards the Masquerade for his brother’s wedding party charter, angry at all he’s lost due to a random accident on the slopes. Excruciating pain keeps Heath from trusting that he will ever be whole again. Left with the pieces of who he used to be, nobody is more surprised than Heath when he accepts Jolie’s offered job as a bartender on the yacht for the summer. Opening her heart is a risk, but Jolie recognizes in Heath a kindred spirit, forced to rebuild after circumstances changed the planned course. They spend the steamy South Florida summer daring to love again, fearing that life does not always go according to plan.
What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen. . . A girls’ trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She’s got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared. Kolton doesn’t know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool—although she does have an unholy gift for that—but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they’re both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don’t kill each other first.
Priscilla Story, the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her inheritance good-bye. Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests, but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose to marry. In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla, who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman to find their happily ever after.
If you like smart mouth heroines, witty banter, and sizzling hot chemistry, you'll love the romanticcomedy series Liar, Liar. Get it today. Investigative reporter Cleo Morgan believes a successful tabloid needs is the ability to lie. Now that she's one herself, she's getting a lot of practice. She's lying to everyone in her hometown, pretending she still works for a reputable paper. She's lying to Alec Ramirez, the tabloid's star reporter. He doesn't know the high-profile-murder suspect in the story they're covering is her mother. Or that Cleo is conspiring with her old boyfriend to steal that story out from under him to buy her way back into her old life. Perhaps worst of all, she's lying to herself that she can leave Alec behind once she's made everything right. This contains both of the Liar, Liar romances: Liar, Liar, Tabloid Writer Liar, Liar, Heart's Desire
From Book 1: How far would you go to find love? Would you travel into the depths of your soul? Would you face your deepest fears? Would you accept love if the Universe presented it disguised in a way you don't recognize?
Fifty-five year old Annah-Belle Henderson faced these questions on the eve of Midsummer, and this is her story.
The true love I desire shall come to me, this I ask, so mote it be.
When earth-witch, Annah-Belle Henderson, cast a spell for love, she never envisioned her wish would be granted in the young nephew of her best friend. With a face that rivals the Norse god Thor, and a body to match, the charismatic Eric Ashworth draws Annah into a dizzying current of emotions. Should she accept the chance for love with a man twenty years younger or should she reject her feelings?
As a past darkness threatens to destroy all that she longs for, Annah makes a decision that begins a journey fraught with judgement, betrayal, disloyalty, and perhaps death.
If she can hold on she just might find true love in Erics arms. But first she must survive.
The spell-binding contemporary romance written a similar vein of Nicholas Sparks, The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer's Wish, will have you believing in the power of love. Romance has never been sweeter.
His first day on the job, ambulance driver Jay has a horrible accident. The victim of the crash is thrown into a coma and Jay keeps vigil by her side. As their lives, past and present intertwine; a story of love through time unfolds. An intricate drama including adoption, love, suspense, and plenty of questions, Someone Always Loved You is a novel that keeps the mind churning and the soul alive.
Kane's a country singer who's tangled with too many deceitful women. He's learned his lesson: girls are for flirting and fun; emotions are for his music. But after spending a night with an earnest woman unlike any he's known, he can't force her out of his mind. So he goes in search of the woman he knows only as "Elle."
On her last night in Nashville, the staunchly pragmatic Sabella found herself in a situation more suited to a romance novel than reality. Swept away, she ignored her rigidly self-imposed rules, succumbing to the fantasy just this once. But she knows real-world relationships have nothing in common with their fictionalized portrayals. When Kane unexpectedly shows up at her Portland apartment, she must choose between the practical truths she has learned and the desire for a passionate love she has struggled to suppress.
Despite the distance, Kane's tour schedule, and their meddling friends, both are drawn to the chance for a romance neither quite believes is possible.
For fans of The Danish Girl, an extraordinary and award-winning transgender love story about self-belief and the true nature of courage. Best friends since childhood, life takes very different courses for Will and Tom when they leave school. Tom joins the army to become a MAN. Will goes to university and discovers he’s not. When Tom turns up on Will’s doorstep almost ten years later, he's disillusioned and broken after surviving Northern Ireland during the 1970’s troubles, and with a broken marriage and no future. Will, on the other hand, has just embarked on a completely new future for himself - in his case, a very different kind of self; a woman called Billie. As Will transitions from male to female, so the boyhood friendship between Tom and Will changes too. Initial shock and repulsion on Tom’s part becomes grudging respect, and eventually something quite different. But life – and falling in love – is never that simple; and especially not when it’s in the face of prejudice, fear and lost courage. Chained Melodies is the winner of a BRAG Medallion.
When freelance computer tech Jake Landon comes to Sabrina Monroe’s rescue her first day on the job, the two develop a sudden attraction that neither can ignore. While Jake sets out to win her over, Sabrina is having a hard time forgetting the humiliating outcome of her last office “romance” and wants nothing more than to focus on her budding, new career—not the attractive “IT guy.” Or so she keeps telling herself.
Yet, as the seductive pull of Jake’s charm draws her unwittingly closer, causing tension and frustration to flare brightly between them, Sabrina is determined not to break her firm rule: never again date someone she works with. Ever. But the “rules of attraction” cannot be ignored, and Sabrina must decide if she is willing to release her inhibitions and give love a chance.
A little birdy told me...
Beautiful women fly in and out of Matthew Birdsong’s apartment, but no one has a permanent roost there. Matt caged his heart after a bitter divorce. Zaney Miller, his neighbor, believes she can set Matt’s heart free to love again. But can she do it without falling in love with him and breaking her own heart in the process?
Teagan Becker comes home to save the family business, putting her dreams on hold for the holiday season. A professional video blogger, Teagan is determined to see the world without anything tying her down. No car, no apartment, and definitely no boyfriend. Riley McSorley teaches music to fourth graders, glad for the steady job with insurance and a 401 K. Sure, he once wanted to be a rock star, but that was a childish dream. Now he wants a white picket fence by the sea. Teagan offers him a part-time job at Becker’s Bakery over his school vacation, which saves her from getting behind on cookie orders. Side by side in the trenches, they realize that they are total opposites, but those differences create symmetry. Riley wants a girlfriend, to hang out at the beach and enjoy the tropics. She wants independence, and blisters under the sun. By New Year’s, Riley knows that Teagan is the woman for him, yet she can’t, won’t, give up her dream to travel Europe. Despite their great passion, unless they learn to compromise, their relationship will be lost.
"When Fate, Love, Death, Hope and Free Will all play a part in a romance, you know you're in for a ride! This story has all the feels! What more could you ask for?" - StellaM- Goodreads Ric Pallindino and Megan O'Dwyer. Their seemingly chance meeting, inevitable. Megan O'Dwyer is a beer and burger girl, practical and grounded. Forced to abandon the innocence of childhood far too soon, she stumbles along the path she chose. Her dreams and goals are on pause until further notice, while she works two jobs. For Megan, Love has left a deep cut on her soul. It doesn't gape, but it hasn't healed. Love came again, with an ultimatum, a price she refused to pay. Megan expected her life to be lonely, it went with the territory. Regardless, she loved her decision and shame would never be allowed to taint it. Except, Ric Pallindino stormed into her life, disrupting her world and flooded her with hope. Everything she had wished for, promised in his warm brown eyes, in his touch. Ric Pallindino takes a hard turn and veers away from his brother's shadow. From the maneaters that prey on his attention. Convinced the younger Pallindino brother must be as notorious and reckless as the older. Ric's existence has been held hostage by remorse and guilt. His past taunts him. A determined reminder, he is undeserving of peace, and that Karma always collects. In spite of the darkness, Ric is struck by Megan's light. Her exquisite beauty and a glimpse of what could be, demands he escape his private hell ...
He's the hot Italian superstar, adored by millions. She's the one that got away... When Romeo Moretti, the most charismatic man Jasmine Hartwell has ever met, offers her a dream job in a paradise location, she hopes it will be a release from her nightmares. She can't run from the survivor's guilt she carries after a deadly typhoon, but perhaps Romeo's offer will be the perfect distraction? A star-studded climate change benefit concert in the Maldives, living the life of luxury! However, these two have a history, a mutual desire and deep love that they never dared to explore. The sexual tension between them only increases as the days pass. Problems escalate when a billionaire sheikh, who is also Romeo's enemy, begins vying for Jasmine's attention. Now the men are not only warring over their different agendas but also their yearning for Jasmine. With manipulative people, shocking events, and tough decisions threatening to keep them apart, how can Jasmine and Romeo find a way to be together? Saying no to their love would be a tragedy, but saying yes could cost them their lives… * A steamy and action-packed drama of forbidden love * * Rollercoaster romance but guaranteed HEA *
Adele Blackthorne is a big girl, a curvy chick. She knows it, and she’s been picked on all her life because of it. But she’s gotten to the stage where she doesn’t care. She may be Rubenesque, but she’s healthy, too. Much healthier than the mean girls at the leisure center that point and stare and say spiteful things about her. Adele rises above it all, and simply enjoys her secretive glances at the center’s hunky lifeguard, Oliver. As the bullying of Adele becomes worse, Oliver finds it increasingly difficult not to intervene. He doesn’t want to get into trouble with work, but equally he can’t stand to see Adele treated in such a horrible way. Especially since he doesn’t agree that she’s fat and unattractive. He thinks she’s a seriously sexy woman, and would like to get to know her better. Much better.
The sizzling heat doesnt always stay in summer. . .
Connie Reyes and Jonathan Pierce only discovered how different they were after a magical summer on the Jersey Shore. She was ambitious and practical; he was artistic and rebellious. Their parting was heartrending, and the intervening years have only made a reunion less and less possible.
Now, Jonathan is back in Sea Kiss, having made a fortune in tech. He has everything money can buy, but his bed is empty and his heart is hollow. Hes never stopped thinking about Connie, and hell do anything to show her the man hes become. . .
“…the opportunity of a lifetime.” When physiotherapist Molly Matthews is offered a dream job by a guy who shaves his legs and has an obsession with his bicycle, she has serious doubts about accepting. But, as she keeps telling herself, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she’ll never get another chance like this. So, she does what anyone in her position would do – she agrees to join a professional cycling team for the most prestigious race in the cycling world – The Tour de France. The reality, though, isn’t exactly what she had anticipated; instead of eating out at restaurants in pretty French villages and spending her free time lounging around the hotel pool, Molly finds herself living out of a suitcase for three weeks, massaging eight pairs of sweaty legs, administering ice baths and treating saddle sores. And neither did she anticipate falling for a gorgeous, passionate, professional rider by the name of Alexander Duvall…
Jen Talty is an award-winning and bestselling author of romantic suspense.
Ryan O'Conner has the world at her fingertips. She's strong, feisty and has everything she's ever wanted, except the right man. Jared Blake represents everything Ryan doesn't want. He's controlling, overbearing and now he's moving. Having had a crush on him for years, Ryan decides to seduce Jared. A goodbye thing. However, her plans change when someone starts stalking her. With her life on the line, she turns to Jared for protection and finds the not so perfect man is the perfect man for her.
Restless and bored, NY State Trooper Jared Blake accepts a transfer from his position in Lake George, NY. Jared craves the rush of adrenaline and his current post is too tame. As soon as he moves, his career will take off, but his plans are put on hold when a friend is threatened by a stalker. Jared has exactly two weeks to find out who is behind these treats. ...
Brothers Jude and Ryan McAllister are inseparable. When Jude stepped in to raise Ryan after the death of their mother, it became the two of them against the world. But the scars it left were bone-deep. Then Lizzie Price comes along. Lizzie hopes Ryan’s kindness can help heal her wounds from a toxic relationship. But when she meets Jude, their powerful attraction makes him difficult to resist. The problem is, Lizzie doesn’t realize Jude and Ryan are brothers, and they don’t know they’re falling for the same girl. By the time the truth comes out, everyone is in too deep. Ryan is in love, Jude is in denial, and Lizzie wants both brothers. All of them agree that no one deserves to get hurt. But love and desire have a way of testing even the strongest bonds.
In my darkest days, I found solace in the words of rock star god Noah Hart. He saw into my heart. And I saw into his. Even though we'd never met, I felt as if I knew the man behind the music. Then I met him. Noah isn't a wounded poet. He's a jerk. He's abrasive, cutting, and guarded as hell. He says people are selfish. He says we're only out for ourselves. He refuses to trust. He refuses to let anyone in. I'm supposed to be helping him write a song. I'm supposed to be his confidant. But the only time we connect is when we take to his bed. Noah plays my body as skillfully as he plays the piano. He makes me feel things I've never dreamed of. And that includes heartache. The man behind the music is nothing like I imagined. Who exactly is this Noah Hart I've met, and what the hell happened to my soulful, romantic poet?
He was a billionaire bad boy, my best friend’s brother and I was hopelessly in love, but when I saw him again at her wedding, he looked at me like I was a woman. I gave him my virginity even though I knew this was nothing but a dream. His father called me a whore and paid me to leave. Heartbroken and lovesick and I thought I would never recover from losing my true love. But I was not lovesick, I was pregnant with his child. He could never know the truth because I refused to be the gold digger they said I was. The first moment I saw her I wanted her and when she turned out to be the girl I used to know I wanted her more. One night with her made me addicted to her love, but I’d lost her. When I found her again she was with another man. I had never been denied what I wanted and I wanted her. Her boyfriend wouldn’t, my father wouldn’t, even she wouldn’t get in the way of making her mine..
Anne Sheridan, aka reclusive artist C. A. Calloway, finds herself in the middle of a real-life game of Monopoly, with dangerous consequences. Michael Kelley, CEO of Kelley Hotels and Resorts, hadn't intended that when he'd offered to buy her property to build a new resort. That property was ideal for what he had in mind. With so much money on the line, now he has to find a way to keep her safe... A steamy, sultry thriller, Picture Perfect will set your pulse racing with corporate intrigue that packs a satisfying punch.
Genre: BDSM Interracial Menage Series: The Dare Menage Series Book: 1 What could be better than waking up next to a hot guy? Waking up sandwiched between two of them. Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated? Logan Reed, a successful business owner, can't believe that he's attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol pink bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she's more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home. The next morning Quinn's conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover. Tyson White, ex-pro football player, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming...
Desperation is not an option for Vanessa Adams. When her stepmother forces her to go through with her late father’s arranged marriage to an older man, Horace Taylor, for financial gain, Vanessa knows she must fight back by any means possible. On her wedding night, Vanessa runs away, but is soon captured by river pirates. Not since before the Civil War has a gang of pirates threatened the safety of river transportation. A rescue by Captain Nicholas Bertram leads her into a tangled web of lies, love and deceit. Deceptive Hearts is a story of a strong-willed woman seeking her independence at any cost with a man whose love is tested beyond his endurance and control.
Lucy’s life is a mess. It’s official. Her childhood sweetheart ex-boyfriend just walked out on his wedding, telling everyone it’s because he’s still in love with Lucy - even though they broke up a long time ago! Desperate for a place to escape to while the dust dies down, Lucy gets the chance to spend two weeks in a luxury castle in the Scottish highlands - for free. The catch? She has to be a last minute replacement contestant on a reality TV series about relationships. It can’t be that bad being part of a TV show, can it? Actually, yes it can... The only good part in the whole disaster seems to be Liam, the intriguing and handsome Scottish Laird who owns the castle. Lucy senses there's a spark between them, but the reality show’s director has made it perfectly clear that Liam is strictly off limits to the Love Programme’s contestants. With her ex now pursuing her across the country, Lucy has some serious soul searching to do when it comes to matters of the heart. Will the Love Programme be able to help her find true love? Do you enjoy fun and flirty romantic comedies packed with warmth, charm and intrigue? Then you’ll love Moving On. Join Lucy today as she tries to figure out life, love and relationships in an impressive castle in the middle of the stunning Scottish Highlands...
When Ava McKenna left the neighborhood she grew up in, she never planned to look back. And for ten years she didn’t. Not until Mateo Ortega, the handsome and charming boy next door, showed up to ask for her help. Mateo needed a favor, actually he needed a pretend fiancée, and he thought Ava would be the perfect woman for the charade. Ava knew that she owed the Ortega family a favor, but when she looked into Mateo’s gorgeous brown eyes she realized that repaying an old debt might jeopardize her heart
First came A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS and now we have the riveting sequel, SOMEONE TO LOVE. This book is light on suspense and heavy on romance, and a perfect read anytime of the year! Allison Cornwall was forced to leave her hometown in Connecticut and live life on the run from an ex-boyfriend turned stalker. She changed her name and hunkered down in Heaven, PA. The small, idyllic town was a safe haven where no one could find her. And yet, after a year and a half of peace, he did. Police Chief Ian Brown is determined to keep crime out of Heaven. When Ally fears for her life, he's there to protect. Recently divorced, he's not looking for love, but this innocent young woman touches his heart. Can they put their pasts behind them and open themselves to the miracle of Christmas—learning once again to trust and to love?
When storms appear in our lives we finally open our eyes to see what has been in front of us. Gracelyn Gregg is a 23 years old college graduate awaiting her first teaching job. She has everything she could want, a long time best friend, a college boyfriend and plans for her life. Until her boyfriend, Blaine tells her he is leaving for the Congo for an undetermined amount of time. Can her best friend Judah pull her out of her depression while she remains faithful and help her pass the time waiting for Blaine to return? Judah Pearce is Gracelyn’s best friend since middle school. Judah has always had a strong feeling for her, however being a couple of years younger than Gracelyn he has been stuck in the friend zone. With Blaine gone can he convince Gracelyn that what they have is more than friendship. They take a trip to a deserted island and are caught in a hurricane. Will Gracelyn remain faithful to Blaine even while she fights the growing feelings for Judah, or will it tear her friendship with Judah apart? Who will win in Love’s Stormy Weather?
Jessica is running from more than a storm. A painful secret from her past has left physical as well as emotional scars. Although she finds herself falling for Quentin, she flees the safety of his company, convinced he’d be better off without her. Unfortunately, trouble finds her before Quentin does. Freeing Jessica from a would-be kidnapper is just the beginning. Convincing her to forget her past proves to be an even tougher challenge as he persuades her to return with him to his Texas home. When a terrible storm takes Quentin on a detour, he finds something far more dangerous than tornados and hail; he finds Jessica, who threatens to leave a gaping hole in heart.
Evil incarnate has a name. It’s Alek Goncharov. He shattered Gabriella’s dreams, her life, her body. But he never broke her. Now she’s on the run. Without money, a job, or connections. But she has a plan… if she can outrun Alek. Fate leaves Gabriella stranded and beholding to Ronan Greystone, A man who has a way of getting what he wants. And he wants Gabriella. But Gabriella doesn’t want him. Not really. Okay, maybe a bit. But that’s just her weary body in need of rest, right? And a gentle touch. And someone to believe in. But what she wants doesn’t matter. She won’t put Ronan or his family at risk. She has to leave. Before she becomes too comfortable. Before Ronan asks too many questions. Before Alek catches her…
Jason Donovan has a secret. The Clere's Restaurant's drama has been unfolding in front of his eyes. If he can see it, so can the restaurant's other guests. But there's something the servers aren't telling him, and he will get to the bottom of it. Kat couldn't get out of the restaurant fast enough. Funny how things work out...she never thought she'd meet someone like Jason. Secrets, lies, affairs, and deceit are served with a smile at Clere's Restaurant...
Second hand, never used. Vintage Condition.
Grace Stavenaugh has lived her life in the shadow of her older sister. Even as children, Hope was always the talented one and Grace the smart one. Hope received the attention, the boyfriends, and the beautiful clothes; Grace received the hand-me-downs.
The leftovers never bothered Grace, until it came to one boy. Her sister went through boyfriends and their affections like she did her clothes, carelessly tossing one aside in favor of another. Often left to stall her sister’s adoring public, Cruz Colton was the one boy Grace never objected to entertaining. As their friendship grew and Grace found herself falling for the boy with the quiet sense of humor, she began to imagine he really came to see her, and not her sister. But one fateful night changed that perception, and she realized his was only a hand-me-down heart, after all. Long ago, Grace banished thoughts of Cruz from her mind, even if her heart was reluctant to let his memory go.
Ten years later, their paths cross again. Grace is living her dream as a registered nurse, Hope is a brilliant concert violinist, and Cruz has a distinguished career in the military. Recently discharged from service, Cruz checks in at Texas General Hospital where Grace works.
And just like that, Grace’s heart picks up where it left off.
She tells herself she’s over him. These sparks between them are nothing but left ...
A Tidewater Short Story. Contemporary, Stand alone, HEA. Elias lives for the waves. He's been surfing off the Tidewater coast since he could crawl, and the connection he's forged with the ocean is fundamental. Every morning he shares a ritual swim with the local pod of dolphins. Elias is desperate to find a way to express what the sand and the sea mean to him, and local artist Theo could be just what he needs. Theo's art has helped him move mountains. It granted him freedom from abusive family and supports his quiet lifestyle. He's ready for more. So when muscle-bound Elias commissions him for a mural on his bedroom wall, Theo has more than one reason to take the job. It's time to reach with his heart, an easy thing when Elias is so eager to share what's in his. Water is essential when painting, and color is what brings the ocean to life. Elias and Theo were made for each other. It's only a matter of time before Tidewater brings them together.
After an accident in the line of duty, firefighter Roberto DeRosa’s life is turned upside down. His career fighting fires is over, and he’s left with an uncertain future and an injury that makes communicating difficult for him. The only time words flow easily is when they’re lyrics and he has a guitar in his hands. Talking to women is definitely out, especially if they have bright blue eyes that seem to see right into his soul.
Dani Hodge is on the brink of realizing her dream of opening a small combination wine and book store in San Diego’s funky Ocean Beach neighborhood. But before she can open the doors, there’s work to be done, more work than she can do herself.
When the tattooed guy who completely ignored her at a bar walks by and offers her a hand wrangling a tile saw, Dani can’t afford to say no—and why would she say no to Mr. Strong and Silent when his stare conveys more than words could?
Despite their secrets, he’ll discover she’s always been his destiny. Damaged HIS agent Trent McKenzie jumps on his motorcycle and leaves town, running from the pain eating at his soul. He has no plans to go home to his old life or tackle the destruction he left behind. Only when he learns his close friend Kelly Williams may be in danger does he return, even knowing he must confront the anger and grief that tortures him. Once home, Trent discovers Kelly is no longer the innocent woman she once was. She is temptation and unobtainable, and everything he knows he doesn’t deserve. Needing to protect her and unravel the danger she’s in, Trent and Kelly embark on a trip searching for answers. They just need to prepare to discover that sometimes destiny doesn’t always play fair.
He’s no normal person—but that’s what intrigues her the most. And he likes the fact that he can’t deduce everything about her at first glance. She does things that aren’t recognizable—simply because these things are original. There’s something about these two that makes the other curious—and that curiosity is what unconsciously keeps them together longer than they’ve ever been with anyone else before. They share dreams of old-fashioned romances, but as irresistible as they find each other, can they wait that long? What about trust when their relationship gets more intimate? Can she accept vulnerability in exchange for the love that he wants to give her? And can he be patient with her when she starts doing insensible things that he doesn’t understand? Are they really meant to be like the universe keeps suggesting, or is all this a wishful fairy tale in their own minds?
She's mending guitars and her life. He's trying to forget the war with music. Will one broken instrument make their love a smash hit? Jenna Olsen isn't sure she'll ever escape her terrible choices in love. Becoming a skilled guitar craftsperson helped with the anxiety, but she dreams of the day when she can trust someone again. When an up-and-coming country star asks for a custom guitar in an impossible time-frame, Jenna falls for the challenge… and the man. Camden Grace loves his music and adores his fans. His passions help him cope with the physical wounds he sustained in Iraq, but he remains haunted by his fractured family history. After his latest angry outburst leaves an expensive guitar shattered, he doesn't expect to find a strong-willed woman whose struggle echoes his own. As the instrument and their feelings start to come together, an old would-be flame attempts to sabotage their relationship with increasingly aggressive behavior. Will a jealous rival kill more than their careers or will Jenna and Camden rise above the rage to heal their hearts forever? Deep in the Heart is a new adult contemporary romance with a melody of music. If you like sizzling chemistry, raw emotions, and wounded heroes, then you'll love Alexa Padgett's compelling novel.
Love. Who needs it? I can survive on my talent and good looks alone. Love's a useless emotion that sucks away a man's time and energy. I'm a behemoth in the boardroom, and I don't allow women to interfere with my successful career by weakening me with their emotional drama. I haven't let a woman get close enough to hurt me since college. They just aren't worth the heartache. Until Luna. My charming little klutz. I knew from the moment I saw her that she was different. From her accidentally dropping her hand-written diary in my office to getting her skirt caught in my desk drawer, she's slayed me with her soft vulnerability. She's scarred and broken, running from a history that haunts her. But she only thinks her wings have been clipped. Her past hasn't destroyed her, and life hasn't ended because of him. But I can save her; I know I can. Her shattered heart can be mended. Just like a jigsaw puzzle I can solve, I'll put the pieces back together. But she has secrets that threaten to overwhelm us both. Something from her past that she can't or won't reveal. I should stay away. There's a protectiveness in me that only she can evoke. She wants to run every time she's scared. At first, I'll let her. Until the day that I can't. Until the day that I don't. For the first time in my life, a woman's killer curves and tender soul make me feel like a man and not a corporate robot, willingly working myself into an early grave. I've seen my future in the depths of her eyes, and now I have i ...
Evie is staring into an empty future. Joe is the only man she ever loved. But he cheated and broke her heart. Enter rocker Jake, hot and tempting, to sweep her off her feet. Why shouldn’t she grasp her own happy ending? Is Joe too late to persuade Evie he loves her? Does he even deserve another chance? Old hurts are deep and forgiveness seems out of the question. Don’t miss this award-winning romance – a sizzling second-chances page-turner that’s sure to melt your heart.
What happens when the past threatens the future Miranda and Jason fought for? Miranda thought she finally had it all -- love and a family. But when a rich and successful ex-lover from her past surfaces, Jason's insecurities flare up. Unable to bear watching Miranda give up her dream because of finances, Jason decides the only way to give her dreams back is to walk away. Fighting through doubts and betrayal, Miranda refuses to surrender Jason -- but will she be able to salvage their love from the wreckage, or is it already too late?
At 38 years old, Jarrod Turner has everything - literally. A successful chain of hotels in five countries. Private 727 jet. Fleet of cars - Rolls Royce, Bentley and Mercedes Sports. A Harley Davidson Softail. And, a cruising yacht berthed at the bottom of the garden of his waterfront home. Yep, he had everything. So, what was it which brought back bitter memories, year after year and prevented him from moving on with his life? Would he ever learn to live in the present instead of the past?
When Sarah is sacked from her accountancy firm, despite being told she's not being sacked, merely being given the "golden opportunity" to explore new avenues - she doesn't think her life could get much worse - then her sister announces she's getting married. It's not that she's jealous she just wishes that she wasn't getting married to the brother of the one person ultimately responsible for her unemployment!
Now she finds herself appointed as Maid of Honour and forced to work alongside the man who is currently - and very firmly - on her black list.
Marry Me is a steamy contemporary romance where Dylan McClain, world-renown television and film bad boy, is paired with the beautiful, if not slightly tragic artist, Andromeda Devlyn on a reality television game show called Marry Me. On the show, a star is partnered with an unknown fan or minor celebrity to compete in brutal challenges for the chance to win two million dollars, a real relationship, and a marriage.
After an ex-lover pens a scathing tell-all book that destroys Dylan's career, his agent persuades Dylan to enter Marry Me as a means to rehabilitate his reputation. With the help of a friend, Dylan convinces a local artist showing her work at a lightly attended art exhibition to go on the show with him for two million dollars. Desperate for money, Andromeda, who everyone calls Andi, reluctantly agrees to do the show which would end in marriage whether she won or not. As a means of boosting Dylan's backsliding career and abysmal reputation, Andi will have to become his wife no matter what happens in the competition, but she'll also be two million dollars richer. All she has to do is show up at the marriage house on the first day of filming.
After grappling with herself, Andi promises to do the show. While competing, Andi and Dylan are tested to the absolute bounds of their sanity. Despite being polar opposites who almost hate one another, they become allies in grueling challenges that eventually bring them together. As an unbreakable bond form ...
Three hot brothers, two countries, one steamy collection...
What happens when the MacTaggart brothers land in America? Cultures clash, sparks fly, and even the feistiest American girls can't resist the allure of a Scotsman. Take a wild ride across continents with the bestselling, award-winning Hot Scots series and the three novels that started it all — plus exclusive, sizzling bonus scenes told from the perspectives of the hot Scots themselves.
Dangerous in a Kilt
Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. Desperate to experience one wild night of sizzling sex before her trial and certain conviction, Erica heads to a notorious underground club, where a case of mistaken identity lands her in the arms of Lachlan MacTaggart, a sexy Scot with a secret past. When their hot fling gets personal, can their passion free their imprisoned hearts?
Wicked in a Kilt
Calli Douglas has avoided romance for five years, bound by a promise she never should've made to a man she doesn't love. When she leaves her backwoods hideaway to attend her cousin's wedding, Calli has no intention of meeting a man. But fate has other plans — in the form of one scorching Highlander, Aidan \"Don Juan\" MacTaggart. Aidan wants a wife, but can he convince Calli to risk everything for love?
Scandalous in a Kilt
For Emery Granger, getting ...
Patience Moving in with my aunt in remote Rye Creek, California was supposed to give me a chance to concentrate on starting my new business. Instead, I’m distracted by the gruff and growly mountain man just down the road. He’s broody and built and begging to be knocked down a few notches. Slate Eight years ago I abandoned my pro football career and escaped to the tiny mountain town of Rye Creek. It’s been my refuge—a safe place to hide out from the demons I left behind. Until Patience Ford walks into my bar and rocks my stable world. The curvy beauty challenges everything I thought I needed. But can I let go of my past and let her in? Meet the mountain men of Rye Creek and the curvy women who steal their wild hearts. The Matched with a Mountain Man series can be read as standalones. Each book features a happily-ever-after with no cheating and no cliffhangers.