When Tiffany Cahill opens the door to the police, memories flood her mind of the previous year and a relationship gone bad. Frightened, she calls her friend, Steve, for help, but instead a stranger answers the phone. Little does Tiffany know how much this New Zealander is going to impact her life, especially after she is assaulted only a few hours later. Mat Apanui, the owner of a helicopter tour company in New Zealand, can’t ignore the worry in Tiffany’s voice when he answers Steve’s phone. Before he knows it, he is spending most of his business trip to Melbourne with her. Desperate to keep her safe after an attack, he invites her to stay with him in Queenstown, NZ. With her safety at risk, how will Tiffany overcome her reservations and trust the sexy stranger enough to fly across the Tasman Sea?
Kristen Anders is starting her life over again after divorcing her cheating husband. An author of several 'vanilla' romance novels, she spiced up her latest one involving BDSM and it became a best-seller. Now she's researching the subject for her follow-up book and manages to get a tour of the elite, private sex club, The Covenant, and runs into the one person she never expected to see there. Devon "Devil Dog" Sawyer is intrigued by a cute brunette he meets at a friend's Irish pub and does something he hasn't done in over twelve years. He asks her out on a date. While it might seem strange to most, Devon's only relationships since he was twenty-four have started and ended in the same place–a BDSM club. What was supposed to be a single weekend of mutual pleasure and dirty sex, turns into something more. But while they fight their growing connection, a killer has Devon in his sights and Kristen may end up as collateral damage. Will they survive with their lives and hearts intact? This book contains adult content.
A hilarious holiday romance on the steamy side, featuring a girl who won’t say no to a fling, a guy who needs some holiday fun, one naughty night in a hotel suite… and a conga line of Santas! Yuki Yamimoto isn’t the kind of girl to say no to opportunity, especially when it comes swaggering into the five-star hotel where she works, dressed in a three-piece suit. The handsome wavy haired man with a movie star smile and charming Irish accent is almost irresistible… If only he wasn’t a hotel guest! Declan Moriarty can’t keep his eyes off the gorgeous girl at hotel Reception. Her wide eyes and flirting have him wondering, should he dare ask her out? When his whole life has fallen into the cosmic toilet the past year, it seems too much to ask for a dream girl like Yuki for Christmas. But maybe just this once, luck might be on his side. A steamy Christmas Eve date has them both wanting more, but Yuki isn’t supposed to fraternize with hotel guests. Not even a cheeky, handsome guest who also happens to be one of the youngest tech CEOs in Ireland. She definitely isn’t supposed to stay in his hotel suite, even if it is just a fling for one night only. What if she loses her Christmas bonus or gets fired? Yuki wants a life of romance and adventure...and to keep Declan. Will all her Christmas wishes come true?
Love is the journey that never ends. Stella Burberry’s life has crumbled to pieces. Drowning her sorrows in booze, she can’t get over Ben Ware. No man will ever compare to him, but Stella cast him aside like yesterday’s memories. Meanwhile, Ben is struggling with withdrawal symptoms from the steroids his manager forced him to take. No longer feeling the raw strength coursing through his veins, his body doesn’t know how to function properly, and he’s in danger of losing control of his telekinetic powers. As if that isn’t enough to deal with, Ben has learned that his mother, a cult member, is preparing to commit ritual suicide. Now Ben must race against the clock to find her before it’s too late. There’s just one problem: he needs Stella’s RV to reach his mother in time. He has one week, and now the tables are turned. His mother’s life—and the truth about his origins—are in Stella’s hands. But Stella has hit rock-bottom. She wants to help Ben, and he wants to help her, but it won’t be easy. Ben’s drug withdrawal pushes his health to the breaking point, and every minute Stella must help him is a minute closer to death for Ben’s mother. Beware the Seeker is the exciting conclusion to the B.E. Ware paranormal series. You’ll be on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. Just remember…magic—and ultimately love—work in mysterious ways. [Note: While this book can be read as a standalone, the author is willing to gift the first two books of the series in addition to this boo ...
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?
A Wounded Hero
As a firefighter, Jaxson Anderson is well acquainted with danger. He’s charged into burning buildings to rescue men and women, young and old. He’s scaled ladders that towered over blistering infernos, and defied blazes that terrified lesser men.
Fire? He understands. Women? Not so much. Now there’s some real danger. He should know. He’s been burned before.
He’s not interested in romance, or the perils that come with it. His priority is caring for his two small boys, and making his mark as the new fire chief of Sawyer, but everything changes the day he catches sight of Sugar, the pretty girl who works at the local bakery. Sugar is exactly what he wants: A fun, no-strings distraction. A friends-with-benefits arrangement that won’t break what’s left of his heart.
A Battered Heart
On the heels of an abusive marriage, Sugar Stonemyer is done with men. But when Jaxson Anderson strolls into the bakery with a very wicked offer, she can’t resist. One look at the fireman, and Sugar knows the Sawyer rumor mills haven’t exaggerated. Jaxson’s tall, dark, and smokin’ hot. He wants an arrangement, nothing more, and that’s perfect.
Or so she thought.
With each slow seduction, Sugar falls a little more. She has only herself to blame. She didn’t want either of them to have feelings, but that’s not how the game is played…
Flames of Love is the first novel in the Firefighters o ...
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.
John thinks Becca is a raving lunatic.
Becca thinks John is an arrogant, cocky douchebag.
Can these frenemies become friends even lovers?
Delaney Miller, baker extraordinaire, is back in town and she’s all grown-up—sassy, spicy, and sexy AF. Too bad she’s my best friend’s little sister, slamming her firmly into the Off-Limits category. Except that’s not exactly what goes down. When I lose a bet with her, she takes what she wants and what she wants is me slamming into her. As a firefighter, I know when I’m too close to a blaze—and I’ve been burned before. I should walk—no, run—away, before either of us gets hurt. Trouble is, now that I’ve had a taste, I want more. But will I be able to handle the heat in the kitchen or will we both go up in flames?
Nat’s going to be on a renovation show to fix his awful kitchen!. There’s a catch: The show features couples, and he’s single. He needs a fake boyfriend, quick! Owen thinks being Nat’s fake boyfriend will get his nosy ex off his back. It’ll look like he’s getting on with his life, the perfect revenge! It should have been easy...except Nat can’t stop thinking about Owen. He wishes he were brave enough to approach him for real. Meanwhile, Owen is scared of getting hurt again, and doesn’t understand Nat’s hesitation. But when Owen accidentally walks in on Nat showering, there’s no more hesitating! They’re falling in love, but on camera they have to act like they’ve been together forever! Between Owen’s meddling ex trying to pull them apart, and their own insecurities, can they stay together, or will their fake relationship have a real break up on national TV?
She’s on the run from a killer. Can a kind cowboy save her life… and her heart? Maddie Wells never planned on being a guardian. But after her sister endures an unthinkable tragedy, Maddie and her nephew skip town to start over. She hopes that Galveston, Texas will be far enough away to keep her sister’s killer off their trail… Zach McKnight couldn’t wait to get back to the ranch. He thought nothing could beat getting off the rig and heading home until he laid eyes on the new raven-haired beauty in town. But as he starts to fall for Maddie and her child, he realizes that some of her stories just don’t add up… Maddie can’t resist the roughneck cowboy’s seductive drawl, but she’s not sure she can tell him the truth. When her past comes back to haunt her, will their chance at love be lost or will it bloom like a Texas rose? A Knight in Cowboy Boots is a spicy cowboy romance infused with humor. If you like sexy and strong men, spirited heroines, and edge-of-your-saddle suspense, then you’ll love Suzie Quint’s steamy story.
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.
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.
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I said I could do casual and swore I'd never fall in love. I lied.
I know all about her type.
Dirt poor. Check.
Gold digger. Check. Check.
Marcella's hot as hell and just as intriguing. I live in a swanky Vegas penthouse on top of my equally posh boutique casino. She's lived in a dilapidated seventies trailer far too long to have patience for billionaire playboys like me that can just snap their fingers and have women fall at their feet, begging to be dominated. She stands for everything I despise. Which is why my obsession with her makes zero sense.
She's innocence incarnate...I'm the guy who steals it. I can have anything I want, whenever I want it.
And I want her.
Marcella Castillo needs to be taught a lesson. She thinks she's not the kind of girl I can buy and sell. She's wrong. But somewhere along the line, the boundaries blur. In my heart, I feel a newfound tenderness and vulnerability that I've never known. This woman pulls at my heart strings until my solid walls come tumbling down and I let her in. And I'm happy.
The happiest I've ever been since my dad took himself six feet under leaving me with four younger brothers to raise.
Until a vicious sociopath and a haunting secret from Marcella's past threatens to destroy every single thing I've just sold my soul to possess.
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?
Annie Campbell has made a good life for her young son in the mountain town of Tidal Falls. She's dating the sheriff, owns a successful business, and has the support of the community. So why isn't it quite enough? Jared Martin left Tidal Falls a hotheaded youth. Eight years in the military has turned him into a cynical, disillusioned man. Then he returns home and finds out he's a father. When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in the small town, can Jared overcome the odds to protect the woman he's always loved and the child he never knew? Or will it be too late for a second chance?
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.
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Luke Bryant and Kelly Callahan met on the beach at Dragonfly Pointe when they were only kids. And ever since thirteen-year old Luke saved six-year old Kelly from drowning, they've felt an undeniable connection. But Luke has a tarnished past, and despite his attraction to Kelly when they're growing up, he just doesn't think he's good enough for her.
When Luke comes home on leave from the Air Force, and attends the Magical Wedding of Kelly's sister Kate (Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award WINNER-That Unforgettable Kiss), Luke and Kelly finally share an enchanting night of passion. They simply can't help themselves--they've loved each other nearly their entire lives.
College student Kelly has everything going for her--she's not only beautiful, but intelligent too. So when Luke eventually returns home from Iraq as a disheartened wounded warrior, even though he appears to want nothing to do with her, she refuses to give up on him. It's not about his looks, or his past--it's all about the connection they've shared since they were kids. Fate has always meant for them to be tog ...
Abby… It was supposed to be just one summer… the one where I got myself together, figured out my life plan. I finished law school…passed the bar, got a good job…followed the rules, but it’s never been good enough. Roman Winters awakened something inside me besides complacency working under my dad’s thumb and dating Lucas the loser. Roman saw something inside me worth breaking the rules for… Roman… She was a blonde bombshell brat toting fancy luggage and a chip on her shoulder. Knocking her down a peg became a game, until I started to feel things I hadn’t felt in a long time. I had worked hard to keep things superficial, avoid commitments because the people I loved always left me. Abigail Holliday demanded more from my already broken heart and I wondered if it would be so horrible to give in… It started as one summer, but our story begins the summer 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?
How does one of New York’s wealthiest bachelors find his soul- mate? Tired of being alone but fed up with being set up by his friends, Gabe considers taking a break from dating when Rose enters his life. Could she be the one he’s been waiting for? Or could it be Veronica, who he can’t get out of his mind after a chance meeting in Central Park? And what about Sally, Gabe’s loyal and very single assistant? Will any of these women be the soul-mate Gabe’s been seeking or will they be added to the list of disappointing attempts in his search for finding Mrs. Right?
Suddenly unemployed, Allie Masterson returns home to Cary, North Carolina where she caddies for her father on the PGA Seniors Tour. There, she encounters a man who possesses an alluring gift of reading the contours of the green. Fascinated with his uncanny ability, Allie is excited to meet the Green Whisperer—until she discovers that the easygoing caddy is actually Shoo Leonard, the boy who teased her relentlessly when they were kids. Despite Allie’s reservations, she agrees to use her sport science degree to become his trainer when Shoo sustains a hand injury—and then she falls for him. Shoo Leonard is grateful to Allie for her singular determination to get him ready for the PGA tour, but he isn’t ready for anything more. Still raw from a broken engagement and focused on his career, he’s content to be her fist-bumping buddy until the chemistry is undeniable. What seems like a happily-ever-after on the horizon takes a turn when Allie decides she’s become a distraction to Shoo’s career. Is it time for her to step away or can The Putting Green Whisperer find the right words to make her stay?
Dakota Scott heads to the small town of Holly Hills to lick his wounds and spend Christmas with his ailing grandmother. Things don’t exactly go as planned and Dakota finds himself shacking up with a sexy silver fox. No worries, it’s just until the holiday is over. Vince Carter is a self-proclaimed Grinch who somehow ends up starting over in a perpetual Christmas town. He definitely should have said no when his friend’s hot-as-sin grandson offers up a holiday fling, but Vince has clearly lost his mind. What starts as quick and easy mixed with a little Christmas magic soon turns into something much more than either man could have ever imagined. Will what they’ve found in each other pass as quickly as the approaching holiday? Or will Dakota and Vince find a way to navigate the obstacles they face together? **Holly Hills Christmas is a steamy, feel-good, M/M age-gap holiday romance.**
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. . .
Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayal—not only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he's stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.
An erotic romance short story about growing sexual tension between two students. Brian and Eliana, two second year Kirk University students are tired of flings and one-night-stands, so when they start dating, they decide to leave sex out of it. However, they find that resisting their desires proves much harder than it seems. A perfect introduction to the Kirk University series, a series of romance novellas set in the UK that can be read in order or as standalones.
Fortune Fair is the short story prequel to The Tea Leaves Series It is 1997 and two friends, Nancy and Mickie have just finished their first year of college. They set off to the funfair to celebrate and encounter an eccentric fortune teller, The Mysterious Madame Marigold. Madame Marigold predicts Nancy’s destiny, but was it just a cliched fun fair scam, or can Madame Marigold truly predict the future? ONLY AVAILABLE TO NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS!
Can they survive the fall of the galactic empire? Finding one's psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it means both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family. A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win her mixed martial arts matches. At home on Cat Island, her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice. Unfortunately some Torog aliens also take notice, sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian's arms. But Dani isn't the type of woman to let alien voodoo decide her future or her mate...no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her. For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species. Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.
Kimberly Urbane is used to living a predictable life. She’d love to have a husband and a houseful of kids someday, but her thriving photography career leaves her too busy to date. At least that’s what she tells herself. Besides, she’s been in love with Jake Taylor since junior high. Too bad Jake has always thought of her as one his best friend’s little sisters, and Kimberly has always been too shy to prove him otherwise. That is until he unexpectedly comes back into town, needing a room to rent, and Kimberly has one available. Well, sort of. Long days, and even longer nights, prove that there’s an undeniable attraction between them. But Kimberly fears it may not be enough to convince Jake that they have a chance together. A bitter divorce years ago left Jake Taylor wounded and no longer interested when it comes to love. His life as an international journalist, traveling around the world with nothing to tie him down, suits him just fine - until a visit back to his hometown threatens to change his mind. He never paid much attention to his friend’s kid sister and her obvious crush on him, but now they’re both all grown up and the more time he spends with her, the harder she is to resist. Jake knows he can’t possibly give Kimberly the future she wants and deserves, but his feelings for her are strong and his ability to resist her is weakening. When wounded pride and well-kept secrets turn everything in their world upside-down, can Kimberly and Jake put the past aside, and find th ...
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?
There must be a reason for her dreams... Hollie Anderson, a young woman living in Tasmania, is content with life, even more so since she has met Jeremy. However, she has been having a recurrent dream that impacts her daily life, as well as her relationship, a dream that eventually takes her on a journey to Ireland. Samantha Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth--and not just about her marriage. When both women meet and find they share an unexpected tie to the past, will they finally be able to move on into relationships with the men they love?
Molly Brown always faces life with a smile, even when a frightening thug is intent upon killing her. At first, Detective Sean Cushing finds Molly’s cheery disposition unnatural, especially when he discovers the seriousness of her injuries. When she asks for police protection, he instead offers her a job and home being a nanny to his five-year-old daughter, hoping her cheery disposition can pull his child from her dark hole of misery. Never did he expect he’d be proposing marriage within a day, but life has a way of going in odd directions when Molly Brown is involved.
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?
Caught between conspiracies and desire, one move could change everything. Brad Hamilton joins the family business after leaving the Secret Service in disgrace. When he fails to clear his name, anger resides in his world. But given a second chance to exonerate himself doesn’t hold meaning until Madison Maxwell is at his side. Madison had been Brad’s fantasy for many years. When they finally connect for a night of passion, he could’ve died a happy man, except she left without a backward glance. When Madison returns to Baltimore, Brad sees his opportunity to rekindle a spark that’s yet to fade. But when she witnesses a murder and receives threats, he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe. In his effort to protect her, Brad unwittingly brings danger to her doorstep. Can Brad save Madison from two possible threats while separating his fantasy and reality?
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.
Saskia wakes up one morning and realises she has just slept with her friend's ex-boyfriend. She is determined to forget about it, but Malik isn't letting her go that easily. Will love pull them together or are they better apart?
If you love friends to lovers, where opposites attract and Mr. Wrong is actually Mr. Right, then this is your next one-click!
Graduate from college? Check.
Land a school counselor job? Check.
Seduce her forever crush? Epic fail!
In fact, he's not interested, period. But Emma is determined to change his mind until his cousin, Gabe Buchanan, puts a definite crimp in her perfect plans.
Gabe has come to help his cousin with work around the ranch while struggling to unravel his next book plot. The last thing he expected to find was literary inspiration in the curvaceous cowgirl pining over his cousin. Determined to prove he is the right match for her, he devises a plan to win Emma's heart.
As much as Emma wants her childhood crush to finally take notice, she can't help but be intrigued by the sizzling hot and funny Gabe. When he asks her out, she can't say no. Besides, it's just a friendly dinner. No big deal. Yet when the lines between casual and interested blur, neither can deny the chemistry between them.
Can Gabe fill every box on Emma's checklist and give her what she needs the most? His heart and a future together?
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.
Everyone has a fear. Fear of spiders? Arachnophobia. Fear of small spaces? Claustrophobia. And of course, the fear of being tickled by feathers: pteronophobia. Sophie Smart fears drowning. No, her fear isn’t some made up malarkey like exposedflabophobia (acute paranoia when wearing a swimsuit and baring pasty thighs and a round bottom). Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real. Yet Sophie, hot-shot advertising executive, isn't a child anymore. Now Sophie's most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can't blame him really - he's the owner of a chain of swimming centers, and Sophie's in charge of his new advertising campaign. The last thing Sophie wants to do is get in the water, in a clingy swimsuit, with a client she’s trying to impress. She's not going to win him over flapping around like an idiot, is she? But with a broken heart from her last relationship, maybe getting into the pool is just what Sophie needs. Maybe she can trust Matthew with her fears. Maybe it's time for her to forget about her past and take the plunge?
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.
Greta and Jacob aren’t looking for love, but when they meet, their attraction is white hot, melting away all self-restraint. Both times. The first is a stormy spring afternoon, spent indulging in each other’s bodies. When they’re abruptly interrupted, they part ways convinced they’re nothing more than an erotic chapter in the other’s life. However, when they unexpectedly meet again, Jacob isn’t willing to let Greta slip away. He convinces her to give them a chance. Lust turns to love, but resentments fester. Jacob’s convinced Greta will never see him as anything more than a blue-collar nobody. A temporary indulgence. Greta fears she isn’t strong enough to stand against both her family’s scorn and Jacob’s growing anger.
Love needs only one chance to shine . . . He followed in his family’s footsteps and just graduated Marine boot camp. Now Mason Cutler’s personal mission is to get plenty of sun, surf, and no-strings romance in his favorite laid-back Florida beach town before shipping out. But a chance encounter with reserved Kiran Shenoy becomes a golden day of conversation, connection—and an intense attraction Mason can't walk away from. They make an agreement—eight sensuous days together without regrets or promises. Yet soon Mason is longing to convince the spirited woman behind Kiran's sad beautiful eyes to take a chance on even more . . . All Kiran dared hope for was a chance to heal after a tragic accident and a devastating loss. Mason's freewheeling energy and head-on courage warms her scarred body and soul—and ignites her heart. But with their lives going in different directions, the only commitment they can make is a pact to meet again. Can what they feel survive Mason’s military duty, and Kiran’s second chance to restart her life? And can a desire sparked one summer night be enough for forever?
This holiday season, comes a heartwarming tale of five interwoven romances, bringing together a cast of unforgettable characters during a Christmas Eve filled with many surprises. Irene McKinlay wants to help her adult children unwrap the mysteries of true love, but her own love life isn’t exactly tied up neatly. Her fickle ex-husband wants her back. But is she willing to give him a second chance and risk getting hurt again? Even a magical Christmas in Manhattan may not be enough for Anthony, Jake, and Gloria McKinlay to find the gift of true love with all the pitfalls, secrets, and romantic surprises awaiting them. Embracing forbidden love and testing the limits of love’s power to heal wounded hearts might be thrilling, but can they forge the kind of love that lasts forever?
All I ever wanted to do was please my parents. But when I realized that wasn’t going to happen, I stopped trying and did as I pleased for the first time in my life. Was I a spoiled princess? Far from it. But I did take a vacation. And met a stranger I think I fell in love with. Worse, it terrified me and I ran. Like a coward. Imagine my shock when I learn he’s right here in New York City. Guy Hamilton is the man I could never stop thinking about, and when our paths cross again, I learn it’s been the same for him. While we work to uncover a corruption scandal involving both our parents, startling revelations come to light, and our world is turned upside-down. Will our love be enough to remain unscathed and come out on top together?
Can two lost souls stop a madman with the help of a sarcastic angel? Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night's stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down. A car accident ends Lucas' life and leaves Scott injured and bitter. As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident. When threats are made to Tracy's life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?
A feisty American. A hot Scot. Passion ignites.
Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. A lifetime of sticking to the rules has left her broke, burned, and facing a trial and certain conviction, thanks to the evidence planted by her trust-funder ex. Desperate to experience one wild night of sizzling sex before her freedom is torn away from her, Erica heads to a notorious night club in search of a one-night stand -- where a case of mistaken identity lands her in the arms of a hot Scot with a secret past.
The passion igniting between them is explosive, but Lachlan MacTaggart wants nothing to do with relationships or commitment. When he offers Erica one month of sex and companionship with no strings, she can't resist succumbing to her electric lust for the Scotsman. Soon, though, Erica's ex begins harassing her and Lachlan's haunted past catches up with him. When their hot fling gets personal, the last thing either of them wanted may become the one thing that frees their imprisoned hearts.
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.
THREE Romantic Suspense BESTSELLING And AWARD-WINNNING Books • In Sheila Kell’s passionate novels of heat, desire, and suspense, prepare to meet the hot-bodied men of Hamilton Investigation & Security (HIS) as they do whatever it takes to protect the women who have stolen their hearts. Box Set includes: HIS DESIRE, HIS CHOICE, HIS RETURN
Can her online dating disasters turn into true love? Or will she lose the perfect guy in 10 Dates?
”Lacy’s books are just so darn cozy and wholesome, without being cloying.” WendyTheSuperLibrarian book blog
Lacy Williams is the USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series.
About 10 Dates:
Single mom Angela Hudson can’t face the idea of going to her high school reunion alone. So her closest friends push her to list a profile on an online dating site. But as her dates turns out to be disasters, she notices the man behind the coffeeshop bar.
After losing his wife too soon, Drew Scheffield isn’t interested in dating again. But when he meets Angela in the coffeeshop where he’s working to help out his brother, he discovers his heart isn’t as dead as he thought it was.
Date after date goes wrong and Angela finds herself falling for the handsome barista. But are Drew’s emotional walls too thick to break through? Will Angela lose the perfect guy in 10 Dates?
The Looking Back, Texas series includes these books:
*Next Door Santa
*Always a Bridesmaid
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.
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.
They call her Crazy Anna.
Anna Flint won’t shake your hand. She collects tin cans. She cleans her cubicle at work with Lysol several times a day. But Anna doesn’t care that they call her crazy. She’s absolutely satisfied with her life of perfect organization, cleanliness, and most of all, solitude.
Matt Harper likes Anna Flint. He likes that she’s the smartest person he knows and he likes her big blue eyes. He doesn’t even mind her can collection. In fact, he pretty much likes everything about Anna. As his body and his world are falling apart, she still manages to make him happy.
Matt is the only person Anna has ever wanted to be close to. But how can she go on a date with him if the thought of dinner at a restaurant fills her with terror? How can she ever kiss the man she loves if she can't even touch him?
Maybe it’s time to stop being Crazy Anna. If only she could.
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 ...
Can a runaway bride find love with someone else’s jilted groom? Flower shop owner Flora has waited years to say “I do” but when she gets to the altar, all she can say is “I can’t.” Ex-ballplayer Dean waits for his turn to find wedded bliss but has nothing to say when his bride-to-be texts that she’s not coming. As Flora makes her escape from the chapel in Las Vegas, she barrels into Dean and it changes everything. They never expect to spend the night together. One perfect night where they share everything but names, numbers, or even Facebook pages. In the morning, Dean leaves without waking Flora, thinking the note he leaves will be enough. Maybe it would have been if Flora had found it. Once they get back to the real world, Flora can’t stop thinking about Dean. And Dean keeps dreaming of Flora. Could they be closer than they think? When fate steps in with a bouquet of flowers, will Flora and Dean get a second chance at love? And will they be ready to take it? With a hint of Runaway Bride and a bit of Serendipity, Flora and Dean discover some love stories are perfectly played.
While Dane and Shana are hired to protect a bride from a Russian arms dealer, will the idea of wedding bells inspire romance between the private-eye partners? Or will the notion of love and marriage scare them more than the threat of a bomb at the church? Protecting a bride from a deadly threat is less dangerous for private investigation partners Dane & Shana than their volatile attraction.
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.
Head Chef and owner of a booming restaurant, Gabby Merrick not only has to prepare for a hurricane, but she has a tough decision to make, too. As much as she wants to marry Andrew Hughes, something is stopping her. In her heart of hearts, she still can't accept the fact that Ethan Hastings, the love of her life, is dead---killed on a mission over in Afghanistan. And what’s making it worse, the bartender she hired looks remarkably like Ethan, but he can’t be Ethan. For one thing, the bartender is much older, and for another, Ethan’s dead, right? She’s either losing her mind, or she’s as sane as any other normal, human being, and the guy’s Ethan. And if so, where has he been for the past three years?
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?
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.
An offer that’s impossible to accept… Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey shore. But now, she’s out of options. The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…
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.
Some incidents from the past are not easily forgotten… For over a year, former National Guardsman Keiffer Wyne left his past in Pennsylvania to start a new life, drifting from ranch to ranch across the southwest. Unrestricted, nomadic, unaccountable—he embraces the new lifestyle, until he’s called upon to watch over his sister Brandy during her husband’s absence. The problem? She’ll be there. The one woman capable of breaking through his barriers and making him feel. Caitlin Ryan can’t believe who blew into Harland County looking dangerous, hotter, sexier than the time they shared an unforgettable weekend together. She knows he’s still dealing with the death of his buddy and his mind isn’t in a good place, but neither of them are strong enough to fight their undeniable attraction. Keiffer’s troubled and all wrong for her, counting down the days until he leaves. Too bad she never learned to shy away from trouble…
Everyone remembers their first love... But sometimes its the second love that lasts This book weaves together the heart of Nicholas Sparks, the romance of Nora Roberts, and the charm of Debbie Macomber. Fleeing her picture-perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage, Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories, her grandmother's old farmhouse. The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal. Her grandmother has passed away, leaving the Madrona Island Bed & Breakfast Inn to Lily. Left with only an old guestbook as her guide-a curious book full of letters, recipes, and glimpses into her family history-Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself, one page at a time. With the help of the quirky island residents she has befriended, she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on her own terms. But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet, Lily meets Ian, the alluring artist who lives next door, and her new life is suddenly thrown off course. The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man. Ultimately, Lily must decide if it's worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her heart in this romantic love story.
A vampire who's lost everything he cared about searches for solace in all the wrong places. Zacharias, a former flight trainer in Gabriel's Legion, was accused and convicted of an abominable crime, then banished to Earth. Now a vampire in the Santa Cruz nest, he struggles to find the confidence he lost, hiding his pain in all the worst ways. But a wolf is in town. A wolf unlike any Zach has met before. His smiles are unsettling, his scent soothing, his voice an achingly sweet song that touches Zach's spirit.
The alpha male speaks with few words, but always with truth. Ryder makes Zach want to believe again, but hope is a soul strangler and can't be trusted. A wolf betrayed by his alpha and his own cowardice can sometimes find redemption. Ryder believes he failed his original pack. He followed the orders of a sadistic alpha, going against his nature and turning his back on weaker pack members even though they desperately needed his help. He could have stepped up, challenged the prime alpha and taken charge. Saved lives. But the fates have given him another chance. Ryder is now the second-in-command under an alpha he greatly respects. He'll work to heal the harm he's responsible for and will remain loyal to his Prime until the end of his days.
Only someone may need him even more.
Ryder knows the beautiful male with the face of an angel, the grace of a Fresian stallion, and the feisty nature of an alley cat is hurting. He thinks he can hide his pain fr ...
A legendary treasure hunt in the dramatic – and deadly – New Mexico desert.... Reviewers give it a 4.6 star average: “The story has it all – action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....” The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends—a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider. When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy? Erin isn’t sure she can trust Drew with her heart, but she’ll need his help to track down the treasure. She heads into the New Mexico wilderness with her brainy best friend Camie and a feisty orange cat. The wilderness holds its own dangers, from wild animals to sudden storms. Plus, the sinister men hunting Erin are determined to follow her all the way to the treasure, no matter where the twisted trail leads. Erin won’t give up an important historical find without a fight, but is she ready to risk her life—and her heart? “Great balance of history, romance, and adventure. Smart romance with an “Indiana Jones” feel.” “Well-written with an attention to detail tha ...
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 ...
Author Jamie Beck returns with an engrossing series about family, friendship, and starting over. In this first Cabot novel, a legacy of secrets tests old friends seeking a second chance at life and love. On the second anniversary of her husband’s suicide, Colby Cabot-Baxter is ready to let go of her grief and the mistakes made during her turbulent marriage. Her fresh start comes in the form of A CertainTea, the restaurant she’s set to open along Lake Sandy, Oregon, with help from her family. But when her executive chef quits just weeks before the grand opening, Colby is pressured to hire old family friend Alec Morgan. His award-winning reputation could generate buzz, but their friendship has withered since her husband’s reckless dare cost Alec’s brother his life. Distracted by guilty secrets concerning the tragedy that changed his and Colby’s lives, Alec self-destructed and lost his famed restaurant. With his career in tatters, he’s determined to use this opportunity to redeem his reputation and to help the woman he’s loved from afar find happiness again. But secrets have a way of coming out. When Alec’s do, they might destroy the new life he and Colby have rebuilt together.
Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift…
In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.
Evanthia's Gift follows the life of Sophia Giannakos. In Waiting for Aegina the saga continues from the perspectives of Sophia and her friends as the story drifts back and forth in time, filling in the gaps as the women grow to adulthood.
Naive teenage ideals are later challenged by harsh realities, as each of their lives takes unexpected turns. Now nearing their fiftieth year, Sophia, Demi, Amy, Mindy and Donna stand together through life-altering obstacles while they try to regain the lighthearted optimism of their youth.
They call him Mr. Nasty . . . Jack Nast knows better than to date an employee, especially a curvy, sexy employee like Samantha Striker. Sam knows better than to tug the tail of a lion like Jack Nast, but she just can't help herself. He's big, brawny, and teeming with testosterone. How's a girl suppose to resist that combination? Besides, he doesn't scare her! Much.
When Lacy and George begin dating, each of them keeps a shield around their hearts. Lacy's been hurt so many times, she's afraid to let another man come close. George, reeling from a bitter divorce, doesn't trust women for fear they're all like his ex-wife. Working together at Misty Mountain in a small town in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains creates its own set of problems, especially when the ex-wife moves into town. Lacy's family history causes further complications when too many want to remind her of her sister's bad reputation and subsequent death. It's a complicated mess, but the attraction between Lacy and George keeps them coming back to simpler solutions. If they can put down their shields long enough to discover the love growing between them, then nothing will stand in their way to finding happiness.
It’s often said, when one door closes another opens. But what if, in the end, you’re left standing alone in its threshold? At fifteen, Dani Valdez lost the most important man in her life—her father. After years of therapy, she’s continued to make one bad choice after another, desperate to soothe the emptiness his death left behind. Even with a fulfilling career as an in-home nurse and caregiver, her personal life is less than stellar. Now in her early thirties, not only is Dani the oldest and curviest girl in her group of friends, but she’s also the last childless, single female. It’s time for her to take a new path, so she’s pushing past her self-doubts and taking control of her destiny. And with her close friend, Zachary, there to support her, she’s confident in her decision. That is, if she can get over the fact that Zachary is the love she’s not meant to have. Zachary will never forget what it felt like to be hungry and abandoned by his mother in their rundown, dirty apartment. He still couldn’t believe he’d been given a second chance as a teen when Joel Evanwood not only adopted him, but also taught him how to run his vineyard. After an impulsive one night stand with Dani, his best friend, Zachary decides to shut everything out and throw himself into work. He can’t take a risk on a relationship with her, even if he wanted to. But when a devastating diagnosis alters his world, he will reach for the only steady thing in his life—her. It doesn’t take long before their relat ...
Cassiopeia's dreams are harbingers of death and when her cousin Mary disappears from a remote castle of the Cornish Coast, she knows the worst has happened. Her dreams don’t lie. She goes undercover as a maid in the Killdaren household to discover the truth.
There's a darkness surrounding Sean Killdaren, a man born with his hands at his twin's throat. Whispers of the murderous Dragon Curse...and an aversion to daylight that adds vampire to spine-chilling rumors. But it’s not fear that makes Cassie’s knees shockingly weak. It's the spell of desire he casts with his wicked green eyes...and the small acts of kindness that soften her heart. The closer she comes to the truth, the greater the danger. Mary isn't the only woman lost to the Killdaren brothers' curse. And as a killer lurks ever closer, Cassie wonders whom she can trust...and if she will be the next victim.
One drunken night took Jake one step closer to winning the love of his life. He has one shot to show her just how deep his love for her runs. It’s now or never. When Stephanie asked Jake to help her save a failing magazine, he said yes. Jake would do anything for the woman he’s loved for over 10 years, even if it meant giving up his dreams of being a published novelist. One office party and too many drinks later, Jake wakes with arms wrapped around Stephanie’s naked body. It’s the best thing that ever happened to him. But when she awakens snuggled against him, she freaks out and demands they forget this moment of insanity, and his hopes of finally winning her heart are crushed. One drunken night cracked the hardened walls Stephanie built around her heart. Will she let the walls crumble and open her heart to Jake? Or lose her best friend forever. Love was never in the cards for Stephanie and that was fine by her. Married to her career, she willingly sacrificed her personal life to earn her position as editor-in-chief of a fine arts magazine. Nothing can make her give it up, especially not her old-fashioned father whose only desire is seeing his daughter married and forced to stay home to cater to the whims of a husband. Her misapprehensions about love and marriage are challenged when she unexpectedly wakes up in the arms of her best friend, Jake, after getting drunk at an office celebration. Stephanie’s mind and heart at war. If she gives Jake a chance, will she have to sacrif ...
"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 ...
Calli Douglas has avoided romance for five years, bound by a promise she never should've made to a man she doesn't love. Now, he refuses to let her go. 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-hot Scotsman.
Aidan "Don Juan" MacTaggart is the living embodiment of carnal pleasure and seductive prowess, but he longs for love and commitment. The moment he sets eyes on Calli, the stunning American captivates him. Though she's sworn off sex and romance, unraveling the mystery of why tantalizes Aidan almost as much as her sensual curves.
As their passion for each other inspires them to explore their steamiest desires, a deeper bond takes root. But when secrets from both their pasts threaten their happiness, they must confront their fears or lose everything.
When Charlotte Olson becomes legal guardian of her young sister, it's tough to survive, even in the friendly setting of Shady Piers. Now, after a disastrous fire, she loses everything, and Charlotte must protect her sister from a much more serious threat to the life they have built together. After an embarrassing introduction, firefighter Neil Mack doesn't expect to see Charlotte again, but when he's called to the fire in her apartment block, he manages to get her and her sister to safety, despite great personal danger to himself. What neither of them knows is the deeper threat, just around the corner, that will have serious implications for Charlotte, the handsome firefighter and those around them who they love. The Shady Piers Romance series novellas are 'clean and sweet' contemporary romances with Happy Ever After endings and no cliffhangers, that can be read as standalone novels all set in Shady Piers, Maine.
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.
Free-spirited Elizabeth Foster turned her back on her father’s photography business to pursue musical theater, but with a one-show contract, she’s a few weeks from unemployment forcing her home. Meanwhile sought-after photographer Ryan Callahan has put his career on hold to help his sister’s family while her husband is deployed, but the promise of a bigger assignment could lure him away from building a family of his own. If given the choice, what dreams would develop? Or will they learn to focus on love instead?
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.
“…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…
A high-profile murder case. A resourceful reporter. And a story nobody else can get. TV reporter Stella Reynolds lands in Palm Springs, California to cover the trial of a man accused of killing his business partner in cold blood. He’s adamant he didn’t do it, and Stella gets a credible tip, off the record, that he’s telling the truth. Now she’s on the clock to unmask the real killer before the jury returns a verdict. A new source is pumping Stella full of exclusive information, can she trust it? A colleague thinks someone drugged her to get her off the case, can Stella trust her? Her race car driving boyfriend is far across the country, surrounded by adoring fans, can she trust him? And an ex-love is just down the street, can she trust herself? What do you do when your dream job turns into a nightmare? The Big Job is the fifth book in the award-winning Stella Reynolds Mystery Series. Enjoy the race to the finish.
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.
Best-selling romance author Stu Summers expects fawning praise and flirtatious smiles from his female fans, but when his editor at New York's Little Brown Pelican informs Stu that his latest manuscript is a poor imitation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, Stu's carefully crafted career begins to unravel. Stu has one week to deliver a complete rewrite of Lap Dog Love that meets his editor's' demanding standards. And he would if he could but Stu can't write - at least not romance novels. For years Stu has paid a "Holy Ghost writer" on the Outer Banks of North Carolina to craft his manuscripts, but now Hattie May Hall has lost that loving feeling and feels God calling her to write paranormal Amish thrillers with an evangelical message woven into "End Times" sci-fi. With a looming deadline and no hope of learning how to write a novel in two weeks, Stu finds himself falling for Kate Winston, a women's self defense products rep selling stun guns, pepper spray, mace defense spray, personal alarms, and tasers. Kate instantly becomes Stu's source of inspiration, but is his sudden affection for her real or, like everything else about Stu, fake. As the clock ticks closer to midnight, an unlikely pair of hearts collide, providing a "shocking" climax to a love story that was never meant to be and yet...is. Oh, big news! Any day now Stu expects to hear from Bollywood regarding the film adaptation of Summers' Love.Then again, he's been waiting any day for three years, so there's th ...
"Be prepared to CRASH! What I love about this novel is the "REAL LIFE" aspect. We all plan out our futures and know EXACTLY how we want them to play out...well rarely does that happen." ~ HJ Bellus, USA TODAY bestselling author Prepare to make the BEST mistake of your life! You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life. Crash one we met. Crash two we fell in love. Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.
Kat Daily is excited to trade her Sydney airport quarantine uniform for an RSPCA inspector’s uniform and a job in the rural town of Walgarra. A fresh start in a new place, where she can make a real difference in the lives of the animals that she loves. But Walgarra doesn’t offer a peaceful, bucolic existence. Like many small towns, the distance from urban settings – and urban law enforcement – has allowed a criminal element to set in. Kat may only be looking after animals, but that doesn’t mean she will be immune to people with sinister agendas. The previous RSCPCA inspector was murdered, and Officer Luka Belovuk is determined to keep the new inspector from the same fate. He may have very broad shoulders, but carrying the safety of the law-abiding community just trying to live their lives has weighed him down, and one more death might be more than he can take. Not all small towns are quaint and quiet, but they all have one thing in common: a community of people willing to protect their population with everything they have.
Kissing her firefighter boss was the BEST BAD idea ever.
Firefighter Erin Hudgens was ten seconds from living out her 'trapped in a supply closet with a hot guy who would perform acts of unspeakable pleasure to her willing body.'
Oh, no, that sexy guy is her no-nonsense fire chief, Noah Baker, who just put her firehouse on probation. Kissable as he may be, he’s not in play and is treating her with kid gloves, lest they succumb to temptation and take their mutual attraction further . . . even if it's spontaneous combustion hot.
But after one kiss, the gloves and the clothes come OFF . . .
WARNING: This steamy romance may lead to actual smoldering when you get hot and bothered after it ends in a HFA since the sexiness continues to a second book. You should only read if you wish Grey's Anatomy and Chicago Fire featured a shirtless fire chief who can paralyze you with the power of his eyes . . . and abs.
For some, joining the FBI is a long-term goal. For billionaire John Morgan, joining the Bureau is a stepping stone to proving his father is culpable for his sister’s death. After his estranged father dies, John is forced to return home and face the ghosts of his past. That proves to be more difficult than he could have ever imagined. Alice Collins lives a peaceful life. As a farmer’s daughter, she knows what it’s like to work hard for what you want. After losing her best friend under inexplicable circumstances, her world viewpoint shifted until her small town sensibilities convinced her to attend Mr. Morgan’s funeral. Soon, the past and the present collide and Alice is caught in the crosshairs. John comes to her aid, complicating matters for both of them. Can a handsome billionaire on a vendetta truly fall for a small town girl or does he have something else in mind? Can a small town girl, if she gives her heart to him, ever fit of the House of Morgan?
Idolize. Book One in the Dark Storm Series.
Cassi moved to LA to escape a violent past and wants anonymity for herself and her son. She's starting to get her life back on track when she meets Declan Reed. He's the latest hit on the Hollywood scene, playing the lead in the TV series Dark Storm. Just when she finds the love of her life, Declan's fame forces Cassi's past to come back and haunt her.
Kirby Matthews is sick of being single. She’s sick of being the only single girl in a group of married couples. She’s sick of people patting her hand at weddings and assuring her that “you’ll be next.” She’s sick of having to stand up and catch that stupid bouquet. So when Kirby’s long distance boyfriend Ted pops the question, her answer is an eager “YES.” Then Kirby meets Ted’s best man, John. John is obnoxious, he’s opinionated, and he uses his disability as an excuse to keep everyone at arm’s length. But as the wedding planning proceeds, Kirby gets to know John better and realizes she’s never met any guy she’s connected with more—not in her entire life. What do you do about your wedding when you’re falling in love with the best man?
The cowboy's back in town... Cassie Powell is perfectly happy with her small town life in Willow Valley. She has a successful bakery and a beautiful little girl—everything she's ever wanted. But when Jack Martin swaggers back into town, secrets she's worked too hard to keep threaten to bring it all tumbling down around her. Jack has always thought of Cassie as a little sister—until he sees her all grown up! But she's hiding something, and he's determined to find out what. Can he break down her walls and find a way into her heart?
Caitlin was used to living in abandoned buildings, or derelict houses. She didn't expect much out of life. All she wanted was a better life for her brother, and eight letters. Sam was a successful architect on his way to the top of the industry. The last thing he needed was a relationship with a woman in charge of her little brother. And, what the hell were the eight letters all about?
Early Review Quotes: "Honestly, the emotions are so real." "I loved it, a beautiful Cinderella story." "I couldn’t put it down."
Set in and around Sydney, Australia. Written in Australian English.
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.
What would you do if your bosses told you to break the law? How far would you go before you questioned them? What if you’re a cop and your bosses are the law? London traffic cop Kaitlyn Thorn narrowly escapes a Mafia attack on the world dominating banker Randolph Quinn, a key witness under her protection. Someone on the inside has gone bad and betrayed her location. With orders to keep him alive at all costs she has to run from her own team and gamble on nothing but her own instincts. Alone with this sexy and powerful man, her desire to know him in every way begins to dictate her actions. They want her to stay close to him, but just how far can she go before her passion clouds her judgement? If she loves him will she be able to betray and turn him in, as she surely must? United with Randolph in all-or-nothing danger she abandons herself to moments of pleasure, knowing every delicious second could be her last. As risks escalate she must demonstrate her courage and skill but will it be enough to save them both from destruction? 'Seduction of Wealth', another stand-alone story in Emma Calin’s 'Seduction Series', combining thrilling crime mystery with steamy suspense romance. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts and Kendra Elliot you'll love a story that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, pulse-pounding roller-coaster adventure full of romance, deception, danger and love. A juicy mix of cops, crime and passion with a HEA ending.
Davy Hill goes from obscurity to fame by riding the rankest bull alive. Coming from a life of poverty, the young cowboy expects his life to change for the better now that he's a successful professional bull-rider. Yet, with every occurrence of good luck comes an equal dose of bad. He suffers a potentially career-ending injury, a string of betrayals, and much worse. Despite all the brutal slams he takes, he keeps getting up, because he's a bull-rider and they never give up.
Sophie…has stupid awesome sex with a stranger. This New York City summer is hot and sticky as I move into my new apartment, which only makes what I’m feeling for my asshole neighbor even messier. Usually, I quietly reserve my opinions for my news articles, but when Tony argues with me, he tempts me to give in to my crazy. I yell back. He smiles. Something in me melts. It was only supposed to be one time, but we can’t get enough. With Tony, I’m a new person, brave and unashamed. But anything between us can only be a fling. He’s offered a job in Rome. That’s good, right? With a long history of unreliable relationships, messy emotions are a complication I don’t need. Tony…has a new sexy neighbor. I’ve worked my ass off to climb the ladder at my company, even threw away my passion to prove I’m worth something. When they offer me a high position, I should be focused on my work. But no one’s ever spoken to me the way Sophie does. She pushes buttons I don't know I have. Forces me to confront a dream I gave up long ago. In two months, we go our separate ways. No hurt feelings. No misunderstandings. That’s the deal. She doesn’t need to know I’ll be playing for keeps. Cover Reveal on May 17th!
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.
Discover destiny's path to true love. When Nancy is betrayed in love, she gives up on romance, convinced she is not destined to find her soulmate. Then Nancy stumbles across Diana, a mysterious clairvoyant with an important message. But can Diana really see the future? Zack, on the other hand, is careful to mind his heart, given his family’s tradition of arranging marriages. Whilst keeping to himself has done him well so far, fate has other plans in store for him. On the night that he and Nancy meet, two worlds collide and are changed forever. Can two very different individuals find place in their lives for someone so unexpected? Will Nancy and Zack, survive the disastrous consequences that fate has in store for them? Dating Destiny is book 1 of The Tea Leaves Series. Start the magical adventure of mystery, fate and fortune now!
Lyra wishes she had found love at uni. Meanwhile, her friend Sam has been in a five-year relationship with his girlfriend back in London.
However, his increasing feelings for Lyra have become too strong to ignore.
Will these two pals become lovers, threatening Sam's relationship?
One sizzling night. A lifetime of consequences.
In college, Rae Everhart had her future mapped out — until one night of forbidden passion with her much-older professor cost her everything. Iain MacTaggart abandoned Rae, never knowing he'd given her a daughter. Thirteen years later, he storms back into her life. His easy smile tempts her, but his sensual seduction may be her undoing.
Iain MacTaggart knows he can't win Rae with sweet words and apologies. To earn back her trust, he'll rely on the one thing he does best — pleasuring a woman. He abandoned Rae once, but he won't repeat that mistake. Still, hot sex and secrets don't mix. And his darkest mistakes may be coming back to haunt them both.
Can Rae trust the man who destroyed her once and who could so easily do it again? This time, he can do much worse than break her heart. He could break their daughter's heart too.
Notorious in a Kilt is the fifth book in the award-winning, bestselling Hot Scots series. Also in audio, narrated by Mary Ann Weathers & Patrick Zeller.
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?