When Lisa Williams returns to her hometown of Victory, Florida, with a producer of reality TV shows, not everyone is happy to see her, particularly her sister, Susie. Lisa finds herself at odds with everyone in town, even her close friend Tommy who tries to understand and support her dreams of becoming a star. When Tommy is assigned to cover the show's filming as a reporter for the Tampa Tribune, he finds himself at odds with Lisa who he's beginning to think of as more than a friend. Sally Jean returns to the Behind the Love series as Lisa's best friend. But the show threatens to tear them apart as well when the producer wants to make Sally Jean the star rather than Lisa. As Lisa finds herself losing everyone in her life, Tommy struggles to remain her friend, hoping she'll realize that her actor boyfriend Jet isn't any good for her. If he can convince her of that, perhaps he'll stand a second chance at winning her fragile heart.
Marly’s been doing the best with what life’s dealt her. Losing her husband a decade ago and raising two kids on her own made her self-reliant and unapologetic. When she’s pushed to the limit after losing her job, what’s a girl to do? Audition for a spot on a DIY show, naturally. Jack is a down-on-his-luck television producer trying to catch a break. When an offer comes along to get a fledgling DIY show up and running, he jumps on it. Little does he know that Marly is about to give him a run for his money as Handyman Dan’s sidekick. Return to Savannah and catch up with the characters of “A Building Passion” and get to know some new ones in “Passion Project (DIY Book 2).”
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?
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.
Brent In college, I had everything I could ever want: A budding career and the love of my life, Crystal Macintosh. She was my high school sweetheart and my twin sister’s best friend. But one night, a practical joke went bad, and the joke was on me. I lost Crystal that day, and along with her, all I ever wanted. Soon, I had a daughter to raise, but when Grace was diagnosed with autism, her mother took off. I was all alone… until the day Crystal walked into a conference room with the key to my daughter’s success, and the key to my heart. However, convincing her I’m worth a second chance is proving much harder than I ever imagined, and asking her to meet Grace and face the ghosts from our past may be more than either of us are ready for. Crystal Brent Stevenson broke my heart in college. I never knew why he did what he did, but it took years for me to bury the pain — with bad dates, one-night stands, and my passion for working with kids with autism. Just when all my hard work was about to pay off, I discovered the man who ripped my heart out years ago was now the financial investor of my biggest project. Now, I have to convince him to fund my life’s work, and he isn’t going to make it easy. After being assigned to work with his daughter, in his home, I find myself facing some hard truths. The circumstances that drove us apart aren’t what they seem, I’m still in love with Brent, and… I’m falling in love with his daughter, Grace. The baby that once drove us apart, is now the littl ...
A street-hardened cop, a vulnerable woman. Dare she unwrap the Xmas gift of love from a dangerous Santa? Another book in the steamy 'Seduction Series' from Emma Calin. A stand alone story of passion, action and adventure with London cop Paula Middleton. Her job takes her to extremes on the streets of the city, but she can handle it. Mike Muswell has a reputation as a hard man, a local boy-made good. Never overstepping the mark, always bending the rules, he’s charming but ruthless. When fate throws them together, she finds herself drawn into a vortex of inappropriate love and professional danger. She's going to need more than a sack load of Christmas magic to get herself out of this fix... but maybe for once she doesn’t want to, just this once?
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.
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.
Rowan McClain has everything a girl could ask for, except for love. Army Lieutenant Luke Cartwright has only one thing on his mind. And it’s not love. But when the two begin exchanging letters, anything is possible.
He sets women ablaze, but the only one he needs may be fireproof.
Humiliated by her cheating ex, control freak Mel Thompson has resolved to avoid sex and romance. But her plans skid off the rails on her birthday, when she overindulges in champagne and tries to seduce her best friend, Adam Caras, exposing her long-repressed attraction to him. She's determined to remain just friends, but her erotic fantasies have other ideas...
Firefighter Adam Caras has seduced more women than he'd ever admit to, earning the nickname the Arsonist, thanks to his explosive sensuality. Unfortunately, he realized he's in love with his best friend Mel five minutes after she hooked up with her sleazebag ex. For two years, he's kept his true feelings a secret. His libido, on the other hand...not so easy to rein in. Now that she's free, he has a plan of his own. He'll win her heart the only way he knows how--in bed--by employing every weapon in his lady-killer arsenal.
As best friends become lovers, they must risk everything for a chance at happiness. If they can overcome their past mistakes before it tears them apart...
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?
Eliode Sampson is a virgin from a small town Washington. All she wants is a simple life with a family and a farm. But when her family hardware store is in trouble, she’ll do anything just to save the family dream. Cameron Lochlin is a handsome billionaire businessman that works hard and plays hard every day in life. Cameron knew Braydon, Elodie’s brother, and spent time around both of them growing up. Elodie sees him as nothing but a player but puts up with him because he’s Braydon friend. But when his family is announcing the heir to the family fortune this weekend, he needs a wife if he wants part of the inheritance. Marriage isn’t easy, especially when Cameron is pressured to have a lasting marriage like his parents that died when he was young. They want different things in life, but this weekend they’ll both have to work together and fake a marriage they’ve never had. “It’s just a weekend, right? How hard can it be… I just have to pretend to love him and it’ll be over before soon.” And it would’ve been easy too, If he wasn’t so good at faking he loves me. He is faking it, right? We agreed on the rules, but I’m having second thoughts. The way he looks at me sets me on fire. He’s rugged, handsome and powerful. Does he really love me? Or is it all just part of our deal? I’m so confused. My mind and my heart and battling it out. Do I stay calm and stick to the plan? Or do I lean in and love with my heart? Note: Irresistible Se ...
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.
ONE WEEK IN YOUR ARMS is a mainstream contemporary romance featuring a secret baby and a small town doctor trying to keep her secret from a billionaire who has the power to ruin her life. It’s the first novel in the “Love Heals All” series where romance causes havoc, heartache, and humor for a cast of unsuspecting doctors in Lafayette Falls, Tennessee. Published under the Lyrical Shine imprint of Kensington Books, each book can be read as a stand-alone. It started with a fling...Six years ago, Dr. Marla Grant gave into temptation with a gorgeous man. Now the medical director of Lafayette Falls Community Clinic and a single mom to a little girl, Marla finds herself in a dilemma when the funding for the community clinic is threatened by none other than the powerful man of her long-ago fling and the unsuspecting father of her child... Carson Blackwell has never forgotten bright, beautiful Marla. When he discovers that she works at the clinic his grandmother's foundation sponsors, it's the perfect chance to put an end to his ongoing infatuation and use his leverage to cement a new business deal. He needs a fake girlfriend for one week in Hawaii. It's a win-win situation until Marla and Carson realize the attraction between them isn't feigned. Only the secrets they're both keeping stand in the way of a future together and a love that could last a lifetime.
Sarah Murphy champions the underdog in her shelter by the sea, fighting against designer puppy mills and greedy breeders. Franco de Silva is a wealthy single dad looking for a place to heal. He invests in a puppy store, which comes with Sarah, a blonde animal control officer hell bent on shutting him down. Sarah sees suave and entitled Franco as everything she despises in a man. It’s only through his daughter that she discovers who he really is. His generous nature dares her to reach for her dreams while Franco realizes that Sarah’s genuine heart is what he and his daughter need most.
Handsome young chef Zach Docherty is feeling the heat. Following an exposé in a national newspaper, his fiancée Poppy Dunlop has broken their engagement. Heartbroken at the thought of life without Poppy, Zach drowns his sorrows and, when his agent suggests that Zach becomes a contestant in a reality TV show, Jungle Survival, he reluctantly agrees. Plunged deep in the jungle, into a bizarre mix of talent and trials, Zach meets glamour model Cleo Petra, and the cameras go crazy. Will Zach survive and be crowned Jungle King? Or will his latest exploits push Poppy further away...
She's untouchable. But I'll touch whatever I f*cking want. WESLEY: I've f*cked up more than once, but I'm Wesley Reynolds-- the star quarterback everyone loves. Women fall at my feet and the rules don't apply to me. I can do whatever the f*ck I want. Or at least that's the way it used to be. Now I'm on f*cking probation in a new town at a new college. When I moved to Calton and started playing football for the Wildcats under Coach Thompson, everyone--including the coach himself-- told me his daughter Chelsea was off limits. And due to my troubled past, I have to stay in the coach's good graces for the one season I'm on his team, or risk losing my football career for good. Chelsea's shaking those hips every day, taunting me. They say she's innocent and inexperienced, but she bats those gorgeous blue eyes at me like she wants me to rock her world. Her perfect curves look sinfully delicious under that short cheerleading skirt and they tempt me to risk it all. I've never been good at following the rules. And now I've got to make a bold, dirty play. Because when I want something, I f*cking take it. CHELSEA: Everyone's father is strict, but mine? I'm unlucky enough to be the football coach's daughter. He penalizes his players for an out of bounds play if they so much as look at me the wrong way. Until recently, that's been fine by me. I've had to work twice as hard to prove myself since everyone assumes I'm only the head cheerleader for the Calton Wildcats because of my dad's influ ...
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 ...
"Hickman's novel takes a lighthearted approach to serious issues, including illnesses, body image, and sexuality. Harmony to Heartburn is the ideal book for fans of contemporary fiction about characters who are believable, funny, honest, imperfect, and a joy to spend time with." (Self-Publishing Review) "Poignant and funny. Ms. Hickman weaves love, laughter and hope into her story and makes this family one's own." (InD'tale Magazine) https://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Heartburn-Fortytude-Book-3-ebook/dp/B01EPPWXAU
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 ...
Princess Angelika needs an heir... Angel The first time I met Gideon Black, I was a teenager and hated him with a passion that kept me awake at night—as it has done for many nights since. Gideon is everything a queen in waiting should avoid: pure, unadulterated sex on two hard-muscled legs, and an attitude that can only be described as ruthless. I never dreamed our paths would cross again, or that Gideon would need my body as much as I needed his. Gideon When Angel’s father begged me to protect his only child before he died, I knew this was a deal I could work with. Getting Angel pregnant would secure the throne for her, and give me an excuse to reconnect with the woman I’d often fantasied about. I wasn’t prepared for seeing Angel again. A tease at sixteen, she had grown into an irresistible, kick-ass woman, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do to her—how thoroughly, and for how long.
Jade wants to give up on life. Battling the darkness inside her and the expectations of her Malaysian Chinese mother, Jade retreats to her bedroom and talks to a fictional counsellor - Deanna Troi from Star Trek. When Jade meets Rory, a charismatic local musician, their budding new friendship promises to be the light at the end of the tunnel - but will Jade get what she needs? Black and Blue is a contemporary coming-of-age story about mental health, the power of music and trying to find a place in the world.
Police Chief Lolly LaTullipe’s professional life runs amuck when dead drug dealers start floating up on the beach. Port Serenity, Texas is known for bird watchers and bikini clad co-eds–not murder and mayhem. Lolly’s situation becomes even more complicated when a sexy undercover narcotics cop shows up eliciting thoughts of rumpled sheets and hot summer nights. This single mom of two is afraid she’s in way over her head. Christian Delacroix is jaded from years in drug enforcement and the appealing police chief has him reassessing his priorities and future. Is he ready for this small town with its cast of eccentric characters. And is he prepared for Lolly LaTulippe with her white-picket-fence life complete with a close-knit family and circle of friends? Not to mention her big shaggy dog and all the complications of life with a teenager. Are diapers, PTA meetings and football games in this cop’s future? “A Texas State of Mind is sexy, it’s sassy, it’s full of action and outrageous characters. “ New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
What’s a girl to do when the one person she’s been forewarned about is the only one that her heart desires? Leah Valdez is a sassy, intelligent, hard-working woman whose beauty shines from both inside and out. Friends and family have always come first, but it's time for her to start thinking about her own future. Stefen Hunter is a rich, charming, sexy playboy. With seemingly no effort on his part, countless women flock to him. That is, until he meets Leah. He can’t understand why it’s so difficult to win her over or what it is about her that intrigues him so much. When an unfortunate event intertwines their lives, Leah finds herself in a war between her thoughts and desires. To forgive, and ultimately trust Stefen, she will have to put her heart on the line. After what he’s put her through, she’s not sure she’s willing to do that. As compassion meets resistance, will Stefen be able to step out of his comfort zone and accept that he can become the redeemed man worthy of Leah’s love? Is Stefen and Leah’s connection strong enough to withstand An Exceptional Twist? With a little matchmaking magic from Caleb’s loving mother-in-law, things will be set into motion, love will grow, and hearts will heal as they intertwine. But when those past pains come to light, will Abby be able to forgive? And will Caleb be able to let go? *Previously published under the title, It all Started with a Lima Bean*
Megan Howard used to be a successful painter—but that was a long time ago. These days she’s struggling to move forward, convinced her heart is permanently broken after her last relationship and grief stricken over the loss of her father. Clinging to memories of happier times, she holds tight to her father’s most cherished possession: a 1958 DeSoto Adventurer. Though she needs the money, she’ll never sell it—even loaning the prized automobile to her best friend on the day of her wedding stirs up painful memories. Avowed bachelor and car collector Noah Black has never seen a car he can live without…or a woman he can live with. Reluctant to see his best friend condemned to matrimony, he flies to Boot Creek from California to be the best man in the wedding. But after discovering that the gorgeous maid of honor owns the car of his dreams, Noah makes a pricey bet that he’ll add the DeSoto to his collection, no matter what it takes. Despite their determination to stay single, Noah and Megan soon find they can’t resist each other. His attention turns from getting the car to getting the girl, and thanks to Noah, Megan can imagine a life in the present. But when the truth about Noah’s wager comes to light, will it threaten to throw Megan’s new perspective into reverse?
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 ...
Evelina is a Hawaiian beauty with a strange hobby: she collects engagement rings from successful men without intending to marry them. She is showing her collection to a pious friend while revealing her secret tricks and opinions on men. Evelina's motivation to share her life story seems as mysterious as the reason why her friend keeps listening and asking questions despite their strong disagreement. Will Evelina's behaviour ever catch up on her?
A magical novel about destiny, family, food, intrigue, healing, men in kilts, and the sometimes twisted path to love from the award-winning author of Compulsion. "Delightful, charming, and heartwarming." --NYT bestselling author Wendy Higgins
Helping her aunt organize a festival in a picturesque village nestled among the Highland braes of Scotland seems like the perfect escape from Anna Cameron's broken engagement and the mistake that ended her legal career. To succeed in helping the struggling community, though, she'll need to wrangle kilt-wearing villagers, dangerous sheep, meandering dogs, and the stubborn land-owner who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of "Sighting."
For centuries, the glen has been known to locals as a "thin" place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning and reflects the face of a person's one true love in the tranquil waters of the loch. The tradition could draw much-needed tourists by the busload, but that's exactly what Connal MacGregor doesn't want when he's desperate to keep his daughter out of the public eye.
Struggling to mediate between Connal and the needs of the village, Anna finds herself falling in love with all of them: Connal and his disfigured daughter, the villagers, and the magical glen. But opening the "Sighting" to strangers reveals generations of scars within the community and within Connal and Anna themselves. ...
Savor all four novellas in the Life Shocks Romances Collection. With 90+ reviews and an average of 4.6 stars, you'll find an enchanting story for every occasion:
The past is always present. Independent, spirited Amara Mattersley may live under scandal's shadow, but at least the nineteenth-century Regency society judging her is familiar. That’s all about to change when she finds herself in twenty-first-century Charlottesville, Virginia—and locking horns with one very befuddling, very male, UVA professor. Computer science professor Matthew Goodson has no time for love—no time for anything, actually, but his quest for tenure and his obsession with the screen. The last thing he expects is to get side-swiped by this adorably odd British miss. Yet something in her calls to him, pulls at him, in a way unknown—and uncomfortable. Can past and present blend together into a mutual future? Or will old wounds and new complications sabotage any chance at a twenty-first century happily ever after?
Child psychologist Rachel Kelly isn't quite sure how to handle the situation with her newest client -- a six-year-old boy who says he can talk to angels and one is coming to help Rachel. She already has her hands full of trouble this Christmas season, and things quickly take a turn for the worse when a stalker crashes Rachel's Christmas party and takes her young clients hostage. Police negotiator, Lt. Jake Dillon, walked away from his fiancée Rachel when she suddenly balked at having kids. His kids. Yet when the hostage crisis erupts, Rachel calls Jake first. Now he has a choice to make -- stand back and wait for the cavalry to save Rachel or step in and try to save her himself. Time is running out, and Jake may be their only chance for rescue. Unless Rachel's little angel-spying client is telling the truth…
When twenty-something Michelle Vermont decided to open Beans Cafe, she'd thought it would be fun, particularly with charming Clive Banks as her business partner. Not only is Clive a professional coffee buyer, he's also drop dead gorgeous. But Clive suddenly vanishes, leaving Michelle with nothing more than a few text messages, debts and a workload she can't handle. Michelle vows to find her errant associate and bring him back to work kicking and screaming if she has to. He can stand by the cappuccino frother until he's made up for all the trouble he's caused. Unfortunately the only person who seems to be able to help Michelle is Clive's brother, Arthur Banks, a ruthless property developer. Despite the fact that he's even more handsome than his sibling with dreamy eyes, he's a greedy capitalist, and certainly not to be trusted. Thrown together by the mystery of the missing barista, Michelle and Arthur will be forced to find a way to work together... ...And Michelle might even find herself falling in love with the enemy.
Back in secondary school, Akayzia had an unrequited crush on Darius.
Two years later, they meet again at a Kirk University Games Society meetup.
Although Darius wasn't interested the first time around, he now sees Akayzia in a new light.
Can their hearts be open to each other?
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?
To honor the happy lovers everywhere celebrating Valentine’s Day, six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors have joined together to offer this beautiful collection of holiday romance stories. From full-length books to novellas, they all have one thing in common—a thrilling happily-ever-after that will make your heart beat faster. Every story in this collection is… UNFORGETTABLE!
Damien The toughest part about trying to keep my hands off Alejandra is knowing that I’m doing business with her father, the head of the local cartel. Both of our families would kill me if they knew what was going on between us. She’s so intoxicating though, I just can’t get her out of my mind. I keep telling myself that there’s too much on the line. Who am I kidding…I’ll never let her go. Alejandra I don’t know what it is about Damien that draws me in. I’ve been around these strong, tattooed gangsters my whole life. Just a bunch of alpha males, always flashing their huge piles of cash around constantly trying to show each other up. But there’s something different about him. He’s such a sexy man that doesn’t take shit from anyone and treats me like his queen. That’s all I’ve ever wanted, but now Papa has promised my hand to another man that I don’t even know. Well, now I’m pregnant, with Damien’s baby. What the hell am I going to do now? This can’t possibly end well.
Two best friends. Two fresh starts. Will old regrets sabotage their second chance? Janna’s heart is heavy with grief and broken by betrayal. But as she leaves the big city for a quaint midwestern town, the future feels less frightening with her best friend, Shelby, by her side. After landing a job in the local fresh market and the attentions of a handsome architect, she may yet learn to heal old scars… Shelby loves the position Janna secured for her and the new sense of community, but she wishes small-town life wasn’t so lonely. After packing up all she could salvage from her painful past, she endures more than her fair share of bumps on the winding road to recovery. Afraid her heart may be too damaged for real love, she drowns her sorrows in drunken nights at bars. With new heartaches around every corner, can Janna and Shelby stay true to their friendship and their dream of lasting freedom? Daring Dreamer is the first book in the Inspiration in Cologne series of women’s fiction novels. If you like brave women, picturesque settings, and second chance romance, then you’ll love Deborah King’s empowering saga. Buy Daring Dreamer to explore a risk worth taking today!
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.
Alone and betrayed, American professor, Bonny Bryant longs for a haven of peace. She accepts a position at a small Christian college in Fort William, Scotland, craving escape from her painful past. The passionate love which develops when she meets fellow professor and sheep farmer, Kieran MacDonell, is something she never anticipated. Kieran harbors a deep anger toward God in the face of his own devastating grief. When Bonny’s former fiancé reenters her life, Kieran’s loneliness draws him to a former student. How will Bonny decide between her rivals? Can they set aside the past to make way for a future, or will it drive them apart? Land of My Dreams, Christian Romance Novel, spans the distance between New Mexico’s high desert mountains and the misty Scottish Highlands with a timeless story of overwhelming grief, undying love, and compelling faith.
NASA Flight Surgeon Dr. Rebecca Sato has earned her dream job. Now she’s ready to explore the next frontier…having a family. While responsible for the health of astronauts who fly through space in the International Space Station, her feet are firmly planted on the ground. But at thirty-six, the men on her radar are either intimidated by her intellect or not interested in having kids. So she devotes her spare time and energy to the local animal shelter. At twenty-eight, Houston Lieutenant Firefighter Ryan Cassidy knows he’s an old soul. Tired of girls his age who only crave a quick hook-up with a good-looking fireman, he’s ready to settle down with a wife, kids, maybe a dog. When a fire at Johnson Space Center threatens NASA’s medical building, Ryan rushes in, ready to take charge. But he’s blindsided by a calm, compelling doctor who’s already in command of the evacuation. While the fire is easily contained, Ryan can’t say the same for his heart. Attraction fans the flames, but dating a younger man is not in Rebecca’s comfort zone. Determined to synchronize their orbits, Ryan volunteers to pose for her animal shelter’s charity firefighter calendar. Between Ryan’s abs and his love for animals, the wall around Rebecca’s heart starts to fall. Will their age difference be too much to overcome? Or will they achieve a five-alarm lift-off?
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?
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 ...
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!
After Sarah's grandfather passes away, it's up to Sarah to pack up a lifetime's worth of his possessions as she comes to terms with her grief. As she goes through his possessions, she finds a picture. The faded black and white picture seems innocuous at first, but something draws her towards it. As she studies the picture and the man inside it, she forgets her grief momentarily. However, there's more to the faded picture of a soldier in 1940s New York than she realizes, and soon she unexpectedly meets him - but he hasn't aged a day. As they get to know each other, Sarah's feelings begin to grow....
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.
There was only one label for what we had. This was fate. ★Maddie McComber★ The one rule I lived by since I started tending bar was a rule I devised to protect myself from jerks who liked to hit on me, as if serving them drinks with a smile made me the easiest target for their pleasure. My rule was firm: I did not, under any circumstances, sleep with the regulars. The last thing I needed was a man derailing my career trajectory in law, especially since I had one year to go until graduation day from Harvard. I worked my you know what off, and the rule served me well to start, until fate put someone in my path who I was attracted to like a magnet. It figured that it was only a matter of time until this happened, when a man charmed me and possessed a magnetic field that was unavoidable. ★Daniel Jones★ I didn't do relationships thanks to plenty of experience I had with the painful side of love. The way my dad cheated on Ma. The way my ex cheated on me. All reminders of why I couldn’t pursue the gorgeous woman behind the bar. Maybe I was a good catch on paper, but my heart sheltered in place and life was simpler that way. Besides, a woman like Maddie deserved better than me. She deserved the romantic guy who would bend the earth in half for her just so she could walk across it. I knew I didn’t have that in me. Did I? When trouble struck at the pub and Maddie needed someone, I was there for her. I couldn’t ignore how she looked at me like I was her savior—and how much I lived for th ...
What do you do when you discover your new boss is the sexy dominant you ran away from in a kinky sex club? Get down on your knees and beg forgiveness? I'm not that girl. In fact, until I saw Valentine, I was convinced I was asexual. A billionaire and a virgin? It sounds like the beginning of some trashy romance novel and I'm a realist. Karma loves to make life a joke and now my life is endangered because my sexy new boss happens to be a modern-day spy. The man that I was running away from is the only person who can save my life. If I believed in fate, I’d say this cocky, possessive alpha male was the plot twist destined to change my life. I don’t subscribe to the idea of fantasy, so I’ll be damned if I go down without a fight. Mr. Valentine might think a woman can’t resist his charms, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s game on. “Valentine is a full-length standalone novel. No cheating, alpha hero, virgin heroine, billionaire, with elements of romantic suspense. This new romance by Kindle Scout Winner, Michelle Hughes, is a seduction of the mind and will take you on one wild ride.”
Sometimes it takes only one night to make a lasting Impact! They meet in the high octane Spanish Car Rally. Two strong characters different continents opposing lifestyles Promises make an Impact on both their lives bringing them together again. But this time with different partners, misunderstandings, greed and obligations cause havoc and hurt. Is it possible for Olivia and Casey ever to have a HEA? IMPACT is novel 6 in the Racing Hearts Series all set against the background of international motorsport.
Five Degrees of heartwarming to melting stories ─ Five stand-alone swoon-worthy heroes that will leave you breathless from award-winning International, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors Pamela Ackerson, Debra Parmley, Teri Riggs, Maggie Adams, and Nia Farrell. * A Rosa for Russell ~ Who in their right mind falls in love with the enemy? ** Two Step, New Steps ~ Wounded cop Len Yardley doesn’t expect to find love while he’s healing from a gunshot wound but the air force veteran can’t help falling for perky Leanne Bobbin who brings out his protective instincts and makes him laugh. *** Bringing Her Home ~ Can Thomas Raintree bring home the woman he loves, but had to leave behind? **** As Time Goes By ~ Blake’s determined to find out who killed his best friend, and his widow holds the key ...not only to the murder, but also to Blake’s heart. ***** Fallen ~ An Army chaplain priest’s faith is tested when he falls for his PTSD therapist.
Unexpectedly SEXY Standalone Steamy Romance with a Happily ever after. Mary tries her hardest to be the best in her class, but her rival, quarterback of the football team, Kyle, is getting in her way. His cheating and cheap shots are putting her at risk of losing her scholarship to continue her education. Despite their differences, she agrees to help him rather than sabotage him, and they get tangled up in a relationship. Will Mary put Kyle first, or will she put her grades before him?
Given a second chance at first love, will two wounded souls risk their hearts once more? A good archaeologist always finds what he’s digging for… Mina Winslow buys her ancestral home with plans to restore the house to the beautiful sanctuary it once was, but she soon discovers more than she bargained for when she's reunited with a man from her past. The one man she never stopped longing for. Renowned archaeologist, Noah Nolan, swore he’d never return to the small town where he spent his adolescence. But his brief stay on the remote island in Lake Michigan becomes complicated when he agrees to complete a short-term excavation project, only to realize the site belongs to the woman who inexplicably rejected him years before. A woman he’s never forgotten – or forgiven. Now Noah’s affinity for uncovering all things lost, forgotten, and buried stirs Mina’s repressed memories of a horrifying secret, a secret that tore them apart years ago. This time, she must find the courage to unearth the past, or risk losing the treasure of her heart forever.
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?
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.
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
Dive into the first installment of this gritty slow burn college romance series about love, loss, and second chances. Introverted Billie Dixon has life planned to a T, and Bradford College is her chance for comfortable solitude. Her best friend lives across the hall, her roommate ignores her, and to pay for textbooks, she puts her math skills to good use as a tutor. But Billie is in for a rude awakening. Life rarely goes according to plan. Her sister wonders why she never calls. Her best friend nags like a mother hen. Plus, sharing him with his playboy roommate, who uses every opportunity to infuriate her, wasn't part of the deal. And that tutoring gig? Her only pupil complicates their business arrangement when he develops a crush on her. If she thought this couldn't get worse... Then, she runs into the Math Department Head. Her father--and the only reason she can afford Bradford. He wants to rekindle their relationship after years of radio silence, but Billie isn't fully on board.
Come home to Golden Creek, New Mexico where dreams of second chances come true and new romances are born. Stormy’s Rainbow When Stormy Knight returns to New Mexico, its to find that Chance Morgan, the chip-on-his-shoulder cowboy who rejected her ten years earlier, is still there…and she’s been fooling herself all this time by thinking she was over him. Chance longs for a family of his own, but when Stormy walks back into his life, he wonders why the Lord would bring back the only woman he’s ever loved and the one he’s sure he can never have? Both must learn to trust in the Lord to help them blend their two different worlds. But will they? To Heal a Cowboy’s Heart After her aunt suffers a stroke, Sierra Ramsey comes home to stay in Golden Creek, dreading to run into the man she’d once loved and then walked out on—without telling him why. Even though she thought she was doing the right thing for his sake, she’s lived to regret it. When Clint finds out that his mother-in-law has hired Sierra as a nanny to his daughter, he’s livid and is determined to find a way to let Sierra go. That is, until his young daughter takes to her in a way she’s never taken to anyone else and his in-laws accept her with open arms. It doesn’t take long until the two realize that they never stopped loving one another, but can they face the past and find a way back to what they once were, or will there be hearts left broken once more? A Cowboy’s Promise Trey Ramsey has been dreading going to see his best ...
Craving a good love story? Fall in love in Sacramento! A short series of love notes to the city of Sacramento, SACRAMENTO LOVE features 26 fictional meet-cute romances—each sparked somewhere within California's state capital. Follow along as our cast of local characters meet one another in diners, dive bars, coffee shops, restaurants, parks, and at some of Sacramento's most beloved landmarks from the American River Parkway to the mysterious Ziggurat. A fictional companion to author Laura Roberts' forthcoming travel guidebook, Sacramento From A to Z, each of the SACRAMENTO LOVE stories embrace the spirit of the city while travel and other activities in the real world are on hold. Lift your spirits with the joy of meeting someone new, a little romance, and a lot of Sacramento Love!
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. HIS CHANCE – Devon Hamilton What happens when one hot night in Vegas irrevocably changes his future? In HIS book four, a red-hot computer nerd and a stubborn former FBI agent are drawn together by an undeniable attraction and the chance to save lives. HIS DESTINY – Trent McKenzie What happens when his destiny leads him into the arms of the woman he doesn’t think he deserves? In HIS book five, a damaged man and a broken woman are connected by heartbreak and danger… and the heat of possibility. HIS HEART – Matt Hamilton What happens when a man is called to protect the woman who captured then crushed his heart? In HIS book seven, two people are connected by a painful past and a love that is threatened. If you like thrilling, edge of your seat reading with sizzling sex scenes, then you’ll love each installment of Sheila Kell’s best-selling series.
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..
Danica Bennett isn't sure what she hates more...her job or the fact that she's good at it. As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star. When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one in the photographs. Add that to the fact that she's falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.
Would you let your dog choose your boyfriend? Maybe Charlie Rockwell should have thought a little harder before adopting the large, out-of-control rescue dog she saw featured on the local news—but, then again, her life has always been best with no waiting, no attachments, nobody to hold her back. Will Porter lives a life of order and routine, so, of course, he's miffed when a savage Rottweiler picks a fight with his golden retriever at the dog park. His anger quickly vanishes when he looks into the tearful eyes of the dog's owner—eyes that look strikingly similar to his ex's. Even though he'd like nothing more than to run in the other direction, he's unable to ignore the beautiful stranger's request for help in taming her new dog. Can Will get past her resemblance to his ex and finally learn to love—and trust—again? And can Charlie find the fun in a simpler existence? Who knows, maybe opposites really do attract.
All through school, tomboy Jen, snobby Georgina, hippy Meg and gentle Rowan, were inseparable. Until, that is, the unfortunate consequences of a childish prank tore them apart. As adults an attempted reunion went disastrously wrong. Rowan failed to appear. Meg behaved outrageously and - sharpest cut of all - Jen discovered just how deeply Georgina had betrayed her. So now, a mother herself, in the midst of divorce, the last thing Jen needs is a call from Meg. Or is it? Will Meg's strange mission to track down the missing Rowan re-open old wounds or is it a chance to heal the rift - or to recover Jen's never-forgotten, first true love? As their quest unearths secrets and feelings best left buried, Jen, Meg and Georgina will be tested on love, loyalty, and friendship, discover the truth about Rowan - and wake a danger that threatens them all.
Bargain book bundle – includes the steamy romance novel ‘Seduction of Dynasty’ PLUS ‘Seduction of Taste’, an illustrated companion recipe book. Read the romance – feel the passion – taste the love! A sexy aristocrat. A wild-child inner city cop. A crime wave of passion. Feisty London street cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. After one-too-many maverick missions the bosses lose their nerve. When she's moved out from the city she rapidly discovers there's way more going on in the sleepy country village than meets the eye. The son of a local aristocrat arouses suspicion of drug crime activity... but his widower father arouses more animal instincts! As a loner Shannon has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Already in the mix however, is an upper class rival who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. Will she stoop to blackmail to thwart Shannon and Spencer's romance? After a body is found in a ditch, life in the village turns sinister. Shannon has a hunch. Her instincts point to a local family. She needs conclusive proof and is determined to get it whatever the cost. Will Shannon risk her heart and career on yet another high risk unauthorised investigation? Can she get justice for an innocent boy? Dare a kid from t ...
Welcome to a Sapphire Falls Christmas!
Dumped, broke, and jobless, Candi Myers visits her sister in Sapphire Falls to help with her upcoming Christmas wedding.
It’s love at first sight for Troy Caine when he spots Candi nabbing mistletoe her first night in town. Catching her should be a slam-dunk for the hometown hero who gives advice to the lovelorn.
Unfortunately, Candi is not looking to be burned again. Will a town filled with mistletoe, busybody matchmakers, and festive Christmas fun bring Candi and Troy’s lonely hearts together?
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…
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.
He’s the gridiron god with magic hands… …And fingers, and mouth, and tongue. Chance ‘Gunner’ Adams –- quarterback, superstar womanizer, and panty slayer extraordinaire. He wants me. He wants me bad, but I’m not about to become another notch on his girthy bedpost. I came to Los Angeles to get away from my past, to start fresh. I don’t need trouble, especially the muscly, abs-of-marble kind. The problem? As team masseuse it’s my job to get hands on with this as*hole. I’ll be working on every hard, intimate area of his body. But if he thinks he can treat me like any other girl who stirs his pants, he’s wrong. After all, I’m a professional… right? We both want a happy ending, but sooner or later my past will catch up with me, and the Mob’s not big on mercy. I need more than a smart mouth. I need a savior -- one whose talent for mayhem doesn’t end when the fourth quarter’s over. For once in my life, I need someone who knows how to play dirty.
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?
One busy woman. One crazy day. One wayward umbrella. One handsome stranger... and a whole lot of trouble! Harriet’s happy. Isn’t she? She has a husband–who barely registers she exists these days. She has a daughter– who is growing up fast and wants to date the local bad boy. She has a home–which is a cramped and dilapidated flat in the eaves of the family business, a charming but worse for wear Lake District hotel they inherited from his parents. She has a job–sort of. Her days are spent filling in for assorted hotel staff at the last minute, from running reception to cooking for the guests and cleaning bedrooms. And when Harriet accidentally bashes a handsome stranger in the eye with her mind-of-its-own umbrella and has to rush him to the town’s doctor, her life starts to unravel even further... Is everything falling apart, never to be repaired? Can she manage to piece her relationship, her family and the hotel back together? Or is it time for a fresh start? If you love romances full of heart, comedy and warmth then you’ll adore Remember When.
A river divides Cottonbloom in two: the upscale enclave on the Mississippi side and the rundown, rough and tumble side in Louisiana. They’re worlds apart—but nothing can build a bridge like love… Cade Fournette never had it easy Cottonbloom. He stuck around long enough to raise his orphaned siblings and then hightailed it out West—and never looked back. Even though he’s made a success of himself in Seattle, Cade never lost the toughness and the angry edge that helped him survive down South. His only weak spot: the girl he left behind… Monroe Kirby came from the wealthy side of town, but that didn’t protect her from her mother’s drinking—or her mother’s boyfriend. It was Cade who did that, on a long-ago hot September night, before he disappeared…along with a piece of her heart. Now Monroe is a physical therapist who can fight for herself, and it’s Cade who could use some conditioning when he makes an unexpected return back home. Will he and Monroe pick up where they left off and finally explore their mutual passion—or will the scars and secrets of the past divide them once more?
When the sh*t hits the fan, Beth Rammada has no choice but to get the hell out of Chicago. Her family are sinking fast and she's at risk of being used as bait to hurt her father.
But living on the streets of New York is no walk in the park, until that is, she's taken under the rather dubious wing of Roper Hermanus. He's rough and tough and likes it kinky, or so he says. But should she stick around and help her sexy new friend turn a few tricks? Or should she be running for the hills?
As their journey reveals secrets, Beth falls for the man who's shown her a new side to herself. It seems their demons are compatible, they understand the underworld, extortion and blackmail is their currency.
On their anniversary weekend away, will a spanking paddle help re-kindle Grace and Henry’s waning libido, or will this married couple's first kinky time also be their last? MARRIAGE GAMES was previously published under the title FIRST TIME in the Not Vanilla - Spanking anthology.
Where Bantry Bay in Ireland meets the wild Atlantic, three lost souls stumble together united by their inability to forgive themselves. A heart-pounding and magical tapestry of romance, history, legend, and complex themes of inequality that resonated as deeply centuries ago as they do today. Perfect for fans of Susanna Kearsley, Nora Roberts, Mary Stewart, Maeve Binchy, and Susan Wiggs.
After a disastrous relationship with her boss, Meg Cameron leaves her job with two bad options. Stay silent? Or speak up and ruin her career? A trip to an archeological dig gives her time to reflect on historical imbalances of power, but history refuses to stay quietly in the bloody past of Ireland's beautiful Beara Peninsula and the O'Sullivan massacre.
Niall Sullivan has spent years chasing the truth of what happened to his family in 1602. But he never expected to have to bring his newly orphaned nephew, Adam, with him to excavate on Dursey Island--without internet or television or even reliable cell phone coverage. Still, time alone together in the abandoned village could be exactly what the two of them need to build the foundations of a family. Until Meg Cameron comes along. Meg and her developing relationship with Niall brings out both the best and the worst in Adam. And as danger comes from unexpected sources, they all have choices to make. Life and death choices none of them expected.
★★★★★ PRAISE FOR LAKE OF DESTINY ★★★★★
Slick sports agent Griffin Steele is living the highlife in Los Angeles, far from the shadow of the North Carolina mountains where he grew up. But when his hometown falls on hard times and needs his help, Grif reluctantly agrees to commute between coasts. He never expects the lush scenery, in the form of pretty tomboy Carlie Beth Parrish, to be such a temptation. After an impetuous one-night stand with Grif Steele fifteen years ago, hardworking blacksmith Carlie Beth has tried to make a living and raise her daughter in the hometown she loves. Then, too-sexy-for-his-Rolex Grif blows back into town like the perfect storm, making Carlie feel less like a thirty-something mom and more like an infatuated teenager. When a stalker targets his hometown and Grif suspects Carlie Beth might be the next victim, he can’t help but step in to protect her. But once he discovers the fourteen-year-old secret she’s been keeping from him, will he embrace the truth or will he turn his back on Steele Ridge and Carlie Beth forever?
Gabe is a shrewd businessman to one of Las Vegas’ upscale resort and casinos. What he wants, he naturally takes—and he wants Nina. Held in a bitter divorce, Gabe finds it difficult to put his trust in anyone. Until Nina. But there’s one person keeping him from having her—his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Gullible and trusting, Regina “Nina” Conners can’t get enough of Gabriel Alexander. He’s smart, sexy and lights a fire in her she never knew she had. Flown out to start her position as the new publicist for a very important client, Nina soon discovers that her fiery relationship with Gabe is ensnared in nothing but secrets and lies…
"Circle in the sand practically screams quality from the first page...It is sensational...If you're looking for beauty, then this is it." ~Mia's Point of View From Bestselling Author, Lia Fairchild Four Friends. Four Different Paths. One Unwavering Friendship. Two decades of love, laughter, promises, and secrets hold together four friends pursuing different paths in life. Jax always lived on the edge, skating through life with no apparent ambition, yet remained the energy and emotional cement of the group. She longs to be accepted. Sage, career-driven, has always followed a carefully laid out plan for her future. But one look at the sexy ex-con staying on her friend's sofa has her questioning everything. Emily, the college drop-out, has three children that are her whole life. She's slowly lost herself, subconsciously seeking dangerous ways to cope. Ned yearns to stand up and be counted. But his new feelings for one of the girls has him pulled in different directions. These four friends will test the ties that have held them together for so long, and in the process unveil truths about themselves they never knew existed.
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.
She’s been hiding her pain her entire life. If she doesn’t come clean, it could jeopardize the future she’s always wanted… Cologne, Missouri. Kalie hasn’t been completely honest with her family. Telling no one she was bullied since childhood by a classmate, she’s finally taken control of her destiny by buying a small-town coffee shop. But the secrets she harbors could push away her new business partner, Elias, and smother their blossoming love affair. Fearing she’ll lose everything if she tells the truth, Kalie holds back on giving Elias her whole heart. But the more affection he shows, the harder it becomes to keep her lips sealed. Can Kalie find the courage to bare her soul and unlock her deepest desires? Determined Dreamer is the third book in the engaging Inspiration in Cologne romantic women’s fiction series. If you like complex characters, close-knit communities and feel-good stories, then you’ll adore Deborah King’s wholesome tale.
He’s a fighter, not a lover…
Two years ago, Wyatt Miller lost his family to a drunk driver. His heart broken, he slowly put the pieces of his shattered life back together. Running his thousand-acre ranch from dawn till dusk helps him forget about his broken heart. When he stops a drunk from getting behind the wheel one night, he ends up in a bloody fight…and then behind bars.
She keeps men in line, but has a soft heart…
Abby Connelly takes her work at the Long Valley Jail seriously. She has no dreams of marriage, children, or white-picket fences. All she wants is to do her job and please the only family she has left, her father. But the moment rugged and wounded Wyatt Miller walks into her jail, Abby realizes her heart might just have a change of plans…
But small towns have a way of holding onto big grudges. Wyatt and Abby have an uphill fight to overcome the bad blood between the Miller and Connelly families.
Because redemption never comes easy…
Arrested by Love is the third novel in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!
Shannon McGregor boards her plane to San Francisco with the simple plan to tour the city for a few days followed by a job interview with a university at the end of the week. What she hadn’t included in her itinerary was fellow passenger, Zane Taylor. Not only is the gorgeous doctor seated next to her for the four-hour flight single, and an obvious flirt, he also becomes her knight in shining armor when she finds herself stranded in the city with nowhere else to go. Several days, and one particular night she’ll never forget, has her dreaming about forever with him. But are amazing nights all Zane is prepared to offer her? A self-proclaimed bachelor for life, Zane Taylor has always been unable to resist the opportunity to rescue a beautiful woman. Especially when the beautiful woman possesses legs that seem to never end and bright green eyes that have him fantasizing about her extending her stay in town indefinitely. Volunteering for medical assignments all over the world, Zane has had a woman in every port. So why does spending time with Shannon feel like he’s finally come home? When obligations and duty rule their heads, Shannon and Zane will have to trust their hearts to bring them together for the life they’ve always dreamed of.
Zack Bartell is a strong, determined Texan who knows what he wants and is willing to fight for it. What he wants most in life is Meredith Courtland and to develop his share of the family's ranching dynasty at Bridleton.
Meri has experienced the deep heartache of a lost love. She’s emotionally wary and unwilling to risk her secure position at Bridleton by having an affair with the incredibly desirable Bartell heir, even though he's a walking, breathing temptation.
When an unidentified stalker tangles their relationship even further, Meri's volunteer work with wounded veterans helps them eliminate the threat and find their much-deserved happiness.
Top Gun Naval Aviator and a son of one of the wealthiest ranchers in Montana, Tory Nolan never got over losing Gwen Ivey or the fact that she cheated on him and got pregnant with another guy's baby. When he returns home on leave and has to confront her about repaying a loan due to his old man, he recognizes she’s struggling with a lot more than he ever thought possible. Part of him wants to help her, but can he trust her again, much less forgive her for past mistakes? Strong-willed and stubborn, rancher Gwen Ivey has a secret she is determined to take to the grave. When Tory left her to pursue his love of flying, he broke her heart and left her with a son he knows nothing about. Now he’s back, and it’s proving to be hard to resist him when every time she turns around he’s there, charming the pants off her. No doubt he’s trying to seduce her into handing over a valuable parcel of land to settle the debt she owes his father. Well, if that’s true, Tory has another think coming—but little does Gwen know, she has something coming her way, too, something that will shake her down to her soul.
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.
As Blowing Rock, NC’s JOY Radio talk show host, Everly has discovered fulfillment, but she hasn’t found love, at least not for her—not even from her mother.
Everly Johnson is every man’s dream of the perfect date, even though her audience has never met her. As host for the EnJOYing God’s Best program on JOY Radio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, she receives countless gifts of flowers and candy from her listeners, some callers being more ardent than others. Everly has no interest in such offerings and promptly bestows the bounty on her mother’s assisted living facility. Everly wants words--heartfelt, meaningful endearments meant for her ears only. She wants a man who will open her eyes to everything she cannot see to make her feel like she’s more than just a voice behind the microphone.
Cameron Boyd is every woman’s dream of the perfect man. He’s intelligent, has a strong work ethic and career, lives on his own, and is downright adorable. But being an introvert can make eye contact with a pretty girl a challenge, let alone saying something coherent--unless it is the one-way conversation he has each Friday with Everly Johnson. Date night for Cam involves sitting alone on his back porch overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains while he dreams of things to say if he were ever to meet her face-to-face.
A chance meeting changes everything.
Will Cam be able to step out of his comfort zone and into the world he has only been able to envision in his min ...
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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 ...
Caroline Carlisle loved Simon from the moment she first laid eyes on him when she was nine years old. Unfortunately, he married her older sister, and thus set a southern family on a collision course with its past. After the death of her sister that makes Simon a widow, the two finally marry and attempt to make a family with Simon’s daughter Jodi. Jodi has other ideas, and they don’t include welcoming a new step-mother who also happens to be her aunt. As Caroline starts to report on the oil spill threatening the sea turtles on Florida’s Panhandle beaches, she begins to uncover the secret of her own mother’s past, which includes her brother’s suicide and a teenage pregnancy. With Caroline’s sharpened reporter skills, she digs until she brings all the secrets to light, including her own.
She had no idea he was going to rock her world to pieces. Birdie Frost graduated from college two years ago, top of her class. She wants to change the world for the better so she interned at a production company called Change The World Media. She listens to Beethoven and doesn't even like rock music. She used to think that rock stars were egotistical and maybe a little irrelevant. But then she met Stinger, the lead singer for a rock metal band. He's charismatic and gorgeous and has a tender, poet's heart.
The men Sara Landers loved had survived and dominated the harsh Oregon land. Lee Coulter was her fiance--a virile, powerful rancher, and Mike Flynn had muscles that rippled like a stallion. Both had tried to tame her in the raw, open wilderness and now they fought for the same land and one woman.
Mitch Taylor and Rebecca Sorenson share a secret. Rebecca’s job as secretary of Cascade Elementary, the same school she attended as a child, is rewarding. She has a great group of friends, many of whom are married now. And if sometimes she wished it were her up there in that sparkling white dress… Except, wait—she did get to wear bridal white. Granted, it was a slinky party dress and the justice of the peace was Elvis in a gold lame jacket, but still, the deed was done. She’d tied the knot. Mitch Taylor doesn’t do regrets. It would be a waste of energy bemoaning the mistakes he’d made in his life. The end of his promising football career taught him nothing in life was a guarantee. Like love. What were the chances two people from the same po-dunk town in Washington would end up together in a nightclub in Las Vegas? A few too many drinks later, a hasty ceremony performed by the king of rock ‘n’ roll, and they’d been hitched. The night that followed lived on in his dreams, but when he’d woken the next morning she was gone. Can these two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes, or will they keep their lonely hearts forever guarded?
A Date to Die For When investigative journalist, Alexi Ellis, falls victim to the Sunday Sentinel’s cutbacks, she and Cosmo, her anti-social feral cat, head for Lambourn. But this idyllic country paradise harbours secrets. A woman has gone missing under mysterious circumstances and Alexi still has a nose for a story. So too does ex-Metropolitan Police detective turned private eye, Tyler Maddox. Driven out of the police by a vicious press campaign that accused him of racism, Ty hates all journalists on principle. But Natalie Parker had been using his sister’s online dating agency and Tyler needs to find her before his sister’s business gets dragged through the mire. Reluctantly, Alexi, Tyler and Cosmo join forces. As they delve deeper into Natalie’s past, they are left with more questions than answers. Is Natalie still alive and, if so, what can have made her turn her back on her comfortable life and thriving business? Someone doesn’t want Alexi and Tyler to find out and will do whatever it takes to ensure they remain in the dark… A Contest to Kill For How far would you go to win a reality TV show? Investigative journalist, Alexi Ellis, moves from her high-powered job on a London Sunday paper to live in Lambourn—a sleepy village in the heart of British horseracing country. As an investor in her friends’ ailing boutique hotel she seizes on the chance to have a fly-on-the-wall televised cookery contest filmed there. Disaster strikes when the sexy, provocative contestant, guarant ...
NASA astronaut Julie Starr knows nothing is earned without blood, sweat, and frizzy hair. Recently returned from orbit, Jules is on her way to becoming the youngest Flight Commander ever. So she isn't about to let a creepy stalker derail her goals. Or a chivalrous, wealthy rancher either, for that matter. Holt West doesn't mess with flirts. And that's exactly what Jules is. He has enough on his plate, working the ranch he inherited from his grandfather while making sure his siblings follow their dreams. He doesn't need to be distracted from his responsibilities by the smart-mouthed, long-legged astronaut clad in leather pants and biker boots. But when Holt's brother and Jules' best friend decide to get married, they're thrown together as best man and maid of honor. Jules takes the opportunity to hide out from her stalker at the West Ranch under the guise of planning the barnyard wedding of a lifetime. She might not know the difference between tulle and toile, but she’s an astronaut for god's sake. How hard could it be? Between Jules vying for a record-breaking promotion while outmaneuvering a stalker and Holt fighting a losing battle with his heart, can the two of them get it together long enough to say yes to the ride of their lives? Or is this mission a no-go?
If you loved One Last Try, you'll enjoy the follow up: The First Sunset, a heartwarming story of friendship and true love. Betsy Anstead, a newly divorced single mother, is instantly smitten when she meets Gage Mendoza, a handsome widower and Minor League baseball coach. When her ex-husband sues for full custody of their children, Betsy’s lawyer warns her against getting involved in a new romance. But Gage is handsome and sweet. For the first time in years, she's not worried about what bad thing is going to happen next. Gage doesn’t need romance even if Betsy makes him feel alive again after five dark years of grieving his beloved wife. He needs to focus on his dream—a Major League coaching position—the consolation prize for his former career. Walking away from Betsy is the right thing to do for his daughter and his career. Besides, true love doesn't come around twice in one lifetime . . .
Cold days. Steamy nights. It must be the holidays in the Highlands.
When an American ex-Marine falls for a Scottish lass, the sparks are explosive. But Gavin Douglas botches his proposal, leaving Jamie MacTaggart hurt and angry. So she makes a different offer: sizzling sex with no strings and no intimacy. He'll do anything to get her back, even accept her crazy proposition, because he hasn't traveled halfway around the world to give up without a fight.
Five years ago, Jamie gave up her family and her beloved homeland to satisfy a man, only to wind up humiliated and alone. She vowed never to repeat that mistake. When Gavin offers her a credit card instead of a ring, after eighteen months of intercontinental romance, she fears he's just like the man who hurt her before. After all, Gavin doesn’t get along with her brothers…
From Halloween to Christmas, Gavin will do whatever it takes to win back Jamie — and somehow earn the approval of her overprotective brothers. Regaining Jamie's trust is hard, but winning over her stern brother Rory may prove the hardest task of all. As the two men engage in a battle of wills and muscles, Gavin must defeat his inner demons and Jamie's ex-fiancé or risk losing everything.
Vesper Malik, full-time cynic, part-time waitress, is having a terrible day at work. As if it isn't bad enough she has a drink thrown at her by the Kardashian clone, she almost gets fired thanks to an argument with Tristan Winthrop. Rich, smug, arrogant and insolent, he’s a jackass who swaggers in designer suits while she's busting her butt just to pay rent. His insufferable attitude is no surprise, but his help later that night certainly is. They may be complete opposites, but Vesper and Tristan have one thing in common: self-preservation. Despite their resolve to not get involved, they can't ignore the magnetic pull that draws them together. Conversation is foreplay, their snarky repartee an act of seduction, yet the same instincts that once protected them from pain now threaten to rip them apart. Can two people determined to avoid all emotional connections risk their hearts to fall in love?
The Legend People of canyon country are protected by the indigenous Tribes, but that protection prevents Nascha from finding out what happened to her missing mother. When another of the Legend People shows up in Nascha's canyon on a quest to beg leniency from the ruling Coyote, Nascha is given the opportunity to get the answers she seeks. On their way to the Coyote's canyon, they get caught in the downdraft from a plane that carries them off course to Illinois. Now they must enlist the help of the pilot to get back to Utah. Pilot Devin Sike mistakes the mysterious woman who follows him at the airport for a Native American Princess. Lost, she asks him to transport her back to Utah—a request he's disinclined to accommodate—until she triggers an echo in his heart, a pinger beacon that synchronizes when she touches him. The more he finds out about her, the more determined he is to come to terms with his own lost heritage. Their journey enlightens them both to a destiny neither expected.
She spends Friday nights with charts and graphs. His best friend is a dog named Sebastian. All she’s ever wanted was peace and to feel she belonged. All he ever wanted was to disappear. She’s a city girl hiding in a small town. He’s back home hiding from his past. If life were perfect, they could be each other’s missing destiny. It sounds like the perfect place for them to find what they've been missing. When a mysterious man becomes a threat to her health Dr. Shauna Nathan, a workaholic scientist, is about to lose control over her emotions and her life. Her family steps in to protect her even if it means disrupting her otherwise predictable and orderly existence by bribing her with a chance to spend time with her old college roommate and surround herself with her one true passion — horses. She heads to a ranch in Chandler County to hide from her stalker. Instead, she might find there healing she looks for -- and love she doesn't. Horse therapist Zach moved to New York, had a successful career in finance, a beautiful wife, and daughter one day and the next it was all gone. He came back to Chandler County to come to terms with his loss and find a modicum of peace as a ranch hand- turned therapist at Murphy’s Equestrian Therapy Center. He has lost everyone he loved. Would he risk his heart again for Shauna? Though the ruthless killer on Shauna's trail will stop at nothing to destroy her, will Zach and Shauna escape danger and find happiness in each other's arms and their missin ...
How much chance was really involved in second chances, or was fate just having a bit of fun?
I worked hard to move up the career ladder - even if it was for my ex-boyfriend's family-owned and bloated international corporation. They'd never find out about me working for them, right? Maybe I should move on, now that I had some experience added to my resume. But it was too late when Bronson showed up. I avoided him, spending the holiday cooking up projects, and helping my best friends with their issues, but it was useless because chance encounters and fate would bring us together again.
My baseball dreams ended after an accident almost killed me. I spent the next five years in London trying to forget Cassidy and how my life was wrecked. After I returned to Boston taking over the family business, there was one problem: Cassidy worked just down the hall. My life gets upturned at the sight of her. I didn't know whether to fire her or seduce her all over again. I wanted closure. But my heart and body needed something else from her entirely.
With a cast of meddling coworkers, friends, and family adding to the conflict, how must Cassidy and Bronson survive this mess? Will they close the door on the past, and reopen a window to their future together?
This second chance romance is a quick read that will satisfy with humor and steamy bits plus ...
Crashing Together is the second novel in a steamy new series by Amelia Judd. (Please note, this book has two fully described love making scenes.) --- Next step: seduce Logan. Which would likely be as difficult as convincing him to take his next breath of air. After all, how hard could it be to strike up a game with the world's biggest player? --- Determined to hide a fear too embarrassing to admit, recently-evicted Kat Bennett accepts an impromptu offer to crash with her brother's best friend and player extraordinaire, Logan McCabe. When things heat up between them, spitfire Kat decides to embrace temptation rather than fight it. A steamy fling might be just the distraction she needs from her own problems. And who better to fling with than a gorgeous Australian who's only in the country for a few months? Logan loves his no-strings-attached lifestyle. Or at least he did until Kat, a woman he has always been attracted to but vowed not to touch, moves in with him for the summer. Even though getting to know beautiful, fiery Kat heats his blood and shoots his relaxed vibe to hell, Logan is determined to keep his word and his hands to himself. But Kat plans to prove some promises are meant to be broken. Will living with Kat for the summer convince Logan it's time to start playing for keeps or will their unexpected love crash and burn?
Dangerous Secrets, Loving Lies… Finally free of her abusive past, photographer Whitney Sheffield’s job is her life, and she wants to keep it that way. But a desperate call from her long-lost sister begging Whitney to rescue her three-year-old daughter from her dangerous father changes everything. Finally tracking down Rhys Gannon, the child's father, Whitney’s not surprised to find him partying with his entourage at a biker bar in northern Arizona. But her plan to photograph Gannon dealing drugs backfires when he sees her taking pictures. On the spot, she makes up a story…because if he knew why she’s really there, she may never see her niece… Rhys Gannon will do anything to protect SaraJane from her unstable mother. He’s suspicious of anyone who doesn’t live in the small town where he’s caring for the child…even the sexy photographer who says she’s there taking photographs for a national magazine. He’s intrigued by more than her job, but he’s not stupid. She’s cut from the same cloth as his rich and pampered ex-wife... and off limits in every possible way. But SaraJane really likes the woman. Damned if he doesn’t, too. And when the sparks of attraction between Rhys and Whitney ignite…there’s no turning back. Except Whitney’s sister wasn’t the only one with secrets. Whitney and Rhys have secrets of their own. HER SISTER’S SECRET is a riveting novel of love, sacrifice and redemption.