Hot In The City is a collection of short romantic comedy stories and novellas from award-winning author, Cassandra O'Leary. Perfect for reading on your lunch break, on the go or anytime really! Never before published in one book, this collection includes: - Chocolate Truffle Kiss: A Romantic Comedy Novelette - An older woman meets a younger man in a story full of pining. A lonely writer, a hot rockstar barista, a cafe setting with stolen moments, poetry and chocolate. . . - Tree Love: A Romantic Short Story - A short story with a sweet second chance romance, an urban lumberjack and emails to trees! - Girl Under The Christmas Tree: A Steamy Holiday Romance Novella - A prequel to the novel Girl on a Plane, featuring Yuki, a hotel staffer looking for adventure, and Declan, an Irish IT CEO with a broken heart. They come together right before Christmas for just one night. . . - Friday I'm In Love: A Short and Sweet Story- A brand new story set in a pyjama company in the middle of the city. Featuring a Japanese-Australian beefcake, a wacky computer nerd, workplace romance, spying and wardrobe malfunctions. . . . and a new novelette. . . Girl On A Babymoon! Sinead and Gabriel from Girl on a Plane return, five years later. It's their anniversary, and Sinead has a big surprise for Gabriel. A romantic getaway and steamy role-playing feature in this laugh-out-loud story of a marriage in trouble, or maybe, a marriage that will be stronger than ever! Each story is set in the author's home ...
Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do! That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid. Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame. Is this bad boy a bad bet?
Time does not heal all wounds, or does it? Anne Black enjoys being in control of her life. She trains MMA fighters by day and works as a dominatrix by night. A single encounter with a mysterious and handsome stranger turns her world upside down. Suddenly, memories of another life haunt her. Top hats, carriages, and ballgowns? Love? It can’t be real! William Ollerton imagined a quiet life in a vicarage with his young wife, until she is brutally murdered. Grief-stricken, he accepts the gift of immortality with the hope he will see his lost love reborn. Centuries pass, but one night changes his world and eternity doesn’t seem impossible after all. When the past clashes with the present, the hunt is on and everything he’s waited for is put at risk. Will Anne and William have their second chance? Or will history repeat itself?
He was protecting those he loved.... She wanted him to notice her and when he did, she knew she could never let him go. #Unputdownable Amanda (Mandy) Gilchrist was just baffled by her colleague. One minute he was her rock and the next he couldn't get away from her fast enough...only to land himself in jail. Her bosses now hate him and wouldn't help him cross the street let alone post bail, so it was up to her — except someone got to him first. What the heck was going on? By now he must realize he needs her help… And it’s going to cost him because this time she’s not going to turn a blind eye. Mandy’s going to make sure David sees her skills as a PI and as a woman too — one he’s got ‘tied up inside and out’. Because he may not know it yet but they’re both looking for exactly the same thing. David aka Hack Varetti is in deep. A little finagling with the FBI and maybe he'll get his life back on track but there’s no guarantees. Making the wrong associations only landed him in the clink, but now he's got a second chance --- to fix his life. And to take care of her. Because, although Mandy doesn't know it yet she needs something only he can give her, and he can't wait to show her how a Dom brings his Sub to fulfillment because it's something she'll never forget. Even though the last thing he wanted to do was involve her in his mess, afraid she’d get hurt. He knew, if he wanted her to trust him again, he was going to have to work for it. Everyone's got to learn the ropes sometime... ...
For the smartest girl in her grad class, Jeannie made a pretty stupid mistake. One that she’s spent ten years coming back from. Voted Most Likely to End up in Jail, Phoenix did one better. He’s spent the past ten years being dead! ♥ Phoenix My high school years were as grim and gritty as could be, so when the opportunity to disappear presented itself, I grabbed it with both fists and didn’t look back. Ten years later, I’ve mellowed and I’m searching for a place to put down roots, craving the friends I left behind, and the family and home I never had. What I didn’t expect? To reunite with my high school crush Jeannie. Turns out she’s got a little baggage of her own that throws a big curve in my plans She wants nothing to do with me, an embarrassing reminder of her biggest mistake. I see this as a gift, an opportunity to have everything I’m looking for and more. And ten years in the special forces has given me the confidence, determination and skills to get whatever I want. I’m not giving up until I get it. Jeannie I had my life all planned. Yeah, I was that girl. Type A, Honour Roll, the apple of my family’s eye, my ambitious career paved in gold. Voted Most Likely to Win a Nobel Prize - in Mathematics no less! One huge swerve later and I’m living a very different life. I went from Prodigy to Prodigal Daughter overnight. Resolutely independent single mother, self-educated, self-employed, and self-determining, I don’t rely on anyone. My mistake; my problem. That’s how I see it. ...
Sara and Jack… Will her searing flame scorch him to the bone? Sara Collins never wanted to put down roots. When her sister offers her a job at the sunny Caribbean scuba diving resort she owns, Sara jumps at the chance to manage her own spa. Even if it means interacting with the divemaster who humiliated her. Jack Powell is finding his dream life more challenging than expected. Especially after his boss’s sister moves to town—they don’t exactly get along. He tries to avoid the situation, which is difficult when he can’t stop thinking about her. Throw in a handsome, successful developer who offers Sara everything she ever dreamed of, and she finds St. Croix might be exactly what she’s always wanted. But which man holds the key to her heart and her greatest dream? Half Moon Whim is a standalone, sensual beach romance. This curvy girl, enemies-to-lovers novel is Book 5 of the Half Moon Bay series, and is the springboard into the next phase of this captivating series. Dive in today!
I’m in desperate need of a husband. How convenient that one just crash-landed in my backyard… Life is hard enough on this planet for a single woman since the war between the humans and the aliens broke out. It’s about to get worse. I'm facing two choices. Either I produce a husband within a year, or I watch the government seize my property and kick me to the curb. Sure, the wounded alien at my door is cocky, hot-headed, and rough around the edges, but he’s sexy and strangely protective. And because he can shape-shift, he might just pass as “husband” material. The only problem? It’s getting harder to fight the powerful desire pulling me towards him. But if it’s discovered I’m playing house with the enemy, I could end up losing my life. *Features a sweet & spicy romance between consenting adults with a happily ever after! No cheating and no cliffhangers. Can be read as a standalone.
She's battling for justice. He's fighting for his life. If they team up, will they live long enough to explore the fiery need that burns between them? Heartbroken over the death of a young girl, medical examiner, Juanita will do anything to identify the killer and bring him to justice, even risk her life. Accused of being a dirty cop and under investigation by Internal Affairs, Brad has to find a way out of the conspiracy to frame him. Can he prove his innocence and survive the threats of those who want to silence him permanently? When Brad and Juanita met, the attraction flared, but they had only one night. Then fate stepped in and gave them another chance. If they outsmart death, can they lay claim to a love that burns hotter than the sun? Brad is the 6th book in the Men of Serenity Bay series. If you like determined heroines, resilient heroes, and nasty villains, then buy or read with Kindle Unlimited Danni Rose's page-turner.
Can’t figure out what to read next? Love paranormal romance? Download A Spring Paranormal Romance Sampler today and discover five first-in-series full length books from USA Today Bestselling Author Delta James. Powerful wolves. Evil dragons. Sneaky lions. Commanding jaguars. Protective sharks and even a magic sword. Discover your next book boyfriend in this unforgettable sampler of steamy and enthralling paranormal romances! Find your next binge-worthy series. One-Click A Spring Paranormal Romance Sampler today! Books included: Touch of Darkness Illusion The Bargain Untamed Silent Predator
When billionaire and former SAS soldier, Declan Lovechilde, answers to a scream, he risks his life to save a girl from attackers. With nowhere to go, and wearing only a corset, Theadora, who can barely walk, ends up on his couch. The next morning, he finds her gone. Months later, she turns up at his family estate, where she has been employed as a maid. It seems she can’t remember him, but he can certainly remember her. Her story is nothing like he expected, and when he discovers her inexperience with men, she becomes his obsession. Boasting movie star looks, Declan Lovechilde has his fair share of admirers, while Theadora has to deal with his domineering mother and an unscrupulous older man who is determined to have her. Despite Declan proving to be more than her hero, he must not only conquer her fear of men, but also a nasty character intent on ruining their passionate romance.
To escape her upcoming ill-fated nuptials, baron’s daughter Annabel seeks help from Philip, a widowed duke looking for a new wife. A marriage of convenience would benefit them both — but could his secret destroy the true feelings that are just beginning to blossom? Can be read as a standalone book or as part of the series, Inconvenient Brides.
The fast, furry, and furious! A lynx shifter, pursued by a cryptid trophy hunter. A wolf shifter desperate to rescue a lover who's not just his fated mate—but his one true pairing across past lives. And a love that transcends time.
Lynx shifter Noah Wilson narrowly escaped being captured by the Huntsman. While recuperating in Fox Hollow, he meets his fated mate, wolf shifter Drew Lowe.
Noah has to return to Canada to finish filming his TV projects, so he and Drew visit when they can and come up with creative solutions to their long-distance relationship. Noah and Drew are sure they're meant for each other and start making plans.
Drew's dreams make him wonder if he and Noah are more than fated mates—could they be a true pairing, destined to find each other lifetime after lifetime?
Then Noah accidentally records a murder, and the killer is on his trail. Can he elude a master tracker and reach the safety of Fox Hollow, or will he and Drew have to wait to find happiness in another life?
Again is a thrill-packed MM shifter romance adventure full of sexy shifters, hurt/comfort, one true pairing, reincarnation, sincere psychics, hunky mechanics, first responders, a sexy wildlife photographer, found family, and fated mates.
Wendy Marsh didn't cultivate her cool and in control vibe on purpose, but she's just fine with it. It keeps everyone at a distance, and helps her manage her job more efficiently. But her boss-babe armor starts to fall apart when she unexpectedly inherits her family's Inn alongside her lazy cousin, and the hot history professor staying on the property just might be the crack that slides Wendy's life into complete chaos. History professor Rob Upshaw is on the hunt for the X that marks the spot of a lost family treasure. He doesn’t know where the X is or what it may contain. He doesn’t know if it even exists. His X-rated thoughts about the beautiful but uptight innkeeper won’t help, even if she may hold the key to his quest. Falling for Wendy should be the biggest X of all, but Rob’s willing to explore the entire alphabet with her. Then she finds out the truth of his search, and nothing may be able to sway their developing relationship from discord back to desire.
Start with a perfect spring weekend full of pretty dresses, high heels, fancy hats, horse races, and bourbon. Combine with a friends-from-childhood couple whose ongoing misunderstandings have led Lucy Granger to swear she’ll never move back home. Mix in a splash of combined family pressure for Lucy and Nate Hawthorne to be The Golden Couple. Pour over crushed ice and garnish with plenty of hot, secret hookups. Win. Place. Show. A funny sort of romance chock full of dressing up, mint juleps, an axe-throwing bar, and a huge winning bet at the big race. Win. Place Show. All bets are on!
I know what you did last summer. Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there's only one person who knows what she did Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers--all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw. Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother's death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer--sexy Booker. Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can't help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt's "accident."Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn't hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship. As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn't want to answer?
She was an angel that came to me in my darkest hour. Finding out she's real is everything, and I'll stop at nothing to make her mine.... NFL quarterback, Zolt Hamil was America's heartthrob until a career-ending injury changed his life. Years later, that injury still haunts him, so does the hallucination of a young, sable-eyed, blonde beauty whom he conjured that painful day on the football field. After many one-night stands, only she holds his heart— his angelic seraph.. On the first day at his new job at a law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona, Zolt comes face to face with his hallucination, Irelyn Wilkes. Their star-crossed connection and explosive passion for each other pulls them together, and this time, Zolt refuses to let her slip from his life. But Irelyn has her own demons to fight, and her controlling boyfriend is one of them. He doesn't take kindly to other people playing with his toys, and he'll stop at nothing to keep her by his side. Can Irelyn and Zolt defy the odds and find a second chance at love? Or, will the events set in motion years ago keep them apart forever? The story, and its exciting conclusion, continues in Being Zolt.
She Auctioned her Own Virginity The penniless Charlotte dreams of a bright future, but she has nothing to sell but herself and her virginity. She chooses to auction both to the highest bidder. What will happen when her 'Buyer' takes her away? A BDSM Ménage Erotic Romance 5 stars: “5 stories of hot erotica Charlotte realizes that the only way possible for her to be able to pay her debts and have a future is to sell her virginity. Oh lordy. Her Golden Lover Master Michael. Wow! Hot and steamy erotica stories!!!” Romaine Hearton 5 stars: “AWESOME!!! This is a great book. I can not wait to see if there will be more to come. This is by far one of the best books I have read in a while!” Kathy Amazon.com 5 Stars: “Beautifully erotic... Five stars, of course! Simone Leigh's descriptive pages fill this five-part beginning series with pure ecstasy! Your fingers will leave a smudge mark on your e-reader”. lucyr 5 stars: “Amazing. Simone has outdone herself! I would like to see more of the three characters Michael, Charlotte and James. Their story is amazing!” Jill Kendall
Cold cases, hot leads, a psychic psychopath, a copycat killer, cursed objects, the trial of the century--and wedding plans. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and sexy homicide detective Vic D'Amato met hunting a supernatural serial killer. Since then, Simon has become a police consultant on cases involving the paranormal, and Vic has gotten over his doubts about Simon's abilities being real. Along the way, they fell in love and got engaged. But it seems like the danger never ends. Now, the first case Simon and Vic worked together comes back to haunt them as the killer goes to court and all hell breaks loose. The killer has a crazy fan setting curses on key players in the upcoming trial. Ghosts from an old cold case suggest that someone got away with murder. And a supernatural creature attracted to fear and death is using the Grand Strand as its feeding ground. Simon and Vic feel like they’re waging a war on all fronts, but with the stakes so high, there can be No Surrender! No Surrender is a fast-paced thrill ride MM paranormal romance packed with supernatural suspense, haunted tourist attractions, monsters, visions, hot sex, hurt/comfort, loyal friends, wedding planning, found family, ghosts galore, dark magic, and an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels. No Surrender is Book 5 in the Badlands series but can be read as a standalone.
Fleeing her past, Mary runs straight into the arms of danger. Mary Beattle had to run. Even now, the law is searching for her. There was no time to bury her sister. No time to explain her actions. Only a chance to pack a bag and get on a stage out of town. Then she meets a matchmaker and soon finds herself as a mail-order bride. Wanting a fresh start, Mary gets the shock of a lifetime when she reaches Treasure Falls, Montana. After a sordid beginning, Andrew Larsen and Jesse Sanders have turned their lives around. Now they own the local mine. They’re wealthy, powerful men in the small town of Treasure Falls. But there are no women, so they order brides for the men in town. What a surprise when the stage pulls in and they discover the matchmaker has outdone herself. But the woman they choose brings peril to Treasure Falls—a menace that threatens their tenuous hold on their bride and exposes the unsavory aspect of their pasts.
You never know what’s hiding in the shadows. Hazel I’ve always seen ghosts, but since moving to Shadow Falls I haven’t seen a single spirit. Everyone says weird stuff happens here, it’s just a way of life. Ghosts don’t scare me but what’s happening in Shadow Falls is terrifying. Shadows that cling to people like parasites and a man who wants to devour me. Alarik Something is wrong in Shadow Falls. All of the souls have disappeared and my reaper is getting weaker every day. I don’t need any distractions and that’s what Hazel is. Something about her calls to the darkness inside me. She’ll either be my salvation or the end of me. This is a full-length paranormal romance meant for 18+.
A military hero. A runaway bride. Never enough time. With one dance, one night, he claimed me. Beyond tired of holding things together and taking care of every responsibility for my family of sisters and a grieving father, I had begged the universe for something new. Then today, the county fair crowned me as the next Milk Maiden, and I gained the attention of Travis, the handsome stranger in town. Life was suddenly good, even though he was only passing through. She had more than one night written all over her face. Fighting for my country came with some obvious downsides. All I wanted—no, craved—was to spend time with a woman. For one night. Afterward, it was back to checking my emotions, deadening myself inside so not a hint of pain would display outside. I made it a rule to start nothing serious. But sometimes a man needed a woman more than he needed air. Marcie wasn’t just any woman, though. If only time and logistics weren’t working against us . . .
A former special forces operative. A teacher with a love for literature. Together, they fight for the fairytale. Single father, Dane Copeland focuses only on his daughter and his career as a special operative with the Army. But when he meets the intriguing and impassioned teacher, Keirnan Vickers, Dane suddenly wants and needs more. With a bleeding heart, Keirnan will do anything to help others. Getting the local library repaired and replenished with more books is her current goal. Meeting the mysterious and sexy single father opens her eyes to a world more adventurous than any novel she's ever read. But when enemies from Keirnan's past come back and threaten everything she's worked for, Dane will do anything to protect her. With time running out and Keirnan in grave peril, the special ops agent is hellbent on giving her the storybook dream. Will DEFENDING KEIRNAN be his most dangerous mission, yet?
He wants out of the friend zone…she doesn’t believe in happily ever after. Relationships are not in Lauren Gentry’s playbook. The only kind she’s willing to consider are friends-with-benefits and even a red-hot hockey player like Dave Martin isn’t going to change that. Right? When those chocolate brown eyes threaten to melt her defenses she has to remind herself that demons from her past could rise up at any moment. Which is going to be pretty hard to do, since she loses herself every time they touch. Dave used to love the benefits that came easily to professional athletes; especially when they were in the form of puck bunnies who only wanted one night. But when he meets the pint-sized girl with bewitching green eyes and sun-streaked auburn hair his outlook suddenly changes. He wants forever with Lauren. Now he just has to convince her. Can Lauren risk everything for the man she’s secretly been falling for? Or will her past stop her from taking a chance on love?
Cassie: When my sister was too sick to use her ski-resort vacation package, she passed it on to me, hoping it would get my mind off my recent job layoff and my disaster ex-boyfriend. I was hoping a little self-care would help me find the courage to be a new Cass, a better Cass. I want some confidence and control over my life, beginning New Cass's experiences with an early-spring hike in the beautiful mountain country of Moonlight Ridge. But now I’m lost. My cell phone has no signal, it’s getting dark, and it’s begun snowing. Can this vacation go any more wrong? Weston: I grew up in these mountains: self-reliant, strong, living on my family’s land. My job as a forest ranger keeps me near my family, here in the mountains I love, but sometimes I get lonely on my own. When my dog Max starts howling outside my cabin in the middle of a snowstorm, I dash outside with my rifle, practically knocking over the most beautiful, voluptuous, almost-frozen girl I’ve ever met. Now I’ll do anything I can to hold on to her and show her my mountains, my way of life, and my heart. Will Cassie find the courage to give me hers? Short sweet steamy alpha male-curvy girl instalove romance. No cheating, no cliffhanger, always an HEA.
Will they embrace the love that could be theirs, or will the past steal their future? Rachel had the job of her dreams until it turned into a nightmare. She sees something she shouldn't, and now, she's desperate and running for her life. But when she gets to Serenity Bay and meets doctor charming, she's torn between skipping town again or giving love a chance. Scarred by the betrayal of the woman he loved, Matt moved to Minnesota to start over. Unfortunately, it wasn't far enough to escape his past. Now he'll have to deal with a truth he'd buried, but not all lies die a peaceful death. Then Matt meets Rachel, and she turns his world upside down. The romance that started as a ruse soon becomes more real than they thought possible. But fate has a wicked sense of humor, and if they want a future together, they'll have to fight for their lives. Can they defeat their worst nightmare when the past knocks on the door? Click on Buy or Read for Free to borrow from Kindle Unlimited. Then journey with Rachel and Matt as they fight the danger that stalks her and their chance at love. The Men of Serenity Bay books can be read as a standalone; each has its own HEA.
Ghosts always remember. Mobsters never forget. Erik Mitchell helped Interpol bust cartels, oligarchs, and spoiled billionaires for art fraud. As an undercover cop, Ben Nolan helped bring down a Newark crime family. Now Erik and Ben have started over in Cape May, leaving their danger-filled jobs behind them, excited about a fresh start and their new relationship. Plans to renovate a historic old theater stir up dangerous ghosts and revive interest in unsolved Mob hits. The curse of a murdered witch strikes a close friend, old movie props reveal clues to long-ago crimes, and a shakedown scheme sends Ben’s cousin running for cover. Time is running out to lift the curse. The Russian Mob wants revenge on Erik, and the Newark Mob is gunning for Ben. A grieving ghost seeks justice. Secrets, lies, and deception unravel in the blink of an eye. Erik and Ben were planning for happily ever after. But unless they can outwit witches, wraiths, and wise guys, they could go down in a hail of gunfire and a blast of dark magic—and see their plans go up in smoke. Blink is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, awesome food trucks, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted theater.
No indiscriminate killing. No collateral damage. No unvetted targets. There are rules that make being Fog City’s Prince of Killers bearable. The rules Hawes Madigan lives by. Soon, he’ll be king—of an organization of assassins—and the crown has never felt heavier. Until the mysterious Dante Perry swaggers into his life. Dante looks like a rock god and carries himself like one too. But there’s more than meets the eye beneath those loose limbs and casual confidence. He also carries a concealed weapon, a private investigator’s license, and a message for the prince—someone inside Hawes’s organization is out to kill the future king. In the chaos that follows the timely warning, Hawes comes to depend on Dante. On his skills as an investigator, on the steadiness he offers, and on their moments alone when Hawes lets Dante take control. As alliances are tested and traitors exposed, Hawes needs Dante at his back... and in his bed. But if the PI ever learns Hawes’s darkest secret, it’s not heartbreak he’ll have to worry about—but a bullet to the brain instead.
What happens when a human falls in love with a Faeblood? An orphaned caster, all Ember wants is to fulfill her childhood wish of finding others who share her gift. Until she meets Gavyn, an elite fighter known for his hardened reputation and fierce brotherhood. Is embracing the passion between them worth the heartache it brings to their found families? Perfect for those who crave spice in their adventures, this is Gavyn and Ember’s story — featuring a grumpy hero, a sunshiny heroine, and a steamy happily-ever-after.
Three deadly accidents that might have been magical murder. A dark witch with a grudge against the King family. Federal agents with supernatural abilities. And, as usual, Dawson and Grady are smack dab in the crosshairs of trouble even they can’t outrun. When Grady King’s brother Knox is targeted by shady characters, old secrets, coverups, and lies come to light. Grady and his boyfriend Dawson begin to question what really happened when Grady’s grandparents and Dawson’s parents died. Then agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Supernatural Investigation show up pursuing a different case, only to discover that the crimes appear to be connected, with a vengeful dark witch at the center of the plot. And since monsters never sleep, Grady and Dawson are still carrying out their duty to hunt dangerous paranormal creatures, restless spirits, nefarious faeries, Civil War ghosts, creepy cryptids, and things that go bump in the night. It’s all part of the centuries-old King family mandate to protect the people of Cunanoon Mountain and Transylvania County, a mission Grady and Dawson are sworn to fulfill. But when it looks like something is hunting the people Grady loves, it’s time to dig into the family’s painful past, uncovering dangerous details of long-ago hunts against immortal creatures who never forget—or forgive. Can they solve the mystery and figure out who’s behind the deaths, or will they bear the deadly consequences of their hidden history? Reckoning with the past just might des ...
Attorney Michaela Harris is on her honeymoon—Alone. After being jilted at the altar, she takes off to Maui, only to lose her luggage and be stranded without a hotel room, thanks to her ex-fiancé canceling the reservation. The sympathetic staff at the Palekaiko Beach Resort look the other way when Michaela makes a deal to stay in a room that’s being renovated until a better one is available. She hits the surf to forget about her problems, but when she encounters a shark, she wonders if things will ever get better.
Billionaire Marcus Kincaide is about to lose his resort. No renovations will turn this around, not with his arch enemy out to destroy him. Marcus has got to keep his head in the game, but the mysterious and pretty wahine in the teeny bikini he rescued from a shark is filling his mind with desires that demand his attention. He figures a hot, intense and short affair is in order, so he can get back to the business of saving his livelihood. What he didn’t figure was falling for her and giving his enemy just what he needs to take him down.
The invitations are sent.
Champagne glasses are full.
Paparazzi wait, breathless for the perfect shot.
For the event of the century.
The eyes of the world are fixed on the opulent fairytale unfolding in tropical paradise.
If they only knew what it took for the Royals of Solana to reach Happily Ever After.
The weight on their shoulders has never been greater, the stakes never higher...
Royal Wedding is the finale of the Royals of Solana romantic suspense and adventure series by Susan Sheehey.
If you love exotic beaches, happy endings, and lavishly steamy romance, then you'll drool for the Royals of Solana series.
A Royals of Solana novella
One year after reclaiming the throne of Solana, the island is still healing and rebuilding. Relentless paparazzi plague the royal family.
Limelight follows Andr and Gemma to every corner of the island, shining an invasive light on their blinding passion. With a rock on her finger for nearly a year, Andr fears she wont ever agree to a nuptial date. Her fear of commitment rules much of their relationship until they discover an unlikely betrayal from within the palace.
Alanna and Flynn face the pressures of royal responsibility. He struggles to find his place by his queens side. Along with the obligation of producing an heir to the throne ...
DIESEL I’m a long haul trucker with a full load. I f*ck who I want. When I want. And I always leave them begging for more. I roll into town, take the best piece of ass I can find, and then move on before the sun rolls into the morning clouds. But not Lucy, the sunshine of a girl who works at the truck stop diner off Exit 276. She’s too sweet and too fragile for a bad boy like me to screw over. My past is mine to bear alone. Except one look at those gorgeous green eyes, and I’m toast. Hell, I’m only a f*cking man. And a man can’t resist what he wants no matter how hard he tries. LUCY I had big dreams for my life, but they flew right out the window when I used all my college savings to bail my brother out of an awful mess. So, now I work in the grimy truck stop diner every night, serving up greasy food to leering men. It’s the only way to get by. There’s one trucker I don’t mind so much though. Mysterious, rugged, dangerous. He’s the hottest man I’ve ever seen, and he looks like he likes to f*ck hard. Turns out he does. Now I’ve had his baby. Too bad he’s disappeared without a trace. Even though I try to hate him, I can’t get him off my mind. I want him to come back and be a father to our child. But that’s not the only thing I want. I want to give him my heart.
Mia Harrington’s father just lost his brave battle with cancer. Naturally, she’s devastated. With her mother long-since dead, and no siblings, Mia has a great deal of responsibility to shoulder. She’s also the sole beneficiary of her father’s estate. Or so she thinks. Unbeknownst to Mia, her father made a change to his will. She can still inherit, but only if she marries a suitable man within twelve months. If she doesn’t, her vile cousin will get everything. Determined not to lose her beloved childhood home, she resolves to find someone that fits the bill. What she isn’t expecting, however, is for that someone to be into sharing women with his best friend. In the meantime, Mia’s friendship with the estate gardener has blossomed into so much more. She can’t possibly plan to marry one man, while also being involved with two others ...or can she?
Imagine finding out that everything about your life is a lie. Imagine falling for the man who thinks he killed you. Imagine having to remain dead so you can keep him... Ryker Savage has always known who he is. He’s a brother, a friend, an orphan, and a murderer. One decision made twenty years ago altered the future of an entire town. At twenty-eight, he’s done his time, paid his dues, and wants to be left to his misery. Twenty-four-year-old Ana Barrett knows who she is. A struggling artist, a loyal friend, an orphan raised by loving grandparents. After a string of unlucky events leaves her homeless, broke, and alone, she receives a timely inheritance—a house in Fury, Colorado. It’s a gift guaranteed to change her life in ways she can’t imagine. When Ana arrives in Fury, the last thing she expects is to fall in love. But just as she thinks she’s found forever, the past comes back to tear them apart. Will their love stand a chance against a painful past or will it finally allow them to heal?
PRAISE FOR Blue Christmas “A Great 17,000 word Christmas short story – part of the Bestselling Sizzling Romantic Suspense “Blond Barracuda ” series.” RomanceReaderReviews “Gorgeous Army Captain Tiffany Anderson kicks butt with the best of them! And there isn’t a guy among the agents who is hotter than golden-boy Col. Brady Schaefer. Non-stop action! Sizzling romance!” J. John • Two top undercover agents topple an international illegal arms dealer. Much to the surprise of the two “go it alone” sexy agents, Christmas in Korea is anything but Blue. • Snow Angels, cookie dough (and especially the frosting) plus a big dose of Elvis-- makes for a sizzling Christmas • Even Blue Christmases can be Red HOT!
When I first laid eyes on him, I should have run the other way. Trouble was written all over him, from the confident swagger in his stride and seductive curl of his lips, to his smug, knowing looks. Jaxson was irresistible . . .and I fell hard. Then he was killed. Now the ruthless, unforgiving boss of an underworld organization thinks I did it. I've gone rogue, hell-bent on both revenge and redemption. Whatever it takes, I'm going to finish a job that began nine months ago. An unauthorized assignment that turned horribly, devastatingly wrong. My miscalculation. My fault. My heart left shattered into incomplete pieces which will never wholly fit back together again. But first I have to outsmart the hired killer they've sent after me; a killer who knows my every move, who's been inside my head, who owns my heart. I'm the traitor, Kylie. The rogue mercenary. His newest assignment. And this is our love story.
Can she forgive the man responsible for the murder of her entire family? Eve Valentin knows she’s no man's first choice. Chubby and plain, her only saving grace is the Valentin crime family name, but Eve soon learns that being a mafia princess is dangerous. Eve’s always known she’s flawed, that its wrong to love a killer without a conscience, But she’s also certain that Vadim will never let her go. Some say certain sins can’t be forgiven. Vadim Solonik knows that better than anyone. He’s put far too many men in the ground to seek redemption but there’s only one prize he’s always coveted. Ever since Eve Valentin walked into his life, he’s become a man obsessed. Vadim will pretend to be her enemy, to be the bastard everyone says he is, but in the end, she’ll be his in every way.
A human, a vampire and a werewolf walked into a bar. Sexy is what happens next. Since getting together with her vampire boyfriend, Ace, Aneesa is enjoying a sex life she could never have with a human. Ace has skill, strength, stamina…and is massively adventurous. Aneesa is checking things off her sexual bucket list at a rate of knots. However, she hasn’t even come close to experiencing the ultimate item on her list. So when Ace beats her to it, proposing a threesome with his werewolf friend, Barton, Aneesa’s definitely up for it. Barton is attractive, smart and sexy—almost too good to be true, in fact. Aneesa decides not to jump straight into things, but makes sure it’s what she truly wants. However, it turns out Barton’s not so easily dissuaded. Will Aneesa get the ultimate erotic experience she’s desired for so long? Will she be truly sated, or is the plan doomed to failure?
I had the perfect life. Then an accident took everything I loved.
After two years of barely getting by, I need to get away from here.
My plan? Drive across the country until I find a new place to live. There is just one problem with that. I have to take an old family friend along for the ride.
At first, I don't know what to make of Ryan Grant or the way it feels like he can see through me with those gorgeous green eyes of his. He's got secrets. And he's definitely holding a lot back.
But wow, there's so much more to him than I expected.
Not that it matters really, my heart and mind are trapped in the past.
I've never had the perfect life. And lately work seems to be my only focus.
Probably because I've been betrayed a time or two by people I thought I could trust. By people who were only after me for one thing. So I'm moving west from Philly to Seattle.
There is just one problem with that. I don't fly. Ever.
So when Katie Taylor offers to drive me across the country, how can I say no? She is my dream girl after all. Always has been.
But is her tragic past too much for her to overcome?
Warning: Strong language and moderate sexual content
Air Force Pararescuman, Junior Lieutenant Kyle “Raven” Alvarez has seen it all. After three years as the team’s medic, he’s been up to his elbows patching back together the worst humanity has to offer, overseas and stateside. So, when his teammates set him up for a date through Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service, he jumps at the chance. But under no circumstances will he end up like Colin, Bobby, and Zeke...with a ring on his finger and a lifelong commitment. Just one night of hot, sweaty no-strings-attached sex, and he’ll be good to go. Besides, Madame Eve found three perfect matches already. He’s in the clear, right? Dr. Melissa Anne Carter has dedicated her life to saving people. Especially the innocent victims of rampant gang violence that come through her Emergency Department. Then out of the blue, her long-forgotten application to 1Night Stand is answered. Madame Eve has found her perfect match. Maybe a night in the arms of a man who can make her body sing will help her forget all the horror she’s witnessed and lives she couldn’t save. At least for a little while. But destruction at the hands of a madman has never hit so close to home, becoming more personal than ever. And when a man with a penchant for explosives vows revenge by abducting Melissa, the oath she took to Do No Harm takes on new meaning. Can Kyle and his team save the good doctor before the timer runs out—literally?
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?
A single mom trying to get by Krista was ready to leave hooking behind when her ex cleaned out her bank account. Stuck working to provide for her daughter, she protects herself with one rule: never get involved with someone at the club. Not that she wants to. Sex has become a job, a means to an end. A man looking for redemption Colt spent eight months in prison for trusting the wrong woman, nearly bringing down his entire motorcycle club in the process. Now he needs to fix the MC's cash flow problems or watch the only family he's ever known fall apart. Meeting Krista wasn't part of his mission. Falling for her could mean his destruction. One night together as an escape Krista's body wakes at Colt's touch, allowing her to imagine a life after the MC. A future. A happily-ever-after, if only briefly. Krista brings out feelings in Colt he forgot could exist. But just as he begins to trust again, Krista's truth is revealed--testing the very boundaries of Colt's jealousy and faith.
Stupid romantic dreams aren’t for me. Life has taught me enough to be sure love is a lie to sell diamonds on Valentine’s. I have everything I want. A stable career, the bank account, amazingly supportive friends, and a fabulous high heels collection. Until I lay my eyes on him. Evan Hayes. Panty-dropping gorgeous. Check. Cocky grin and attitude to match. Check. And check. That sounds good, right? But I’m six years older, he’s a player… and my brother’s best friend. An unexpected encounter on a stormy night turns into something else. Something intense and undeniable. The lines I carefully drafted around my heart become blurry, all the plans I made for my future are at stake. Could he be the man who makes me believe? This is a standalone, reverse age-gap, enemies-to-lovers romance that features a swoon-worthy doctor hero and hell-on-heels heroine you will fall in love with. Binge now!
The week before her big day, Tia catches her fiancé getting down and dirty with her best friend. She quickly washes her hands of them both. But why waste a perfectly good and very expensive honeymoon to her dream spot--South Africa?
After bumping into the same cute guy three times in Cape Town, Tia's reminded she still has desires. Before long, they’re hiking over Table Mountain together, and getting to know each other. Levi is charming and funny, sexy and strong.
When trouble brews in the African sky, a wild storm leaves them stranded on the mountain as night falls. Levi's survival skills provides them with quick shelter as the storm rages above. But for Tia, another storm rages between her and her sexy saviour. Will he teach her to trust again? Or is there more to the hot American than meets the eye?
Rory MacTaggart is an uptight lawyer by day, and a steamy seducer by night.
One night in New Orleans changed my life. But is it for better or worse? The instant I see Emery Granger, I need to possess her. A one-night stand should've been the end of it. Except I can't quite let her go yet.
A marriage of convenience is the best I can offer.
For reasons I can't fathom, Emery agrees to marry me for money, knowing it will last only one year. She is the opposite of every woman I've ever known, and the opposite of mecheerful, free-spirited, and compassionate. Maybe that's why I need to have her, though I will never love her.
All I know for certain is that living by my rules might destroy us both.Rory in a Kilt is the third and final book in The Ballachulish Trilogy, a brand-new series based on the first three books in the bestselling Hot Scots series, reborn and retold from the heroes' perspectives.
Victorian Prostitute. Billionaire Bad Boy. Philip, Duke of Solemn was in love with the kingdom’s prostitute. He was determined to keep her even if it meant abdicating his place in the ruling line. Juliet was forced into prostitution to support her ailing parents. Her first customer was the duke himself. The encounter left Juliet unable to perform her duties to the full extent as her feelings were stolen that night. Can Philip convince Juliet to marry him? Will Juliet’s secret win the Queen over? Can the peasant girl win over the kingdom?
The last thing Sara Flannigan needs is a man in her life. When she returns to her hometown, she vows to create a happy life for her son and to rebuild her life after a painful divorce. Yet when she meets her son’s new doctor, she can’t deny the spark of attraction that heats between them.
He’s Harrison Thornton, the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family would never accept a woman like Sara, a woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. She tries to ignore the whispers of her past, but she soon realizes secrets can never stay hidden for long.
Especially from the man claiming her wounded heart.
Emily There is nothing better than a mocha frappe on the way to the office in the morning and Sunday spent on South Beach. I'm getting closer to the big 3-0 and finding that perfect guy is getting harder and harder even though I work for a sports agency buzzing with jocks. They are married, players, or jerks. Life changes on a dime when I'm sent to Maine amidst a blizzard to rescue a rookie who's managed to get himself in trouble his first week playing for the NHL team, the Maine Maulers. I can’t wait to get Wyatt back on track so I can leave this godforsaken frozen state that seems more like Siberia than New England. I'm in a mood by the time I track Wyatt down at the hockey pond. His devilish good looks combine with the way he fills out his old jeans in all the right places ...and how sexy he looks leaning on his hockey stick…maybe there is something special about this young jock because he's pushing all my buttons. This is a sports romance with a HEA guarantee.
Savannah Santos is on the run. She fled everything she ever knew to follow her career dreams. But she wasn’t expecting her new roommate to be her dream guy. For Cooper Quin, being any girl’s dream man is nothing new, but he’s determined to stay exactly that: a dream. His focus is on killing it in the brutal MMA ring. But his sexy new roommate is nothing like one of his usual one-night stands. With her, it feels safe to let his guard down.
A mix-and-match mock engagement?
Ballerina Sofia Koslov's career is on the line when she's accosted at the airport by a rich, reckless playboy who thinks she's his mail-order bride! But the playboy's levelheaded brother, Quinn McNeill, solves the media snafu with a switcheroo. He'll pretend to be her legitimate fiancé to protect her reputation—and to protect his family's business deals from her father's wrath. Sofia's one condition: they'll share the spotlight as a loving couple but won't share a bed. But soon Quinn's gentlemanly ways strike a chord, and Sofia's dying to renege on that condition and have a real fling…
The Magnate's Mail-Order Bride is part of The McNeill Magnates series.
He Rescued Her from Danger. Then She Stole His Heart
Working as a trick rider for Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, Blue Thunder of the Lakota Nation joins forces with two Assiniboine warriors in their mission to stop a hidden enemy who means to destroy the American Indian people. As a child, hed witnessed the massacre of his friends and family, including the girl, Sweet Flower, whom he'd vowed to marry. The loss has left him with a burning ache and a prejudice against the white man. So how can he fall for a woman like Marci Fox?
Something terrible happened to Marci when she was a child; something that keeps her from remembering her early life. She jumps at the chance to travel from England to New York with her friends working with the Wild West show. But a last minute hitch means the only way to get there is to pretend shes married to Blue Thunder. Her attraction to him is deep, yet something stands in the way of true happinessthe ghosts from his past and his commitment to a mission that could get him killed.
But soon, Blue Thunder and his friends must discover who the true enemy is and stop his evil plans before he can harm more of their people. Could uncovering the treachery get Blue Thunder killed? And, even if he survives the threat, can Blue Thunder and Marci overcome their past and discover the sweet flower of true love?
Warning: A sensuous romance that might stir one's heart to look for, discover and ignite a soul-stirring, foreve ...
If you take the sex and sizzle of Nora Roberts and combine it with the literary genius of Jane Austen, you will end up with writing talents of Tessa Candle. Anyone who appreciates romance and sexual sizzle, with drama and a humorous twist, will love this story.—M. Forsyth.Did you love Pride and Prejudice, but always wish you got to see Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy have it off? This is the witty but sexy Regency Romance you have been waiting for…
Mark is concentrating on his sobriety, until Paulo steals his heart. Paulo aches for Mark, body and soul, and he knows Mark feels it too. So why does Mark keep pushing him away? First standalone book in a series of sexy m/m contemporary new adult novellas.
A small town boy. A girl on the run. And one night of passion that changes everything. HUNTER: The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. That was the saying, right? A year after his wife had left him, Hunter still hadn’t taken the advice to heart… until she walked into the bar. Long black hair, red, red lips, and curves for days, Hunter couldn’t take his eyes off her. Isobel was on the run and the sleepy town of Hawthorne seemed like a great place to hide. She could take a timeout to escape her problems—evil stepmother and all—and pretend for a while they’d never catch up with her. She didn’t count on the sizzling connection to the sexy as sin man at the bar when she blew into town. But can a city girl and a country boy ever be anything more than a short-lived fire that burns crazily bright and then flames out fast?
Welcome to Kirk University, a beautiful campus uni in northern England. These slice-of-life, racially diverse romance books each follow a different couple on their quest for personal growth, self-discovery, and of course, love. No bad boys or alpha males here, just down-to-earth, confident, sexy young men and the bright spunky women who fall for them. Eat up this collection of five steamy new adult contemporary romance novellas. Perfect if you enjoy realistic, warm-hearted books with plenty of drama and sexy times to get you hot under the collar.
Lacy Reed is the ultimate bad girl, and she doesn't care what anyone thinks - until her naked selfies show up on her boss's cell phone.
Brandon Cole never smiles, ever. Not even when Lacy's indecent selfies appear on his phone. He's got an image and reputation to protect. Already a VP before age 30, he doesn't need flirtatious and nosy Lacy to get close and discover his well-hidden secret.
When hackers break into their company's network, Lacy and Brandon walk into a trap where Brandon's past catches up with him. What will he risk to free himself in a gamble that Lacy's flirting has turned to love and grant him his secret Christmas wish?
Bree has taken a walk on the wild side and discovered a desire she never knew existed. A desire for control. A desire for submission. As she explores these desires, she must also learn the lesson for true happiness. This is book two of a three book release. The book contains scenes of explicit adult material.
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?
A thug pulls a knife on a mean London street. Rookie cop Olivia Johnston-Denny steps up. When irresistible American congressman Jackson T. Paine intervenes, her life is changed for ever. Olivia is a fiery Scot. Jackson’s a cool Oklahoma boy. Feel the heat of the chemical reaction. Tipped as a future president, ruthless opponents plot his downfall. When he faces them down, he stands alone for the final showdown. He has one invincible weapon. A woman in love.
Shy librarian Catena likes her quiet life…until a huge naked man muscles his way into her house, insisting he's been woken from his centuries-long sleep to be her personal protector. Catena's life is turned upside down when she's saved by a creature she's only heard about in books. If only her hero's rock-hard abs weren't actually made out of stone. Tor has no memory of his past. All he knows is that he must protect Catena at all costs. Can they unlock the dark secrets chaining them to the past, and forge a new future? CAUTION: This is a steamy gargoyle shifter romance, so if you don't like your heroes hot, hard and protective, Tor and Catena's tale might be a bit much for you.
Prince Dane's father is ready to abdicate the throne on the condition that Dane finds a wife and marries her quickly before he is coronated king. The only problem is Dane is in a relationship with his bodyguard, Asher. Reluctantly, Dane searches for a wife and against Asher's wishes, chooses Lyric a beautiful ballet dancer who has run from her royal heritage. As Asher grapples with the worry he will lose Dane to his wife, Dane faces rejection when Lyric refuses his proposal. On a mission to satisfy his lover, Asher brings Lyric back to the castle, and their tenuous friendship becomes love. Dane soon finds the same love for the kind-hearted Lyric and now they must sacrifice themselves for roles they must play so that Dane can become king. As Asher, Lyric, and Dane face the prejudice of their kingdom, Dane realizes things have to change in order for them to ever be happy together... This is a steamy MMF menage romance with a HEA, no cheating and a lot of fun.
She’s my best friend’s little sister. Strictly off limits. Until one disastrous kiss… Tabitha used to be that annoying little tagalong with a crush on me. At swim meets, I used to tease her relentlessly and she’d pretend to hate it. Six years later and she’s gone from gawky teenager to stunning young woman, one I can’t get out of my (insatiably) dirty mind. But I need her older brother’s friendship and his family’s support to continue finding a cure for the disease that took my mom. Tabitha's family stood by me when no one else would. Betraying them by taking their daughter to bed is out of the question, even though the temptation is driving me insane. Then she kisses me, which leads to just one incredible night, and then another…until suddenly I can’t get enough of this girl with her dreams so big and her heart so brave. So when summer ends, do I play it safe and let her go, or sacrifice everything to make her mine? If you like the heart of Melanie Harlow and the sexy heat of Lauren Blakely, you’ll love this spicy small town sports romance.
The second novel in the Suburbia Trilogy. One summer afternoon, Jolene Briggs, along with four other wives are discussing their mundane sex life in Gail Cavanaugh’s backyard, when Gail, their matron, makes this declaration: “I’m talking about us coming together like a horny wives’ soccer team and having fun as only horny housewives can. About us pooling together our resources of handsome black men around and sharing them amongst ourselves. What I’m talking about here is for us to start a sort of suburban wives club.” For the five wives, only one rule exists: Once you get involved, your sexual life can never be the same to want to go back again. For Jolene, the summer is about to get heated up in more ways she nor her friends can imagine. Just when you thought suburbia can’t get any erotic, you can never believe what the wives can do, especially with their husband’s support. If you enjoyed ‘Mary’s Addiction’, you’re going to loved ‘The Suburban Wives Club’.
Will stumbling on a far-reaching conspiracy expose a dark secret or will the truth be lost in translation? Her childhood filled with global exploration that sparked a gift for learning languages, Mira Swanson’s chosen career as a translator makes perfect sense. After she lands a position with a renowned senator, she quickly builds a reputation for being a skilled professional that doesn't miss a single detail. But she when she stumbles onto a hidden document implicating her boss in a black market arms trade, Mira’s detail-oriented life spins out of control. Headstrong and determined to put a stop to the senator’s dirty dealings before innocent lives are put in danger, Mira has no idea where to look for help. That is, until she meets Jackson Archer. Billionaire white hat cyber security specialist Jackson Archer has been to hell and back, repeatedly. When the world-weary former Navy SEAL meets Mira, her allegations seem dubious at best and he has no problems telling her so. Mira’s complete lack of situational awareness and disregard for her own safety sparks every protective instinct he has, and the more she drives him crazy the more he wants her. But while his SEAL training prepared him for every imagined scenario in war, no exercise could have prepared him for how to deal with his growing desire for the woman under his protection. As they dig deeper and more secrets are exposed, can Jackson keep his focus on uncovering the truth about the senator and k ...
Starved for love and fearing time is running out, attorney Tally Abram seeks the aid of her gay best friends, Lex and Ishkode Ackerman, in fathering the children she desperately wants. Will they comply? Will Tally find the family she craves? Or will her need for completion destroy the most important relationships in her life?
A Doms of The Cage Prequel Novel
Ever wondered where your favourite Doms and subs played before The Cage opened?
Delaney MacDonald is a bratty sub of the highest order who has never fully submitted to a Dom in all her years of kink.
After spending months trying to create the perfect Dom, Delaney finds him cheating on her with another sub. Instead of feeling devastated and betrayed by her former Doms actions, shes more concerned with finding another Dom she can secretly top from the bottom. When two Doms she has known for years come forward to offer her a contract, Delaney resists at first. Master Linkin and Master Martin are real Doms who will demand her actual submission.
Master Martin and Master Linkin are on a mission to find the sub that will bind them together.
They have been together for years. When they found BDSM, they were quick to discover they were both Doms, neither one able to properly submit to the other to create the power exchange. They agreed to top subs together in the hopes one day they would find the perfect sub to complete their triad. Master Linkin and Master Martin had watched Delaney for years and knew she needed a proper Dom to help her reveal her submission. They finally have the opportunity to offer Delaney a contract.
Delaney, Master Linkin, and Master Martin come together in scorching scenes that affect each one of them in different ways. For Delaney, her descent into true submissio ...
Struggling artist Ariane Arlington flees the Welsh valleys after exposing her corrupt boss. But when the sun rises she finds herself jobless and homeless in Cardiff city with barely a penny to her name.
She responds to an advert in the local paper—Room to let, wanted, girl to share. What she doesn’t realize is that the two insanely gorgeous guys who live in the penthouse apartment really do want a girl to share, in every sense of the word. Fortunately for Ariane, rent is the last thing on their minds.
She discovers the men are bound together by a turbulent past. Liam, a computer whiz, keeps a painful secret hidden beneath his buff exterior, whilst Quinn, a pioneering neurosurgeon, wonders if he’ll ever meet a woman who can live with his controlling ways. They admit the one thing missing from their lives is a woman just like Ariane, who can handle them both in and out of the bedroom and who, t ...
Lisa – I never planned to write steamy romances, but what started as a way to pay the bills is now a pretty lucrative side hustle. My real dream is to write children's books, so I took a job with an education company to learn the ropes. Things started off great, until I met my boss’ brother, who could be my next cover model. Best not to let that slip though, since I didn’t put romance novelist on my resume. My pen name protects my secret, but is it forcing me to live a lie? Chris – I hate playing handyman for my brother’s fledgling company when my role is so much bigger, but I get his desire to succeed on his own merits. I’ll play along and pretend my contribution is limited to what I can do with my hands instead of my bank account. As far as excuses go it has merit, and even gives me reason to bump into the beautiful new writer, who I can’t stop thinking about. But getting close to her is so, so wrong, considering she doesn’t know I’m the one who writes her paycheck.
Charlotte couldn't escape … from the prison Raymond put her in or from the dark love she found with him. Especially when she realized that the darkness was inside her too... Charlotte: I ran away from my crap life of stripping and living with my father in a trash heap of a trailer. I thought I was headed toward freedom but I woke up in another prison. A prison that was built just for me. He knows things about me that no one should. He sees things in me that I can’t see. I don’t want to be here. But I don’t want to leave him either. He’s a monster for keeping me prisoner. But I’m a monster too for loving the dark, dirty things he does to me. Raymond: I know I messed up. I’ve been alone in this house for far too long. Alone except the servants that skulk around in the darkness. But then I found Charlotte and I had to have her. I had to take her. I have to make her mine. Now I don’t want to live without her. But if I can’t convince her to stay … they won’t let either one of us live. Dark Love is a dark romance that contains dark sexual themes and is 40k words in length. It's the first part of a two-part series.
Reuben has been searching for his mystery girl for twenty-four years. He knows he'll recognize her when he sees her, because he's had visions of her for more than half his life. But when he finds her, she isn't at all what he expects; she's mouthy and obnoxious with an attitude, and he yearns to tame her. Alice has sworn off bossy men. She's had too many awful experiences, and not a single guy has lived up to the promises they've made. But when Reuben Weston starts paying her attention, she can't help but give in and try one more time. Maybe, if she's very brave, or very lucky, she'll find someone worth breaking for.
I was never darling Daddy’s little girl. But his best friend is my all time crush. Damon Max was always too busy chasing girls my age. But Carl, his lawyer and best friend, made me feel adored whenever he was around. He's not your average older man. Carl could double for movie stars which is why I've lusted after him since I gave him my innocence. In my dreams. Because he disappeared suddenly five years ago before I got the chance. And my lust for my dad's pal became even more filthy. Is it wrong to want experience with a real man instead of fast fumbles and lumberjack beards? If so, sign me up with the dirty sinners. Because Carl melts every girl's panties just walking across a room. Now he's back and I may still be in school but there's just one thing I want from him. If only my Dad would stop coming between us, I know Carl will cave in to the forbidden desire we've kept hidden for years. But if we indulge this slow burning passion, it could destroy us both. He's either going to give in to our old temptation or vanish again on the next plane.
One sizzling night. A lifetime of consequences.
In college, Rae Everhart had her future mapped out — until one night of forbidden passion with her much-older professor cost her everything. Iain MacTaggart abandoned Rae, never knowing he'd given her a daughter. Thirteen years later, he storms back into her life. His easy smile tempts her, but his sensual seduction may be her undoing.
Iain MacTaggart knows he can't win Rae with sweet words and apologies. To earn back her trust, he'll rely on the one thing he does best — pleasuring a woman. He abandoned Rae once, but he won't repeat that mistake. Still, hot sex and secrets don't mix. And his darkest mistakes may be coming back to haunt them both.
Can Rae trust the man who destroyed her once and who could so easily do it again? This time, he can do much worse than break her heart. He could break their daughter's heart too.
Notorious in a Kilt is the fifth book in the award-winning, bestselling Hot Scots series. Also in audio, narrated by Mary Ann Weathers & Patrick Zeller.
One look, and I'm stone hard. One night, and she's carrying my baby. When I’m not riding my bike, I’m riding a woman, and no one does it better than me. If they want more than a night, they can hit the road. Until I meet her. Joanna Jensson. She’s everything I’m not. Innocent. Good. And her faintest smile gets my c*ck rock hard. I want to feel her soft skin beneath my calloused hands, and I want her screaming my name into her pillow. One night with her was all I got before my own MC set me up and landed me in prison. But when I learn she had my baby, it’s going to take more than a few metal bars to keep me from protecting my family. I’m coming back. And I’m coming hard. This is a standalone, full-length MC romance with panty-soaking romance and a rock-hard bad boy. Happily ever after guaranteed.
A woman who has everything to lose. The only person who can help her is the man she betrayed years before, the head of the Irish mob. I thought I could betray the Devil of Galway. I was wrong. For two years I was undercover as the lover of the most powerful man in Ireland. The night my betrayal became known he believed I died. Now I’m back and I need his help. I thought I could make a deal with the Devil. I should have known better. My bargain with the Devil will cost me everything. The Bargain is a enemies to lovers romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Contains a desperate woman and the only person who can help her... the ruthless man she betrayed years prior.
I hate Logan MacTaggart. He's rude, crude, and the last man on earth I'd ever get involved with. But every filthy thing he says makes me want to rip his clothes off. Or smack him. Sometimes both. Logan tempts me to do naughty things in inappropriate places, and I can't resist giving in.
Serena Carpenter is a bitch. Every time she slaps me and calls me disgusting, I want to drag her into the nearest dark corner and show her exactly how rude I can be. The last thing I want is a relationship. Once I seduce her, I'll walk away. After all, an ex-spy doesn't get a happy ending.
If Logan and I didn't work together, maybe we could stay away from each other. But I see him every day, and the more I see him the more I crave that infuriating man. It's not fair for a jerk to be so hot and irresistible. We're completely wrong for each other. But maybe…
Lethal in a Kilt is the seventh book in the award-winning, bestselling Hot Scots series. Also in audio, narrated by Shane East & Emma Wilder.
All Erika wanted was a gorgeous Greek god to worship. Noah wants to be that man! Erika I need to reinvent my life! I had gotten into a rut with a boyfriend who couldn’t commit and a thankless job in the Fingerlakes. So I moved to a beach town with an exciting job as a water patrol officer. While I want to be independent, I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. When I met Noah, I was skeptical. Admittedly, he is a gorgeous man, but is he a one-woman kind of guy, or will he turn out to be another womanizer? I want to spread my wings and try new things, but I don’t want my wings clipped by another man who can’t commit. Noah I’m not going to deny that women find me attractive, and occasionally I have had a one-night stand. I have tried having long-term relationships, but I always get burned. My last girlfriend was attacked by a shark and moved away, blaming me for the incident. When I met Erika, I felt an instant attraction, but I need to know that she feels the same way because I want to make her mine. I want to prove to her that I can be a one-woman man and protect her from any danger, including sharks.
Protector. Lover. Enemy. Sometimes in life, choices just aren't part of the plan. When fate interferes and bulldozes right over you. That's how I felt the first time I saw him. Standing in my kitchen, soaking wet, hotter than a man has the right to be, and holding a knife. Declan's cold, stone-cold. I can't help but want him. His presence stirs up some raw emotion within me. He seems so...alone. But is he here to kill me or save me? He's the one man I should never want...and the one I can never forget.
From the very beginning, I suspected I was making a bargain with the devil. I accepted Bryce Gentry's position as his personal assistant knowing there was more to the job than answering emails and taking meeting notes. I mean, so what if he likes to watch me do my office work without my shirt on? No big deal. All I care about is making ends meet and taking care of my son. But Gentry seems determined to make me a pawn in his personal vendettas and power plays. And then there's Gentry's handsome former collaborator and current rival: Jackson Vale. Jackson makes me FEEL. He makes me feel alive. Feel sexy. Feel in control and out of control at the same time. He makes me want a future when I can barely manage the day to day. For a girl like me, it's dangerous to want. If there's one thing I've learned in this life, it's to never put my heart on the line. The stakes of these games are getting too high, too fast. It was just supposed to be a job. But now I'm stuck between two men intent on destroying one another. Will I make it out of this with my heart, soul, and body intact, or will this CRUSH ME? Warning: Contains triggers and dark themes which may be distressing to some readers. Book 1 of 2 Part Series. Second book releases on March 9th.
If I fail, millions will die at the hands of Big Oil.
Ever since I announced my $50 million-dollar anti-fracking campaign, they're aiming to shut me up for good. But I won't relent.
And now that I'm being targeted by a rogue sniper, this pretty little brunette detective is my self-appointed bodyguard?
Please, I'm loaded! I've got plenty of security...but maybe I don't have enough protection for my heart because I'm falling for her.
I can't allow my newfound affections for her slow me down and I refuse to let a price on my head get in the way of such important work.
I never expected to fall in love on the job, least of all with the man I'm investigating.
But the more I'm around Jack, the more I'm beginning to fall for him, for his charisma, his determination...and his body.
Problem is, he's the prime suspect in my homicide investigation.
He's also number one on Big Oil's hit list and it's up to me to protect him - to be his guardian angel - whether he likes it or not.
I can't let my feelings cloud my judgment or we'll both end up dead.
Guardian Angel Guardian Angel is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
Two brothers awakened a desire she’d never known… But it’s only one who steals her heart. CAUTION: Alpha hero, bad-boy romance that’s utterly addictive and outrageously satisfying. Jessa Andrews is a top reporter at the city’s premiere newspaper. She loves her job, but as of late she’s been plagued with frequent, debilitating headaches. Jessa lives alone, her mother recently died of cancer, and decides it is time to know more about her past, so she hires a private investigator to help her find her father. Little does she realize it is a two for one deal and the instant attraction she has to the Boynton brothers is reciprocated. As the three work together on her case they become very close. As Jessa learns more about the kink they play, more about herself, more about them, her health continues to decline. When she’s about to unveil her family’s secrets, things heat up and jealousy between the men intensifies. It’s then Jessa realizes that it is time to choose between the brothers — because she knows now, she can’t have them both. Reece and Ryan Boynton have supported one another through thick and thin, it’s what identical twins do. Having the same taste in women, it’s not unusual for them to share, but when they meet Jessa the men know immediately there is something about her that is different. For the first time, Reece and Ryan have strong disagreements and as one brother’s bond deepens the other is left questioning everything he thought he knew about himself and his brother. ...
With his career threatened and his life at risk, Wulf must seek help from the one man he swore he would never trust again, Luc Saint-Cyr, a.k.a. the Harbinger. An enigmatic man whose legendary power makes him the most feared person in the empire. For the Harbinger, saving Wulf is a simple matter of asserting his will. Luc's ties to the Thieves' Guild grant him access anywhere. He can protect Wulf without difficulty. Until Luc brings Wulf home for safekeeping, and discovers the real reason for the threats. Protecting Wulf has not only put his and Wulf's lives at risk, it's also risked the life of Luc's teenaged son. This is beyond protection, now. To the Harbinger, this is personal...
Some of us have to choose; family, or love?
When Mandi (Mandeep Garg) is forced to move back in with her conservative parents, she’s preparing to say goodbye to all the freedoms she’s enjoyed so far: no curfews, no questions, and the freedom to date or hang out with whoever she wants. She spends her last night of independence with Callum, whom she has only just met. Sparks fly almost immediately. Can she say goodbye?
TV Chef Callum Byrne is used to getting what he wants, both from relationships and life in general. From his first meeting with Mandi, he realises she’s refreshingly different: his fame doesn’t impress her much. She tells him she’s only looking for one night of fun. Will he let her go?
Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone contemporary romance novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? One-click and find out.
Hermione’s in Budapest on a romantic weekend break. Or at least it should have been romantic—an unexpected break-up means she’s visiting the Hungarian capital alone. Determined to make the most of it, she goes on a night-time river cruise, the perfect opportunity to see some of the city’s beautiful sights after dark. On the boat, cute Budapest native Emil serves her cocktails. They chat a little on the journey, engage in some banter, and when Emil asks Hermione out for dinner, she’s seriously tempted. But she’s a long way from home, by herself—is dinner with a complete stranger a good idea? Hermione decides to take a chance, and what follows is an unforgettable night which will transform her life forever.
Anonymous - lacking recognizability There are certain groups where being anonymous is truly coveted. Those wishing to fulfill their deepest desires through sex games and kink without the burden of names and faces. Join this group of anonymous authors as they take you into the dark underground world of BDSM, some of which you may recognize and some will surprise you. Contemporary, historical, and paranormal -- anything you could want is here.
*2018 Booksellers' Best Finalist in Erotic Romance* He was everything she never wanted and everything she craved. Four nights. Three cities. Two people running from their pasts. Will one more night ever be enough? No-nonsense Alice O’Connor came to Stockholm for work, not to fall in love. But when she meets the elusive author Jonas Hällström, they both let their guards down for one sexy night. And one night turns into more. Jonas has a darker past, the kind of past Alice has sworn off. The kind she has every reason to be afraid of. Can she reconcile the things he’s done with the man who makes her come alive? "Deep, thoughtful and super sexy." - Jill, Goodreads ***18+***
Summer. Six years ago, my life was a mess. I never wanted to fall in love again, so I developed a "guys suck" attitude. It saved me. Everything was fine until I met this unrealistically hot tutor with a weird name. He made me feel too much. So I ran, and never looked back. Now, I’m back in school, trying not to flunk out again, and according to my mother, my life has no meaning. I hate to admit this, but she's right. Undecided isn't only my major, it's the hashtag of my boring life. Maybe that's why I agree to pick up Max when my mom's client calls begging for some help, but that's not why I agree to keep coming back. Imagine my surprise when the sweet dad with the adorable son turns out to be the tutor I ran out on.
My life's work, my passion, is to make the world a better place.
And when I meet the pretty blonde Leigh I'm positive we'll take the company to new heights, along with our newfound romance.
But somebody is determined to stop me and my work, to keep us from achieving our goals and realizing our dreams.
If only I can discover who before we both wind up dead, before I lose Leigh forever.
Do dreams really come true?
They will when you meet Harrison Clark, the wealthy and powerful CEO of the company I work for.
And after falling in love with Harrison I want to believe in fate, in destiny.
But lately my dreams are getting more frequent and more frightening, ominous even.
It's like the universe is trying to warn me of something.
If only I can figure out what before it's too late, before I lose the love of my life.
Dream Boss is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
Three steamy forbidden student-professor romance stories about the beautiful psychology professor Diego Valentine and his plucky student Cassandra Rodriguez. This collection includes all three stories together, letting you enjoy the love and sizzling tension between a girl and an older man. Right at the charming location of Kirk University, a lovely campus in northern England.
Heroes They come from all walks of life. Men and women in uniform, standing up to serve their country, banding in an untouchable brotherhood / sisterhood to protect its citizens. Some will find both glory and pain, some find their purpose in life, but for so many, the war will never truly end. Join these honorable men and women as we explore their journeys. These stories show what it means for them and their families when they make the brave decision to sign up to serve their country. Home of the Brave contains stories of soldiers, airmen, marines, and seamen who defend us all from so many things. Most we will never even know about, that’s how incredible they truly are. All proceeds from this set will be used to help the men, women and families of our Armed Forces.
She lost her inheritance. He stole her job. When these rivals start playing with fire, sparks fly, donuts melt, and hearts burn. ★★★★★ "If you like hot, action-packed, firefighter romance, look no further. Danika puts you right on the front line in all the best ways." ~Cora Seton, NYT & USA Today bestselling romance author At 24 and just 5’4”, Sophie Beaulieu may not look like the best candidate to become the first paid chief of the Lily Valley Volunteer Fire Department. But the crew have faith in her and everyone expects she’ll get the job. A job she needs to keep her family home after her father dies. So when an arrogant and hot as Hades career firefighter rides into town wearing the new chief’s helmet, nobody is more shocked or angry than Sophie. Nick West is convinced this small-town job is his ladder to a chief promotion in the city. Nick's been an outsider all his life, even in his own fractured family, so he has no trouble taking on the opposition, whether that’s the haters within the department, or the feisty woman he takes on as his Deputy—despite their explosive chemistry. As the competition rages like an uncontrolled bush fire, sparks fly between Nick and Sophie, both in and out of their turn-out gear. Will their romantic fling be extinguished by their egos, or can they fan the flames to find their forever? ~~~ First In is a steamy, contemporary romance and the first stand-alone book in the Mixed Six-Pack series. If you like off-the-charts chemistry and enemies ...
Kissing her firefighter boss was the BEST BAD idea ever.
Firefighter Erin Hudgens was ten seconds from living out her 'trapped in a supply closet with a hot guy who would perform acts of unspeakable pleasure to her willing body.'
Oh, no, that sexy guy is her no-nonsense fire chief, Noah Baker, who just put her firehouse on probation. Kissable as he may be, he’s not in play and is treating her with kid gloves, lest they succumb to temptation and take their mutual attraction further . . . even if it's spontaneous combustion hot.
But after one kiss, the gloves and the clothes come OFF . . .
WARNING: This steamy romance may lead to actual smoldering when you get hot and bothered after it ends in a HFA since the sexiness continues to a second book. You should only read if you wish Grey's Anatomy and Chicago Fire featured a shirtless fire chief who can paralyze you with the power of his eyes . . . and abs.
Acting out hot scenes in old movie costumes is a beautiful, broken cop's path to healing and love.Traumatized by a deadly underwater dive, police diver Catrina Turner abandoned her career and escaped to Muskoka, Canada’s upscale, private vacation destination favored by wealthy celebrities. She and her retired police dog Titan provide security services to safeguard empty luxury homes over the winter. Her PTSD is a tightly-held secret… until an affair with a visitor changes her life. Hollywood screenwriter Chett de Groot needs a hit to save his career. He accepts a movie star’s offer to use her secluded lake house as a writing retreat, and discovers a closet full of her old movie costumes. Lonely, freezing in Muskoka, and out of ideas, Chett entices the beautiful security guard to wear costumes and role-play in love scenes for inspiration. They discover how satisfying acting can be. Soon Catrina’s ad-libbing passionate lines in scorching “performances” that knock his thermal socks off. Chett secretly writes Catrina’s terrifying dive into a spec script. Then a film producer makes Chett an offer he can’t refuse. But when Catrina finds out, will he lose her forever?
Kansas, 1877. Sadie Sullivan lost everything when a herd of longhorn cattle bound for Dodge City trampled and destroyed her farm. Now she works in Dodge—one of the most wicked and lawless towns in the West—at the Northern Star saloon. But her survival in this new world of sin and violence depends on maintaining a lie so deadly it could end her life before the town of Dodge can.
The one man capable of unraveling all of Sadie's secrets is Noah Ballantyne, the Texan rancher whose herd destroyed her home. Back in town and taking up the role of deputy alongside legendary lawman Bat Masterson, Noah vows he won't leave until he's made things right. But with the saloon’s madam unwilling to release Sadie and a rich cattle baron wanting her as well, the odds aren’t in favor of finding love…or leaving town alive.
In a town ruled by sin, will he earn her love or her lies?
The War Between the States ended 5 years ago, but she still pursues her enemy...
Rebel spy turned government rabble rouser Adella Willows receives her mission straight from a Washington senator—play havoc with the Katy Railroad & derail its bid to win the race. The senator craves wealth. Adella craves revenge. But her plans crumble into chaos when she enters a battle of wits with the railroad's foreman.
An ocean separates him from his failures in Ireland, but he's still haunted by those who died...
Cormac McGrady's sole desire is keeping his workmen safe their rivals. But the beautiful spy bedeviling his railroad needs protecting as well. Cormac must choose between winning the race and winning Adella's heart, while Adella must choose whether she lives for revenge or dies for love.
Can the pursuit of an old enemy lead to a new love?
Baseball star Tomas Vegas puts all his energy into winning the World Series, until he meets the young and beautiful widow Adriana Moretti. Adriana, who owns a multi-million dollar business she started with her late husband, is determined to carry on his legacy. The last thing she wants or needs is to fall in love with the handsome Puerto Rican Tomas. His supermodel ex-girlfriend and Adriana's tightly-knit Italian family threaten them, as cultural differences invade their steamy attraction to one another. The tensions cause Tomas to disappoint his team, while Adriana allows her company to flounder. The harder they try to pull apart, the more they silently yearn to be together.
Romantic Suspense BESTSELLER And AWARD WINNER • Will his stubbornness prevent him from trusting the woman he desires? In Sheila Kell’s provocative novel of suspicion and need, a handsome security specialist and a feisty FBI agent are tied by grief and attraction… and the fervor of the unknown. He’s stubborn. She’s independent. Together, desire will determine their future. Hamilton Investigation & Security leader, Jesse Hamilton, swears never to love again. The risk of losing his heart is too painful. Burying himself in work and caring for his daughter, he doesn’t expect strong-willed FBI Special Agent Kate Ross to break down his carefully constructed walls. When Kate is injured, Jesse pulls the full force of HIS into action to protect her. He refuses to be the reason behind another senseless death. Making a decision that could cost Kate her life, Jesse must decide just how far he’s willing to go to save the woman his heart desires. 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. Praise for Sheila Kell “Sheila Kell is a mistress of the genre…” – Readers’ Favorite “Wow! Can Ms. Kell tell a great story.” – InD’tale Magazine “This book is filled with plenty of twists, off the charts chemistry and will leave you on the edge of your seat while reading it.” - Escape Reality with Books
Paris was starved for attention as her position of clothier for the studio she worked for no longer excited her at the views she got daily. During the prep for a sex scene, Paris is surprised her touch sets fire to Christian. Could he really be interested in her? Is he the one to ignite her interest? Christian is bored with the daily bedroom scenes. He no longer shows interest in a woman’s touch until the clothier touches him. His body explodes at her light touch. Is she the miracle he has been waiting on? Will Paris still want him after she finds out he accidentally shared her explorations with the entire set? What is he to do?
It was wrong, but maybe that’s why it felt so right.
We met when Cole tackled the thief who stole my purse. It was raining. I was cold and hurt. Cole rested a hand on my forearm to reassure me. His touch was warm, his voice soft and confident. Neither of us could look away from one another. And then he smiled. For the first time since my cheating ex left me with a mountain of debt, I felt alive and beautiful, again.
Cole’s thick thighs and ripped abs are the source of endless fantasies, but he’s also a gentleman who sheltered me from harm. Not to mention, the thrill of being noticed by a much younger man.