Shhh...don't tell anyone. This book is in the planning stages and the author is trying to come up with a plot. But don't worry, The Burnett Brides has always been her favorite series and now she is writing this family in modern times. Look out world, Travis is coming...soon.
…Or will he? When author Annie Allred is left by her cheating husband, a dream rekindles her feelings for an old friend, a romance that never bloomed. Wishing she could start over, she writes a novel about their time together--ending it with the romance she imagined they could have if they met again. But when her old spark discovers her novel, things get a little crazier than she intended.
I am a liar. I lie to protect myself. I lie because I’m terrified. I lie to keep a secret that would destroy everything in my life if everyone knew. Holly is the new girl at school and my unwilling lab partner. She hates me because I’m one of the popular guys—one of the bullies who terrorize the unfortunate and the unpopular. For me, it’s who I’ve had to become to keep anyone from getting too close—close enough to see right through me. When Holly finds out my secret, I have to do whatever it takes to keep her quiet—even if it means telling the most damaging lie of all—the one I tell myself.
HE IS NOW DISABLED . . . AND SHE ALWAYS HAS BEEN. Kerry Kowalkski survived a marriage of domestic violence but still struggles with lingering fears and a learning disability. Now a widowed mother raising a son with autism, she deserves to have a temporary fling with her hot, new tenant. Noah Elliott survived a plane crash, but his knee is shot and so is his Navy career. Until he figures out his next step, his friend-with-benefits landlady and her son’s therapy dog will lift his spirits and pass the time. Despite their damaged parts, maybe with love and a little pit bull’s help, they can feel whole again.
The third installment of The Meraki Series: All Krystina wants is to travel to beautiful locations, promote her blog, and achieve Insta fame. But with Loukas, her pesky frenemy from childhood, in tow, she hardly has time to breathe. If only he would leave her alone! But when the unforeseen strikes, forcing her to face challenging situations she never thought possible, it’s Loukas that helps her through it all. And then there’s the search her sisters began to find out what happened to her missing grandfatherthe man her grandmother has pinned all her faith on, believing he will one day return to her. Krystina is determined to find and bring him home, even through the most challenging of times. This quest will test everything she has come to know. But she may learn that through it all, when everything else crumbles around you, love is worth fighting for.
The hint of smoke. The flash of flames. When the wildfires burn through our towns, THEY step up to the fireline and risk their lives. Help us honor their bravery and sacrifice in this charity romance anthology. All proceeds benefit Grassroots Wildland Firefighters organization. Fall in love with the heroes of this steamy contemporary romance anthology, including stories by Carina Alyce EmKay Connor LC Taylor Carly Carson Harper Cross D.M. Davis Michelle Edwards Hilary Grossman Karigan Hale Tracy Krimmer D. Lilac Andi MacDowall Allie Marie Ofelia Martinez Lolo Paige CB Samet Heather Scarlett Melanie A. Smith Pandora Snow Stacy Travis And featuring an exclusive story by USA Today Best Selling Author Desiree Holt
Falling in love with the boss is never a good idea My boss works on the other side of the world, and that works just fine for me. When he barks out his instructions, I sit through the video call and nod, with the occasional smile to acknowledge how happy I am to be his dedicated New Zealand personal assistant. He only sees my face on-screen, though. He doesn’t see the way I’m stabbing my pen into the little paper doll I made of him – or see the Days-Since-Grant-Price-Smiled chart (currently running at thirty-eight). When he does let his smile escape, it’s a game changer. He’s ridiculously handsome if you like dark blue eyes and a chiselled jaw, all wrapped up in a city suit. He’s only been to the Wellington office once in the last three years, and his schedule is so busy, there’s no chance of him coming anytime soon. And I’d know if he was planning an overseas trip, because I’d be the one booking his flights and hotel. Right? I was only out for two days of sick leave. So, when I return, what the hell is he doing sitting in my office, leaning back in my chair, and twirling the Grant Price Bosshole Doll around his fingers? I’m the longest-serving PA he’s had. I’ve managed to stick it out for nine months so far, but now I think my days are numbered. What is he going to do to make me pay for this? Boss on the Line is a standalone romance with an HEA. While it's part of a series, each book is a different couple and can be read on its own.
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 ...
A Woman’s World Book Club pick and GDRWA Booksellers' Best Award finalist. When Jackson St. James decided that six weeks in Vermont’s Green Mountains would help him get his life together, he didn’t anticipate replacing his craving for whiskey with a craving for his alluring new landlord, Gabby. Now, instead of prioritizing his sobriety and the resolution of the lawsuit threatening his business, he’s making excuses to spend time with the spunky young landscaper whose candor is more than a little addictive. Gabby Decouteau refuses to let her pill-popping mother and unreliable baby daddy turn her into a cynic, so she doesn’t fight her attraction to her enigmatic new tenant. Although Jackson’s smile rarely reaches his eyes, his generosity and dependability make her willing to overlook his demons. But once she convinces Jackson to give in to temptation, Gabby’s jealous ex threatens to disrupt the life Gabby has built for herself and her son. With so much at stake, Gabby and Jackson must decide if love is worth the risk.
This stowaway sets sail for love! Small-time con artist Siggy needs to get out of town fast. When she’s offered tickets on the legendary Oceanic Aphrodite cruise, Siggy jumps at the chance. A week on a luxury cruise ship, with a suitcase full of clothes and all expenses paid? Yes, please! The only catch is that she has to pretend to be someone else. No problem. Siggy has no intention of getting close enough anyone to discover her secrets. But this is the Oceanic Aphrodite and love is in the air. When Siggy sees assistant cruise director Will taking tickets, Cupid’s arrow hits the target. Luckily, Will’s too busy smiling at her to check out her fake passport because he’ll toss Siggy off the ship if he finds out about the scam. Onboard, dolphins and cameras and runaway ferrets bring Siggy and Will together. The more time they spend together, the more Siggy wants to tell him the truth. Cupid’s arrow has struck deep but is it worth it for Siggy to stop running?
Adele Blackthorne is a big girl, a curvy chick. She knows it, and she’s been picked on all her life because of it. But she’s gotten to the stage where she doesn’t care. She may be Rubenesque, but she’s healthy, too. Much healthier than the mean girls at the leisure center that point and stare and say spiteful things about her. Adele rises above it all, and simply enjoys her secretive glances at the center’s hunky lifeguard, Oliver. As the bullying of Adele becomes worse, Oliver finds it increasingly difficult not to intervene. He doesn’t want to get into trouble with work, but equally he can’t stand to see Adele treated in such a horrible way. Especially since he doesn’t agree that she’s fat and unattractive. He thinks she’s a seriously sexy woman, and would like to get to know her better. Much better.
**Mission: Believe, Bronze Star Winner, Readers Favorite Awards, 2020**
What can one disabled man do for military veterans who suffer from physical pain, mental anguish, social unacceptance, and disturbing thoughts of suicide? Staff Sgt. Shane Logan is fortunate to have come from a privileged family, and after losing both of his legs in the war, he now has the best prosthetics that money can buy. While Shane is trying to move forward with life, he struggles with memories of his traumatic service and the way people react to him and his disability.
Dr. Lauren Falcone works tirelessly to assist veterans in dealing with the trauma and pain of their deployments and service. Her unique virtual approach to therapy keeps her busy, and the assistance she provides to service members as they recover mentally helps to resolve her own anxieties.
When Shane meets Lauren at a fundraiser for his father’s organization, he wonders if there might be a chance for him to get his dream off the ground and maybe have a normal life. If anyone can look past his flaws and see the man he is inside, it’s Lauren. Shane and Lauren are drawn to each other by their hope to make life easier for veterans, both physically and emotionally. Their goal is to build Shane’s dream organization, Rise Again Warrior. An organization that will assist veterans to integrate more easily into society and receive state-of-the-art technology and therapy.
Now, if they can only have faith in th ...
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.
A failing marriage. A union separated by distance. An accidental encounter. Can the Edinburgh Fringe Festival work its magic? Kathy’s life is a mess. Sure, the job’s great and her home is to-die-for, but she spends way too much time on the midnight train to catch a few fraught hours with her musician husband, Jimmy. While he’s away, Dan-next-door looks dangerously attractive. On paper, Jimmy has it all. A talented wife, a successful rock band and nights in smart hotels. The gig at Edinburgh’s hottest arts festival is the culmination of years on the road, but the lack of harmony in his marriage makes him feel like a failure. He and Kathy fight to stay together, but events conspire to break them apart as they interact with colourful characters drawn to the Fringe. In this rock-music-inspired tale, three love stories intertwine as each player is forced to take stock of their lives and discover what is truly important.
Having worked in a Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for many years, Bella Johnson thought she’d seen it all when it came to spur of the moment weddings. Until the morning when she woke up in bed with a handsome and charming Brit she’d met only the day before who claimed they were now married. Neither Bella nor Colin had any recollection of saying ‘I do’, although their respective grandparents assured them they’d done just that. As she and her new husband worked together to discover the truth, Bella learned that the truth was a tricky thing because what her mind hoped they’d discover was not at all what her heart wanted.
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!
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 ...
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.
An offer that’s impossible to accept… Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey shore. But now, she’s out of options. The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…
When Meg asks her best friend if life is just about divorce and death, she knows she’s almost hit bottom. But before she drowns in her beer, an idea leaps onto the bar, attaching itself to Meg and Sally, throwing them in a van with their grown daughters. Route 66, from start to end, awaits them. In this fiction travel book, visit Buddy Guy’s Legends nightclub, Springfield, Illinois, St. Louis and more as Route 66 history and magical realism touch the lives of these four women. A spiritual guide visits Meg in a Tucumcari laundromat and an eagle totem serves as a symbol of hope, helping the women overcome tragedies, from young love heartbreak, deceptions, divorce, and suicide. You’ll find the best places to visit out west along the Mother Road. And you’ll fall in love with Meg, Sally, CC, and Ramona, along with their caravan of lost souls on a journey that comes to you live from the road.
Welcome to Christmas Creek! Where the Christmas spirit, small-town hijinks, love in the frosty air, and “magic” surprise residents and visitors alike with heartwarming romances and unexpected happy endings.
Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.
Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.
Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?
Love. Who needs it? I can survive on my talent and good looks alone. Love's a useless emotion that sucks away a man's time and energy. I'm a behemoth in the boardroom, and I don't allow women to interfere with my successful career by weakening me with their emotional drama. I haven't let a woman get close enough to hurt me since college. They just aren't worth the heartache. Until Luna. My charming little klutz. I knew from the moment I saw her that she was different. From her accidentally dropping her hand-written diary in my office to getting her skirt caught in my desk drawer, she's slayed me with her soft vulnerability. She's scarred and broken, running from a history that haunts her. But she only thinks her wings have been clipped. Her past hasn't destroyed her, and life hasn't ended because of him. But I can save her; I know I can. Her shattered heart can be mended. Just like a jigsaw puzzle I can solve, I'll put the pieces back together. But she has secrets that threaten to overwhelm us both. Something from her past that she can't or won't reveal. I should stay away. There's a protectiveness in me that only she can evoke. She wants to run every time she's scared. At first, I'll let her. Until the day that I can't. Until the day that I don't. For the first time in my life, a woman's killer curves and tender soul make me feel like a man and not a corporate robot, willingly working myself into an early grave. I've seen my future in the depths of her eyes, and now I have i ...
Keep your competition close…and your heart even closer.
When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine’s Day—her least favorite holiday—exploded all over the small town.
Among the sea of red hearts, “Be Mine” signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize—a luxury tropical vacation—would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who’s leaving the military.
Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city sl ...
Davy Hill goes from obscurity to fame by riding the rankest bull alive. Coming from a life of poverty, the young cowboy expects his life to change for the better now that he's a successful professional bull-rider. Yet, with every occurrence of good luck comes an equal dose of bad. He suffers a potentially career-ending injury, a string of betrayals, and much worse. Despite all the brutal slams he takes, he keeps getting up, because he's a bull-rider and they never give up.
I can't sleep. My neighbor keeps me up all night, and not in the fun way. It's not easy living in a sharehouse in Japan. The walls are super thin, hardly anyone speaks English, and the men? Well, as soon as they can get a girlfriend, they never leave their bedrooms. All I want to do is sleep for the first time in a week! I have a plan. It's petty, but if it embarrasses this guy enough to make him stop so I can sleep? Awesome. If I have a great night of my own with a guy I just met online? BONUS. What I don't anticipate is falling in love with one of Tokyo's most unobtainable men...
Kat Becker is a starry-eyed optimist with a dream. She’s convinced a move to Nashville will turn her into a singing sensation, and nobody’s going to stand in her way. Not even the cute but grumpy ER doctor she meets after a fender-bender. Dr. Dan McDonald is a hard-headed realist with a past. He knows first-hand how Music City can shatter a heart. It’s his duty to warn an appealing but quirky patient of the aftermath for anyone foolish enough to pursue such a fantasy. Two people couldn’t be less likely to join forces, let alone fall in love… until one tiny lie changes everything. “Pat Wahler combines suspense with humor to create scenes that capture the reader’s attention.” —Readers’ Favorite This is a complete standalone novel. Reader enjoyment is enhanced by first reading On a City Street, Book 1 of the Becker Family Novels. Available in eBook and paperback format from your favorite retailers.
A Romance with Recipes! "An engaging, irresistible chocolate-laced romance." - Kirkus Reviews When Sarah Westwood’s deadbeat husband deserts her and their young son, she takes a job at her family’s restaurant, The Three Chocolatiers. Determined to never fall for the wrong guy again, Sarah vows to stick to chocolate and steer clear of men, especially her delicious ice-cream supplier, Blake Harrison. Blake Harrison wants nothing more than for Sarah to give him a chance, but all she’ll give him is the cold shoulder. Never one to run from a challenge, he works on becoming the kind of man Sarah can’t refuse. And since he just happens to be on the same dating site, he’s not above using a little cyber-intel to work his way into her heart.
Take a peek inside the provocative summer nights between billionaire Alan Mitchell and Brianna Walsh. The Prequels: Complete Box Set features the first three books in this unconventional romance. Alan Mitchell and Brianna Walsh’s professional relationship began as a summer to escape for the handsome but broken-hearted Manhattan Venture Capitalist. Soon after, it got…complicated. A contract was supposed to simplify everything. But it doesn’t when Alan wants more than Brianna is ready to give—especially since she still has a boyfriend who is not-so-patiently waiting for her time as the billionaire’s paid companion to end. The more time she spends with Alan, the harder it becomes to remember why their relationship must remain professional. Breaking the contract would solve so many problems—for both of them. But would it also break their hearts?
New club owner Francesca “Maxie” Maxwell must use her feminine wiles to escape and elude tenacious bounty hunter, Austin Taggart, who’s tough, streetwise, and hot on her tail. Can she convince the sexy as sin, bounty hunter that she’s an innocent victim enduring a false arrest charge to save her fledgling club and her life savings? Spending days and nights handcuffed to the irresistible Austin makes her think of other uses for the cuffs—and that perhaps she’d like to bind herself to him for a life sentence. Austin Taggart knew the moment he saw Maxie’s picture, she would be trouble with a capital T. She looks just as delectable and just as ditzy as the skip who had duped him out of bringing her back—that’s right; he was a major sucker for blondes. He’d lost his bounty and she’d broken his heart. Better to stay away from gorgeous blondes who had a way of wrapping him around their little fingers. But, hey, a guy needs to eat and this week, she was his meal ticket.
Two families in a century-old conflict.
One couple caught in the crosshairs.
No way back from an unexpected kiss.
Jools Casey has a tendency to jump into things too quickly. After breaking up with her cheating ex-fiancé, she swears her impulsive days are behind her. But one thing leads to another and she finds herself kissing a complete stranger to save face in front of the ex-fiancé and his new girlfriend. At least... she's pretty sure he's a stranger.
After Rhett Harrison's father died five years ago, it was too painful to stick around. He left his family and their ranch behind, refusing to look back.
But when an emergency beckons him home, the last thing he expects to find there is love. Too bad he's falling for the one woman he can never have.
As a Harrison, he never should have talked to Juliet Casey, let alone dance with her...
Let alone kiss her.
Cowboy Off-Limits is a sweet and swoony contemporary cowboy romance with heartwarming family elements and a happily ever after.
Priscilla Story, the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her inheritance good-bye. Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests, but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose to marry. In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla, who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman to find their happily ever after.
A swoony romantic comedy about getting a second chance with your best shag. I probably should have declined my bestie’s invitation to spend the summer in England working at her family’s castle-turned-hotel. But, dammit, it was either that or teach summer school math. Two doors down from my ex. Obvious choice, right? Except now I’m living within kissing distance of her older brother, Jasper, for the entire summer, and he’s just as sweet and sexy as I remember. Unfortunately, I also remember he gave me the best orgasm of my life in short-term parking. And on the desk chair. Then the kitchen counter. Judging by the way he kisses me, he remembers too. Clearly, the best solution is: a)Avoid him at all costs. b) Sneak into Jasper’s room and bring a little Atlanta heat to the UK. c) Fall for him. Hard. I’m not going to choose C. Almost definitely.
To let go, forgiveness is necessary. Even if the one that needs it is yourself. As a teacher in her hometown of Santa Barbara, California, Abby Sullivan finally feels like she has something to offer. She has a purpose, a wonderful best friend, and a supportive mother. Abby is very talented at many things, especially hiding the pain of her past. That is until her world collides with Caleb Hunter’s. With an ever-present ache in his chest, Caleb is living life day to day, grieving the loss of his wife. As a successful writer, he's thankful that his schedule doesn’t require him to get out much. But when his five-year-old daughter, Madison walks into Abby’s kindergarten class at the beginning of the year, everything will change. 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*
"These hands were pretty rough by my eighteenth birthday. Back in those days, I'd spent too much time working outdoors or trying to pry open the glossy ones across the street. It had been a cold, hard climb, with nothing warm to soothe the fall onto my piles of money when I finally made it. So, I sought the wilderness: luxury escape, bought my own hotel. My friends Cameron and Ryan still laugh at my secluded ways to this day. But all that stopped the night I met 'Alana,' my partner in bedroom miracles. That night was like magic: our first night together—with repeat performances. She had no idea there was a billionaire in her apartment, in her office, crawling between her legs, saving her job, and emptying out her refrigerator. But now that she knows, can we stay at the top—continuing our "repeat performances' for the rest of our lives?" -Jake
This billionaire boss romance is full of heart and heat. Expect a 100% HEA. No cliffhangers. Genres: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction, New Adult/College Romance.Want more of Jake, Ryan, and a host of others? You'll find juicy excerpts from the funny, sincere stories that were designed with your happiness in mind, plus freebie and discount news, by signing up.
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).”
Head Chef and owner of a booming restaurant, Gabby Merrick not only has to prepare for a hurricane, but she has a tough decision to make, too. As much as she wants to marry Andrew Hughes, something is stopping her. In her heart of hearts, she still can't accept the fact that Ethan Hastings, the love of her life, is dead---killed on a mission over in Afghanistan. And what’s making it worse, the bartender she hired looks remarkably like Ethan, but he can’t be Ethan. For one thing, the bartender is much older, and for another, Ethan’s dead, right? She’s either losing her mind, or she’s as sane as any other normal, human being, and the guy’s Ethan. And if so, where has he been for the past three years?
While Dane and Shana are hired to protect a bride from a Russian arms dealer, will the idea of wedding bells inspire romance between the private-eye partners? Or will the notion of love and marriage scare them more than the threat of a bomb at the church? Protecting a bride from a deadly threat is less dangerous for private investigation partners Dane & Shana than their volatile attraction.
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...
Spying on your next-door hunk may be a perfectly innocent fun. If nobody knows about it.
Olivia Roberts thought she found a perfect way to mend her broken heart by secretly watching her hot neighbor. And it worked. At least until her little activity got blown and her next-door cutie turned to be a snotty jerk. Realizing she needed to change her way, Olivia did just that. She packed her bags and left for a nice vacation. Mediterranean sun, crystal clear water, and exquisite wine. Bliss.
But her new perfect plan had just one flaw thinking that her troubles will stay back home. Not if the trouble happens to book the same vacation. And comes in the form of her gorgeous neighbor.
In a second chance romance novella, Kristina Colby is a quirky, middle aged woman ready to enjoy retired life with her husband, Grant. They had raised two children and were ready to travel. Until that tragic morning she woke and found him as cold as a popsicle. Happy wife to devastated widow in a blink of an eye. How was she to survive this crushing blow on the cusp of retirement? How could Grant do this to her? Where was she to go from this point on? Could she rise out of the ashes of her life like the phoenix she admired? Or would she be buried in her grief?
From Book 1: How far would you go to find love? Would you travel into the depths of your soul? Would you face your deepest fears? Would you accept love if the Universe presented it disguised in a way you don't recognize?
Fifty-five year old Annah-Belle Henderson faced these questions on the eve of Midsummer, and this is her story.
The true love I desire shall come to me, this I ask, so mote it be.
When earth-witch, Annah-Belle Henderson, cast a spell for love, she never envisioned her wish would be granted in the young nephew of her best friend. With a face that rivals the Norse god Thor, and a body to match, the charismatic Eric Ashworth draws Annah into a dizzying current of emotions. Should she accept the chance for love with a man twenty years younger or should she reject her feelings?
As a past darkness threatens to destroy all that she longs for, Annah makes a decision that begins a journey fraught with judgement, betrayal, disloyalty, and perhaps death.
If she can hold on she just might find true love in Erics arms. But first she must survive.
The spell-binding contemporary romance written a similar vein of Nicholas Sparks, The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer's Wish, will have you believing in the power of love. Romance has never been sweeter.
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....
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.
Young and stupid go together like peanut butter and jelly. Sol McKnight, rancher and rodeo bull rider, married Georgia Carston, the love of his life, at eighteen. So maybe they were too young and maybe he was stupid to believe it would last forever because six weeks later, she left him. Now she’s back in Hero Creek for the summer. This is his chance to win her back. Little does he know, this may be his last chance because Georgia has her eye on the divorced father of their daughter’s best friend. If Sol ever wants to feel whole again, he’s going to have to figure out what went wrong so many years ago and fix it. If he doesn’t he’ll lose her forever.
Mia Andarakis just landed her dream job at a luxury magazine. And even better, her boss is the handsome and enigmatic Nicholas Aristedis, a man she has crushed on from afar. But Nicholas isn’t who she imagined. Irascible and mercurial, his instant dislike for Mia makes it almost impossible for her to work with him. Nicholas has faced many losses and heartaches in his thirty-two years. Determined to avoid heartbreak, he has closed his heart to love. But Mia awakens feelings in him he had long since denied. And soon he discovers their connection is deeper than he realized. Mia and Nicholas embark on an adventure across picturesque locations as they launch a new publication and uncover the mystery behind her grandfather’s disappearance. But perhaps the greatest challenge is in learning to set aside their insecurities and fears. Can the two forget the traumas of their past? And will they ever learn to trust in the possibility of love? Find out in the second novel of The Meraki Series.
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.
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.
From Bestselling author Virginia Gray comes a wonderfully entertaining and completely absorbing love story... Susan never planned on a husband, kids, or a small-town address. Her dream involved a giant corner office and a full spread in Forbes Magazine. But for reasons defying understanding, she has agreed to marry her former rival, Pete Walsh, move to the tiny community of Havelock, and become part of his enormous (and highly opinionated) family. But marital bliss can be a fleeting thing. When the opportunity for company advancement arises, Susan is forced to choose between her personal wants and her family's needs. Pete never realized that marrying Susan meant marrying her career as well. He's a simple guy with a simple dream of settling down and raising a family. But when he learns Susan doesn't share his vision, marriage becomes harder than either of them imagined. Can Susan find a way to have it all? Can Pete come to terms with her decisions? And whatever happened to happily-ever-after? Find out in...Back Where I Belong
Can they survive the fall of the galactic empire? Finding one's psi-mate is something every Sandarian hopes for, but when Ian Cavacent accidentally starts the bonding process with the Earthling, Dani, he has to fight his desire with every ounce of his being. If the process is completed, it means both political and financial suicide for Ian and his family. A natural klutz, Dani somehow always manages to land on her feet and win her mixed martial arts matches. At home on Cat Island, her balance is thrown when bazillionaire Ian takes notice. Unfortunately some Torog aliens also take notice, sending her life spiraling out of control and into Ian's arms. But Dani isn't the type of woman to let alien voodoo decide her future or her mate...no matter how gorgeous the man is or how much pleasure he gives her. For centuries the Cavacents have mined Earth for a precious element, carnium, while protecting the planet from other alien species. Thanks to the Torogs, Dani and Ian must flee to Sandaria. As Dani learns to use her newfound psi powers, the empire crumbles around them.
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?
What would you do if your bosses told you to break the law? How far would you go before you questioned them? What if you’re a cop and your bosses are the law? London traffic cop Kaitlyn Thorn narrowly escapes a Mafia attack on the world dominating banker Randolph Quinn, a key witness under her protection. Someone on the inside has gone bad and betrayed her location. With orders to keep him alive at all costs she has to run from her own team and gamble on nothing but her own instincts. Alone with this sexy and powerful man, her desire to know him in every way begins to dictate her actions. They want her to stay close to him, but just how far can she go before her passion clouds her judgement? If she loves him will she be able to betray and turn him in, as she surely must? United with Randolph in all-or-nothing danger she abandons herself to moments of pleasure, knowing every delicious second could be her last. As risks escalate she must demonstrate her courage and skill but will it be enough to save them both from destruction? 'Seduction of Wealth', another stand-alone story in Emma Calin’s 'Seduction Series', combining thrilling crime mystery with steamy suspense romance. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts and Kendra Elliot you'll love a story that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, pulse-pounding roller-coaster adventure full of romance, deception, danger and love. A juicy mix of cops, crime and passion with a HEA ending.
Louise Ingstrom is back in Fortune Bay for Christmas, with a new guy in tow. But her old friend Blue knows it probably won’t last long. He’s been her shoulder to cry on since the horrible accident years ago that, following close on the heels of her mother's death, left her convinced she could never have a family of her own. Now it seems she might have a second chance, a turn of events that blows her plans right out of the water making her question - what’s more important, her family or her career?
Age and wealth are just numbers, right? Twenty-four year old Claudia has always been the sensible one. From her boring call centre job right down to her practical wardrobe; flash and extravagant are not part of her normal vocabulary. She may live in Ascot, the home of British horse racing, but the presence of all the moneyed revellers blocking her route home from work are more of a nuisance than a thrill. Until one of them catches her eye... Peter’s life couldn’t be more different. All his life he’s worked hard to make it in the banking industry, to give his wife all she’s ever wanted. After a day of sipping champagne and watching the races, an indiscretion of hers with Peter’s colleague changes this picture-perfect vision of middle class life forever. He decides to cut and run, only, he hasn’t a clue where he’s going. A chance meeting by the side of the road brings them together, making them forget their opposing backgrounds. Is passion alone enough to overcome their differences? Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone 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? Read on and find out.
One steamy night in Vegas will change everything. Computer specialist Devon Hamilton hasn’t taken off his headset since joining HIS. But there’s a first time for everything. The woman he can’t forget is in trouble, so the radio waves fall silent and he steps into the field. Devon soon discovers FBI agent Rylee Hawkins is on a dangerous quest to find two missing girls. Devon agrees to help Rylee on one condition—she must give him a chance. He’ll do anything necessary to keep her safe while using all the tactics he knows to win her over. When danger comes knocking and the threat against Rylee becomes real, Devon gears up for a fight, and like their one hot night in Vegas, all bets are off.
After being hounded by her daddy hungry preschooler, a widowed young mother, Grace Stone, meets Beau Charvet at speed dating. Their romantic relationship is complicated by his hostile sister and ex-wife, as well as Grace's unusual family connection to his stepmother. But the biggest roadblock is Beau's reluctance to risk his heart again. So, Grace initiates a campaign to win his sister's acceptance and his love.
Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories. The once successful swimsuit model in glamorous LA returns to her small, snowy upstate New York town to buy back the foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her, including a deaf parrot and a kitten with one eye.
She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt, nor his dwarf twin brother.
Sparks fly when she realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.
But can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?
And can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?
THREE Romantic Suspense BESTSELLING And AWARD-WINNNING Books • In Sheila Kell’s passionate novels of heat, desire, and suspense, prepare to meet the hot-bodied men of Hamilton Investigation & Security (HIS) as they do whatever it takes to protect the women who have stolen their hearts. Box Set includes: HIS DESIRE, HIS CHOICE, HIS RETURN
He’s no normal person—but that’s what intrigues her the most. And he likes the fact that he can’t deduce everything about her at first glance. She does things that aren’t recognizable—simply because these things are original. There’s something about these two that makes the other curious—and that curiosity is what unconsciously keeps them together longer than they’ve ever been with anyone else before. They share dreams of old-fashioned romances, but as irresistible as they find each other, can they wait that long? What about trust when their relationship gets more intimate? Can she accept vulnerability in exchange for the love that he wants to give her? And can he be patient with her when she starts doing insensible things that he doesn’t understand? Are they really meant to be like the universe keeps suggesting, or is all this a wishful fairy tale in their own minds?
Liv, Jude and Kat are greater than the sum of their parts. Separately they are Brainy, Sporty and Arty. Together they are invincible. Until Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Ray wheels up.
The intravenous chocolate, hatred of sports and loss of her partner-in-crime have taken their toll on Liv, leaving her flabby, unfit and best-friendless. Add in a wicked tongue, lack of boyfriend, and a mortal enemy determined to destroy her, and you’re pretty much up-to-speed.
Every girl wants a piece of the new boy in town, but wheelchair-bound Ray chooses Liv’s group with devastating results. As his presence threatens the life-long friendship, Liv becomes convinced he hides a dark secret.
Described as a pitch-perfect blend of drama and romance for fans of “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Glee,” and “13 Reasons Why,” this young adult story is snappy, eclectic and edgy. An enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone with a sense of humour and an ear for the ironic.
This holiday season, comes a heartwarming tale of five interwoven romances, bringing together a cast of unforgettable characters during a Christmas Eve filled with many surprises. Irene McKinlay wants to help her adult children unwrap the mysteries of true love, but her own love life isn’t exactly tied up neatly. Her fickle ex-husband wants her back. But is she willing to give him a second chance and risk getting hurt again? Even a magical Christmas in Manhattan may not be enough for Anthony, Jake, and Gloria McKinlay to find the gift of true love with all the pitfalls, secrets, and romantic surprises awaiting them. Embracing forbidden love and testing the limits of love’s power to heal wounded hearts might be thrilling, but can they forge the kind of love that lasts forever?
"An amazing story of love, strength, and surviving abuse." - Leanna Wallace
On the field and off the field, bartender Jeanine Jewell plays, collecting one-night stands like baseball cards. She doesn’t need a man, except to curl her toes and make her scream. She’s learned the hard way that love is about control and manipulation—and the last thing she can handle is letting herself be vulnerable, or having anyone discover her shameful secret.
Scoring women is easy for catcher Kirk Kennedy—they don’t call him “Catch and Release” for nothing. He never goes back for a repeat performance. Being traded to a new city is an opportunity for new adventures—until he runs into Jeanine and she refuses to go home with him.
Intrigued, Kirk is determined to catch the elusive blonde and keep her to himself. When he proposes a wingman-to-wingwoman, friends-without-benefits relationship, he’s surprised she accepts.
The no-benefits clause soon falls by the wayside when neither Jeanine or Kirk can resist their explosive chemistry. Despite the sparks between the sheets, they both refuse to acknowledge they’re anything more than friends.
Everything changes when Kirk discovers someone from his past is the one Jeanine is hiding from.
Everyone has a fear. Fear of spiders? Arachnophobia. Fear of small spaces? Claustrophobia. And of course, the fear of being tickled by feathers: pteronophobia. Sophie Smart fears drowning. No, her fear isn’t some made up malarkey like exposedflabophobia (acute paranoia when wearing a swimsuit and baring pasty thighs and a round bottom). Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real. Yet Sophie, hot-shot advertising executive, isn't a child anymore. Now Sophie's most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can't blame him really - he's the owner of a chain of swimming centers, and Sophie's in charge of his new advertising campaign. The last thing Sophie wants to do is get in the water, in a clingy swimsuit, with a client she’s trying to impress. She's not going to win him over flapping around like an idiot, is she? But with a broken heart from her last relationship, maybe getting into the pool is just what Sophie needs. Maybe she can trust Matthew with her fears. Maybe it's time for her to forget about her past and take the plunge?
Sara Fairchild arrives in the small middle eastern country of Bashir to visit her best friend. She’s left her job as a nurse and is looking forward to some down time. But when she’s met at the airport by a handsome, sexy man she wonders if maybe this trip will bring more than relaxation. When she learns he’s part of the royal family and a doctor, sparks fly. Hassan al-Hakim is intrigued by Sara from the moment he sees her. As the minister of health and a doctor, he takes his job seriously. Sara challenges him on more than one level and as they spend time together, he finds she enjoys a little kinky bedroom play. Together they explore their attraction in and out of the bedroom. While external forces threaten to pry them apart, they know together they can weather the storms and find their way to love.
Harley Fortune was born bass-ackwards on the unluckiest day of the year. Things have gone downhill from there. She's been fighting to save the family legacy - a moonshine distillery - and make it a success but just can't seem to catch a break. Lady luck hasn't given up on her, however. When a bossy consultant arrives, Harley can't decide if he's the answer she's been looking for or the final straw. Chance Gold has the golden touch when it comes to making whiskey. He's never met a challenge he can't meet or a competitor he can't beat. He sees a bright future for Fortune's Brew if he can keep Harley's family from pouring it down the drain. And if he can keep his mind on making whiskey and not on Harley Fortune. Can two people with their minds on business find time for a little romance?
Trish Garret is a good girl who may or may not be wanted by the law. A poor decision in her past has her on the run, keeping a low profile while working waitress jobs at local watering holes. But during her latest stop in Houston, she’s managed to make herself a great group of friends she’s always wanted and never had. When a private detective shows up at her Airstream trailer asking questions, Trish takes it as a sure sign it’s time to pick up stakes and skedaddle. But with her new best friend getting married, Trish is reluctant to leave before the wedding. Biting the bullet, she asks the one man she’s had a hard time hiding her heart from for help. NASA flight controller Ian Kincaid has spent his life second-guessing the motives of people close to him thanks to the political maneuverings of his father, a Texas state senator. But when he hears a petite brunette in a bar holler “Yoo hoo” in a Southern accent thicker than honey and just as sweet, Ian starts making maneuvers of his own. But after months of false starts, Ian thinks he and his dream girl might never be - until the day she comes calling for help. Ian agrees to let Trish hide out, trailer and all, on his property, where she’ll be free from both prying and private eyes. But only if she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend when his father shows up, intending to push his son into a politically motivated marriage. Between warrants, political fundraisers, nosey housewives, and drunken bridesmaids, can Trish and Ian rendezvou ...
From the secret legacy handed down to Marissa, to the ultimate demon showdown in Sedona, these books spin a new German fairy tale. This box set contains all three of the Mist books. Mist on the Meadow Wolf Harper needs a Kundigerin, "one who knows," to close his grandmother's estate and save the failing family business; instead, professional baker Marissa Maitland rattles skeletons in his family's closet and ignites a passion Wolf has never felt before. Has he been bewitched? **Awarded Honorable Mention - Writers Digest Ebook Awards for Fiction.** Gathering Mist Drawn into the danger that threatens Giselle, Scott must choose between his fear of what she is, or standing with her against encroaching evil. Rising Mist Max Maitland and his sister lure the demon to the metaphysical vortexes around Sedona, the perfect trap to end the demon’s power. Cornered, the demon strikes back by taking Robin Chandler hostage and demonstrating the magic she doesn’t believe in. Robin’s only chance at survival is to rely on the prowling cougar that Max commands, but that might be one risk she isn’t willing to take.
First came A HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS and now we have the riveting sequel, SOMEONE TO LOVE. This book is light on suspense and heavy on romance, and a perfect read anytime of the year! Allison Cornwall was forced to leave her hometown in Connecticut and live life on the run from an ex-boyfriend turned stalker. She changed her name and hunkered down in Heaven, PA. The small, idyllic town was a safe haven where no one could find her. And yet, after a year and a half of peace, he did. Police Chief Ian Brown is determined to keep crime out of Heaven. When Ally fears for her life, he's there to protect. Recently divorced, he's not looking for love, but this innocent young woman touches his heart. Can they put their pasts behind them and open themselves to the miracle of Christmas—learning once again to trust and to love?
When a bomb is left on reporter Kelly Sand’s desk, she’s determined to find out who wants her to stop reporting on corporate growth in rural Florida. The open threat thrusts Kelly back into the arms of her editor and former lover, Bart Stanley. Together, the two begin to unravel the master plan of major developers who want to destroy the last vestiges of Florida’s natural beauty. Tortoise Stew is a satire on political crime and Florida sensibilities. A sometimes humorous, often harrowing, and never boring Florida suspense novel, Tortoise Stew contains a cast of characters who leave dead armadillos as calling cards, dynamite ponds as a way to fish, and carry guns under Santa Claus costumes during the annual Christmas parade. The novel also addresses the ramifications of adoption after rape and the impact on both parents and children. All the while the developers and environmentalists fling insults and intrigue as murder and fatal accidents bombard the small communities of rural north Florida. As she investigates the plots building up, Kelly heads inside a mental institution for more ammunition. When it gets about as insane as it can get, the 2000 presidential election looms in the background providing a surreal quality to the antics of these characters. Through it all, the steamy relationship between Kelly and Bart heats up to hot as they rediscover what brought them together in the first place. Fasten your seatbelts for one raucous ride through the quagmir ...
When Ethan Montgomery is forced to return home to run the New York City branch of Montgomery International, the last thing he expects is to find is that the Board of Directors have hired forensic accountant, Rachel Sullivan, to review the bank’s records. Ethan fell for Rachel thirteen years ago, but she chose Ryan, his best friend since childhood. Now, after Ryan’s sudden and tragic death, Rachel is alone again. Seeing her brings back feelings Ethan believed died a long time ago. Worse, giving in to those feelings threatens to expose a secret Rachel should never know, one that involves Ryan and the past and might endanger her life. Rachel Sullivan is stunned when Ethan Montgomery suddenly returns to New York City after years away in Europe, and, heaven help her, those feelings she once had for him, before she had to marry Ryan, are back and stronger than ever. But being with Ethan is a conflict of interest and threatens to annihilate everything she’s worked toward over the last few years, including her independence and painstakingly rebuilt financial security destroyed by Ryan’s death. Will circumstances force them to once again sacrifice their true feelings, or will Rachel and Ethan conquer the odds and give love a second chance?
In his wildest dreams Armand Vargas never imagines Zamira Caballero walking through the doors of his new dance studio. After a year of shared passion in Argentina, she’d chosen her ex-dancing partner instead of marriage and so Armand had returned broken-hearted to the states, leaving Zamira in the arms of another man.
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.”
Evil incarnate has a name. It’s Alek Goncharov. He shattered Gabriella’s dreams, her life, her body. But he never broke her. Now she’s on the run. Without money, a job, or connections. But she has a plan… if she can outrun Alek. Fate leaves Gabriella stranded and beholding to Ronan Greystone, A man who has a way of getting what he wants. And he wants Gabriella. But Gabriella doesn’t want him. Not really. Okay, maybe a bit. But that’s just her weary body in need of rest, right? And a gentle touch. And someone to believe in. But what she wants doesn’t matter. She won’t put Ronan or his family at risk. She has to leave. Before she becomes too comfortable. Before Ronan asks too many questions. Before Alek catches her…
Nat’s going to be on a renovation show to fix his awful kitchen!. There’s a catch: The show features couples, and he’s single. He needs a fake boyfriend, quick! Owen thinks being Nat’s fake boyfriend will get his nosy ex off his back. It’ll look like he’s getting on with his life, the perfect revenge! It should have been easy...except Nat can’t stop thinking about Owen. He wishes he were brave enough to approach him for real. Meanwhile, Owen is scared of getting hurt again, and doesn’t understand Nat’s hesitation. But when Owen accidentally walks in on Nat showering, there’s no more hesitating! They’re falling in love, but on camera they have to act like they’ve been together forever! Between Owen’s meddling ex trying to pull them apart, and their own insecurities, can they stay together, or will their fake relationship have a real break up on national TV?
A free-spirited American. An uptight hot Scot. When passion ignites, no rules can survive the heat.
An office drudge by day, a free spirit by night... For Emery Granger, getting laid off from her job as a computer programmer liberated her from imprisonment in an office cubicle. The problem? Now she has no career and almost no money. Desperate to forget her quandary for one weekend, she takes off on a spontaneous trip to New Orleans -- where the unconventional American collides with a sizzling-hot Scot.
Uptight lawyer by day, steamy seducer by night… After surviving three disastrous failed marriages, Rory MacTaggart has no desire to get entangled in another relationship. But with his two brothers now living in wedded bliss, he’s enduring the well-meaning pestering of his entire family. Rory’s solution? Get himself a trophy wife.
A one-night stand leads to a marriage of convenience, and a culture clash when Emery must adjust to a new life in Scotland and her new husband's need for rules. When Rory’s ordered life explodes, the reluctant husband may just have met his match in the passionate, adventurous wife he swears he will never love.
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?
Twas the night before Christmas and all across the world, thirteen authors gathered to share stories untold. From comedy to dark romance they cover it all. So sit by the fire with your pipping hot drink and read the stories brought to you by ST Nick. This is a multi-author anthology stories may end on a cliffhanger or come with a trigger warning. Please beware before reading.
Upper East Side artist, Olivia Wrightwood is ready for a change. Marrying Alex Mudarra, a dedicated and up-and-coming NYPD detective, is exactly what she needs to escape the clutches and scrutiny of her family's political dynasty. Life with Alex is simple and secure--everything she's ever wanted. Or so she thought... When Alex's career plans shift from police work to politics, their idyllic life shifts back to the familiar corruption she ran away from. And after she overhears a late night call, her safety shatters and doubt sets in. Can a surprise trip make amends or will this second honeymoon lead to a dangerous life of manipulation and lies?
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.
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.
A hilarious holiday romance on the steamy side, featuring a girl who won’t say no to a fling, a guy who needs some holiday fun, one naughty night in a hotel suite… and a conga line of Santas! Yuki Yamimoto isn’t the kind of girl to say no to opportunity, especially when it comes swaggering into the five-star hotel where she works, dressed in a three-piece suit. The handsome wavy haired man with a movie star smile and charming Irish accent is almost irresistible… If only he wasn’t a hotel guest! Declan Moriarty can’t keep his eyes off the gorgeous girl at hotel Reception. Her wide eyes and flirting have him wondering, should he dare ask her out? When his whole life has fallen into the cosmic toilet the past year, it seems too much to ask for a dream girl like Yuki for Christmas. But maybe just this once, luck might be on his side. A steamy Christmas Eve date has them both wanting more, but Yuki isn’t supposed to fraternize with hotel guests. Not even a cheeky, handsome guest who also happens to be one of the youngest tech CEOs in Ireland. She definitely isn’t supposed to stay in his hotel suite, even if it is just a fling for one night only. What if she loses her Christmas bonus or gets fired? Yuki wants a life of romance and adventure...and to keep Declan. Will all her Christmas wishes come true?
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?
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.
A TATTOO ARTIST ON A HARLEY. A DO-GOODER BEAUTY. A FORBIDDEN PASSION.
Leah Bryant lives a quiet life helping others. When her future mother-in-law, Geraldine, threatens her causes, she's left confused by the hypocrisy and befuddled by a stranger who roars into town on a Harley.
Dean Davis never wanted to return to his hometown. But when his father dies, he knows he must return and faced his mother, Geraldine, and his ugly past. When Leah discovers the stranger is the brother of her fiancé that she'd been told was dead, she's drawn to him and furious about the deception. Both are bowled over by an intense attraction to one another. The magnetic pull draws them into a passionate embrace within minutes of meeting.
Love makes men do desperate things - if desperate things means opening a rival cupcake shop to drive your ex-girlfriend crazy. Twin brothers and air force vets Tanner and Garrett Mann return from deployment to find their thriving business burned to the ground. Time for plan B: move back to their hometown of Beach Pointe to start over. But that means running into Paige and Morgan Baxter: gorgeous, curvy, and owners of Two Sisters Cupcakes. There's an old diner for sale across town, Garrett's a great cook, and Tanner has an idea. They'll make savory cupcakes that men would like. We're talking bacon and Cheez Whiz. Even better? They'll call it Mann Cakes. Problem is, they end up attracting an unexpected crowd. Paige is furious. Every man in her life has left her behind, including Tanner. She's sacrificed everything for her shop. She won't lose it over some egotistical ex-boyfriend, even if he does have an air force-chiseled body. Her younger sister, Morgan, isn't helping matters. She's been gaga over Garrett since high school. "To hell with that. If it's a fight Tanner wants, it's a fight he'll get." But how much is Paige willing to risk to win a cupcake war?
The Wylde River adventure begins with a family feud, but when love blooms between Ruth Perry and James Delaney, will their passion cost them everything they have struggled to build in their fledgling town?
She got away once ... He'll make sure this time she is thoroughly reclaimed. When US Marshal Ethan McDaniel is sent to Arizona on a fugitive retrieval assignment, he is confronted by his former love, Willa Reynolds. Sparks fly when Willa becomes a material witness and must submit to Mac’s authority as her protector. It isn’t long before Mac asserts his dominance in all areas of their renewed relationship...and Willa realizes that being claimed by the marshal is all she ever wanted.
Harley meets heartthrob in this fast-paced Hollywood romance!
All she needs is an open road…
Hollywood movie director and single mom Gina Devereaux isn’t about to let her past defeat her. It’s hard work but she’s firmly on the path to making her dreams come true. Her daughters, her career, her beloved baby-blue Harley Softail, and the other motorcycle-loving women of the Iron Zebra Bar are all she needs. She’s never going to let another actor steal her heart. Even if the star of her latest movie does have the most gorgeous blue-green eyes. Besides, he’s way too young for her.
All he needs are bright lights…
After rising Hollywood star Zac Davies’ parents are murdered, he finds comfort in acting, stepping into make-believe lives to escape his own. But brutal reality catches up to Zac when a crazed fan poisons him just as he’s about to get his big break. Left with a need for ongoing dialysis treatments, Gina offers to let him recover in her home, far from the harsh glare of the paparazzi.
Love wasn’t in the script…
Away from the set, Zac discovers the Harley-riding, small-town-at-heart Hollywood director is not who he thought she was. Gina’s generosity gives him more than a safe haven. It gives him a glimpse of what life could be. Will their fragile new feelings for each other survive the media frenzy when they return to the set? Will Zac choose bright lights and fame, or the love of a Lady Biker? With Zac’s stalker still out there, he may no ...
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.
Who knew starting over could be so dangerous? Stella You know what’s worse than turning forty? Knowing the last time you had sex was with your ex. Ten years ago. So when my best friend takes me out to celebrate my new job, I let the sexy twenty-something flirt with me. And take me home. Because I deserved that one-night stand. I regret nothing. Except, as it turns out, he’s one of the partners at the security firm I now work for. Fan-f*cking-tastic. Trevor I do not need any distractions right now. And Stella? She has distraction written all over her. She’s an employee. She’s also a single mom who needs romantic drama even less than I do. I should stay away. But I don’t. Because every forbidden, stolen moment makes me want more. I want forever. Now all I have to do is convince her I’m worth the risk. Oh, and I also need to catch the deadly cyber-terrorist who targeted her to get to me. But, hey, no pressure, right? Savor is a standalone romantic suspense novel with a hot, protective former SEAL, a heroine who is about to realize that 40 is the prime (and time) of her life.
Ella Green is looking forward to some time off from her stressful job. Soaking up the sun with her toes in the sand is a hell of a lot less dangerous than chasing down bad guys and dodging bullets on the regular.But when a wealthy resident of the small town she’s ended up in approaches her with a unique problem he’d like her to handle, saying no isn’t as easy as Ella thought it would be.
Will her standard alias and quick wit get the job done and still leave her time to relax? Or will she have to work a little harder to earn the money this time?
Part of the Summers in Seaside series releasing Summer of 2022!
Welcome to Summers in Seaside! A small town located along the Oregon Coast and home of the Seaside Festival. This brand new series of short contemporary romance stories will be filled with sun, sand and summer adventures that will tug at your heartstrings. This series will give you a taste of eighteen new stories in a shared world. Each book will be a stand-alone story that will include crossovers connecting some of their characters and settings.
Participating authors include: Amanda Shelley Amy Stephens Barb Shuler & KA Graham C.L. Collier Cassandra Cripps Cata Ree Denise Wells Ellie Isaacson Faith Ryan Jami Denise Jo Richardson Mel Walker Michelle B Monica Misho-Grems Rebecca Gallo Shannon O’Connor S.L. Sterling Tina Gallagher
Sara, Heather, and Cathy have been best friends since grade school. Through the years they’ve cheered each other on, celebrating each victory, and they’ve been supportive through every crisis. Now in their mid-thirties, these women are as close as sisters—razzing and nagging, laughing and encouraging. Join them as they face love and loss… and learn to hold tight to the idea that friends are your chosen family.
The Ocean City Boardwalk Series Bundle contains three full-length contemporary romance novels. In FOLLOWING HIS HEART, Sara is a young widow who meets a man with a very special heart. TWO HEARTS IN WINTER sees Heather inviting a mysterious author to share her home during the off season. And Cathy is forced to face her past and reconcile the present in WILD HEARTS OF SUMMER. At the end of each story, you’ll find the bonus recipes included in the original books.
The Ocean City Boardwalk Series, where life isn’t just fun in the sun—love is waiting on those sandy shores!
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.
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…
Sick and alone with her three-year-old daughter at Christmastime, Belle needs help. When her neighbor’s brother gets involved, she welcomes the soft-spoken, good-looker into her world. Rescuing her kidnapped daughter isn’t part of the deal but any man willing to babysit his sister’s menagerie of pets and cares that much about a stranger’s baby is a guy she wants to get to know much better. Jesse has only loved one woman in his life. Years ago, she left him with a broken heart and a lot of poignant memories. No one can replace her. No other woman has ever come close. So why does this loving mom sneak into his head continuously? And why can’t he shake her loose? One spoilt girl in his life, a sister who expects him to live on a pedestal, is enough for any man. She’s Not You is a family life romance that will brighten your holiday spirit.
An island castle in Cornwall, family secrets, a kilt-wearing chef, and a historical legend cook up a deliciously magical, heartwarming, and suspenseful new love story from the award-winning author of Compulsion and Lake of Destiny.
Emma Larsen's mother may have been a best-selling romance novelist, but her own track record with relationships was a darker story. Emma no longer believes in fairy tales or happily-ever-afters. But when her best-friend Treave proposes suddenly after the funeral, she agrees to accompany him to a wedding at his family's island castle in Cornwall to try to see him as more than a friend.
She falls in love with the wild, granite Cornish coast, a world rich with history, hauntings, and ancient superstitions. The failed romance of Tristan and Isolde hangs over the island and the lost abbey bell is said to ring when wishes will come true. But as tragedy rocks the small community with a tradition of lifesaving that goes back a thousand years, it is family and courage that keeps everyone together, and a handsome Scottish chef with a turbulent past and secrets he holds close is increasingly the one who draws Emma close as danger swirls around them.
Caught between the two men and her own conscience, Emma discovers that the roots of childhood fears run deep. And sometimes, the people we've known the longest are the ones we don't know at all.
A timeless stand-alone romance in the Celtic Lege ...
Lucy’s life is a mess. It’s official. Her childhood sweetheart ex-boyfriend just walked out on his wedding, telling everyone it’s because he’s still in love with Lucy - even though they broke up a long time ago! Desperate for a place to escape to while the dust dies down, Lucy gets the chance to spend two weeks in a luxury castle in the Scottish highlands - for free. The catch? She has to be a last minute replacement contestant on a reality TV series about relationships. It can’t be that bad being part of a TV show, can it? Actually, yes it can... The only good part in the whole disaster seems to be Liam, the intriguing and handsome Scottish Laird who owns the castle. Lucy senses there's a spark between them, but the reality show’s director has made it perfectly clear that Liam is strictly off limits to the Love Programme’s contestants. With her ex now pursuing her across the country, Lucy has some serious soul searching to do when it comes to matters of the heart. Will the Love Programme be able to help her find true love? Do you enjoy fun and flirty romantic comedies packed with warmth, charm and intrigue? Then you’ll love Moving On. Join Lucy today as she tries to figure out life, love and relationships in an impressive castle in the middle of the stunning Scottish Highlands...
Greta and Jacob aren’t looking for love, but when they meet, their attraction is white hot, melting away all self-restraint. Both times. The first is a stormy spring afternoon, spent indulging in each other’s bodies. When they’re abruptly interrupted, they part ways convinced they’re nothing more than an erotic chapter in the other’s life. However, when they unexpectedly meet again, Jacob isn’t willing to let Greta slip away. He convinces her to give them a chance. Lust turns to love, but resentments fester. Jacob’s convinced Greta will never see him as anything more than a blue-collar nobody. A temporary indulgence. Greta fears she isn’t strong enough to stand against both her family’s scorn and Jacob’s growing anger.
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.
All it takes is one look, and I can’t breathe. The slightest touch from him unhinges me. But a single kiss is my undoing. Love is complicated, and from Liv’s experience, it hurts like hell. But she refused to let that stop her from living and loving again. The perfect guy was out there waiting for her and she might have found him. Isaac caught her eye the day she started bartending at the bar he managed. Being in his presence did something to her that she couldn’t explain, but she desperately wanted to find out what it was. But there was just one problem. He wouldn’t talk to her. No woman had managed to catch Isaac’s eye in over two years. Until Liv walked into his life. He had lost in love and he struggled to recover. The way she looked him, sneaking glances in between making drinks, sent tremors down his spine. All he wanted to do was wrap his arms around her and make her his. But she deserves better than him. After Isaac saves Liv from an attack, their unspoken desire for each other cannot be contained. But Isaac must let go of his past or risk losing the only woman who could make him whole again. This is a steamy romance full of lust, language, and love with an HFN ending!