To move forward, you need to let go of the past…. Jackie Sullivan decides it’s time for a fresh start, after her marriage falls apart and she loses her job. Meeting a sexy tour guide inspires her to build a new life for herself among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. But Jackie is looking for more than just romance. Fueled by an unflagging sense of humor and lots of caffeine, she sets out on a journey of self-discovery and she plans to get it right this time. Jackie’s had her happy, now she wants her ever after!
It's better not to love at all, especially when you're dying.
"This book wasn't just an emotional roller coaster ride, it was the whole darned carnival."
Naked zip lining in the Thailand jungle, being pulled onstage at Denzel Duke concert living her best life still hasn't changed the outcome for popular travel vlogger Shae. She's going to die, and possibly soon. Diagnosed with an unpronounceable terminal illness as a teen, Shae grabs at the extra months and years she's been given without giving any of herself in return, keeping quiet about the real reason she's afraid to give love a try.
Emmett knows all about loss. He was living his best life until the death of his wife sent him spinning out of control. It took three years to pull himself together, trading ball diamonds for the strawberry patch and sweet cornfields of the family farm, but he's ready to take another chance at love.
After Emmett meets Shae at a family wedding, he falls hard. One glimpse of her fun-filled life and Emmett knows he's ready to be a part of it.
For Shae, it's not better to have loved and lost, it's better not to love at all. But it's hard to keep her distance, especially when Emmett is fighting so hard for her heart. What would be worse ---keeping away from Emmett or telling him that he's going to lose her too?
Don't Tell Me You Love Me is a picture-perfect tale of second chances, living your best life, and the right time for lo ...
What is a classy woman who looks like she’s been mud-wrestling hiding from in a carnival? Chick Lovett offers a desperate-looking Eden Payne shelter and a job working in his game booth. Having witnessed a body hauled onto a boat and a prominent politician who was involved, Eden can’t go home. As they work together to find proof of a woman’s murder, as attraction brings them closer than he’s ever been with another woman, "Chickie-loves-it" wonders if Eden will ever realize he’s more than a seasoned carny.
A search for passion. A rich, handsome heir. A chance to dream. Emma White is a young woman with a dream... to find love and escape the boredom of her life. The car journey to Craighart Hotel always releases her fantasies of romantic liaisons and secret passions although little does Emma know what awaits her on this fateful evening: Elliot Craighart ... the young, handsome heir to the Craighart fortune, himself looking to chase a dream. And it is during this fateful meeting, leading to a night of passion, that both decide to take a leap into the unknown...
Learning to love is like learning to fly . . . Lila finds solace in her sheltered world by raising butterflies and surrounding herself with their gentle beauty. They’re all she needs—until a motorcycle-riding stranger roars up her driveway, invading her safe haven, throwing her life off-kilter, and forcing her to question everything. What exactly is he after, and what is he not telling her? In one intense night of desperation and revelation, Lila must confront her darkest fears—and hopefully discover that with faith and courage, shattered dreams can be restored, damaged hearts can love again, and broken wings can heal... maybe even fly. A clean, inspirational, sweet summer romance!
A sexy aristocrat. A wild-child inner city cop. A crime wave of passion. Feisty London street cop Shannon Aguerri walks a dangerous line between her methods and justice. After one-too-many maverick missions the bosses lose their nerve. When she's moved out from the city she rapidly discovers there's way more going on in the sleepy country village than meets the eye. The son of a local aristocrat arouses suspicion of drug crime activity... but his widower father arouses more animal instincts! As a loner Shannon has attracted men but nothing has stuck. When she meets Spencer, the hunky Earl of Bloxington, there is an immediate rapport between them. Already in the mix however, is an upper class rival who has long plotted her way into the Earl's bed. The jealousy is an evil shade of green and the anger is a violent scarlet. Will she stoop to blackmail to thwart Shannon and Spencer's romance? After a body is found in a ditch, life in the village turns sinister. Shannon has a hunch. Her instincts point to a local family. She needs conclusive proof and is determined to get it whatever the cost. Will Shannon risk her heart and career on yet another high risk unauthorised investigation? Can she get justice for an innocent boy? Dare a kid from the gutter dream of being a countess?
Top Gun Naval Aviator and a son of one of the wealthiest ranchers in Montana, Tory Nolan never got over losing Gwen Ivey or the fact that she cheated on him and got pregnant with another guy's baby. When he returns home on leave and has to confront her about repaying a loan due to his old man, he recognizes she’s struggling with a lot more than he ever thought possible. Part of him wants to help her, but can he trust her again, much less forgive her for past mistakes? Strong-willed and stubborn, rancher Gwen Ivey has a secret she is determined to take to the grave. When Tory left her to pursue his love of flying, he broke her heart and left her with a son he knows nothing about. Now he’s back, and it’s proving to be hard to resist him when every time she turns around he’s there, charming the pants off her. No doubt he’s trying to seduce her into handing over a valuable parcel of land to settle the debt she owes his father. Well, if that’s true, Tory has another think coming—but little does Gwen know, she has something coming her way, too, something that will shake her down to her soul.
She’s on the run from a killer. Can a kind cowboy save her life… and her heart? Maddie Wells never planned on being a guardian. But after her sister endures an unthinkable tragedy, Maddie and her nephew skip town to start over. She hopes that Galveston, Texas will be far enough away to keep her sister’s killer off their trail… Zach McKnight couldn’t wait to get back to the ranch. He thought nothing could beat getting off the rig and heading home until he laid eyes on the new raven-haired beauty in town. But as he starts to fall for Maddie and her child, he realizes that some of her stories just don’t add up… Maddie can’t resist the roughneck cowboy’s seductive drawl, but she’s not sure she can tell him the truth. When her past comes back to haunt her, will their chance at love be lost or will it bloom like a Texas rose? A Knight in Cowboy Boots is a spicy cowboy romance infused with humor. If you like sexy and strong men, spirited heroines, and edge-of-your-saddle suspense, then you’ll love Suzie Quint’s steamy story.
Haley Bennett thought her life as an ER doctor and mommy of two rescued Dobermans couldn’t get any crazier…. until hunky P.I. Donovan McGregor shows up and informs her that her best friend has tangled with the wrong guy and is in serious danger. When things start spiraling out of control with the bad guys, Haley has to decide whether she wants Donovan to protect her—or if she needs to protect her heart from him. Donovan McGregor loves his life as a Chicago private detective and the freedom that comes along with it. When a case leads him to Dr. Haley Bennett, he’s more than happy to take on the role of her bodyguard. Dealing with mysterious break-ins, following up on leads, tracking bad guys, and worrying about Haley’s safety, keeps Donovan busy during the day. His nights he dedicates to Haley, more than willing to follow the doctor’s orders. But as their relationship grows, Donovan is forced to choose which he loves more: his independence or Haley.
Lieutenant Colin Beckett, US Air Force special ops, lost his wife in childbirth while off on a mission. Two years later, he’s still trying to come to grips with the guilt that tortures him. And to complicate matters, he finds himself undeniably attracted to his wife's sister, Emily. Struggling with his desire, he tells himself he doesn’t deserve a second chance with such an amazing woman. Emily wants Colin in her life and her bed. Enlisting the help of Colin's teammates and Madame Eve's 1Night Stand dating service, she plans to prove to Colin he can have everything he lost once again. Will their one night lead to the happy ending she longs for or the loneliness he thinks he deserves?
Caitlin was used to living in abandoned buildings, or derelict houses. She didn't expect much out of life. All she wanted was a better life for her brother, and eight letters. Sam was a successful architect on his way to the top of the industry. The last thing he needed was a relationship with a woman in charge of her little brother. And, what the hell were the eight letters all about?
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Set in and around Sydney, Australia. Written in Australian English.
Beneath his playboy façade, young NASCAR driver Luke Brandt yearns for a family. Rachel Tate, an inventive, purity-ring-wearing mechanical engineer, is determined to prove herself in a male-dominated industry. When Luke outbids Rachel on the only two muscle cars she could use to test her new vapor-fueled engine, she wants nothing to do with him. But Luke’s gentle ways and down home country charm just might win her over—if his painful past doesn’t push her away. When she begins to touch his heart, he’s haunted by bitter memories of the only woman he’s ever loved—the mother who abandoned him as a little boy. With an intense trust that God will lead her on life’s journey, Rachel perseveres, her innocence and grace breach his defenses and his walls begin to crumble. As they join forces to bring her remarkable invention to market, their love, their very lives, are threatened by the iron-tight grip that “Big Oil” holds over the whole auto industry and Luke realizes his final happiness must come through faith, in the One who has always loved him… and always will.
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?
Patience Moving in with my aunt in remote Rye Creek, California was supposed to give me a chance to concentrate on starting my new business. Instead, I’m distracted by the gruff and growly mountain man just down the road. He’s broody and built and begging to be knocked down a few notches. Slate Eight years ago I abandoned my pro football career and escaped to the tiny mountain town of Rye Creek. It’s been my refuge—a safe place to hide out from the demons I left behind. Until Patience Ford walks into my bar and rocks my stable world. The curvy beauty challenges everything I thought I needed. But can I let go of my past and let her in? Meet the mountain men of Rye Creek and the curvy women who steal their wild hearts. The Matched with a Mountain Man series can be read as standalones. Each book features a happily-ever-after with no cheating and no cliffhangers.
Lyra wishes she had found love at uni. Meanwhile, her friend Sam has been in a five-year relationship with his girlfriend back in London.
However, his increasing feelings for Lyra have become too strong to ignore.
Will these two pals become lovers, threatening Sam's relationship?
Kari Riley has more problems than she can shake a stick at: Her ex-boyfriend Anthony is a crazed mobster. He REALLY wants to murder her for snitching to the police. She's been put into Witness Protection - on a farm in the middle of nowhere. And Flynn, the cowboy who runs said farm? He is annoying, gruff, and grumpy...and also the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. When her past finally catches up with her, Kari will have only one form of protection: Flynn. Will her cowboy be the solution to her problems...or only add more to her life?
Megan Malone is the ultimate homebody. When her sister talks her into going on The Leftover, a local version of the TV show Survivor, she isn’t sure she’ll make it past the first vote. Cane Trevino is nursing a broken heart by joining the show as a medic. With time away from his regular job and a dozen contestants to distract him, he hopes he can finally get over the woman he thought was “the one.”
You can’t get everything you want. Sometimes, though, you get exactly what you need. From the moment she met Alan Mitchell, Brianna knew he would be trouble. Nothing prepared her to fall for the guy of her dreams. The guy who just happened to be her billionaire client. Their contract was long over now. But he wants more. And trouble is, so does she. Leave it to him to fall in love with the most stubborn woman he’s ever met. But Alan has never been closer to winning over Brianna Walsh. He almost lost her forever when his heart got way ahead of his head. She gave him a second chance. And now he’ll stop at nothing to convince her their love might be messy, but it’s real. They know they love each other. But can they finally make it work? Everything You Need is book two in The Finale Duet and the fifth book in the Being the Billionaire’s Girlfriend Saga. All books are available now on Kindle Unlimited!
The only love Kally Anadarakis is baking is in the form of the sweet treats she whips up in her café, The Coffee Klatch. Kally never believed herself to be a person worthy of love, but when an intoxicating man she considered out of her league pursues her, she risks everything to be with him. Later, when tragedy strikes, truths are revealed that leave Kally brokenhearted and untrusting. Eight years later, Kally is a successful pastry chef running the café she’d always dreamed of owning. With a home of her own, a profession she’s passionate about, and the support and love of friends and family, Kally is content with the life she has carved out for herself. Until the day Max Vardaxis walks into her café… With arguing parents, meddling relatives, an overly energetic grandmother, a man-crazy best friend, and the long ago, mysterious disappearance of a grandfather, this new man in town is just one more complication in Kally’s life, if not the main one. Kally must now decide whether to keep her heart safe or to once again take a ‘whisk on love.’
Desperation is not an option for Vanessa Adams. When her stepmother forces her to go through with her late father’s arranged marriage to an older man, Horace Taylor, for financial gain, Vanessa knows she must fight back by any means possible. On her wedding night, Vanessa runs away, but is soon captured by river pirates. Not since before the Civil War has a gang of pirates threatened the safety of river transportation. A rescue by Captain Nicholas Bertram leads her into a tangled web of lies, love and deceit. Deceptive Hearts is a story of a strong-willed woman seeking her independence at any cost with a man whose love is tested beyond his endurance and control.
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.
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.
Monica Campbell may have a history as a wild child, but she's changed her ways. She's respectable, responsible-and, most importantly, she's sworn off bad boys. That is, until Callum Hughes roars back into her life with his sexy British accent and killer smile. Cal remembers every steamy moment he shared with Monica, but he barely recognizes the straight-laced woman she's become. Determined to lure Monica into letting go of her inhibitions, Cal will use every trick he knows to fire her blood and tempt her body...reminding her just how good it can feel to be bad-and his.
On their anniversary weekend away, will a spanking paddle help re-kindle Grace and Henry’s waning libido, or will this married couple's first kinky time also be their last? MARRIAGE GAMES was previously published under the title FIRST TIME in the Not Vanilla - Spanking anthology.
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 ...
She’s a hunted hacker and former CIA informant. He’s a small-town pediatrician who long ago fell in love with the girl next door. When she moved away, she never looked back. Now, she can’t stop looking over her shoulder. He remembers she hates this town, and he believes her when she says her stay is temporary. But he’s never forgotten her or their friendship. What he doesn’t know is how much has changed. She’s reliving her worst nightmare. His olive branch is a temporary reprieve. A reminder of simpler times. There are whispers of an attack on the US power grid and suspicions of double agents. She’s determined to do her part. But one thing she won’t do is risk another person she loves. The one thing she can never give him, or her enemy, is a second chance. Breathe is a stand-alone romantic suspense novel. No cliffhangers, no prior interaction necessary. Breathe is set in both Napa and Santa Barbara, California, featuring steamy vineyard romance, a bisexual heroine, and love under the threat of an epic blackout.
Bound by need. Entwined in secrets. Krystina Cole was a girl on a mission. She had big dreams and aspirations, none of which included a man by her side. She knew better than that – at least until she met Alexander Stone, the New York billionaire real estate tycoon. She saw the way he looked at her, and the dark promises in his eyes. She was curious about his world and all it entailed. But the shadows of her past haunted her, making her afraid to explore the possibilities she could never before have imagined. Alexander Stone was a man who knew how to get what he wanted. He understood the value of finesse, and the importance of patience and diligence to achieve the desired result. He was successful and wealthy, relying on his naturally sharp instincts to guide him through life. But a chance run in with Krystina Cole quickly turned his world upside down. Her quick wit and firecracker attitude was the complete opposite of what he wanted in a woman, and his instincts failed him at every turn. However, both Krystina and Alexander are clinging to the secrets in their past, and neither of them are willing to compromise. Krystina’s hardened heart makes emotional surrender a hard limit. But for Alexander, revealing his past could have devastating results. Heart of Stone is a full-length novel, over 380 pages, and the first of three books in The Stone Series.
“Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor: this book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose.” — Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane
Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . .
When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can't imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew--including the identity of her father.
Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lover's obligations to his family, title, and estate. It's a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young man who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other--only to find that their parents' lies may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.
Thrown together on a coming of age journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand esta ...
Diego Valentine has always been a sensible, level-headed man. But when he meets lively and spirited Cassandra Rodriguez, he finds himself unmistakably drawn to her. He has not felt this way in so long. But if he doesn't keep it together, his job will be on the line. If only he knew what to do...
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?
Hopes and wishes and holiday kisses...Sommerville holidays. Holiday Disaster: Days before Christmas, a librarian experiences plumbing issues and visits from Mr. Maintenance Man who isn’t nearly as jolly as Santa Claus. The Littlest Angel: Two people. One ornament for the tree. Can a twosome find common ground and discover the true meaning of Christmas? Holiday Handbag Extravaganza: Christmas Countdown is on! A hunk-a-licious customer pesters a boutique owner to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town.
Lizzie Moran is desperate to help her best friend’s husband recover from grief-stricken despair after her friend passes away. But their love was unlike anything Lizzie has ever seen. A love she knows will never happen for her, considering the bad choices she’s made. Jack Clark is ready to take whatever measures necessary to yank his brother out of the abyss he’s fallen into after his wife’s death. And when he meets the lovely Lizzie who has the same goal, he is perfectly willing to put aside their differences, for the sake of his brother. Tensions escalate when Jack and Lizzie are forced to attend a reunion together—and the fact that Lizzie’s former fiancé, the man who dumped her the same day her parents died, will be there doesn’t help. But an unlikely matchmaker has a plan—and if it succeeds, Jack and Lizzie might just realize they are meant for each other.
Discover destiny's path to true love. When Nancy is betrayed in love, she gives up on romance, convinced she is not destined to find her soulmate. Then Nancy stumbles across Diana, a mysterious clairvoyant with an important message. But can Diana really see the future? Zack, on the other hand, is careful to mind his heart, given his family’s tradition of arranging marriages. Whilst keeping to himself has done him well so far, fate has other plans in store for him. On the night that he and Nancy meet, two worlds collide and are changed forever. Can two very different individuals find place in their lives for someone so unexpected? Will Nancy and Zack, survive the disastrous consequences that fate has in store for them? Dating Destiny is book 1 of The Tea Leaves Series. Start the magical adventure of mystery, fate and fortune now!
A feisty American. A hot Scot. Passion ignites.
Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. A lifetime of sticking to the rules has left her broke, burned, and facing a trial and certain conviction, thanks to the evidence planted by her trust-funder ex. Desperate to experience one wild night of sizzling sex before her freedom is torn away from her, Erica heads to a notorious night club in search of a one-night stand -- where a case of mistaken identity lands her in the arms of a hot Scot with a secret past.
The passion igniting between them is explosive, but Lachlan MacTaggart wants nothing to do with relationships or commitment. When he offers Erica one month of sex and companionship with no strings, she can't resist succumbing to her electric lust for the Scotsman. Soon, though, Erica's ex begins harassing her and Lachlan's haunted past catches up with him. When their hot fling gets personal, the last thing either of them wanted may become the one thing that frees their imprisoned hearts.
He loves the chase... John Hampton is a US Marshal on the way home from an extended fugitive retrieval assignment. When he stops in at his favorite steakhouse he finds that what he wants most … isn’t on the menu. Mandy Adams wasn't looking for love, least of all at work. She's not only surprised at John's attention but also her quickly developing feelings. John is on the fast-track to claiming Mandy as his own, but Mandy balks at the bossy marshal and flees when her feelings for him threaten to overwhelm her. Apparently, she isn’t aware that a marshal’s tenacity in running down a target isn’t limited only to fugitives, but to naughty females as well. He soon has both sets of her cheeks blushing from his attention. But when the chase is over, will Mandy still be able to resist his brand of courtship?
From Internationally Bestselling Small-town Western Romance author, Greta Rose West... Jack Cade already has enough on his shoulders with his four brothers, his struggling Wyoming horse ranch, and his adopted mama going through chemo again. He doesn’t have time for a woman, and he doesn’t trust them. But when Everlea Donovan falls into his life—literally—he can’t stop fantasizing about her. Wanting her. But Everlea’s hiding something, always looking over her shoulder, ready to run at any moment. She can’t risk putting Jack and his family in danger, but she’s never wanted anything—anyone—the way she wants him. When she starts feeling at home at Cade Ranch with its wide open meadows and breathtaking mountain views, she begins to let down her guard—to both her heart and her safety—and that’s just asking for trouble… The first book in the Cade Ranch series, BURNED, is a steamy romance about learning to trust and letting love guide you home… Trigger Warning: This book contains subjects of a mature nature and language. Issues of parental loss, abduction, and burn victims may be triggered. But there is a guaranteed Happily Ever After and lots of good ol' down home sexy fun.
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?
He could be her downfall, but her body can’t resist. Christian Pierce revels in his bad boy reputation. Women are drawn to his ripped body and f*ck-me smile like moths to a flame. His one rule? They get three wild nights of passion and then it’s over. No exceptions. It keeps everyone from getting too attached, and that’s something he sure as sh*t doesn’t want. Until her. Quinn Campbell, a gorgeous PR pro in charge of managing Christian’s reputation. She explodes onto the scene, knocking him off course. One kiss and he’s ready to break his three-night rule for her. They’re all wrong for each other. He’s a cocky playboy with some serious baggage, and she’s not looking for love—especially not from an a**hole like Christian. She knows he’s a hit it and quit it pr*ck, but she can’t help herself. She can’t get him off her mind...or out of her bed. If things between them get too deep, her career is over...and if she learns Christian’s secret, he may never recover. They’re playing with fire, and they’re going to get burned... This is a full-length standalone billionaire romance with steamy scenes, adult language, an HEA, and no cliffhanger.
He's the hot Italian superstar, adored by millions. She's the one that got away... When Romeo Moretti, the most charismatic man Jasmine Hartwell has ever met, offers her a dream job in a paradise location, she hopes it will be a release from her nightmares. She can't run from the survivor's guilt she carries after a deadly typhoon, but perhaps Romeo's offer will be the perfect distraction? A star-studded climate change benefit concert in the Maldives, living the life of luxury! However, these two have a history, a mutual desire and deep love that they never dared to explore. The sexual tension between them only increases as the days pass. Problems escalate when a billionaire sheikh, who is also Romeo's enemy, begins vying for Jasmine's attention. Now the men are not only warring over their different agendas but also their yearning for Jasmine. With manipulative people, shocking events, and tough decisions threatening to keep them apart, how can Jasmine and Romeo find a way to be together? Saying no to their love would be a tragedy, but saying yes could cost them their lives… * A steamy and action-packed drama of forbidden love * * Rollercoaster romance but guaranteed HEA *
Three Bridesmaids. Three lost loves. One matchmaking bride. With just a week before the wedding, can a bride-to-be reunite her bridesmaids with the ones who got away? Delaney Winters never expected to see Ethan Van Owen again. He was part of a life she had left far behind… But now, with her best friend’s wedding coming up, it seems like her past has caught up to her. Forced to spend time with her former flame, Delaney’s feelings for him resurface, rekindling the white-hot passion that had always drawn them together. For five years, Ethan has wondered what went wrong with their relationship. After Delaney broke up with him, Ethan moved to Texas Wine Country to start a new life. But now, he is being pressured to take up the mantle of his family investment business and return to Houston to confront his past. Can Delaney and Ethan bury their past to rekindle the love and passion they once shared?
Marry Me is a steamy contemporary romance where Dylan McClain, world-renown television and film bad boy, is paired with the beautiful, if not slightly tragic artist, Andromeda Devlyn on a reality television game show called Marry Me. On the show, a star is partnered with an unknown fan or minor celebrity to compete in brutal challenges for the chance to win two million dollars, a real relationship, and a marriage.
After an ex-lover pens a scathing tell-all book that destroys Dylan's career, his agent persuades Dylan to enter Marry Me as a means to rehabilitate his reputation. With the help of a friend, Dylan convinces a local artist showing her work at a lightly attended art exhibition to go on the show with him for two million dollars. Desperate for money, Andromeda, who everyone calls Andi, reluctantly agrees to do the show which would end in marriage whether she won or not. As a means of boosting Dylan's backsliding career and abysmal reputation, Andi will have to become his wife no matter what happens in the competition, but she'll also be two million dollars richer. All she has to do is show up at the marriage house on the first day of filming.
After grappling with herself, Andi promises to do the show. While competing, Andi and Dylan are tested to the absolute bounds of their sanity. Despite being polar opposites who almost hate one another, they become allies in grueling challenges that eventually bring them together. As an unbreakable bond form ...
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?
“Ellie Cahill is definitely one to watch!” raves bestselling author Cora Carmack, and this steamy, upbeat modern romance about connecting in all the best ways proves it once again. Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t an option. Of course, the last thing she does before boarding the plane is to grab a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name, or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it. Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go. The only problem? It turns out that Clemetine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.
"When Fate, Love, Death, Hope and Free Will all play a part in a romance, you know you're in for a ride! This story has all the feels! What more could you ask for?" - StellaM- Goodreads Ric Pallindino and Megan O'Dwyer. Their seemingly chance meeting, inevitable. Megan O'Dwyer is a beer and burger girl, practical and grounded. Forced to abandon the innocence of childhood far too soon, she stumbles along the path she chose. Her dreams and goals are on pause until further notice, while she works two jobs. For Megan, Love has left a deep cut on her soul. It doesn't gape, but it hasn't healed. Love came again, with an ultimatum, a price she refused to pay. Megan expected her life to be lonely, it went with the territory. Regardless, she loved her decision and shame would never be allowed to taint it. Except, Ric Pallindino stormed into her life, disrupting her world and flooded her with hope. Everything she had wished for, promised in his warm brown eyes, in his touch. Ric Pallindino takes a hard turn and veers away from his brother's shadow. From the maneaters that prey on his attention. Convinced the younger Pallindino brother must be as notorious and reckless as the older. Ric's existence has been held hostage by remorse and guilt. His past taunts him. A determined reminder, he is undeserving of peace, and that Karma always collects. In spite of the darkness, Ric is struck by Megan's light. Her exquisite beauty and a glimpse of what could be, demands he escape his private hell ...
Enter billionaire Hudson Morelli, a dangerously electric blend of cutthroat business, decadent arrogance, and a bad boy just trying to do good. Hudson couldn’t help the mob family he was born into, but being a part of that family sure had its benefits. Enter foxy Angelica Swan, the gatekeeper of the Swan family dynasty. The game plan? Simple. Play Angelica’s heart to get to the Swan fortune. After the coup d'etat of Swan Casinos, the Morelli’s New York underworld takeover will be complete. Problem is that a little emotion called love is creeping up on Hudson. Angelica ain’t the submissive type and her father isn’t about to give up on his multi-billion-dollar empire or his daughter without a fight. Step into the cold, grimy, and sexy interconnected world of the Manhattan Underlords to experience fireworks sizzling on the pages between Angelica and Hudson. Will they turn their tug of war hate into love? Time to find out! *Devil Kingpin is a standalone forced marriage, enemies-to-lovers romance complete with a happily ever after ending.*
There must be a reason for her dreams... Hollie Anderson, a young woman living in Tasmania, is content with life, even more so since she has met Jeremy. However, she has been having a recurrent dream that impacts her daily life, as well as her relationship, a dream that eventually takes her on a journey to Ireland. Samantha Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth--and not just about her marriage. When both women meet and find they share an unexpected tie to the past, will they finally be able to move on into relationships with the men they love?
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.
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.
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?
Dakota Scott heads to the small town of Holly Hills to lick his wounds and spend Christmas with his ailing grandmother. Things don’t exactly go as planned and Dakota finds himself shacking up with a sexy silver fox. No worries, it’s just until the holiday is over. Vince Carter is a self-proclaimed Grinch who somehow ends up starting over in a perpetual Christmas town. He definitely should have said no when his friend’s hot-as-sin grandson offers up a holiday fling, but Vince has clearly lost his mind. What starts as quick and easy mixed with a little Christmas magic soon turns into something much more than either man could have ever imagined. Will what they’ve found in each other pass as quickly as the approaching holiday? Or will Dakota and Vince find a way to navigate the obstacles they face together? **Holly Hills Christmas is a steamy, feel-good, M/M age-gap holiday romance.**
From Cumbria to the Caribbean... Flying solo again in their middle years, can life really begin again for Jo and Hattie? Is there hope for the newly single baby boomers and can romance happen? Join Jo and Hattie as they romp into their future and prove that anything is possible! "A feel-good read - entertaining, witty and heartwarming!" ‘The time to be happy is now...’ Jo remembers her late husband’s words but is struggling to face the lonely future that lies ahead. A heartbroken widow, Jo finds herself alone with ghostly memories at Kirkton House - a Cumbrian Manor that until recently, she ran as a thriving hotel. Her two sons have moved away, Jimmy to run a bar in Barbados, and Zach to London to pursue a career as a celebrity chef. Middle-age and widowhood loom frighteningly and Jo determines to sell up and start again. Hattie convinces Jo to postpone any life-changing decisions by enjoying a Caribbean holiday but their holiday sets off a course of events that brings mayhem and madness to Jo and her family. Confused and anxious for her future, can life really begin again for Jo?
Can two lost souls stop a madman with the help of a sarcastic angel? Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night's stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down. A car accident ends Lucas' life and leaves Scott injured and bitter. As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident. When threats are made to Tracy's life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?
The last place Griffin Walker wants to be is in his hometown of Wildwood Falls, Montana. His career as a travel blogger keeps him constantly on the move, which is just the way he likes it. The last person he wants to see is Sarah Morgan, who has every right to punch him in the face. As his luck would have it, she is the very person he needs to seek out. Returning to help his younger siblings manage his family’s outdoor guide business after his father's death, his first task is to find a caterer for their new luxury weekend packages. Forced together alone in a secluded mountain cabin, Griffin and Sarah must face their shared past. Will Sarah be able to forgive Griffin for his mistakes a decade ago? Will Griffin be able to slow down long enough to realize that Sarah is what his life has been missing? This winter, Griffin and Sarah will be Snowed in for a Second Chance.
Can a cat person and a dog person find common ground? And maybe even love? Come to Sunshine Bay and find out! A year after a difficult marital separation, Helen learns her daughter Kim won’t be home for the holidays. She is staying in Ontario with her new husband and his family this year. Alone for the first time in years, Helen wants nothing more than to leave her house full of memories behind and spend her holiday somewhere where no one knows her or her ex-husband. When her friend Sylvia calls from Sunshine Bay to ask if she would be a cat-sitter for her cat, Angel, for the holidays, Helen jumps at the chance for a peaceful holiday away from everything she has known. All is well until she meets the neighbors: Neville, a devilish Westie determined to escape his yard to pursue Angel, and Joe, Neville’s reluctant dog-sitter, who makes Helen’s heart beat a little faster whenever he’s around. Joe is spending the holidays alone this year except for his son’s West Highland terrier, Neville, a dog that hasn’t met an obstacle he can’t dig under or squeeze through. Neville’s antics are interfering with Joe’s ability to get his work done. Worse, Neville has attracted the attention of the new neighbor, Helen, a bewitching woman Joe is finding hard to ignore. The more Helen and Joe try to keep Neville happy and out of trouble, the more sparks fly between them. Will the pair solve the problem of Neville and be able to have the peaceful holiday they both crave? Or with Neville's help, wil ...
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!
This wedding is supposed to be a chance for her to finally make peace with her daughter, not fall in love with one of the guests… Erika is thrilled when her daughter April invites her to her destination wedding. After years of estrangement, the mother and daughter are finally finding their way back to a solid relationship. Erika fully intends to focus on her daughter April this weekend, not herself. She needs to show her daughter that she's no longer the selfish person she remembers from her childhood. Rob never had time for love, but he has always enjoyed his role as the fun bachelor uncle to his sister’s brood of kids. When the wealthy CEO arrives at the Mountain Ridge Resort for his nephew's wedding, the first thing he does is hit someone with his car. The second thing he does is fall in love with the mother of the bride. She’s sworn off love, but he’s going to do his best to convince her that she deserves to take a chance on happiness... “Summer Wedding” is a steamy standalone in the Mountain Ridge Resort series. This contemporary instalove romance includes a myriad of wedding disasters, a couple finding love in midlife, and matchmaking family members who won’t stop until there’s a happily ever after.
Love needs only one chance to shine . . . He followed in his family’s footsteps and just graduated Marine boot camp. Now Mason Cutler’s personal mission is to get plenty of sun, surf, and no-strings romance in his favorite laid-back Florida beach town before shipping out. But a chance encounter with reserved Kiran Shenoy becomes a golden day of conversation, connection—and an intense attraction Mason can't walk away from. They make an agreement—eight sensuous days together without regrets or promises. Yet soon Mason is longing to convince the spirited woman behind Kiran's sad beautiful eyes to take a chance on even more . . . All Kiran dared hope for was a chance to heal after a tragic accident and a devastating loss. Mason's freewheeling energy and head-on courage warms her scarred body and soul—and ignites her heart. But with their lives going in different directions, the only commitment they can make is a pact to meet again. Can what they feel survive Mason’s military duty, and Kiran’s second chance to restart her life? And can a desire sparked one summer night be enough for forever?
Three Bridesmaids. Three lost loves. One matchmaking bride. With just a week before the wedding, can a bride-to-be reunite her bridesmaids with the ones who got away? When Anna Maria Costado is caught having a meltdown on live television, her contract as a nighttime tv star is in danger of being cancelled. Taking a much needed break, she returns home to Texas for a friend's wedding and is faced with the man she left behind, the only man she ever loved, Wyatt Turner. After a knee injury sidelined his professional football career, Wyatt Turner returned to his alma mater as a football coach. Trying to rebuild a new life, Wyatt buries himself in coaching. Just when he thinks he has moved on from the past, a friend's wedding reunites him with the woman he once loved and lost, along with his dreams. Can Anna and Wyatt overcome the circumstances of their past and reclaim the future they were always destined to have?
Five Couples. Five Cruises. Five Times the Heat! Come sail away with five brand new kinky romances welcoming summer, sun, and spanks. Ports of call include Australia, the Caribbean, Naples, Canada, Elysium plus more. Download Kisses and Kink and find your perfect summer book boyfriend in these five sizzling romances! Includes: His To Claim - Libby Campbell More - Poppy Flynn Sea Dog - Delta James His Taken Bride - Chloe Kent A Brat in Paradise - Kessily Lewel
Happily ever after is not in her plans... Always a bridesmaid… And that’s exactly how professional bridesmaid Lauren Bennett wants it. All she'll allow herself to indulge in is a quick occasional fling or a one night stand. She won’t risk falling for someone and ending up trapped in a loveless marriage like her parents. She knows all too well that love and marriage equal misery and she never wants to live like that. Never the groom… But photographer Kyle Rawlings would like to be! At 30 years old, he’s done playing the field and wants to settle down with the right woman. When mistaken identity drops Lauren into his lap —and his bed— he thinks fate has finally granted his wish. He just didn’t realize it would take a force of nature to convince his stubborn professional bridesmaid that two people can be more than lovers. But Kyle is nothing if not patient, and he’s going to use every means possible to show Lauren just how wonderful love can be. In this battle of wills…who will win?
Dakota Taylor is a freelance photographer in Los Angeles who has just found out that her estranged father has bequeathed his house to her. After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, she decides to head to Alabama to see the house and decide what she wants to do with it. Arriving in Liberty, she is shocked to find out that her father was the town drunk and the house she inherited is a ramshackled heap of half-finished projects. Dakota hires Luke Wyatt, the only renovator in town and also her only neighbor. They are instantly attracted and both Luke and Dakota try to ignore it. Luke is still recovering from a failed marriage and Dakota from the betrayal of her boyfriend. As they spend their days side by side, the desire they feel for each other continues to build. Dakota tries her best not to become attached to the community or the house but the more time she spends in Liberty, the more she dreads going back to Los Angeles. They pursue a no-promises fling both refusing to commit and to become involved. But can Dakota make a new start and allow herself to fall in love with Luke and stay in Liberty? Will Luke be able to open his heart for another woman?
Sarah Murphy champions the underdog in her shelter by the sea, fighting against designer puppy mills and greedy breeders. Franco de Silva is a wealthy single dad looking for a place to heal. He invests in a puppy store, which comes with Sarah, a blonde animal control officer hell bent on shutting him down. Sarah sees suave and entitled Franco as everything she despises in a man. It’s only through his daughter that she discovers who he really is. His generous nature dares her to reach for her dreams while Franco realizes that Sarah’s genuine heart is what he and his daughter need most.
Every choice requires a decision, but some choices are determined by the heart. Enforcer AJ Hamilton is no longer on the right side of the law. Tangled up with Baltimore's largest crime boss, he has been tasked to threaten bothersome reporter, Megan Rogers. After a heated encounter, his attraction to her is as unexpected as it is unwanted. Failing to warn her off, AJ is forced to protect her from her stubborn self as well as his criminal boss. Saving Megan from the clutches of certain death, AJ's no longer sure which side he's fighting for. With tensions high, their passion flares as they battle to stay one step ahead of the criminal mastermind The Magician. As their plan to expose him unfolds, AJ is forced to make a choice. But no matter the option he chooses, he may not be able to protect her or their hearts.
When Charlotte Olson becomes legal guardian of her young sister, it's tough to survive, even in the friendly setting of Shady Piers. Now, after a disastrous fire, she loses everything, and Charlotte must protect her sister from a much more serious threat to the life they have built together. After an embarrassing introduction, firefighter Neil Mack doesn't expect to see Charlotte again, but when he's called to the fire in her apartment block, he manages to get her and her sister to safety, despite great personal danger to himself. What neither of them knows is the deeper threat, just around the corner, that will have serious implications for Charlotte, the handsome firefighter and those around them who they love. The Shady Piers Romance series novellas are 'clean and sweet' contemporary romances with Happy Ever After endings and no cliffhangers, that can be read as standalone novels all set in Shady Piers, Maine.
The past is always present. Independent, spirited Amara Mattersley may live under scandal's shadow, but at least the nineteenth-century Regency society judging her is familiar. That’s all about to change when she finds herself in twenty-first-century Charlottesville, Virginia—and locking horns with one very befuddling, very male, UVA professor. Computer science professor Matthew Goodson has no time for love—no time for anything, actually, but his quest for tenure and his obsession with the screen. The last thing he expects is to get side-swiped by this adorably odd British miss. Yet something in her calls to him, pulls at him, in a way unknown—and uncomfortable. Can past and present blend together into a mutual future? Or will old wounds and new complications sabotage any chance at a twenty-first century happily ever after?
"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster
Verena Valent is at the helm of her family’s legendary Swiss skincare company in Beverly Hills. After her parents’ deaths, she becomes the sole provider for her younger twin sisters and her grandmother, rising to the challenge to guide and expand her family's business. She is in the midst of a critical international expansion when her carefully organized life begins to unravel.
While she struggles to save the business that means everything to her, she meets Lance, an executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She encounters this intriguing man again on a business trip to Paris, and soon gains a new perspective on life.
When the unthinkable occurs and Verena’s world collapses, her friends rally around her. Ultimately, Verena learns that truth, family, friendship, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance in business, or in love?
Flawless is the first in the Love, California series. Follow smart, stylish, entrepreneurial friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life. Set in Beverly Hills with action flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy, determined best friends, and how they manage to live the lives of their dreams.
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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.
Everyone remembers their first love... But sometimes its the second love that lasts This book weaves together the heart of Nicholas Sparks, the romance of Nora Roberts, and the charm of Debbie Macomber. Fleeing her picture-perfect marriage among the privileged set of Brentwood and the wreckage of a failed marriage, Lily Parkins decides to move to the only place that still holds happy memories, her grandmother's old farmhouse. The lush and majestic setting of the Pacific Northwest calls to her and offers a place of refuge and perhaps renewal. Her grandmother has passed away, leaving the Madrona Island Bed & Breakfast Inn to Lily. Left with only an old guestbook as her guide-a curious book full of letters, recipes, and glimpses into her family history-Lily is determined to embrace her newfound independence and recreate herself, one page at a time. With the help of the quirky island residents she has befriended, she slowly finds the strength to seek out happiness on her own terms. But as soon as she has sworn off men and is standing on her own two feet, Lily meets Ian, the alluring artist who lives next door, and her new life is suddenly thrown off course. The last thing she wants to do right now is to open her heart to another man. Ultimately, Lily must decide if it's worth giving up her soul for security or risking everything to follow her heart in this romantic love story.
"Be prepared to CRASH! What I love about this novel is the "REAL LIFE" aspect. We all plan out our futures and know EXACTLY how we want them to play out...well rarely does that happen." ~ HJ Bellus, USA TODAY bestselling author Prepare to make the BEST mistake of your life! You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life. Crash one we met. Crash two we fell in love. Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.
What happens when the past threatens the future Miranda and Jason fought for? Miranda thought she finally had it all -- love and a family. But when a rich and successful ex-lover from her past surfaces, Jason's insecurities flare up. Unable to bear watching Miranda give up her dream because of finances, Jason decides the only way to give her dreams back is to walk away. Fighting through doubts and betrayal, Miranda refuses to surrender Jason -- but will she be able to salvage their love from the wreckage, or is it already too late?
Three Bridesmaids. Three lost loves. One matchmaking bride. With just a week before the wedding, can a bride-to-be reunite her bridesmaids with the ones who got away? Brigid Anderson is a second year lawyer on a fast track to making partner. With the weight of her siblings' success on her shoulders, Brigid feels like she needs to prove something–to herself and to her parents. Her life is running smoothly and all according to plan...until she meets Grady. Grady Coughlin understands focus and ambition, having taken over his father's contracting business and building it into a successful historic preservation business on his own. After a blind date with Brigid that ends in explosive passion, they embark on a friends with benefits relationship. But as Grady establishes himself in the business world, he decides he wants more and wants it with Brigid. On the eve of her best friend's wedding, with her promotion to partner dangling within reach, Brigid believes Grady isn't the best partner to suit her career ambition. But Grady and her heart don't agree and she must decide if she should stick to the safety of the plan or find the courage to pursue what she really wants.
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.
He’s the gridiron god with magic hands… …And fingers, and mouth, and tongue. Chance ‘Gunner’ Adams –- quarterback, superstar womanizer, and panty slayer extraordinaire. He wants me. He wants me bad, but I’m not about to become another notch on his girthy bedpost. I came to Los Angeles to get away from my past, to start fresh. I don’t need trouble, especially the muscly, abs-of-marble kind. The problem? As team masseuse it’s my job to get hands on with this as*hole. I’ll be working on every hard, intimate area of his body. But if he thinks he can treat me like any other girl who stirs his pants, he’s wrong. After all, I’m a professional… right? We both want a happy ending, but sooner or later my past will catch up with me, and the Mob’s not big on mercy. I need more than a smart mouth. I need a savior -- one whose talent for mayhem doesn’t end when the fourth quarter’s over. For once in my life, I need someone who knows how to play dirty.
The love of a lifetime, lost but never forgotten…
If he could turn back time, Declan would do things differently. For one, he would've never let go of Iris Blue McLain, the only woman he’s ever loved. Fifteen long and lonely years, and the ache in his heart is as painful as ever.
When he sees her for the first time since they parted, she’s every bit as pretty as she was years ago. No, she’s even prettier. From across the crowded room, she steals his breath. Same silken, flame-colored hair.
Same summer-blue eyes and almost the same smile, only now, there’s a hint of sadness.
But when he asks her to dance, she wastes no time giving him the brush off.
She’ll protect her heart, no matter the cost…
The years haven’t been kind to Iris. It all started when Declan broke up with her, leaving her heart shattered. After her car wreck, things went from bad to worse. Now, to top it all off, Declan strolls back into her life, acting like he’s got a right to be there. She can’t risk a second heartbreak. But some things never change, like the way his eyes remind her of his slow seduction, or his work-roughened hands that promise a gentle caress.
For a moment, the years melt away and Iris wonders if she and Declan might have a second chance. But time can’t heal all wounds, and for two broken people, the secrets of the past threaten to break them once again.
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The path to true love is never easy… but it’s always worth it. Nova Velez, a sassy Dominican, has a busy life, working two jobs, volunteering at the hospital, and finishing graduate school. It’s all necessary to fulfill her dream of helping troubled children. To graduate, she has to complete her school counseling internship, but it won’t be easy working with depressed, hormone-addled students. When she meets her distractingly handsome mentor, Bryce, a health conscious vegan, and the jealous, domineering principal, things become even more complicated. When sparks begin to fly between her and Bryce, complicated takes on a completely new meaning. Enjoy this and more in the enchanting love story, “Kissing the Intern.”
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.
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.
From rockstar romance author Jade C. Jamison comes an emotional tale of a young woman's pursuit of her dream to be a famous guitarist--and the man she can't stop loving... I thought I knew what I wanted...until I met CJ Slavin. My only dream in life was to become a world-famous guitarist, rocking the fans with the heavy sounds of the all-girl band the Vagabonds. But when I met bad boy bassist CJ, it was as if everything shifted. If there's such a thing as instalove, I fell in it hard with CJ from the moment I met him. And the more I got to know him, it was as if everything else in my world muted: the album my band was about to release, the coast-to-coast tour we were preparing for, all the adoring fans who were going to eat us up. Even the drama and bullsh*t from my bandmates couldn't bring me down when CJ was around. But when I tell him how I feel, he tells me I'm too young. Besides, we're going to be thousands of miles apart. Add to it, his adoring fans will drop to their knees for him. And I already know they will. I would. So what am I to do other than pine for the man who keeps me at arm's length? I go back to my first love, my guitar--but that doesn't stop me from pursuing the rock god I've fallen head over heels for. And maybe seeing my sexy a$$ on stage will show him all he's missing... "This author does it right. She doesn't just throw the rockstar title around. Nope, she gives her readers what they crave. You can go in knowing you're gonna ge ...
From Bestselling Author Virginia Gray comes a delightfully funny page-turner about love, friendship, and second chances... Nothing is more important to 29-year-old Susan Wade than her career--not family, not friends, and especially not love. When she's offered a short-cut assignment to a big promotion, she jumps at the chance and finds herself in the last place she ever thought she'd see again. The small, coastal town of Havelock, North Carolina, may look like paradise, but for Susan, it holds the demons of her past. Determined to get the job done and out unscathed, she avoids her old haunts, until a particularly awful day has her heading to the bar for a much-needed drink. When one drink turns into two, she picks a fight with Pete Walsh, the town’s favorite son, and inadvertently starts a war. Pete's the kind of guy who'd give you the shirt off his back. After losing his mother to cancer and his heart to misplaced love, his scars need time to heal. When Susan shows up in his life, he's torn between irritation and overwhelming attraction. As Pete learns more about his new enemy, he realizes what Susan really needs is a friend. As their relationship blossoms, Pete sets out to save her from herself. Will Susan make room in her heart for love, or will she go away empty-handed? Find out in Caught Up in Me...
Free-spirited Elizabeth Foster turned her back on her father’s photography business to pursue musical theater, but with a one-show contract, she’s a few weeks from unemployment forcing her home. Meanwhile sought-after photographer Ryan Callahan has put his career on hold to help his sister’s family while her husband is deployed, but the promise of a bigger assignment could lure him away from building a family of his own. If given the choice, what dreams would develop? Or will they learn to focus on love instead?
Despite their secrets, he’ll discover she’s always been his destiny. Damaged HIS agent Trent McKenzie jumps on his motorcycle and leaves town, running from the pain eating at his soul. He has no plans to go home to his old life or tackle the destruction he left behind. Only when he learns his close friend Kelly Williams may be in danger does he return, even knowing he must confront the anger and grief that tortures him. Once home, Trent discovers Kelly is no longer the innocent woman she once was. She is temptation and unobtainable, and everything he knows he doesn’t deserve. Needing to protect her and unravel the danger she’s in, Trent and Kelly embark on a trip searching for answers. They just need to prepare to discover that sometimes destiny doesn’t always play fair.
Hotel maid turned meteorologist Audra is determined to make her mark on the world without a man getting in her way. Seizing the chance to join an expedition to the South Pole, she thinks all her Christmases have come at once. Until she returns to the research station and meets her new roommate. When Jean-Pierre's wife broke his heart, he swore off women, vowing to spend his holidays in Antarctica for one final season. He didn't count on sharing a room with an Australian woman who hates him for something he can't even remember. Will the heat of a South Pole summer be enough to thaw two icy hearts?
Data analyst Cassie Howard may be brilliant (and, okay, a little awkward), but she’s worked hard to get where she is. She definitely doesn’t need some sexy new analyst coming in and taking credit for her work. Or the inappropriate thoughts that keep popping out of her mouth she’d rather he not hear.
For undercover FBI agent Drew Kerrigan, computers have always made more sense than people, but he’d better develop some slick social skills in a hurry if he’s going to win over the too-tantalizing-for-his-sanity Cassie. Hacking their systems was easy. Now he’s just got to hack the one person in the company most likely to see through his ruse…
After Renee Lockhart appeared on the local TV dating show "Accept this Dandelion" and found the love of her life, she thought she was done with TV. But when she hears that the entire city has bets on how soon she and her fiancé will break up, she is determined to show that their love is meant to last. When Mike, the KETO producer, approaches her about airing the wedding live, she jumps at the chance. Once she is set up with a famous wedding coordinator, plans take a turn for the worse and the simple wedding they wanted becomes the event of the year. In the meantime, Eva Merida is dealing with her own life changing opportunity. Though she’s in love with her boyfriend, who she met on the second season of the dating show, she can’t turn down the chance to investigate a Hollywood TV show when offered a position. When she runs into an old flame, she questions the stability of her current relationship. Will Renee be able to prove her love for Ben to the city before her wedding falls apart? Who will Eva choose on her own emotional roller coaster? Hilarity ensues as the wedding of the decade melts into the disaster of the year. Because everyone knows weeds take over every garden…
A sexy bartender stirs up a daily lesson plan for an adventurous teacher... When she discovers her ex-husband is about to be a father, Quinn Adams is on a mission. Determined to get pregnant without the commitment of a man, Quinn sets out for her own adventure. But everyone seems to think she needs to focus on herself first. With a list of challenges compiled by her sister and their friend, Quinn embarks on some life-altering fun. Her first challenge is to go on five dates within two weeks. After a few disastrous attempts, Quinn’s ready to give up—until sexy bartender Ryan O’Leary offers his assistance. Ryan is the go-to person for everyone in his large family, so it’s natural for him to want to help Quinn. However, as they get to know each other better, friendship with Quinn isn’t enough for him. Now, it’s time for him to show her how serious the Irish can be. Will the bartender quench Quinn’s thirst by mixing up more than she ever imagined?