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 ...
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.
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 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
While packing away her mother's life, Petra Wilde discovers a life of her own. Petra Wilde has always taken the path most expected of her. But not anymore. She's determined to create the life she wants. Though she has no idea how. With her cranky nineteen-year-old daughter in tow, she returns to Candlewood Falls to pack up her dying mother's belongings. Unsure and afraid to face the life her mother left behind, Petra avoids the inevitable and signs up for a cooking class. Maverick Labraccio's life changed forever one horrible day five years ago. He went from being a top chef to a man stuck in the web of his misfortune. Now, forced by guilt, he agrees to teach a cooking class, that he knows he'll hate. So instead of teaching, he signs the class up for a food competition. Pass or fail. Win or lose. Doesn't matter. Until he gets to know one of his students. Petra and Mav have a lot to digest this summer. They must learn together that true love is the secret ingredient to the best meals. And that mistakes can be forgiven and the past doesn't define you. But will they figure it out before the timer runs down and they spoil it all?
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.
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.
…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.
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.
Nicki Cartwright is one snowflake away from losing her dazzling TV camera smile. Between her mother interfering in her non-existent love life, a spotlight-stealing co-worker, and the threat of the snow storm of the decade, Nicki wants nothing more than to run away to a tropical beach. Instead, she lets herself be talked into attending the McNair’s 50th anniversary party. Randy Stephenson’s drive from Chicago was uneventful until a winter blast made the last thirty-something miles nearly impassable. By the time he makes it to his grandparent’s cabin, an anniversary party is the last thing he wanted to endure. But finding Nicki there, the girl he had always regretting leaving, makes him glad he came. Turns out fate-or maybe just a set of scheming grandparents-has plans for them. Stranded at the cabin, alone and with no real party in sight, they’ll have to face old hurts and an electric attraction. Is great sex, a little honesty, and a potentially priceless painting enough to mend a broken heart?
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Luke Bryant and Kelly Callahan met on the beach at Dragonfly Pointe when they were only kids. And ever since thirteen-year old Luke saved six-year old Kelly from drowning, they've felt an undeniable connection. But Luke has a tarnished past, and despite his attraction to Kelly when they're growing up, he just doesn't think he's good enough for her.
When Luke comes home on leave from the Air Force, and attends the Magical Wedding of Kelly's sister Kate (Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Award WINNER-That Unforgettable Kiss), Luke and Kelly finally share an enchanting night of passion. They simply can't help themselves--they've loved each other nearly their entire lives.
College student Kelly has everything going for her--she's not only beautiful, but intelligent too. So when Luke eventually returns home from Iraq as a disheartened wounded warrior, even though he appears to want nothing to do with her, she refuses to give up on him. It's not about his looks, or his past--it's all about the connection they've shared since they were kids. Fate has always meant for them to be tog ...
One hot night leads to a hot mess…
I am cursed. One Friday night, after a horrible day at work, I decide to cheer myself up with a one-night stand with a hot stranger. The guy who propositions me has a scorching bod and a sexy British accent. Cheered up? Check. Until Monday morning, when I walk into the office, and there he is.
My one-nighter is my boss's ex-husband. And her newest business partner.
Raisa Volkov is the toughest, most successful divorce attorney in New York and the woman every aspiring female lawyer wants to be. As her paralegal, I do whatever she tells me to do. And guess what? She just ordered me to help her win back her ex. Lucky me.
Trouble is, Chance Dixon doesn't want his ex-wife. He wants me. My brain warns me to say no, but my body has other, much naughtier ideas.
I'm so getting fired.
One Hot Chance is the first book in the new Hot Brits series from Anna Durand, author of the bestselling Hot Scots series of contemporary romances.
Last year took me by surprise. I never expected to fall so hard for Kat. I was the athlete. She was the older woman…and my teammate’s mom. So many reasons why we shouldn’t be together. In spite of everything, I wanted her. Until I said it was for the best if I stayed away. That was a lie. The result: She was broken-hearted. I felt like an ass. Throughout the months that followed, we remained civil. From time to time, we’d run into each other. Without knowing she was the instructor, I registered into her writing class. Still reeling from our breakup, we remained politely distant. Until, tragedy struck. No matter how hard we tried to bury our feelings, old emotions resurfaced amidst chaos. Kat confessed she still loved me, and then a gunman’s bullet ripped into my chest. For months she kept a vigil by my hospital bed. My heart belongs to her, but I can’t offer her the future she wants. But when I see her moving forward with another younger man, a torrent of emotions run through me — jealousy, protectiveness, and even wonder… Could I make her happy not just now, but forever? ANOTHER YOUNGER MAN is the second book in the Tryst series by best-selling contemporary romance author Mia Fox. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed happily ever after! FROM THE AUTHOR This book concludes Cole and Kat’s story that began with A Much Younger Man. It provides insight into the emotions that course through men and women during romance and is jam packed with hotness. You’ll finish reading with a happy smile ...
*** Sex, Money, and the Price of Truth is a steamy, standalone, full-length contemporary romance with a sprinkling of suspense and a splash of magic. A guaranteed happily ever after and no cliffhanger. She wasn’t looking for love. He wasn't supposed to find it. Lola and Aidan would have been the perfect match, if not for the lie that brought them together. When a stunning man appears at her local coffee shop, Lola knows better than to engage him. Her romantic history is littered with men who were too good to be true. But Aidan deftly takes down her guard, leaving her with only one option - go out with him. The supposedly chance meeting quickly develops into a passionate affair, despite the secrets that hold them back. As the deception is revealed, so is the threat that puts more than just their relationship in jeopardy. Aidan and Lola are forced to confront the deceit in their pasts, the desire of their present, and the price they're willing to pay for a future together.
For fans of The Danish Girl, an extraordinary and award-winning transgender love story about self-belief and the true nature of courage. Best friends since childhood, life takes very different courses for Will and Tom when they leave school. Tom joins the army to become a MAN. Will goes to university and discovers he’s not. When Tom turns up on Will’s doorstep almost ten years later, he's disillusioned and broken after surviving Northern Ireland during the 1970’s troubles, and with a broken marriage and no future. Will, on the other hand, has just embarked on a completely new future for himself - in his case, a very different kind of self; a woman called Billie. As Will transitions from male to female, so the boyhood friendship between Tom and Will changes too. Initial shock and repulsion on Tom’s part becomes grudging respect, and eventually something quite different. But life – and falling in love – is never that simple; and especially not when it’s in the face of prejudice, fear and lost courage. Chained Melodies is the winner of a BRAG Medallion.
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*
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?
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?
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.
I entertain naked people for a living. No, not THAT kind of entertainment. I own a nudist resort. I'm not a nudist, but Val Silva is. And he's a human supernova sleeping in the room next door.
The man is tall, gorgeous, tattooed, and a shameless exhibitionist. As the Brazilian bad boy of the international football world, he's as famous for his sextape as for his talent on the field. Oh, did I mention he walks around naked ALL the time? A girl only has so much willpower. Maybe we can have a little fun… as long as his tabloid past doesn't mess with my quiet life.
Eve Holt is the sexiest woman I've ever seen, in those short-shorts and tank tops that make me wonder what she's hiding underneath. Most women love my wild side, but Eve thinks I'm trouble with a capital T. Okay, she might have a point there. But I always get what I want, and I want her. I didn't lead my team to Olympic gold by giving up. That's one fact about me Eve is about to learn.
Natural Passion is the first book in a brand-new trilogy of romantic comedies from Anna Durand, the bestselling author of the Hot Scots series. Coming soon in audio, starring Jason Clarke and Ava Lucas.
Charlie Archer can’t believe her luck. By this time tomorrow, her overbearing boss will be miles away in London promoting their new client, the three-man rock band August Company, and wreaking havoc on her other personal assistant's life. But she really gets lucky when the band’s frontman, rockstar Evan Parker, offers her a ride home in his limo. They live miles apart. Their lives are completely different. He's a star and she's a nobody in the music business, but it’s only one kiss and it's only tonight. Get ready to fall hard for Charlie and Evan’s story in this quick and steamy August Company Rockstars Prequel!
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 ...
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.
Ambrosia by the Sea is the first in Traci Halls Read by the Sea Second Chance Contemporary Romance Series. You can read them all in any order. We hope you enjoy Ambrosia by the Sea.
Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayalnot only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he's stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.
Can Kaines combat skills, instincts, and new-found allies lead him to the truth and redemption?
From the pen of Kerry J Donovan, Ryan Kaine: On the Run, is a powerful, action-packed novel set against the backdrop of the international arms trade. The first in the new thriller series, Ryan Kaine, is a new addition to the great military action characters in the tradition of Lee Child, Mark Dawson, and Matt Rogers.
Desiring her was his first mistake. Falling for her was his second.
When a simple misunderstanding ruins a potential one-night hook-up, Raven Gataki vows to pretend it never happened.
Except… she can't stop thinking about him, and temptation consumes her.
Fast forward a few miserable weeks when her latest frenemy crush shows up at her OBGYN appointment wearing scrubs. Awkward…
Raven is everything Dr. Sean Mathers has spent his life trying to avoid… until now.
Their love-to-hate relationship begins with a fake date and is fueled by their intense chemistry. Not to mention that one-time-only moment they shared between the sheets. Okay, it was more than once…
Can two people who believe they're incapable of love, flick the switch and open their hearts to what's right in front of them, before it's too late?
Experience all the feels of love and lust and everything in between in this steamy frenemies to lovers romance. It's full of witty banter, laugh-out-loud moments, and sizzling chemistry that will keep you flipping the pages.
Note: This is book two in the Unrequited Love Series but can be read as a standalone. My next series London Nights begins with Kassidy, a side character in this series.
From Top 10 Bestselling author, Lia Fairchild Lies hurt. Lies destroy. But some lies protect...and heal. At least that's what Gray Donovan had hoped for. She's a compulsive liar using it as a defense mechanism to survive life and her shattered past. When she starts seeing therapist Daniel Harrison, she can no longer deny the truths that have haunted her for so many years. She must now stand and face them. Opening up to Daniel leaves her exposed and vulnerable. When her soul is bared to him, she can't contain the attraction or the feelings he elicits. Daniel feels drawn to his new patient, but he knows he will have to fight it in order to resurrect Gray from her demons. His will and his judgment are tested when he must overcome his own doubts and face his own secrets.
Megan Howard used to be a successful painter—but that was a long time ago. These days she’s struggling to move forward, convinced her heart is permanently broken after her last relationship and grief stricken over the loss of her father. Clinging to memories of happier times, she holds tight to her father’s most cherished possession: a 1958 DeSoto Adventurer. Though she needs the money, she’ll never sell it—even loaning the prized automobile to her best friend on the day of her wedding stirs up painful memories. Avowed bachelor and car collector Noah Black has never seen a car he can live without…or a woman he can live with. Reluctant to see his best friend condemned to matrimony, he flies to Boot Creek from California to be the best man in the wedding. But after discovering that the gorgeous maid of honor owns the car of his dreams, Noah makes a pricey bet that he’ll add the DeSoto to his collection, no matter what it takes. Despite their determination to stay single, Noah and Megan soon find they can’t resist each other. His attention turns from getting the car to getting the girl, and thanks to Noah, Megan can imagine a life in the present. But when the truth about Noah’s wager comes to light, will it threaten to throw Megan’s new perspective into reverse?
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?
Gabe is a shrewd businessman to one of Las Vegas’ upscale resort and casinos. What he wants, he naturally takes—and he wants Nina. Held in a bitter divorce, Gabe finds it difficult to put his trust in anyone. Until Nina. But there’s one person keeping him from having her—his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Gullible and trusting, Regina “Nina” Conners can’t get enough of Gabriel Alexander. He’s smart, sexy and lights a fire in her she never knew she had. Flown out to start her position as the new publicist for a very important client, Nina soon discovers that her fiery relationship with Gabe is ensnared in nothing but secrets and lies…
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 Venture of the Heart is the award-winning first novel in a steamy new series by Amelia Judd. (Please note, this book has one fully described love making scene.) --- Paxton Bennett walked away from a privileged upbringing to devote his life to La Vida de Ensueno, the socially responsible luxury resort he manages in Costa Rica. No way will Pax let a hotel chain swallow up La Vida and turn it into another lifeless clone. All he needs is a loan so he can match a buy-out offer. Unfortunately, every damn bank keeps saying no. He has one last hope--an on-site visit from a loan officer that he's sure he can impress... Banker Sage Somerset doesn't want to see Pax Bennett across a busy coffee shop, let alone spend a week at a tropical resort with him. After their cringe-worthy last encounter, just hearing his name makes her blush or curse. Plus, there are snakes in Costa Rica. A lot of snakes! Determined to remain professional on her unwelcome assignment, Sage hopes she can survive a week in Pax's world... But a quirky staff, meddlesome family, and the night-time visit of a tiny green gecko soon threaten to turn business into pleasure. Will Pax and Sage fight their troublesome chemistry? Or will they take a chance on the biggest venture of all--each other?
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.
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.
To escape notoriety from her role in the school shooting she barely survived, Elizabeth Lambert moves from Houston to Hoffman Grove, Illinois. Plagued by panic attacks and nightmares, she’s determined to embrace her second chance at life, knowing that death could take her in an instant. A one-night stand with a local handsome firefighter should remind her that she’s alive, but like a good cookie, once is not enough to satisfy her craving. Will he reject her when he learns about the blood on her hands? Firefighter and paramedic Matt Billings fights his attraction to the alluring new bookshop manager. She dangles a one-night stand under his nose, but the last time he gave in to such an offer he ended up with a child. He is determined to be a better man than his philandering father. Can he convince Elizabeth that her past is not as terrifying as suddenly being a parent, and a relationship is worth more than just a checkbox on her bucket list?
What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen. . . A girls’ trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She’s got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared. Kolton doesn’t know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool—although she does have an unholy gift for that—but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they’re both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don’t kill each other first.
"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.
When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel's wish is to ride her mom's favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas. But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too. Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?
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.
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 ...
When Meredith Thomas returns home to Shady Piers for the huge birthday party her parents put on for her each year, she is frustrated with a writing career going nowhere. For her estranged and lifelong friend Logan Nole, his life has taken a very different turn. Now the single parent of a bubbly 4-year old, he has no time to spare as he works double shifts just to keep their lives afloat. An unexpected disaster forces him to ask for Meredith's help with his daughter and although they never saw romance in all those years of their youth, they are now drawn together. But Meredith has a secret she's held inside ever since she left, and just at the wrong moment, it comes back to haunt her.
Caitlin was used to living in abandoned buildings, or derelict houses. She didn't expect much out of life. All she wanted was a better life for her brother, and eight letters. Sam was a successful architect on his way to the top of the industry. The last thing he needed was a relationship with a woman in charge of her little brother. And, what the hell were the eight letters all about?
Early Review Quotes: "Honestly, the emotions are so real." "I loved it, a beautiful Cinderella story." "I couldn’t put it down."
Set in and around Sydney, Australia. Written in Australian English.
Princess Angelika needs an heir... Angel The first time I met Gideon Black, I was a teenager and hated him with a passion that kept me awake at night—as it has done for many nights since. Gideon is everything a queen in waiting should avoid: pure, unadulterated sex on two hard-muscled legs, and an attitude that can only be described as ruthless. I never dreamed our paths would cross again, or that Gideon would need my body as much as I needed his. Gideon When Angel’s father begged me to protect his only child before he died, I knew this was a deal I could work with. Getting Angel pregnant would secure the throne for her, and give me an excuse to reconnect with the woman I’d often fantasied about. I wasn’t prepared for seeing Angel again. A tease at sixteen, she had grown into an irresistible, kick-ass woman, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do to her—how thoroughly, and for how long.
Relish the romantic journey as two close friends slide into love! Stock car legend, Tom "Torque" Tyler, faces a bleak future following an off-track car wreck. Thanks to a traumatic head injury, he's developed epileptic seizures and may never drive again. To avoid tabloid reporters and well-meaning friends, Tom holes up in a cottage surrounded by high walls. Now he just needs to figure out the rest of his life. Service dog trainer and old friend, Meg Klein, shows up on Tom's doorstep with a seizure response dog. Bob, a tiny but talented canine, makes it almost impossible for Tom to maintain his black mood. And Meg is determined to drag her high-school crush out of his self-imposed solitude. But will the paparazzi ruin her best-laid plans? “Marcia James writes characters that draw you in and have you rooting for them from the start. James is definitely going on my must read list!!” -- Joyfully Reviewed
INTRIGUE, ROMANCE AND THE LOVE OF GOD – AUTHOR OF THE SISTERS OF ROSEFIELD, EMMA EASTER, INTRODUCES A NEW SET OF FLAWED AND LOVEABLE CHARACTERS IN THE DESTINY SERIES. Twenty-five-year-old Rachel, nearing the end of her pregnancy, makes an urgent dash to flee her polygamist husband Mike Caldwell and his embittered first spouse Olivia. Pregnant with her first child, a product of her troubled forced spiritual union with Mike, Rachel knows if she doesn’t escape her unholy relationship both her and her child will never be free. She has been unable to accept this way of life and feels it is not right for her to act as a barrier to Mike and Olivia and the sanctity of their marriage. Her escape plan fails, due to Fallow Creek, the polygamy commune she lives in, employing a security detail of young men who guard against escape. With help from the unmarried pastor Keith Thorn, of nearby town Destiny, they are reminded that with faith, love and trust in God’s plan they can achieve anything.
Melissa Haddon can't afford the luxury of satisfying her desires... Andrew Cooper is determined to fulfill her every need between the sheets...
Sassy, sexy and successful Melissa Haddon is driving Andrew Cooper nuts, he wants her almost as much as he wants the corner office on the fifth floor of their law firm. The trouble is Melissa wants that corner office too, and she's not about to give the firms Don Juan what he wants at the cost to herself.
But when a client asks Andrew and his "wife" to stay at their Winery for the weekend, Andrew seizes the perfect opportunity to seduce Mel and reel in a lucrative client, taking him one step closer to his career goals.
Mel knows she's going to regret agreeing to be Andrew's wife for a weekend, but the temptation to give into his seductive charms may be too strong. What she doesn't bargain on, is getting to know the man behind the charming facade...
A legendary treasure hunt in the dramatic – and deadly – New Mexico desert.... Reviewers give it a 4.6 star average: “The story has it all – action, romance, danger, intrigue, lost treasure, not to mention a sizzling relationship....” The lost Victorio Peak treasure is the stuff of legends—a heretic Spanish priest’s gold mine, made richer by the spoils of bandits and an Apache raider. When Erin, a quiet history professor, uncovers a clue that may pinpoint the lost treasure cave, she prepares for adventure. But when a hit and run driver nearly kills her, she realizes she’s not the only one after the treasure. And is Drew, the handsome helicopter pilot who found her bleeding in a ditch, really a hero, or one of the enemy? Erin isn’t sure she can trust Drew with her heart, but she’ll need his help to track down the treasure. She heads into the New Mexico wilderness with her brainy best friend Camie and a feisty orange cat. The wilderness holds its own dangers, from wild animals to sudden storms. Plus, the sinister men hunting Erin are determined to follow her all the way to the treasure, no matter where the twisted trail leads. Erin won’t give up an important historical find without a fight, but is she ready to risk her life—and her heart? “Great balance of history, romance, and adventure. Smart romance with an “Indiana Jones” feel.” “Well-written with an attention to detail tha ...
For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body. Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.
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.
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.
Calli Douglas has avoided romance for five years, bound by a promise she never should've made to a man she doesn't love. Now, he refuses to let her go. When she leaves her backwoods hideaway to attend her cousin's wedding, Calli has no intention of meeting a man. But fate has other plans--in the form of one scorching-hot Scotsman.
Aidan "Don Juan" MacTaggart is the living embodiment of carnal pleasure and seductive prowess, but he longs for love and commitment. The moment he sets eyes on Calli, the stunning American captivates him. Though she's sworn off sex and romance, unraveling the mystery of why tantalizes Aidan almost as much as her sensual curves.
As their passion for each other inspires them to explore their steamiest desires, a deeper bond takes root. But when secrets from both their pasts threaten their happiness, they must confront their fears or lose everything.
When twenty-something Michelle Vermont decided to open Beans Cafe, she'd thought it would be fun, particularly with charming Clive Banks as her business partner. Not only is Clive a professional coffee buyer, he's also drop dead gorgeous. But Clive suddenly vanishes, leaving Michelle with nothing more than a few text messages, debts and a workload she can't handle. Michelle vows to find her errant associate and bring him back to work kicking and screaming if she has to. He can stand by the cappuccino frother until he's made up for all the trouble he's caused. Unfortunately the only person who seems to be able to help Michelle is Clive's brother, Arthur Banks, a ruthless property developer. Despite the fact that he's even more handsome than his sibling with dreamy eyes, he's a greedy capitalist, and certainly not to be trusted. Thrown together by the mystery of the missing barista, Michelle and Arthur will be forced to find a way to work together... ...And Michelle might even find herself falling in love with the enemy.
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?
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?
For Sara Shepard, it’s time to break out of the neat, tidy—and confining—box her life has become. With her long marriage at a disastrous end, Sara seeks solace and a new direction on historic Nantucket. Dear friends offer the perfect solution: a low rent beach cottage in exchange for renovation work. She can rebuild the cottage while she reinvents her life. Even better, the offer comes with an unbelievably hot carpenter to help with the work.
Gabe Donovan’s former life on Wall Street never gave him the satisfaction that working with his hands as a restoration specialist does. His attraction to Sara is immediate and sizzling. She’s feisty and stubborn, and while he respects her need for independence, he wants a deeper relationship. But Sara’s fear of being vulnerable again pushes Gabe to an ultimatum: go all in, or not at all.
Sara’s rough past holds her firmly in its grip. But when a horrific accident threatens Sara’s hard-won independence, she must decide: finally let go of the past or risk losing the man who’s offered her a wild and beautiful future.
After a year away from the stress-inducing, workaholic lifestyle of being an Executive Assistant at Hart Hospitality, Emily Potter is ready to get back to work. But is returning to the same place that caused all her problems really the best choice? It’s not just her worry that she'll slip back into the old habits that packed on the weight and upset her work-life balance. It's that she’ll once again be working for the man who upends her emotional balance as well. For Jackson Wyatt, CEO of Hart Hospitality, failure has never been an option. But his life and work have fallen into chaos since his favorite assistant abandoned him without a word a year ago. Now, thanks to the machinations of his wily grandmother, Emily is back. He can’t risk losing her again, even if it means hiding the fact that his attraction to her is far more personal than professional. Emily needs to find a new Mr. Right to keep her from falling all over again for Jackson. And though it pains him to do so, maybe if Jackson helps Emily in her quest, he’ll prove himself to be a true friend and his life will go back to normal. But if rehiring Emily gives them a second chance at the job, will it also give them a second chance at love?
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.
A hotheaded city boy clashes with a headstrong country girl in DRIVE ME CRAZY, the first book of this hot NEW series from award-winning author Mysti Parker and co-author MJ Post! Each book is a standalone read with no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! ALL 4 books are available now!
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.
Catherine Taylor, no stranger to life’s school of hard knocks, at 18 leaves her dysfunctional family behind, striking out on her own to embrace her passion for art. Years of hard work has given her a degree of acclaim. When offered the opportunity to work in the middle eastern country of Bashir to create the defining mural for the new children's critical care ward, Catherine embraces the chance to meld her love of children and her love of art. What she doesn’t think she is ready for is the blatant and instant passion she feels the moment she meets the successful country’s crown prince, Malik. Malik al-Hakim has been raised with the sole purpose of someday becoming the king of Bashir. Years of careful preparation by his loving family has him ready to take the yoke from his father one day, but nothing could prepare him for the instant lust he feels the moment he sees Catherine. Never one to let an opportunity slip by, Malik pursues Catherine, convincing her to explore their desire. But when political intrigue places Catherine in danger, Malik soon realizes lust has evolved to love and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the woman of his dreams safely by his side, no matter how hard she tries to fight their fate.
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.
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?
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.
What if the man you’ve always wanted is the one you left behind? Out of work, out of money, out of options. Just when advertising executive, Delaney McBride is about to hit bottom, she learns she’s been left an inheritance – with a catch. She has to return to her hometown and take over her late aunt’s wedding planning business.
Seriously? Not only does Delaney think true love is a myth, but she’s never forgotten the fool she made of herself over Mike Connery, her high school crush.
Mike, now a successful attorney, is executor of the will. A single father, he’s even more cynical about relationships than Delaney. But as the two work together to create happily-ever-after for real life Cinderellas, can their own happy ending be far behind?
DANCING ON THE DRIVE is the second in THE BACHELOR NEXT DOOR series – romantic, fast-paced stories with sparkling dialogue and heroes to die for. All books are also stand-alone stories. 1st Place Winner - Booksellers Best
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.
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.
“…the opportunity of a lifetime.” When physiotherapist Molly Matthews is offered a dream job by a guy who shaves his legs and has an obsession with his bicycle, she has serious doubts about accepting. But, as she keeps telling herself, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime and she’ll never get another chance like this. So, she does what anyone in her position would do – she agrees to join a professional cycling team for the most prestigious race in the cycling world – The Tour de France. The reality, though, isn’t exactly what she had anticipated; instead of eating out at restaurants in pretty French villages and spending her free time lounging around the hotel pool, Molly finds herself living out of a suitcase for three weeks, massaging eight pairs of sweaty legs, administering ice baths and treating saddle sores. And neither did she anticipate falling for a gorgeous, passionate, professional rider by the name of Alexander Duvall…
After an accident in the line of duty, firefighter Roberto DeRosa’s life is turned upside down. His career fighting fires is over, and he’s left with an uncertain future and an injury that makes communicating difficult for him. The only time words flow easily is when they’re lyrics and he has a guitar in his hands. Talking to women is definitely out, especially if they have bright blue eyes that seem to see right into his soul.
Dani Hodge is on the brink of realizing her dream of opening a small combination wine and book store in San Diego’s funky Ocean Beach neighborhood. But before she can open the doors, there’s work to be done, more work than she can do herself.
When the tattooed guy who completely ignored her at a bar walks by and offers her a hand wrangling a tile saw, Dani can’t afford to say no—and why would she say no to Mr. Strong and Silent when his stare conveys more than words could?
Kirby Matthews is sick of being single. She’s sick of being the only single girl in a group of married couples. She’s sick of people patting her hand at weddings and assuring her that “you’ll be next.” She’s sick of having to stand up and catch that stupid bouquet. So when Kirby’s long distance boyfriend Ted pops the question, her answer is an eager “YES.” Then Kirby meets Ted’s best man, John. John is obnoxious, he’s opinionated, and he uses his disability as an excuse to keep everyone at arm’s length. But as the wedding planning proceeds, Kirby gets to know John better and realizes she’s never met any guy she’s connected with more—not in her entire life. What do you do about your wedding when you’re falling in love with the best man?
Wildlife biologist, Isabelle Acker, meets sexy park ranger, Wyatt Powell. His Wolf sits up and takes notice of her, but when he learns why she came to the park, he becomes wary of her intentions. After all, as far as the general population knows, there are no wolves in the Black Hills. Ordered by his Alpha to keep an eye on the smoking-hot biologist, Wyatt finds it difficult to keep his hands to himself. He wants to possess her, to share everything about his life, but that might endanger the Tao Pack. But the attraction proves too great and, unable to deny his Wolf, he takes her with a passion he didn’t know he possessed. However, their sexual bliss is short-lived, and on the night of the full moon, more than one secret is revealed. When all is said and done, they must each decide—is what they have between them true love or just hot sex?
As Blowing Rock, NC’s JOY Radio talk show host, Everly has discovered fulfillment, but she hasn’t found love, at least not for her—not even from her mother.
Everly Johnson is every man’s dream of the perfect date, even though her audience has never met her. As host for the EnJOYing God’s Best program on JOY Radio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, she receives countless gifts of flowers and candy from her listeners, some callers being more ardent than others. Everly has no interest in such offerings and promptly bestows the bounty on her mother’s assisted living facility. Everly wants words--heartfelt, meaningful endearments meant for her ears only. She wants a man who will open her eyes to everything she cannot see to make her feel like she’s more than just a voice behind the microphone.
Cameron Boyd is every woman’s dream of the perfect man. He’s intelligent, has a strong work ethic and career, lives on his own, and is downright adorable. But being an introvert can make eye contact with a pretty girl a challenge, let alone saying something coherent--unless it is the one-way conversation he has each Friday with Everly Johnson. Date night for Cam involves sitting alone on his back porch overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains while he dreams of things to say if he were ever to meet her face-to-face.
A chance meeting changes everything.
Will Cam be able to step out of his comfort zone and into the world he has only been able to envision in his min ...
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.
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to Jupiter Point, where the smokin’ hot Knight brothers are taking the town by storm… Deputy Will Knight and reporter Merry Warren couldn’t be more different—she’s the queen of questions, he’s the king of no comment. The inquisitive beauty drives Will crazy with her feisty attitude and sassy mouth…the one with the full lips just made for kissing. Not that he’s noticed. Much. He’s too busy working an arson case that may be tied to something bigger, helping his brothers prepare for the opening of their new flight-seeing business, and spending what little free time he has flirting with an online mystery woman. Merry has enough to deal with without the sexy distraction that is Deputy Knight. She’s currently working undercover on what might be the most important story of her career, avoiding an unwelcome half-brother who’s invaded her life in Jupiter Point, and, oh yeah—her new boss wants her to do a story on a local cold case—the unsolved murder of Will’s father. A painful event he and his brothers are reluctant to relive. And then there’s that online flirtation… A bossy alpha male with a protective streak a mile wide, and a fiercely independent reporter with a talent for trouble. The sexual tension is three years in the making, and before Will knows it, he’s in hot pursuit of Merry…and they’re both headed straight to danger.
Can true love prevail against prejudice and deceit?
After a bitter betrayal, Dawson Blackhorse won't allow anyone to run roughshod over his heart again…especially not the woman he was once foolish enough to trust.
The rodeo circuit gave Dawson an escape after his racist boss ran him off. Hank Bartell made it clear no man who was part-Navajo, would buy his ranch or court his daughter. In a single moment, the man destroyed every one of Dawson's dreams.
But when the rodeo brings him to the tiny mountain town of Sawyer, Idaho, he comes face to face with everything he lost.
For nine years, Chloe Bartell hasn't been able to forget the man who abandoned her. Especially not when she looks into the eyes of their son.
The quiet life Chloe leads in the small town of Sawyer is shattered the day Dawson comes to compete in the rodeo. He's everything she remembers and more. Gorgeous. Muscular. Six foot and change of sexy cowboy. She watches helplessly as he comes face to face with the son he never knew he had. Dawson demands answers but Chloe is determined to keep her distance. When sparks fly, the fire they ignite threatens to burn down the walls she's built around her broken heart.
Will the pain and loss of their past drive them apart for good? Or can they forgive each other and build a new life, a life they always dreamed of…
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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?
If all my mistakes led to him, maybe they weren’t so bad…
I don’t know why I thought it would be a good idea to come home to Winchester, but it’s not surprising. I’ve always been a little impulsive. That’s why I was in Denver in the first place. I fell in love with the wrong guy and followed him there. But that didn’t quite work out.
Not even thirty and I’m a…divorcee. Like a bad word, something that makes my mother scowl. Broke and broken, I return home, even after vowing to never set foot in this small town again. But if I hadn’t come back here, I never would have met the gorgeous, enigmatic, sexy Scott Wardell.
Hot or not, he’s arrogant and rude, and he finds a way to get under my skin. When I discover he’s a drummer for a local rock band and we click on a whole different level, I find myself changing my mind about him. I even start falling for him. Hard. Even after I swore I was done with bad boys. Hell, after swearing I was done being a bad girl.
But even as things with Scott and me get hotter and hotter, my feet grow as cold as ice—and between my ex, his ex, and even Scott’s creepy best friend, I start to rethink us…and wind up doing a few things I regret.
When I realize Scott’s the only man for me, will it be too late?
A feel-good romance with no sex, no swearing--just an honest love that develops between two people. If you believe in fate, redemption, and finding hope in the darkest of times, you will adore this newest book in the Cupid's Bow series! Luke Ward was New York City’s best and brightest young physician until a freak accident changed everything. Now he’s taken a position as the staff doctor at a large retirement village in Abeline where he plans to live out the rest of his days hiding from the painful truth he’s traveled so far to escape. When the father of her unborn baby walks out on her, Mandy Rockwell decides to swear off men for good. She refuses to give up either her baby or her dream of opening her own bakery, so naturally she doesn’t have much space in her life for anything else, especially not yet another broken relationship. They both have everything to lose, but somehow Luke and Mandy can’t ignore the spark that ignites between them. Will they be able to make a future together, and what will happen when their pasts come calling?
Love can be quite a trip. Whether it's that first magnetic encounter with a fascinating stranger, the desperate wait for a call that never comes, or even the lies and deceptions of an illicit affair, there's nothing like the power of attraction to have us acting like crazy fools. Many of these twenty funny, twist or thoughtful short tales by bestselling novelist Ellie Campbell (aka sisters Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell), were first published internationally in top women's magazines like That's Life, Bella, Take a Break, Woman, Woman's Own and Chat. So grab a glass of wine, fasten your seatbelt and get ready for a bumpy ride along the rocky road to romance. It may be turbulent but it's still a whole lot of fun!
"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 ...
When freelance computer tech Jake Landon comes to Sabrina Monroe’s rescue her first day on the job, the two develop a sudden attraction that neither can ignore. While Jake sets out to win her over, Sabrina is having a hard time forgetting the humiliating outcome of her last office “romance” and wants nothing more than to focus on her budding, new career—not the attractive “IT guy.” Or so she keeps telling herself.
Yet, as the seductive pull of Jake’s charm draws her unwittingly closer, causing tension and frustration to flare brightly between them, Sabrina is determined not to break her firm rule: never again date someone she works with. Ever. But the “rules of attraction” cannot be ignored, and Sabrina must decide if she is willing to release her inhibitions and give love a chance.
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?
What happens when a fighter and a peacenik fall in love?
From the wind-swept horse country of the Yakima Valley to the airy academic halls of the University of Washington, three adventurers pursue their own Edens. One wants to be a hero, the second just wants to save her home, the third to make sense of it all.
Jake’s tragic death in the opening days of the Iraq War leaves his sister and best friend reeling.
Jessie finds herself all alone in the fight to save their family cattle ranch, even as the patriarchy of the Valley seeks to crush her.
Andrew’s questing mind is driven to the brink as he seeks to balance his pacifict convictions with his friend’s sacrifice.
Drawn together, this unlikely pair struggles to find meaning in their loss while they fight for their dreams.
Susie and Reggie return to the Behind the Love Trilogy as the main characters in this romance. Susie and Reggie have been together since high school. When they watch good friends Dean and Leah find happiness, they both know something in their relationship must change. Susie believes that means marriage; she didn't expect it to be Reggie deciding they needed a break from one another. While on break, a handsome publisher comes back to Victory to sweep Susie off her feet, while the voluptuous Sally Jean works her charms on Reggie. Meanwhile, the Victory Tavern owned by Reggie grows into a star attraction for the town. Dean and Leah help, and Susie's sister Lisa returns home and provides Susie some much needed answers to the questions about their father. Reggie nearly loses everything in a bet that jeopardizes the Tavern. Secrets revealed bring more questions. When Reggie realizes Susie is the woman he loves, Susie must decide if she can ever trust him again. Before either of them can move forward to a life together, they must realize their past does not define them.
The sizzling heat doesnt always stay in summer. . .
Connie Reyes and Jonathan Pierce only discovered how different they were after a magical summer on the Jersey Shore. She was ambitious and practical; he was artistic and rebellious. Their parting was heartrending, and the intervening years have only made a reunion less and less possible.
Now, Jonathan is back in Sea Kiss, having made a fortune in tech. He has everything money can buy, but his bed is empty and his heart is hollow. Hes never stopped thinking about Connie, and hell do anything to show her the man hes become. . .
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.
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 ...
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).”
How does one of New York’s wealthiest bachelors find his soul- mate? Tired of being alone but fed up with being set up by his friends, Gabe considers taking a break from dating when Rose enters his life. Could she be the one he’s been waiting for? Or could it be Veronica, who he can’t get out of his mind after a chance meeting in Central Park? And what about Sally, Gabe’s loyal and very single assistant? Will any of these women be the soul-mate Gabe’s been seeking or will they be added to the list of disappointing attempts in his search for finding Mrs. Right?
Saskia wakes up one morning and realises she has just slept with her friend's ex-boyfriend. She is determined to forget about it, but Malik isn't letting her go that easily. Will love pull them together or are they better apart?
She spends Friday nights with charts and graphs. His best friend is a dog named Sebastian. All she’s ever wanted was peace and to feel she belonged. All he ever wanted was to disappear. She’s a city girl hiding in a small town. He’s back home hiding from his past. If life were perfect, they could be each other’s missing destiny. It sounds like the perfect place for them to find what they've been missing. When a mysterious man becomes a threat to her health Dr. Shauna Nathan, a workaholic scientist, is about to lose control over her emotions and her life. Her family steps in to protect her even if it means disrupting her otherwise predictable and orderly existence by bribing her with a chance to spend time with her old college roommate and surround herself with her one true passion — horses. She heads to a ranch in Chandler County to hide from her stalker. Instead, she might find there healing she looks for -- and love she doesn't. Horse therapist Zach moved to New York, had a successful career in finance, a beautiful wife, and daughter one day and the next it was all gone. He came back to Chandler County to come to terms with his loss and find a modicum of peace as a ranch hand- turned therapist at Murphy’s Equestrian Therapy Center. He has lost everyone he loved. Would he risk his heart again for Shauna? Though the ruthless killer on Shauna's trail will stop at nothing to destroy her, will Zach and Shauna escape danger and find happiness in each other's arms and their missin ...
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 *
Kane's a country singer who's tangled with too many deceitful women. He's learned his lesson: girls are for flirting and fun; emotions are for his music. But after spending a night with an earnest woman unlike any he's known, he can't force her out of his mind. So he goes in search of the woman he knows only as "Elle."
On her last night in Nashville, the staunchly pragmatic Sabella found herself in a situation more suited to a romance novel than reality. Swept away, she ignored her rigidly self-imposed rules, succumbing to the fantasy just this once. But she knows real-world relationships have nothing in common with their fictionalized portrayals. When Kane unexpectedly shows up at her Portland apartment, she must choose between the practical truths she has learned and the desire for a passionate love she has struggled to suppress.
Despite the distance, Kane's tour schedule, and their meddling friends, both are drawn to the chance for a romance neither quite believes is possible.
After yet another heartbreak, Flynn Crane is pretty much done with dating. She’s not even sure she can keep her grandparents’ struggling bed-and-breakfast afloat. But just as she’s about to give up on both her business and her dream of settling down in Boot Creek, Ford Morton walks back into her life.
Even from thousands of miles away, Ford never forgot the spark that ignited when he first met Flynn. Now a monthlong artists’ residency near Boot Creek gives him the perfect opportunity to find out just how intense the fire between them can get.
Neither of them expected just how that little spark would turn into heated passion. With Ford’s return to Alaska looming near, Flynn is torn between her life in Boot Creek and a chance to move to the wilderness for love. Can Ford and Flynn find a way to share tomorrow together—before they both lose their hearts in Boot Creek?
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.
A magical novel about destiny, family, food, intrigue, healing, men in kilts, and the sometimes twisted path to love from the award-winning author of Compulsion. "Delightful, charming, and heartwarming." --NYT bestselling author Wendy Higgins
Helping her aunt organize a festival in a picturesque village nestled among the Highland braes of Scotland seems like the perfect escape from Anna Cameron's broken engagement and the mistake that ended her legal career. To succeed in helping the struggling community, though, she'll need to wrangle kilt-wearing villagers, dangerous sheep, meandering dogs, and the stubborn land-owner who refuses to open his property to the public for the ancient tradition of "Sighting."
For centuries, the glen has been known to locals as a "thin" place, one where the veil between worlds peels back on Beltane morning and reflects the face of a person's one true love in the tranquil waters of the loch. The tradition could draw much-needed tourists by the busload, but that's exactly what Connal MacGregor doesn't want when he's desperate to keep his daughter out of the public eye.
Struggling to mediate between Connal and the needs of the village, Anna finds herself falling in love with all of them: Connal and his disfigured daughter, the villagers, and the magical glen. But opening the "Sighting" to strangers reveals generations of scars within the community and within Connal and Anna themselves. ...
Felicity thought her world had come to an end. Losing the love of her life, left her heart feeling broken and shattered, uncertain of how to fix it. With her husband gone, she knew a change needed to happen, taking her back to her past and a life she had long forgotten. The road less travelled led her straight to the beach town she grew up in and a house that needed renovating to live up to its potential. Ryan was just the man for the job. As a carpenter and handyman, he was prepared to get the job and quickly was able to prove he was the right man. Working on the beach house was a win-win for Ryan, especially as attraction grew for the widow. But will feelings develop on her end, too? Or will she do everything she can to shy away from them? And when she gets devastating news of a secret beyond her husband’s grave, will it be able to bring the two of them closer together? Or, will Felicity push him further away, letting all her insecurities in? Ryan wants to show her how strong she truly is. But, is Felicity prepared to let him?
“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.
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.
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.