Dive into the first installment of this gritty slow burn college romance series about love, loss, and second chances. Introverted Billie Dixon has life planned to a T, and Bradford College is her chance for comfortable solitude. Her best friend lives across the hall, her roommate ignores her, and to pay for textbooks, she puts her math skills to good use as a tutor. But Billie is in for a rude awakening. Life rarely goes according to plan. Her sister wonders why she never calls. Her best friend nags like a mother hen. Plus, sharing him with his playboy roommate, who uses every opportunity to infuriate her, wasn't part of the deal. And that tutoring gig? Her only pupil complicates their business arrangement when he develops a crush on her. If she thought this couldn't get worse... Then, she runs into the Math Department Head. Her father--and the only reason she can afford Bradford. He wants to rekindle their relationship after years of radio silence, but Billie isn't fully on board.
Love is the journey that never ends. Stella Burberry’s life has crumbled to pieces. Drowning her sorrows in booze, she can’t get over Ben Ware. No man will ever compare to him, but Stella cast him aside like yesterday’s memories. Meanwhile, Ben is struggling with withdrawal symptoms from the steroids his manager forced him to take. No longer feeling the raw strength coursing through his veins, his body doesn’t know how to function properly, and he’s in danger of losing control of his telekinetic powers. As if that isn’t enough to deal with, Ben has learned that his mother, a cult member, is preparing to commit ritual suicide. Now Ben must race against the clock to find her before it’s too late. There’s just one problem: he needs Stella’s RV to reach his mother in time. He has one week, and now the tables are turned. His mother’s life—and the truth about his origins—are in Stella’s hands. But Stella has hit rock-bottom. She wants to help Ben, and he wants to help her, but it won’t be easy. Ben’s drug withdrawal pushes his health to the breaking point, and every minute Stella must help him is a minute closer to death for Ben’s mother. Beware the Seeker is the exciting conclusion to the B.E. Ware paranormal series. You’ll be on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. Just remember…magic—and ultimately love—work in mysterious ways. [Note: While this book can be read as a standalone, the author is willing to gift the first two books of the series in addition to this boo ...
Every choice requires a decision, but some choices are determined by the heart. Enforcer AJ Hamilton is no longer on the right side of the law. Tangled up with Baltimore's largest crime boss, he has been tasked to threaten bothersome reporter, Megan Rogers. After a heated encounter, his attraction to her is as unexpected as it is unwanted. Failing to warn her off, AJ is forced to protect her from her stubborn self as well as his criminal boss. Saving Megan from the clutches of certain death, AJ's no longer sure which side he's fighting for. With tensions high, their passion flares as they battle to stay one step ahead of the criminal mastermind The Magician. As their plan to expose him unfolds, AJ is forced to make a choice. But no matter the option he chooses, he may not be able to protect her or their hearts.
Five Couples. Five Cruises. Five Times the Heat! Come sail away with five brand new kinky romances welcoming summer, sun, and spanks. Ports of call include Australia, the Caribbean, Naples, Canada, Elysium plus more. Download Kisses and Kink and find your perfect summer book boyfriend in these five sizzling romances! Includes: His To Claim - Libby Campbell More - Poppy Flynn Sea Dog - Delta James His Taken Bride - Chloe Kent A Brat in Paradise - Kessily Lewel
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.
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 ...
Patience Moving in with my aunt in remote Rye Creek, California was supposed to give me a chance to concentrate on starting my new business. Instead, I’m distracted by the gruff and growly mountain man just down the road. He’s broody and built and begging to be knocked down a few notches. Slate Eight years ago I abandoned my pro football career and escaped to the tiny mountain town of Rye Creek. It’s been my refuge—a safe place to hide out from the demons I left behind. Until Patience Ford walks into my bar and rocks my stable world. The curvy beauty challenges everything I thought I needed. But can I let go of my past and let her in? Meet the mountain men of Rye Creek and the curvy women who steal their wild hearts. The Matched with a Mountain Man series can be read as standalones. Each book features a happily-ever-after with no cheating and no cliffhangers.
Liv, Jude and Kat are greater than the sum of their parts. Separately they are Brainy, Sporty and Arty. Together they are invincible. Until Drop-Dead-Gorgeous Ray wheels up.
The intravenous chocolate, hatred of sports and loss of her partner-in-crime have taken their toll on Liv, leaving her flabby, unfit and best-friendless. Add in a wicked tongue, lack of boyfriend, and a mortal enemy determined to destroy her, and you’re pretty much up-to-speed.
Every girl wants a piece of the new boy in town, but wheelchair-bound Ray chooses Liv’s group with devastating results. As his presence threatens the life-long friendship, Liv becomes convinced he hides a dark secret.
Described as a pitch-perfect blend of drama and romance for fans of “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Glee,” and “13 Reasons Why,” this young adult story is snappy, eclectic and edgy. An enjoyable read which will appeal to anyone with a sense of humour and an ear for the ironic.
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. . .
“Heartwarming, lyrical, soulful, and with just the right amount of humor: this book sparkles with authentic, layered characters and beautiful, thoughtful prose.” — Jodi Meadows, NYT bestselling co-author of My Lady Jane and My Plain Jane
Two generations, two great loves, one devastating lie . . .
When Izzy unexpectedly loses her mother in a car accident, her world shatters. Their relationship has always been so close that Izzy can't imagine life without her. Nor can she begin to understand when she finds a secret box of love letters that her mother wrote but never sent. The idea of her mother hiding such intense feelings for more than twenty years without so much as a hint makes Izzy question everything she thought she knew--including the identity of her father.
Following a trail of clues overseas, Izzy steps into a world of glamour and English royalty, one which years ago forced her mother to choose between her obligation to her musical gift and her lover's obligations to his family, title, and estate. It's a world of secrets and masquerades, of heartache and betrayal. And in the midst of this world, Izzy finds a young man who feels as broken as she does herself. The two are drawn to each other--only to find that their parents' lies may present an insurmountable obstacle between them.
Thrown together on a coming of age journey of discovery that spans two lifetimes and takes them from a grand esta ...
She’s a hunted hacker and former CIA informant. He’s a small-town pediatrician who long ago fell in love with the girl next door. When she moved away, she never looked back. Now, she can’t stop looking over her shoulder. He remembers she hates this town, and he believes her when she says her stay is temporary. But he’s never forgotten her or their friendship. What he doesn’t know is how much has changed. She’s reliving her worst nightmare. His olive branch is a temporary reprieve. A reminder of simpler times. There are whispers of an attack on the US power grid and suspicions of double agents. She’s determined to do her part. But one thing she won’t do is risk another person she loves. The one thing she can never give him, or her enemy, is a second chance. Breathe is a stand-alone romantic suspense novel. No cliffhangers, no prior interaction necessary. Breathe is set in both Napa and Santa Barbara, California, featuring steamy vineyard romance, a bisexual heroine, and love under the threat of an epic blackout.
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
On the run, Lynn has to protect her son. Her dreams of happiness shattered, she lands in a small Missouri town and suddenly she’s the owner of a farm and surrounded by friends. Then along comes bad-boy Josh to awaken her dormant sensuality, dreams and unexpected love….
Cassie didn't go to uni looking for love.
But during tutorials with her gorgeous professor Diego Valentine, she finds the chemistry between them hard to ignore.
Can they act on their forbidden feelings?
Kat Daily is excited to trade her Sydney airport quarantine uniform for an RSPCA inspector’s uniform and a job in the rural town of Walgarra. A fresh start in a new place, where she can make a real difference in the lives of the animals that she loves. But Walgarra doesn’t offer a peaceful, bucolic existence. Like many small towns, the distance from urban settings – and urban law enforcement – has allowed a criminal element to set in. Kat may only be looking after animals, but that doesn’t mean she will be immune to people with sinister agendas. The previous RSCPCA inspector was murdered, and Officer Luka Belovuk is determined to keep the new inspector from the same fate. He may have very broad shoulders, but carrying the safety of the law-abiding community just trying to live their lives has weighed him down, and one more death might be more than he can take. Not all small towns are quaint and quiet, but they all have one thing in common: a community of people willing to protect their population with everything they have.
Cassiopeia's dreams are harbingers of death and when her cousin Mary disappears from a remote castle of the Cornish Coast, she knows the worst has happened. Her dreams don’t lie. She goes undercover as a maid in the Killdaren household to discover the truth.
There's a darkness surrounding Sean Killdaren, a man born with his hands at his twin's throat. Whispers of the murderous Dragon Curse...and an aversion to daylight that adds vampire to spine-chilling rumors. But it’s not fear that makes Cassie’s knees shockingly weak. It's the spell of desire he casts with his wicked green eyes...and the small acts of kindness that soften her heart. The closer she comes to the truth, the greater the danger. Mary isn't the only woman lost to the Killdaren brothers' curse. And as a killer lurks ever closer, Cassie wonders whom she can trust...and if she will be the next victim.
In my darkest days, I found solace in the words of rock star god Noah Hart. He saw into my heart. And I saw into his. Even though we'd never met, I felt as if I knew the man behind the music. Then I met him. Noah isn't a wounded poet. He's a jerk. He's abrasive, cutting, and guarded as hell. He says people are selfish. He says we're only out for ourselves. He refuses to trust. He refuses to let anyone in. I'm supposed to be helping him write a song. I'm supposed to be his confidant. But the only time we connect is when we take to his bed. Noah plays my body as skillfully as he plays the piano. He makes me feel things I've never dreamed of. And that includes heartache. The man behind the music is nothing like I imagined. Who exactly is this Noah Hart I've met, and what the hell happened to my soulful, romantic poet?
"I can never remember all the books I've read, so I'm absolutely in love with this journal." ~Mia Harlan, USA Today bestselling romance author ★★★★★ The only reading journal that caters to the reader who devours happily ever afters faster than a shotgun wedding gets planned. The Romance Lover’s Journal is specifically designed to help you track the details to trigger your memory about which hero, of the hundreds of book boyfriends you’ve spent your nights with, had sleep paralysis that led to uproarious sexy times ... and which quirky heroine's witty banter made you snort laugh ... and which amazing grand gesture made you ugly cry. With a Table of Contents you can personalize to search the books you've read by sub-genres, tropes, character names or whatever brings you joy, The Romance Lover’s Journal will change your life. Or at least, prevent those scowl wrinkles you get when you’re trying to remember the name of a book (boyfriend) that’s escaped you. If you're looking for gifts for romance readers—your friends, book club pals, sister, mom, aunt or that woman you hope to get a second date with—you can be confident they will adore The Romance Lover's Journal. BOOK DETAILS * 128 pages * 6x8 inches with plenty of space to record details about the romance books you read. * Reading log sheets for 100 happily ever afters. * Unique reading journal approach that uses haiku, book tags and character names as memory boosters. * Room to write a favorite quote or scene snippet from every ...
He stole her lipstick… and her heart. Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner—or when he ends up in her bed. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s had nothing but one-night stands. Still, she lets go of her insecurities and falls for Liam, despite feeling like he’s holding something back. When Dani finally discovers Liam’s secret, she must learn the true meaning of accepting the ones we love for who they are, or risk losing the best thing that’s ever happened to her.
Sarah Murphy champions the underdog in her shelter by the sea, fighting against designer puppy mills and greedy breeders. Franco de Silva is a wealthy single dad looking for a place to heal. He invests in a puppy store, which comes with Sarah, a blonde animal control officer hell bent on shutting him down. Sarah sees suave and entitled Franco as everything she despises in a man. It’s only through his daughter that she discovers who he really is. His generous nature dares her to reach for her dreams while Franco realizes that Sarah’s genuine heart is what he and his daughter need most.
This Novella is the first of seven in the Billionaire Royal Series. Home for the summer, Jo Finley struggles to save her family's marina, comfort her ailing father, and find a way to break up with a controlling boyfriend. She quickly becomes distracted by a newcomer to their small town. Immediate attraction has her reeling and second-guessing her choices. Nick Waters, otherwise known as Nico Valdez, Crown Prince of Torren, an island country off of Greece, is hiding out in Shady Lake South Carolina for the summer. His one task: no entanglements with other women. Lay low until the press in his country move on to other scandals. But when he meets Jo, he soon realizes she is an entanglement in the making. He gives up trying to resist her and determines to enjoy an enticing summer fling with a beautiful woman who keeps him grounded in ways no one else can. When Nico gets called home for a family emergency, and Jo must stay to take care of her father and business, they realize how desolate their lives could be alone.
Addison Morgan has spent years ignoring the broken pieces of her past that etched deep scars in her heart, scars that left her vulnerable to remain in a relationship with an unfaithful boyfriend. Her feelings for him have been fading for months, and after he betrays her again while she’s still hurting over the untimely death of her sister, Addison causes a car accident involving a teenage girl. Police Officer Logan Tant is devastated when his sister’s in an accident involving a drunk driver. And he’s determined to bring the driver to justice. When he finds out the driver has befriended his sister and family, his anger escalates. It isn’t until he meets Addison face-to-face that the truth becomes blurred and there’s an unstoppable connection that draws him to her. When Addison falls for Logan, her ex-boyfriend seeks to reclaim her at all costs, leaving her abused and with a life-altering choice to make that will change the course of her relationship with Logan and both of their lives forever. Tender and emotionally stirring, Shattered Treasure is a tale that reminds us that mercy can mold the most broken of hearts and hope can lead to new journeys that arise from shattered beginnings.
Evil incarnate has a name. It’s Alek Goncharov. He shattered Gabriella’s dreams, her life, her body. But he never broke her. Now she’s on the run. Without money, a job, or connections. But she has a plan… if she can outrun Alek. Fate leaves Gabriella stranded and beholding to Ronan Greystone, A man who has a way of getting what he wants. And he wants Gabriella. But Gabriella doesn’t want him. Not really. Okay, maybe a bit. But that’s just her weary body in need of rest, right? And a gentle touch. And someone to believe in. But what she wants doesn’t matter. She won’t put Ronan or his family at risk. She has to leave. Before she becomes too comfortable. Before Ronan asks too many questions. Before Alek catches her…
From Book 1: How far would you go to find love? Would you travel into the depths of your soul? Would you face your deepest fears? Would you accept love if the Universe presented it disguised in a way you don't recognize?
Fifty-five year old Annah-Belle Henderson faced these questions on the eve of Midsummer, and this is her story.
The true love I desire shall come to me, this I ask, so mote it be.
When earth-witch, Annah-Belle Henderson, cast a spell for love, she never envisioned her wish would be granted in the young nephew of her best friend. With a face that rivals the Norse god Thor, and a body to match, the charismatic Eric Ashworth draws Annah into a dizzying current of emotions. Should she accept the chance for love with a man twenty years younger or should she reject her feelings?
As a past darkness threatens to destroy all that she longs for, Annah makes a decision that begins a journey fraught with judgement, betrayal, disloyalty, and perhaps death.
If she can hold on she just might find true love in Erics arms. But first she must survive.
The spell-binding contemporary romance written a similar vein of Nicholas Sparks, The Summer of Annah: A Midsummer's Wish, will have you believing in the power of love. Romance has never been sweeter.
Handsome young chef Zach Docherty is feeling the heat. Following an exposé in a national newspaper, his fiancée Poppy Dunlop has broken their engagement. Heartbroken at the thought of life without Poppy, Zach drowns his sorrows and, when his agent suggests that Zach becomes a contestant in a reality TV show, Jungle Survival, he reluctantly agrees. Plunged deep in the jungle, into a bizarre mix of talent and trials, Zach meets glamour model Cleo Petra, and the cameras go crazy. Will Zach survive and be crowned Jungle King? Or will his latest exploits push Poppy further away...
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.
When Meg asks her best friend if life is just about divorce and death, she knows she’s almost hit bottom. But before she drowns in her beer, an idea leaps onto the bar, attaching itself to Meg and Sally, throwing them in a van with their grown daughters. Route 66, from start to end, awaits them. In this fiction travel book, visit Buddy Guy’s Legends nightclub, Springfield, Illinois, St. Louis and more as Route 66 history and magical realism touch the lives of these four women. A spiritual guide visits Meg in a Tucumcari laundromat and an eagle totem serves as a symbol of hope, helping the women overcome tragedies, from young love heartbreak, deceptions, divorce, and suicide. You’ll find the best places to visit out west along the Mother Road. And you’ll fall in love with Meg, Sally, CC, and Ramona, along with their caravan of lost souls on a journey that comes to you live from the road.
Kari Phillips has sworn off alpha men, thanks to a childhood spent raising four sisters while her dad served in the air force and her mom was unable to cope with his deployments. Vowing never to follow in her mom’s footsteps, Kari has become a driven, successful attorney. On her way to Tokyo to rescue her best friend’s wedding, she meets a cocky F-15 pilot headed to the same ceremony. When he finagles a seat next to her on the flight, she vows if he gives her any grief, she’ll shove him out of the emergency exit without a parachute.
Major Steve Shorner, a patriotic warrior fulfilling his lifelong dream as a fighter pilot, is finding it tough to live down a couple of practical jokes. Before he heads to Tokyo to be his buddy’s best man, Steve’s commander assigns
Sara, Heather, and Cathy have been best friends since grade school. Through the years they’ve cheered each other on, celebrating each victory, and they’ve been supportive through every crisis. Now in their mid-thirties, these women are as close as sisters—razzing and nagging, laughing and encouraging. Join them as they face love and loss… and learn to hold tight to the idea that friends are your chosen family.
The Ocean City Boardwalk Series Bundle contains three full-length contemporary romance novels. In FOLLOWING HIS HEART, Sara is a young widow who meets a man with a very special heart. TWO HEARTS IN WINTER sees Heather inviting a mysterious author to share her home during the off season. And Cathy is forced to face her past and reconcile the present in WILD HEARTS OF SUMMER. At the end of each story, you’ll find the bonus recipes included in the original books.
The Ocean City Boardwalk Series, where life isn’t just fun in the sun—love is waiting on those sandy shores!
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.
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.
You can’t get everything you want. Sometimes, though, you get exactly what you need. From the moment she met Alan Mitchell, Brianna knew he would be trouble. Nothing prepared her to fall for the guy of her dreams. The guy who just happened to be her billionaire client. Their contract was long over now. But he wants more. And trouble is, so does she. Leave it to him to fall in love with the most stubborn woman he’s ever met. But Alan has never been closer to winning over Brianna Walsh. He almost lost her forever when his heart got way ahead of his head. She gave him a second chance. And now he’ll stop at nothing to convince her their love might be messy, but it’s real. They know they love each other. But can they finally make it work? Everything You Need is book two in The Finale Duet and the fifth book in the Being the Billionaire’s Girlfriend Saga. All books are available now on Kindle Unlimited!
After Sarah's grandfather passes away, it's up to Sarah to pack up a lifetime's worth of his possessions as she comes to terms with her grief. As she goes through his possessions, she finds a picture. The faded black and white picture seems innocuous at first, but something draws her towards it. As she studies the picture and the man inside it, she forgets her grief momentarily. However, there's more to the faded picture of a soldier in 1940s New York than she realizes, and soon she unexpectedly meets him - but he hasn't aged a day. As they get to know each other, Sarah's feelings begin to grow....
A 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.
THREE Romantic Suspense BESTSELLING And AWARD-WINNNING Books • In Sheila Kell’s passionate novels of heat, desire, and suspense, prepare to meet the hot-bodied men of Hamilton Investigation & Security (HIS) as they do whatever it takes to protect the women who have stolen their hearts. Box Set includes: HIS DESIRE, HIS CHOICE, HIS RETURN
When all hope appears to be lost and life is not going according to the plan, it's important to look for the silver linings and to know your own happiness. Penelope and Caitlin Hall are going to have to learn to live very different lives since their parents broke up - Penny must leave college behind and find herself a job, while Caiti has no choice but to give up her private prep school in exchange for Austen High. In their new lives, the girls will meet Gabriel, a friendly new neighbour, Brett, Austen High's most attractive bad boy, and Noah, who might just be the most complicated of them all. Though possible boyfriends probably ought to be the last thing Penelope and Caitlin are focused on, it might prove difficult to ignore the possibilities! Will the sisters find their new, less affluent lives offend their sensibilities? Do they have the good sense to deal with the potential romances that come their way? Join Penelope and Caitlin as they go in search of their own happiness, only hoping that they recognise it when they see it coming!
The first book in USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans’s flirty new contemporary romance series…
Stacey Stanford’s trip to New York, and her plan to bring her orphaned goddaughter home to Coopers Creek, backfires. To her horror she’s hired as Hayley’s nanny and moving in with her ex-lover, Hayley’s uncle, the handsome cowboy come banker, Tyler Jeffries. He still makes her heart pound-even though four years ago he walked away from their relationship without a backward glance.
Tyler hates that he has no choice but to let Stacey move in, but this is about Hayley and what she needs. He can’t believe the woman he blames for his sister’s death still fiercely fires his blood. Out of his comfort zone, coping with PTA meetings and white picket fences, he lets his heart’s defences down, only to have Stacey betray him again…
What if the bad boy really was the right guy? Four years ago, Sierra and Mickey had a hot encounter neither could forget. But Sierra’s family would never approve of a match with the guy from the wrong side of the tracks—so she runs from his bed, trying to forget it ever happened. Nine months later, her little bundle of joy ensures that she will always remember. Mickey left town long before Sierra’s belly grew big, so her secret is safe. Or so she thought. Three years later, Mickey, now a famous rock star, returns for a wedding in their hometown. And when Sierra runs into him, she discovers she still has all those feelings. He’s in town for just a little while. What would one more passionate encounter with the hot bad boy hurt? It should be fine…so long as she can keep her secret…
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.
She's not looking for Mr. Forever - just Mr. Right Now. It all changes when she takes her city's star football player home, and he WANTS more. So much more . . .
Leslie McClunis didn't give up ballet for firefighting to be told she'd get ahead if she acted more 'feminine.' As far as she's concerned, she's allowed to cuss like a guy and kick her one-night stands to the curb in the morning like a guy. Trevor Hampton is not used to being shown the door as football's biggest, baddest defensive end. Not a fan of losing, he wants Leslie for more than a night. Nothing will stop him from capturing his very own firefighting wildcat.
Not even someone stealing his football team. . .
WARNING: This steamy romance is burning hot and loosely based on the 1995 football season. You should only read if you wish Grey's Anatomy and Chicago Fire had a ton more naughty scenes starring ripped football players.
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?
It’s often said, when one door closes another opens. But what if, in the end, you’re left standing alone in its threshold? At fifteen, Dani Valdez lost the most important man in her life—her father. After years of therapy, she’s continued to make one bad choice after another, desperate to soothe the emptiness his death left behind. Even with a fulfilling career as an in-home nurse and caregiver, her personal life is less than stellar. Now in her early thirties, not only is Dani the oldest and curviest girl in her group of friends, but she’s also the last childless, single female. It’s time for her to take a new path, so she’s pushing past her self-doubts and taking control of her destiny. And with her close friend, Zachary, there to support her, she’s confident in her decision. That is, if she can get over the fact that Zachary is the love she’s not meant to have. Zachary will never forget what it felt like to be hungry and abandoned by his mother in their rundown, dirty apartment. He still couldn’t believe he’d been given a second chance as a teen when Joel Evanwood not only adopted him, but also taught him how to run his vineyard. After an impulsive one night stand with Dani, his best friend, Zachary decides to shut everything out and throw himself into work. He can’t take a risk on a relationship with her, even if he wanted to. But when a devastating diagnosis alters his world, he will reach for the only steady thing in his life—her. It doesn’t take long before their relat ...
Forty-year-old, never been married stage and TV actress Kelly Lawson returns to her Texas home to choreograph and star in the Glenview Theatre summer season. Kelly’s mother has made a hobby of trailing out every new man in town for Kelly’s inspection, hoping she’ll fall in love and use Glenview as her home base, especially now that Kelly’s father has entered the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. Two years ago, Kelly broke off an engagement shortly before she discovered her former fiancé dead, a gun in his hand and a hole in his head. Reason enough to guard her heart. When Kelly accuses a Glenview police officer of harassing two of their gay actors, Police Chief Josh Kincaid, her mother’s candidate for this trip, becomes involved in the investigation. Incidents pile up, making it clear someone has it in, not only for the theatre, but for Kelly as well. Josh searches for clues to the person behind the attacks and the reason for them, all the while trying to ignore his developing feelings for Kelly. How could he trust his heart to a New York actress?
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.
Danica Bennett isn't sure what she hates more...her job or the fact that she's good at it. As one of the many Hollywood paparazzi, she lives her life incognito and sneaks around trying to get the best shot of the latest star. When she is mistaken for an extra on a new, up and coming TV show, her own star rises and she becomes the one in the photographs. Add that to the fact that she's falling for her co-star, Eliot Lane, and Danica is in a whole heap of trouble.
Croix Adams has built his life on routine, predictability, and numbers. He can’t imagine a woman wanting a future with him. But his confirmed bachelor’s life takes a chaotic turn when a disaster forces him to share his safe space with his best friend’s older sister—the woman whose long-ago kiss he can’t forget. Krista Dupont is desperate to find her Mr. Right-Enough and start a family. When a storm destroys her apartment, Krista moves in with Croix. She’s secretly loved him for years, but he’s made it painfully obvious he isn't interested. Because of her age and her doctor’s warning, she knows she’s running out of time—until she makes a drastic decision that will change both their lives forever. When forced proximity exposes buried desires, do they have the courage to see themselves, and each other, in a new light? Maybe it’s time for love, at last.
To move forward, you need to let go of the past…. Jackie Sullivan decides it’s time for a fresh start, after her marriage falls apart and she loses her job. Meeting a sexy tour guide inspires her to build a new life for herself among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. But Jackie is looking for more than just romance. Fueled by an unflagging sense of humor and lots of caffeine, she sets out on a journey of self-discovery and she plans to get it right this time. Jackie’s had her happy, now she wants her ever after!
From Internationally Bestselling Small-town Western Romance author, Greta Rose West... Jack Cade already has enough on his shoulders with his four brothers, his struggling Wyoming horse ranch, and his adopted mama going through chemo again. He doesn’t have time for a woman, and he doesn’t trust them. But when Everlea Donovan falls into his life—literally—he can’t stop fantasizing about her. Wanting her. But Everlea’s hiding something, always looking over her shoulder, ready to run at any moment. She can’t risk putting Jack and his family in danger, but she’s never wanted anything—anyone—the way she wants him. When she starts feeling at home at Cade Ranch with its wide open meadows and breathtaking mountain views, she begins to let down her guard—to both her heart and her safety—and that’s just asking for trouble… The first book in the Cade Ranch series, BURNED, is a steamy romance about learning to trust and letting love guide you home… Trigger Warning: This book contains subjects of a mature nature and language. Issues of parental loss, abduction, and burn victims may be triggered. But there is a guaranteed Happily Ever After and lots of good ol' down home sexy fun.
Given a second chance at first love, will two wounded souls risk their hearts once more? A good archaeologist always finds what he’s digging for… Mina Winslow buys her ancestral home with plans to restore the house to the beautiful sanctuary it once was, but she soon discovers more than she bargained for when she's reunited with a man from her past. The one man she never stopped longing for. Renowned archaeologist, Noah Nolan, swore he’d never return to the small town where he spent his adolescence. But his brief stay on the remote island in Lake Michigan becomes complicated when he agrees to complete a short-term excavation project, only to realize the site belongs to the woman who inexplicably rejected him years before. A woman he’s never forgotten – or forgiven. Now Noah’s affinity for uncovering all things lost, forgotten, and buried stirs Mina’s repressed memories of a horrifying secret, a secret that tore them apart years ago. This time, she must find the courage to unearth the past, or risk losing the treasure of her heart forever.
Being with a bad boy has never felt so good. Abilene I’m in desperate need of a date to take on a work-related trip. I’ve been fending off the owner of the company’s son by talking about my serious boyfriend. The problem is… he doesn’t exist. If I don’t produce him, the owner’s son is going to call my bluff, and I might even lose the promotion I’ve been working toward. So when my sister drags me to a bachelor auction for charity, I bet all my faith and all of my savings on the biker I’ve been crushing on for years. Kane When Abilene Waylon wins me in the bachelor auction, I’m stunned and intrigued. What could the local pastor’s daughter want with a broken man like me? I’m her daddy’s worst nightmare in a black leather jacket. Then she lays out her proposal... her virginity for pretending to be her one and only. I have no intention of holding her to her promise… even though I already know I’m the only man who will ever have her. Ever wanted to spend a single night with the bachelor of your dreams? The men of Broken Bend are going on the auction block for a great cause. Find out what happens when the winning bidders claim their prize in the One Night Series. Each book is a complete story and can be read alone.
He sets women ablaze, but the only one he needs may be fireproof.
Humiliated by her cheating ex, control freak Mel Thompson has resolved to avoid sex and romance. But her plans skid off the rails on her birthday, when she overindulges in champagne and tries to seduce her best friend, Adam Caras, exposing her long-repressed attraction to him. She's determined to remain just friends, but her erotic fantasies have other ideas...
Firefighter Adam Caras has seduced more women than he'd ever admit to, earning the nickname the Arsonist, thanks to his explosive sensuality. Unfortunately, he realized he's in love with his best friend Mel five minutes after she hooked up with her sleazebag ex. For two years, he's kept his true feelings a secret. His libido, on the other hand...not so easy to rein in. Now that she's free, he has a plan of his own. He'll win her heart the only way he knows how--in bed--by employing every weapon in his lady-killer arsenal.
As best friends become lovers, they must risk everything for a chance at happiness. If they can overcome their past mistakes before it tears them apart...
Megan Malone is the ultimate homebody. When her sister talks her into going on The Leftover, a local version of the TV show Survivor, she isn’t sure she’ll make it past the first vote. Cane Trevino is nursing a broken heart by joining the show as a medic. With time away from his regular job and a dozen contestants to distract him, he hopes he can finally get over the woman he thought was “the one.”
She's designing his home, but he has designs on her. When Houston interior designer Shana Coltrane pursues her dream job in the prestigious River Oaks neighborhood, she has no idea the historic Mediterranean mansion she's been dying to make over belongs to billionaire Terrance Kensington--the same man who crashed her brand-new BMW. As if his challenging deadline to furnish his house for the Christmas fundraiser wasn't tough enough, she now has to ignore her distractingly handsome client's relentless pursuit of her. Smitten with Shana's stunning beauty and creative talent, Terrance is blindsided by his last-resort designer. In a red, skin-tight, short dress and black stilettos, she rearranges his furniture and his plans to remain a bachelor for the rest of his life. Only she has the power to rescue him from his dark past. But he must shed his carefully cultivated socialite image and the guilt he's harbored for years...
Bound by need. Entwined in secrets. Krystina Cole was a girl on a mission. She had big dreams and aspirations, none of which included a man by her side. She knew better than that – at least until she met Alexander Stone, the New York billionaire real estate tycoon. She saw the way he looked at her, and the dark promises in his eyes. She was curious about his world and all it entailed. But the shadows of her past haunted her, making her afraid to explore the possibilities she could never before have imagined. Alexander Stone was a man who knew how to get what he wanted. He understood the value of finesse, and the importance of patience and diligence to achieve the desired result. He was successful and wealthy, relying on his naturally sharp instincts to guide him through life. But a chance run in with Krystina Cole quickly turned his world upside down. Her quick wit and firecracker attitude was the complete opposite of what he wanted in a woman, and his instincts failed him at every turn. However, both Krystina and Alexander are clinging to the secrets in their past, and neither of them are willing to compromise. Krystina’s hardened heart makes emotional surrender a hard limit. But for Alexander, revealing his past could have devastating results. Heart of Stone is a full-length novel, over 380 pages, and the first of three books in The Stone Series.
There must be a reason for her dreams... Hollie Anderson, a young woman living in Tasmania, is content with life, even more so since she has met Jeremy. However, she has been having a recurrent dream that impacts her daily life, as well as her relationship, a dream that eventually takes her on a journey to Ireland. Samantha Shaughnessy enjoys the success as Head of Advertising for a popular magazine in the Irish capital Dublin. Married to Padraic, she thinks she loves her husband, but when she meets Hollie under unusual circumstances, she needs to face the truth--and not just about her marriage. When both women meet and find they share an unexpected tie to the past, will they finally be able to move on into relationships with the men they love?
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.
Squire wants to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she and her son need, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, do they have the patience and faith to make their second chance possible?
It’s the night before her wedding and the last thing Joy Delaney expects to find is her fiancé and his ex-girlfriend—his very tall, very thin, very beautiful ex-girlfriend—in a cozy tête-à-tête. Lugging a lifetime’s worth of baggage filled with insecurities about her very short, very curvy, very average self, Joy bails on the wedding. She heads to the one place no one would think to look for her—their intended honeymoon destination, Hideaway Bay. Landon Wells was prepared for a wedding day surprise, but it was more along the lines of finally seeing Joy in the figure-hugging, crystal-encrusted wedding gown she’d been gushing about for months. Instead, he’s left standing at the altar with no bride and no explanation. A missing plane ticket is the only lead he has as to his fiancée’s possible whereabouts. Can this desperate groom convince his runaway bride to reveal her secrets and give them another chance to say I do?
Bad job. Wrong love. And Murder. Hattie Cooks is still searching for her dream job and one might be available...in the Big Apple, far from friends, family, and Allan Wellborn, the man who still makes her heart race. In the meantime, she finds temporary employment at an accounting firm where mishaps and murder are definitely fishy. Detective Allan Wellborn dropped Hattie for Blonde Bimbo who, coincidentally, is employed at NLB where fishy things are taking place. When Allan interviews Hattie, he must determine why all signs point to her as a suspect. Can Hattie discover why Allan dumped her and who is murdering auditors before death strikes again?
Twas the night before Christmas and all across the world, thirteen authors gathered to share stories untold. From comedy to dark romance they cover it all. So sit by the fire with your pipping hot drink and read the stories brought to you by ST Nick. This is a multi-author anthology stories may end on a cliffhanger or come with a trigger warning. Please beware before reading.
Monica Campbell may have a history as a wild child, but she's changed her ways. She's respectable, responsible-and, most importantly, she's sworn off bad boys. That is, until Callum Hughes roars back into her life with his sexy British accent and killer smile. Cal remembers every steamy moment he shared with Monica, but he barely recognizes the straight-laced woman she's become. Determined to lure Monica into letting go of her inhibitions, Cal will use every trick he knows to fire her blood and tempt her body...reminding her just how good it can feel to be bad-and his.
“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.
I can't sleep. My neighbor keeps me up all night, and not in the fun way. It's not easy living in a sharehouse in Japan. The walls are super thin, hardly anyone speaks English, and the men? Well, as soon as they can get a girlfriend, they never leave their bedrooms. All I want to do is sleep for the first time in a week! I have a plan. It's petty, but if it embarrasses this guy enough to make him stop so I can sleep? Awesome. If I have a great night of my own with a guy I just met online? BONUS. What I don't anticipate is falling in love with one of Tokyo's most unobtainable men...
Everyone has a fear. Fear of spiders? Arachnophobia. Fear of small spaces? Claustrophobia. And of course, the fear of being tickled by feathers: pteronophobia. Sophie Smart fears drowning. No, her fear isn’t some made up malarkey like exposedflabophobia (acute paranoia when wearing a swimsuit and baring pasty thighs and a round bottom). Sophie drowned as a child. She died for three minutes. Her childhood trauma is real. Yet Sophie, hot-shot advertising executive, isn't a child anymore. Now Sophie's most important client, handsome Matthew Silver, is insisting she learn how to swim. She can't blame him really - he's the owner of a chain of swimming centers, and Sophie's in charge of his new advertising campaign. The last thing Sophie wants to do is get in the water, in a clingy swimsuit, with a client she’s trying to impress. She's not going to win him over flapping around like an idiot, is she? But with a broken heart from her last relationship, maybe getting into the pool is just what Sophie needs. Maybe she can trust Matthew with her fears. Maybe it's time for her to forget about her past and take the plunge?
Noelle Wentworth doesn’t mind getting away from St. Augustine to fill in at her ailing aunt’s candle shop. A few weeks in Snowing Rock will help her get past the humiliating memory lapse that ruined an important piano concert—and, ultimately, her marriage to her overbearing duet partner.
She’s mentally rehearsing for her comeback performance when the bus she’s riding in slides off an icy mountain road.
And one deep, calming voice emerges from the confusion to slow her racing heart—right before his ruggedly handsome face kicks it back into allegro.
Gabe Waters is usually prepared for anything—as a professional stuntman, his life depends on it—but nothing prepared him for Noelle, the unattainable high school crush whose bravery saved him from more than just a bully’s flying fist. There’s no hint she recognizes him, but Gabe knows that face, those eyes…and he sees something that wasn’t there before. Distrust and apprehension.
Their unexpected attraction kindles something as warm and sweet as a holiday candle. But the weight of their pasts could turn the promise of love to ashes.
"Are you telling me we have a dead Santa on our hands?" It’s a Cowabunga Christmas in Corsario Cove for newlyweds, Kim and Brien. Surf’s up at the exclusive resort they’ve chosen as their honeymoon destination. The Sanctuary Resort and Spa at Corsario Cove has everything: a spectacular location with scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, luxurious accommodations, 5-star cuisine, spa services, and a staff that aims to anticipate and meet your every need. A romantic midnight swim in the Club Level terrace pool changes everything when an unexpected guest drops in wearing a Santa Suit with a couple bullet holes in it! Who killed Santa? Kim and Brien are soon swept up in murder and mayhem trying to unravel the mystery.
Lily secretly hates kids' birthday parties. It takes a finger of whiskey on the rocks to get her through wrapping yet another girl birthday gift. They're just one more reminder that she's trapped -- knocked off of her career path and stuck in a place where no one knows her as anything more than a wife and stay-at-home mom. But she used to be fearless; ambitious; sexy; free. A dangerous woman. When Lily's first love re-enters her life, something in her awakens. He's gorgeous, sophisticated and as amazing as she remembered -- a perfect counterpoint to her featureless suburban life. As she plays at the edges of getting caught in her new affair, Lily starts to recall echoes of her old self. But soon, the lines between her husband and her lover start to blur. Her lover doesn't want a dangerous woman; he wants his own version of a domestic ideal. The affair that once made Lily feel free soon begins to feel like another trap. Ultimately, Lily has to decide what to keep, what to let go and which bridges to burn in order to have the life she wants.
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. ...
Can a couple fall in love twice? The second time over the internet? Shannon Carter has succeeded at almost everything she's ever tried. Graduate from college with a Master's Degree in Education while dating Trevor, the love of her life? Easy. Open a learning center and run it single-handedly? No problem. Get through life without any affection from her parents? Who needs them? Believe in a lasting marriage? Not so easy. Months after she and Trevor have separated, Shannon struggles to remain the confident, happy person she's always been. Luckily, she has a devious friend, Alexis, with a confusing, new romance of her own, who's determined to make things right. When she convinces Shannon to join an online support group, she conveniently doesn't mention the man Shannon thinks of as a stranger is actually Trevor. Can a relationship start through instant messages only? Probably not. But can a marriage be saved by mutual understanding and shared regret? Maybe.
A country boy who hates Christmas for a reason, dammit…
When Luke Nash runs into Stetson Miller down at the feed store, he never expects his friend to strong-arm him into spending Christmas at the Miller farm. Luke has no patience for Christmas cheer or Yuletide song. And the rugged cowboy definitely has no desire to kiss a girl under the mistletoe. No matter how infuriatingly pretty she might be.
A city girl who loves Christmas…
Bonnie Patterson adores Christmas, so when her best friend Jennifer invites her to spend Christmas at the Miller farm, she jumps at the chance. When she sets out for the snowy country town, she has visions dancing in her head of cozy nights by a crackling fire, not of a hot cowboy with an ice-cold heart.
The Storm of the Century…
Instead of a peaceful holiday in the country, Bonnie gets stranded at the Miller farm by a blizzard. Even worse, she’s snowed-in with Luke, an arrogant, impossible, but damn sexy cowboy.
When the sparks fly, will two people who are oh-so-different find their own Christmas miracle?
Blizzard of Love is the second novella in the Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. This is a sweeter romance with minimal sex and mild language. Enjoy!
Building a new life for himself and his preteen daughter brings Joe Messina home to Harmony Valley. That and showing his town that the onetime bad boy is now a responsible single father. His first move is to get his grandfather's defunct garage up and running. Except now he's got the FBI poking around, and there's a beautician with her eye on the abandoned auto parts. An artist who's happiest turning rusty junk into sought-after treasure, San Francisco transplant Brittany Lambridge is making Joe think they can create something rare and special together. But he has unfinished family business that could jeopardize his fresh start. Is Joe ready to believe in himself as fiercely as Brittany's beginning to believe in him?
At 38 years old, Jarrod Turner has everything - literally. A successful chain of hotels in five countries. Private 727 jet. Fleet of cars - Rolls Royce, Bentley and Mercedes Sports. A Harley Davidson Softail. And, a cruising yacht berthed at the bottom of the garden of his waterfront home. Yep, he had everything. So, what was it which brought back bitter memories, year after year and prevented him from moving on with his life? Would he ever learn to live in the present instead of the past?
Gerard Collins is running in the election for Massachusetts U.S. Senator. He put his name on the ballot to help his FBI agent brother crack a crime family. But the masquerade gets more complicated when his Campaign Manager insists that he’s going to need a political wife. Movie star Nicole Burns aka Nicole Wyland makes millions staring in romantic comedies, yet she’s never been in love. She left Cape Cod to escape her family and sought to pretend to be anyone else other than Nicole Burns. She goes back home to figure out who she is. When Nicole goes home, she goes to see Gerard and apologize for her family’s past with him. She intends to be his neighbor, but sparks fly. She rediscovers joy in her life when she helps him with his campaign. So many things stand in the way of romance, like her movie star life, Gerard’s political future, and her family. Yet once they meet and sparks fly, can they ignore love or will they get swept away? Will love truly be more powerful than politics and machinations?
Jessica is running from more than a storm. A painful secret from her past has left physical as well as emotional scars. Although she finds herself falling for Quentin, she flees the safety of his company, convinced he’d be better off without her. Unfortunately, trouble finds her before Quentin does. Freeing Jessica from a would-be kidnapper is just the beginning. Convincing her to forget her past proves to be an even tougher challenge as he persuades her to return with him to his Texas home. When a terrible storm takes Quentin on a detour, he finds something far more dangerous than tornados and hail; he finds Jessica, who threatens to leave a gaping hole in heart.
Slick sports agent Griffin Steele is living the highlife in Los Angeles, far from the shadow of the North Carolina mountains where he grew up. But when his hometown falls on hard times and needs his help, Grif reluctantly agrees to commute between coasts. He never expects the lush scenery, in the form of pretty tomboy Carlie Beth Parrish, to be such a temptation. After an impetuous one-night stand with Grif Steele fifteen years ago, hardworking blacksmith Carlie Beth has tried to make a living and raise her daughter in the hometown she loves. Then, too-sexy-for-his-Rolex Grif blows back into town like the perfect storm, making Carlie feel less like a thirty-something mom and more like an infatuated teenager. When a stalker targets his hometown and Grif suspects Carlie Beth might be the next victim, he can’t help but step in to protect her. But once he discovers the fourteen-year-old secret she’s been keeping from him, will he embrace the truth or will he turn his back on Steele Ridge and Carlie Beth forever?
Crashing Together is the second novel in a steamy new series by Amelia Judd. (Please note, this book has two fully described love making scenes.) --- Next step: seduce Logan. Which would likely be as difficult as convincing him to take his next breath of air. After all, how hard could it be to strike up a game with the world's biggest player? --- Determined to hide a fear too embarrassing to admit, recently-evicted Kat Bennett accepts an impromptu offer to crash with her brother's best friend and player extraordinaire, Logan McCabe. When things heat up between them, spitfire Kat decides to embrace temptation rather than fight it. A steamy fling might be just the distraction she needs from her own problems. And who better to fling with than a gorgeous Australian who's only in the country for a few months? Logan loves his no-strings-attached lifestyle. Or at least he did until Kat, a woman he has always been attracted to but vowed not to touch, moves in with him for the summer. Even though getting to know beautiful, fiery Kat heats his blood and shoots his relaxed vibe to hell, Logan is determined to keep his word and his hands to himself. But Kat plans to prove some promises are meant to be broken. Will living with Kat for the summer convince Logan it's time to start playing for keeps or will their unexpected love crash and burn?
Welcome to Christmas Creek! Where the Christmas spirit, small-town hijinks, love in the frosty air, and “magic” surprise residents and visitors alike with heartwarming romances and unexpected happy endings.
Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned.
Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point.
Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?
NASA astronaut Julie Starr knows nothing is earned without blood, sweat, and frizzy hair. Recently returned from orbit, Jules is on her way to becoming the youngest Flight Commander ever. So she isn't about to let a creepy stalker derail her goals. Or a chivalrous, wealthy rancher either, for that matter. Holt West doesn't mess with flirts. And that's exactly what Jules is. He has enough on his plate, working the ranch he inherited from his grandfather while making sure his siblings follow their dreams. He doesn't need to be distracted from his responsibilities by the smart-mouthed, long-legged astronaut clad in leather pants and biker boots. But when Holt's brother and Jules' best friend decide to get married, they're thrown together as best man and maid of honor. Jules takes the opportunity to hide out from her stalker at the West Ranch under the guise of planning the barnyard wedding of a lifetime. She might not know the difference between tulle and toile, but she’s an astronaut for god's sake. How hard could it be? Between Jules vying for a record-breaking promotion while outmaneuvering a stalker and Holt fighting a losing battle with his heart, can the two of them get it together long enough to say yes to the ride of their lives? Or is this mission a no-go?
A driven alpha woman. A Dominant shibari bondage Master. A struggle for sexual control. When Ava is forced by circumstance to participate in a shibari rope display, her inner submissive is unleashed in ways she never imagined possible. Shibari Master Roane is the epitome of "alpha", but when his assistant can no longer work their world-class suspension show, his eye turns toward the woman who hired him for her avant-garde BDSM festival. Ava only agreed to run the festival in memory of her late, emotionally-damaged brother. If she steps in as surrogate model for this expert suspension rigger, will her demons remain hidden behind the alpha wall she's managed to erect, or will Roane use his rope like an extension of those sexy fingers to strip away every protection until nothing is left, but Ava's naked truth? A short, stand-alone highly erotic romance from a USA Today bestselling author. Guaranteed happy-for-now ending.
Beneath his playboy façade, young NASCAR driver Luke Brandt yearns for a family. Rachel Tate, an inventive, purity-ring-wearing mechanical engineer, is determined to prove herself in a male-dominated industry. When Luke outbids Rachel on the only two muscle cars she could use to test her new vapor-fueled engine, she wants nothing to do with him. But Luke’s gentle ways and down home country charm just might win her over—if his painful past doesn’t push her away. When she begins to touch his heart, he’s haunted by bitter memories of the only woman he’s ever loved—the mother who abandoned him as a little boy. With an intense trust that God will lead her on life’s journey, Rachel perseveres, her innocence and grace breach his defenses and his walls begin to crumble. As they join forces to bring her remarkable invention to market, their love, their very lives, are threatened by the iron-tight grip that “Big Oil” holds over the whole auto industry and Luke realizes his final happiness must come through faith, in the One who has always loved him… and always will.
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 ...
New club owner Francesca “Maxie” Maxwell must use her feminine wiles to escape and elude tenacious bounty hunter, Austin Taggart, who’s tough, streetwise, and hot on her tail. Can she convince the sexy as sin, bounty hunter that she’s an innocent victim enduring a false arrest charge to save her fledgling club and her life savings? Spending days and nights handcuffed to the irresistible Austin makes her think of other uses for the cuffs—and that perhaps she’d like to bind herself to him for a life sentence. Austin Taggart knew the moment he saw Maxie’s picture, she would be trouble with a capital T. She looks just as delectable and just as ditzy as the skip who had duped him out of bringing her back—that’s right; he was a major sucker for blondes. He’d lost his bounty and she’d broken his heart. Better to stay away from gorgeous blondes who had a way of wrapping him around their little fingers. But, hey, a guy needs to eat and this week, she was his meal ticket.
Only his return can determine her future. Wounded Jake Cavanaugh can't seem to escape his regrets. He’s still haunted by that fateful night when everything and everyone he held close was ripped from him, leaving him alone and fleeing. For four long years he stays away, all the time doubting he made the right choice. Finally returning home, Jake faces Emily Hamilton, the woman he left behind. Immediately, he's confronted with the danger she faces and the impact of their night together. As the web of corruption unravels, Jake and Emily’s passion reignites. But danger lurks closer than they think. Jake will risk everything to make amends and keep those he loves safe. He just hopes it’s enough to heal her broken heart.
The last thing Sara Flannigan needs is a man in her life. When she returns to her hometown, she vows to create a happy life for her son and to rebuild her life after a painful divorce. Yet when she meets her son’s new doctor, she can’t deny the spark of attraction that heats between them.
He’s Harrison Thornton, the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family would never accept a woman like Sara, a woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. She tries to ignore the whispers of her past, but she soon realizes secrets can never stay hidden for long.
Especially from the man claiming her wounded heart.
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.
Book 1 Outback Australia Romances Dr. Andrew Lowman is an Australian Eye Specialist who has a passion for restoring sight to those who would otherwise endure life with poor eyesight or blindness. Medical facilities are not easily accessed in the wide-open spaces and isolation of the outback where the air is hot, flies are plenty and life is tough for those on the land.
Thanks to the Flying Doctor Service, Andrew and his team are flown in to a cattle station near Bourke, NSW, where they conduct a regular clinic for the Aboriginals and others on the land in the area. Their time is divided between two stations and the town of Bourke itself. They follow this routine every second week, giving the outback a service it wouldn’t otherwise receive.
Become a part of the outback – the land, they call home. A land as beautiful as it is harsh. A land which captures the hearts of all those who live on her. No 1 Best Seller on Amazon in February 2019
Jacob may not have been a soldier but he took a bullet for me all the same. He left behind a young daughter and a lovely wife. I swore to him I’d take care of them. However, his widowed wife is making it a lot harder than I imagined.
Isabelle is innocent, smart, and a million other things. She’s everything I’ve missed during my life as a soldier. I’ve never had a chance to start a family. I’ve grown to love them but I’m too emotionally scarred by war.
I swore an oath to protect them but it’s a lot tougher being a civilian than it is being a warrior. Giving into my desire for Isabelle feels like a betrayal. I was just supposed to look after Ja ...
Jade wants to give up on life. Battling the darkness inside her and the expectations of her Malaysian Chinese mother, Jade retreats to her bedroom and talks to a fictional counsellor - Deanna Troi from Star Trek. When Jade meets Rory, a charismatic local musician, their budding new friendship promises to be the light at the end of the tunnel - but will Jade get what she needs? Black and Blue is a contemporary coming-of-age story about mental health, the power of music and trying to find a place in the world.
One sizzling night. A lifetime of consequences.
In college, Rae Everhart had her future mapped out — until one night of forbidden passion with her much-older professor cost her everything. Iain MacTaggart abandoned Rae, never knowing he'd given her a daughter. Thirteen years later, he storms back into her life. His easy smile tempts her, but his sensual seduction may be her undoing.
Iain MacTaggart knows he can't win Rae with sweet words and apologies. To earn back her trust, he'll rely on the one thing he does best — pleasuring a woman. He abandoned Rae once, but he won't repeat that mistake. Still, hot sex and secrets don't mix. And his darkest mistakes may be coming back to haunt them both.
Can Rae trust the man who destroyed her once and who could so easily do it again? This time, he can do much worse than break her heart. He could break their daughter's heart too.
Notorious in a Kilt is the fifth book in the award-winning, bestselling Hot Scots series. Also in audio, narrated by Mary Ann Weathers & Patrick Zeller.
The past is always present. Independent, spirited Amara Mattersley may live under scandal's shadow, but at least the nineteenth-century Regency society judging her is familiar. That’s all about to change when she finds herself in twenty-first-century Charlottesville, Virginia—and locking horns with one very befuddling, very male, UVA professor. Computer science professor Matthew Goodson has no time for love—no time for anything, actually, but his quest for tenure and his obsession with the screen. The last thing he expects is to get side-swiped by this adorably odd British miss. Yet something in her calls to him, pulls at him, in a way unknown—and uncomfortable. Can past and present blend together into a mutual future? Or will old wounds and new complications sabotage any chance at a twenty-first century happily ever after?
One night, that’s all it was supposed to be, but fate decided otherwise. New Year, new promotion, what more could Sophie Franklyn ask for? Her one night stand not turning up at work would be top of her list. Unfortunately, luck isn’t on her side and in the middle of a medical emergency, Alex Scavoni shows up like an avenging angel. Life just got a little more interesting. Or was it more complicated? Waking up to an empty bed after the best night of his life could’ve been a blow to Alex’s ego. But it wasn’t. He knew he’d see his masked woman again. Best of all, he had the element of surprise on his side. Fate, however, has a plan for these two lovers. When they find out their night together has consequences neither of them expected, they must decide if it’s going to remain as a one and done deal. Or will it become forever?
What would you do if your bosses told you to break the law? How far would you go before you questioned them? What if you’re a cop and your bosses are the law? London traffic cop Kaitlyn Thorn narrowly escapes a Mafia attack on the world dominating banker Randolph Quinn, a key witness under her protection. Someone on the inside has gone bad and betrayed her location. With orders to keep him alive at all costs she has to run from her own team and gamble on nothing but her own instincts. Alone with this sexy and powerful man, her desire to know him in every way begins to dictate her actions. They want her to stay close to him, but just how far can she go before her passion clouds her judgement? If she loves him will she be able to betray and turn him in, as she surely must? United with Randolph in all-or-nothing danger she abandons herself to moments of pleasure, knowing every delicious second could be her last. As risks escalate she must demonstrate her courage and skill but will it be enough to save them both from destruction? 'Seduction of Wealth', another stand-alone story in Emma Calin’s 'Seduction Series', combining thrilling crime mystery with steamy suspense romance. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts and Kendra Elliot you'll love a story that combines all of their best traits in a fast-paced, pulse-pounding roller-coaster adventure full of romance, deception, danger and love. A juicy mix of cops, crime and passion with a HEA ending.
Back in secondary school, Akayzia had an unrequited crush on Darius.
Two years later, they meet again at a Kirk University Games Society meetup.
Although Darius wasn't interested the first time around, he now sees Akayzia in a new light.
Can their hearts be open to each other?
A hilarious holiday romance on the steamy side, featuring a girl who won’t say no to a fling, a guy who needs some holiday fun, one naughty night in a hotel suite… and a conga line of Santas! Yuki Yamimoto isn’t the kind of girl to say no to opportunity, especially when it comes swaggering into the five-star hotel where she works, dressed in a three-piece suit. The handsome wavy haired man with a movie star smile and charming Irish accent is almost irresistible… If only he wasn’t a hotel guest! Declan Moriarty can’t keep his eyes off the gorgeous girl at hotel Reception. Her wide eyes and flirting have him wondering, should he dare ask her out? When his whole life has fallen into the cosmic toilet the past year, it seems too much to ask for a dream girl like Yuki for Christmas. But maybe just this once, luck might be on his side. A steamy Christmas Eve date has them both wanting more, but Yuki isn’t supposed to fraternize with hotel guests. Not even a cheeky, handsome guest who also happens to be one of the youngest tech CEOs in Ireland. She definitely isn’t supposed to stay in his hotel suite, even if it is just a fling for one night only. What if she loses her Christmas bonus or gets fired? Yuki wants a life of romance and adventure...and to keep Declan. Will all her Christmas wishes come true?
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?
Sometimes it takes only one night to make a lasting Impact! They meet in the high octane Spanish Car Rally. Two strong characters different continents opposing lifestyles Promises make an Impact on both their lives bringing them together again. But this time with different partners, misunderstandings, greed and obligations cause havoc and hurt. Is it possible for Olivia and Casey ever to have a HEA? IMPACT is novel 6 in the Racing Hearts Series all set against the background of international motorsport.
Dangerous Secrets, Loving Lies… Finally free of her abusive past, photographer Whitney Sheffield’s job is her life, and she wants to keep it that way. But a desperate call from her long-lost sister begging Whitney to rescue her three-year-old daughter from her dangerous father changes everything. Finally tracking down Rhys Gannon, the child's father, Whitney’s not surprised to find him partying with his entourage at a biker bar in northern Arizona. But her plan to photograph Gannon dealing drugs backfires when he sees her taking pictures. On the spot, she makes up a story…because if he knew why she’s really there, she may never see her niece… Rhys Gannon will do anything to protect SaraJane from her unstable mother. He’s suspicious of anyone who doesn’t live in the small town where he’s caring for the child…even the sexy photographer who says she’s there taking photographs for a national magazine. He’s intrigued by more than her job, but he’s not stupid. She’s cut from the same cloth as his rich and pampered ex-wife... and off limits in every possible way. But SaraJane really likes the woman. Damned if he doesn’t, too. And when the sparks of attraction between Rhys and Whitney ignite…there’s no turning back. Except Whitney’s sister wasn’t the only one with secrets. Whitney and Rhys have secrets of their own. HER SISTER’S SECRET is a riveting novel of love, sacrifice and redemption.
Lizzie Moran is desperate to help her best friend’s husband recover from grief-stricken despair after her friend passes away. But their love was unlike anything Lizzie has ever seen. A love she knows will never happen for her, considering the bad choices she’s made. Jack Clark is ready to take whatever measures necessary to yank his brother out of the abyss he’s fallen into after his wife’s death. And when he meets the lovely Lizzie who has the same goal, he is perfectly willing to put aside their differences, for the sake of his brother. Tensions escalate when Jack and Lizzie are forced to attend a reunion together—and the fact that Lizzie’s former fiancé, the man who dumped her the same day her parents died, will be there doesn’t help. But an unlikely matchmaker has a plan—and if it succeeds, Jack and Lizzie might just realize they are meant for each other.