Janice Newton avoids close ties by directing all her energy toward her job and using her well-developed defense system to keep everyone, especially the coworker she secretly craves, at arm's length. But will her fear of reopening old wounds keep her from a relationship with the one person who sees through her tough exterior and into her vulnerable heart?
Three best-selling sweet and steamy New Zealand rugby romances: Just This Once (Audie nominee in Romance, 2015), Just Good Friends, and Just for Now.
Single-mom Caroline Taylor wants nothing more than to make a home for her two young sons in Eagle River, Alaska. The only problem: an eviction notice. When the perfect rental falls through again, she and her boys move in with Air Force sergeant Geno D'Antoni and his two teenage sons. It's only for a year, so she can polish her credit rating and save a down payment to buy a home. It's a perfect plan.Or not. When Geno stands up to Caroline's bully of an ex-husband, he retaliates by suing for full custody.
A recovering alcoholic, football player Liam McQueen seeks redemption on and off the field. So when the team's owner, the man who gave him a shot at a comeback, demands that Liam pretend to be engaged to his wayward daughter, it's a favor the reformed bad boy feels he can't refuse.
"Score another touchdown for Ms Matis!"
If Leigh has learned anything this summer, it's that magic can be chaotic. Despite some headline-making disasters in her last diary, Leigh is eternally hopeful. With Four-bitten Fangtasy behind her, Leigh decides to write a little paranormal erotica with her newest disasterpiece, Bangin' the Billion-were. She even takes on a rehash of the popular YA dystopian genre in her novella, Regurgitant. It seems that even the editing of other authors' writing can make her unwittingly fire up her literal witchcraft.
Grace Kelley isn't blonde or demure, and she definitely isn't a princess. At the moment 15 dollars and a single peppermint stand between her and starvation. When she meets a teenaged girl in trouble, Grace's life takes a turn for the better. She goes from a homeless singer to a nanny in no time flat.
The perfect romance for any holiday or for when you just need one. Get caught up in this sexy romance that's told over a year of holidays. Shannon Quinn is the small-town girl who runs Holiday Quinn--a holiday-themed inn/resort based in scenic Door County, Wisconsin. One winter evening a wealthy Minneapolis businessman, Bram Hartwick, blows into town along with the fast-falling snow.
"Sexy & Sweet"
Twenty-two-year-old Gina Stewart lives with her somewhat eccentric family in Little Florence, Ohio--a small town on the outskirts of Cleveland. Her father, Scottish by descent, is determined to be Italian despite his fair skin and bright-red hair--and he's convinced the rest of her family to be Italian, too.
When Lily is told she has to move out of her home by Christmas, her hopes and dreams for the future are dashed. Now she has one chance left to save the lighthouse and the legacy of her long-lost ancestor, lighthouse keeper Fanny Pearson. Lily must perform a rescue mission and prove to the town that the lighthouse is worth saving--a task made difficult by Marek Thayer and his rescue crew, who thwart every rescue attempt she makes.
Melissa and Owen met on New Year's Eve, and he proposed on Valentine's Day. Now it's March, and they're about to set sail on a two-week Caribbean cruise--and get married on the last day at sea. Though their relationship's moving fast, Melissa's wanted to be married for years, and she knows the smart, stable Owen is a great catch, so she's sure they'll be fine. At least she's sure until she meets his brothers on the cruise and discovers she's dated both of them.
Stacey, a happily married 38-year-old hidden poet, is abandoned for Christmas by her husband, who chooses to stay in wintry Chicago rather than join her and her colleagues in tropical Hawaii. Kevin, Stacey's best friend, has trouble attracting women who can't see past his chipmunk cheeks. He manages to catch the eye of the most attractive woman in the office using trickery. Christine, a fit and gorgeous accountant, isn't that interested in dating men until a poem wins her heart. But who wrote it?
For her next mission to Earth, the Superiors assign Sarah a challenging assignment. She is to spur a romantic relationship between Karen Newton and Jeremy Spencer--through the Internet! The dyslexic angel has managed to unite couples previously, but computers perplex her. Since the couple knows each other through their work at a Houston oil company, why must she use those irksome gadgets to trigger a romance? After all, she is known in the Heavenlies as "Little Miss Goof Up."
Ben and Rebecca's marriage is in trouble. They hope a family vacation at a country resort will mend the rift in their relationship. What they don't need is for their car to break down on Christmas Eve in the middle of nowhere but that's exactly what happens. They're determined to make Christmas special for their kids so they decide to work together to turn a crumbling cowshed into a Christmas wonderland. If they can achieve that then anything's possible. They might even find their way back to each other.
When it comes to relationships, I have really bad luck. Each time I meet a guy, I cross my fingers and hope he is at least halfway normal. I'm so tired of dealing with crybabies and freak shows that I could just scream. At this point, I'm so close to just joining a convent, taking the vow of chastity, and calling it quits with men entirely. Well, I probably don't need to go to that extreme... I mean who am I kidding? There's no way I could be a nun.
Oy vey! Shit just got serious in Chicago. The Witches Union has discovered that Leigh Epstein has been dabbling in the dark arts, and now they want to become creative editors for Leigh's paranormal romance, "Four-Bitten Fangtasy", a book about a shape shifting-werewolf-vampire hybrid named Vlad. They definitely have something up their sleeves and they've assigned our young apprentice witch to a mentor named Gertie, who isn't quite up to snuff.
"PPPP your pant's Hysterical !!"
How does a girl become a witch? By accident, of course! Leigh Epstein is a grief stricken and lonely elementary school teacher that is devastated by the brutal and unexpected death of her true love at the hands of a careless writer. She overcomes her grief by taking matters in her own hands and takes up a little romance writing to resurrect her vampire-werewolf book-boyfriend.
Sadie Dawson's mother goes into labor hours before her great-grandfather's 100th birthday party and Mom refuses to cancel the festivities! Now it's up to domestically-challenged Sadie to host the dinner party - only she hasn't a clue how to cook a turkey. This could be the mother of all culinary disasters, but with the help of her two best friends, Sadie is determined to pull off the best dinner party in a hundred years. And maybe land Mr. Right, too.
Kiss. Marry. Kill. Nineteen-year-old June Eyermann has always known exactly which of her favorite Byronic heroes goes where. She'd kiss moody and possessive Rochester from Jane Eyre and marry prideful but repentant Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, leaving obsessive and spiteful Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be chucked off a cliff - but no. She couldn't leave any of her heroes behind. She lives for her favorite fictional worlds.
"A Love for the Pages"
It's the late 1960's in Keeneston and life is very tense for everyone. War consumes the news and young men prepare themselves for the draft. Jake Davies is fresh out of high school and head-over-heels in love. He’s known she's the one since she hit him in the head with a cheese ball, but then his world crashes around him when his number is drawn in the draft. Marcy Faulkner's home life has caused her a lot of grief. Her sheltered life is quickly turned upside down after a night in a jail cell with the very handsome Jake Davies.
"Love this series - Love the characters"
Jan Klassen is in Budapest to mend from a motorcycle accident. His scars have healed on the outside, but inside, he cannot forgive himself for the consequences his son now lives with forever. Jan has never met a woman like Kati before. Her blend of New England restraint with gypsy spirit captivates him. While Jan introduces Kati to Budapest's leisurely pace of life, Kati introduces Jan to her own leisurely pace of sensual exploration as their attraction to each other grows over six magical days.
"Romantic roller coaster ride through Budapest"
Late 1930's Germany: Best friends Alex von Hemmerle and Nicolas von Bingen, titled childhood friends with neighboring estates, are witnessing the rise of Nazism when Nick's father reveals the long-buried secret of his son's partial Jewish ancestry. Warned by highly placed friends to flee, the only treasures Nick and his sons can take are two dazzling Lipizzaner horses, gifts from Alex. These powerful and majestic creatures become their ticket to a new life waiting across the ocean...
Sheriff Devin MacKade has always known his destiny was to serve and protect the small town of Antietam, Maryland - and for a long while he thought that future would include Cassie Connor. But when Cassie married the wrong man, Devin did the honorable thing and kept his feelings to himself. Now that Cassie's divorced, Devin can finally follow his heart. Question is, can Cassie?
When Max, Henry, and Will steal Bennett away for a weekend of shenanigans and strippers in Vegas, the first stop of the night doesn’t go at all as planned. With their scheme for a "Guys' Weekend" completely derailed anyway, Max and Bennett begin to play a wild game of stealth and secrecy in order to have their bombshells all over Sin City.
"What happens in Vegas....is HOT"
Playing house was never so much fun - or so confusing. With her boss on an extended honeymoon, Caroline’s working crazy-long hours to keep the interior design company running - especially since she’s also the lead designer for the renovation of a gorgeous old hotel. And with Simon, her hotshot photographer boyfriend, gallivanting all over the world for his job, the couple is heavy-duty into "absence makes the heart grow fonder" mode. No complaints about the great reunion sex, though!
"first walled now nailed?!?!?"
Everything's bigger in Texas - including romance, magic, and danger! Katie Chandler has fled fast-paced Manhattan and returned home to a simpler life, working at her family's feed-and-seed store in Cobb, Texas. In a painfully selfless gesture, Katie had left the sexy wizard Owen Palmer to battle his demons in the magical realm–after all, Katie just seemed to attract evil, which only made Owen's job a lot harder.
"Let's meet Granny & the rest of the family"
Struggling in his role as a newly single father, former army medic Kevin O’Brien moves home to Chesapeake Shores. He wants a haven for himself and his toddler son, surrounded by the family he knows he can count on, and a future that’s nothing like his past. But Kevin is suddenly facing a risk he hadn’t anticipated, in the form of Main Street bookseller Shanna Carlyle. Shanna immediately recognizes Kevin as a wounded soul - she’s had way too much experience with the type....
One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting. Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I've ever met in my life. He's the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I'm drawn to him as I've never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he's near, I need to remind myself that I am strong - but he is stronger.
"5 SERIOUSLY SMOKING HOT INTENSE STARS!!! "
Now that Emily Cooper has walked away from her first love, she finds herself running toward her only love. Unraveling fast, but clinging to hope, Emily risks all she has left on the man that has consumed her every thought and dream since the day they met. Will Gavin take her back? And if so, will their reunion be a collision of two hearts destined to complete one another and rekindle a love that knew no boundaries? Or will scars from their past rip open, tearing slowly at what each of them was meant to be? Can fate, the ultimate game changer, mend the shattered road it laid out from the start? Only time will tell…Tick-Tock…
"The ending was PERFECTION. Loved loved loved it. "
After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy...trust is hard.
Their love had the power of a runaway freight train, and the potential to be just as destructive. The tempestuous sequel to Bad Things picks up where the first book left off. Reeling from a profound loss, Tristan and Danika struggle to pick up the pieces and build a life together, but the hard habits of a lifetime are not so easy to escape. Rock Bottom takes us on a dual point of view journey through addiction and desire, through love and agony, and answers the question we've been asking since these characters were introduced in Grounded.
"A SLOW DECENT TO THE BOTTOM-BROKE MY HEART!"
When Andie tries to gain closure with her ex-husband, he asks one final favor of her. A distant cousin has died and left North the guardian of two orphans. When Andie meets the two children, she realizes the situation is much worse than she feared. Carter and Alice aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. Complicating matters is Andie’s fiancé’s suspicion that this is all a plan by North to get Andie back.
"Loved This Book"
The stunning conclusion to the critically acclaimed series that has won thousands of fans! When a ruthless enemy finally strikes, Mia and Korum will face the biggest test of their relationship yet. But it's Korum's own secrets that may ultimately tear them apart. From the beaches of Costa Rica to a planet in a distant galaxy, theirs is a love story that may change the world...
"Passionate and Intense Romance"
Mia Sullivan is nobody's fool...apart from that one week five years ago when she gave away her heart to a sexy musician who gave her nothing in return but a few sinfully perfect days - and nights. One of the hottest rock stars in the world, Ford Vincent can have any woman he wants...except Mia Sullivan. But now he knows millions of strangers singing along with his songs can't fill the hole inside of him. Only Mia's love has the power to do that-so he vows to do anything and everything it takes to win her heart again.
"I love the Sullivan's Books!!"
Summer Ames is trapped in the nightmare morning from hell. Her alarm clock didn't go off, she accidentally backed over the rosebush her grandfather gave her grandmother right before he accepted defeat against prostate cancer, she's wearing clothes she picked up off the floor, and when she opens the door to her classroom, the lights from the TV cameras nearly blind her.
Refusing to lose her brother to the violent Hermanos street gang, Benny turns to Dimitri, the dead sexy Russian who lives in the apartment above her family's bakery. He's the only man tough enough to get through to Johnny and save him from a life in prison - or worse.
There's nothing Dimitri won't do for Benny, even if it means dealing with her troublemaking brother. He quickly realizes that it's not just Johnny and his thug friends that pose a threat to Benny.
"THANK U ROXIE FOR GIVING US THESE SMOOTH RUSSIANS"
After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid - the gorgeous best man. She's stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn't mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are.... Special agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed.
Small-town nurse Nina Wentworth has made a career out of being a caretaker. More "Mom" than their mother ever was, she sacrificed medical school - and her first love - so her sister could break free. Which is why she isn't exactly thrilled to see Averil back on Blackberry Island, especially when Nina's life has suddenly become…complicated. Nina unexpectedly finds herself juggling two men - her high school sweetheart and a younger maverick pilot who also wants to claim her heart. But as fun as all this romance is, Nina has real life to deal with.
"Just dont know"
Marine Luke Fletcher is determined to do his duty—first to his country and now to his ten-year-old daughter, the unexpected legacy of a high school girlfriend. But his homecoming to Dare Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks challenges his plans for the future and forces him to face everything that's missing in his life. He wasn't prepared to lose his heart to this child he never knew. Or to fall hard for coolly reserved small town lawyer Kate Dolan.
"BEST ONE IN THE SERIES!!!!!"
Growing up, Jill Garrison never daydreamed about having the perfect wedding. Instead, she dreamt about having a baby. Boy or girl, it didn't matter. Unfortunately, her fiancé can't have children. Determined to realize her lifelong dream of having a baby, Jill spends years searching for a company (CryoCorp) that provides high-quality donor sperm. Everything is right in Jill's world until her wedding day, when her fiancé leaves her at the altar to be humiliated before friends and family....
"Good book and excellent narator"
Madison needs a husband fast - three months before her 30th birthday if she's to receive a $2-million inheritance that her grandfather left her. It has to be someone who can put on the performance of his life. Someone tall, dark... and temporary.
"The worst narrated EVER"
Sybil is an office temp by day and a columnist by night for New York Shock, a chatty rag (her column is called "Abscess", which is a wound that never heals). Her friends include a paper-pusher for a human rights organization, and the lead singer of a local rock band called Glass Half Empty. Full of cultural detail, mid-90s observations, and early adulthood anxieties, it’s ultimately an ironic look at what it means to be a love slave.
She's old enough to be his mother. Alice has always looked young for her age, even with her graying hair and her dowdy New Jersey housewife style. Make that ex-housewife: Now that her husband's gone and her daughter is grown, Alice is in desperate need of a whole new life. So she lets her best friend Maggie, a hip New York City artist, transform her on New Year's Eve. Soon, thanks to the wonders of hair dye and tight jeans, Alice looks really young, as one night in a Manhattan bar confirms.
"It was a nice story"
Naomi Reese is a divorced mother with a small daughter named Kayla, a new life in Santa Fe, and, finally, some distance from her abusive ex-husband. All she wants now is a home of her own where she and Kayla can finally feel safe. With one bad marriage behind her, she can’t even dream of falling in love again.
While cleaning an old lantern, Kira Franklin releases a genie. But this gender-morphing, appearance-bending creature doesn't do "big" wishes. So forget stopping world hunger or ending war. Still heartbroken from the jerk who dumped her, Kira doesn't believe in the perfect man. So instead, she wishes for her dream job - stage manager at the hottest theater in town, the Landmark. And presto: she's running the production of Romeo and Juliet.
All Tracey wants is to get hitched without a hitch - but as the calendar marches toward her late-October wedding date, suddenly she and her fiance can't agree on anything. From where to get married (New York City or Buffalo?) to how many attendants they're going to have (she's already asked eight; he was thinking of just a best man). Meanwhile, Tracey's friends are caught up in their own dramas. There's newlywed Raphael, who just had his gay wedding; newly pregnant Kate, who is trying to adjust to impending motherhood; and Buckley, who is acting inexplicably strange.
When Nicole Whitcomb's car runs off a Colorado mountain road during a blinding snowstorm, she is saved from death by a handsome, fascinating, and enigmatic stranger. Snowbound with him for days in his beautiful home high in the Rockies, she finds herself powerfully attracted to him. But there are things about him that mystify her, filling her with apprehension. Who is Michael Tyler? Why does he live alone in such a secluded spot and guard his private life so carefully? What secret - or secrets - is he hiding?
"BUY THE ACTUAL BOOK.. BECAUSE NARRATOR RUINED THIS"
For every girl who's ever endured a long, hot urban summer on her own, Slightly Single is the summer breeze you've been waiting for! A heat wave in Manhattan is enough to drive a girl crazy, and for Tracey Spadolini, a 24-year old New York transplant who's been "left behind" for the summer, there's even more to sweat about. Her Slightly Significant Other, Will, will be returning from summer stock in September, to pick up where they left off. (Or will he?) But, in the days after Will's departure, Tracey decides it's time for a reality check.
"Slow to start"