For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she's decided? No way is Noah Jackson - or any man - ever going to break her heart again.
Knox Masters knows what he wants, and he gets it. All-American football player? Check. NFL pros scouting him? Check. Now he's set his sight on two things: the national title and Ellie Campbell. Sure, she's the sister of his teammate, but that's not going to stop him. Especially not when he's convinced that Ellie is the one. But Ellie isn't as sure. She's trying to start a new life, and she's not interested in a relationship...with anyone.
Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary. I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy, and girls shied away. To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me? He's everything I shouldn't want. A former marine involved in illegal fighting with a quick-trigger temper and an easy smile for all the women.
"4.5 Stars for this fun and heartfelt romance!"
Winter Donovan loves two things: her sister and her sister's ex-boyfriend. She's spent her whole life doing the right thing except that one time, that night when Finn O'Malley looked hollowed out by his father's death. Then she did something very wrong that felt terribly right. Finn can't stop thinking about Winter and that night, and he'll do anything to make her a permanent part of his life, even if it means separating Winter from the only family she has.
"Don't use your credit on this one"
Twenty-five-year-old Sgt. Gray Phillips is at a crossroads in his life: stay in the Marine Corps, or get out and learn to be a civilian? He's got 45 days of leave to make up his mind, but the people in his life aren't making the decision any easier. His dad wants him to get out; his grandfather wants him to stay in. And his growing feelings for Sam Anderson are wreaking havoc with his heart...and his mind.
Noah and Grace's happy ever after hits a stumbling block in the form of one shady professor threatening Noah's scholarship eligibility. Noah is given the choice of throwing his New Year's MMA fight for a big payoff or accepting that the true meaning of love isn't measured by the thickness of his wallet but the depth of Grace's big heart.
Naomi: When I was kidnapped, I thought only of survival. I gave my captors exactly what they wanted: my skill with computers. Making millions for a crime lord who kept me imprisoned in his basement compound kept my family safe. When he was taken out, I thought my ticket to freedom had arrived. Wrong. I traded one keeper for another. This time I'm in the hands of a scarred, dark, demanding Russian who happens to be the head of the Bratva, a Russian crime organization.
College junior Lucy Washington abides by one rule: avoid risk at all costs. She's cautious in every aspect of her life, from her health to her mock trial team to the boring guys she dates. When a brash, gorgeous jock walks into the campus coffeeshop and turns his flirt on, Lucy is stunned by the force of attraction. For the first time ever, she's willing to step out of her comfort zone, but can she really trust the guy who's determined to sweep her off her feet?
Nikolai: I have been a contract killer since I was a boy. For years I savored the fear caused by my name, the trembling at the sight of my tattoos. If you saw my eyes, it was the last vision you'd have. With her I am the mark, and I am ready to lie down and let her capture me. Opening my small, scarred heart to her brings out my enemies. I will carry out one last hit, but if they hurt her I will bring the world down around their ears.
"THANK YOU JC & JF FOR A PERFECT 5 STAR LISTEN"
Handsome and tough Jake Tanner, a veteran and the owner of a successful security firm, never lets his past hold him back. Despite his prosthetic hand and foot, women swoon over him - and with him between the sheets. Yet Jake feels bored and restless...until he's hired to protect a beautiful writer whose life is in terrible danger.
"The most annoying book!"
Regan: I never really knew what misery was until the day I was kidnapped and sold for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Two months later I'm at a brothel in Rio when I meet Daniel Hays. He says he's here to save me, but can I trust him? He's the only safe thing in my world, and I know it's wrong to fall in love with him, but I can't seem to help myself.
"I CLUNG ON TO EVERY WORD.... & HELD MY BREATH TOO"
In their secret world, unspoken wishes for pleasure come true...and the allure of glamour and passion can easily disguise a deadly secret. After a tumultuous riches-to-rags childhood, Ian Kerr decided to spend his life focused on making money - and it's paid off. Then he meets sassy, smart-mouthed bike messenger Victoria "Tiny" Corielli, and he wants nothing more than to introduce her to his world of elite luxury...and enticing desire.
"2.5 STARS... & SHOULD'VE BEEN CALLED LOSING CONTROL"
Mendoza: I grew up in the slums and lost everything I loved to poverty, illness, and death. I had only one skill to leverage myself out of my circumstances - violence. Being hired out as a mercenary hitman brought me money and built an empire. My next job: steal secret information that could bring down world governments, find my target, and destroy it. But then I meet her.
Charlotte and Nathan were supposed to be forever. They grew up together. Their families were intertwined. Charlotte was Nathan's first love. Nathan was Charlotte's first everything. Until they weren't. How do you hold on to the person you know in your heart you are supposed to be with when everything and everyone in the universe is telling you it's over? How many times does a heart break? When is enough enough? How long is forever?
"How many times does a heart break?"
Victoria nurses her mother through cancer treatments and works long hours as a New York City bike courier to pay for the roof over their heads. When a suspiciously high-paying delivery job thrusts her into the arms of impossibly attractive businessman Ian Kerr, Victoria is sorely tempted to enjoy his attentions and his chiseled body, if only to forget her responsibilities for a while...no matter the cost.