Six months ago, Eben Meiser drove away his business and bed partner with his miserly ways. Marlie Jacobsen is back now, and she didn't come alone. Expecting his baby, she needs his help to keep her safe from her new employer's mob ties. Dragons guard their treasure with their life, and he soon realizes there has never been a better treasure for him than Marlie and the baby she carries.
Brandon Hughes is a mesmerizing combination of laidback and dedicated. Skye Callahan has always found him intriguing, though their fling ended years ago. When a young boy under her care needs protection after witnessing three murders, she hires Brandon to guard him. She's certain they're both safe in his keeping, but when she discovers the full truth about his shifting abilities, will it fracture their cautiously forming family and put them all in danger?
US Marshal and bear-shifter Lucas Anderson failed to protect his pregnant witness, so when she asks him to adopt her daughter as her dying wish, he can't refuse. Angel is a sweet baby, and he soon feels like Papa Bear, and maybe she'll be the key to help him wear down his mate's resistance.
Shayla adopted her niece at birth, when her sister turned her back on the baby without a real explanation besides the "strangeness" of the father's people. Aislinn is ill, and the doctors have given up hope, so she takes the girl to Bear Island, where her father and his people live, praying for a miracle. She finds truths she isn't ready to face among a clan of bear-shifters. In Kade, she finds an angry bear denied the knowledge of his daughter's existence.
"Great story and great narration"
Shy socialite Breanna is used to being overlooked, minimized, and ignored. She's grown up in the suffocating household of her old-money parents and done her best to please them, agreeing to marry a man of their choosing. Just weeks before the wedding, she runs away. As she flees to her friend in Canada, she wrecks her car in the mountains. Rafe, the man who rescues her, is a bear-shifter wintering in his cabin. Snowed in together, the passion flares between them, and he soon realizes she is his mate.
Six years ago, Declan lost his wife and unborn child to a heinous crime, and the man responsible was let off on a technicality. He's spent six years planning his revenge, and denied the pleasure of destroying the long-dead murderer, he's turned his attention to the man's daughter. She'll pay for her father's sins, and revenge will be sweet.
"Good... not AMAZING"
When Dr. Jade Barnes impulsively stops at a bar before leaving for a four month archaeology dig, she spends a single night with a stranger, not even learning his last name. When she slips away the next morning, she doesn't realize she isn't leaving alone. When they meet again, Cody surprises her by how well he takes the news of impending fatherhood. There are further surprises awaiting, like the fact he's a bear-shifter. Initially that terrifies her, but she soon appreciates his strength and protectiveness.
"Good Short Story"
When Maya investigates a tip about illegal bear fights on a private island, she doesn't expect to discover the bears are actually bear-shifters being exploited for their genetic abilities and as entertainment to build a criminal's gambling empire. Before she can do anything with the information, she's captured and detained. As a veterinarian-in-training, she persuades them to let her care for the fighters instead of killing her. She immediately connects with one of the shifters, slowly winning Hale's trust.
"Didn't have to read the previous books"
In Seattle for her best friend's wedding, curvy Grace is immediately attracted to the best man, Kingston Meade. He's equally interested in her, especially since his bear insists she is their mate. The attraction is undeniable, but she still doesn't know he's a polar bear shifter. There's also the added problem of leucistic panther-shifter Ashley, who is determined to get her claws into Kingston, and she's willing to slash Grace out of his life to do it. Will the bear king of Emerald City win and keep his curvy human queen?
Cougar-shifter Jackson Sperry rescues Hannah from the ocean, and she has no memory of how she ended up floating in the Pacific. She also doesn't remember who she is or how she came to be pregnant. He's drawn to her and determined to protect her as they unravel the mystery of her past. It isn't long before he's ready to claim her as his mate and raise her son as his own - but without knowing the details of her past, the future remains uncertain, and he fears someone is still hunting Hannah and her baby.
As the emcee of a charity auction for WishGranters Foundation, Olivia isn't on the bidding list. That doesn't stop billionaire Jensen Meade from offering six million dollars for an evening of her time. He's a perfect gentleman, and they're soon spending all their time together despite her wariness after a previous bad relationship. He knows she's his mate, but she doesn't yet know he's a bear-shifter, and it seems like the wrong time to tell her when someone who's been stalking him switches focus to Olivia instead.
As captain of an Irish mafia crew, Shane has everything he wants. Money, women, and power. He can have anything, except the one woman with whom he's obsessed. Mia Kasilli, daughter of a Russian kingpin, wants nothing to do with that lifestyle. When he can no longer be without her, he orchestrates a series of actions that leave her father in his debt and Mia in his power. He's dark and dangerous, the embodiment of everything she doesn't want in a man, so why does she crave him so much?
"Beautiful, Thrilling, and Just Overall Fantastic"
Sarah Hastings has watched over her little brother most of her life, so when he gets in trouble with the mob, she approaches Roman Rinaldi about settling his debt. He isn't interested in her first offer and negotiates with a counter offer - one that has her in his bed and at his mercy. She may be in over her head, but it's her heart she has to worry about as she starts to warm up to the seemingly ruthless mobster, who finds her equally compelling.
"Didn't like the narrator"
After Mr. Jordan catches Beth in a compromising position, he assigns her detention. When Beth shows up for her punishment, she's surprised by Mr. Jordan's intention to give her "biology" lessons. Having had a crush on him all year, she's eager to learn. It's against the rules, but rules were made to be broken. SpicyShorts are compact tales that can be listened to in a brief amount of time with no cliffhanger endings or multiple parts.
Winning it big. That's the name of the game at Las Vegas's Liege Hotel and Casino, where the hottest fantasies hinge on the roll of the dice and the tantalizing knowledge that anything could happen before sunrise.
"SOME OF THE STORIES WERE REALLY GOOD."
What's worse than losing your fiancé? Having him break the news two weeks before the wedding during dinner with his family. Tamsyn is shamed by the way Will handles things but so grateful when his identical brothers step in to take care of her.
"UGH! what a mess on a good story."
Ordinary Tara Noland leads a boring existence until she sees something she was never meant to observe. Head of the Russian mafia in his city, Alexei Varnakov can't let her go after she witnesses him murdering an underling. He should follow the code of the vory v zakone and eliminate her, but he can't. Instead, he decides to keep the fiery redhead. It's the only way she can stay alive, but she's defiant and fights him at every turn. He can break his little fox with passion, but can he ever win her trust?
Ballerina Siobhan O'Mara has been in love with her brother's best friend for as long as she remembers, but Cormac has always treated her like a kid sister. When they're unexpectedly involved in a drive-by shooting, almost losing her snaps his carefully regulated control. Having her is more important than shielding her from the truth about his role in the Irish Mafia, and he claims the woman he needs.
Patrick Murphy leads the Irish mafia in his city. He could have any woman he wants, except the one he's forbidden himself to take - his ward, Lauren. He longs for her and craves her. Until now, he's managed to keep her out of his arms by sending her out of the country. Now that she's finished with college and back home, his resolve is crumbling. She's determined to have him, and it's impossible to fight her and himself. If...when...he surrenders, he knows she'll hate him for doing so once she learns his darkest secret.
After yet another heartbreak, newly dumped plus-size Cady finds herself at the local bar, where the two objects of her naughtiest fantasies just happen to hang out. When she confesses her boyfriend has been cheating and admits she can't blame him for picking a slim young chick over her, Jace and Brody make it clear they both desire her. Cady finds herself with the tempting, and awkward, choice between the two cowboys who are both offering her a night of incredible passion.
"break up with a whole new twist"