A short story from the NYT best-selling author of the Shacking Up series about a road trip that started with a broken-down car and ended with a questionable motel, an indoor campout, and a set of Kama Sutra sheets. Nevah I thought I was helping a damsel in distress. Turns out my damsel was actually a hot guy with rock solid forearms, blue eyes reminiscent of an oasis in a desert, and some seriously bad luck. Lawson My day started with a bang. The kind that left me stranded at the side of the road in the middle of the desert. At least until a knight in shining armor shows up in a rusted-out convertible and saves the day. Said knight also happens to be a car savvy woman with legs for days, and a penchant for adventure.
©2020 Helena Hunting (P)2021 Audible, Inc.
As two neighborhood shop owners battle for business, they prove opposites attract in this "deliciously sweet and savory new romantic comedy" (Abby Jimenez, USA Today best-selling author). Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn't plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn't spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success. From axe throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there's also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they're forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it's possible to have her cupcake and eat it too. "Kiss My Cupcake is a laugh-out-loud romance full of charm, wit and magic. Ronan and Blaire will have you fall in love with their story from their very first encounter. A thoroughly delicious read." (LJ Shen, USA Today best-selling author) "With a sweet, sassy heroine and a deliciously sexy hero, Kiss My Cupcake is romantic comedy perfection!" (Melanie Harlow, USA Today best-selling author)
©2020 Helena Hunting (P)2020 Forever
An Amazon Charts bestseller. From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them. My love story all started with a letter. Only it wasnt from the man Id eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell whod written to the magazine that I worked for. You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didnt start up again for months. So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless
so I thought. Until one day I took things too far. While anonymously granting yet another of Birdies wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father. I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldnt help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally. Like when I showed up on their doorstep.
©2020 Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Even with a step-by-step plan, these fake fiancés might accidentally fall for each other in this hilarious, heartfelt romantic comedy from the author of The Marriage Game. Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can't give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé. Liam Murphy is a venture capitalist with something to prove. When he learns that his inheritance is contingent on being married, he realizes his best friend's little sister has the perfect solution to his problem. A marriage of convenience will get Daisy's matchmaking relatives off her back and fulfill the terms of his late grandfather's will. If only he hadn't broken her tender teenage heart nine years ago.... Sparks fly when Daisy and Liam go on a series of dates to legitimize their fake relationship. Too late, they realize that very little is convenient about their arrangement. History and chemistry aren't about to follow the rules of this engagement.
©2021 Sara Desai (P)2021 Penguin Audio
The instant New York Times best seller One Christmas wish, two brothers, and a lifetime of hope are on the line for hapless Maelyn Jones in In a Holidaze, the quintessential holiday romantic novel by Christina Lauren, the New York Times best-selling author of The Unhoneymooners. Its the most wonderful time of the year...but not for Maelyn Jones. Shes living with her parents, hates her going-nowhere job, and has just made a romantic error of epic proportions. But perhaps worst of all, this is the last Christmas Mae will be at her favorite place in the world - the snowy Utah cabin where she and her family have spent every holiday since she was born, along with two other beloved families. Mentally melting down as she drives away from the cabin for the final time, Mae throws out what she thinks is a simple plea to the universe: Please. Show me what will make me happy. The next thing she knows, tires screech and metal collides, everything goes black. But when Mae gasps awake...shes on an airplane bound for Utah, where she begins the same holiday all over again. With one hilarious disaster after another sending her back to the plane, Mae must figure out how to break free of the strange time loop - and finally get her true love under the mistletoe. Jam-packed with yuletide cheer, an unforgettable cast of characters, and Christina Laurens trademark downright hilarious (Helen Hoang, author of The Bride Test) hijinks, this swoon-worthy romantic listen will make you believe in the power of wishes and the magic of the holidays.
©2020 Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because theres no logical reason why Im so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I dont usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think Im flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesnt help that hes buddy-buddy with my brother. And that his best friend has a crush on me. And that I just moved in with them. Oh, did I not mention were roommates? I suppose it doesnt matter. Fitzy has made it clear hes not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. Im not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and Im not about to start. Ive got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what hes missing? He knows where to find me.
©2018 Elle Kennedy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A sexy new brother's best friend romance from New York Times best-selling author Kendall Ryan. There are a few things you should know about my brothers roommate. Wolfie Cox is...complicated. And incredibly sexy. Unfortunately, he has an impressive stick lodged so far up his ass, hes about as emotionally available as a chinchilla. Actually, that might be an insult to the chinchilla community. So, naturally, I want to ride him like a bicycle. He thinks I hate him. Mostly because Ive led him to believe this. Its easier than admitting the truth. And while Wolfie is about as soft and cuddly as a fork, Im the opposite. A good girl. Reliable. Conscientious. Oh, and completely panicked about an upcoming work conference. Wolfies usually allergic to altruism, so when my brother convinces him to help me out by escorting me to said conference where everyone else will have a plus-one...I say thanks, but no thanks. Surprisingly, Wolfie is unflinching about this. And thats the story about how I got stuck in a hotel room with my brothers hot (grouchy) roommate. Thank you for coming to my TED talk. In all seriousness, this isnt a game to me, and hormones aside, I need to impress my boss this week so the promotion Ive worked hard for doesnt get handed to his worthless nephew. But with Wolfie and me sharing a hotel bed, things get confusing quickly. This is book two in the Frisky Business series, but each book can be listened to as a complete stand-alone.
©2020 Kendall Ryan (P)2020 Kendall Ryan
From USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a second-chance romance about love, loss, finding yourself, and getting lost in the right person. Maddie Goldbloom stitched up a plan to ensure everything in her life was perfect - from a career in fashion to a chic NYC apartment to a pediatrician boyfriend. When her ex, Chase Black, storms back into her life with an outrageous request, her immediate reaction is to refuse him. But he only wants to fulfill his fathers last wish. So even though hes the man who broke her heart, playing his fiancée shouldnt be hard, especially if it means she gets to watch the arrogant devil squirm a bit. What ensues is a chain of events that detonates Maddies life - and when Chases walls come down, they both are forced to face reality. They say keep your enemies close. But what if your enemy is also the man you love?
©2021 L.J. Shen (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A deliciously sexy fake marriage romance performed by a full cast, led by Shane East and Vanessa Edwin, and including Erin Mallon, Joe Arden, Victoria Mei, Siiri Scott, and James Joseph! A weeklong trip. A fake marriage. And seven delicious nights with only one bed in the hotel room. He's my business partner, my good friend, and the man I've craved for years. But I've resisted the sexy Brit, and I plan to keep up my walls because I've been there, done that, and I know how much it hurts when you let someone into your heart. Then an opportunity comes along for us to snag the business deal of a lifetime. The catch? We need to pretend we're married to pull off this high-stakes deal. So the clever, charming man with secrets a mile deep becomes my temporary husband as we travel around Europe. Soon, we fall into bed, tangled together like newlyweds who can't keep their hands off each other. One week to explore our fantasies, then we return to who we were. But when I learn the dark secrets he's been keeping, I doubt we can go back. Because they change everything. This exclusive full-cast production also includes the debut of The Rules of Friends with Benefits, a brand new prequel novella!
©2021 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2021 Little Dog Press
Hes a beast in the spreadsheets and a boss in the bedsheets. Mr. Santillian, Despite the fact I'm currently living out of your guest room and sleeping with you most nights, I am writing to announce my resignation, effective two weeks from today. In other words, I'll locate someone who is both obscenely overqualified and willing to devote their days to the handful of tasks you are able to wrench from your perfectionist, micromanaging grip. It may be difficult to find a Nobel laureate genius looking for basic filing work on such short notice, but I'll do my best. Don't worry about your sister's wedding this weekend. I still plan to attend as your date, assuming you've finished hating me by then. Thank you in advance for your understanding. Zelda Ms. Besh, Resignation not accepted. I'll see you at home. Ash Produced by BlunderWoman Productions.
©2020 Kate Canterbary (P)2020 Kate Canterbary
Grab Managing the Bosses Box Set Books #1-3! Book 1: The Boss From best-selling author Lexy Timms comes a billionaire romance that'll make you swoon and fall in love all over again. Jamie Connors has given up on finding a man. Despite being smart, pretty, and just slightly overweight, she's a magnet for the kind of guys that don't stay around. Her sister's wedding is at the foreground of the family's attention. Jamie would be fine with it if her sister wasn't pressuring her to lose weight so she'll fit in the maid of honor dress, her mother would get off her case, and her ex-boyfriend wasn't about to become her brother-in-law. Determined to step out on her own, she accepts a PA position from billionaire Alex Reid. The job includes an apartment on his property and gets her out of living in her parents' basement. Jamie has to balance her life and somehow figure out how to manage her billionaire boss - without falling in love with him. Book 2: The Boss Too Jamie Connors has decided a job is more important than a boyfriend. She's landed an awesome position working as billionaire Alex Reid's personal PA. It is not meant to be a job with benefits, and yet she finds herself in Alex's bed. Despite being smart, pretty, and only slightly overweight, she doesn't believe she's attractive enough for a man like Alex. Trying to manage work and put as much time into her sister's wedding, Jamie finds herself trying to please everyone. Her sister's wedding is at the foreground of the family's attention. Jamie would be fine if her sister wasn't so bossy, if her mother would stop nagging, and her awful ex-boyfriend wasn't about to become her brother-in-law. Jamie has to learn to love herself again, speak up for herself, and have the confidence to go after what she wants. She also needs to prove to Alex that she's perfect for her job and for his bed. Book 3: Who's the Boss Now How close can you get to the fire and not get burned? Landing the dream job, working and dating her incredibly hot boss, and at the same time gaining the confidence she's never had, Jamie doesn't think life could get any better. She's helping to manage a multibillion-dollar company. Her family issues seem to be resolved, and even though she and Alex have to figure out the wrinkles, it looks like they'll be able to be professional at work and romantic after. Except perfect isn't quite exactly how Jamie imagined it would be.
©2016 W.J. May (P)2016 W.J. May
From the USA Today best-selling author of The Summer House comes a story about lost loves, chasing dreams, and the people who show up when they're needed the most. Hannah Townsend has the perfect job at a New York magazine, a small but elegant apartment in the Upper West Side, and a successful beau named Miles Monahan. This year, shes leaving the icy city sludge for sunshine! Shes got tickets for two to Barbados, and shes meeting Miles at the airport for a week of cocktails, sandy beaches, and the music of steel drums. But her life is turned upside down in the span of that one morning. Hannah is rocked by the news that her beloved grandmother is very sick, and Hannah needs to come home to her small Tennessee town right away to be with her family and help run her grans dilapidated flower shop. If that isnt enough to deal with, she discovers her boyfriend is seeing someone else. On her birthday, she finds herself packed into a car on a ride-share to her hometown of Franklin, Tennessee. When everything seems to be going wrong, its the kindness of a handsome man from Hannahs past named Liam McGuire that might just save her. But a new development that threatens Grans shop and secrets surrounding Liam could alter both their lives forever.
©2021 Jenny Hale (P)2021 Jenny Hale
It was lyrics at first sight when I saw Violet Rhodes across that crowded party. She was lights and darks, swirled together. Music in motion. And all of it while looking like a hitwoman at an Elvis convention. I had nothing to offer the intriguing girl but a one-night stand. I figured Id revel in my last night of anonymity before my first tour and shoot her a quick well always have LA! good-bye the next morning. But nothing went according to plan. In one night, Violet crawled under my skin and into my bloodstream. She tattooed her name across my chest and between my legs. She became my muse. And then she was gone. Now, months later, here she is again. And in a twist I never saw coming, it turns out Violet is ultra-violet radiation. Beautiful, ethereal light bringing with her the promise of damage and destruction. My brain tells me to walk away from this girl, but my heart cant stop feeling like she might be one of a kind...the sort of girl who comes along once in a violet moon. Rockstar is a stand-alone romance, the love story of Dax Morgan and the electrifying woman who rocked his world during his journey to worldwide rock superstardom.
©2019 Lauren Rowe (P)2019 Lauren Rowe
The man could charm the panties off a nun.... Nick Murphy. Hockey god. My best friends big brother. My friend with mind-blowing benefits. The best thing to happen to my nether regions since my subscription to the toy of the month club. The man Ive been secretly in love with for years. And a total ass. I am so done with him. Except theres one small problem. Now that Ive cut him off, his hockey game is in the toilet. Hes convinced Im his good luck charm, and he wants me back. But only for his game. Ill be strong. I will. Ill resist. Asses dont change their stripes. Or do they? This plan would be so easy if the man wasn't charming as puck.... Charming as Puck is a romping fun romance between a hockey player and his sister's best friend, complete with farm animals, epic birthday presents, and Berger twin sightings. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a pucking awesome happily ever after.
©2019 Pippa Grant (P)2019 Pippa Grant
Available in audio-first, an extraordinary new romance by New York Times best-selling author Emma Chase! Head of the class... Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out. The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and "cool" teacher in the hometown where he's not just a golden boy he's platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle. Then...Callie Carpenter comes home. And knocks him right on his tight end zone. Back to school... Callie has a pretty sweet life herself...on the other side of the country. But circumstances that she'd prefer to never speak of again have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school. Now she's facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore...and that's just the teachers. Just like old times... When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance and then has to stop herself from jumping him. Good friends are all they can ever be. Or...these teachers just might end up getting schooled hard by love. Includes a special bonus interview with the author!
©2018 Emma Chase (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
Winner, 2017 APA Audie Awards - Romance Love - on the rocks... The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a brokenhearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that come with her. Lydia Green doesn't know whether to scream or cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing altogether. Just when this runaway bride has nowhere left to turn, a handsome stranger offers her a broad, muscular shoulder to cry on. Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessmen she's normally drawn to. This former musician turned bartender is rough around the edges and is facing his own crossroads. But Lydia's already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong. Maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance. After all, what's wrong with getting dirty? Dirty is the first audiobook in the Dive Bar series from best-selling author Kylie Scott.
©2016 Kylie Scott (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
A gorgeous rock star. An indecent proposal. How can a girl resist? Struggling barista Katie Bloom doesnt even know who Jesse Mayes is until she inadvertently wins the coveted role of sex kitten in his hot new music video. But by the time shes in bed with him, she knows his reputation. Love maker. Heartbreaker. Making out with a stranger in front of a camera crew isnt how Katie imagined herself getting over a broken heart, but when Jesse touches her, sparks fly. The sex is fake but the chemistry is real, and soon the steamy video is blazing up the charts. Then, Jesse makes Katie an irresistible offer: act as his girlfriend for six weeks while he promotes his new album. The only catch? Their sizzling make-out sessions will be for the cameras only. Which is fine with Katie, since she's not about to trust her heart to rock's most legendary lover. Her body? Maybe.... Dirty Like Me is the first full-length novel in the Dirty series - a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.
©2016 Jaine Diamond (P)2019 Jaine Diamond
Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can't seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed - and then coughed on - her at a party the night before. Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity: a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he's out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick. Seeing his role in Ruby's dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from NYT and USA Today best-selling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.
©2017 Helena Hunting (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he's just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society - and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldnt take into her home and her heart. When her imposing - and attractive - new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens? And a two-legged dog. And a foul-mouthed parrot. And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog.... Easier said than done, for a cold-blooded bastard who wouldnt know a loving home from a workhouse. Soon, hes covered in cat hair, knee-deep in adorable, and bewitched by a shyly pretty spinster who defies his every attempt to resist. Now shes set her mind and heart on saving him. Not if he ruins her first.
©2019 Tessa Dare (P)2019 HarperAudio
Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romance audiobook from Helena Hunting, the New York Times best-selling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up. Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception - but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he's not interested in becoming her revenge screw. Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn't holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can't seem to resist him. They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical. This sizzling audiobook is the perfect companion to any day at the beach or a rainy afternoon.
©2017 Helena Hunting (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn't have time for fairy tales . . . or the patience for constant emails claiming she's betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she's learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly email won't convince her otherwise. Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can't resist the chance to experience life - and love - without the burden of his crown. The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and their flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?
©2018 Alyssa Cole (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A sexy stand-alone romance written by number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely and award-winning romance narrator Joe Arden! Every man knows there are lines you don't cross. Like this one - don't bang your boss' little sister. Too bad I didn't know sexy, clever, irresistible London is related to the guy who signs my paychecks. Would have been helpful to have that intel before I took her out on that first date, before I kissed her on the beach, before I made plans to take her home that night. But now I know, and I'm going to be so damn disciplined. I'm a good guy, after all. And good guys don't break the golden rules of the bro code. I'm going to follow the heck out of all the rules. I won't break a single damn one. Even when London asks me to help her with a work project. One that has us working late every night, all alone, in my tiny apartment. One that tests every ounce of willpower I have. One that is driving me out of my ever loving mind. But I resist. Until the night she issues a challenge I can't refuse. The audiobook includes cameo appearances from Erin Mallon, Emma Wilder, and Maxine Mitchell!
©2021 Blakely Arden Books (P)2020 Joe Arden and Lauren Blakely
Theres nothing quite like a Christmas love story to get you in the mood for celebrating.... Cara doesnt do sexy, and she only does Happy Christmas under duress. She is, after all, a serious musician, and her stubborn streak is born from her struggle to recover from a serious injury. Javi lives for escapist fun - in his music and in his life - especially since hes always failed at lifes more serious challenges, including marriage and fatherhood. Javi and Cara are forced to record a Christmas single together, but neither of them have plans to spend any more time with each other than they absolutely have to. With Christmas traditions that couldnt be more different and outlooks on life that are worlds apart, the chemistry just shouldnt work. But the magic of Christmas can bring even opposites together.... From the snowy beauty of London at Christmas, to the candlelit magic of Javis traditional family celebrations, let Leonie Mack whisk you away on a memorable festive adventure. Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Mandy Baggot and Holly Martin.
©2020 Leonie Mack (P)2020 Boldwood Books Ltd
What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice-fishing shack turns out to be your brother's best friend? A whole lot of awkward, that's what. Maggie's mind is reeling when she discovers the guy she became tangled up with at Marv's Bait & Tackle isn't a stranger like she thought. The big snag: Sam and Maggie's chemistry is hot enough to melt ice, which makes keeping their secret far more difficult than either expected. Especially when one of them decides they want this arrangement to be more than just a catch and release.
©2018 Amy Daws, LLC (P)2018 Amy Daws, LLC
Named a Best Romance of April by Goodreads, PopSugar, Bustle, and more! A laugh out loud Regency romp - if you loved the Bridgertons, youll adore To Have and to Hoax! (Lauren Willig, New York Times best-selling author) In this fresh and hilarious historical rom-com, an estranged husband and wife in Regency England feign accidents and illness in an attempt to gain attention - and maybe just win each other back in the process. Five years ago, Lady Violet Grey and Lord James Audley met, fell in love, and got married. Four years ago, they had a fight to end all fights, and have barely spoken since. Their once-passionate love match has been reduced to one of cold, detached politeness. But when Violet receives a letter that James has been thrown from his horse and rendered unconscious at their country estate, she races to be by his side - only to discover him alive and well at a tavern, and completely unaware of her concern. Shes outraged. Hes confused. And the distance between them has never been more apparent. Wanting to teach her estranged husband a lesson, Violet decides to feign an illness of her own. James quickly sees through it, but he decides to play along in an ever-escalating game of manipulation, featuring actors masquerading as doctors, threats of Swiss sanitariums, faux mistresses - and a lot of flirtation between a husband and wife who might not hate each other as much as they thought. Will the two be able to overcome four years of hurt, or will they continue to deny the spark between them? With charm, wit, and heart in spades, To Have and to Hoax is a fresh and eminently entertaining romantic comedy - perfect for fans of Jasmine Guillory and Julia Quinn.
©2020 Martha Waters (P)2020 Simon & Schuster Audio
Instant New York Times Best Seller A Good Morning America Book Club Pick Their lives began together, but their worlds couldn't be more different. After 30 years of missed connections, they're about to meet again.... Minnie Cooper knows two things with certainty: that her New Year's birthday is unlucky, and that it's all because of Quinn Hamilton, a man she's never met. Their mothers gave birth to them at the same hospital just after midnight on New Year's Day, but Quinn was given the cash prize for being the first baby born in London in 1990 - and the name Minnie was meant to have, as well. With luck like that, it's no wonder each of her birthdays has been more of a disaster than the one before. When Minnie unexpectedly runs into Quinn at a New Year's party on their mutual 30th birthday, she sees only more evidence that fortune has continued to favor him. The gorgeous, charming business owner truly seems to have it all - while Minnie's on the brink of losing her pie-making company and her home. But if Quinn and Minnie are from different worlds, why do they keep bumping into each other? And why is it that each fraught encounter leaves them both wanting more? A moving, joyful love story, This Time Next Year explores the way fate leads us to the people we least expect - no matter what the odds.
©2020 Sophie Cousens (P)2020 Penguin Audio
Seren Maddison left behind a rainy Britain to follow her dreams and live and work in Lisbon. The vibrancy, the beautiful scenery and the sunshine, made her fall in love and she knew, instantly, that it would be her forever home. International artist Reid Henderson has homes in Lisbon and London. Following his painful divorce, his dream is to turn his luxurious home into an art school and gallery. When Seren and Reid first meet, there is an instant attraction, but they are both people who have been hurt and each has dreams that are so far apart, they arent even on the same page. Can they enjoy one summer of happiness together, as life bestows a gift of memories to cherish for the rest of their lives? Or is their destiny to chart a path into the future, in a home where dreams can come true? Seren and Reid may be about to discover that love is as much about what you are prepared to give up as what you are prepared to keep hold of. Let Lucy Coleman transport you away to sun-drenched Portugal where true love really can conquer all and home is where the heart is. Perfect for all fans of Trisha Ashley, Holly Martin and Sue Moorcroft.
©2020 Lucy Coleman (P)2020 Boldwood Books
Available in audio first, a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely! Picture this - Im ready to win back the love of my life, and Im going big this time. Were talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I'm good and ready this time around. After all, if you're going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops. Theres only one little problem. My college girlfriend isn't the one who shows up when I play my "I'll do anything to win you back" tune. The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesnt live here anymore. But she'll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that's what I want at first. Until I get to know my new romance coach and discover shes funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that. Now I don't want to win anyone elses heart. I want the woman who's been helping me all along. Trouble is - she thinks I'm in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.
©2018 Lauren Blakely (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.
Its time to pack your bags and head to the breathtaking, snow-covered peaks of the Swiss Alps for velvety hot chocolates, delicious cheeses and a gorgeous love story.... Food technician Mina has always believed that chocolate will solve everything - and its just what she needs when her latest relationship mishap goes viral! So with her bags packed and a new determination to sort her life out, Minna decides to drown her sorrows with the best hot chocolate in the world at her godmothers cosy Swiss chalet. Chocolate: yes. Romance: no. Until she has a run in on an Alpine train with a mysterious but oh-so-gorgeous stranger....
©2021 Julie Caplin (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Indulge in three best-selling standalone romances narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt in this collection of the Heartbreakers Series from number one New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely! Once Upon a Real Good Time That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out hes my sons new music teacher. The night I met Campbell all I knew was he played my body the same way he strummed a guitar like he owned it. Now Ive learned hes the man coming to my house twice a week to teach my kid the best music lessons money can buy. Time to turn down the volume on the late-night shenanigans with the sexy single dad. Only thats easier said than done.... *** Once Upon a Sure Thing Mix one charming rock star, his sweet and sassy best friend, and a lust thats been brewing for years.... My friendship with Miller is a sure thing. Hes my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. Hes also been by my side helping me raise an awesome kid whos the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me.... *** Once Upon a Wild Fling My brothers best friend has a proposition for me. Have I mentioned hes a sexy single dad? Tell me more.... There are a million reasons why Miles Hart isnt the man I should date but allow me to list the top three. Hes friends with my brother, hes a single dad, and hes a gorgeous, in-demand rock star. He might as well wear an off-limits, totally unavailable, and dont-even-attempt-to-ride-this-ride sign. Then he asks me to be his plus-one when his band plays at his high school reunion, and the night unfolds in ways I never expect....
©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Lauren Blakely Books
I met Alessandra at a party. Tried to impress her. Was almost positive I was going to fail. I think I said something along the lines of, Im a Goat called Fish whos hung like a bull - but not really. Im actually pretty average. Smooth. I know. Try not to be jealous. When she laughed - and I mean, really laughed - I knew she wasnt like the other girls Id been meeting on tour. Hell, she wasnt even in the same stratosphere as those fangirls and gold-diggers. At one point during the party, Alessandra said, Theres nothing like a girls first love. I knew she was talking about the first smash hit by my band, 22 Goats. Alessandra said it was the first song shed heard by us and it hit her like a ton of bricks. Ironic, seeing as how I was having the same reaction from being in her presence. I made it my mission to impress her. Give her the kiss of a lifetime that night. But since Ive always been the dude with zero game, nothing went according to plan. Im not giving up, though. Im going to win this girl over. Im done sitting on the sidelines, watching the bad boy getting the girl. This time, the nice guy will finish first. Even if its the last thing hell do.
©2020 Lauren Rowe (P)2020 Lauren Rowe
One of Oprah Magazine's 21 Romance Novels That Are Set to Be the Best of 2020 USA Today best-selling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him "rescuing" her from their office building goes viral.... Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits - someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom. When big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it's an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and former rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact to him, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Suddenly, half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae - and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out, his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse? Dani's plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf is secretly a hopeless romantic - and he's determined to corrupt Dani's stone-cold realism. Before long, he's tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his...um, thighs. The easy lay Dani dreamed of is now more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint? "Talia Hibbert is a rockstar! Her writing is smart, funny, and sexy...." (Meg Cabot, number one New York Times best-selling author of the Little Bridge Island and Princess Diaries series)
©2020 Talia Hibbert (P)2020 HarperAudio
Originally published as part of the USA Today best-selling Eye Candy anthology, Getting Down by Helena Hunting is a hilarious and hot short story set in the Shacking Up world. This steamy audiobook contains a never-before-published bonus scene! Ruby Scott's favorite holiday is here, all she needs is a moderately good excuse to throw a party. With the help of her best friend Amalie - and Amalie's fiance's budget - the two of them throw a Halloween-inspired fundraiser. But no event goes off without a couple hitches....
©2018 Helena Hunting (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
A small-town fake-relationship romantic comedy. Josh Landry is one of the hottest bartenders in New Orleans. Hes shown many a female tourist that things are definitely big and easy down here. And hes now been celibate for a year. Because he finally met her. Yes, her. The One. But after nothing more than a hot good-night kiss and a promise to meet up again next year if theyre both still interested, she went home to Iowa. Its been a long year. But now it's Mardi Gras again, and he's ready for his happily ever after. If she shows up. Oh, she shows up. For her best friends wedding. But Tori is a terrible bridesmaid because all she can think about is her knight-in-shining-Mardi-Gras-beads from last year. Well, and because she accidentally lays a hot kiss on her BFF. A.k.a. the groom. Unfortunately, no one believes that it was a case of mistaken identity. So now she has to convince everyone she has no intention of ruining the wedding. She's going to need a crazy-about-her boyfriend ASAP. Even if hes just faking it. Well there's only one other person she knows in Louisiana...Josh is all in. In fact, he's thrilled. And he's not faking anything. But the groom isn't faking his sudden case of cold feet either. And now Tori might have a choice to make.
©2019 EN Fiction, Inc (P)2020 Pink Flamingo Productions, Inc
Payton Foret agrees to play wingwoman for her best friend. She never dreamed that when she walked into the bar that night that she'd meet her soul mate. Though their only physical contact was a simple handshake, Payton begins to believe in love at first sight. There's only one problem - the woman of her dreams is already in a relationship with someone else. Ryan Seely is at a crossroads, unsure of what path to take. She's not eager to throw away an eight-year relationship, despite the fact that she's already taken back part of her heart. Decisions become more convoluted the next time she sees Payton.
©2015 Robin Alexander (P)2021 Tantor
I'm Levi Buchanan, and until five years ago, I thought the legend of my family's curse was a load of crazy, Southern nonsense. No curse can make you fall in love at first sight. No curse can force a true, deep, passionate, all-consuming love that will haunt you all the days of your life. Then I met Jocelyn Abernathy and I realized how completely wrong I was. The problem is, Jocelyn guards her feelings like well-armed soldier. She's the most beautiful, stubborn, infuriating woman I've ever met. Every time she talks, I want to kiss the living daylights out of her. But I can't. Because when we met, she didn't need true love. She needed a best friend. And that's what I've been to her...for five years. But when Jocelyn meets a handsome stranger her first day working at Donner Bakery and she lets him buy her a dill pickle cupcake, I realize with ominous regret that I may have missed my window with my best friend. If I can't get her to see past our friendship, my new curse may be to watch the love of my life move on with someone else. Baking Me Crazy is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be enjoyed as a stand-alone, and is book number one in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley world, Penny Reid Book universe.
©2019 Smartypants Romance (P)2020 Smartypants Romance
A sexy best friend's brother romance from best-selling authors Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente, performed by Joe Arden and Lili Valente! I'm the wrong guy for her. She's sunshine and cherry pie. I'm whiskey and fast cars. I'm also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I've wanted for years. But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I've got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance. A chance to discover how big she can dream. And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, theres nothing wrong with a few - okay, several - hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets. Seven days, then I'm off, moving across the country, far away from her. No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I arent the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true. Especially once she learns what Ive done.
©2020 Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente (P)2020 Lauren Blakely and Lili Valente
Even though she's living her lifelong dream and dancing on Broadway, the city is a lonely place for Yvie James. The holidays are both her favorite time of the year and the worst. A last-minute decision puts Yvie in Beaumont to spend time with her family. Alexander Knight is new to Beaumont, but he's making the best of it. His dream of running a successful business is within his grasp, and Xander has a dedicated client base for which most trainers vie. On the surface, Xander is happy, but he works long hours for nothing more than to avoid going home to an empty house. Thrown together for Christmas shopping, holiday gatherings with friends and family, and a special anniversary party, Yvie and Xander find themselves seeking solace in each other for an unforgettable, romantic winter.
©2015 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
Mary Persephone Hail Mary - well-wished - for child. Persephone - destruction. Hail - well that speaks for itself. Her name is painful to think about. Mary, his newfound daughter, isn't a wished-for child. Persephone, though? Yeah, destruction is a fitting description. And Hail? Yeah, that's just the final f-you. The moment that her mother drops her off on his doorstep, Dante's hell becomes complete. Or so he thinks. What can make life worse after losing one's wife and kids, you ask? Here's what: being given a baby that depends on him for her survival. Finding out that the baby's mother is dying of brain cancer and has a husband that he never knew about. A husband that Dante knows in the marrow of his bones is trying to kill her just as surely as the cancer eating her brain. Dante's a bad person. He's done some not so nice things, and now he's being punished for his misdeeds. Karma is finally catching up to him. This child that he's been stuck with is of his flesh and bone. This child is his salvation. This child is the final nail in the coffin of his wife and daughters' too short lives. He doesn't want this child. But this child will save him whether he wants her to or not. With the help of a friend- yes, a woman friend - Dante finds his way back to life. But what he finds when he gets back isn't the same life that he left behind. Turns out, he has to start living a new one. One where he's suddenly having feelings for a friend that helped him get through some tough times, and loving a daughter who won't let him quit. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2019 Tantor
A sexy, emotional stand-alone romance from USA Today best seller Ella James, performed by Zachary Webber and Ava Erickson! I didn't know I was that person. You know - the one who gets the kids. But that's what the will said. June Lawler: legal guardian. All my sister's kids have ever known is San Francisco, but I have to take them back to our family's small-town farm. The last thing I'm expecting is the dark car rolling down my dirt driveway. The man who steps out of it is as rich as he is rude, and I want nothing to do with him. Even if my traitor body didn't get the message. *** My little brother was everything to me. Now even his kids are gone. Spirited away to Heat Springs, Georgia - population 298. They're living on a farm that's on the brink of bank foreclosure with a 26-year-old who didn't finish high school. Nowhereville is not the place for little Mastersons, but I'll get them back. "June Bug" Lawler is poorer than the red dirt she comes from. It's money she must want, and I've got plenty of that. I've never met a problem that my money couldn't solve. This country girl won't be the first.
©2020 Ella James (P)2020 Piece of Cake Audiobooks
USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinns second book in the Getting Lucky series brings heart, humor, and heat back to Port Snow. There are two little words every small-town man dreads: Shes back. Harper Sanders, the girl who was supposed to be my forever, has returned to Port Snow, Maine, for good - and shes bringing back memories of our shared past. We once had a bright future together, but when tragedy struck, I threw it all away and pushed her out of my life. People in our small town think Im cursed, but I know better. I did it all to myself. And now shes creating a life of her own in the place where we first fell in love. I cant fight my feelings for her - or the strong attraction that keeps pulling us together. But after all this time, can she forgive the past and fall in love with me all over again? Everyone hopes to find that forever girl
I just hope I havent lost mine for good.
©2019 Meghan Quinn (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A painting, a panic room, a thief, and her lover...whose job is to catch her. There are three things you need to know about Anna. 1) She's a bounty hunter with adrenaline junkie habits, 2) She's the "awkward" twin, and 3) She's a thief - kind of. Darius designs security systems for Cipher Security, and the strange and remarkable woman he met the night the painting was stolen is as intriguing a mystery as his hunt for the thief is. But the lady has no filter, and she knows she can't lie to the man who looks like a Disney prince and kisses like fairytales are true, so she runs from the one person who may actually see her as the heroine of her own story. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Smartypants Romance (P)2021 Tantor
A friends-to-lovers romance that will make you melt. Olivers a dreamer who is always ready for the next big adventure. Pipers the steady one who keeps his feet on the ground. Hes wildly successful, thanks to her always being there to catch him when he leaps before he looks. But she wants more. While hes as clueless as ever. So, she just gave her two weeks notice. Ollie doesnt know how hell survive without Piper. So, for the next two weeks, hell be sticking to her like the marshmallows on the smores she loves so much. But does he want her as his assistant...or is there a sweeter spot in his life for the woman who's always had his back - and possibly even his heart?
©2020 Erin Nicholas (P)2021 Erin Nicholas
A boss-employee romance...with a twist
Only three things stand between Ava Carmichael and her $12 billion inheritance:
A year of living in Bliss, Kansas.
A relationship that lasts six consecutive months.
Ava has run a multibillion-dollar company, negotiated with shark investors, and hobnobbed with business royalty, but shes about to be defeated by her inability to turn sugar, flour, and apple pie filling into something edible.
Conveniently, the owner of the diner next door, Parker Blake, is magic in the kitchen. And he technically works for her. So she can make him teach her to bake. And hey, if everyone assumes theyre heating up more than the oven during their time in the kitchen...well, thats called multitasking.
Parker Blake likes his women the way he likes his coffee: not in his diner. But gorgeous, strong-willed, type-A Ava clearly isnt going to stop messing up his kitchen - or his simple, stress-free small-town life - until the conditions of her daddys will are met. So, sure, hell teach his boss to bake.
But once the kitchen door closes, its pretty clear whos really in charge.
©2018 Erin Nicholas (P)2018 Erin Nicholas
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Proposal and a "rising star in the romance genre" (Entertainment Weekly) comes a dazzling new novel about a spontaneous holiday vacation that turns into an unforgettable romance. Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddies work trip to England to style a royal family member, she cant refuse. Shes excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesnt expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality. Malcolm Hudson has worked for the Queen for years and has never given a personal, private tour - until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling. Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy affair come New Years Day...or are they?
©2019 Jasmine Guillory (P)2019 Penguin Audio
We've all been there, some more than others, you know what I'm talking about, where you have the hots for the new business teacher. I was 100 percent that guy. I shamelessly flirted with her my senior year, only earning her irritation more and more. On graduation, I stood up to her husband after he got violent, and I'll never forget the look in her eyes when she told me it wasn't my place. Fast forward to my senior year of college and what do you know, the new adjunct professor is the one and only Mrs. Robinson, she's eight years older than me and smoking hot. Did I mention divorced? She looks at me like I'm trouble, and I'm only happy to deliver on that promise. I'm going to show her how a real man treats a woman and use every weapon in my Pleasure Pony arsenal to do it. Go big or go home. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2020 Tantor
Every woman in Millie Delacroix's family is cursed - kind of. Birth control just doesn't work for them. Like ever. Going to the altar knocked up is pretty much a family tradition. And 24-year-old Millie refuses to let that happen to her - again. Especially now that she's responsible for raising her brothers and sister. A life of celibacy is her best defense - at least until the kids are grown and can take care of themselves. And, really, what's 10 years with no sex? No men. No sex. No love. It's a fool-proof plan. Until she meets Luc Valencia. The Mexican-American contractor is just trying to do his best. Since his father handed him the reins to the family business, every day is a test to prove himself. At this point in his life, professionalism has to be his top priority. At least until Millie becomes Luc's client. Even with too much on her shoulders, the feisty redhead has the power to set him off, crack him up, or bring him to his knees. All he has to do is resist falling for her through one kitchen remodel, and everything will be fine. Right?
©2019 Stephanie Fournet (P)2020 Tantor
Winnie thinks she has the perfect life. Two beautiful, healthy children. A police officer husband. A job that she loves. Oh, and let's not forget that she's a nationally ranked marathon runner. Fast forward six months, and her perfect life has imploded. Winnie finds herself in a completely new world, and this new world is a brutal bitch. In this new life of hers, her husband is gone. He realizes, at the worst possible time, that he's no longer in love with her. He's in love with her best friend. He leaves and doesn't look back. Her 16-year-old daughter is in trouble with the law, and she's barely making ends meet thanks to losing the job that was keeping her and her tiny family afloat. Then, the last thing that could make it all bearable, her running, is ripped out from under her, too. Thanks to a spinal stroke that leaves her unable to walk, let alone run, she's having to relearn how to do the simplest of tasks - such as putting on her own pants. She's at the lowest of lows, and the last thing she wants is a sexy, bearded, motorcycle riding alpha to tell her how to live her life. But Steel Cross never asks her what she wants. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
What's the actual last thing you'd ever want your executive assistant to see you doing the morning after you had hot, drunk, angry sex with her in a terrible hotel room? Dancing around your terrible hotel room to "Come and Get Your Love" like Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy - naked? Yeah. Me too. And yet, here we are. This isn't even the most unprofessional thing that's happened between us in the past couple of weeks. The first was when I agreed to let her have Christmas Day off, but only if she goes with me to three family gatherings as my fake girlfriend. The second was when she caught me belting out a Christmas song on stage in the awful hotel bar. The third was the hot, drunk, angry sex that followed, but I do not regret it. And she hasn't even found out the real reason I need her by my side this holiday season. I need to pull it together before I do the dumbest, most unprofessional thing of all - fall head over heels in love with the only assistant who's lasted more than a month at the job and claims to hate me and my moods more than she hates eggnog. And I've seen how much she hates eggnog. This audiobook is dual narration, with portions that are duet-style.
©2020 Kayley Loring (P)2020 Kayley Loring
Indulge in three best-selling stand-alone romances from number one NYT best seller Lauren Blakely in The Lucky in Love Collection, performed by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon! Best Laid Plans I have it bad for Arden. Shes bright, brilliant, and insanely fun. When she asks for my help in the bedroom, I see my chance to win her sweet heart by showing her how much fun we can have getting spicy. Trouble is, she has a different idea of what sex-ploration should mean. Now Im going to have to get really clever to win her over. Good thing I know exactly how to upend her best laid plans. The Feel-Good Factor A no-strings-attached fling with the fiery redhead who revs my engine? Why, yes, that does sound like a delicious perk of my new job in this new town. Except, it turns out Perris my sexy, sassy landlord. When she comes to me with a out-of-left-field proposition, resisting her is going to take more than handcuffs. Nobody Does It Better Some women are just forbidden. Like - off the top of my head - my sisters lifelong best friend. Sis has made it patently clear that Vanessa is hands-off, as in keep my ladies-man paws far away from her clever, go-getter best friend whos ready for the real deal. That should be an easy guideline to follow, except Vanessa is deliciously flirty, easy to talk to, and laughs at my jokes. Translation - my libido has been craving her many, many years. So many that we might have stolen a kiss or two. Can you say pent-up, crazy, raw desire?
©2020 Little Dog Press (P)2020 Little Dog Press
Evander Lennox doesn't do anything he doesn't want to do. At least, that is, until he's sent to prison. The four years he's incarcerated, he's had no choice but to do the things he's asked to do, when he's asked to do them. And now, if he doesn't, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell. Once he's free, it takes him 24 hours to get his old job back, his dog at home where he belongs, and an understanding that people aren't as forgiving as he once thought them to be. He's just about given up hope of ever integrating back into society when a woman slams into his heart, literally and figuratively. Kennedy Swallow just wants to belong somewhere. When she was younger, her parents divorced and chose to separate her from her twin. Fast forward 15 years, and she's finally getting to meet the family she's always wanted to be a part of. To make that happen, she uproots her life and moves to the tiny town of Hostel, Texas - giving her almost everything she's ever wanted. Just when she thinks she's making progress in winning her family over, she finds out that her twin is ill, and the only reason her family tolerates her is due to the convenience of having a free caretaker whenever they might be in need of one. After a few eye-opening experiences, she quickly realizes that she's being used. Vowing to herself that she'll make the best of the situation, she begins to steel her heart. What she doesn't prepare for is a man named Evander who sees that barrier as a challenge. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
Tara Lonnie Derringer is a filthy-mouthed, dirty-talking, long-distance fling. (That's been going on for two years.) I know, I know. That's not a fling. This might be getting serious. I think about him all the time. I look forward to our quickie lunch dates and the way he whispers in my ear every night from 2,000 miles away. He's the best boyfriend I never had. Until I find out his name isn't Lonnie, it's Alonzo. Until I find out he's not some boring accountant with a dead-end job, he's a six-foot-four, yoked-out, tatted-up fisherman who never wears a shirt! That's right, girls. He's been catfishing me online for two...freaking...years! And then he becomes more than just the best boyfriend I've never had. He becomes my target. Alonzo Tara Tanner is the perfect long-distance girlfriend who lives in the Land of Far, Far Away. She's a blonde, bookish bundle of sexy-overachiever. A wicked little siren with a filthy mind and an eye for pencil skirts. And every time I ask her to "send-me-a-pic-or-it-never-happened" she goes above and beyond. She is, quite simply, the most perfect woman I've ever had the pleasure to never meet. I didn't set out to lie to her and I didn't expect to meet her. But one day she shows up at my house, and guess what? She wasn't the only one being catfished for two years. Because she's not who she said she was either. Alonzo is the fourth book in the Bossy Brothers series, but this is a standalone book and you do not need to listen to all the books in the series to thoroughly enjoy Alonzo! Includes a special bonus note from the author. Alonzo can be heard as book five in the Bossy Brothers series or as a standalone story and features a sexy game of guess-who between a librarian obsessed with pencil skirts and a fisherman tatted up with mermaids. It's a long-distance fling filled with dirty-talking, sexy selfies, and safely hidden secrets...until it isn't. Until the day they meet and realize.... Love in the Land of fake Far, Far Away can't ever compare to the real thing.
©2020 JA Huss (P)2020 Podium Audio
Leur médecin est formel : avec les avancées de la science, ils vivront jusqu'à cent ans. 102, peut-être. Ce qui laisse à Sylvie et Dan environ 68 années à partager le même canapé devant la télé. Après une décennie de bonheur conjugal et une adorable paire de jumelles, le chemin ne fait donc que commencer. Un long, très long chemin qu'il s'agit de pimenter un peu. Et pour conjurer la routine, rien de tel qu'une bonne surprise par-ci par-là : dîner, cadeaux, photos coquines. Mais il y a surprise et surprise. Et celle-là risque bien de tout faire capoter. Reconnue mondialement pour la série culte L'accro du shopping mettant en scène l'inoubliable Becky Bloomwood-Brandon, Sophie Kinsella est également l'auteure, entre autres, de Poppy Wyatt est un sacré numéro, Nuit de noces à Ikonos et Ma vie (pas si) parfaite. Tous ses livres sont publiés chez Belfond et repris chez Pocket.
©2018 / 2019 Madhen Media Ltd. / Belfond pour la traduction française. Traduit par Daphné Bernard (P)2020 Lizzie, un département d'Univers Poche, Paris
And I thought being half Vampyre/half Demon was hard.... That's nothing compared to being a mother. Sweet baby Moses in a boob tube, there aren't any books on raising True Immortals, so let me give you a few tips.... Make a map of every closet and bathroom in your home if you enjoy having sex. Sleep deprivation can cause confusion, and a map will help if you have only seven minutes and 31 seconds. You're welcome. Parenting books are useless if you're not human. If your child is half Vampyre/half Demon, I would suggest not using parenting books at all - they can backfire like a mother humper. Trust me on this. Have sex. When your child tells you he has an imaginary friend, do not discount this as fantasy. Oftentimes your child isn't imagining anything. If he persists with alarming and violent stories about this fictional buddy, it's probably a Troll. Do a thorough search of your home, and kill it. Decapitation works best. Some imaginary friends are harmless. However, it's wise not to take chances. Have sex again. When in large crowds, make sure you hold tight to your child's hand. Losing a child in an amusement park is terrifying. If you're truly paranoid, you could consider putting a chip in your child. If you do this, don't discuss it at dinner parties. People will think you are weird. At least cuddle. Playing with dolls is fun. Being one? No so much. If your child ever finds a Genie in a bottle, flush it immediately. Many children wish for things that are very difficult to reverse...like being doll sized. If this happens, move to Oz. There are many people of small stature there. And yes, it really does exist. Find a closet, and go to town.
©2015 Robyn Peterman (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
In Bed with the Beast is the second audiobook in the Naughty Princess Club series from USA Today best-selling author Tara Sivec. Listeners return to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity - and romance - that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after. A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he's a grump with a secret and an extra room...can love find a way? Living in her overprotective dads basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure shes ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places - the local library. But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dads house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent Beast Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasnt there before. Yet theres a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something...can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?
©2018 Tara Sivec (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
A slow-burn second-chance rom-com! She broke his heart 10 years ago. Now he's back - and her new boss. And she might still be semi in love with him. But thats no problem, right? They can keep it professional. Until her grandmother gets involved. Shes thrilled to think that Whitney and Cam are still in love. And invites him to move in with her...and Whitney. Of course, Whitney can handle that, too. Yeah, everything is fine. Just fine. Until Cam makes it clear that hes all in. Having him back is very sweet, but can she really have it all? Or will it all crumble around her?
©2020 Erini Nicholas (P)2020 Erin Nicholas
From USA Today best-selling author Meghan March comes a sexy new duet with a hero you won't want to miss. Fall for a woman over text messages? No way in hell. Reality can never be as good at the fantasy, right? Wrong. It's better. Banner Regent is smart, funny, and so far out of my league she might as well be royalty. I'm a mechanic from Kentucky. She's a New York City party girl. We were never supposed to meet, but one text started something neither of us saw coming. How do you seduce the woman who already has everything? Show her what it's like to be with a real good man.
©2017 Meghan March (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
This book is a standalone. Opposites attract in this sizzling new romance by USA Today best-selling author Layla Hagen. Tess Winchester loves her life. Her family is growing with new nieces and nephews for her to spoil. And her lingerie business is really taking off, so in order to keep up with demand she needs more capital. Though Tess had always dreamed about finding Mr. Right, and having a family of her own, dating hasnt been easy so working extra hours is never a problem. When an opportunity of a lifetime arises, Tess jumps at the chance to present to the principal of Harrington & Co, New Yorks hottest investment firm. Shes determined to make the right impression, but when Liam accidently walks in the ladies room during a wardrobe malfunction, things get off to an
interesting start. Tess isnt Liams type, theyre too different: Shes a romantic. Hes a realist. Shes a dreamer. Hes a practical man. Besides, if theyre going to sign a deal, its best not to mix business with pleasure. Something they both agree upon. Despite their differences, Liam finds himself doing anything in his power to win her over. Shes captivating, and he wont back down until they explore the connection that keeps him on his toes. He cant get enough of her sassy mouth, her tenacity, and the tenderness that encounters him at every turn. Her blushes drive him crazy. Liam wants Tess. And Liam always gets what Liam wants.
©2020 Layla Hagen (P)2020 Layla Hagen
A sizzling, sexy contemporary romance novel My head is pounding. Yawning, I rub my hands over my face, and Im surprised by the shiny gold band on my left ring finger. What the.... Im Mac. But you know that, right? You probably even recognize the sound of my voice.... Because Im the radio host that wakes up most of Sacramento every morning. The DJ that most of the women in Sacramento lust after. Everyone knows me, knows my reputation. Ladies man, bad boy, eternally single commitment-phobe. I have my own reasons for needing to stay single, my own demons to battle with. Scars that dont show, but that stop me from getting close to anyone. Except, after one hell of a drunken accident, Ive woken up married. To a gorgeous green-eyed girl, Kelley, who I only met yesterday in a coffee shop. A killer hangover later, it turns out that this playboy is off the market. The only question is...for how long? Because no girl has ever been able to change my ways - and who says that Kelley is going to be any different? This is a full-length, stand-alone romance with some hot-under-the-collar action, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA. For fans of R.S. Grey, Whitney G., and Vi Keeland, Accidental Groom features a sexy AF alpha and a steamy will-they-won't-they love story that will have you completely hooked.
©2019 Dana Mason (P)2019 Bookouture
Willa Knight: Dweller? Sol? Accidental evolutionary hiccup? Willa has never been a particularly useful dweller: she isnt very good at chores, she isnt very good at worshiping, she isnt very good at not having opinions, and she isnt very good with rules - but none of that matters anymore. The rules are changing. The dwellers are trying to make their own way in the world, and Willa cant seem to help getting tangled up in their plans. Luckily, she has the Abcurse brothers to help her out - until she doesnt, and suddenly shes alone again in a world on the brink of chaos. With the Abcurses gone, shell have to rely on her wits and her sister, Emmy, to stay under the radar and survive. Because someone wants her dead. But, really, what else is new? This is a full novel, 90,000 words. Book three of five in the Curse of the Gods series.
©2017 Jane Washington and Jaymin Eve (P)2018 Jane Washington and Jaymin Eve
Once upon a time there lived a Fairy. And not just your run of the mill kind of Fairy. The reincarnated Fairy Queen of Zanthia. The Queen. She was a modern woman - a human no less. Armed with a potty mouth, a firm grasp of every note in Michael Jacksons song catalogue, and some friends in very high places, she was set. Yet this Queen wasnt exactly sure she wanted the job. Fine...its me. Ive been happily human for 30 years. Now Im discovering Im the reincarnated Fairy Queen over a land chock-full of freaks who want me dead. Awesome. However, Ill admit the perks are pretty cool. I definitely have more magic in my little pinky than should be allowed by law in any universe. Not to mention, the love of my life is a Fairy so smokin hot, he makes Hell look like a Winter Wonderland. Problem is, my hotter-than-Hades Fairy is imprisoned in Zanthia for nefarious reasons I wont go into, but now I must head back to that crap hole where Im the Queen, and save the damn day. I wont go alone. Nope. Im packing a narcissistic Mini Elf, two ancient singing Vampyres who couldnt carry a tune if their undead lives depended on it, and the sister of my imprisoned love, The Kev. For him, I vow to discover my truth. Consequently, Im unsure if this truth is meant to save or destroy. What I do know? The alternative is unacceptable. Fairy tales are meant to have happy endings. Im determined to make that a reality. Ready or not
here comes the freakin Fairy Queen.
©2018 Robyn Peterman (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From bestselling author Sariah Wilson comes a charming romance about living your life one dream at a time. Madison Huntington is determined to live her dreams. That means getting out from under her familys wealth and influence by saying no to the family business, her allowance, and her home. But on a teachers salary, the real world comes as a rude awakening - especially when she wakes up every morning on a colleagues couch. To get a place of her own (without cockroaches, mold, or crime scene tape), Madison accepts a position as a roommaid. In exchange for free room and board, all she needs to do is keep her busy roommates penthouse clean and his dog company. So what if shes never washed a dish in her life. She can figure this out, right? Madison is pretty confident she can fake it well enough that Tyler Roth will never know the difference. The finance whiz is rich and privileged and navigates the same social circles as her parents - but to him shes just a teacher in need of an apartment. Hes everything Madison has run from, but his kindhearted nature, stomach-fluttering smile, and unexpected insecurities only make her want to get closer. And Tyler is warming to the move. Rewarding job. Perfect guy. Great future. With everything so right, what could go wrong? Madison is about to find out.
©2020 by Sariah Wilson. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Aaron "don't ever call me Fatbaby" Sims is lucky to be alive. Or at least that is what everyone keeps telling him. He doesn't feel lucky, though. He's scarred, has more than a little bit of a bad attitude, and there isn't a single day that goes by that he doesn't wish his wife would've just finished off the job. After being denied his old position at the fire department, he leaves, and doesn't look back. He heads straight to Alabama and into the semi-welcoming arms of The Dixie Wardens MC. There he becomes a part of a brotherhood that forces him to get back in the land of the living. Imogen is a smart girl. A girl who doesn't always make the best decisions. Her heart is in the right place when she walks into that prison, but it doesn't take long for her to realize that her heart shouldn't have had any say so in the matter. Especially when one wrong move lands her in the arms of a scarred man that looks frightening enough to scare any sane woman away. Immediately enthralled by the angry man, she tries to get closer to him. But the harder she tries to get to know him, the further he pushes her away. The only thing Aaron wanted to do after his now ex-wife was sent to jail was escape. Escape the awful memories. The pity-filled eyes. The curious glances. He does a damn fine job at ensuring he draws as little as attention as possible, but then that annoying woman with startling blue eyes starts hammering away at his resolve. Makes him feel when he doesn't want to feel. Imogen comes into his life and carves out a place for herself, obliterating his defenses one heated kiss at a time. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2017 Tantor
Always the bridesmaid, never the bride? Try always the florist. This high-profile wedding gig comes with a dreamy week in paradise. The sun, sand, and sea will make the hard work worth it. Or so I thought until that dream becomes a nightmare. When an old nemesis shows up, my mouth gets me in trouble, and suddenly, Im pretending to be on my honeymoon. My groom is even worse. Lorenzo Toscani. The love em and leave em bad boy chef Ive been warned about steps in to save the day. Hes romance and heat, excitement and adventure, and all the bad decisions. But Ive never let that stop me before, so why start now? Maybe this week could be the start of something special - especially when playing newlyweds feels so real. Or is it just a case of what happens in paradise, stays in paradise? Only one way to find out.... Let's fake this big, fat honeymoon!
©2020 Lauren Landish (P)2020 Lauren Landish
Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She's the fuel for every song he's ever written - each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that he's turned into every inch the man she's always needed.... Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey...until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks - or rather storms - into Jasmine's life. Sarge's return shouldn't affect her this way. He's her best friend's much younger brother and the kind of rough, gritty sexiness Jasmine has no right to taste for herself. Even if he lets her. But lust is a blinding, insatiable force. And when it crashes, it will take both Sarge and Jasmine down with it....
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
"Uplifting and lighthearted with sassy dialogue and delicious wit, this modern-day comedy will have you rolling around on the floor laughing. My top-of-the-list romcom for 2020! (Charmaine Pauls, USA Today best-selling author) A feel good, steamy romance so hilarious reading it counts as an ab work out. I laughed harder than I had in months, and thought I might die of second hand embarrassment several times. (May Sage, USA Today best-selling romance) My new assignment at work: Test out toys. Yup, that kind. Well, technically, its to test the app that controls the toys remotely. One problem? The showgirl whos supposed to test the hardware (as in, the actual toys) joins a nunnery. Another problem? This project is important to my Russian boss, the broody, mouthwateringly sexy Vlad, a.k.a. the Impaler. Theres only one solution: Test both the software and the hardware myself...with his help. Note: This is a raunchy slow-burn stand-alone romantic comedy featuring a quirky, nerdy heroine, her hot, mysterious Russian boss, and two guinea pigs that may or may not be into scissoring each other. If any of the above is not your cup of tea, run far, far away. Otherwise, buckle in for a snort-water-up-the-nose-funny, feel-good ride. Extra note: The epilogue is narrated by Sebastian York.
©2020 Misha Bell (P)2020 Misha Bell
He knows that pain makes you stronger... Wolf isn't always a good person, and he doesn't hesitate to say what's on his mind. He is who he is, and he doesn't offer apologies. He isn't out to impress anyone, and he doesn't make excuses for his actions. She knows that fear makes you braver... Raven has made some bad decisions, and she'd give anything to go back in time and choose a different path. The reality is that she can't go back, and the day Wolf walks into her life, she finally realizes that maybe she doesn't want to. Wolf is everything she's ever wanted, and the exact opposite of what she needs. They both know heartbreak makes you wiser... Wolf knows that this is not a good idea. There are a million reasons - all of them bad - telling him exactly why he should stay away. But when Raven's nightmares burst out of her dreams and into her reality, he doesn't have a choice anymore. He has to protect her, while somehow protecting his battered heart.
©2016 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2017 Tantor
A Popsugar Best Romance Novel of 2020 RITA® Award-winning author Elia Winters delivers a sexy, playful frenemies-to-lovers road trip romance. Megan Harris had hopes of seeing the world, but at 25 shes never even left Florida. Now a wedding invitation lures her to Quebec
in February. When her ex-friend Scarlett offers to be her plus-one (yeah, thats a whole story) and suggests they turn the journey into an epic road trip, Megan reluctantly agrees to the biggest adventure of her life. A week together in a car is a surefire way to kill a crush, and Scarlett Andrews has had a big one on Megan for years. The important thing is fixing their friendship. As the miles roll away, what starts as harmless road-trip games and rest-stop dares escalates into something like intimacy. And when a surprise snowstorm forces Megan and Scarlett to hunker down without the open road as distraction, theyve got a bigger challenge than making it to the church on time: facing the true nature of their feelings for each other. Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters. A new Carina Adores title is available each month: The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron Just Like That by Cole McCade Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters Better Than People by Roan Parrish The Love Study by Kris Ripper The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher Just Like This by Cole McCade Teddy Spenser Isnt Looking for Love by Kim Fielding The Beautiful Things Shoppe by Philip William Stover Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl by Hettie Bell The Hate Project by Kris Ripper Hard Sell by Hudson Lin For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes Sailor Proof by Annabeth Albert Meet Me in Madrid by Verity Lowell The Life Revamp by Kris Ripper
©2020 Elia Winters (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
To Whom It May Concern, I would like to request more information about the assistant job I saw advertised in Sundays newspaper with the six-figure starting salary. I have a bachelors degree in English and many years of work experience and think I would be a good fit for the job. My questions are as follows: 1. What is the exact nature of the job? 2. Is it a strict requirement that I live with the boss? If so, can I have friends and others over? 3. The ad states there is a uniform. May I ask what sort of uniform? And why? Also, in lieu of sending a photograph, Ive sent a picture of my very friendly dog that would also be joining me if I were to get the job. Yours Sincerely, Savannah Carter Ms. Carter, How do you know youll be a good fit for the job if you do not know the nature of the work? My ad specifically stated I was looking for an MBA grad, not an English grad who knows nothing about the real world. 1. This would be discussed in the interview. 2. Yes, you would be living with me. And no guests are allowed. 3. The uniform would be provided on your first day. You dont need to know why. The job advertisement asked for a personal photo, is this your way of telling me you look like a dog? Today must be your lucky day because youre the only person who responded to my ad. Are you available for a phone interview tomorrow? The Wade Hart
©2020 J. S. Cooper (P)2020 J. S. Cooper
Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star...or the fear that keeps her isolated. When her boss tells her she needs to add video to her blog or shell lose her job, she's forced to rely on an unexpected source to help her face her fears. When aspiring actor Jasper Deares finds out the shy woman who orders coffee every day is actually Miz Poppy, he realizes he has a golden opportunity to get the media attention his acting career needs. All he has to do is help Hollyn come out of her shell...and, through their growing connection, finally find her voice.
©2021 Roni Loren (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Goodreads Most Anticipated 2021 Romances LibraryReads January 2021 Pick CNN Best Books for January 2021 The Unhoneymooners meets The Hating Game in this witty, clever, and swoonworthy novel following a workaholic marketing manager who is forced to go on a cruise with her arch-nemesis when theyre up for the same promotion. Between taking night classes for her MBA and her demanding day job at a cruise line, Marketing Manager Henley Evans barely has time for herself, let alone family, friends, or dating. But when shes shortlisted for the promotion of her dreams, all her sacrifices finally seem worth it. The only problem? Graeme Crawford-Collins, the remote social media manager and the bane of her existence, is also up for the position. Although theyve never met in person, their epic email battles are the stuff of office legend. Their boss tasks each of them with drafting a proposal on how to boost bookings in the Galápagos - best proposal wins the promotion. Theres just one catch: They have to go on a company cruise to the Galápagos Islands...together. But when the two meet on the ship, Henley is shocked to discover that the real Graeme is nothing like she imagined. As they explore the Islands together, she soon finds the line between loathing and liking thinner than a postcard. With her career dreams in her sights and a growing attraction to the competition, Henley begins questioning her life choices. Because whats the point of working all the time if you never actually live? Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Sally Thorne, Shipped is a fresh and engaging rom-com that celebrates the power of second chances and the magic of new beginnings.
©2021 Angie Hockman. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Hes my brothers best friend. The hot single dad next door. And one accidental sext later, my massive crush on him is no longer a secret. Its my own damn fault. Im 30 years old, for heavens sake. Im a kindergarten teacher and a (reasonably) responsible adult. I should know better than to get tipsy and draft a fake text listing all the dirty things I wish Officer Cole Mitchell would do to me. I wasnt supposed to hit send. He wasnt supposed to see it. And he definitely wasnt supposed to text back telling me to go on.... Because after that, things escalate quickly. Cole is everything Ive ever wanted. Hes sexy and protective. A devoted father to his little girl. A dedicated cop the whole town adores. The kind of guy you can trust to keep his hands to himself, even when youre desperately hoping he wont. Im not the girl he thought hed end up with, but after all this time, I might finally get the chance to say the words Ive always dreamed of...make me yours.
©2020 Melanie Harlow (P)2020 Melanie Harlow
Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love. Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome. 2) A person's undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton has always been certain that the nice girl can get the corner office. She's charming and accommodating and prides herself on being loved by everyone at Bexley & Gamin. Everyone except for coldly efficient, impeccably attired, physically intimidating Joshua Templeman. And the feeling is mutual. Trapped in a shared office together 40 (ok, 50 or 60) hours a week, they've become entrenched in an addictive, ridiculous never-ending game of one-upmanship. There's the Staring Game. The Mirror Game. The HR Game. Lucy can't let Joshua beat her at anything - especially when a huge new promotion goes up for the taking. If Lucy wins this game, she'll be Joshua's boss. If she loses, she'll resign. So why is she suddenly having steamy dreams about Joshua and dressing for work like she's got a hot date? After a perfectly innocent elevator ride ends with an earth-shattering kiss, Lucy starts to wonder whether she's got Joshua Templeman all wrong. Maybe Lucy Hutton doesn't hate Joshua Templeman. And maybe he doesn't hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
©2016 Sally Thorne (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
I met Jamie Fraser when I was 19 years old. He was tall, redheaded, and, at our first meeting at least, a virgin. I fell in love hard, fast, and completely. He knew how to ride a horse, wield a sword, and stitch a wound. He was, in fact, the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it. At 29 Emma Sheridan's life is a disaster, and she's tired of waiting for the perfect boyfriend to step from the pages of her favorite book. There's only one place to look, and it means selling everything and leaving her world behind. With the aid of an unexpected collection of allies, can Emma face down a naked fishmonger, a randy gnome, a perfidious thief, and even her own abdominal muscles on the journey to find her Fraser? Contains mature themes.
©2015 KC Dyer (P)2015 Tantor
Theres pretty much only one rule when youre a guy. Dont be a douche. Turns out, the fastest way to break that rule is to fall for your best friends sister. Avas brilliant, sharp-tongued, gorgeous, and five years younger than me. Shes the sexual equivalent of running with scissors. In a word, shes dangerous. And completely off-limits. Falling for her could ruin everything. Yet I cant seem to stop, even when her company is threatened by a lawsuit, and my promotion hinges on representing the opposing clientand winning. I cant see a way out of this mess that doesnt end in a broken friendship, a broken heart, or a ruined career. I may have broken the bro code when I fell for Ava. But do I have the balls to handle what comes next?
©2018 Kendall Ryan (P)2018 Kendall Ryan
One of OprahMag.coms Best Romances of 2020 Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but hell soon discover that real life is better than fiction. Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashvilles hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but shell need assistance to take on the powerful chef. Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Livs blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. Hell need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club. Inspired by the romantic suspense novel theyre reading, the book club assists Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But theyre just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Livs heart...even though shes determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned.
©2020 Lyssa Kay Adams (P)2020 Penguin Audio
How exactly has one good deed landed me in the penalty box? Ice Knights defenseman Zach Blackburn has come down with the flu, and my BFF - his PR manager - begs me to put my nursing degree to use and get him back to health. Of course she would call in a favor for the most hated man in Harbor City. But when hes finally on the mend and Im sneaking out of his place, everything goes sideways. Paparazzi spot me and pictures, plus accusations that I slept with him, fly faster than a hockey puck. At first, all of Harbor City wants my blood - or to give me a girlie-girl makeover. But then
the team finally wins a game. And now this fickle town wants me with the big jerk twenty-four seven. Argh. I never slept with him the first time! But no one will listen. Then the grumpy bastard goes and promises to break his no-fan-appearances rule to help raise money for a free health clinic - but only if Im rink-side at every game. Thats not a deal I can turn down. But when the team keeps winning, and I realize theres more to him than his bad reputation, suddenly remembering to keep my real hands off my fake date gets harder and harder to do.
©2019 by Avery Flynn. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Shes got curb appeal. Hes a fixer upper.... From New York Times best-selling author Helena Hunting comes a new kind of love story about flipping houses, taking risks, and landing that special someone whos move-in ready. I Flipping Love You is a sexy, spirited audiobook that will have listeners begging for more! Rian Sutter grew up with the finer things in life. Spending summers in the Hamptons was a normal occurrence for her until her parents lost everything years ago. Now Rian and her sister are getting their life, and finances, back on track through real estate. Not only do they buy and sell houses to the rich and famous but they finally have the capital to flip their very own beachfront property. But when she catches the attention of a sexy stranger who snaps up every house from under her, all bets are off.... Pierce Whitfield doesnt normally demo kitchens, install dry wall, or tear apart a beautiful womans dreams. Hes just a down-on-his-luck lawyer who needed a break from the city and agreed to help his brother work on a few homes in the Hamptons. When he first meets Rian, the attraction is undeniable. But when they start competing for the same pieces of prime real estate, the early sparks turn into full-blown fireworks. Can these passionate rivals turn up the heat on their budding romance - without burning down the house?
©2018 Helena Hunting (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
Can you fall in love while operators are standing by? Kevins a widower doctor with a precocious 12-year-old. Hes just met Mary, his daughters substitute teacher, who is experiencing her first Christmas without her beloved mother. As the holiday season ramps up, the twosome is unaware theyre also both in hot pursuit of a limited edition poinsettia angel being sold on their favorite television shopping channel. For those seeking a Christmas rom-com that leaves you feeling merry and bright. A co-production with MarVista Entertainment.
©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
Can you fall in love like they do in the movies?
It's Evie Summers' job to find out. Because if she can't convince her film agency's biggest client, Ezra Chester, to write the romantic-comedy screenplay he owes producers, her career will be over. The catch? He thinks rom-coms are unrealistic - and he'll only put pen to paper if Evie shows him that it's possible to meet a man in real life the way it happens on the big screen.
Cynical Evie might not believe in happily ever after, but she'll do what it takes to save the job that's been her lifeline...even if it means reenacting iconic rom-com scenes in public. Spilling orange juice on a cute stranger? No problem. Leaving her number in books all over London to see who calls? Done. With a little help from her well-meaning friends - and Ben and Anette, the adorable father-daughter duo who keep witnessing her humiliations - Evie is determined to prove she can meet a man the way Sally met Harry. But can a workaholic who's given up on love find a meet-cute of her very own?
©2019 Rachel Winters (P)2019 Penguin Audio
Wanted: a roommate. Requirements: Dont be a smoker. Thats gross. Dont be a jerk. I have no time to deal with your mood swings. Clean up after yourself. Is it really so hard to put dirty clothes where they belong? If you meet these qualifications, call me. Sincerely, Desperately Seeking Roommate When I put the ad in my universitys newspaper, the last thing I ever expect is for the star football player to respond. From what I know of him, Abel Russo is a womanizer and an absolute jerk. Sadly, hes the only thing stopping me from being evicted by my annoyingly gleeful landlord. It should be easy enough - theres no chance well fall for each other. But then he gives me lingering looks, and I might just be looking back. All I wanted was a roommate, but Im about to get so much more than I bargained for.
©2019 Micalea Smeltzer (P)2019 Micalea Smeltzer
Whats the worst present you can get for your 45th birthday? An online dating profile you didnt want. And Mack was all set to delete it, until a message from Hayden lands in his inbox. Hayden decided the best way to celebrate ending a long, loveless marriage was to have a one-night stand. Pity she didnt count on a sexy fire chief foiling her plans. Neither of them wanted a relationship; such a shame fate didnt get the memo.
©2020 T Gephart (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Garrett Dixon I have it all, or so it seems. A thriving medical practice, money in the bank, and a standing invitation to every social event in Virginia. It doesn't matter that my marriage is a train wreck and my friend circle is limited to my business partner and my brother. You don't need things like love and friends when you're at the top of your field. That's what I thought, until I met Paige. Paige Blackstone I have everything I need. My dream job as a kindergarten teacher, amazing friends, and a volunteering schedule that keeps me constantly on the move. It doesn't matter that I've put my own life on hold to help others. You don't need a relationship when you're trying to make up for the sins of your past. That's what I thought, until I met Garrett. Our choices tried to break us. Our friendship healed us. But will the ghosts of our pasts keep us apart? Or will they be the reason we find a love neither of us saw coming? Contains mature themes.
©2020 Chelle Sloan (P)2021 Tantor
Will a chance reunion lead to more than the HOTTEST night of her life in this sexy second chance romance? Jesse I was the poor kid from the wrong end of town, and she was the little rich girl who thought she was better than me. F--k her, I told my young heart. It wasn't like I'd go without. And I didn't. My bedroom became a revolving door. Years later and she's back in my small town. Well, well, the little rich girl has become a luscious woman with curves I want to lick. Best part of all is she's in a jam and needs my help. Sure, baby. Sure, I think I might have just the tool you need.... Mia He doesn't know it, but I was crazy about him. I only turned him down because I didn't want to be just another notch on his bedpost. Not that it bothered him, with his wicked smile and piercing blue eyes he went on to claim the cherries of so many girls he earned the title of Cherry Popper. After college, I moved to the city, but now I'm back for my friend's wedding, and the first person I run into is him. Oh my, but he's a sight for sore eyes. The grown up Jesse Cooper - all hard muscles and oozing sex appeal - may even be able to fix my...uh...other problem too... A sexy, curvy girl, standalone romance with HEA.
©2018 River Laurent (P)2018 River Laurent
That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star? Turns out he's my son's new music teacher. Oops. But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar - like he owned it. My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and were both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we dont just have chemistry in bed - we connect over everything. That is, until I learn hes the man wholl be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son - the best music lessons money can buy. Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only thats easier said than done. *** I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my students mother naked. After all, Im a single parent too, and I know what its like to put your kid first. Thats what I do every damn day. Trouble is, now that Ive had Mackenzie, its hard - and I do mean hard - to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn shes an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter. All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt. Its all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one. Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops?
©2018 Lauren Blakely (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books
True love is on the line in this charming, laugh-out-loud rom-com - created specifically for the audio format! Paint your toes. Pick up the wrong coffee and bagel order. Drive from Brooklyn to Jersey in traffic so slow you want to tear your hair out. Its amazing all the useless things I can accomplish while on hold for three hours with customer service. Three hours when I should be getting the Date-in-a-Box website ready to launch at the big business expo in a few days. Except my shiny new website is glitching, and my inner rage-monster is ready to scorch some earth...when he finally picks up. Not the robot voice I expected but a real live human named Cal. Hes surprisingly helpful and really knows his stuff, even if hes a little awkward...in an adorable way. And suddenly Im flirting with him? And I think hes flirting back. And suddenly its been hours, and were still on the phone talking and ordering each other takeout while he troubleshoots my website. And suddenly were exchanging numbers and sending texts and DMs every day, leaving voice mails (who even does that anymore?!). And suddenly Im wondering if its possible for two people to fall in love at first talk. Because Im falling...hard.
©2020 Cara Bastone (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.
One determined billionaire.... Hedge fund titan Marcus Carelli knows how to get what he wants, and hes never wanted anything as much as he does Emma. The cat-loving redhead may have walked out of his life, but he's not about to let her go. One wary cat lady.... Bookstore clerk Emma Walsh has had her heart broken by the ruthless billionaire once, and she's not about to forget it. Marcus can chase her down all he likes, but winning her back is another story. One queen-sized bed.... All is fair in love and war, and the new battlefield is a guest room with a single bed. To the winner go the spoils.... Let the games begin.
©2020 Anna Zaires (P)2020 Anna Zaires
Making it up the aisle was the easy part: Rebecca "Bex" Porter must survive her own scandals and adjust to royal British life in this "timely and positively delicious" follow-up to The Royal We that's "just as fun, charming, and delightful as the first" (Taylor Jenkins Reid). After a scandalous secret turns their fairy-tale wedding into a nightmare, Rebecca "Bex" Porter and her husband, Prince Nicholas, are in self-imposed exile. The public is angry. The queen is even angrier. And the press is salivating. Cutting themselves off from friends and family and escaping the world's judgmental eyes feels like the best way to protect their fragile, all-consuming romance. But when a crisis forces the new duke and duchess back to London, the Band-Aid they'd placed over their problems starts to peel at the edges. Now, as old family secrets and new ones threaten to derail her new royal life, Bex has to face the emotional wreckage she and Nick left behind: with the queen, with the world, and with Nick's brother, Freddie, whose sins may not be so easily forgotten - nor forgiven.
©2020 Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (P)2020 Hachette Audio
Everett Monroe cant keep his eyes off his gorgeous tenant. Hed like to put his hands on her, too, but shes prickly, closed-off, and gives new meaning to the word disgruntled. In other words, shes his perfect match, and hell do anything to make her see it, too. Willa Hill has finally left her teen runaway past behind and wants a fresh start - alone. Men are nothing but trouble, and shes had enough man trouble to last a lifetime. Too bad her irresistibly sexy, nerdy-hot landlord doesnt agree. When their mutual yearning becomes a white-hot fling and passion crosses carefully drawn, albeit one-sided boundaries, Everett finds himself in love and Willa finds herself in a pickle. Because, unfortunately, when she returned to Green Valley, her problems came, too. When the past she escaped crashes into the future she finds herself wanting more than anything, will Willa stay in Green Valley? Or will she run away again? Carpentry and Cocktails is a full-length contemporary romance, can be listened to as a stand-alone, and is book five in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
©2020 Smartypants Romance (P)2020 Smartypants Romance
In this steamy, addictive contemporary romance spinning off the New York Times best-selling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, Ryn Jansen must put her trust in the one man she wants - and the one man she can't let herself have. Ryn Jansen has no interest in taking a risk on Boone Sadler. Thanks to a long list of men who've done nothing but let her down, Ryn vows to stay far away from the caring, protective commando. And when Boone confronts Ryn with evidence that her loved ones are conning her, Ryn is less than thrilled - with her family and Boone. But even as Boone proves he's the kind of guy to meet her every need, she doesn't trust him to stay when life gets hard.... Boone Sadler's never been one to back down from a challenge. He's determined to show the funny, sexy Ryn that the irresistible connection between them is worth exploring. But caring for Ryn's heart and body becomes a matter of life and death when Ryn's beloved niece and nephew are put in danger and dirty cops begin gunning for Ryn. Soon Boone realizes their romance is in danger of more than heartbreak - and to have any future together, they'll have to put their trust in each other.
©2020 Kristen Ashley (P)2020 Hachette Audio
Life is serene and peaceful in Rosehill Retirement Home until a handsome 73-year-old gentleman checks in and triggers a raging competition for his affections. Joan, the self-styled boss of the home, sets her sights on making him her fifth husband but is unaware of another who has a prior claim. Pranks are amusing to start with until the "boss" lady realizes she is losing and decides to up the ante and let no stone unturned to get her man.
©2020 Gabi Plumm (P)2021 Gabi Plumm
Eleanor Murray is tired. Tired of going on awkward dates. Tired of meeting men who just arent that into her. Tired of being set up on blind dates by her well-meaning friends. She is a believer of true love, of finding that happily ever after, and she wants it. She deserves it. But at the rate shes going, shes pretty sure its never going to happen. Until a friend creates a profile for Eleanor on a new dating app. At first, shes reluctant. Dating apps arent the way to finding true love, are they? But then she makes a connection on Rate a Date, and this gorgeous, confident guy almost seems too good to be true.... Mitch Anderson has a secret. Hes just moved to Las Vegas for his high-profile job, and after years of playing the field, hes looking for a serious relationship. He wants to find a woman who likes him for who he is, not what he does. Meeting Eleanor on the dating app, hes intrigued. Meeting her in real life while shes in town for a bachelorette weekend, he completely falls for her. Now hes in way over his head. Their chemistry is combustible. They cant keep their hands off each other. But will Eleanor forgive him when she finds out who he really is?
©2020 Monica Murphy (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing
Two neighbors - strangers - with one thing in common: they share a fence. But is that the only thing they share? Nathan Fraser lives a solitary life, never letting anyone get too close. It's safer that way. Kourtney Whyte hides from the world and behind her work, too afraid to really live her life to the fullest. Rejection is what she knows best. But one night, the sound of her soft voice and the tantalizing aroma of her evening meal prove too enticing for Nathan to ignore. So begins their unconventional relationship - talking, learning, texting, and gradually opening up to one another, all over the fence. That is, until the day Nathan braves the high fence to protect Kourtney from her past, and changes everything forever. Can they move forward together, without the buffer of the fence? Or will their pasts prove to be too much of a barrier? Contains mature themes.
©2015 Melanie Moreland (P)2017 Tantor
Have you ever had one of those really bad days at work? You know, one where your sexy AF boss catches you photocopying your backside in his office? No? Just me, then? I blame my bestie and partner-in-chaos. She challenged me with a not-so-innocent dare that I shouldve flat out declined. But Im an adrenaline junkie, and now, here I am. I know it sounds crazy, and daredevil tendencies aside, I definitely went too far to get his attention. But you havent seen him. Colton Wolfe. My boss. Tall, dark, handsome, and with the sexiest British accent Ive ever heard. His only flaw? That hes completely oblivious to whats been right in front of him all along. Me. Well, he was, until a few minutes ago. Remember those good old days? Before I got caught bare-assed and making nice with the copy machine, and before I was totally getting fired? But wait. Maybe Im not. If I can take on the biggest dare of all: making Colton Wolfe fall in love with me.
©2020 Lauren Landish (P)2020 Lauren Landish
Life is smooth sailing until these new roomies find themselves stuck between a rock and a very hard place. Because lusting after the one person you shouldn't ever mess around with - your new roommate - is like cardinal rule number one. Get ready for four complete friends-to-lovers rom-com standalones. The Room Mate - Her best friend's younger brother moves in, and despite being off-limits, he is oh so tempting. The Play Mate - Her older brother's best friend becomes the financial backer to her lingerie company; then, these two office mates decide to become play mates. What's the worst that could happen? The House Mate - He's the hot, single dad, and she's the new live-in nanny. This is swoon-worthy perfection if you like single dad romance! The Soul Mate - The smoking-hot one-night stand she was never supposed to see again? She's pregnant, and hes her hot doctor.
©2017 Kendall Ryan (P)2017 Kendall Ryan
A jock tutor and a determined sorority girl in this fun and sexy college sports romance. Blair What's the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn't be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me. Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class...these are the things I knew about him. What I didn't know is that he is a seriously smart jock. Wes What's the best way to get rid of the peppy and unrelenting girl that keeps asking me to tutor her? If I knew, I wouldn't be staring at her tan legs and attempting to teach her statistics. Sorority girl who's fine as hell, determined, and a ball buster...these are the things I knew about her. What I didn't know is that she is all the things I didn't realize I wanted or needed. Or that one semester with her would change everything.
©2018 Rebecca Jenshak (P)2019 Rebecca Jenshak
Can you fall for someone you've never even met? Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch - an anonymous virtual assistant service - is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson. Although it's against the rules for her to check his file, she's 95 percent sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting...until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic. Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He's still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth - that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won't show her pretty face. But it's nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can't fix. Hailey can't resist the offer. Matt can't resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn't have to. Fire up the kiss cam! Warning: Contains rabid hockey fans, misunderstood dick pics, hockey players at the opera, and exploding ovaries.
©2017 Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Marrying a stranger tops the list of things you should never do in Las Vegas, but I did it anyway. The entire night was my idea. I was the one who suggested a wake-up-with-a-tiger kind of night. Instead, I woke up with a ring on my finger and Vince Rossi in my bed. Vince was nothing like I thought he was and everything I never knew I needed. Suddenly I was falling head-over-heels in love with my accidental husband and the idea of ending this union was the last thing I wanted. I wanted forever. So what if we barely knew each other? Statistically speaking, our odds were as good as anyones. Until the annulment papers landed on my doorstep....
©2018 Jana Aston (P)2018 Jana Aston
They're hot, British, and ready for action. Chance. Reese. Dane. The Dixon brothers aren't looking for love, but when sexy American girls cross their paths, the passion is explosive. Experience the first three books in the Hot Brits series, with bonus chapters to leave you wanting more! One Hot Chance One Friday night, after a horrible day at work, Elena decides to cheer herself up with a one-night stand with a hot stranger. The guy who propositions her has a scorching bod and a sexy British accent. Cheered up? Check. Until Monday morning, when she walks into the office, and there he is. Her one-nighter is her boss's ex-husband, Chance Dixon. One Hot Roomie Reese Dixon wants to score an American girl like his brother Chance did, but only for a bit of fun, not a relationship. When a miscommunication forces Reese to share an apartment with Elena's best friend, Arden Clover Pesti, the sexy little American seems like the perfect candidate for two weeks of hot sex. The problem? Arden is a virgin. And slightly insane. One Hot Crush Dane Dixon needs a trophy girlfriend to hang on his arm, as publicity for his company. Asking his sexy personal assistant to take on the job might not be the best idea ever. For two months, Rika Solberg will pretend to be hot for him, pretend to adore him, pretend to love making out with him. They shouldn't enjoy it so much, but nothing can stop the sizzling chemistry that erupts between them.
©2020 Lisa A. Shiel (P)2020 Jacobsville Books
The sparkling and heartfelt romantic comedy debut from Lily Menon, Make Up Break Up.... Love, romance, second chances, fairy-tale endings
these are the things Annika Dev believes in. Her app, Make Up, has been called the Google Translate for failing relationships. High efficiency break-ups, flashy start-ups, penthouses, fast cars...these are the things Hudson Craft believes in. His app, Break Up, is known as the Uber for break-ups. Its wildly successful - and anathema to Annikas life philosophy. Which wouldnt be a problem if theyd gone their separate ways after that summer fling in Las Vegas, never to see each other again. Unfortunately for Annika, Hudsons moving not just into her office building, but into the office right next to hers. And hell be competing at the prestigious EPIC investment pitch contest: A contest Annika needs to win if she wants to keep Make Up afloat. As if its not bad enough seeing his irritatingly perfect face on magazine covers when her own business is failing. As if knowing he stole her idea and twisted it into something vile - and monumentally more successful - didnt already make her stomach churn. As the two rival app developers clash again and again - and again - Annika finds herself drawn into Hudson Crafts fast-paced, high velocity, utterly shallow world. Only, from up close, he doesnt seem all that shallow. Could it be that everything she thought about Hudson is completely wrong? Could the creator of Break Up teach her what true loves really about? A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press A delightful, clever enemies-to-lovers romcom full of Menons trademark sunshine with a bit of extra heat, Make Up Break Up will make you swipe right. (Casey McQuiston, New York Times best-selling author of Red, White & Royal Blue)
©2021 Lily Menon (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
A sexy new forbidden romance from number one NYT best-selling author Lauren Blakely.... It seemed like a good idea at the time.... As the teams publicist, I need a football player to be the face of our charity calendar, and Jones Beckett needs a savvy PR woman to manage his new sponsorship deal. A simple give and take, and Im sure Ill have no problem following my iron-clad rule - dont date a player. And never ever fall for one. No matter how charming, big-hearted, and devilishly clever the man is. But you know what they say about best laid plans.... Once I start spending my off-season days and nights with Jones, Im following a brand new playbook, one that has me falling hard for the incorrigible flirt - heart, body, and mind. Thats against the rules, and now what seemed like a bright idea has turned into a dangerously forbidden one. It was supposed to be an I-scratch-her-back-she-scratched-mine kind of arrangement. And man, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road. Now, were back in town, and its time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I cant risk this deal. Trouble is, I want more than just another night with her. Whats a guy to do when he's always been most likely to score, but the woman hes falling for is way off limits?
©2018 Lauren Blakely (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books
Caden Madden is the epitome of a Southern gentleman. Polite. Respectable. With an undeniable sexiness and country-bred abs that could only be the result of a hardworking rancher. The only thing you can't rely on this cowboy for is relationship advice. No woman has ever come close to making him want to settle down...until her. Cordelia Sugar Rose is as sweet as her name. Or at least she used to be. This Southern belle is taking back control of her life. Too bad her improper thoughts are clouding her judgement, encouraging her to throw her morals - and panties - out the window. One naughty kiss and she finds herself in a fiery predicament she never saw coming. With both keeping secrets neither is prepared to share, the passionate air is thick with confusion. But, if two people have sex, can they still be friends? Or does seeing each other naked make for a situation too complicated to categorize? Contains mature themes.
©2020 Sherelle Green (P)2020 Tantor
What if you had a second chance with the one who got away? Bens always loved December, but this year, with his relationship with Daphne on the rocks, its missing its usual magic. So when he runs into his old friend Alice the one that got away Ben cant help but wonder what would have happened if hed done things differently all those years ago. He never imagines he might get to find out...but when a stranger sells Ben a mysterious watch one freezing winters night, hes astonished to wake up the next morning on 5th December 2005: the day he first kissed Daphne, leaving Alice behind. Now Ben must make the biggest decision of his life, all over again. But this time around, will he finally find the courage to follow his heart? Two loves. Two lives. One destiny....
©2020 Tom Ellen (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a smart, emotional contemporary romance about finding love with the most unlikely of people. As kids, they hated each other. Macon Saint was beautiful, but despite his name, Delilah knew he was the devil. That he dated her slightly evil sister, Samantha, was no picnic either. When they broke up, it was a dream come true: Delilah never had to see him again. Ten years later, her old enemy sends a text. Delilah's sister has stolen a valuable heirloom from Macon, now a rising Hollywood star, and he intends to collect his due. One problem: Sam has skipped town. Sparks still sizzle between Macon and Delilah, only this heat feels alarmingly like unwanted attraction. But Delilah is desperate to keep her weak-hearted mother from learning of her sister's theft. So she proposes a deal: she'll pay off the debt by being Macon's personal chef and assistant. It's a recipe for disaster, but Macon can't stop himself from accepting. Even though Delilah clearly hates him, there's something about her that feels like home. Besides, they're no longer kids, and what once was a bitter rivalry has the potential to be something sweeter. Something like forever.
©2020 Kristen Callihan (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Everyone wants that special someone.... Annie Higgins has given up on love: shes too busy trying to get her own business off the ground. But - infuriated by the advertising agency across the hall making fun of her job - Annie accepts their crazy challenge: to make a random stranger Instagram-famous in just 30 days. And even when they choose Dr Samuel Page PhD, historian and hater of social media as her target, Annies determined to win the bet - whether Sam likes it or not. But getting to know Sam means getting to know more about herself. And before the 30 days are out, Annie has to make a decision about whats really important.... Funny, real and heart-meltingly romantic, Annie and Sams story is My Fair Lady for the social media age - and the perfect summer listen.
©2018 Lindsey Kelk (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Reese Bradford is a typical Bradford: He enjoys his food, is easy on the eyes, and has a killer smile, but there's one thing about him that he doesn't want anyone to know about, which of course is the first thing that his ex-fiancée makes sure that everyone finds out about after she leaves him for his best friend. Out of options, he reluctantly heads out of town to spend the summer in the cottage that he'd rented for his honeymoon, only to find himself tormented by a woman who never should have crossed his mind twice. More intrigued than he'd ever thought possible, he can't help but wonder about the woman who made him smile.
©2017 Delectable Rerum Industries, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
"[Narrator Rebecca] Gibel has a knack for character voices, clearly distinguishing between them and keeping the listener engaged.... An overall enjoyable listen." (AudioFile Magazine) What happens when your love life becomes the talk of the town? As birthdays go, this years for radio producer Everly Dean hit rock-bottom. Worse than the tonsillectomy birthday. Worse than the birthday her parents decided to split (the first time). But catching your boyfriend cheating on you with his assistant? Even clichés sting. But this is Everlys year! She wont let her anxiety hold her back. Shell pitch her podcast idea to her boss. Theres just one problem. Her boss Chris is very cute. (Of course). Also, he's extremely distant (which means he hates her, right? Or is that the anxiety talking)? And, Stacey the DJ didnt mute the mic during Everlys rant about Simon the Snake (syn: cheating ex). Thats three problems. Suddenly, people are lining up to date her, Bachelorette-style, fans are voting (Reminder: never leave house again), and her interest in Chris might be a two-way street. Its a lot for a woman who could gold medal in people avoidance. Shes going to have to fake it till she makes it to get through all of this. Perhaps, shell make a list: The 10 Rules for Faking It. Because, sometimes making the rules can find you happiness when you least expect it. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Griffin A funny, sweet rom-com from a fresh, sparkling new voice. (Andie J. Christopher, USA Today best-selling author of Not The Girl You Marry) "A wholesome, slow-burn romance that will warm your heart.... This is a Hallmark movie in book form." (USA Today best-selling author Helen Hoang)
©2021 Sophie Sullivan (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
A note, a pair of panties, and a date. When Quinns efforts to set up her best friend go awry, she finds herself with a crazy blind date. Could the mystery man be her soul mate? Nothing like an adventure, and at the very least, she is going to have some fun with it.
©2020 T. Gephart (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Can you find real love when you've always got your head in the clouds? Maybell Parish has always been a dreamer and a hopeless romantic. But living in her own world has long been preferable to dealing with the disappointments of real life. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start. Yet when she arrives, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the house falling apart around her, but she isn't the only inheritor: She has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who's as grouchy as he is gorgeous - and it turns out he has a very different vision for the property's future. Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than the other dying wishes Great-Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley's scowls, and as the two slowly begin to let their guard down, they might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one's comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.
©2021 Sarah Hogle (P)2021 Penguin Audio
St Aidan: a cosy Cornish village where friendships are made for life and its always cocktail hour somewhere.... Return to your favourite little wedding shop by the sea for love, laughter and a romance to sweep you off your feet! Its the most romantic day of the year, but the girls arent just gearing up for Valentines Day and a busy wedding season ahead, its also the 10-year anniversary of their beloved shop! Jess is planning the party of the decade, and with the champagne and cocktails flowing, sparks are going to fly...and not just from the fireworks display!
©2020 Jane Linfoot (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Some men are born responsible; some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap. Hes not handling it well. Hoping to help her grandson rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him "space" - but while the Queen's away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own: Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition. A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods, all gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara; only one will capture the handsome prince's heart. While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight for his affection, it's the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner - with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint - who catches his eye. The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit...and her naughty sense of humor. But Rome wasn't built in a day, and irresponsible royals aren't reformed overnight. As he endeavors to right his wrongs, words take on new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like duty, honor, and, most of all, love.
©2017 Emma Chase (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio
Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all. Half-reaper, half-vampire Kora Dupree has made big changes in her life. Shes on good terms with her previously estranged father and taken on all kinds of adult responsibilities. But when an opportunity to find out the truth about her late mother comes along, she cant resist pursuing it. Even when it means returning to her somewhat dubious ways. Vampire Greyson Garrett knows the bad but beautiful Kora is up to something. Hes wise to her games. After all, her father has hired Greyson numerous times to save Kora from all the sticky situations shes gotten herself into. If she were just
better-behaved he could see himself falling for her. Hard. Even though Kora promises shes changed, Greyson has his doubts. So much so that he follows her one fateful night and gets pulled into her latest scheme. Its not like he hasnt been here before, but this time he swears its her last chance to prove shes different. Koras new adventure sends them on a treasure hunt that takes them all over the globe, and in the course of their travels, they realize how good things are when they work together. But will that all change when the adventure is over? Are they really in love? Or just addicted to the rush?
©2019 Kristen Painter (P)2019 Kristen Painter
Never trust a bad boy. Thats what Beauty Influencer Lizzie Danvers tells her YouTube subscribers after getting dumped on Instagram. Lizzie may have the devils luck in choosing men, but shes determined to prove that the age-old once a playboy, always a playboy theory is bulletproof. All she needs is 30 days and one sexy commitment-phobe to do it... By day, Gage Harvey helps his twin at Inked on Bourbon, tattooing butterflies onto every female under the age of 30. By night, he works for New Orleans Special Operations Division, fulfilling a family legacy to protect his city. Relationships arent on his radar - until the hot-as-hell woman on his tattoo table glances up at him, a butterfly half-inked on her butt, and propositions him. Gage should say no - nothing good ever comes from entertaining crazy women. But for the sake of playboys everywhere, hell take one for the team, and prove to Miss Lizzie Danvers that bad boys are the only men who will tempt you with forever. Tempt Me with Forever is the fourth book in the NOLA Heart series, but can be listened to as a standalone. It features laugh-out-loud characters, a bad boy who will sweep you off your feet, and a romance guaranteed to melt your listening device and make you smile. One hot cop and an HEA guaranteed! Cover design: Najla Qamber Designs.
©2017 Maria Luis (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Best-selling author R.L. Mathewson takes on the impossible with the Anger Management series. For listeners who love to see someone who's been to hell and back finally get their happy ending. Sometimes you have to go through hell to get what you want.... Everyone has something in their past that they'd like to forget, but for Kylie Davis there's no escaping her past. It followed her everywhere, determined to destroy her, and to make sure that she paid for the one thing that her family could never forgive her for. Being born. The last thing that Hunter O'Mallery needed was an assistant, but thanks to the deal that he never should have made, he has one. As long as she stayed out of way, he'd been more than happy to leave her alone, but now that she's caught his attention, he couldnt stop thinking about her. She intrigued him, drove him out of his mind, and he'd do anything to save her.
©2012 Rerum Carta Industries, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
They call me the sugar whisperer. Anything your tongue desires, I can bake it. Scones? Child's play. Cupcakes? I'll frost them so good you won't know what hit you. Donuts? Please! You're talking to a master baker. But there's one egg I've never been able to crack. My best friend. Correction: my former best friend. She's the apple in my pie. The whip in my cream. The lemon in my meringue. The wish in my bone. She's the one who got away. After ten years in the military, she's back. She's bruised and battered by life, but she's back. Except, she's not my second chance. She's gone to the dark side. Running a rival bakery in a town not big enough for two. So, now I have to decide - which do I want more? My bakery? Or the woman I never should've let go in the first place? Master Baker is a deliciously fun friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy featuring a smooth-talking baker, the one who got away, and a goat with more matchmaking tendencies than a nosy old grandpa. It stands alone with no cheating or cliff-hangers.
©2019 Pippa Grant (P)2019 Pippa Grant
New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely is back, with an irresistible standalone romance in this all-star production. Revel in a full cast of 12 fan favorite performersled by award-winning narrators Andi Arndt and Sebastian York. Leo Hennessey, a charming but introspective executive at a chocolate company, is familiar with rule number one of the Man Code: No matter how beautiful, smart, and witty, never fall in love with your best friends woman. Lulu Diamond, for example, the now former wife of one of his fondest friends. Despite Leo secretly pining for this quirky and bold free spirit, she is definitely off-limits. Then Lulu decides to restart her life and fulfill her dream of opening a chocolate shopand lands back in Leos life in a big, unexpected way. Keep listening for an exclusive backstage conversation with Arndt and York, the electric duo whose chemistry as Lulu and Leo is too delicious to resist. This audiobook is performed by: Andi Arndt (Lulu), Sebastian York (Leo), Erin Mallon (Ginny), R.C. Bray (George), January Lavoy (Kingsley), Dion Graham (Cameron), Shane East (Dean), Jason Clarke (Tripp), Joe Arden (Noah), Julia Whelan (Tabitha), Robin Miles (Mariana and Vivian), and Savannah Peachwood (RaeLynn).
©2018 Lauren Blakely (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books
Twenty-six-year-old Gaby Barreto might be a lot of things (loyal, sarcastic, one of the guys, and a pain in the butt, depending on which family member you ask), but dumb isn't one of them. When her twin brother invites her to go on tour as his band's merch girl, she isn't exactly screaming at the top of her lungs with joy. But with no job opportunities pounding on her door, an ex-boyfriend she would still like to castrate, and no end in sight to moving out of her parents' house in Dallas, it would be dumb to say no to the chance of a lifetime. Two bands, three continents, one tour. Spending the next 90-plus days with three beloved idiots and eight complete strangers shouldn't be a big deal, right? If only the singer of the headlining band didn't have tattoos, a great personality, and a fantastic body, and if he weren't so funny.... Let's be real: Gaby never had a chance against Sacha Malykhin.
©2015 Mariana Zapata (P)2015 Tantor
I'm not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland. Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends. So what is Chris "Fletch" Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he's pattern matching a picture to find a real person he's never met before? Oh. Oh, no. The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname. That's right. Feisty -- More from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent as Fiona "Feisty" Gaskill gets her chance at love - drop-kick included.
©2019 Julia Kent (P)2020 Julia Kent
Parker Cruse despises cheaters. It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister. After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act 26. Step one: Move out of her parents' house. Step two: Find a job. Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He's an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it's a dirty word. He also has a wife. Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus - again. Step three: Don't judge. Step four: Remember - when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.
©2017 Jewel E. Ann (P)2017 Jewel E. Ann
Emma is super pretty, super smart, and super rich. So WHY is she kidnapping the billionaire she just bought in the bachelor auction? Thirteen years before Emma Dumas bought me in a bachelor auction to teach me a lesson, she stole my heart down on Key West. I fell so hard for this girl, I made all the promises. Only with Emma, I really meant them. And then I disappeared. But it wasnt my fault. Lets just call my reason Family Business. Id tell you what that business is, but then Id have to kill you. Just kidding. I cant tell you what my family business is because its so secret, even I dont know. My point is...I didnt ghost. It was a weird twist of circumstances. And OK, yes. I did hook up with pretty much every girl on the island that week. But after I met Emma, I was ruined. Shes the only one I wanted. Its been 13 years. Im a changed man. I STILL want her. I have ALWAYS wanted her. But its kind of hard to tell her that with a gag in my mouth and a hood over my head. Jesse features a bachelor auction gone wrong, four smart ladies who botch a crazy revenge kidnapping, a fancy power dream date with fast cars, private jets, and expensive yachts, lots of ex-sex, and a happily ever after that proves...sometimes the best man for the job is a woman. Includes a special bonus note from the author.
©2019 JA Huss (P)2019 Oh My Audiobooks
I couldn't have scripted a more perfect night. For one fantastic evening, at a masquerade party in the heart of Manhattan, I'm not the millionaire everyone wants a piece of. Fine - multimillionaire. But who's counting all those commas? Not me, and not the most intriguing woman I've ever met, who happens to like dancing, witty banter, and hot, passionate up-against-the-wall sex as much as I do. There's no need for names or business cards. And that's why I'm eager to get to know her more, since my mystery woman seems to like me for me, rather than for my huge...bank account. Everything's coming up aces. Until the next day, when things get a little complicated. (Newsflash - a lot complicated.) *** He's charming, brilliant, and an incredible lover, and right now, I want to stab fate in the eyeballs. I've had one goal I've been working toward, and lo and behold, my mystery man is the very person who stands between me and my dream job. A job I desperately need since my hard-knock life has nothing in common with his star-kissed one. But it's time to put that fairy-tale night behind me and focus on learning what makes him tick. Too bad it turns out his quirks are my quirks, and his love affair with New York matches mine. And as we spend our days together, I discover something else that feels like a cruel twist of fate - I'm falling for this naughty prince charming, and that's not an ending I can write to our story. This audiobook includes the bonus novella Most Irresistible Guy, which is only available in audio in this edition of Come as You Are.
©2018 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books
It's been 10 days, two hours and 43 minutes since Tansy got dumped. Two heartbreaking weeks since Renzo, who made her weak at the knees and dizzy with excitement, found out Tansys secret - and ended it on the spot. Since then, shes spent every evening scrolling through their old photos, drunk texted him 26 times (he stopped reading after five), and lost count of how many packets of Kleenex shes cried her way through. But while shes busy pretending, Tansys plan is thrown a major curveball. She has to learn the hard way that its not her, its him - and that sometimes, a breakup can end up being the making of you.
©2019 Sophie Ranald (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd
Love Is All You Need - oder doch eher: Love Is A Battlefield? Neben der Musik gab es für Zoë immer nur eine Liebe: Simon, ihren besten Freund. Aber bevor sie es ihm sagen konnte, zog er weg - und Zoë blieb wie eine zerkratzte Schallplatte an ihren Gefühlen hängen. Nun ist Simon wieder in London - frisch geschieden und so liebenswert wie einst. Doch ständig kommen Zoë der unausstehliche PR-Manager Nick, ihre hochzeitsbesessene Familie oder die Big Fat Greek Wedding ihres Bruders in die Quere. Und je schwieriger es für Zoë und Simon wird, desto mehr gilt: "Love Is All Around"...
©2020 Aufbau Verlag GmbH & Co KG, Berlin. Übersetzung von Annette Hahn (P)2020 Aufbau Verlag GmbH & Co KG, Berlin
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of Just Friends. Friends do nice things for each other, right? Thats what Polly Bowman tells herself when she agrees to be her friend Baileys fake girlfriend to help him keep a promise to his family. After all, Bailey has always supported her through difficult times he even knows about her secret singing sessions at the local speakeasy bar. But maintaining a fake relationship isnt easy, and when Pollys meddling but well-meaning group of friends throw her and Bailey together as best man and maid-of-honour for an upcoming wedding, Polly soon realises shes going to have to confront a few long-kept secrets head on....
©2020 Lucy Keeling (P)2020 Soundings
The grad student, the jock, and some winter fun.... Drew My new job at the bistro is fun. The owners are good guys, and the staff is made up primarily of boisterous water polo players. I know nothing about the sport except theres a Speedo involved, and Liam likes to wear his everywhere. Yes...Liam - the chatty, handsome, utterly charming waiter I cant seem to stop thinking about. Ugh. Note to self - do not fall for another younger man. Liam Getting Drew to notice me hasnt been easy. Hes a little intense, and he knows how to keep his distance. Something tells me hes not immune - hes just stubborn. Maybe a weekend of bonding on the ski slopes will win him over. And if I can get him to come out in winter, I might be able to convince him that we have a chance at something special. Out in Winter is a low-angst MM bisexual romance starring an oh-so-serious grad student, a goofball water polo player, and a little winter magic. This story is part of the Out in College series, but each can be listened to as a stand-alone.
©2021 Lane Hayes (P)2021 Lane Hayes
Ren The moment I met her, I knew Frankie Zeferino was someone worth waiting for. Deadpan delivery, secret heart of gold, and a rare one-dimpled smile that makes my knees weak, Frankie has been forbidden since the day she and I became coworkers, meaning waiting has been the name of my game - besides hockey, that is. I'm a player on the team, she's on staff, and as long as we work together, dating is off-limits. But patience has always been my virtue. Frankie won't be here forever - she's headed for bigger, better things. I just hope that when she leaves the team and I tell her how I feel, she won't want to leave me behind, too. Frankie I've had a problem at work since the day Ren Bergman joined the team: a six foot three hunk of happy with a sunshine smile. I'm a grumbly grump, and his ridiculously good nature drives me nuts, but even I can't entirely ignore that hot tamale of a ginger with icy eyes, the perfect playoff beard, and a body built for sin that he's annoyingly modest about. Before I got wise, I would have tripped over myself to get a guy like Ren, but with my diagnosis, I've learned what I am to most people in my life - a problem, not a person. Now, opening my heart to anyone, no matter how sweet, is the last thing I'm prepared to do.
©2020 Chloe Liese (P)2020 Tantor
A twist of fate proves wildly explosive in New York Times bestselling author CD Reisss smart and sexy Hollywood romance about the cost of running from your past to get to your dreams. Cutting all ties, Kayla Montgomery drives cross-country to Los Angeles. New start. New life. And an unexpected new job: assistant to Justin Beckett. The Justin Beckett. The boy band rebel with the cocky attitude and dreamy bed head who casts a spell over his fans and tests the patience of his handlers. Now at the peak of Mount Adulthood, he has to build a clean-cut, movie star image. Its in his contract. No partying. No attitude. No groupies. To tie it together, he needs a normal girl. Suddenly, Kaylas swept up in Justins glamorous world, and his arms. But the most dizzying thing is Justin himself. Sweet, generous, reliable, and as eager to shed his past as Kayla is hers. About that.... Those ties she thought shed cut? Theyve followed her across the country with her secrets in tow, and theyre about to test Kaylas courage, Justins loyalty, and a love that wasnt part of the deal.
©2020 Flip City Media Inc. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Warning: one dirty-talking detective and one feisty crime lab technician collide in the second installment to the sizzling NOLA Heart series! Mixing business with pleasure just got a little hotter down in the Big Easy... Nathan Danvers has cultivated a certain, sexy reputation among the ladies in New Orleans. As a former marine and current detective for the New Orleans PD, Nathan is just fine with being the guy women take home to bed, but not the guy they take home to meet the parents. Its exactly what he wants - until he spots the black-haired beauty, Jade. Jade Harper is over men. After four years too many with her ex, shes ready for a fresh start. Goodbye Miami; hello New Orleans. Everything is perfect, including her new job with the NOPD - until she meets Nathan Danvers. Jade isnt looking for Mr. Right - hell, shes not even looking for Mr. Right Now - but this hot cop has a way of blurring the lines between lust and love. Will he tempt her to take a chance? Or will the shadows lingering in Nathan's dark eyes prove that some closely guarded secrets are better left hidden? Cover design: Najla Qamber Designs.
©2017 Maria Luis (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Eddie: Cancel your dinky-little roomette on the train. Im booking us two of the big bedroom suites. Birdie: Ill cancel it after youve booked the other sleeper rooms. And reimburse you. Eddie: Dont worry about it. Just cancel your tickets. I got this. Round trip. Im on the Amtrak website right now. Birdie: You dont have to leave NYC when I do! Youll hardly be able to spend any time with your Instagram girlfriend who you've never met! Eddie: Its fine. Shell be fine with it. Cancel your tickets. Birdie: You arent going to stop texting me until Ive canceled them, are you? Eddie: Damn right Im not. Just do it. You can thank me later.... Eddie: Um. Did you cancel your tickets? Birdie: Yes, Edward. I canceled them. Eddie: Okay, because it turns out they only had one family bedroom from LA to Chicago. But the good news is I booked it for us. Its the biggest room they had. The bad news is I booked it for us. And its the only sleeper room they have left now. Eddie: In related news, there was also only one room left from Chicago to New York. Eddie: Hands up if youre excited! *man raising hand emoji* Birdie: I am so mad at you right now.... Birdie: Ive compiled a list of ground rules re: shared train bedroom. Check your email; please read carefully; and refer to it again on the ninth of February. Thank you. Eddie: *nerd face emoji* Received. I have some notes. This audiobook has dual narration, with portions that are duet-style.
©2021 Kayley Loring (P)2021 Kayley Loring
Liz Parker doesn't like surprises, but winning the lottery isn't something she would complain about. Before she has time to think about how to spend her new fortune, she's hit with an even bigger shock than unexpected wealth. She has three months to live unless she finds a one-in-a-million bone-marrow donor. While her medical team scrambles to locate her miracle, Liz throws together a bucket list, charters a private jet, and takes off to see the world. The journey of a lifetime holds even more surprises, including the hunky pilot she's falling for at the most inconvenient time. Will Liz die before she can realize her happily-ever-after, or will the universe come through for her one more time? Find out in this humorous tale of true love and adventure!
©2019 Rich Amooi (P)2021 Tantor
I'm a billionaire, not a security expert, but even I know my all-American girlfriend taking me down in one smooth move and speaking fluent Russian is suspicious. The worst part? I don't seem to care when I've got her alone, up against the wall with my hand fisted in her hair. Then there's the little matter of the two gun-toting Russians after us. I guess this is what I should expect for owing my Navy SEAL buddy Zane a favor. Fans who have already listened to Hot SEALs series will be familiar with Brent and the favor he owes Zane.
©2017 Cat Johnson (P)2020 Cat Johnson
By the best-selling author of the romantic comedy Stop the Wedding! (now a Hallmark Channel movie) and Coma Girl (in TV series development) and 100 other romance and mystery novels comes Factory Girl, a poignant story of a working single mom in a small town who dares to dream big. Hi there. I'm Hattie Morehead, and for a 19-year-old, I've screwed up my life pretty good, so far. I grew up in a town in Tennessee the size of a mud puddle, and I'd planned to be somewhere else, by now, doing something important. Instead, I got myself pregnant, dropped out of high school, and took a job at the same sewing factory that sucked the life out of my mother and my grandmother. My relatives are shady, my friends are freaks, and my romantic prospects are dim. But this small-town girl has big dreams: Someday, I'm gonna get out of here. Someday, everyone will know my name. Because, someday instead of sewing designer clothes for minimum wage, I'll have my own clothing line. I admit, at times, that day seems far, far away. But I'm gonna make it happen. I simply have to. For now, I'm hanging in and hanging on...by a thread. Factory Girl: long hours, low pay...and big dreams. This story will make you laugh and cry and cheer.
©2020 Stephanie Bond (P)2020 Stephanie Bond
I'm a computer nerd who can't keep a girlfriend, but now I've got the best job ever as assistant manager at Au Naturel Naturist Resort. As a naturist - aka nudist - I'm right at home here. Until Mara Severins shows up. She's wicked hot, but the girl thinks "naturist" means birdwatching, and when she catches her first glimpse of all the naked guests here, she freaks out. What else can I do? My job, that's what. I take care of the guests, which means I have to babysit Mara. It would help if I didn't develop an, um, embarrassing condition every time I see her. She's an uptight city girl at a rural nudist resort, so yeah...mission control, we've got a problem. Her wacky hang-ups drive me almost as crazy as her sexy body does. Then she kisses me. Then I kiss her. And then things start to get out of hand, and the line between assistant manager and guest gets awfully blurry. Natural Impulse is the second book in the Au Naturel Trilogy of romantic comedies from Anna Durand, best-selling author of the Hot Scots series.
©2020 Lisa A. Shiel (P)2020 Jacobsville Books
Lets do a calendar, they said. Itll be fun, they said. Well, they - i.e., Kilgore Police Departments public relations specialists - were wrong. Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas, cant help calling him Mr. January. Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob? It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women wont stay away. It was the worst time of her life. Rowen Roberts had finally admitted to herself that the man she loved would never love her back. She was just fired from her job for violating client confidentiality, and to make matters worse, shes held up at gunpoint in a convenience store where she only wanted some ice cream to help mask the pain. The moment the gun is pressed to her forehead, she knows she has a decision to make. Follow the rules and maybe possibly live, or go down swinging where at least she can salvage just a little bit of her dignity. And when Mr. January himself tells her to do what the gunman says, shes had enough. Rowen has never really been a girl that does what shes told. Mr. January wont have to save her. She can dang well save herself.
©2020 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
"An amazing, outstanding, all consuming, addicting and downright SEXY read!" ~Sassy Little Book Nerd
A washed-up model at the age of 27, Oliver Connely has gone from being a household name to barely making the rent. Its time to think fast - and cash in big - with a cant-miss idea inspired by the passion he sees in a handful of romance novel fans. Book Boyfriend Incorporated is born.
Except for the unexpected glitches Olivers business plan doesnt cover - like falling for one of his lonely lady clients, Bailey Hardin, a politicians wife whos as smart and loyal as she is beautiful and sexy. Their chemistry, instant and scorching, is already a problem - but when Baileys husband turns up dead, the pair quickly learns theyre facing more than a simple PR nightmare.
The mess intensifies when Olivers best friend decides to put a bid in for the freshly vacated city manager position, ensuring Oliver is now caught between his longtime best friend and his new ladylove. The clock is ticking, and the political scandal is growing. Tough decisions must be made - especially because, for the first time in Olivers life, matters of his heart are on the line.
Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. Theyre the perfect bedside read, a quick blush for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
©2019 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Hes a Hollywood heartthrob. Shes a cowgirl with an attitude. Gasoline, meet fire. Jamey is all kinds of swoon-worthy. Jamey I survived bouts with amateurs and pro fighters both in and out of the ring. I survived the sharks, the divas, and the paparazzi in Hollywood. I survived the foster-care system growing up in Chino. But theres a good chance I wont survive this month. What was I thinking signing a contract to play the lead in a Western? A Western! With horses! My sexy AF instructor could make the required riding lessons enjoyable, if she didnt hate me on sight. As it stands, the damn woman might actually be trying to kill me...and yet here I am, back for another lesson. Maisie Men are trouble. Good-looking bad boys are extra trouble. That goes for my ex and definitely for my new student, self-centered movie star Jamey Garret. The mans messing with my head - I mean, my herd. If I werent a single mom with dreams of something better, Mr. Heartthrob would be out of here. But for the amount hes paying me to teach him to look as good on horseback as he does everywhere else, I can keep it professional for a month. The disruption he brings to my life is only temporary. I know as fast as he appeared, he will move on to the next woman in a long line, and good riddance. At least my head knows that. Its the rest of my body Im having trouble convincing. Don't miss Hot SEAL in Hollywood in the Hot SEALs series, where listeners first meet Jamey Garret!
©2019 Cat Johnson (P)2020 Cat Johnson
Enjoy heart-meltingly beautiful and toe-curlingly sexy romance in Tempted by Love, an emotionally riveting story about a man who has lost it all and carries a torturous secret, a divorced single mother who has everything to lose, and the little girl who helps them heal. Fall in love on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, midnight rendezvous, and the sexy, sharp-witted Steeles. In Tempted by Love: Years ago, best-selling author Jack Jock Steele lost his girlfriend and baby in a horrific accident that drove a wedge between Jock and his family, keeping him from sharing a devastating secret. An aging philanthropist saved him from the brink of despair, and for a decade Jock cared for his ailing friend who became his family. Now his friend has passed away and left him a fortune - on the condition that he publishes another book. Jock is floundering, unsure how to rebuild the life hed walked away from, much less find his muse, have another relationship with a woman, or even think about having a family of his own. But he cant get his sweet, sexy new friend, single mother Daphne Zablonski out of his head, and her adorable toddler must know something he doesnt, because she wraps her tiny fingers around his heart and wont let go. Daphne has been through the wringer with her ex-husband and doesnt believe true love is in the cards for her. Friends she can handle, but letting a man see her mom bod naked? Especially someone as strikingly handsome and unbelievably sexy as Jock? No, thank you. Besides, she has a toddler to chase after and enough fictional boyfriends to fill her lonely nights. If only her book boyfriends could make her body tingle the way one look from her mysterious neighbor does. As Jock and Daphnes friendship turns to something too tempting to deny, their lives take an unexpected turn. Can a man who has lost everything find redemption with a woman who has everything to lose? And then theres that secret....
©2020 Melissa Foster (P)2020 Melissa Foster
I dare you to find me the perfect match, she said. Luke O'Connor has never turned down a dare. Ever. But that was before his last deployment left the charming playboy a shell of his former self. Now he just wants to be left alone - no hookups, no relationships. Single mother and the CEO of New Orleans' hottest lingerie boutique, Anna Bryce has it all - except a business can't keep her warm at night. She's determined to find Mr. Right, but can't fight her attraction to Mr. All Wrong, the wounded veteran who says he's not into her. I dare you to kiss me, she said. I dare you to love me. All Luke has to do is resist her dare - but for the first time in his life, he's betting on losing. Cover design: Najla Qamber Designs.
©2017 Maria Luis (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
I didnt mean to see him naked - it was an accident. It had to be, right? Because Noah McCormick and I have never been anything more than friends. In all the years Ive known him, hes never once laid a finger on me. And even though he was a cute lifeguard at 16 and a hotter-than-hell sheriffs deputy at 34, he's always been that protective guy I could trust to keep his hands to himself. I never wanted to mess with that. Until I walked in on him getting out of the shower and saw his hard, muscular body totally bare and dripping wet. At that moment I never wanted to mess with anything so badly in my entire life. I should have covered my eyes. Said I was sorry. At the very least, I could have handed him a towel. After all, I was only in town for a few days, and he was just doing me a favor by escorting me to my sisters wedding. It wasnt a real date. But I didnt apologize. And he didnt cover up. (Talk about a hot mess.) After all those years of being just friends, suddenly were insatiable. Hes made it clear hes not interested in romance. Which is fine with me because Ive got a plane ticket back to my real life at the end of the week. Its all in fun...or is it?
©2019 Melanie Harlow (P)2019 Melanie Harlow
He's wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry. Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry. He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed. She's wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying. Nothing ever goes right for Lark. Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate. That clean slate came courtesy of a secret organization that specializes in helping abused women find a way out. They set her up with a whole new life. It just turns out that it happened to be right smack dab in the middle of another woman's old one. That woman also happens to be down on her luck, something that Lark learns the hard way when on her first day there, her car is towed by a handsome stranger. It's been two years since she's felt any kind of sexual attraction toward a man, and she reacts badly. We're talking full-on, hysterical breakdown as he loads her car onto his tow truck while looking at her like she's lost it. Maybe being crazy isn't all that bad. The next thing she knows, she's spending time with the sexy stranger, and life couldn't be better - even though she still doesn't have a car. She thinks she's in the clear, that she's got it all figured out...well, that is, until her ex-husband finds her again. Now the ball is in her sexy stranger's court as he decides whether or not her kind of crazy is worth getting killed over. Turns out, for Baylor Hail, maybe it is. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
If there were ever a man who prided himself on always being up front with women, it's tatted bad boy, Crayson Madden, in the flesh. His world may revolve around sex and cigars, but there's a lot more to this cigar lounge owner than what meets the eye. Too bad Jordyn Jameson spends more time arguing with him, than seeing beyond his asshole-ish ways. Now, they are forced together whether she likes it or not and the more Crayson pushes her buttons, the more he likes what he sees behind the confident siren. Dessert bar owner, Jordyn Jameson, would rather poke her eyes out than spend time with the certified playboy. Unfortunately, this creator of tasty treats doesn't have a choice in the matter. Crayson has recipe for disaster written across his sexy forehead, and the one thing she's learned from her past is that men like Crayson were good for one thing and one thing only. She knows he wants her in his bed, and although she may be tempted, she's not giving in. Besides, she has bigger things on her mind. Jordyn has been harboring a big secret and needs help fast. The irony of it all? The last man she'd ever sleep with may be the only one to help ensure that her secret stays that way. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Sherelle Green (P)2019 Tantor
One look at the 16-year-old prim-and-proper-town, goody-two-shoes Hennessy Hanes and Tate Casey knows he's in trouble. He knows he should stay away from the preacher's daughter, but there's something about her he's drawn to, and he can't resist the pull. The more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that something isn't right. He may not be able put his finger on what it is, but he's determined to find out what's going on with the girl with the haunted eyes. Tate didn't anticipate that someone else would be just as determined to keep Hennessy's nightmare a secret, and he never realizes just how far that person is willing go to keep those skeletons in the closet until it's too late. With the very real threat of jail time hanging over his head, Tate leaves without a backwards glance at the town or the girl. The problem is that out-of-sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind, and it's Tate who's now haunted by his decision and memories of Hennessy. Hennessy Hanes knows better than anyone not everything is always as it appears to be. After years of being on the receiving end of her squeaky-clean preacher father's abuse, she seizes an opportunity to leave it all behind and runs. Her only regret is that in walking away she loses any chance with the one person who tried to save her. Fast forward 10 years, and they're both back where they started. Tate was never a good boy, and it turns out that the man he's now grown into isn't all that much better. Anger is a living, breathing part of him, and there's a court order forcing him to seek help from the one person he's never forgotten. Hennessy never thought she'd see Tate Casey again, and certainly not on her couch. But now it's her turn to save him, and there are rules she must follow as his psychologist, not to mention a court order instructing her to help him manage his anger. If she doesn't follow those rules, he'll end up back in jail. Tate Casey has never been a man who followed the rules, and Hennessy is no longer the straight-laced, timid preacher's daughter she once was. His hands may be tied, so it looks like for the first time in Hennessy's life, she'll be the one breaking the rules for the chance to finally get what she's always wanted. Him. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
Now a USA Today best seller. Imagine lying in a hospital bed and the doctor who pulls the curtain back to treat you is the one who got away. Even if you never really had her in the first place. Shes not only your high school crush, shes the ex-girlfriend of your ex-best friend. The one girl youve always wanted. Heres a step-by-step list to finally win her over: Key to win number one: Try not to take offense that she snuck back into town without telling you - six months ago. Key to win number two: Rekindle the friendship to ease the awkwardness. But...do not enter the friend zone. Key to win number three: Ignore the fact that she went speed dating the night before. Take it as good a sign - maybe shes looking for a relationship. Key to win number four: Attempt to keep the two of you out of the town gossip blog and away from your large family. Make sure you dont let this last one throw you off your mission. Key to win number five: Dont get deterred when you find out the past is about to repeat itself. Because the man she met at the speed-dating night is your best buddy from work. Just remember, you sat back and let her slip away once, you wont do it a second time. Failure is not an option. Author note: This book does not contain cheating.
©2020 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2020 Piper Rayne Inc.
Wes When I was a kid, my dad was the gardener for the richest man in town. His daughter, Lily Barnes, told me she could never like a guy like me. Then she kissed me and told me it would never happen again. When it happened again, she told me she could never love me because she was going to leave this place, and I would never leave my dad. We were never quite friends, not exactly enemies, and we could never quite stop secretly kissing each other. She never said goodbye before running off to try to make it as an actress. That was her dream, and I wanted her to chase it. Okay, maybe I hated her for it, just a little. Now shes back, with no money and even more sass. A lot has changed around here...except for my hidden feelings about Lily Barnes. Lily So, it turns out Im a terrible actress and now Im back! When my father offers me a job at his company, I actually think hes finally decided Im worthy of one day taking over the family business. Imagine my surprise when I find out that the gardeners son is the one whos being groomed to take over, and Ive been assigned to work for him. Wes Carver has always been rich in confidence and abs, but now hes rich in everything, including disdain for yours truly. If he thinks Im not built to work, hes wrong. If he thinks he can boss me around just because hes my boss, hes delusional. If he thinks Im still the girl who could never love him...I may be a better actress than anyone thought.
©2019 Kayley Loring (P)2019 Kayley Loring
Two strangers accidentally switch cell phones in a busy airport in this edgier You've Got Mail, a sexy romance for the smart-phone era.... Emmy What a disaster! I only just made my flight to New York to help my uncle, and the phone I'm holding is not mine! It seems to belong to some commitment-phobic serial dater who's never made it past four dates (according to the constant notifications he's getting from his fake dating profile).... And worse? I have a sinking feeling it's that hot suit-monkey with the arctic grey eyes I just had a run-in with at the airport. Somehow, I have to persuade him not to get a new phone until I get back. My whole life is on that phone. I knew I should have backed it up. It's only a few days. Surely, we can handle it. Trystan This is a joke, right? My life could not get more f--ked up. I'm in the middle of selling my company and on my way to a funeral and that hot mess hippie-chick stole my freaking phone. I'm not sure how she convinced me not to immediately walk into a smartphone store and get a new one, but now she's going to have to play stand-in and distract me while I deal with my long-avoided and estranged family. I don't have my dating apps after all, and frankly she's pretty funny. And sexy. And why can't I stop texting her? And now we're talking. And...look, I'll admit that I usually run for the hills the morning after, but the morning after phone sex? That's not really real, right?
©2018 Natasha Boyd (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Sometimes you get a second chance at a first impression. Mary Trace is bright, bubbly, and back in the dating pool in her mid-30s. All of her closest friends are in love, and she refuses to miss out on romance. So when a regular customer at her trendy Brooklyn boutique wants to set Mary up on a blind date with her son, she gives a hesitant yes. John Modesto-Whitford is gorgeous and well-groomed, so maybe dinner wont be a total bust - until he drops a less-than-flattering comment about Marys age. Desperate to be nothing like his snake of a politician father, public defender John Modesto-Whitford prides himself on his honesty and candor. But his social awkwardness and lack of filter just blew it with the most beautiful woman hes ever dated. Luckily, Moms machinations keep Mary and John running into each other all summer long, and soon they resort to fake dating to get her to back off. When their pretense turns to real friendship - and some surprisingly hot chemistry - can these two stubborn individuals see past their rocky start to a rock-solid future together?
©2021 Cara Bastone (P)2021 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
Everybody has problems. But Travis? Yeah, he has so many problems that he finds it hard to breathe sometimes. He spends five years catering to his ex-wife's every want and need - all to make it possible to continue to see his child. He isn't supposed to fall in love with a woman, but he does. He isn't supposed to find someone that is willing to put up with his ex-wife's crazy antics, but he has. He isn't supposed to be happy, but he is. And all it takes is his ex-wife finding out about his newfound peace for things to change. Hannah saw him and knew he was the one. All it took was one look into that haunted man's eyes, and she was lost, never to be found again. She thinks she has it all. His love, a new baby made with that love, and a house to raise their blended family. She's wrong, and Travis' ex-wife is out to prove it. Travis doesn't deserve Hannah. All he's done is hurt her. She's done everything in her power to keep everyone happy, but the more she tries, the harder his ex-wife pushes. Until one day, there's nothing left to push. Hannah leaves, and Allegra wins. But Travis isn't willing to let her have her way any longer. He fights back, and only gets a bullet to the chest to show for it. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
Robin Alexander cooks up another tale using her favorite recipe - love, family, and a healthy dose of humor. Dana Castilaw grew up tossing coins in a well, hoping her wishes would come true, but the candy fountain, puppy, and love never seemed to manifest. At 18, she left her hometown of Barbier Point, Louisiana, longing to be free of her father's chokehold on her life and with a heart full of dreams she hoped would come true. Years later, she is forced to return home with at least one granted wish - her daughter, Sydney. Alex Soileau stood at Dana's side for years tossing her coins into the well, making the same wish each time, a secret plea that she refused to reveal even to her best friend. Time and maturity insisted that she give up on her one fervent desire, but her heart never would. Reunited as adults, both women realize that maybe there was magic in the well after all.
©2014 Robin Alexander (P)2021 Tantor
A delightful romantic comedy featuring a Muslim woman who fakes an engagement to the boy next door in the hopes of winning a couples cooking contest. When it comes to bread, Reena Manji knows exactly what she's doing. She treats her sourdough starters like (somewhat unruly) children. But when it comes to Reena's actual family - and their constant meddling in her life - well, that recipe always ends in disaster. Now Reena's parents have found her yet another potential Good Muslim Husband. This one has the body of Captain America, a delicious British accent, and lives right across the hall. He's the perfect, mouthwatering temptation...and completely ruined by the unwelcome side dish of parental interference. Reena refuses to marry anyone who works for her father. She won't be attracted to Nadim's sweet charm or gorgeous lopsided smile. That is, until the baking opportunity of a lifetime presents itself: a couples' cooking competition with the prize of her dreams. Reena will do anything to win - even asking Nadim to pretend they're engaged. But when it comes to love, baking your bread doesn't always mean you get to eat it too. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 Farah Heron (P)2021 Hachette Audio
Back then, I had it all. Wicked fastball. Killer instinct. Cocky grin. Full package. (And believe me, I knew how to score.) My senior year, I was a first round draft pick with a two-million-dollar signing bonus. Before I could even legally buy myself a beer, I made my Major League debut. Point is, I was invincible. Until one day I wasnt. After tanking my career - during the World Series, no less - the last thing I want to do is return to my hometown, where every jerk in a ball cap has an opinion about what went wrong with my arm. So when my sister drags me back to town for her wedding, I vow to get in and out of there as quickly as possible. Then I run into April Sawyer. In high school we were just friends, but Id always wanted her, and Id never forgotten her - the red hair, the incredible smile, the crazy, reckless thing we did in the back of my truck the night we said goodbye. Its been 18 years, but one look at her and I feel like my old self again. I can still make her laugh, she can still take me down a notch, and when the chemistry between us explodes, its even hotter this time around - and I dont want it to end. But just when I think Im ready to let go of the past and get back in the game, life throws me a curveball I never saw coming.
©2020 Melanie Harlow (P)2020 Melanie Harlow
Rian Thompson thought she joined the gym to get healthy. Little did she know she was about to add 190 pounds of swoonworthy abdominal muscles and arrogance to her life. Every day in Rians's life follows a predictable pattern, and she wouldn't have it any other way. She's got a nice job, a nice place to live, and a nice family - even if they are a little wedding-zilla-ish at the moment. She doesn't need anything spectacular to be happy. She just needs to get healthy - mentally, physically...and maybe spiritually if that happens. But she'll settle for two out of three until her sister finally gets hitched. Carlos Davies thought his life was perfect. Little did he know it was about to be turned upside down by a woman who is not his type. In Carlos' mind, his life is damn near perfect. He's got a great job, a great place to live, and a great stash of pickup lines that always work. It has occurred to him that maybe no one actually takes him all that seriously. But with these bulging biceps and thick, dark hair, does that even matter since he's never sleeping alone? Welcome to Weight Expectations, where great - and unexpected - things happen. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Smartypants Romance (P)2020 Tantor
Escape with three warm-hearted romantic comedy novellas about womens second chances at first love from beloved romance authors Suzanne Enoch, Molly Harper, and Karen Hawkins. Take Two by Suzanne Enoch Eleanor Ross has it all: Fame, fortune - and Brian MacCafferty, the perfect combo of bodyguard and assistant who makes every day a breeze. MacCafferty anticipates her needs, puts out her fires, and - once upon a time - nearly put a ring on her finger. And when a scandal erupts that could ruin El, its Brian who rushes to the rescue and joins her in hiding. Will El discover theres no hiding from true love? And is she finally ready to take a second chance for her own, real life happily-ever-after? Pasties and Poor Decisions by Molly Harper Anastasia Villiers has hit rock bottom. And that rock is named Espoir Island. Abandoned by her disgraced investment banker husband who liquidated all of their assets and fled the country, Anastasia is left with nothing - except for Fishscale House, a broken-down Queen Anne in the Michigan hometown she swore shed left for good. If Ana quickly renovates and flips the dilapidated building, she can get back to Manhattan and salvage her life. The problem? The only person on the island with historical renovation cred is Ned Fitzroy - Anas first love - who insists she help him with the labor herself. As Ana gets reacquainted with Ned, and her hometown, she realizes home may be just what shes always wanted. Last Chance Motel by Karen Hawkins Every big romance deserves a second chance. But Evan and Jessica Cho Graham are looking at the last chance: More specifically, The Last Chance Motel in Dove Pond, NC where Jessica has escaped to start a happily independent life, separate from her smart, sexy, but driven husband. Evan has been wildly successful in every endeavor, except keeping the heart of the one woman he loves more than anything. If hes going to repair this mess, hes going to need all the help he can get - even if it's from the crankiest handyman in B&B history - to turn his second chance with Jess into a perfect storybook happy ending.
©2020 Molly Harper, Suzanne Enoch, Karen Hawkins (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
With her brother, Thomas, injured on the battlefront in the colonies, orphaned Cecilia Harcourt has two unbearable choices: move in with a maiden aunt or marry a scheming cousin. Instead she chooses option three and travels across the Atlantic, determined to nurse her brother back to health. But after a week of searching, she finds not her brother but his best friend, the handsome officer Edward Rokesby. He's unconscious and in desperate need of her care, and Cecilia vows that she will save this soldier's life, even if staying by his side means telling one little lie. When Edward comes to, he's more than a little confused. The blow to his head knocked out three months of his memory, but surely he would recall getting married. He knows who Cecilia Harcourt is - even if he does not recall her face - and with everyone calling her his wife, he decides it must be true, even though he'd always assumed he'd marry his neighbor back in England. Cecilia risks her entire future by giving herself - completely - to the man she loves. But when the truth comes out, Edward may have a few surprises of his own for the new Mrs. Rokesby.
©2017 Julie Cotler Pottinger (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Laws of Engagement for dealing with an Ex: Rule #1: Don't give into temptation for a kiss just to see if they taste the same. Rule #2: No clothing removal. Seriously, don't take them off. Twelve years and too many pairs of stilettos later, Shaelyn Lawrence is back where she started: New Orleans. She's returned only to take care of her grandmother, and after that? She's out, hopefully long before she sees irresistible Brady Taylor, the boy who stomped all over her heart. But when a family member approaches her for help, there's only one person she can to turn to...and he's just as infuriatingly sexy as she remembers. Oh boy. New Orleans Detective Brady Taylor has his sights on the finish line: getting promoted to sergeant. Nothing and no one is getting in his way - except that he didn't prepare for her return, the girl who left him without a word. Resisting Shaelyn has never been his strong suit, and now all he can think about is stripping her out of her f--K-me heels and kissing the lipstick off her sassy mouth. And when she asks him for help, he's forced to decide between his career and the woman he's never stopped loving. Rule #3: Don't even think about falling in love again... Say You'll Be Mine is the first full-length novel in the NOLA Heart series, but can be listened to as a standalone. If you like quirky characters, hot cops, and steamy scenes that will have you fanning your kindle, then you're in the right place. Things are about to get hot down in the Big Easy... Cover design: Najla Qamber Designs.
©2017 Maria Luis (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Hes playing for the heart shes had sidelined for years. Ivy Hayes Dating can be a rocky journey. Once the new shine wears off, you may end up with a case of buyers remorse. Thats where I come in. I set the backdrop and coach you through the breakup. Don't want overblown drama, hard feelings, or a drink tossed in your face? Then I'm your fairy godmother, child. Becket Jones As an NFL quarterback, endorsement ads and the media pandering after me are all part of the game. Ivy Hayes is the first woman who doesn't care about my money and the notoriety that goes along with it. But I'm a long-term guy, and she operates strictly in the now. Which means I need to bring my A-game. Otherwise, Ill end up getting ditched.
©2018 RC Boldt (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls. The Cad Bryan Leech is a cad. Or, he was a cad. No one is quite certain. Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he's done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can't remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he's cleaning up his act. The only problem is, no one believes him. The Co-ed Eilish Cassidy never thought she'd be a mother at 19 or still in college at 24. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she's finally managed put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship. The only problem is, her best option - by far - places her directly in the path of her son's father, and he doesn't remember her at all. The Plan Bryan is determined to prove he's changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he's got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar. Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She'll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires. But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she's unforgettable?
©2017 Penny Reid (P)2017 Cipher-Naught
One of Amazon's best romances of February. One of BookPage's best romances of 2018. "Sexy and emotional...." (Washington Post - best romance novels of February) Is there a problem, officer? Jack Garrett isnt a police officer yet, but theres already an emergency. His new firearms instructor - the one who just dropped every jaw in the academy gym - is the same sexy Irish stranger Jack locked lips with last night. The Olympic gold medalist and expert markswoman is now officially off-limits, but Jacks never cared much for rules.... Katie McCoys been cooped up in a shooting range for too long. A wild love affair is just what she needs to let loose, though she never imagined it would be with her smokin-hot trainee. She cannot get involved with Jack - but a quick fling? Perfect. Falling hard for a charismatic recruit with an equal amount of sex appeal and secrets? Bloody stupid. Jacks charmed the pants off plenty of women (literally), yet few have ever looked beyond his perfect surface. Until Katie. Hell do anything to keep her in his life...except tell her about his past. But a tiny lie of omission never hurt anyone, right?
©2018 Tessa Bailey (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
You think your job is tedious? Try being the Harbinger of Evil for a day. I dare you.... What's the Devil to do when his fire no longer burns away his sins and Fate is screwing with his...well, fate? Easy - lie, cheat, steal, and dictate my questionably accurate autobiography-slash-romance-novel to my unwilling and outstandingly rude Vampyre niece. Welcome to my Hell. A mysterious darkness is gunning for me and this time it might prevail, but I have little time to worry about that. Instead of seeking it out, I shall simply go about business as usual. If it's fated, it will find me. My list is long. Traveling to Earth to promote my best-selling romance novel at an alarming book convention where I must protect my privates from the rabid lady readers is enough to frighten even the Devil. Not to mention, I have to avoid my insane mother like the plague and catch the smart-mouthed, gorgeous soul seller on Earth - who may or may not be someone I'd like to keep. So today is a day like any other. Punishments must be doled out and chaos must be encouraged. A vacation would be lovely, but there is no rest for the weary...or the evil. Luckily I know how to have an outstanding time doing outrageously bad things. Thank Hades, I'm a handsome bastard. There is no fated happily ever after for the Prince of Darkness, no matter what ridiculous ending my niece slaps onto my autobiography. Or is there? Fate is a bitch, but she usually gets it right.
©2017 Robyn Peterman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
If youre planning on falling in love... When it comes to the confident, charismatic Caleb Parker, Sadie Lane feels the spark - the kind that comes from rubbing each other the wrong way. Shes yoga pants, hes a suit. Shes a tattoo artist, hes a straitlaced mogul. But after they accidentally co-rescue an abandoned dog from a storm, Sadie sees a vulnerable side to the seemingly invincible hottie. ...youd better be sure... Caleb doesnt do emotions. Growing up the underdog, hes learned the hard way to build up an impenetrable wall. Perfect for business. Disastrous for relationships. Hes never worried about it before - not until he finally gets behind Sadies armor and begins to fall. ...someone is there to catch you. Both guarded and vulnerable, Sadie and Caleb are complete opposites. Or are they? Shocked at their undeniable connection, can they ever admit to wanting more? That all depends on what theyre each willing to risk.
©2019 Jill Shalvis (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
Every action has a consequence, and Claire Ward knows it. And yet, even knowing that her decision to swap places with her identical twin sister, Lia, for a night could be disastrous, she still does it. Why? Because it will give her an evening with the man shes been crushing on for years, Lias best friend, Finn. Miss Straight-A Student has thought through all the angles and knows the risk is worth it. And everything would have been fine if Finn had been the one to show up at her door. But it wasnt. Bauer Davis - Finns half brother and his exact opposite in just about every definable category is the one waiting for her instead. A professional snowboarder, Bauer is covered in ink, full of attitude, and has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mt. Olympus. The kind of bad boy that Claire has never been attracted to before. Now the good girl is with the wrong brother for a night, and when the consequence is that they have to pretend to be together for an event, its nothing she could have predicted. But maybe, just maybe, what makes Bauer so bad, is exactly what Claire needs.
©2020 Karla Sorensen (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Gannon came from loud, passionate Italian stock that wasn't afraid to smash a plate to make a statement. Paige, on the other hand, systematically choked down any temper and, with frosty efficiency, made him dance like a damn puppet. From the Wall Street Journal and Amazon best-selling author comes a new standalone novel. Gannon King is great with his hands and - if you believe what you read on Twitter - he's "sex in a toolbelt." The reality TV star learned his lesson about falling for pretty packages the hard, painful, humiliating way and he's not making that mistake again. Sure, "Legs" is gorgeous as hell and smart-mouthed - two of his favorite qualities in a woman. But she's an icy network kiss-ass. At least, that's what he thinks until he catches her being human. Field producer Paige St. James has zero time for temperamental stars, especially Gannon who does his best to get under her skin. She's got plans to get out of reality TV and do something that matters. But ratings are king and, when Paige and Gannon's sparks are captured by cameras, the network smells a time slot victory. After an on-set accident and a vindictive celebrity "girlfriend," Paige finds her reputation in tatters and her job hanging by a thread. She never should have trusted him... But now that he's gotten those talented hands on her, Gannon's never letting go.
©2018 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc.
Whats a tree sprite to do when shes stumped? Get to the root of the problem, of course. Only, I wood get stuck in a tree with the warlock I love camped out next to it, mea culpa-ing for being a turdwaffle for the last decade. What should I do about it? Umm...stay in the tree and enjoy the show. Location: Assjacket, West Virginia (Who in their right mind named this town?) Mission: get out of the tree and dropkick the warlock who forgot to mention he was in love with me until I was stuck in a tree. Obstacles: just about everything - crazy, foulmouthed witches, accident-prone shifters and a musical production of Jaws. The problem: a vicious slug shifter who will do anything to ruin my future. The solution: With a little luck, a whole bunch of salt, a pinch of magic, and the help of my certifiable new buddies, I might just survive long enough to put down some new roots. And if the journey in the woods gets too crazy? Not a problem. Ill just branch out and take the psychopath.
©2020 Robyn Peterman (P)2020 Robyn Peterman
From Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author Lauren Landish comes a hard-riding romance of cowboys who run wild - and the women who tame them.... Bull rider James Bennett lives for those eight seconds of exhilaration. A rodeo cowboy in his prime, all he wants out of life is something to straddle. Thats why James is feeling a little restless, spending his summer off working his familys ranch. That is, until a spirited and gorgeous veterinarian-in-training shows up and puts the cocky wild boy - and his ego - in place. Though shes a feisty one, James is always up for a challenge. Sophie Stone has to admit it: James Bennett is a checklist of cowboy hotness - ruggedly handsome with piercing blue eyes, a hard-muscled body, and just enough swagger to make her toes curl. She thought she was done with her bad-boy phase, but exceptions must be made. How can Sophie possibly say no to a man who makes her heart buck like a bronco? And when their summer fling comes to an end, how can she possibly say goodbye?
©2018 Lauren Landish (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The New York Times best-selling author of Shacking Up and I Flipping Love You, Helena Hunting, mixes humor and heart in this scandal-filled romantic comedy, Handle With Care. He wants to lose control Between his parents messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, hes been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brothers chagrin. But Lincolns bad attitude softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman. She's trying to hold it together Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when shes presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means shes that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesnt expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesnt expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, shes forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.
©2019 Helena Hunting (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
Royal St. James got her name when she was born. Not because her mother loved her royally, but because Royal was a giant pain in the ass. Shes spent her entire life fighting to live, and the last thing she needs is to deal with some pretty-boy police officer who wouldnt know a hardship if it came up and bit him in the...you know. Justice Rector wasnt born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was raised to work hard and always fight for what he believed in. His father was a cop, and ever since he could remember, he wanted to be one, too. It was a complete coincidence that he ends up going undercover and meeting Royal St. James. It was just one day, a single moment in time. All routine. Just do the buy, make the bust, and get out. But Royal St. James, aptly named, screws everything up. Royally. All of a sudden, he has a decision to make: Blow his cover and save the girl, or save himself. Of course, he does the most stupid thing possible. By saving the girl who most assuredly did not want to be saved.
©2019 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
Having worked for Southern Service Paws for a few years now, I like to think Im prepared for just about any client meeting under the sun. I am dead wrong. The day I meet with single dad Jacob Broaden about potentially matching his daughter with one of our service dogs, I learn a few valuable lessons. Always set my alarm clock. Single dads are way hotter than I previously thought. It is possible to go from fantasizing about kissing someone to wishing they would be run over by a truck in a matter of two minutes. Unfortunately, I dont hold that opinion of him for very long. Not when he shows me a different side of himself - one thats sweet as maple syrup and hot as apple pie fresh out of the oven. Too bad this guy is so far out of my league that I shouldnt even be allowed to enter the game. Jake doesnt seem to get that memo, though. And after a few days of working closely with him and his daughter, he starts looking at me with fire in his eyes, making me dream of something I probably shouldnt.... A family. The Match is a feel-good romantic comedy! Perfect for listeners who enjoy a sizzling romance without explicit content.
©2020 Sarah Adams (P)2020 Sarah Adams
Theres a fine line between lust and hate. I dont care that Drew Merritt spent the last year transforming himself from grungy slob to sexy playboy. With messy, dirty blond hair and gorgeous eyes, his looks arent the problem. His mouth is. And the stupid things that come out of it. But after an emergency strands us together, and he does his damnedest to take care of me.... Lets just say theres one thing we dont clash on. And it doesnt involve talking. Ive despised Drew since I met him years ago. One weekend cant change us that much, can it? Spoiler alert: It doesnt. Except he left me a little keepsake. And in nine months, Ill have a surprise for Portlands most notorious player.
©2019 Lex Martin and Leslie McAdam (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Three hot brothers, two countries, one steamy collection.... They're dangerous. They're wicked. They're scandalous. When the MacTaggart brothers land in America, cultures clash, sparks fly, and even the feistiest American girls can't resist the allure of a Highlander. Take a wild ride across continents with the bestselling, award-winning Hot Scots series and the three novels that started it all - plus exclusive, sizzling bonus chapters. Dangerous in a Kilt Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. Desperate to experience one wild night of sizzling sex before her trial and certain conviction, Erica heads to a notorious underground club, where a case of mistaken identity lands her in the arms of Lachlan MacTaggart, a sexy Scot with a secret past. When their hot fling gets personal, can their passion free their imprisoned hearts? Wicked in a Kilt Calli Douglas has avoided romance for five years, bound by a promise she never should've made to a man she doesn't love. 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 Highlander, Aidan "Don Juan" MacTaggart. Aidan wants a wife, but can he convince Calli to risk everything for love? Scandalous in a Kilt For Emery Granger, getting laid off from her job as a computer programmer liberated her from imprisonment in an office cubicle but left her with no career and almost no money. Desperate to forget her quandary for one weekend, she takes off on a spontaneous trip to New Orleans - where the unconventional American collides with the sizzling-but-uptight Rory MacTaggart. When a one-night stand leads to a marriage of convenience, can Rory keep from falling for the passionate, adventurous wife he swears he'll never love?
©2018 Lisa A. Shiel (P)2019 Jacobsville Books
I never thought my perp walk would lead to true love. Then again, I never thought Id be arrested on RICO charges and hauled away in zip ties on camera for the world to see, minutes after closing the most amazing deal of my career. And all of it in front of my biggest rival, billionaire wunderkind Ian McCrory. I am broke. I am disgraced. I am alone. I am a sucker. But the worst part? I have to go back to my hometown and live in my bedroom filled with relics from my childhood. Lisa Frank never made me so mad before. Just when I needed a rescue, I got one - in the form of help from my biggest rival. He cant bring back my money. He certainly cant bring back my reputation or my pride. But theres one thing he can bring back to me. A sense of hope. Maybe even love. Ian sees something in me no one else does, and hes relentless about making me see it, too. As we grow closer, Im starting to see that while my entire life used to be a lie, the truth is staring me in the present - and its a truth I like very, very much, hot eyes and gorgeous smile and all. But I have to be careful. I cant be too...thats right...hasty. The final book in the USA Today best-selling Do-Over Series (Fluffy, Perky, Feisty), as Mallory's sister, Hastings "Hasty" Monahan gets her turn at a happily ever after that starts off with an arrest. Hers. And ends with a surprisingly cheesy happily ever after.
©2020 Julia Kent (P)2020 Julia Kent
James Harrington. Thats my name, my birthright, and my curse. I didnt always hate being a Harrington. At one time, I took it as a privilege. I used it to my advantage. But a name doesnt stop you from losing everything, and after six haunting years, that everything is back forcing me to face the past or give up a future. Evie Harrington. I bet you didnt know about me because James doesnt talk about me. Or to me. We had it all and I was never happier. My family was my entire world, but that world shattered. When faced with the unimaginable, is there a way to put the pieces back together? After six painful years, its time to accept our history and move forward or move on from one another. Its the final Harrington brother, so hold onto your hearts. Silver Biker is going to be a bumpy ride.
©2020 L.B. Dunbar (P)2020 L.B. Dunbar
In hindsight, I should not have had that fifth mimosa at Breakfast with Santa. Or the sixth, seventh, and eighth. Even if the mic-drop moment that resulted was worth the looks on my former friends faces. For the sake of my children and my pride, I pack up and head for my childhood home and the small town where I grew up. Cloverleigh Farms would be the perfect place for a fresh start. Falling for Henry DeSantis wasnt part of the plan. Sure, hes easy on the eyes and hard in the bedroom (also the hallway, the bathtub, and on top of his desk), but things between us are moving too fast, and Im afraid neither one of us is ready for what it might mean. But Henry makes me feel beautiful and sexy and wanted and strong - things I haven't felt in years. We understand each other, and when Im in his arms, Im tempted to trust again. To love again. To let myself be loved without fear. But deep down, Im terrified. Is this all too much, too soon? Or am I a fool to let a second chance at happily-ever-after pass me by?
©2020 Melanie Harlow (P)2020 Melanie Harlow
Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town that celebrates Halloween 365 days a year. The tourists think it's all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs, fur, and all. Fire chief and werewolf Titus Merrow has a pretty good life. Great family, great job, great friends. No love interest, sure, but hes got too much going on to worry about that. Like the 10K race for charity that hes helping to plan. Too bad the woman hes planning it with is so hot. No, wait. He meant annoying. Sheriffs deputy and valkyrie Jenna Blythe has somehow gotten stuck working on a charity event with her boss brother. Not only is Titus Merrow full of himself, but he challenges every suggestion she makes about the race. Why are the handsome ones always so smug? She cant wait to beat him in the competition and bring home the trophy for the sheriffs department. Again. But when they answer a call together and things explode, dangerous magic is unleashed. Theyre suddenly forced to work together. Literally. And the magic only gets more treacherous as time ticks forward. Not even Jennas good friend seems to be able to help them as shady forces lurk in every shadow. Swords and sorcery abound, and Jennas past comes back to haunt her. She and Titus are left with no choice but to question everything - and everyone. Whos targeting them? Is what theyre feeling real? Can love survive against darkness? Can a valkyrie learn to run with the pack?
©2020 Kristen Painter (P)2020 Kristen Painter
Brooke Chapman-Powell takes her position as the Earl of Englefields personal secretary very seriously. This job is what keeps her sister in the university for the deaf and the town from completely shutting down. But the earl is dying, and they have only one hope: an American, from some place called Salvation, Virginia. Now she will have to teach the in-all-likelihood-uncouth-and-lazy half American how to be a proper earl if they hope to save the village. God help them all. Nick Vane has about two gazillion things that land higher on his to-do list than becoming an English earl. Things like naps. Hosting poker nights. Oh, and raking in the profits from his latest invention. But accepting the title that his grandfather has denied him since birth? It doesnt even register. But Miss Prim-and-Proper wont give up, and before he knows whats what, he is on a plane to London. He has too much pride to go down easily, and shes got too much propriety to ever break the rules. They are as different as a cocktail fork and a bread knife - and the clash between them lands these two in the most unexpected positions.
©2020 Avery Flynn (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
"Narrators Muffy Newtown and Jacob Morgan will make listeners blush and laugh their way through this Las Vegas-based romantic comedy in which the sin extends beyond the city...Newtown is great at emphasizing character individuality and sneaking humor into her delivery. Morgan, with his swoon-inducing, even-toned, perfectly paced voice, is everything listeners want in a hero." (AudioFile Magazine) A new stand-alone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy by New York Times best-selling author Helena Hunting. Cosy Felton is great at her job - she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy shes ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, shes more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list. Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friends bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him. As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffins motivations, theres something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesnt always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next stand-alone in the Shacking Up world.
©2019 Helena Hunting (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
He's a hot single dad. A military man with abs of steel. My brother's best friend. My biggest enemy. And now my fake date to my best friend's wedding. Disasterville, here we come.... Mission: Survive my best friend's wedding, where I must play nice with my ex and his perfect new girlfriend. Strategy: Bring the hottest fake boyfriend on the planet. Target: Grady Rock. Master baker. Dimples. Muscles. The unicorn of fake boyfriends. Complication: Wyatt Morgan. My brother's best friend. My sworn enemy. Military man. Sexy as hell single dad. The man I let into my panties for one night of hot hate sex after my ex dumped me. And the man who just scared off that perfect fake boyfriend. By pretending to be my real boyfriend. I can roll with this though. Whats the harm in Flirting with the Frenemy if it helps me get the job done? Complete my mission and move on. Or so I thought. Until Wyatt kisses me again and I start feeling things I shouldn't. The thing about weddings...nothing ever goes as planned. Flirting with the Frenemy is a rollicking fun romantic comedy featuring a single dad military man, an irritatingly attractive blast from his past, pirates, cursing parrots, and a wedding gone wild. It stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers.
©2019 Pippa Grant (P)2019 Pippa Grant
From the USA Today best-selling series. There are three things you need to know about Kat Tanner (aka Kathleen Tyson...and yes, she is that Kathleen Tyson). One: Shes determined to make good decisions. Two: She must get married ASAP. And three: She knows how to knit. Being a billionaire heiress isnt all its cracked up to be. In fact, it sucks. Determined to live a quiet life, Kat Tanner changed her identity years ago and eschewed her familys legacy. But now, Kats silver spoon past has finally caught up with her, and so have her youthful mistakes. To avoid imminent disaster, she must marry immediately; it is essential that the person she chooses have no romantic feelings for her whatsoever and be completely trustworthy. Fortunately, she knows exactly who to ask. Dan OMalley checks all the boxes: single, romantically indifferent to her, completely trustworthy. Sure, she might have a wee little crush on Dan the Security Man, but with clear rules, expectations, and a legally binding contract, Kat is certain she can make it through this debacle with her sanity - and heart - all in one piece. Except, what happens when Dan OMalley isnt as indifferent - or as trustworthy - as she thought?
©2018 Cipher-Naught (P)2018 Cipher-Naught
Soundings and Choc Lit present the audio edition of It Started with a Giggle. On a night out in Edinburgh, single mum Liza-Belle Graham finds herself revealing her hopes and dreams to a green-eyed stranger. Liza always wanted to run an 'arty-crafty-booky' business, and shes seen the perfect empty shop to make her dreams a reality. No harm in telling the stranger. Its not like shell see him again.... But Scott McCreadie is no mystery man - hes an interior designer looking for new premises. And who does Liza bump into when she arranges a viewing? None other than Scott trying to steal her perfect shop! Is Lizas arty-crafty-booky dream in jeopardy, or is a new dream about to begin?
©2020 Kirsty Ferry (P)2020 Soundings
Workaholic billionaire Sawyer Carlyle may have joked he needed a buffer from their marriage-obsessed mom, but he didn't need a waiting room filled with candidates to further distract him. (Thanks, bro.) But when a sexy job applicant shoos his mom and the socialite in tow out of his office, Sawyer sees the genius of the plan. And the woman. In fact, Miss Clover Lee might just get the fastest promotion in history, from buffer to fake fiancé.... This free spirit might look like hot sunshine and lickable rainbows, but she negotiates like a pit bull. Before Sawyer knows what hit him, he's agreed to give up Friday nights for reality TV, his Saturdays for flea markets (why people buy junk still baffles him), his Tuesdays and Thursdays for date nights (AKA panty-losing opportunities if he plays his cards right). And now she wants lavender bath salts and tulips delivered every Monday? Yup, she's just screwing with him. Good thing she's got this non-negotiable six-weeks-and-she's-gone rule, or Sawyer may have just met his match.... Contains mature themes.
©2017 Avery Flynn (P)2017 Tantor
From best-selling author R.L. Mathewson comes the long-awaited Neighbor from Hell Novel...Irresistible. There werent many things that Aidan regretted, but that night hed spent with the woman that he couldnt stop thinking about was definitely one of them. Hed always been careful, always did the right thing, and now.... Now he had to figure out a way to fix this before it was too late. Melanie still couldnt figure out how one night could change the rest of her life. She should have done a lot of things differently that night, she should have turned him down, should have spent the rest of the night wallowing in self-pity, but thats not what happened and now, she needed to figure out how she was going to survive this pregnancy with a Bradford doing everything in his power to make her fall in love with him.
©2015 Rerum Carta Industries, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
A full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY best-selling author R.S. Grey. I've spent eight years wishing I'd fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains - every time it's the same wish: Forget about Derek. But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline. It's infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I'm around him, the better. Avoidance is key. Unfortunately, Derek isn't going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can't seem to escape it. I'm not sure why he's bothering. He's not just out of my league - he's out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he's as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I'm just a part-time princess at Knightley's flagship magical theme park. I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I'll surrender in the end. He's just biding his time. Making me sweat. His Royal Highness always gets what he wants. And he wants me.
©2019 R.S. Grey (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Some people change your life. Others change your heart. Newly widowed dad Sebastian Dorner was unraveling at the edges - until his sons teacher, Via DeRosa, threw him a lifeline. Now, two years later, they reconnect at Mattys new school, and an inconvenient but unmistakable jolt of attraction crackles between them. But why does the first person to spark with Sebastian in years have to be a millennial? Is 20-something Via really too young for him, or does 40-something Sebastian just feel too damn old? A former foster kid, Vias finally forged the stable life shes always dreamed of - new job, steady income, no drama. The last thing she needs are rumors about her and a single dad at school. But why does she keep being drawn into his capable, worn-flannel orbit? And why does being around Sebastian, Matty, and even their dog, Crabby, seem to spark so much want? Theyre trying to ignore the tension threatening their friendship. But sometimes whatll heal you is just a touch - and a heartbeat - away....
©2020 Cara Bastone (P)2020 HarperAudio
An all-new stand-alone from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did. I'm a professional fluffer. It's not what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits. Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I'll wait. See? That's the problem. My career has used the term "fluffer" for decades. I didn't even know there was a more...lascivious definition of the term. Until it was too late. The ad for a "professional fluffer" on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day. The perfect job! Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a "fluffer" doesn't arrange decorative pillows on a couch. They arrange other soft, round-ish objects. The job isn't hard. Er, I mean, it is - it's about being hard. Or, well...helping other people to be hard. Oh, man.... And that's the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham - my high school crush. The owner of the house where we're filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental. By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with an undressed star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete. My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what's easier than I ever imagined? Having all my dreams come true. Fluffy is a full-length novel and is a stand-alone romantic comedy from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent.
©2019 Julia Kent (P)2019 Julia Kent
Annaliese Harper knows that one tiny mistake can jeopardize a career before it's even begun. Letting your boss find the extensive collection of porn on your personal laptop is one way. Sleeping with him is another. Liese manages to do both. As the new librarian at a prestigious small-town private high school, Liese is drawn to her sexy, charismatic principal, Ryder Whitehall - an attraction she refuses to acknowledge given their relationship and her recent liberation from a delusional ex-boyfriend. Liese is certain Ryder's flirtation is the product of her sex-deprived imagination - until he discovers her digital porn stash during working hours and demands a private meeting. Behind closed doors, their attraction explodes into a dangerous, passionate affair that not only threatens their jobs and reputations, but most of all, their hearts.
©2014 Helena Hunting (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Uninhibited. Sarcastic. Confident. Beautiful. With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can't be tamed. Adrenaline junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot as sin. At six-foot-five, with muscles for days and that perfect, playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don't want to deny. Wild for wild. Prank for prank. The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep. Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words. Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride, because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.
©2016 Max Monroe (P)2016 Tantor
Sounding and Choc Lit present the audiobook edition of Make It Up to You.
What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common? Absolutely nothing! At least thats what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophies makeup tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business - in Pollys mind joining forces will help them both.
Sophie isnt so sure. Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophies subscribers like Marcus, and whats even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way....
©2019 Kathryn Freeman (P)2019 Soundings
A dare is a dare. No self-respecting, slightly chubby, good-lookin, crime lovin cat would ever pass up a dare. So I didnt. Now, me and my boys are in hot water trying to figure out how to live on the right side of the law for a whole freakin week! This is complicated by a couple of hairy issues: The half-headed bear in town had his privates pilfered. We have vowed to return his giggleberries. Legal means are not working. Sassys Canadian tutors show up - the furry, cat-burgling dames who weve been in love with our entire nine lives. In order to woo the gorgeous broads, we need to be at our criminal best. We need the help of a foul-mouthed troll who throws tantrums like a three-year-old serial killer and wants to bump off everyone. Throw in a cryptic message from the Goddess, humans invading our town and evil, sticky-fingered groundhogs, and we have a hot mess on our paws. I hope we have a few of our kitty lives left because the Bad Boys of Assjacket are going to save the day or get 86'd trying.
©2020 Robyn Peterman (P)2020 Robyn Peterman
Sierra and Cameron are back in book two of the Happened Series. Now that Sierra and Cameron are happily living together back in California, everything should be perfect. Right? Amongst all the Prada, Jimmy Choo, Coco Chanel, and Valentino, Sierra is happy to share her life (not so much her closet space) with the man she's deeply in love with. Continuing to run her successful advertising agency, she sets out to help Cameron fulfill his dreams of getting his construction company up and running. The only problem is that Cameron doesn't want Sierra's help, and he's determined to build his company on his own. Does Sierra respect Cameron's wishes? Or does she do what she thinks is in his best interest? Lines will be crossed and love will be put to the test when family issues arise and force Sierra to reevaluate everything in her life. All your favorite friends are back: Kirsty, James, Rosa, Sasha, Delia, Ava, and Don (The King) in the sequel to Then You Happened.
©2017 Sandi Lynn Romance, LLC (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
How did I get here? My assistant, bent on one knee, holding my hand, her expectant face waiting for an answer.... Just...how? How did I go from being insulted by Charlee Cox to hiring her to be my assistant? How is it that shes chaos in color - making me crazy and my life better at the same time? I never thought I would be staring down at her bright blue eyes begging me to go along with the ridiculous scheme I suggested. Yes, I suggested it. Like the idiot I am, I thought hey, why not start an HR nightmare and have my assistant ask me to marry her? Confused? Dont worry, so am I. But try to follow along, because this is how I became Boss Man Bridegroom.
©2020 Meghan Quinn (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
The New York Times best-selling author Gail Carriger, writing as G. L. Carriger, brings her comedic voice to contemporary fiction and m/m romance. Alex, marine biologist and werewolf, has seen better days. Unexpectedly alive, secretly gay, and haunted by a meddlesome, matchmaking ghost, he must now team up with very flirty mermen to save the city from sushi smugglers - and he still can't get a date. A full cast of science-fiction and fantasy luminaries join together to bring Gail Carriger's short and sweet LGBTQ love story to life with full production audio by ArtisticWhispers Productions and original score by composer Danny Schade. This is the prequel to The Sumage Solution. Delicate sensibilities? This audiobook contains confused lovelorn werewolves and very pretty ex-Goth mermen who are exclusively interested in each other. May also contain fish, Irish mafia, and a shocking lack of tea.
©2011 Gail Carriger LLC (P)2014 Gail Carriger LLC
It's so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy. Said no woman ever. Except me. My friendship with Miller is a sure thing - hes my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. Hes also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid whos the center of my world. Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me. Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be. *** Sing sexy songs with the woman youve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman youve wanted for years? Piece of cake. NOT. Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home. But, Im not a serious kind of guy, and shes not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever....
©2018 Lauren Blakely (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books
The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life thats not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her.... Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal - in bed - with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate. For Johan von Braustein, the redheaded step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother - the heir to the throne - and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brothers future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him. Nya and Johan both have good reasons to avoid love, but as desires are laid bare behind palace doors, they must decide if their fake romance will lead to a happily ever after.
©2019 Alyssa Cole (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
He is the one that never looks her way. He is handsome and strong. He is rough around the edges and mean. He is everything shes ever wanted. He doesnt even know she exists. Her life is a joke. She doesnt step on cracks in the sidewalk. She laughs at inappropriate times. She talks when she shouldnt. She is clumsy and trips on air. She is finally on his radar. God help her now.
©2019 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2019 Lani Lynn Vale
What happens when the person you find most impossible becomes impossible to resist? Opposites distract in this hilarious romantic comedy about Americas least likely couple. There's just one thing standing between liberal Senate staffer Kate Adams and passage of the landmark legislation she's been fighting for all year: Ben Mackenzie, intimidating gatekeeper for one of DC's most powerful conservative senators. After Kate and Ben lock horns in a meet-not-so-cute, they vow to take each other down - by any means necessary. She thinks hes arrogant (and doesn't deserve those gorgeous green eyes). He thinks she's too quick to judge (and irresistibly maddening). But as their endless game of one-upmanship becomes Kate's favorite part of the day, she starts to wonder if her feelings for Ben are closer to attraction than animosity...and maybe their sparring is flirting. When Kate realizes there's more to Ben than meets the eye, she's forced to confront her biggest fear: In her sworn enemy, she may have found her perfect match.
©2020 Devon Daniels (P)2020 Penguin Audio
As a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts, I massage egos, pamper the spoiled, and cater to the most outlandish desires of the rich and famous. I've never had a guest want something I can't give them. Until British businessman Hayden Wolf comes aboard - all sexy swagger and mysterious requests. He wants me. And Hayden Wolf's a man who's used to getting exactly what he demands. Despite being serious and focused. Demanding and ruthless. He's also charming when I least expect it as well as being devastatingly handsome with an almost irresistible smile. But guests are strictly off limits and I've never broken a rule. Not even bent one. My family are depending on me and I can't lose my job. Only problem is Hayden Wolf is looking at me like I just changed his life. And he's touching me like he's about to change mine. The Ruthless Gentleman is a standalone romance.
©2018 Louise Bay (P)2018 Louise Bay
When we were 11, Oliver Ford Pemberton dared me to jump off a barn roof. He said you couldnt break a leg from a 12-foot jump. He lied. (You can also break a collarbone, which served him right as far as I was concerned.) I wish I could say it was the last dare I ever took from him, the last bet I ever made with him, the last time I ever trusted Oliver Ford Pemberton. But it wasnt. Because he had the nerve to grow up gorgeous, charming, and sexy. And as we got older, the dares only got dirtier - and the betting stakes higher - until finally, he left me in pieces. I swore Id never talk to him again. But 20 years after I took that flying leap, hes back in my life, daring me to risk everything for him: my job, my self-worth, and my heart. How many chances does true love deserve?
©2019 MH Publishing LLC (P)2019 Melanie Harlow
Its hard to get revenge without getting a rap sheet. After Tempest Cassidy walks in on her husband banging her high school nemesis, her whole world gets turned upside down. She goes from being known as the Duchess of Muffins to the town crazy. Her new MO: revenge. Eventually, Tempest grows weary being arrested. Yet, what choice does she have? If shes not angry, then shes simply...sad. Just as she decides to get her life back on track, in walks Cage Erickson, the new bouncer at the local strip club. Hes scary-handsome and the polar opposite of her ex. Shes attracted to him, but shes not looking for a rebound. Hes attracted to her, but hes not looking for a serious relationship. So, they agree to be friends. But when lines get blurred in the friend zone, will they both get burned? Or will it be a TKO? Stud Muffin is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, that can be be listened to as a stand-alone, and it is book two in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley world, Penny Reid book universe.
©2019, 2020 Smartypants Romance (P)2020 Smartypants Romance
What's better than one sexy book? Four romance novels - packaged into one delicious audio bundle, narrated by Sebastian York! Bigger Rock is the only bundle for the number one NYT best-selling Big Rock series, and it includes the first four audio books - Big Rock, Mister O, Well Hung, and Full Package.... Once upon a time there was a cocky, confident, die-hard bachelor living it up in New York City. He was clever and charming, and hed been living the good life. Then, one special woman - one very sassy, confident, and fantastic woman - knocked him on his butt, thanks to love that came out of the blue. Take that story and multiply it by four. Thats whats in the Bigger Rock box set - four New York Times best-selling romantic comedies, told in the male POV, that established Lauren Blakely as at the top of her game in rom-com! Youll find friends-to-lovers, best-friends-little-sister, boss-assistant, and roomies-to-lovers romances. Come meet the irreverent bachelor Spencer Holiday in Big Rock, the hot nerd Nick Hammer in Mister O, his twin brother, Wyatt, the sarcastic and sweet carpenter, in Well Hung, and the charming and brilliant doctor with the heart of gold, Chase Summers, in the number one New York Times best-selling smash hit Full Package. Get ready for a hot and hilarious ride!
©2018 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books
In USA Today best-selling author Talia Hibberts newest rom-com, the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard - literally. One of PopSugar's 42 Books Everyone Will Be Talking About in 2021 and Oprah Mag's Most Anticipated Romances of 2021! Eve Brown is a certified hot mess. No matter how hard she strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong. So shes given up trying. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding (someone had to liberate those poor doves), her parents draw the line. It's time for Eve to grow up and prove herself - even though she's not entirely sure how.... Jacob Wayne is in control. Always. The bed and breakfast owners on a mission to dominate the hospitality industry and he expects nothing less than perfection. So when a purple-haired tornado of a woman turns up out of the blue to interview for his open chef position, he tells her the brutal truth: not a chance in hell. Then she hits him with her car - supposedly by accident. Yeah, right. Now his arm is broken, his B&B is understaffed, and the dangerously unpredictable Eve is fluttering around, trying to help. Before long, shes infiltrated his work, his kitchen - and his spare bedroom. Jacob hates everything about it. Or rather, he should. Sunny, chaotic Eve is his natural-born nemesis, but the longer these two enemies spend in close quarters, the more their animosity turns into something else. Like Eve, the heat between them is impossible to ignore...and its melting Jacobs frosty exterior.
©2021 Talia Hibbert (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
Ridley doesn't think he has anything left to lose, not after the life he's lived. Then he meets her, Freya Capone, the nurse who saves his life when the last thing he wants is to be saved. One look at her, and he's transfixed. He doesn't know what drives him to run by her house that night. Intuition. Sixth sense. Whatever it is, his gut screams at him to go, so he goes. And thank God he does. Freya hits bottom after her brother's death. Her rock. Her best friend. Her everything. Gone. She's always known it was a possibility that he might get hurt while on shift, but she never entertains the thought of him dying. Not until it's too late. She literally has nothing else to lose - until she meets him. Ridley Walker. A biker with the Uncertain Saints MC and a local sheriff's deputy. The man responsible for taking away her best friend. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2017 Tantor
OMG - the cute little dog I adopted turns out to be a billionaire Maltese! That's right, my tiny dog just inherited giant corporation! I'm Vicky, the dog whisperer. (Not really, but that's what my elderly neighbor says whenever I walk her dog, Smuckers.) When she dies, she surprises everybody by leaving a corporation worth billions to Smuckers...and she leaves Smuckers to me. Suddenly, I go from running my Etsy store to sitting in an elegant Wall Street boardroom with Smuckers in my lap. And my neighbor's son, Henry Locke, aka New York's most eligible bachelor, glaring across the table at me. Rumor has it Henry's a business genius who's as talented in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. Sure, he's gorgeous. Sex in a 7,000 dollar suit. But.... He's arrogant and infuriating. He refuses to listen to me when I insist I didn't con his mother. He thinks he can bully me, buy me off, control me, even seduce me. Henry may have the women of Manhattan eating out of the palm of his hand, but I'm so over entitled rich guys who think they own the world. No way will his wicked smile be charming me out of my panties. His wicked...devastating...impossible-to-resist smile. Oh well, who needs panties anyway? A sexy enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy stand-alone!
©2017 Annika Martin (P)2019 Annika Martin
An end to the Billionaire Bad Boy era. The series comes to a close. From Kline and Benny to Wes and Winnie with Thatch and Cassie in between, spend time with the characters who have stolen the hearts of both each other and listeners alike, and meet the men of the upcoming spinoff series Mavericks Tackle Love. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Max Monroe (P)2017 Tantor
Clam jam. Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block. Example: You're chatting with a guy you're interested in, and your friend comes along and lays claim to him. Maggie: That's my life - except it's worse. My friend who keeps "jamming" me is my gay roommate. Fact: He went home with three - yes, three - of the guys I had been so sure were into me. Fact: He's really pissing me off. I'll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of 50 if he keeps this up. Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren't gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay? Ry: The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met the girl, except there was one small problem: She'd been burned badly and didn't want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could've found another place to live, but I wanted to live there - with her. So I had to go undercover. Fact: I'm in love with my roommate. Fact: She's going to hate me if I come clean now. Fact: I'm not giving up. Which means I'll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the real me. Contains mature themes.
©2017 RC Boldt (P)2017 Tantor
A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he's retired and single. Just as he's starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled, but he can't stop thinking about the one person who's always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister. Mollie Carrington can't say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie's just glad that she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago - or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson's mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place - but she can't win if she doesn't play the game.
©2016 Lauren LeDonne (P)2016 Tantor
To Marco (No Im not going to add Polo), Last night was a mistake. A big mistake. Or rather should I say small? I dont want to hurt your ego. I should have listened to your sister. Youre insufferable and rude and far too cocky. Dont worry, I wont be telling anyone what happened because as far as Im concerned it never did. Please stop calling me. I do not need to come and collect my bra from you. Or the t-shirt you lent me to sleep in when I got cold. No, that one act doesnt make you a gentleman. And no, I do not need to have your smell near me to fall asleep. In fact, it does the opposite and gives me nightmares. Millie P.S. No, I do not want a repeat in the office at work. P.P.S. The texts I sent you this morning were drunk texts. I was still hungover. Do not construe them as anything else. P.P.P.S. Could you have given me anymore love bites? There was no need to mark your territory because I am not yours!
©2020 J. S. Cooper (P)2020 J. S. Cooper
Ten years ago, my high school crush found me during senior finals week in the student parking lot with my car decorated with items you find behind a drugstore counter and a "Most Likely to..." banner that would make a pro blush. And by "pro", I don't mean golf. In under an hour, everything I knew about myself was turned upside down and inside out, just as our high school career was in its final hours. Then again, he's the high school quarterback. He's used to performing when the clock's running out. Me? I perform well under pressure, too. But not when Will Lotham is about to kiss me. Or is he? Little Miss Perfect is a prequel to the events that take place in Fluffy, New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent's new book.
©2019 Julia Kent (P)2019 Julia Kent
Tally is a 20-year-old single mother struggling to finish nursing school. Has she made mistakes in life? Sure, but her daughter isn't one of them. She works hard, she studies even harder, and she's only a few weeks away from graduating. She's living her life the best she knows how when she witnesses a near-miss motorcycle accident between a car and a biker. A biker that happens to be the most talked-about teacher at her college. The moment she meets those startling blue, narrowly-escaped-death eyes, she realizes quickly that life as she knows it has changed. No longer will she be content to let life pass her by, even if it puts everything she's worked so hard for in jeopardy. Tommy is a highly skilled doctor. A teacher. A veteran. A fully patched member of The Dixie Wardens MC. He's lonely, but also set in his ways. What will it take for this man to accept that he needs to make some changes in his life? Apparently, it'll take a guy in a truck, who's preoccupied with his phone rather than focused on the road, nearly plowing into him on his bike at 70 miles per hour. Oh, and a 20-something nursing student witnessing the entire thing from only a few feet away. It only takes a second, a single heartbeat in time, as he looks into her worry-filled eyes to realize that he'd give anything for a single night with her. He may lose his job in the process, but after that one incredible night turns into an amazing weekend, he knows it's worth the risk for the promise of her forever. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2017 Tantor
Top tip: Don't put out an online ad offering your services as a fake date. Someone will take you up on it - and it won't just be for one night. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how I ended up being Mason Jackson's fake girlfriend. He didn't even want me to be. No - his sister was solely responsible for me being his date for his 10-year high school reunion. And now, she's responsible for telling his parents our relationship is real. We have no choice. We have to act like this isn't all a mistake, like it's not all fake, like we're totally, completely, utterly, head-over-heels in love with each other. Simple, right? Wrong.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Amelia loves her good friend, Avery. So much so that she agrees to do the stupidest thing ever. A stranger photo shoot. You know the type. The photographer takes photos of two individuals. Two individuals that, until that day, have never met in their life. The moment she shows up at the photo shoot, she knows that she made a terrible decision. Why? Because the total stranger about to be in an intimate photo shoot with her is the hottest thing thats ever walked the streets of Kilgore, Texas. If not the entire US of A. Adam wasnt sure why the hell he agreed to something so stupid. Call it temporary lapse of sanity. When the photographer who shot his photo for the Kilgore Police Departments benefit calendar asked him for a favor, he couldnt say no. Not without looking like a jerk seeing as it was benefiting the Fallen Officer Foundation that he played a rather large part in. Whatever it was that made him agree, he quickly realizes that its not worth it. Not when he walks into the studio and sees the massive bed with blood-red sheets dominating the middle of the room. So uncomfortable he is at the sight, hes about to head straight out the door and not look back when she walks in. Amelia steals his breath away with just one glance, and all of a sudden, getting this stranger into his arms with his mouth on hers sounds like the best idea ever.
©2020 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
Ive loved him from afar. Though most times hes only a foot away. Im smart enough to know hell never be anyones forever. He checks all the bad boy boxes. Tattoos. Check. Motorcycle. Check. Chip on his shoulder. Check check. If he wasnt my neighbor and friend, I may have thrown myself at him. Okay, yeah. I wouldnt. Because guys like Dylan dont want a woman who writes kids math textbooks under him in bed. Instead, I pathetically savor morsels of moments where I have his sole attention. That was until his archenemy moved in with me. Now suddenly, Dylans moving in, too, and warning off the first guy in a long time whos showing me interest. Could he finally see me as more than a friend, or am I just a prize to win and show off to his enemy?
©2020 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2020 Piper Rayne Inc.
A billionaire who wants a perfect wife... At 35, Marcus Carelli has it all: wealth, power, and the kind of looks that leave women breathless. A self-made billionaire, he heads one of the largest hedge funds on Wall Street and can take down major corporations with a single word. The only thing hes missing? A wife whod be as big of an achievement as the billions in his bank account. A cat lady who needs a date... Twenty-six-year-old bookstore clerk Emma Walsh has it on good authority that shes a cat lady. She doesnt necessarily agree with that assessment, but its hard to argue with the facts. Raggedy clothes covered with cat hair? Check. Last professional haircut? Over a year ago. Oh, and three cats in a tiny Brooklyn studio? Yep, shes got those. And yes, fine, she hasnt had a date since...well, she cant recall. But that part is fixable. Isnt that what the dating sites are for? A case of mistaken identity... One high-end matchmaker, one dating app, one mix-up that changes everything...opposites may attract, but can this last?
©2019 Anna Zaires (P)2019 Anna Zaires
One of these things is not like the others - life-threatening community theatre, wire hangers, chipmunks, tree-house sex-capades with a hot werewolf and head-shrinking with a porno-loving rabbit shifter. Actually none of these things are even remotely like the others, but it's my life and I'm going to make the pieces fit into a perfect puzzle - even if I have to shove it together and glue it with magic. New leaf, new leaf, new freakin' leaf. Caring for people wasn't in my repertoire until I landed in Assjacket, West Virginia. Falling in love wasn't anywhere on my agenda. It's messy. However, I've been told messy is what showers and therapy are for. I'm hoping that info is correct because Goddess knows I'm trying. Never until now have I been a witch that wanted it all - the guy, the job, the friends and the place called home. Now I just have to fix my slightly irresponsible and somewhat unstable witchy ways so I deserve it. I'm going for perfect or at least a loose definition of the word. Messy, here I come.
©2016 Robyn Peterman (P)2016 Robyn Peterman
Ruth "Ruthless" Harper is on the verge of becoming managing partner at her all-male consulting firm and she won't let anything stand in her way. That includes men, relationships, and that dreaded F word, feelings - distractions she eliminated long ago. After the worst day ever (a near-death experience and a public wedgie, for starters), Ruth realizes she doesn't want to live and die alone. She puts together a business plan to find the perfect man and dives head first into the murky online dating pool. All she wants is a high-powered executive who understands how important her career is. If only it were that easy. Problem is most men are intimidated by Ruth's confidence and shocked by her bluntness. The exception being her landscape designer, Nick, whose cool demeanor and unsolicited dating advice are driving her nuts. He's the antithesis of the business-oriented man Ruth envisions for herself, so why do all signs keep pointing back to him?
©2019 Rich Amooi (P)2020 Tantor
Sometimes dreams really do come true. Ryan Hudson asked me to marry him. Well...temporarily marry him. Struggling graphic designer Kylee Morgan would do just about anything to help Ryan Hudson, her very attractive friend she's been harboring feelings for. But, marry him? That might be taking things a little too far for this good girl. Workaholic Ryan is finally on the cusp of success with his company when things come to a crashing halt. He needs cash fast and his grandparents trust fund is the perfect solution. However, theres one small requirement to get the money, he has to be married. Don't miss A Temporary Marriage, the first of The Fake Love series by Summer Dowell. If you like fake relationships and swoon worthy moments, than this is a romantic comedy you won't put down!
©2020 Summer Dowell (P)2020 Summer Dowell
From USA Today best selling Author Meghan Quinn, comes a hilarious romantic comedy that will touch your heart and cause you to roar with laughter as you escape into Rosie Bloom's attempt to write a romance novel. "Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch...." Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave? Goodness, I have no idea what I'm doing. Im a virgin attempting to write a romance novel and I'm having an impossible time trying to write a passionate and swoon-worthy love scene worthy of being published, thanks to my lack of experience. My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen, step outside my comfort zone, and gain some real life experience through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups. But losing my "flower" is proving to be much tougher than expected.... This is the story of my awkward, humiliating, and slightly terrifying life, but like all romance novels, I know it will end in a happily ever after. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Warning: Listen in the confines of your own home due to random outbursts of laughter. If you are addicted to cliffhangers, getting your heart ripped out of your chest, and feeling like a bulldozer just plowed through your stomach, then this audiobook is not for you. if you like peeing your pants and crying from laughing so hard, then please continue listening.
©2018 Meghan Quinn (P)2019 Meghan Quinn
Live in the best small town in the world? Check. Have the greatest job ever working on my family's pumpkin farm? Check. Marry the town pharmacist and have a nice, quiet life with our son? Check-check. "Oh, I'm sorry. Did you say you were happy? LOLOLOLOL!" ~ Life Ember Hastings never thought she'd be dragged away from White Timber and everything she loved, thrust in the middle of a big city she hated, or have her husband of nine years say, "I can't do this anymore", all within the span of three months - yet here she is. She misses her family, she misses the farm, and she misses having a backbone and caring whether or not the stain on her shirt is chocolate or s--t. She works from home doing transcription. Does she really need to shower or leave the house? Baker Matthews has been bringing everyone down lately with his grouchy attitude. His job is stressful and sometimes depressing, but he wouldn't change anything about it. When a glitch with the transcription company he's using mistakenly sends him notes he wasn't supposed to see, Baker finds himself laughing out loud for the first time in months. He's never met a woman who says whatever she's thinking and doesn't fawn all over him when she finds out what he does for a living. Until Ember Hastings comes barreling into his life, calling him S--t Mouth and asking if he has any balls. But she wants to keep this professional. She made him pinky swear, and you don't mess around with pinky swears. Baker will have to get creative if he wants to prove to Ember that he's just her type.
©2019 Tara Sivec (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
"You may be faking the relationship, but you're not faking the orgasms." Downsized, broke, and dumped, 38-year-old Marley sneaks home to her childhood bedroom in the town she couldn't wait to escape 20 years ago. Not much has changed in Culpepper. The cool kids are still cool. Now they just own car dealerships and live in McMansions next door. Oh, and the whole town is still talking about that Homecoming she ruined her senior year. Desperate for a new start, Marley accepts a temporary teaching position. Can the girl banned from all future Culpepper High Homecomings keep the losing-est girls soccer team in school history from killing each other and prevent carpal tunnel in a bunch of phone-clutching gym class students? Maybe with the help of Jake Weston, high school bad boy turned sexy good guy. When the school rumor mill sends Marley to the principal's office to sign an ethics contract, the tattooed track coach, dog dad, and teacher of the year becomes her new fake boyfriend and alibi - for a price. The Deal: He'll teach her how to coach if she teaches him how to be in a relationship. Who knew a fake boyfriend could deliver such real orgasms? But it's all temporary. The guy. The job. The team. There's too much history. Rock bottom can't turn into a foundation for happily ever after. Can it? Warning: Story also includes a meet-puke, a bouffanted nemesis, a yard swan and donkey basketball, a teenage-orchestrated makeover, and a fake relationship that gets a little too real between the sheets.
©2019 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc.
A city girl reins in the cowboy of her hottest dreams in Wall Street Journal and USA Today best-selling author Lauren Landish's wild romance. As the eldest brother, the responsibility for the family ranch now rests on Mark Bennetts broad shoulders. He wouldnt have it any other way - he loves being in charge. Working hard on the land helps him stay focused and keeps him from noticing whats missing in his life - what hell never allow himself to have for fear that one small taste will break his careful control. But a sweet blue-eyed blonde has just arrived in town, and the attraction between them is undeniably hot. So Mark tightens the reins around his heart - how can he tell her what he really wants? Events planner Katelyn Johnsons new gig is the wedding of a rodeo superstar. Right now, its tough not to focus on the riders tempting older brother. So far, getting beneath Marks gorgeously gruff exterior has been a pleasure. What she needs to do is go a little deeper. But the closer they get, the more Mark pulls away. Katelyns not afraid of a challenge, though. Whatever deep desires hes hiding, she wants in on his secrets. All she has to do is get past his legendary reserve. With all her body, heart, and soul, theres nothing she cant handle.
©2019 Lauren Landish (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Its true. Im not what most people would call pretty and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good.... Until a bunch of jerks think its hilarious to put the butterface (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever - and that old humiliation hits hard. I recognize him immediately. The hottest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league. But then he kisses me. And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything. Then he tells everyone weve been dating for months. Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over necessary tools to fix my broken porch to surviving a free-for-all dinner with his six siblings to picking up where our last kiss left off. But theres something hes not telling me about why hes really hanging around, and Im pretty sure it has to do with my mob-connected brothers. Because this is not a make-over story, and Cinderella is only a fairy tale....
©2018 Avery Flynn (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.
William Darcy has gone completely mental! Despite Elizabeth Bennets less than stellar opinion of him, some unknown force possessed him to invite her to Pemberley to wait out lockdown. Just because shed be closer to her sister Jane, whos isolated in the gamekeepers cottage with her husband wasnt a legitimate excuse either. Hed invited Elizabeth - the only woman hed ever really fancied - Elizabeth, whod refused him without reservation at the Rosings Book Festival. Now, he spends part of every day in Elizabeths company while struggling to keep his feelings hidden from not only her but also his nosy sister and motherly housekeeper. What a bloody nightmare! When William Darcy showed up on her doorstep, the last thing Elizabeth Bennet expected was an invitation to Pemberley, yet she now lives in the poshest of rooms and can walk the extensive gardens and the forests without limits. Even Tilney, her timid Maine Coon cat, is willing to brave strangers to explore his new surroundings, but Elizabeth has no idea how to behave around Darcy. If no one can say when lockdown will end, she could be living at Pemberley indefinitely. How do you live with a man youre attracted to, but who tries your every last nerve? How is she supposed to stay confined with Mr. Darcy?
©2020 Leslie Broussard (P)2020 Leslie Broussard
The man had seemed so innocent in the bar - okay, not *innocent*, per se. Hed been hot, hard, and possessed a butt that I wanted to bite like the last chocolate chip cookie in my stash. Hed also skipped out of town faster than a villain in a B movie, leaving me woefully unsatisfied. Id chalked the whole incident up to a bad night stand and moved on with my life. That was before the news of a failed IUD. Before the plus sign. Before Jordan showed back up determined to make that night up to me. I didnt want a baby or a payday or a sexy, stubborn man in my life. I wanted to go back in time and pretend none of it had happened. Unfortunately, my life had become all about that plus sign...and there wasnt a damn thing I could do about it.
©2018 Elise Faber (P)2018 Elise Faber
Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can't stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana's determined to prove that she belongs...even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town's hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into. And really...how hard could it be? The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it's not getting any easier now that his dream girl's back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it's clear she needs help, fast...and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It's an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong...together.
©2020 Sarah Morgenthaler (P)2020 Tantor
A sexy new friends-to-lovers stand-alone performed by Zachary Webber and Andi Arndt! Let me list the reasons why dating the sexy, charming pro hockey star is a bad idea: Hes one of my closest friends. All our friends are friends. The wounds Ive got from past relationships go deep. And so do his. Were both devoutly single - its just safer for the heart that way. But theres no reason not to bid on the gorgeous, clever athlete at the charity auction this weekend. If I win, itll be a "friendsdate". And I do win. I win him big. And hard. And all night long. The trouble is...what happens in the morning? This fun and sexy romance also includes an extended epilogue narrated by Brian Pallino and Stella Hunter!
©2020 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2020 Little Dog Press
From USA Today best-selling author Jenny Holiday comes a modern fairy tale just in time for Christmas about a tough New Yorker from the other side of the tracks who falls for a princess from the other side of the world. Leo Ricci's already handling all he can, between taking care of his little sister, Gabby, driving a cab, and being the super of his apartment building in the Bronx. But when Gabby spots a "princess" in a gown outside of the UN trying to hail a cab, she begs her brother to stop and help. Before he knows it, he's got a real-life damsel in distress in the backseat of his car. Princess Marie of Eldovia shouldn't be hailing a cab, or even be out and about. But after her mothers death, her father has plunged into a devastating depression and the fate of her small Alpine country has fallen on Maries shoulders. Shes taken aback by the gruff but devastatingly handsome driver who shows her more kindness than shes seen in a long time. When Marie asks Leo to be her driver for the rest of her trip, he agrees, thinking hell squire a rich miss around for a while and make more money than he has in months. He doesnt expect to like and start longing for the unpredictable Marie. And when he and Gabby end up in Eldovia for Christmas, he discovers the princess who is all wrong for him is also the woman who is his perfect match.
©2020 Jenny Holiday (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Welcome to your new favorite family saga. Perfect for rom-com fans who are looking to lose themselves in the comedy of real life. Get the first three books in the series, along with a bonus short story in the Peas and Carrots world in this super-value box set. Follow the adventures and mishaps of Eric and Suzi Sibley in this charmingly heartwarming, poignant, and hilarious series that sees them tackle the ups and downs of adult life. Full of quirky characters and crazy mishaps, you will not be disappointed with award-winning author Hannah Lynn's delightful series.
©2020 Hannah Lynn (P)2020 Hannah Lynn
Theo MacLeod wasn't supposed to be the one. Tall, dark and handsome suits me just fine, but the cocky grin, know-it-all attitude, and mammoth ego? No thanks. I only hired him so I wouldn't have to sit at the singles table again. It was just pretend. He wasn't supposed to kiss me. My heart wasn't supposed to pound. We weren't supposed to spend the night together - the hottest night of my life. One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can't cool the fire between us. I can't get enough - of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel. We're nothing alike. He's a daredevil, and I'm a nervous Nellie. He's a drifter, and I want to put down roots. He's an opportunist with a checkered past, and I'm a Girl Scout volunteer. But none of it matters when I'm in his arms. I know he's made mistakes. I know his wounds are deep, and he doesn't trust easily. I know he doesn't believe he could ever be enough to make me happy, but he could. All he has to do is stay.
©2017 Melanie Harlow (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Maxx Reynolds needs help. His shop, house, and life are all in a state of disarray. In desperation, he turns to the internet to hire a new employee, thinking it will make his life easier. What he expects is a fellow named Charly. What he gets is a quirky, sassy redhead named Charlynn who runs circles around him. And she's all woman. He can't stand her. He can't keep his hands off her, either. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Moreland Books Inc. (P)2020 Tantor
A wallflower gets seduction tips from a playboy athlete - until love changes the rules. Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday - with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. Shed give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks. Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. Hes not Jos type - at all - but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows about inspiring desire. Though a lot of women have rumpled Cams kilt, Jo is special. Far from the ugly duckling she thinks she is, in Cams eyes shes sharp, funny, and effortlessly sexy. Now, thanks to him, Jo is blooming with confidence and has the man of her dreams within reach. Unfortunately for Cam, hes just helped to push the woman of his dreams into the arms of another man - and now hes in the fight of his life to keep this beauty from getting away.
©2018 J.T. Geissinger, Inc. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Lucifer has created his own version of the love boat, which means no one is safe. Not even a witch. My crazy witch of a grandma placed a spell on my locket. A love spell. I dont think so. Which means Ill have to find my cursed necklace and nullify the magic. But first, I apparently have to go on a cruise with Grandma. Shes booked a berth on some fancy boat with others like us. You know, the special folk - as in horns, magic, and a bit of fur. No sooner do I park my broom and find my sea-legs when the locket turns up on board -thankfully, not in the possession of the annoying shapeshifter. Oz is hot, but hes not my type. Neither is the pirate whom the locket tries to hook me up with. Or the sea monster who gets it next and tries to drown me. Busy avoiding potential suitors, I find myself hoping the locket will end up in the one place it doesnt belong: In the grasp of the lion who makes me purr.
©2020 Eve Langlais (P)2020 Eve Langlais
A whimsical gift shop, a BBQ food truck, and their feuding owners. Charlotte Gray grew up spoiled and privileged but gave it up to make her own way in the world. Years later, shes fought to get where she is, the owner of a gift shop located in a vintage Airstream trailer in scenic Candle Beach. Everything is perfect until she finds a smelly BBQ food truck parked next to her gift shop one afternoon. The minute she sees it, she knows its got to go or her business will be down the tubes. Luke Tisdale was raised by hard-working grandparents in nearby Haven Shores. After attending college on a scholarship and joining the tech world, his company went public and he became a multi-millionaire overnight. Unfortunately, now he doesnt know whether people like him or his money more. Buying a food truck and moving to Candle Beach seemed like the perfect plan to start over where no one knows about his wealth. What he didnt expect was to find his best friend Parkers spoiled little sister standing on the steps of his food truck demanding that he leave. How can Luke and Charlotte forget old history to broker a truce and find a friendship or more? Candle Beach Sweet Romances Sweet Beginnings Sweet Success Sweet Promises Sweet Memories Sweet History Sweet Matchmaking Sweet Surprises
©2018 Nicole Ellis (P)2019 Nicole Ellis
"Newsflash. You don't buy me, a$#%^*e. You earn me." The bride is a doll. The groom is the perfect gentleman. But the rest of the wedding party? They're the stuff of nightmares. Rich? Check. Vapid? Double check. Entitled? Not enough checks in the world. And the best man? More like the worst man. But maid of honor Franchesca takes her duties seriously. Kidnapped groom? She's got this. Rude attendees? You just watch her handle them. So a best man with a big attitude and an even bigger...checkbook? Yeah, there's no way she's going to let that pretentious, judgmental jackhole ruin her best friend's wedding. No matter how sexy he is. (Well, that's the plan anyway...) Aiden Kilbourn doesn't do long-term relationships. He's busy ruling the business world, and has yet to find a woman he can tolerate for longer than a month, two at the most, anyway. Conquering the unconquerable is basically his bread and butter. And he hasn't met a challenge that he can't win. But Franchesca Baranski? This smart-mouthed girl from Brooklyn may just be his downfall.
©2018 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (P)2018 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc.
A sexy, falling for my brother's best friend sports romance from number one New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely and performed by Erin Mallon and Teddy Hamilton! Let me make a few things clear. I didn't go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended. But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings.... The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous all-star baseball player might be my brother's best friend, but he's my friend too and has been for years, so it's easy to move on, especially since I have a high-profile business to run. But since he's newly single and I'm always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to "publicly date" over the next week of galas, parties, and events before his baseball season begins. The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card. And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.
©2021 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2021 Little Dog Press
Paige Asher likes her men the way she likes her coffee: hot, slightly sweet, and only to-go. The hot friend-of-a-friend she had a scorching single night with was just about perfect - tall, rugged, with a sexy drawl...and on the road out of town by six AM the next morning. Long before her mom could start picking out wedding flowers. But now she cant stop thinking about the Louisiana boy. His texts make her smile and she suddenly has a craving for gumbo all the time...hot and spicy and far from home. Mitch Landry had no idea Iowa would be so hospitable to a visitor. He knew the Midwest had a reputation for friendliness but his welcome gift - a sassy, sweet blond who is as no-strings-attached as he is - was a dream come true six months ago. But why is he still texting her? And why did he jump at the chance to come back to Iowa? And why is he so annoyed by her phobia to commitment this time? And why is he pretty sure leaving Paige this time is going to be one of the hardest things hes ever done? Damn, is this what falling in love feels like? Oh, fu...fudge. * A cross-over between the Hot Cakes & Boys of the Bayou series * A prequel to Boys of the Bayou, Book 6 (less)
©2020 Erin Nicholas (P)2020 Erin Nicholas
There are some things you just have to deal with - like your hot-as-hell college booty call moving in next door with his adorable daughter. The only time we've ever gotten along is under the sheets. Old habits die hard because two minutes on my front porch is how long it takes us to bicker. Not that a little fact like that bothers my healthy 80-year-old grandmother and roommate who's determined to see me married before she bites the dust. Unfortunately for me, she's got her eye set on Mason Black. She's barking up the wrong tree. He's not The One, no matter how much I swoon when I see him with his daughter. I have no intentions of rekindling anything with him - until a rubber spider in my mailbox starts off the mother-of-all neighborhood prank wars, just like the ones we had in college, and throws me right into his path. One that leads right to his bedroom....
©2020 Emma Hart (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing. Im a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I've got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I dont have time for a former debutante with zero street smarts and a cash flow problem, even if she is crazy beautiful. Problem is, shes stranded in my small town, and Im hiding a protective streak underneath my broody exterior that runs deep. So I offer her a place to stay and keep my hands to myself. For exactly one night. If only she weren't so gorgeous. So funny. So eager to please. Shes a disaster behind the wheel, but she drives me wild without even trying - at work, at home, in the back of my truck...I cant get enough of the way she makes me feel. But I know better than to think it can last. She wants a fairy tale, and Im no prince. So when it comes time for her to leave, theres nothing I can do but let her go. No matter how much it hurts to say goodbye.
©2020 Melanie Harlow (P)2020 Melanie Harlow
When romance novelist Kate Smith suddenly gets writer's block as she's beginning the final installment of her international best-selling erotic Bed 'n Breakfast series, she'll do pretty much anything to get her groove back. Like sneak into a Tire Depot waiting room because her words flow there just like complimentary coffee - smooth, sweet, and scorchingly hot. She manages to fly under the radar until the rugged and charming mechanic, Miles Hudson, notices the quirky redhead slinking in and out of the employees-only entrance. But she's way too intriguing to blow the whistle on. Doing a test-drive of her new book idea sounds like a much better option.
©2018 Amy Daws (P)2018 Amy Daws
His Wranglers fit him like a glove. A really tight, leaving nothing to the imagination, glove. Codie wants nothing more than to shove that Wrangler-covered butt straight into the mud. Ace Valentine has a smart mouth, a devil-may-care attitude, and those wicked eyes aimed directly at her. She doesn't know what to do with that kind of attention. Especially not from the sweet-talking man that has no problem charming every woman that enters his orbit - everyone but her, at least. Ace isn't sure why Codie Spears had her panties in a twist when it comes to him, but every snub and insult she hurls his way brings him closer and closer to falling for her. He's not sure what it is about the town's bad girl that draws his attention, but every encounter they have leaves him wanting her until there's nothing else left to do but have her. The only thing is, she's been convinced by everyone around her that she's not good enough. Tell a person that she's a piece of trash enough times, and eventually she'll start to believe it. It's going to take a lot of smooth-talking and gentling on his part to get her to see that she's worth it. And once he has her where he wants her? Well, she'll make a mighty fine ranchers wife.
©2020 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
This unlikely getaway driver never expected to help the mayor escape.... After a six-year absence, Addison Potts is back in Charleston to stir things up. And what better place to make her villainous return than her estranged cousins wedding? Only, the nuptials hit a snag when the bride doesnt show, leaving Addison to play getaway driver for the jilted groom - a groom whose heartbreaking smile and deep, Southern drawl she should not be noticing.... Elijah Montgomery DuPont is the future mayor of Charleston. From his military career to city hall, every detail of his life has been meticulously planned. Until now. His only respite from lifes sudden upheaval is Addison, his new, improbable best friend. She makes him happy. She grounds him. And public disapproval be damned, hes not willing to give her up. But with an election on the line and public pressure rising, Addison - and the cruel hand of fate - might not give him a choice.
©2018 Tessa Bailey (P)2018 Blunder Woman Productions
Logan Trahan one of the French Quarters hottest bartenders. A charming, sexy southern boy whose needs are simple: make a living running his family bar and make sure everyone who walks through the doors has a great time - especially the single female tourists. And then Dana Doucet catches his attention. Dana hasnt let her hair down since her husbands funeral, but even an uber-organized single mom isnt fully immune to sexy, persistent southern charm. So yeah, she finally gives in to Logans naughty flirtations after - ironically - nine months. And now, these opposites are stuck with each other forever. Or at least for the next 18 years, eight months, and one week.
©2018 Erin Nicholas (P)2018 Erin Nicholas
Problem number one - getting there Old childhood friends each fly separately to join their families on whats been an annual holiday themed yacht adventure. Secret ex-lovers, Hannah and James are determined to make the best of things.... Problem number two - getting stuck When everyone but Hannah and James gets held up in an airport snarl, it leaves them stuck together for four days, making Hannah's already problematic trip a whole lot harder to face. Especially because she comes bearing more than just gifts.... Problem number three - falling in love (again) As the former lovers try to make the best of the Christmas snafu, they soon realize that the best things in life can't be planned and sometimes love is sweeter the second time around.
©2020 Jill Shalvis (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
A full-length stand-alone romantic comedy from USA Today best-selling author R.S. Grey. Candace Kat and Yasmine! Do not dally! Come straight home after work. Kat, dont take the long route from the subway station just so you can pass by Cute Hot Dog Guy. This is important! Ive had the best day. You wont believe it. There I was in my preschool classroom, washing a bit of poo out of some soggy trousers, when this absolute babe came to collect his nephew from my class. Truthfully, I thought Id blacked out for a moment when I first saw him. He was a proper hunk with glorious brown hair, quite tall, and he had these arms. Are muscly arms supposed to turn me on? Im panting just thinking about them. Anyway, he told me hes a professional foosball player. At least, I think thats what he said. The tots can get quite loud near pickup time. Yasmine Foosball? What are you on about? Have you gone mad? Kat Oh sod off. So what if I like to have a good look at Hot Dog Guys arse on my trek home after a hard days work? Its called self-care. Candace Kat, youre hopeless. Yasmine, yes - foosball! I suppose its a big thing over here in the States? We must investigate and learn everything we can. By the way, hes called Logan. Logan + Candace. I think that sounds quite nice! I can hear the wedding bells now. Dum dum da-dum. Yasmine Oh good grief. I suppose we can do some snooping when I get home. Ill grab wine on my way. Kat Ill grab hot dogs. The Trouble with Quarterbacks is a hilarious romance about unlikely love found between a British preschool teacher and the professional quarterback who sweeps her off her feet.
©2020 R.S. Grey (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
She'll save Christmas just to spite him....
When a late season hurricane hits Merry, Connecticut, city manager and single dad Noah Yates has to inform the already devastated residents that there won't be a Christmas Festival this year. No festival means no tourism dollars. A disaster of epic proportions for his hometown.
But when home renovation expert slash smoking hot reality TV star Catalina King shows up with a camera crew and a budget big enough to put the town back together again, Noah balks. Hard. The last time Cat was in town she stirred up trouble everywhere she went. (Residents are still talking about the town's first and only bar fight.)
Noah doesn't need a TV diva capitalizing on his town's tragedy or filling his daughter's head with glitz and glam.
Cat is ready and willing to put Merry back in Christmas mode with a holiday special that will leave everyone believing in miracles and get her friends back in the home they love. But there's one big problem standing in her way. And his name is Noah Yates. He's wrong about her and she can't wait to prove it. Ring those jingle bells because it's on.
©2017 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. (P)2019 That's What She Said Publishing, Inc.
Meet Me at Beachcomber Bay is a romantic, funny and pause-resisting new novel about love and friendship from Jill Mansell, best-selling author of The One You Really Want and You and Me, Always. Perfect for anyone who loves Lucy Diamond, Milly Johnson and Katie Fforde. Love is in the air in St Carys, but you'd never know it - the people of this seaside town are very good at keeping secrets.... The man Clemency loves belongs to someone else. She has to hide her true feelings - but when she ropes in an unsuspecting friend to help, wires start to get crossed. For the first time in Ronan's life his charm has failed him in winning over the woman he wants. Loving her from afar appears to be his only option. Belle seems to have the perfect boyfriend, but something isn't quite right. And now a long-buried secret is slowly rising to the surface. The truth has a funny way of revealing itself, and when it does St Carys will be a very different place indeed....
©2017 Jill Mansell (P)2017 Headline Digital
A steamy and hilarious holiday treat from New York Times best seller J. S. Cooper Santa baby, Ive really been an awful bad girl.... If the city ever decides to put a sign on my front door, it will say, Good Girl Gone Bad. This year, I am definitely on Santas naughty list and its not even my own fault. How was I supposed to know that when I asked for a boyfriend for Christmas, that my wish would be granted; with not one, but two suitors vying for my heart? When one problem becomes two.... My two suitors are exact opposites. Lucas, the corporate hottie, wants me to spend Christmas Eve at his penthouse and Connor, the bad boy rock star, wants to take me to an isolated cabin on Christmas Day. Ive agreed to both invitations. Hey, a girl has to explore her options. The Christmas surprise I didnt see coming.... And then everything went wrong. Because who couldnt see this train wreck coming, asides from me? Both guys wanted to see me on New Year's Eve, each one sliding a naughty note under my door promising copious amounts of spiced eggnog and an even spicier night. The only problem was theyd both invited me to the same party. Turns out they were connected in a way I never saw coming. Its complicated doesnt even begin to express my dilemma. The only thing I know is that at midnight, the fireworks going off arent just going to be in the sky.
©2020 J. S. Cooper (P)2021 J. S. Cooper
Nico She serves me coffee late at night when I come around to write lyrics, but its not the caffeine Ive gotten addicted to. Weve got the spark, but shes the only woman in town who seems to be immune to my charms. When its time for me to leave for my cross-country tour, I just cant imagine not seeing her for months. So I offer her a job on the road with me. Kat Everyone in LA knows that Nico Todd has a way with songs and with the ladies. What he doesnt know is that I would love to let him have his way with me. But my life can only revolve around one infuriatingly cute guy - the six-year-old that I live with. Imagine my surprise when Nico finds out about my little boy and tells me to bring him and my mom on the road too. And imagine Nicos surprise when he realizes my son is the biggest charmer of them all.
©2020 Kayley Loring (P)2020 Kayley Loring
Imagine this. You're ready to leave after a one-night stand, and you're figuring out how to - shock horror - leave your number and ask him to be your fake boyfriend for your sister's wedding this weekend. When he wakes up. Well, that happened to me. And over coffee and omelets, I found myself a date. Which was how I ended up arriving at the wedding with a guy I knew nothing about. I didn't know his last name, or how we met, or how long we'd been dating. I didn't know where he grew up, what he'd majored in in college, or how many siblings he had. I sure as hell didn't know he was Adam Winters, hotshot hockey player - and not only my father's favorite player, but my little nephew's freakin' idol. Which means I'm in trouble. Big, big trouble. My mother is suspicious, my sister is bridezilla on crack, and my grandpa will tell anyone who'll listen about his time in Amsterdam's Red Light District. Four days. I have to keep this up for four days, and then Adam and I can return to our regular lives, where we don't have sex whenever we're alone and my family isn't interrogating him over his intentions with me. At least, that's the plan. And we all know what happens to those. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Emma Hart (P)2019 Tantor
If youre a guy like me, and you find yourself having banged your sexy new boss - the school principal - in the back of your Jeep one drunken night, heres a few takeaways based on my experience.... Lesson One: Always get her full name. Lesson Two: Consider asking what she does for a living. Lesson Three: Find out why shes moved to town. Get details. Details are crucial. Lesson Four: Dont alter her bio in front of an auditorium of high school students unless you know she has a sense of humor for that sort of thing. Lesson Five: If you ignore Lesson Four, apologize instead of flirt when youre sent to the principals office. Lesson Six: Never sleep with her again. Lesson Seven: Pay attention to this one - its the most important of them all. Dont fall for your one-night stand. Class dismissed.
©2019 Piper Rayne Inc. (P)2019 Piper Rayne Inc.
Violet Abrams may have been a bridesmaid no less than seven times, but her wedding day was near - she could feel it. Until her longtime boyfriend left her for someone else. That's just fine - she has her photography and a new project redesigning her sister's bakery to keep her happy and fulfilled. Fast-forward to the day of his wedding, though, when Violet might have accidentally, totally not on purpose, started a fire. And...officially the worst day ever. Firefighter Ford Maguire thought he'd seen it all. Until he's called out because someone tried to set the local bakery on fire...with a wedding magazine? The little arsonist might be the cutest woman he's ever seen, but he's too career-focused to consider something serious. Still, Violet seems like a great person to help him navigate his upcoming "man of honor" duties in his best friend's wedding. Pretty soon, not only is Violet giving him lessons on all things weddings, she's helping him train his latest rescue-dog recruit puppies and weaving her way seamlessly into his lone-wolf lifestyle. But forever is the last thing on Ford's mind, and if there's one thing a perpetual bridesmaid knows, it's the importance of a happily ever after.
©2020 Cindi Madsen (P)2020 Tantor
A sexy new stand-alone from USA Today best-seller Sarina Bowen You'd think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You'd be wrong. For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don't know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard. When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It's what friends do. But what friends don't do is rip off each others' clothes for a single, wild night together. Now she's avoiding me. She says we're too different, and it can never happen again. So why can't we keep our hands off each other?
©2018 Sarina Bowen (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Crude. Arrogant. A--hole. No doubt about it, Sebastian "Oz" Osborne is the university's most celebrated student athlete - and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn't give a sh-t about what you or anyone else thinks. Smart. Classy. Conservative. Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university's most diligent student - but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags - and Oz Osborne is all three. She's smart, sarcastic - and not what he expected.... Every douchebag has his weakness. He wants to be friends. He wants to spend time with her. He wants to drive her crazy. He wants...her.
©2016 Sara Ney (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
A brand new sexy stand-alone romantic comedy from number one New York Times best-selling Author Lauren Blakely! Includes a bonus short story narrated by a full cast! There are a million reasons why Miles Hart isn't the man I should date but allow me to enumerate the top three. He's friends with my brother; he's a single dad; and he's a sexy, in-demand rock star. He might as well wear an off-limits, totally unavailable, and dont-even-attempt-to-ride-this-ride sign. And theres one more little itty-bitty thing - he's never asked me on a date. That is, until he asks me to be his plus-one when his band plays at his high school reunion. It shouldnt be a big deal. After all, were just friends, and no one is giving us our own hashtag. Except me. I have three good reasons to keep my hands off Roxy Sterling - her brothers my business manager; my kid is the center of my world; and the last time I fell hard for a woman, I was burned so badly that my interest in relationships has gone up in flames. But once I bring Roxys body next to mine on the dance floor, I want all the not-safe-for-work things I can't have with her. My brain knows theres no way for us to work, but tell that to my big mouth. Because the second she plants a hot, sexy kiss on me, I have the bright idea to ask her to keep being my plus one - turning one night into a few. Whats the harm in spending a little more time with her and having her by my side at all these events? Nothing at first, until I learn exactly how risky we might be. This audiobook includes the bonus short story A Little Big Rock, produced exclusively in audio for this title and narrated by a full cast including Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, Joe Arden, and Erin Mallon!
©2018 Lauren Blakely Books (P)2018 Lauren Blakely Books
When I kissed you last night, I wasnt pretending. Everly Dalton is a walking, talking, martini-drinking dating disaster. Forget kissing frogs. She cant even get past the first date. But at work, shes a badass - the longest-running assistant billionaire Shepherd Calloway has ever had. Her coworkers wonder how she handles the big bad wolf and never gets bit. Shepherd Calloway isnt interested in being anyones sugar daddy. Tired of women who only want him for his money, he swears off dating, determined to focus on running his empire. Until his gold-digging ex hits him where it hurts, putting him in a difficult position. His solution to have Everly pose as his live-in girlfriend is obviously crazy, but the timing is uncanny. It just so happens Everly needs a favor from her boss - a big and awkward one - and this could ensure everyone gets what they want. Besides, Everly can totally survive a few months of faux romance. Except theres a problem. Shepherd is supposed to be a single-minded, unemotional robot boss. Not an actual human with a heart and morning wood. Between the awkward bed-sharing and tingly fake dates, lines are blurring. And as Everly gets to know the real Shepherd, she discovers theres more to the man behind the bank account. And faking it gets all too real... Faking Ms. Right is a hot, stand-alone romantic comedy.
©2019 Claire Kingsley (P)2019 Claire Kingsley
What happens when frenemies take the experiment out of the lab and into the bedroom? Corban Nash is a self-proclaimed data nerd with a sexy half smile and a set of abs that leave girls drooling. He developed a theory he claims will make two people fall in love. And after numerous tests on friends and family, its been successful for everyone whos tried it. The problem is, its never worked on him. And he doesnt know why. Still, hes determined to prove his theory. The only thing standing in his way? His nemesis, Hazel Kiegen. Hazel refuses to be distracted by Corbans adorable awkwardness or his temptingly muscular body. He claims to have cracked the code to falling in love, and shes going to prove him wrong. From the moment these two rivals meet, their chemistry is irresistible. And whats wrong with a little sex between enemies? But when they put Corbans theory to the test for themselves, the results are deliciously unexpected. Authors note: Stand-alone romcom featuring a sexy nerd with a great big...heart. Tons of tension and witty banter. Super hot frenemies with benefits. Badass lady friendships with a widening circle of trust. And a romantic HEA that will leave you swooning.
©2020 Claire Kingsley (P)2020 Claire Kingsley
After discovering that her famous chef husband was cheating, Frankie Bennett lost her mind - on live TV. Now Frankie is broke, unemployed, and hiding out in her aunt's retirement village. That is, until Maxine Henderson-Barker - reformed trophy wife and owner of Trophy Jobs Inc. employment agency - arrives to give Frankie a much needed kick in the pants. Soon, Frankie lands a job as a prep chef at a Greek diner in New Jersey, home to the world's best meatloaf and an owner who resembles an exquisitely chiseled Greek statue. Falling into bed with Nikos isn't the best idea, but after years of living in a man's shadow, this ex-trophy wife is ready to get busy cooking. Contains mature themes.
©2020 Dakota Cassidy (P)2020 Tantor
He wasn't supposed to be nice. This changes everything. Im just trying to survive. Moms dead. Dads gone crazy. And Im alone. Senior year is about to start, and I cant imagine my life getting any worse. Enter Lucas. The rich, snobby kid whos been banished here by his parents to, I dont know, learn how the poor slum it or something. Hes everywhere. Infiltrating my safe places and causing my emotions to spin out of control. If only I can figure out what his angle is, I might actually survive. And then, things change. I begin to realize theres more depth to him than hes letting on. I didnt expect this. What am I going to do? My hearts already so broken, and Im not sure I can take the chance that I so desperately want to. Losing someone I loved already crushed me once. What if Lucas leaves me too? Grab Misunderstanding the Billionaire's Heir from Anne-Marie Meyer, and experience your first kiss, all over again.
©2019 Anne-Marie Meyer (P)2019 Anne-Marie Meyer
Alizée, auteure à succès, ne sort pas de chez elle. Alizée possède un vieux chat violeur nommé Vampyr. Alizée ne porte que des pyjamas pilou, n'en déplaise à certains. Alizée n'aime ni les enfants, ni ses parents, ni... Non la liste serait trop longue, restons sur ce qu'elle aime... Alizée adore la tranquillité, de ce fait, elle ne supporte pas son voisin canon qui fait crier les filles, une fois la nuit tombée. Elles pourraient faire preuve de solidarité, après tout ! Alizée va donc en découdre avec... Ervin est beau. Ervin est musclé. Ervin plaît aux femmes et il le sait. PIRE ! Il en profite à fond ! Ervin est un incorrigible arrogant. Ervin est horripilant. Ervin a une voisine qui lui résiste, et il compte bien la faire ployer... Sauf qu'il ne s'attendait pas au phénomène Alizée...
©2020 Black Ink Editions (P)2020 Audible Studios
USA Today best-selling author Vivienne Lorret continues her charming new trilogy with a bluestocking whose search for information on the mating habits of scoundrels has her stumbling upon the missing heir to an earldom...in the London underworld. Jane Pickerington never intended to start a brawl in a brothel. She only wanted to research her book. Yet when her simple study of scoundrels goes awry, she finds herself coming to the rescue of a dark, enigmatic stranger...who turns out to be far more than an average rake out for a night of pleasure. Hes positively wild! Only the most feral and cunning could have survived foundling homes and work houses. Orphaned as an infant, Raven never had another name. At least...not until he meets her. Now hes face-to-face with the one person who recognizes the strange birthmark on his arm and can reinstate him to his blue-blooded birthright. All at once, Ravens life takes a turn. His knowledge of dark alleys and gaming hells never prepared him for gilded ballrooms. So Jane becomes his tutor. Yet, the more lessons in decorum she offers, the more this untamed scoundrel wants to teach her all the ways to be wicked.
©2020 Vivienne Lorret (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
There are no douchebags in this story. Well, there are, but they're not who this story is about. This story is about me - the coach's daughter. When I moved to Iowa to live with my dad, the university's take-no-prisoners wrestling coach, I thought transferring would be easy as pie - living with my father would be temporary, and he'd make sure his douchebag wrestlers left me alone. Wrong on both counts. Assholes always come out of the woodwork when the stakes are high. A bet is placed, and I'm on the table. After one humiliating night and too much alcohol, I find the last nice guy on campus. And when he offers to rent me his spare bedroom, I go all in. It's time for the nice guy to finish first. Midnight chats and spilling my problems turn to lingering touches. Lingering touches turn to more. And the ultimate good guy has the potential do more damage than any douchebags ever could.
©2018 Sara Ney (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
In this stand-alone sequel to The Extra, Anna-Marie has never wanted to find love - but loves about to find her. Anna-Marie Halsey loves her job as a regular on the soap opera Southern Heat almost as much as she loves living the LA lifestyle: clubbing and partying and casually dating gorgeous men - most recently powerhouse agent Josh Rios. When Anna-Marie starts feeling more-than-casual about Josh - her signature cue to break things off - she finds a much-needed excuse to get away: a family reunion in small-town Wyoming. In Wyoming, Anna-Marie remembers why shes spent years avoiding her crazy family and claustrophobic hometown - and her ex-boyfriend, up-and-coming rock musician Shane Beckstrom, provides the perfect distraction. But when a Boy Scout troop films them nude in a hot spring, Anna-Marie finds Wyoming even more nerve-wracking than her paralyzing fear of commitment. To make matters worse, Josh Rios appears, and its clear that commitment is exactly what hes hoping for. Anna-Marie isnt sure what she wants, but being trapped in Everett, Wyoming, with Josh, Shane, and her crazy family when her impromptu sex-tape hits the internet sure isnt it. The Girlfriend Stage is book two in The Extra series, but it stands alone, and can be listened to first, without missing anything except the backgrounds of the side characters. It features PG-13 rated sexual content, no cliff-hanger, and a swoon-worthy happily ever after.
©2019 Megan Walker and Janci Patterson (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing
Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today best-selling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story. Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow - and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie's had in years - and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams. Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn't have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie's drop-dead gorgeous, she's also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss - a kiss that's caught on camera - all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they're a real couple. And nobody's more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.
©2017 Lauren Layne (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
The book that started it all! A vintage '90s romcom from number one best-selling author Shari Low. 1999. Carly Cooper is 30, single and after coming close to saying I do to six different men, shes wondering if she accidentally said goodbye' to Mr Right. But there is a problem. Her ex-boyfriends are scattered all over the world, and Carly lives in 1999: an era before Facebook, Google, smartphones, 4G and Broadband, when it was impossible to track people down with a few clicks of a mouse. On a mission to discover if she walked away from her 'happy ever after', Carly quits her job, her flat, her whole life and sets off on a quest to track down all the men she has ever loved. Her Mr Right is out there, but can she find him? And what if hes moved on from the ex-girlfriend who said goodbye?
©2020 Shari Low (P)2020 Boldwood Books
When one rulebook closes... Thatch and Cassie have finally found their perfect balance of good and sweet, crazy and playful, and, most importantly, hot and insatiable. But what happens when they're faced with a surprise neither of them plotted or schemed for? While Cassie seems to be taking everything in stride, Thatch can't stop himself from worrying about every little thing revolving around the woman he loves. Doing the only thing he can to ease his mind without pushing her away, Thatch proves that once again, when it comes to him and Cass, you'll never see what's coming. Another playbook begins... Wes Lancaster has always followed one guideline for play. He never gets involved with anyone working for his professional football team, the New York Mavericks. It hasn't been a hard rule to live by - until Winnie Winslow, the new take-no-shit team physician. She's beautiful, intelligent - and has no problem taking control of every situation. She pisses him off. She turns him on. As tension builds and desire heightens, Wes finds himself wondering how much longer he'll be able to follow his game plan. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Max Monroe (P)2017 Tantor
From a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author comes an unexpected romance about trying to resist the irresistible
Mackenzie Callaghan has officially been stood up. Not only has she wasted two years on Mr. So Not Interested but now she doesn't even have pizza and the Mets to keep her company. Then he walks into her lifemore than six feet of rugged, hot stranger. Maybe, just for tonight, Mac can pretend to be a girl she's not. After all, she deserves a little no-strings fun
As far as Wesley Porter is concerned, one night with Mackenzie isn't nearly enough. She's a mystery he wants to solveif he can keep her from running for the door every time they touch. There's obviously some serious chemistry between them, so why is she fighting it? As one sexy hookup turns into another (and another), Wesley is determined to prove they were made for each other. But Mac has been hurt before, and she refuses to fall for this sexy, ridiculously perfect guy. In fact, she has every intention of fighting it
unless he can convince her otherwise.
©2018 Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
You want some? She snarls those words at him with barely concealed hostility the moment he arrives at her window to ask for her license and registration. After a few choice words, he lets her go with not one ticket, but three. Next time she should check the attitude at the door and realize that hes a cop, and just doing his job. Come get some. Fast forward a week, and hes still unable to think about anything else but her and her bad attitude - oh, and those sexy lips, angry eyes, and her promise to make his life hell. Knowing he should stay away, he takes a step back and tries not to think about anything that has to do with those long legs, and that mouth that could be used for much better things than spewing venom. At an interview, she rattles off a random number to use as a reference for a job that she desperately needs, and that number just happens to be Johnnys. Shell regret being so rude, and one day shell think twice when she decides to throw attitude toward a man like him. Vowing to make her life hell, he decides to have a little fun. Never get enough. What he doesnt expect is to fall for her. The more Johnny learns about June, the deeper he digs his hole. Soon, he doesnt know which way is up, and hes just fine with that. Then he learns that not everyone bothers to dig past her prickly demeanor and get to the woman that lives deeper. When one too many citizens of Hostel, Texas tries to back her against the wall, hes had enough. After all, you dont mess with whats his.
©2018 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
Holly Dent is one overworked Reaper. After receiving orders from the Reaper's Guild, she's arrived in the beautiful Nocturne Falls for her next assignment - to assist the passing of one Max Hyland. She quickly realizes he's devilishly handsome, wickedly charming, and immortal. Immune to her magic, he has only one real power - not dying! Careful with his heart, Max is resigned to remaining alone for all eternity - until the beautiful Reaper appears on his doorstep. Even though she's bent on helping him pass from this life to the next, he can't help wanting to learn more about her. Torn between her growing affection for Max and completing her assignment, Holly calls upon her old mentor for help. However, as she and Max become closer, she learns that her former teacher has plans of his own, for taking the soul of an immortal gives a Reaper great power - enough to destroy the Guild once and for all. Holly and Max must find a way to defeat him, for, if they fail, Max's life is forfeit. Magic, intrigue, and romance ensue - when it comes to reaping the immortal....
©2017 Kristen Painter (P)2017 Kristen Painter
I have found rock bottom: moving in with my older brother because Im too broke to afford to live on my own. Its okay, though, because weve always been close, and I think Im going to have fun living with him again. That is, until I meet Cooper.... Turns out, my brother has very strong opinions on the idea of me dating his best friend - hes dead set against it. According to him, Cooper is everything I should stay away from: flirtatious, adventurous, noncommittal, and freaking hot. (I added that last part because I feel like you need the whole picture.) My brother is right - I should stay away from Cooper James and his pretty blue eyes. Hes the opposite of what I need right now. Nah - who am I kidding? Im going for it. The Off Limits Rule is a closed-door romance, perfect for anyone who loves lots of sizzle but no explicit content.
©2020 Sarah Adams (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
A hot, funny brothers best friend rom-com...with sugar on top! She's his best friend's little sister. He's known her all his life. He's practically part of the family. There is nothing either of them could do to surprise the other at this point. Then, she showed up in his bedroom in lingerie and asked him to take her V-card. Okay, that was a surprise. Aiden is pretty sure Zoe was equally surprised when he told her no. To say that he didn't handle it well would be a massive understatement. Almost as massive as the amount of work he's going to have to do now to convince her that he wants her. Forever. Right after he tells her that he's bought the company that's her bakerys biggest competitor. Maybe, if he tells her hes in love with her first, that will help sugarcoat the whole we're-rivals-in-business-now thing. So, first "I'm in love with you", then "take off your clothes", then "I'm now your business adversary". Sure. Piece of cake.
©2020 Erin Nicholas (P)2020 Erin Nicholas
"Giddy up! Kim Loraine nails this sexy cowboy romance and you'll want to take this book for a ride!" (Number-one New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely) What happens when a gorgeous, curvy network exec from LA shows up on the doorstep of my ranch? A big, fat pay-off to replace what my thieving ex took and enough sexual chemistry to light the Montana Sky on fire. Her plan? Send a cast of city slickers to the ranch to learn how to saddle up like a real cowboy. Ive got one condition. She has to come learn the ropes before Ill agree to let strangers come work my ranch. She thinks itll be a piece of cake. Im sure shes not going to last. But its going to be fun watching her try. Theres just one problem. I want her to save a horse and ride...me. Saddle Up is a steamy, heartfelt, standalone romantic comedy in the Ryker Ranch series. This series includes Saddle Up, Bucked Off, Ridden Hard, and Roped Tight. Each book can stand alone and follows all four of the Ryker brothers. Save a horse, ride a Ryker.
©2019 Kim Loraine (P)2020 Kim Loraine
Best-selling romance maestro Lauren Blakely returns with an Audible Original packed with the charm, chemistry, and comedy fans have come to know and love - brought to life by Hall of Fame narrator Andi Arndt and audio heartthrob Zachary Webber. Kristen Leonard is done with setups. Shes not interested in your son or your nephew or your butcher or the guy who mows your lawn, thank you very much, grandma! After all, shes a modern woman - shell take her chances on the algorithms of online dating to find her ideal man. Before long, she meets a man who might just be the one - hes hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. And when she meets up with Cameron in real life, he certainly looks exactly like his profile picture...but somethings not quite right. Theres really no telling what brought them together, and all bets are off as to whether or not they can trust their hearts over their heads. After all, can you fall in love with someone youre not sure you really even know?
©2019 Lauren Blakely (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.
It's just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said. It won't interrupt your life during or after filming, they said. It's a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said. Well, they - the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties - lied. Now I'm stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them. Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, head of obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke's Hospital, I'm now being called Dr. Obscene. What devotion I'd hoped to earn in respect, I've instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams. How's a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he's ever met that he's not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera? Contains mature themes.
©2017 Max Monroe (P)2017 Tantor
Fall in love with the beautiful Jewel Island this summer, where the sapphire sea sparkles, the golden sun warms your skin and the islanders melt your heart. From the best-selling author of The Little Village of Happiness comes Holly Martins most romantic novel yet. Aria Philips has lived on Jewel Island all of her life. Even when her sisters left its stunning shores, Aria stayed to help her father run their family hotel. A year after her fathers death, Arias done everything she can to keep things afloat, but the hotel has long been struggling to make a profit. With so few guests, Aria risks losing the only home shes ever had. Noah Campbell earned his fortune from making hotels a success, and he also just happens to be staying on Jewel Island this summer. Could he be the answer to Arias problems? Yet, for the past year Noah has been keeping a secret, and his return to Jewel Island is about to change Arias life forever.
©2020 Holly Martin (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd
A young man's lust pulls him into Julie's obsession with protesting strict company policies. Brad's wants Julie all to himself and begins to re-define their relationship as her former suitors attempt to woo her back. A collection of corky characters brings this unusual story of lust and stupidity to life. Strong sexual situations and scenes.
©2019 Julius Kane (P)2020 Julius Kane
One crazy dog - one awkward vet - one naked pool guy - and one life-changing month in California to make friends, fall in love, and twist fate. Who gets paid to walk a dog and recline by the pool all day? Sydney Montgomery, aspiring museum curator and professional house-sitter, that's who. When her aunt and uncle need a house and dog sitter for 30 days in Palo Alto, Sydney can't turn down the chance to be closer to her sister in L.A. Within 24 hours of her arrival, Sydney's cleaning up runny dog poo, taking an uncooperative pooch to a handsome yet awkward vet, and being rescued from the bottom of the pool by a naked "pool guy." Lautner, "pool guy," has a hot body and a cool persona. With eyes of iridescent blue oceans, he is mesmerizing, sexy, and addictive. What he is not - the pool guy. Dr. Lautner Sullivan is a college wide receiver turned pediatric resident. He knows how to woo a woman with flowers, pastries, and sweet tea. Lautner is every girl's dream, but Sydney is not every girl. She's immune to rainbows, fairytales, pixy dust, and the "L" word. The attraction is immediate, the friendship is earned, and the love is undeniable. Thirty days is their forever, but forever is not long enough. This book contains explicit language and sexual content, 18+
©2014 Jewel E. Ann (P)2016 Jewel E. Ann
A fun and sexy romance where the kiln isn't the only thing that's scorching hot. Leo Secombe loves his life, and he's convinced himself he's happy to be single. In his spare time, he keeps himself busy at a local LGBTQ centre that pairs a younger person with a community elder to help them feel included in today's rainbow family. Leo and Clyde have been buddies for a few years now, and signing up for a pottery class seems like fun. Merrick Bowman has been so focused on getting his pottery business up and running that he's forgotten how to date. How to live, even. But when a young, bubbly Leo and an older, grumpy Clyde walk through his door, Merrick has no idea how much Leo is about to centre his world. Throwing clay has been Merrick's entire life, but Leo's about to change all that. Maybe Merrick's ready to throw caution to the wind. And maybe he's ready to finally throw his heart on the line.
©2020 N.R. Walker (P)2020 N.R. Walker
The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you're anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I'm very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I'm attracted to. At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I'd never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus. I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil...and...uh, maybe I shouldn't tell you all of it. It's pretty normal stuff, things you'd expect...from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn't hide anymore - not that he'd have let me even if I tried. Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn't help that I'm not the most subtle person in the world either. He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can't even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he's around. He thinks we're going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don't care that I'm not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him. The thing is, that's exactly what I'm doing - what we're doing, I think. Falling. Hard. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Ella Maise (P)2018 Tantor
In a delightful follow-up to Written in the Stars, Alexandria Bellefleur delivers another #ownvoices queer rom-com about a hopeless romantic who vows to show his childhood crush that romance isnt dead by recreating iconic dates from his favorite films.... Brendon Lowell loves love. Its why he created a dating app to help people find their one true pairing and why hes convinced the one is out there, even if he hasnt met her yet. Or...has he? When his sister's best friend turns up in Seattle unexpectedly, Brendon jumps at the chance to hang out with her. Hes crushed on Annie since they were kids, and the stars have finally aligned, putting them in the same city at the same time. Annie booked a spur-of-the-moment trip to Seattle to spend time with friends before moving across the globe. Shes not looking for love, especially with her best friends brother. Annie remembers Brendon as a sweet, dorky kid. Except, the six-foot-four man who shows up at her door is a certified Hot Nerd and Annie...wants him? Oh yes. Getting involved would be a terrible idea - her stay is temporary and he wants forever - but when Brendon learns Annie has given up on dating, hes determined to prove that romance is real. Taking cues from his favorite rom-coms, Brendon plans to woo her with elaborate dates straight out of Nora Ephrons playbook. The clock is ticking on Annies time in Seattle, and Brendons starting to realize romance isnt just flowers and chocolate. But maybe real love doesnt need to be as perfect as the movies...as long as you think your partner hung the moon.
©2021 Alexandria Bellefleur (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
Cold days. Steamy nights. It must be the holidays in the highlands. When an American ex-marine falls for a Scottish lass, the sparks are explosive. But Gavin Douglas botches his proposal, leaving Jamie MacTaggart hurt and angry. So she makes a different offer: sizzling sex with no strings and no intimacy. He'll do anything to get her back, even accept her crazy proposition, because he hasn't traveled halfway around the world to give up without a fight. Five years ago, Jamie gave up her family and her beloved homeland to satisfy a man, only to wind up humiliated and alone. She vowed never to repeat that mistake. When Gavin offers her a credit card instead of a ring, after 18 months of intercontinental romance, she fears he's just like the man who hurt her before. After all, Gavin doesn't get along with her brothers.... From Halloween to Christmas, Gavin will do whatever it takes to win back Jamie - and somehow earn the approval of her overprotective brothers. Regaining Jamie's trust is hard, but winning over her stern brother Rory may prove the hardest task of all. As the two men engage in a battle of wills and muscles, Gavin must defeat his inner demons and Jamie's ex-fiancé or risk losing everything. Gift-Wrapped in a Kilt is the fourth book in the award-winning, best-selling Hot Scots series of contemporary romances. Check out the entire series: Dangerous in a Kilt (Book One) Wicked in a Kilt (Book Two) Scandalous in a Kilt (Book Three) The MacTaggart Brothers Trilogy (Hot Scots, Books 1-3 plus bonus content) Gift-Wrapped in a Kilt (Book Four) Notorious in a Kilt (Book Five)
©2018 Lisa A. Shiel (P)2019 Jacobsville Books
Nothing about being a librarian prepared Thuy Nguyen for such a wide variety of casseroles. Or life in a small town. Or becoming a farmer. But what can she do when her catastrophe-prone best friend begs her for help? After all, Maddy has always been there for Thuy. Its time to return the favor. Its simple really, all she has to do is: Learn everything about farming ASAP, save her BBFs family business from disaster, and avoid being caught staring at Maddys biker brother, and his muscles, and his smile, and his soulful, sexy eyes. Oh yeah, and she should definitely not fall in love with him. Easy, right?...Right. Prose Before Bros is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be listened to as a standalone, and is book number three in the Green Valley Library series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.
©2019 Smartypants Romance (P)2020 Smartypants Romance
What is The Bachelor Society? It's a gentleman's club - like the dignified men of the past used to have. Except, we're not gentleman, and were not dignified. We're ineligible bachelors; bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually.... We're so committed to being single, we've created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest. Rules are involved. Prizes. Laugh it up, but I'm no loser. Enemy number one to my single status? My irresistible neighbor, Abbott Margolis. She with her evil cat Desdemona, and sexy AF pencil skirts. She's kind and beautiful and hilarious. We can't get involved, no matter how much her meddling grandmother pushes us together. But if I was going to lose this bet for anyone? It would be for Abbott. Let's face facts: I'm a bastard, unwilling to settle down. Especially when there's a bet to win.
©2020 Sara Ney (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
This vivid, sensitive tale of adolescent love follows a 16-year-old boy who falls in love with a beautiful, older woman and experiences a whirlwind of changing emotions, from exaltation and jealousy to despair and devotion.
©2021 Erika (P)2021 Erika
Forever, Plus One is book six in the best-selling romance series, The Inn at Sunset Harbor, which begins with book one, For Now and Forever! Thirty-five-year-old Emily Mitchell is still reeling from the surprise news that she is pregnant. Just married, she and Daniel have no time to process the news as they are thrust into doctor appointments, preparing for the babys arrival - and, in a surprise party, the revelation of their babys gender. Summer has finally returned to Sunset Harbor, and Emily and Daniel have their hands full with the overflowing inn, their gut renovation of Trevors house, the building of a new spa, and Chantelles reaction to the baby news. They barely have time to settle into life as newlyweds when Emily gets a call from her dad: He wants them all to visit him in England. Surprising herself, Emily agrees. A life-changing trip to England culminates in shocking news, and Emily finds herself reeling. Daniel withdraws, and as summer comes to a close and her pregnancy develops, she wonders: Will she ever be able to settle into this new life? And will life with Daniel ever be the same again? Forever, Plus One is book six in a dazzling new romance series that will make you laugh, cry, listen late into the night - and make you fall in love with romance all over again. Book seven is also now available!
©2017 Sophie Love (P)2017 Sophie Love
Feel the sun on your face on a Somerset terrace overlooking golden fields and wild meadowland, and listen as romance beckons and long-hidden secrets are revealed.... When 27-year-old Posy arrives at picture-perfect Oleander House in the Somerset village of Astercombe, she is enchanted. Adopted when she was just a baby, Posy is excited to reconnect with her birth family and help out on the family cider farm with its old stone walls and bees buzzing in the hedgerows. Theres just one tiny problem - her new next-door neighbor, haughty, handsome vineyard-owner Lachlan. Lachlan has taken an instant dislike to Posy, and after a furious argument when she ventures on his land, shes pretty certain theres not a heart of gold beneath his frosty exterior. Yet as she falls in love with the flower-filled hedgerows and apple-green fields of her new life, she discovers more about her grumpy neighbor. Even though he acts like the world is out to get him, she cant ignore the sad expression in his dark eyes. And when Posy discovers the heartbreaking secret that is tearing Lachlan apart, she understands why he has shut the door on the world and vows to help him, as well as the vineyard, which has fallen on hard times. Yet just as Lachlan lets Posy in, a terrible night threatens to destroy everything she has begun to care about and puts someone she loves at risk. Will her dream life in the country come at an awful price? If you love Nicola May, Debbie Macomber, and Milly Johnson, then you will adore A Cider Apple Summer. An enchanting summer romance about new beginnings, second chances, and trusting your heart - an absolutely perfect and uplifting romantic comedy.
©2021 Tilly Tennant (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
Ares saw him for the first time at a Kilgore Police Department benefit dinner. Shed gone with her dad as his plus one. Hayes Greer had gone by himself and brooded silently across the same table as her, drinking whiskey and not saying a word. It only took that one time for her to become interested. The next time she saw him, he was doing another benefit - but this one requiring a whole lot fewer clothes. And that was when she knew. She wanted him. Badly. But the morose Hayes was too busy thinking about his sins to see what was right in front of his face - Ares. Hayes Greer knew the moment that he saw the feisty Ares Downy again that he shouldve stayed away. Maybe if he hadnt done the stupid calendar, he wouldnt be questioning every single womans intentions. Maybe if hed listened to that niggling feeling telling him to stay away, he wouldve been able to do his job a little better. But seeing her with a knife to her throat, in the middle of a building set to blow, made his usually well-wired brain start to malfunction. Because nobody was allowed to touch her like that - only him. Nobody was allowed to scare her, either. Not and live to tell the tale.
©2020 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
To the rude guy in apartment five, Im glad youre happy to have moved into a new apartment, but no: I do not want to have a beer with you. I do not want to have a nude sleepover. I do not want to make you breakfast, lunch or dinner, no matter how many lap dances you promise to give me. I do not need you to serenade me through the walls at 1am. And no, I have no interest in letting you take me on a date. Sincerely, Magnolia Allen P.S. And no, I do not want to know how many accents you can growl in during intimate moments. How is that even a thing? P. P. S. Also, you will never find me standing naked in your living room ever again, so please stop leaving lingerie packages on my welcome mat.
©2020 J. S. Cooper (P)2020 J. S. Cooper
Emily Mitchell, 35, living and working in New York City, has struggled through a string of failed relationships. When her boyfriend of seven years takes her out for their long-awaited anniversary dinner, Emily is sure that this time will be different, that this time she will finally get the ring. When he gives her a small bottle of perfume instead, Emily knows the time has come to break up with him - and for her entire life to have a fresh start. Reeling from her unsatisfying, high-pressure life, Emily decides she needs a change. She decides on a whim to drive to her father's abandoned home on the coast of Maine, a sprawling, historic house where she'd spent magical summers as a child. But the house, long-neglected, is in dire need of repair, and the winter is no time to be in Maine. Emily hasn't been there in 20 years, when a tragic accident changed her sister's life and shattered her family. Her parents divorced, her father disappeared, and Emily was never able to bring herself to step foot in that house again. Now, for some reason, with her life reeling, Emily feels drawn to the only childhood place she ever knew. She plans on going just for a weekend to clear her head. But something about the house, its numerous secrets, its memories of her father, its oceanfront allure, its small-town setting - and most of all its gorgeous, mysterious caretaker - doesn't want to let her leave. Can she find the answers she's been looking for here, in the most unexpected place of all? Can a weekend become a lifetime?
©2016 Sophie Love (P)2016 Sophie Love
Abraham Davis - Honest Abe to his friends - is in over his head.... Hes a fixer and a do good-er. The all-knowing resident "grandfather" on the wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go to him for everything: advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at three in the morning - whether he likes it or not. Abes current mission is easy: mend his roommate's broken heart by helping him find a girlfriend on the LoveU app - without getting caught in the lie.... Skylar Gabriel. Is. Over. It. Over her bad grades. And over dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: Where have all the nice guys gone? She longs for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch effort to prove that he exists, Skylar turns to LoveU. On her worst day, Skylar has no filter (its a miracle she hasnt been ditched mid-date). On her best, shes as wholesome and sweet as pie. On Thursday? She matches with Abraham Daviss roommate. Skylar Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy - she just doesnt realize it yet. Why? Because Abe Davis is a liar.
©2019 Sara Ney (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Why do I have to have my tail in a knot for the one hot, sexy Werewolf who can't seem to keep his Johnson in his pants? I'm a nice girl - really I am. I'm just a typical computer-hacking, knife-throwing, Star Trek-obsessed, overeducated Werewolf nerd who can't seem to get her love life to compute. However, it's time to grow up and face the music or, more accurately, the man I'm in love with...Junior, aka Jacob Wilson - the Alpha of the Georgia Pack. First I'll have to stand up to some nasty gals whose pants are so tight I can see their religion. Then I'll claim my man. What should be an easy feat gets sucktastic when you throw in a 300-year-old fabulous gay Vampyre, an antiquated motherboard from the '90s, and a challenge from the vicious, deadly Alabama Pack. Not to mention a libido that is out of control. Mine. So I'm just gonna dive in - headfirst and eyes closed. Love conquers all. Right? As long as reality doesn't wear me out, I plan to win.
©2017 Robyn Peterman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
When a psychic tells Natalie Nixon her life is about to be upended by a mysterious stranger, she laughs it off. After all, she has everything she's ever wanted - a successful bakery, the perfect boyfriend, and the keys to her dream house. Who could possibly make her want to throw all that away? Then Miles Haas comes back to town. But he's no stranger - they've known each other since high school. Plus he's around only for the summer, he's still a shameless playboy, and he makes a living writing articles for a men's magazine with titles like "Should You Bang the Boss' Daughter? A Flowchart" and "Butt Stuff for Beginners: A Field Guide". Except he makes her laugh like no one else, smells like heaven, and wears those panty-melting glasses. But he's not the man of her dreams, and she's not about to abandon everything she's worked so hard for just for a little fun. She's not that crazy...or is she?
©2015 Melanie Harlow (P)2016 Tantor
Jason is a cynical rich playboy. He doesnt take life seriously. He doesnt believe in settling down. Eileens 27th birthday is almost here. But as always, shes an afterthought in her parents' minds. Her family is too busy planning a shotgun wedding for her older sister to pay attention to her. And now, she has to help. Its just another year where shes overlooked. But the best man is smoking hot. He actually notices her and makes her feel special. Jason doesnt believe in commitment, but Eileen intrigues him. Shes not the kind of girl he usually hooks up with. She doesnt even fall for his charm. Hes made it his mission to convince her that hes not the shallow man she thinks he is. But can Jason give up his playboy lifestyle to become the man Eileen needs?
©2019 Claudia Y. Burgoa (P)2020 Claudia Y. Burgoa
Love only works when your heart is in the right place. Hers could be right next door... Single mom Bridgette Dalton doesn't have time to stop and smell the roses - not even in her own flower shop. But that doesn't mean she hasn't noticed Bodhi Booker. Her ruggedly handsome next-door neighbor would be the perfect candidate for a no-strings fling. Having loved and lost, Bridgette's not ready to hand over her heart...but she could use a distraction. Bodhi has one rule: never leave anyone behind. As a special operative, he knows that each new mission is more dangerous than the last. He's never made a promise of forever to a woman, not even to the beautiful widow who has him tied in knots. And if there were anyone who could tempt him into putting down roots, it would be Bridgette and her adorable son. But as his next deployment nears, they make a startling discovery. Their passion, meant only for the here and now, might already be blossoming into something more...
©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Costar: An actor who shares equal importance in a play with another. Unless you're Liam Black. Teagan has one goal in life: to get out of the small town she grew up in and never look back. Acting is her passion, and she's counting on her skills on stage to grant her a one-way ticket out of there. When she learns a talent scout will be attending their high school drama production, she knows she's finally got a chance at making her dreams come true. What she wasn't counting on was Hollywood heartthrob and notorious bad-boy Liam Black gate crashing the show. Forced to join Teagan's school to prepare for his next movie, Liam is supposed to be her costar, but how can she possibly shine when the limelight is entirely focused on him? He's got a bad reputation. He doesn't take their play seriously. And, worst of all, he and Teagan can't stand each other. Can they conjure up some chemistry on stage, or will this Hollywood hottie be too much for Teagan to handle?
©2019 Alexandra Moody (P)2020 Tantor
Alice, jeune étudiante, débarque pour la première fois dans la capitale loin de sa famille, pour y finir ses études. Très vite, elle se lie d'amitié avec sa riche voisine, la fille de son logeur, qui l'entraîne malgré elle dans des soirées branchées pour se rapprocher de Klaus, un garçon de son école de commerce. Lors de l'un de ces rencards improvisés, elle fait la connaissance d'Amaury, le frère de Klaus : un gestionnaire de fonds au physique ravageur et énigmatique. Ils n'ont pas d'autre choix que de passer du temps ensemble. Rapidement, la soirée tourne au vinaigre et leurs échanges sont vifs. Amaury est froid, et Alice et lui ne s'entendent pas du tout. Propulsée à pleine vitesse dans le grand monde par sa nouvelle amie, Alice sera cependant amenée à recroiser la route de ce mystérieux inconnu lors de ces rendez-vous réguliers. Parviendront-ils à s'apprécier, à s'entendre ? Entre eux, le feu remplacera-t-il la glace ? Entre amours, tensions et déracinement familial, Alice va devoir mener de front cette toute nouvelle vie à cent à l'heure. Mais en sera-t-elle capable ? Love in Paris est une invitation à plonger au cur d'une irrésistible romance parisienne.
©2020 Théo Lemattre (P)2020 Audible Studios
"My aunts are going to kill me." Lawrence is in trouble. That's nothing new. What is unexpected is how he accidentally ends up mated to a human. Oops. To make matters worse for this tomcat, Charlotte has no idea what he is, and when he finally shows her his majestic liger shape? She is less than impressed and dares to ask if he's up to date on his shots. As if her lack of respect isn't enough, she doesn't believe they can have a happily ever after. How to make her understand she's the only woman with the power to make him purr?
©2020 Eve Langlais (P)2020 Eve Langlais
Discover the magic of New York Times best seller Melissa Foster's writing and see why millions have fallen in love with the fiercely loyal and sassily sexy characters in the Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone or may be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance. In Searching for Love: Zev Braden and Carly Dylan have known each other their whole lives. Their close-knit families were sure they were destined to marry - until a devastating tragedy struck, breaking the two lovers apart. Over the next decade, Zev, a nomadic treasure hunter, rarely returned to his hometown, and Carly became a chocolatier and built a whole new life across the country. When a chance encounter brings them back into each others lives, can they find the true love that once existed, or will shattered dreams and broken hearts prevail? Find out in Searching for Love, a deliciously sexy, funny, and emotional second-chance romance. Love in Bloom novels feature alpha male heroes and smart, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to those who enjoy contemporary romance and women's fiction.
©2020 Melissa Foster (P)2020 Melissa Foster
The more you resist, the deeper youll fall Serafine St. Romain doesnt need her psychic powers to know shes no longer in Tyler Leshuskis good graces. True, she did tear him to pieces when he asked her out, accusing him of being shallow and selfish. Despite the energy crackling between them, the gorgeous sports writer is a no-strings, no-kids kind of guy. And Serafine, raised in the foster system, intends to be a foster parent herself. She wont compromise that dream, even for a man as annoyingly appealing as Tyler. In a simpler world, Tyler would already have gotten Serafine out of his system. For him, women equal fun. Not this kind of bone-deep, disconcerting desire. Life gets even more complicated when he becomes the guardian of his much younger sister. Suddenly, hes way out of his depth. Serafines the only person who can connect with Kylie. He cant jeopardize that for a fling. But maybe...just maybe...hes finally ready to risk everything on forever.
©2020 Cara Bastone (P)2020 Harlequin Audio
My name is Dima, and I'm a Dragon. I'm also going to die soon. It's a battle I've waged most of my life, but now the odds are looking crappy. Before I go up flames, I have to find a way to save my horde and make sure my secret treasure is safe. There is one way I could stick around a bit longer, but the men I've met aren't exactly lining up to save me. What in hell does a Dragon Princess have to do to find a mate? Offing my father, the reviled Dragon King, would be one way to go. He has a penchant for eliminating any male who shows interest - not to mention he's been trying to kill me for almost 500 years. So my brilliant plan is to take out my father in a blaze of glory - pun intended. However, I have to suck it up and do some stuff I don't want to do. For example, getting along with Dragons who don't trust me is a horrific challenge even though we share the same goal. That's why I aligned myself with the ragtag pack of shifters who accepted me and my secret treasure unconditionally. They're my friends now, and I'm keeping them. I'll fry anyone who dares to speak against my Werewolves, my Werecows, and the fabulous gay Vampyre named Dwayne. Unfortunately the Weres who love me don't have the kind of firepower I need to take out my father. To get that I have allied myself with a dangerous group of Dragons known as The Resistance. Staying away from the sexy, pompous, fire-breathing blowhard of a leader is turning out to be a full-time job. And no...he's not even in the running for the mate. Mutual incineration would be inevitable - or sexual combustion. You see...Dragons aren't the easiest of the species to get along with. You can dress us up and take us out, but at the end of the day we're still the idiots who like a little friendly bloodshed and sex - make that lots of sex. My life keeps getting more and more complicated, but I've run out of options. I'm about to run out of time, too. I'm learning there's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide from destiny.
©2016 Robyn Peterman (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
They might have been born misfits, but that doesn't stop them from finding love. Hybrid Misfit - A stripper with special DNA finds out the fate of the world depends on her. Good thing she's got two men to help her out in and out of bed. Siren Misfit - A mermaid terrified of the ocean with a killer voice. Literally. She thinks she's doomed until a brash Viking comes into her life. Bunny Misfit - Being a bunny in a family of wolves leads to Claire running away from home. But when her BFF needs someone to investigate a possible lead on her missing parents, Claire hops to the rescue.
©2021 Eve Langlais (P)2021 Eve Langlais
Im desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew. Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips dont lie. Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing: I know my boss. Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems were destined to be sworn enemies. Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey. He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think theyre calling it personal assistant these days. Its torture, all of it - his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust. Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last. A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, Im bound to go up in flames. My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck. My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.
©2019 R.S. Grey (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A wildly funny, ridiculously romantic spinoff from best-selling author Melanie Summers.... Princess Arabella of Avonia is bored out of her ever-loving mind. No 28-year-old wants to live an endless loop of high teas, state dinners, and the same five conversations. They want freedom and adventure. After a wild night out in Ibiza ends in disaster, the royal handlers have shortened her leash considerably. Desperate for an out, she sneakily signs up to cohost a new nature docu-series, starring Will Banks, the man dubbed "McHotty of the Wilderness". Will has ladies all over the globe lining up to meet him until a hot new adventurer comes on the scene, and his ratings take a nosedive. Producers decide an emergency change in format is in order. Enter Princess Arabella. The pampered and proper royal is the perfect foil to Will's rugged outdoorsman. It's hate at first sight, but their on-screen loathing makes for great television. Surprisingly, when the cameras stop rolling, these two finally see each other's good sides. Can these opposites find their forever in each other's arms, or will their differences be their undoing? Contains mature themes.
©2020 Gretz Corp. (P)2020 Tantor
Shes the sunshine to his storm cloud Stoic, growly Evan Bailey has enough on his plate. A growing business, a pack of brothers who drive him crazy, a gossip-loving small town, and a rivalry that runs deeper than any family feud. Love? Thats a hard pass. He already learned the hard way that hes better off alone. Fiona Gallagher has a problem. Or more like 10, but whos counting? The trouble with her car is just the cherry on top of the crap sundae, but she wont let that get her down. Besides, she has a plan. Evan Bailey - that brooding custom car builder who happens to hate her father - is going to help her. He just doesnt know it yet. The last thing Evan needs is the overly cheery Fiona crashing into his solitary life. But her offer is too compelling to ignore. Fiona isnt there to pick through the wreckage of Evans heart. If he has one, he wont let her anywhere near it. But the tension between them is hot enough to combust. And when she starts to see the cracks in his stony façade, she realizes shes getting more than she bargained for - a lot more - in that big surly man. Authors note: A grouchy, broody loner meets an adorable badass (who talks to her houseplants). Its the grumpy one is soft for the sunshine one with some engine-revving twists. The Bailey Brothers series is meant to be read in order. Start with book one, Protecting You!
©2020 Claire Kingsley (P)2020 Claire Kingsley
Heather Hayden has everything a young witch could desire: beauty, money, popularity, and exceptionally strong magical powers. Too bad shes also got a dysfunctional family that couldnt care less about her and a Head Witch whos watching her every move. Heather has no idea what she wants. But shes pretty sure its not some low-rent cat shifter boy from goddess-knows-where, despite the fact that their paths keep crossing again and again...and again. Owen Liddell is in big trouble. A hundred years ago, a descendant of Arachne tricked him into staring into the eyes of the Great Sphinx, leaving him bespelled into the form a cat. Now Arachnes sisters have found him again and placed one of their own as a substitute teacher at Harmswood. And if that werent bad enough, destiny got involved, tangling his heart up with the most popular witch in school: his best friend Kais sworn enemy. Can Owen escape the evil spider sisters, thwart the spell, rescue the girl, save his friendship, and pass his finals all before Zombie Prom? It seems unlikely. But unlikely things are known to happen in Nocturne Falls....
©2018 Kristen Painter (P)2018 Kristen Painter
Shannon Brycen believes she is the epitome of pitifully ugly. Kalen, Shannon's overly social sister, is determined to play matchmaker and find a special someone for her sister. After a disastrous date with one of Kalen's recent selections, Shannon decides to take her love life back into her own hands by joining the local lesbian cyber matchmaker. Mid 30s, still single, housebroken but rabid. If you're looking for something different, then I'm your girl. Write me if you dare.... P. U. Maybe it wasn't the best idea to build her profile after consuming half a bottle of her favorite wine...or to use a picture of herself at the age of six - after she had cut her own hair - as her online profile photograph. Hiding behind the online persona of Pitifully Ugly, Shannon finds the courage to meet new women and face the disaster called dating. As her charming personality surfaces, Shannon's search for the perfect match may be closer than she realizes.
©2010 Robin Alexander (P)2021 Tantor
Its been a lot of years and another lifetime since Dax Trevino was a playboy detective for the Franklin Police Department. Hes been through hell and back, and now he just wants to be left alone so he can cuddle his otters. When two of his babies are kidnapped in the middle of the night and Claws and Effect Pet Detectives are called to the rescue, quiet, broody Dax never expects to be tackled and handcuffed by the only woman he ever regretted being a douchebag to all those years ago. Harley Blake has spent her entire life taking care of her accident-prone father with a fondness for dead animals and her 40-year-old brother who refuses to grow up. The last thing she needs is another complication in her life, and Detective Douchebag is at the top of the list. Dax might not be a cop anymore, and he might have outgrown his one-and-done player status, but that doesnt mean shes going to get burned a second time and fall for his charms. The infuriating man already branded a mark on her heart years ago, making sure shed never forget him. Besides, she has a case to solve for the guy, and this is just business. But the sarcasm starts flying, there are a gaggle of adorable otters who need to be cuddled, a Bandit Von Trash Panda who just wants to play poker, pot brownies, and squirrels dressed for a wedding...at a funeral. Things are heating up - and not just from the small tree fire after the grenade went off - and this man is suddenly simplifying her life instead of making it worse. Harley knows she wont escape this time without being "otterly" scorched.
©2020 Tara Sivec (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
What if you almost missed the love of your life? Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emmas after too much wine. Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasnt been able to sleep properly since his dad died. One morning, Nadias eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper: To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. Im the guy whos always standing near the doors.... Drink sometime? So begins a not-quite-romance of near misses, true love and the power of the written word. Includes a bonus Q&A between Laura Jane Williams and Carrie Hope Fletcher. A No.1 e-book best seller, this wonderful will-they-wont-they romance is perfect for those who loved Beth OLearys The Flatshare and Mhairi McFarlanes If I Never Met You.
©2019 Laura Jane Williams (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Would you risk everything for a second chance at true love? Liz Wilkinson has finally landed her dream job overseeing Married in Malibu, a new wedding venue for the Hollywood elite that promises perfect, paparazzi-free happily ever afters. She vows to do whatever it takes to put the new company on the map. Even if it means working with her ex-fiancé...and pretending to be in love with him again, too! Their pretend relationship feels breathlessly real... As a bestselling thriller writer, Jason Lomax writes plot twists for a living. But he never could have imagined needing his ex-fiancée's help to arrange a secret beach wedding for his famous niece. Nor did he ever expect to fall even more in love with Liz the second time around. The wedding - And true love - They've both dreamed of for so long? When their fake dates - and kisses - become breathlessly, wonderfully real, will Jason be able to convince Liz that neither of them is pretending anymore? And that the love they once felt for each other never actually went away...
©2019 Oak Press, LLC (P)2020 Oak Press, LLC
Angie is a survivor. Anything you could throw at her, she could overcome. After her father left her like a pile of unwanted trash, she began fighting. Fighting to build a life. Fighting to keep her child. Fighting to matter. She thought she had it all figured out. Then Bowen Race Tannenbaum walks into her life, turning it into a flurry of confusion, hope, and then ultimately despair. He tore down, brick-by-brick, her carefully constructed world, leaving her heart in tatters and longing for more. Such as a happily-ever-after, something that wasnt ever going to happen for her. Not when she couldnt give him what he wanted. Hed break her, and she couldnt be put back together a second time. Bowe wasnt always so jaded, but when you keep drawing a losing hand, it tends to affect a man. He didnt mean to lash out so carelessly. But he was so over being told no. He was done being lied to. He through with being cheated on. This time, his heart was getting what it wanted. If Angie wasnt able to see what he was offering, what was right here in front of her, well then, hed just have to damn well show her.
©2017 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
For the entirety of my adult life, I've been content. Content in my single lifestyle, content in my stressful-but-extremely-successful job as the main corporate counsel for almost every Fortune 500 company in North America, and content in my playful, spontaneous ways. I had no idea it was possible for someone to change my mind. The endless women and work are no longer enough, and just as Ruby Rockford told me - it's about time I grow up. It's going to take a strategic attack from more than a couple brilliant minds to win her affection, but luckily, I know exactly where to find the right guys for the job...The Billionaire Book Club. It's safe to say that I, Caplin Hawkins, the man most women would call the ultimate player, have finally met my match, and man oh man, has my end game changed. I'm coming for you, Ruby. And soon, you'll be coming for me, too.
©2019 Max Monroe (P)2020 Tantor
Lights! Camera! Clueless! Liam Wright is Hollywood's golden boy and at the top of the A-list. But what he doesn't know about life...Well, it could fill his very large Hollywood mansion. Thankfully, he's got Shelby Carter in his world to keep him - and his house - camera-ready. Part confidante, part master chef, Shelby is his best friend and the only one who knows the real Liam. Pampered, pretty, and often puzzled, Liam and his antics keep her on her toes, and there is never a dull moment living with him. Until one day, Liam sees her as more...and he wants her to see him for the man he can be. The man he wants to be. For her. Is Liam up for the part? Contains mature themes.
©2020 Moreland Books Inc. (P)2020 Tantor
One jaded billionaire. One small-town girl with heart. And the promo blitz that will either bring them together or keep them worlds apart. Mina Lipinski. She's a girl with a problem, and the only person who can solve it is Chase Blastoviak, the most obnoxious guy she's ever met - slick, cocky, and way too jaded for his own good. Chase Blastoviak. He's given up crazy chicks for a reason, which means that Mina Lipinski, the girl begging Blast Tools to sponsor a hometown farmers' festival, is definitely off-limits - especially now that he's avoiding troublesome temptations. Too bad for both of them, each has something the other needs. Mina needs the sponsorship to keep her hometown traditions alive. And Chase? Well, he needs a girl like Mina, whether he realizes it or not. The Blast Brothers Trilogy: Blitz is the third in a series of romantic comedies starring three billionaire brothers and the women who claim their hearts. Each book can be listened to as a stand-alone.
©2020 Sabrina Stark (P)2021 Sabrina Stark
A fun, enchanting holiday romantic comedy! Hollywood superstar Sophia Harris is trading stage lights for Christmas lights and spending a quiet, man-less holiday in snowy Lake Tahoe with her sister. At least that was the plan. But when a hunky ski instructor steals the show, Sophia finds herself up on skis, but falling hard. Ethan Woods enjoys his laid-back lifestyle and relishes his time on the slopes. Things heat up with the arrival of Sophia, the stubborn vacationer who cant seem to stay out of trouble. The vulnerability she so desperately tries to hide draws Ethan in like a magnet. But all vacations must come to an end and soon Sophia will have to choose. Will she go back to her life of glitz and glamour? Or will she follow her heart to a happy ending with the leading man of her dreams?
©2016 Rich Amooi (P)2017 Rich Amooi
Jemma Love is beholden to no one, and wants nothing more than to keep it that way. Shes built a lifestyle around the things she enjoys most - traveling, good food, and good company. She doesnt need anything else. Except, Levi Anders throws a bit of a wrench in those plans. He just might be the perfect complement to Jemmas way of life, and hes definitely not shy about making his intentions clear. He wants a place in her world, and wants her in his. Simple, right? Maybe. Its one thing to want something, and something else entirely to accept it. I Think I Might Want You is a novella and the final installment in the Love Sisters series.
©2019 Christina C. Jones (P)2020 Christina C. Jones
She's the woman he's been hired to kidnap. But ZeZe Vargas has other ideas...like getting them both out of this nightmare alive. Just one problem. She's crazy. Certifiably. Because while he's plotting their escape, the petite Asian beauty is plotting something much more deadly.... Max "Kill It Again" MacKilligan has no idea what one of her own is doing with all these criminal humans until she realizes that Ze has no idea who or what he is. Or exactly how much power he truly has. But Max is more than happy to bring this handsome jaguar shifter into her world and show him everything he's been missing out on. A move that might be the dumbest thing she's ever done once she realizes how far her enemies will go to wipe her out. Too bad for them Ze is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her alive...and honey badgers are just so damn hard to kill! Contains mature themes.
©2020 Shelly Laurenston (P)2020 Tantor
Jackson Lebak is happy as a small-time college football coach. Until his eccentric grandmother offers a billion-dollar shoe company as an inheritance. The catch? He has to get married before she dies. He doesn't know a single woman he could even imagine such a future with. But he used to know one. Ruth Koopman is working toward her PhD and drowning in debt. She's not thrilled when she runs into her old college flame at the coffee shop. He'd broken her heart into so many pieces, and she is still picking them up seven years later. She had been so in love with him. She had been so certain she would marry him one day. Then Jackson Lebak knocks on her door and proposes. When she asks him why the sudden rush to the altar, he tells her it's a secret. This is a stand-alone sweet romance and is appropriate for any age.
©2018 Penelope Spark (P)2018 Penelope Spark
After personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she suddenly has more than enough money to quit her impossibly demanding job. But where's the fun in that? She decides to stay and exact a little revenge on her insufferable ass of a boss. Billionaire Cole Harrington quickly figures out something's afoot with his usually agreeable personal assistant. When he finds out about the office pool betting on how long it'll take him to fire her, he decides to spice things up and see how far he can push her until she quits. The game is on, with everyone waiting to see who will crack first. But the bet sparks a new dynamic between them, and soon they realize they just might have crossed that fine line between hate and love.
©2017 Kira Archer (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.
He's back. Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him. But I can't resist. The sex is incredible (pretty sure we've shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can't fool me - not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that "true love" is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn't exist. He thinks I'm wrong, and he wants to prove it. I think he's crazy, so I dare him to try. It might be the biggest mistake of my life.
©2016 Melanie Harlow (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
She dressed professionally, wearing a plum-colored fuzzy v-neck sweater that contoured to the swell of a rack I remembered so well, legs encased in a slim pencil skirt that embellished those creamy hips I could imagine naked with a flicker of memory, lips painted fire engine red and that maniac-inducing fifties pin-up girl look that Id dismissed as silly when the girls in college wore it - but that made her smoking hot. Down, boy. God damn! Charlotte, my ex-girlfriend, had to be here, of all places. At a bachelorette party where I was a stripper, dressed in a cop uniform with pants that suddenly got way too tight. And she had to be so fine. Ooooh, honey, youre one big officer, said a sultry voice behind me as I watched Charlotte in the other room, chatting with the bride. A hand stroked my hip and hesitated before sliding a bit lower, filling a palm with my ass. Arrest me, officer. Ive been a bad, bad girl. With one look at the source of the voice, my night went from oh, man! to oh, no! That voice? That hand? That was my mother. Random Acts of Hope is the fourth book in the romantic comedy Random series and features guitar player Liam McCarthy from the band in Random Acts of Crazy. Five years ago, Liam and his girlfriend Charlotte Greyson were deeply in love. When a betrayal eviscerates them both, each clings to their separate truths as an anchor to navigate the perfect storm. But when the biggest ego in the band reconnects with the only woman who stole his heart, sparks fly in this sequel that asks whether you can believe in the impossible without sacrificing every ideal you hold in order to find a love bigger than you ever imagined.
©2014 Julia Kent (P)2020 Julia Kent
À Tout Jamais, Avec Toi est le tome troisième de la série romantique LHôtel de Sunset Harbor, qui a commencé avec Maintenant et À Tout Jamais - en téléchargement gratuit! Emily Mitchell, 35 ans, a quitté son emploi, son appartement et son ex petit-ami à New York pour la maison abandonnée de son père sur la côté du Maine, ayant besoin de changement. Puisant dans ses économies pour restaurer cette demeure historique, et avec une relation naissante avec le gardien, Daniel, Emily se prépare à ouvrir lHôtel de Sunset Harbor tandis que le Memorial Day approche. Mais tout ne se déroule pas comme prévu. Emily apprend rapidement quelle na aucune idée de la manière dont gérer un B&B. La maison, malgré ses efforts, a besoin de nouvelles réparations urgentes quelle ne peut pas se permettre. Son voisin avide est toujours déterminé à lui causer des ennuis. Et le pire de tout: Juste alors que sa relation avec Daniel sépanouit, elle apprend quil a un secret. Un qui changera tout. Avec ses amis qui la poussent à revenir à New York et son ex petit-ami qui tente de la reconquérir, Emily doit prendre une décision capitale. Essaiera-t-elle de tenir jusquau bout, daccepter la vie dans une petite ville, la vieille maison de son père ? Ou tournera-t-elle le dos à ses nouveaux amis, voisins et vie - et à lhomme dont elle est tombée amoureuse ? À Tout Jamais, avec Toi et le tome troisième dune nouvelle série de romance éclatante qui vous fera rire et vous fera pleurer - et vous fera de nouveau tomber amoureux du genre romantique. Le tome quatrième sera bientôt disponible. Please note: This audiobook is in French.
©2017 Sophie Love (P)2017 Sophie Love
Going from a professional baseball player to a SWAT officer shouldve been seamless. Should have been. But it wasnt. All it took was one single calendar shoot for word to spread that Nathan Cox was not only no longer playing professional baseball, but he was also the man behind saving the life of Reggie Morton, the city of Kilgores princess. Reggie didnt know that by agreeing to provide the expertise and the know-how for the Police Officers Ball that she would be required to actually attend the function. What she also didnt expect was needing to be saved - again - by the same man who had saved her life a year ago when she hosted her debut event. This time unfolds in a not-nearly-as-spectacular way. The moment she falls into his arms like a modern-day Cinderella and takes him in in all his three-piece-suited glory, she realizes that shes been fighting the impossible. Nathan Cox owns her. Body and soul.
©2020 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
One New York borough (okay two boroughs). Four book boyfriends to fall in love with. Four full-length standalone novels with crossover characters that appear together in The Plus Ones. Bonus epilogues for all four novels that can only be found in this collection. This collection includes: Rebound with Me (bonus epilogue and 5000 words longer than the original 2018 version), Come Back to Bed (bonus duet-style epilogue), Tonight Youre Mine (bonus epilogue) and The Plus Ones (bonus duet-style epilogue). Rebound with Me *Vince and Nina* A man and a woman whose exes are now dating each other. One awesome bad idea. One hot summer fling that just might be the real thing. Come Back to Bed *Matt and Bernadette* Two neighbors. Nothing in common except a wall and a dog. No strings. No problem! Tonight Youre Mine *Chase and Aimee* Just the two of them. Just for one night. Except that tomorrow theyll have to start working together, and his business partner likes her too
The Plus Ones *Keaton and Roxy* One Caribbean couples-only resort. Reservations for six friends who want to escape Brooklyn in the dead of winter. Two married couples. Two fakers who hate each others freaking guts.
©2020 Kayley Loring (P)2020 Kayley Loring
The Gibson Boys Collection is a feel-good, small-town series featuring blue-collar alpha males and smart, capable heroines. Sweet and steamy, the Gibson Boys enjoys favorite tropes such as second-chance romance, blue collar vs. silver spoon, enemies to lovers, and more. Fall madly in love with this relatable, unforgettable family by USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke. This set includes four full-length novels and one novella.
©2017, 2019 Umbrella Publishing Inc. (P)2019 Umbrella Publishing Inc.
Wenn in Georginas Leben etwas schiefgeht, dann wenigstens gründlich: Erst verliert sie ihren Job als Kellnerin, dann erwischt sie ihren Freund Robin im Bett mit einer anderen. Weil Tränen ihr noch nie geholfen haben, setzt Georgina Robin kurzerhand vor die Tür und sucht sich einen neuen Job. Leider ist ihr zukünftiger Boss kein Unbekannter: Lukas war zu Schulzeiten ihre große Liebe, bis zu jener schrecklichen Party-Nacht, ausgerechnet in der Bar, in der sie nun arbeiten soll... Als wäre das noch immer nicht genug, macht Robin plötzlich als Stand-up-Comedian Furore - mit Szenen aus Georginas alten Tagebüchern! Mit ihrer temperamentvollen, spritzigen Art hat Britta Steffenhagen bisher jeden Roman von Mhairi McFarlane zu einem puren Hörvergnügen gemacht.
©2018 Knaur Verlag. Ein Imprint der Verlagsgruppe Droemer Knaur GmbH & Co. KG. Übersetzung von Maria Hochsieder-Belschner (P)2018 Argon Verlag GmbH, Berlin
What I wanted for my birthday: Books. What I got for my birthday: my brothers best friend playing matchmaker. Let it be known that I, Kinsley Lane, am 100 percent against being set up with somebody. And Im 1000 percent sure that Josh Carter is not the man to find me a boyfriend. I mean, if Im so great, why isnt he the one dating me? (For the record, I dont know the answer. Thats just what the guy on the internet asked.) Still, Ill humor him. If I go on his little dates, hell teach my bookish, introverted self how not to be totally, completely, utterly, unforgivably awkward on every single one of them. And all I have to do is fall in love with one of the lovely gentlemen hes serving up for me on a silver platter - all of whom fit my very specific guidelines. Simple, right? It would be. If only I could stop falling for Josh.
©2020 Emma Hart (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
With her reputation forever tarnished by a youthful indiscretion, lovely Emily Faringdon is resigned to a life of spinsterhood, until she embarks on an unusual correspondence and finds herself falling head over heels in love. Sensitive, intelligent, and high-minded, her noble pen pal seems to embody everything Emily has ever dreamed of in a man. But Simon Augustus Traherne, the mysterious Earl of Blade, is not at all what he seems.
Driven by dark, smoldering passions and a tragic secret buried deep within his soul, Blade has all of London cowering at his feet, but not Emily...never Emily. For even as she surrenders to his seductive charms, she knows the real reason for his amorous suit. And she knows that she must reach the heart of this golden-eyed dragon before the avenging demons of their entwined pasts destroy the only love she has ever known...
©1991 Amanda Quick (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Chad LaChance is a hypersuccessful businessman with no time for love. His work ethic has made him rich, but it has also made him ill. He has to make some changes or he won't be around long enough to enjoy all his money. His mentor sends him to a "resort" in the woods of Maine, where he is supposed to rest and heal, and it is there he meets his health coach. Heidi Leeman loves her life. She loves her job, her home, and her coworkers. She has no idea there's room in her life for more until she meets the billionaire. But even then, what could a rich man like that want with a hippie like her? They're too different, aren't they? As they get to know each other, sparks fly. But when Chad's stalker follows him to the resort, things get complicated fast. Can they sort things out to find their HEA? This is a stand-alone sweet romance, appropriate for any age.
©2018 Penelope Spark (P)2018 Penelope Spark
Fate. Destiny. Karma.... Shes mine. It all started with a broken heart. And a breakup party. Rock stars. Circus freaks. And a bachelorette party. Too. Much. Booze. An embarrassing tattoo. And a twist of fate. Her name was Danny. I thought she was the one. But then I lost her. And I never thought Id see her again. Now...Im a mess. Ive had my heart broken - more than once. And my band's broken up. Ive sworn to myself that Ill never fall in love again. Time to focus on new music and my new band. As soon as I sober up from my latest breakup party.... But then there she is. Standing in the rain, looking at me. My dream girl. My destiny.... Danny. I missed my chance with her once. Maybe this time...Ill get it right.
©2019 Jaine Diamond (P)2019 Jaine Diamond
A day in the life of the Devil should be exhilarating - lying, stealing, cheating at poker, and finally beating Mr. Rogers.... Life should be wonderful. Right? Wrong. The love of my dastardly immortal life is eating everything that isn't nailed down and tried to behead me over a chocolate croissant. While I take chocolate croissants very seriously, I do believe decapitation is somewhat harsh. My daughters, the Seven Deadly Sins, are driving me to drink. Getting them mated off and the hell out of Hell is at the top on my agenda. The one thing that is keeping me sane - sane being a relative word - is my upcoming special day. After living a millennium and never knowing the date I came to be, I have sussed out the information from my certifiably insane, pole-dancing mother. She's swears on her empty head that my birthday is April 1. Soon, April 1 will mean something. I'm no fool. I plan to make my birthday far more famous than my do-gooder nephew's. That day in December will be forgotten when I get done making my womb eviction day the most important in the history of the Universe. I shall simply go about business as usual. Punishments must be doled out and chaos must be encouraged. A vacation would be lovely, but there is no rest for the weary...or the evil. Luckily I know how to have an outstanding time doing outrageously bad things. Thank Hades, I'm a handsome bastard. Oh, and happy birthday to me.
©2020 Robyn Peterman (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Un tournoi de hockey à lextérieur de la ville. Une tempête de neige qui complique les déplacements. Des jeunes qui ont tout un caractère. Une maman olé olé! Un arbitre au charme fou. Un papa plus que sexy. Des péripéties trop nombreuses pour être vraies. Et deux mamans qui se laisseront peut-être séduire.... Visiblement, ce week-end ne sera pas de tout repos! Lamour sera-t-il au rendez-vous?
©2019 Andara Éditeur (P)2020 Vues et Voix
Hes a billionaire single dad who needs help. Shes a sassy single gal who needs work. Live-in nanny? What could go wrong? Remington Key: I left the Navy, scored a billion in tech, got married, and had a baby. I did everything by the book. Happily ever after, right? Fast-forward four years, and Im alone, raising my daughter, caring for my mother-in-law, and trying to keep my stuff together. How did this happen? I was clearly drunk the night I offered a gorgeous girl in a bar $500 a day to be my live-in nanny. Or maybe it was my dick talking. So what if Ive been alone since forever? Im focused on launching my new business, not bedding the sexy siren who sleeps down the hall. At least thats what I keep reminding myself.... Ruby Banks: Remington Key is distant, brooding, and drop-dead sexy. And when he scoops up his adorable four-year-old daughter Lillie and blows raspberries on her tummy while she squeals with delight, I totally swoon. Bumping into him at our local pub that night slightly drunk and overly frustrated was a total accident. He needed help, and he offered me a ridiculous salary. I couldn't say no. Right? Now, hes given me the chance to pay off my debts and take control of my life. I can't screw up this job. But as bad as I want to be good, Im not sure I can fake it.... The way he watches me sends heat sizzling through my insides. Our hands touch, our eyes meet, and I want to do very naughty things with my new boss. A stand-alone contemporary romantic comedy. No cheating, no cliffhangers.
©2019 TLM Productions LLC (P)2019 TLM Productions LLC
A new, emotionally riveting, sexy standalone romance by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster. Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily-ever-after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon. Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm's length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She's a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey's midnight fantasies. She's also one of his closest friends. Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his. The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there's no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotional and sexually charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew.
©2017 Melissa Foster (P)2017 Melissa Foster
Come for the vacation. Stay for the shenanigans! Mermaids. Check. Pirates, Selkies, and Demi-Gods. Check. Check. Check. Come on an adventure with my Mermaids and their unlikely heroes. Get three hilarious stories all in one big book! The Sea Shenanigans Series has been a delight to write and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I loved writing it. xoxo Robyn Book 1 - Tallulahs Temptation Running a tourist trap for humans in the Bermuda Triangle had sounded like a fine plan - until it wasnt. With the Sea Hags gunning for our island, I did what any desperate Mermaid would do. I called for backup. Unfortunately, they sent Pirate Doug, the scoundrel that pillaged our treasure along with my heart. What in the Chicken of the Sea was I thinking? Book 2 - Ariels Antics What in a clam shell does a Mermaid have to do to find true love? Saving my island home is a must. However, the mission is to seek out the very Selkie who stole my heart, the same asshat whose Johnson Id tried to truncate. Ask any tuna you happen to see. Whos the craziest Mermaid? That would be me. Book 3 - Mistys Mayhem Whats love got to do with it? If youre Cupid, everything. If youre me, not a thing in the sea. I dont believe in love. Poseidon is smoking some bad seaweed if he expects me to take the one job Im obviously not qualified for
The God of Love. Stay tuned because Im about to give love a bad name.
©2018 Robyn Peterman (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.... Pretty, pretentious little liars. Im surrounded by them everywhere I turn. But Im learning not everything is as it seems. The ones who I thought were my enemies have become my greatest allies. And the ones who I severely underestimated turned out to be much eviler than I couldve ever imagined. They say money cant buy happiness. Well...Im here to tell you, it can certainly broker a deal with a devil. And the funny thing about dealing with devils? They always come to collect. Too bad for them, Im going to put up one helluva fight. Im stronger. Im ready. And Im going to love watching them fall. This is a dark high-school-bully romance that may contain triggers for sensitive listeners.
©2021 Laura Lee (P)2021 Podium Audio
What do you do when you wake up in a hotel room beside a tattooed man with a face that makes Tom Hardy look like the bottom of a shoe? You fight through your tequila-induced haze, trip over his designer suit crumpled on the floor, and run. After all, you're 1,500 miles from home. It's not like you'll ever see him again. Unless you're me. Six months later, I somehow find myself in the middle of a bet with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Tattooed that includes me owing him four dates. A handful of dates with an arrogantly charming man whom I know little about; what could possibly go wrong? I'll tell you what's going wrong: my falling asleep in his arms on date three and realizing I'm in love with a man who doesn't even know my real name. Once upon a time, while vacationing in Cancun, I let loose - I think. Limbo dancing and sunburns and some pretty foggy memories. But the one thing about Mexico I'll never forget is the guy with the rugged jawline, designer suits, and tattoos.
©2018 Stevie J. Cole (P)2019 Tantor
Indulge in a brand new stand-alone romance performed by Andi Arndt and Jason Clarke, and special guest star Julia Whelan, with additional voices by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon! The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes. After all, I've been damn curious about a few things I've read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy's shirt? Is staircase nookie hella hot, or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And dont even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works. Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie. All I need is a willing scene partner. Enter Tristan, my best guy friend. The witty, tell-it-like-it-is, bearded hottie volunteers for the experiment. He's also the guy who gave me the most devastating, toe-curling kiss of my life 10 years ago. But nothing has happened since then. And nothing will come between my panties and our friendship now since we have a plan to keep it PG. But once the buttons start flying, all bets are off.... This special production also includes cameos from Maxine Mitchell, Teddy Hamilton, Lili Valente, and Kit Swann.
©2020 Lauren Blakely (P)2020 Lauren Blakely Books
At 16, Phoebe Layton had imagined that Gabriel Banner was a brave and valiant knight, a noble-hearted hero born to rescue ladies in distress. Which was why, eight years later, when she desperately needed help to carry out a vital quest, she could think of no one more suited to the job than Gabriel.
But when she lures her shining knight to a lonely midnight rendezvous, Phoebe finds herself sparring with a dangerously desirable man who is nothing like the hero of her dreams, and when he sweeps her into a torrid - and blatantly unchivalrous - embrace, she can't help but fear that she's made a dreadful mistake. It's a kiss that will seal Phoebe's fate. For now, the exacting Earl of Wylde has a quest of his own: to possess the most intriguing, impulsive, outrageous female he has ever met...even if he has to slay a dragon to do it.
©1992 Amanda Quick (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Tara Stewarts boss at Weddings Today magazine sends her to Hearts Landing to debunk its romantic legends. This could devastate the many local businesses that cater to weddings, from Forget Me Knot Florist to Dress for a Day. The locals convince Jason Heart, the handsome descendant of the towns founder, to show Tara around the town. But can he persuade her to believe in the romance?
©2020 Leigh Duncan (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
An all-new stand-alone from New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent One hundred years ago when I was young and impulsive (okay, it was five, alright? Five years ago...) I let my boyfriend take, let's just say...compromising pictures of me. (Shut up. It made sense at the time.) Surprise! The sleazy back-stabbing jerk posted them on a website and, well, you can guess what happened. Thats right. Im a meme. A really gross one. You've seen the pictures. And if you haven't - dont ask. And don't look! As face recognition software online improves, I get tagged on social media whenever anyone shares my pictures. You try getting a thousand notifications a day, all of them pictures of your tatas. So. Im done. Its time for revenge. Let him see how it feels! But how do you get embarrassingly intimate pictures of your jerkface ex who double-crossed you five years ago? Especially when hes a member of the US House of Representatives now? Getting sweet between the sheets with a congressman is pretty much every political roadies dream, right? Im one in a crowd. Except to this day, he swears he didnt do it. Pursued me for months after I dumped him five years ago. Begged me to take him back. And I almost did it. Almost. I was weak and stupid and in love a hundred years ago. Okay. Fine. Five. But I still have the upper hand. Second chance romance has all the emotional feels, doesnt it? I cant wait to punch him in the feels. All I need to do is sleep with him once, take some hot-and-sweaty pics of him in...delicate positions, and bring him down. Thats it. Nothing more. Pictures first. Revenge after. And then I win. At least, thats how it was supposed to happen. But then I did something worse than sexting. I fell in love with him. Again.
©2019 Julia Kent (P)2019 Prosaic Press
The only thing about me thats a size zero is the filter on my mouth. Ive got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And Im perfectly fine with that. But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if Id ordered a salad instead of a hamburger Im shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me. That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. Hes hot. Hes funny.... And hes just apologized for being late for our date then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, hes sitting down and ordering himself dinner. I have no problem telling him I dont need a pity date...unless of course its to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that hes said yes?! Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what.... Each book in the Hartigans series is STAND-ALONE: Butterface Muffin Top
©2018 Avery Flynn (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.
Cass turns to Daters Handbook, the best-selling self-help book by relationship expert Dr. Susie, to improve her ailing love life. Surely, Dr. Susies advice will help her choose between her two new suitors: the laid-back, fun-loving Robert, and the sophisticated, dependable George. The two men take her on very different kinds of dates, often with hilarious results. Cass juggles the opinions of her mother and her sister as well as Dr. Susies rules and checklists. But is she forgetting how to listen to her own heart? This funny, feel-good novel contains an exclusive Hallmark recipe for Lemon Elderflower Mini Bundt Cakes.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
TO: Alex Vega FROM: Emilia Stiles SUBJECT: Hello Dear Mr. Vega, I felt it necessary to follow up on todays meeting, since we werent able to speak candidly in front of your son. I was shocked to discover that you are Ryders dad. Given that your ex-wife will be out of the country for a while and you are currently his primary caregiver, Im sure you understand why we need to establish boundaries and etiquette. I think it would be best if we just pretend that we met in person for the first time today. Your son is a very bright (flirtatious and talkative) student and since his education is a top priority for both of us, I hope I can count on you to respectfully refrain from grinning at me, using that sexy tone of voice, and undressing me with your annoyingly beautiful brown eyes if we should happen to interact with each other again in the future. Thanks so much, Miss Stiles TO: Emilia Stiles FROM: Alex Vega SUBJECT: Re: Well, hello again
Dear Miss Stiles, Great to hear from you. My sons education is indeed a top priority. As such, I respectfully agree to refrain from doing all of the aforementioned things. However, I cant promise to stop thinking about that kiss at the bar this summer. Ive been thinking about it for the past month. Its interesting how humorless and uptight you are about my sons totally awesome personality, given that I have personally witnessed just how flirtatious and talkative you yourself can be when mildly intoxicated. Youre so welcome, Alex P.S. I volunteered to be a chaperone for your next field trip. See you then. * Narrated by Zachary Webber and Mackenzie Cartwright, with special guest appearances by Jason Clarke and Teddy Hamilton. ** This audiobook is dual narration, with portions that are duet-style.
©2020 Kayley Loring (P)2020 Kayley Loring
Brianna Putnam needs a juicy scandal and fast. Up for a promotion at a high-profile tabloid, she has one month to convince a hard-nosed editor that she has the chops for the job. What could be better than a story exposing Nocturne Falls, a town full of magical supernaturals? She has the ideal cover. Her grandmother is Echo Stargazer, and her cousin is Jessica Callahan, long-time residents, and self-proclaimed psychics. No time like the present to meet the family. Playboy falcon-shifter Connor Ford is filthy rich with nowhere to be and nothing to do. About to give up on finding his lifes purpose, he meets Brianna Putnam, and his passion ignites for the beautiful woman with the strange curiosity about his hometown. When he discovers shes played everyone for fools, Connor arranges a surprise to turn the tables on her. Finally accepting her psychic gift, Brianna is overcome by guilt after submitting the story. When her editor arrives to see the town for himself, she has a chance to redeem herself. But will it be too late?
©2017 Kristen Painter (P)2018 Kristen Painter
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had. Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living. But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isnt allowed to follow. Theyve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. Shed finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry. But two months into Lucas deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that shell have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side. Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancés father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of. She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow wont hurt like today. She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares wont swallow her whole. But just as she thinks that shes getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name. Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh. Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing. Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isnt the same man that returned. The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, hes definitely not interested anymore.
©2019 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
"You've done better." With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller's life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn't just respond to Zoe's tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person. Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe's saucy challenge has totally caught his interest - and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He's been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her... When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase's secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?
©2018 Sariah Wilson (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
From New York Times best-selling author R.L. Mathewson comes the next installment in the Neighbor from Hell series.... For those who enjoy touching stories that make them smile, laugh, and fall in love. Sometimes life doesnt go the way that we expected. Thats what happened to Devin Bradford when he received the news that turned his life upside down seven years ago. Determined to be there for his children, Devin has put his life on hold, putting his children first even if that meant telling himself that he couldnt have the only woman hed ever wanted. After years of putting off taking the next step, Charlie was finally ready, mostly because her best friend had threatened to make her life a living hell if she didnt. Knowing that she wouldnt be able to pull this off unless she made some changes, Charlie somehow finds herself moving into the in-law apartment of the man who seemed to go out of his way to avoid her only to find herself wondering if she was chasing the wrong dream after all.
©2019 Rerum Industries, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
Ghosts are real. Well, technically speaking, maybe not. But the ones that haunt a man's soul? Those are very real. So real, in fact, that there are times when Castiel would rather silence them forever in the worst way possible than to go on living with them haunting his every step. All it took was one single second in time for his attention to drift, and everything changed. Life as he once knew it, is over. Now he's struggling to make sense of the pieces that are left, and he's fairly sure at least half of them are missing. He's living for three things now. His club - the Bear Bottom Guardians. His work as a police officer for Bear Bottom Police Department. And the occasional glimpse of a girl that makes his spirit feel free. Despite the ghosts that haunt him, he's not willing to present them with another target. Which is why he has to stay away from her. He can't touch her. He can't talk to her. He can't get anywhere near her. Not and live with himself afterward. The only problem is, Turner doesn't care what Castiel wants. She also has a solution for his ghosts. You may call her Ms. Ghostbuster. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2019 Tantor
USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke brings laughter and love in this friends-to-lovers small-town romance. Love is crazy. Peck Ward, the sweet, small-town mechanic, isn't sure it's for everyone. Least of all him. His life is chaotic enough without adding the pressure of a relationship. Besides, unrequited love is a real thing, and he's kind of over it. This works out perfectly until a certain someone throws a wrench - pun intended - into his plans. As they go from adversaries to friends to possibly something more, things get complicated. After all, they know how this story ends. It's not with them together. His easy grin is enough to win her over. Her unabashed personality does him in. But are they ready to accept the fact that, sometimes, you don't find love where you're looking for it? Sometimes, you find it in the most unexpected, craziest places.
©2019 Umbrella Publishing Inc. (P)2019 Umbrella Publishing Inc.
Kelsey Scott has never wanted anything more serious than a hookup. Work triumphs all, men are simply trainable orgasm machines, and her friends and family are everything. But with her brother's wedding rapidly approaching and matchmaking rapidly ensuing from all angles, she decides she needs a buffer from all the perfect Mr. Rights, the white tulle and frumpy bridesmaid dresses, and - ick - the heart-warming vows. What she doesn't need is Tanner. Her ex. The only man who ever managed to weasel his way into her heart. And by typical male progression, the only man to break it. Shes done with the gorgeous, chocolate-eyed man who chased her down, got her to open up, and then promptly tossed her aside. Shes done with letting anyone past the barbed wire protecting her heart. Because, if Kelsey has learned anything, its that she loves fiercely...and stupidly. So, no. No men, no matter how gorgeous. Definitely no emotional connections with those of the XY variety. And certainly no boyfriends. Not now. Not again. Not ever. But when she and Tanner get paired up as a bridesmaid and groomsman at her brother's wedding, Kelsey finds it hard to remember all her steadfast rules. Especially when it turns out that Tanner wants to get past all her defenses all over again.
©2019 Elise Faber (P)2020 Elise Faber
Linc has two very important things on his mind - professional football and his motorcycle club. What he does not have on his mind is the woman who drives him crazy and makes him want to do stupid things, like throw caution to the wind. Nope, not Linc. At least, that's the lie he tells everyone. In reality, every time Conleigh's name is mentioned, he squirms. She's everything he wants, wrapped up in a cute little package that is stamped "hands freakin' off". She's four years younger than him, in school to be a doctor, and thinks football is stupid. Even more, Linc and Conleigh get along like oil and water. There's not a single second that they're in each other's presence that they're not at each other's throats. But all it takes is hearing that she's in trouble for Linc to drop every single thing - football and MC duties alike - and head to her side. A side that he'll remain at until they either kill each other or finally give into the heat between them. Either way you look at it, he's well and truly screwed. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2019 Tantor
I've always been a good girl. I work hard, I follow the rules, I always achieve my goals. But sometimes good girls want things that aren't good for them. Or someone who isn't good for them. Like their new boss. And sometimes they do very bad things to get his attention. Like sell their virginity in an auction. Who knew he'd be so very, very mad? Maybe this was not my best laid plan....
©2018 Jana Aston (P)2018 Jana Aston
Logan Ward doesn't want any more women in his life. Being a football player and legal guardian to his four younger sisters means his playbook is full. However, one of them just landed in the hospital, which gives his brother the shot he needs to challenge Logan for custody. Legal counsel says there's only one thing Logan can do - find himself a wife. Paige McKinney doesn't always think things through. Like walking away from her modeling career without a thought of what might come next. She really doesn't think it through when she proclaims herself Logan's fiance at the hospital, simply because the sexy - albeit grumpy - football player forgot his cell phone at a party and security won't let her pass. It's not her fault it was overheard by the worst possible person. A bargain is struck, and a fake marriage is the perfect solution. But the simple solution creates a whole new problem: They're not as different as they seem. The reluctant groom has fire inside him, and his impetuous bride is about to light the match. Contains mature themes.
©2019 Karla Sorensen (P)2019 Tantor
What happens when a book blogger accidentally publishes her digital diary online? A viral sh--storm, that's what. No way did I want thousands of subscribers to read my confessions - yet, that's precisely what went down last night after four too many Cosmos with my girls. Now, Damage Control is my new middle name because my diary confessional has my roommate, Lucas Stone, written all over it. Literally. I've been in love with him forever - well, ever since I saw him sprint across campus naked during our first year of college. And now that Lucas knows how I feel about him? Well, things are destined to get awkward. Because Lucas Stone, my BFF - the man who sleeps only one room over - just got engaged. And his fiancée isn't me. Confessions of a Bookaholic is a steamy, friends-to-lovers, sports romance full of laughter and a tiny bit of angst.
©2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook (P)2020 Chrystal Clay/Joslyn Westbrook
The Spark of an Old Flame Last time Lila Harris was in Happy, Texas, she was actively earning her reputation as the resident wild child. Now, a little older and wiser, she's back to run her mother's café for the summer. Except something about this town has her itching to get a little reckless and rowdy, especially when she sees her old partner-in-crime, Brody Dawson. Their chemistry is just as hot as ever. But he's still the town's golden boy - and she's still the wrong kind of girl. Brody hasn't had much time lately for anything other than ranching. Running the biggest spread in the county and taking care of his family more than keeps him busy. All that responsibility has him longing for the carefree days of high school - and Lila. She may have grown up, but he still sees that spark of mischief in her eyes. Now he's dreaming about late-night skinny dipping and wondering how he can possibly resist the one woman he can never forget....
©2017 Carolyn Brown (P)2017 Hachette Audio
New York Times & USA Today best-selling author! Gio Andrade: Rich, powerful, sexy. A man who thinks he has everything...until he meets Julia. Julia Bennett: Sweet, spontaneous, and desperate to sell her jewelry line in New York City. She takes a job as a night security guard to pay the rent. Sparks fly when she mistakes her boss for an intruder. He can't get her out of his head. She can't find the strength to deny him. Will lies bring them together or tear them apart forever?
©2014 Ruth Cardello (P)2014 Ruth Cardello
Lincoln Mathis doesn't hide his reputation as Manhattan's ultimate playboy. In fact, he cultivates it. But behind every flirtatious smile, each provocative quip, there's a secret that Lincoln's hiding from even his closest friends - a tragedy from his past that holds his heart quietly captive. Lincoln knows what he wants: someone like Daisy Sinclair, the sassy, off-limits bridesmaid he can't take his eyes off at his best friend's wedding. He also knows that she's everything he can never have. After a devastating divorce, Daisy doesn't need anyone to warn her off the charming best man at her sister's wedding. One look at the breathtakingly hot Lincoln Mathis and she knows that he's exactly the type of man she should avoid. But when Daisy stumbles upon Lincoln's secret, she realizes there's more to the charming playboy than meets the eye. And suddenly Daisy and Lincoln find their lives helplessly entwined in a journey that will either heal their damaged souls...or destroy them forever.
©2016 Lauren LeDonne (P)2016 Tantor
Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway. Flint Stone is a professional in every way. Hes a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, hes working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up. Hes loved by every single person he ever encounters - student, faculty, and employees - everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley. The only thing they have in common is their mothers poor excuses for names. Period. The end. So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons? He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers hes around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later. Side note - bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.
©2019 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale
In Hearts Landing, Evelyn wants to prove shes a good manager of the Captains Cottage by the bay - a favorite place for weddings. Meanwhile, Ryan has invested his life savings to remodel the towns old boatworks into a brand-new wedding venue. When a Marine and his bride win the Wedding in a Week contest, they have seven days to put together a romantic, all-expenses-paid event. Itll be written up in Weddings Today magazine. But will they choose Evelyns cottage or Ryans boatworks? The rival business owners cozy up to the bride and groom, helping them plan their military wedding. And even though Evelyn and Ryan both grew up in Hearts Landing, they learn they never truly knew each other until now. But can they trust each other when only one of them can win? This sweet, heartwarming romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe.
©2021 Leigh Duncan (P)2021 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Three waxed cats, one Cookie Witch, a Brazilian gone bad, and the last name Bermangoggleshitz...not the best ingredients for a successful spell. Or is it? Avoiding the truth has been working out just fine for most of my life. I'm finally happy. I have friends and a kangaroo shifter who adores me. Never in my 29 witchy years did I think I would have a place to call home with people who truly cared. Now my BFF, Zelda, wants to have a chat. Can't crappy news wait? As soon as my varnished Virginia is mobile, I want to go home to my adorable little house I share with the love of my life and my four semi-violent, adopted, gum-smacking chipmunk shifter sons. But, noooooooo.... Instead of enjoying a bouncy romp of nookie with my marsupial man whose last name I should really find out, I have to deal with an odiferous, butt-ugly, dead-beat, evil warlock of a dad named Bermangoggleshitz - the very same douchecanoe that tried to kill my rodent children. Not to mention, said sperm donor has called up a Legion of demons from the Underworld. Fanfreakintastic. So armed with my questionable intellect, a shaky handle on the French language and a penchant for blowing up buildings, I'm gonna grab this problem by the nuts and squeeze - like a Brazilian times...whoops, bazillion. That French gets me every time. I will have my happily ever after no matter what or my name's not Sassy Louise...umm...Bermangoggleshitz.
©2017 Robyn Peterman (P)2017 Robyn Peterman
Jaclyn Love is a magnet for trouble - it seems to follow her wherever she goes. Unfortunately for Kadan Davenport, she also seems to be a magnet for him - even after a disastrous first impression that leaves him - literally - black and blue. Jaclyn is busy trying to find some sort of balance, and Kadan is just trying not to get swept up in the chaos. In a small city like Blakewood, it's hard to avoid each other...especially when each additional encounter makes them wonder if they really want to. I Think I Might Love You is a first-in-series novella.
©2019 Christina C. Jones (P)2019 Christina C. Jones
When a blackmailer threatens her Aunt Zoe, Iphiginia knows she can ferret out the villain. A 26-year-old vixen with the intellect to match her beauty, Iphiginia descends on London society as the dazzling mistress of the missing Earl of Mastersanother supposed victim of the blackmailer. But when the missing earl suddenly reappears at a ball, Iphiginia is caught in her own clever lie.
©1994 Jayne A. Krentz (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC
Buckle up for a wild ride as Dixie Whiskey finds forever love in TAMING MY WHISKEY, a funny, sexy, and emotionally riveting standalone romance by New York Times best-selling author Melissa Foster. The perfect love story for those who enjoy fiercely loyal and insanely sexy alpha heroes, smart, sassy heroines, strong family bonds, bikers, babies, and more! In TAMING MY WHISKEY.... Being the princess of the Dark Knights motorcycle club doesnt come with a white knight or a fairy-tale castle, and thats okay, because Dixie Whiskey has never needed a man to slay her dragons or make her whole. Even so, after watching each of her brothers fall in love, shed sure like a shot at her own happily ever after. But with the Dark Knights watching over her and the only man shes ever wanted out of reach, shes not holding her breath. As the launch of Silver-Stone Cycles biggest line approaches, Jace Stone is left needing a favor from the one woman who holds the power to take him to his knees. He knows when it comes to sinfully gorgeous and sharp-tongued Dixie Whiskey, he must stay on his toes and keep his walls firmly in place. But Jace needs her for his business - and Jace Stone always gets what he wants. When the tall, gruff, and darkly handsome biker presents an opportunity that any other woman might see as the chance of a lifetime, Dixie turns him down flat. But Jace is determined, and he pulls out all the stops - sending Dixies overprotective brothers up in arms. Rebellious Dixie takes a stand - going after the freedom, and the man, shes always wanted. One scorching kiss leads to an undeniable connection, but Jace isn't looking to be tied down, and Dixie refuses to play second fiddle. Can two untamable hearts find forever love in each others arms? For more hot Whiskey love, check out Melissas other Whiskey novels. TRU BLUE TRULY MADLY WHISKEY DRIVING WHISKEY WILD WICKED WHISKEY LOVE MAD ABOUT MOON And don't miss RIVER OF LOVE, the first story in which the Whiskeys were introduced! The Whiskeys are perfect beach listens with depth of story, strong family ties, and a wealth of emotions. Small town love stories with happily ever afters guaranteed. "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" (New York Times best seller Lauren Blakely) "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional, and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" (NYT best-selling author Brenda Novak) "Melissa Foster writes worlds that draw you in, with strong heroes and brave heroines surrounded by a community that makes you want to crawl right on through the page and live there. (New York Times best-selling author Julia Kent) "When it comes to contemporary romances with realistic characters, an emotional love story and smokin' hot sex, author Melissa Foster always delivers!" (The Romance Reviews) "Foster writes characters that are complex and loyal, and each new story brings further depth and development to a redefined concept of family." (RT Book Reviews) "Emotional and sincere. Sweet and sexy. Hot and intense! More Whiskey please!!!" (Aaly and The Books) "Love, Strength, and Loyalty. Those Whiskey boys are something else. WOW!" (Dirty South Books) "You can never go wrong with the heroes that Melissa Foster creates. She hasn't made one yet that I haven't fallen in love with." (Natalie the Biblioholic)
©2019 Melissa Foster (P)2019 Melissa Foster
Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of "quickened" - dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from Border Collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come. Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven. After learning that his boss patented all of Tim's work on vegetable hybrids in his own name, Tim quit his old job. A client offers him use of her cabin in Mad Creek, and Tim sees a chance for a new start. But the shy gardener has a way of fumbling and sounding like a liar around strangers, particularly gorgeous alpha men like Sheriff Beaufort. Lance's hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. He's concerned about marijuana growers moving into Mad Creek, and he's not satisfied with the boy's story. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance's inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water.
©2015 Jane Jensen Holmes (P)2015 Jane Jensen Holmes
Crank is a standalone romance in a new small town, blue-collar series from USA Today best-selling author Adriana Locke. Join listeners everywhere as they fall in love with the delicious Gibson boys. This is one mistake Sienna Landry can't buy her way out of. As Walker Gibson looks at her, then at the damage to his precious truck (that she may or may not have accidentally inflicted), she knows she's in trouble. It's not the busted headlight and dented grill that's sunk her though. It's the downright sinful man in front of her that's the problem. The small-town mechanic is broody. Rough. Smells like engine grease and gasoline, and Sienna isn't sure why that's so sexy, but it is. It so is. She's ready to peel off her panties at the drop of his wrench. He wants her too. She can feel it when he brushes against her. Experience it as he presses her against the wall of the shop. It's thinly veiled in his deep, brown eyes when he looks at her like she's everything he's ever wanted. So why won't he give in? The damage to Walker's truck is the first of many mistakes between the two of them, ending with truths that rock Sienna's world. Nothing can fix her broken heart except the love of a man that won't, maybe even can't, love her back.
©2017 Adriana Locke (P)2018 Adriana Locke
I could feel his eyes on me, and I did my best not to look at him. His eyes were burning holes into me; I could feel it. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore. "Stop. Looking. At. Me," I growled between my teeth quietly to the boy less than three feet from me. What was his problem? Was he trying to cheat on the test or something? Poor choice on his part, I didn't know any of the material either. Ha. Is that a victory? I feel like it's not. Anika Mason - simple name. Brown hair - average color. Blue eyes - she wishes they were brown. Anika thought life was pretty normal before she managed to attract the obsessive attentions of the new boy at school, and now she needs to get rid of him, and fast. But when she's forced to lie about having a boyfriend to get him to back off, she unintentionally gives him the name of the biggest player in the school, Brady Morrison. She doesnt like him, he barely knows she exists. And now she has to pretend shes dating him. Perfect.
©2017 Inkitt GmbH (P)2017 Inkitt GmbH
One-night stand rule number one: Always check the condoms expiry date. Oops. As a career-orientated woman, I have a plan, and being a mom is not part of it. My not-quite-a-fairy-tale childhood involved being brought up by 30 nannies (yes, 30!), so what the heck do I know about being a mother anyway? Yes, the news about Granny dying is a surprise. But not as much as what happens after, when I have hot sex with Mr. No Commitment himself, Josh Hoffer, as a way to deal with the grief. Is it worth it? Definitely. Or at least it seemed so at the time. I have no room in my life for a family or steady girlfriend. My hockey career comes first. Life is tough when youre on the road more times than youre not. Besides, what do I know about diapers and baby yoga and fairy-tale princesses? When Holly Whittaker, with her sexy Aussie accent and mile-long legs, wants to blow off a little steam after receiving bad news, hell if Im saying no. Shes my friend, and friends help friends in need. But sex is never without consequences. And now we need to figure out how to find room in our hearts for each another - plus one. Warning: This stand-alone romance contains naughty texts, shower fun, and enough profanities to fill an oversized swear-word jar.
©2017 Stina Lindenblatt (P)2020 Stina Lindenblatt