Marla Kensington is a young, attractive comedian with the ability to make people laugh. It's her gift - her talent. But, what does she do when she meets a man - a man who cannot even see the simple humor in a funny joke - who refuses to smile? Beau Brenton is a recent widower who has very little reason to laugh. His wife died unexpectedly, and now he is raising their infant son. Every morning is a struggle for the strikingly handsome father. And, every day brings him closer to the reality that he is all alone. How is he suppose to cope without a wife? What does he know about taking care of a baby? And, when will the pain go away? Beau Brenton is lost and confused. His heart has been broken, and his mind is numb until he encounters a bold, beautiful woman telling jokes on a street corner.
©2016 Elizabeth Griffin (P)2019 Elizabeth Griffin
Book one in an exciting new regency historical romance series from best-selling author Scarlett Scott.... A duke with demons and a governess with secrets collide in this passionate tale! Crispin Ashforth returns from battle the newly inherited Duke of Whitley with two sisters under his charge. Publicly lauded as a hero, he is haunted by the bitter mission that nearly saw him killed and cost the life of his best friend. Hes desperate to drown out the demons tormenting him by any means, regardless of how depraved. All he needs to do is find a proper governess for his hellion sisters so he can drink and wench himself into oblivion. Enter Miss Jacinda Turnbow, who is as lovely as she is prickly. It doesnt take Crispin long to realize hes found precisely the sort of distraction he needs in the prim governess. But Jacinda has secrets of her own, and shes no ordinary governess. To save herself and her father from ruin, she has agreed to infiltrate the dukes home and search for evidence that hes a traitor. Resisting his advances grows more difficult by the day, however, as she discovers theres more to Crispin than the careless life of sin hes cultivated. And the greatest danger she faces is losing her heart to the man she has no choice but to betray. Buy this book now!
©2018 Laura Fast (P)2019 Laura Fast
Get book two in the best-selling Sins and Scoundrels Series - an illegitimate son bent on revenge is swept up in an unexpected affair with an unexpected lady... The gossips say his soul is as black as his cravats. Handsome, enigmatic Duncan Kirkwood is the prince of Londons most exclusive - and wicked - gaming club. He founded his empire upon one goal: Gaining vengeance against the man who sired him and abandoned his mother. To society, Lady Frederica Isling is a quiet, proper dukes daughter and wallflower. No one suspects she harbors a secret desire to become a renowned novelist. Shell go to any lengths to conduct research for her manuscript, including infiltrating Kirkwoods notorious club disguised as her brother. It doesnt take long for Duncan to realize the oddly garbed stranger penning notes at his hazard table is not who she pretends to be. When he discovers her identity holds the key to the revenge hes been waiting for, he cant believe his good fortune. But theres something about Lady Frederica that stirs more than his desire for retribution. Frederica finds herself drawn to the charming Mr. Kirkwood and curious about the darker side of the world she never knew existed. She knows she should stay far away from him and his life of sin, and yet she keeps returning for more. As Duncan and Frederica become hopelessly entangled in each others lives, passion blossoms. With reprisal within his grasp at last, Duncan must make the impossible choice between gaining his revenge and persuading the woman who owns his heart to take the biggest gamble of all. Book One: Duke of Depravity Book Two: Prince of Persuasion
©2019 Laura Fast (P)2020 Laura Fast
As second in command of Eidolon, Alex Martinez is a ghost who lives in the shadows. Despite doing a job he loves, Alex has never forgotten the love of his life - the woman he proposed to at 18 - whose disappearance changed the course of his destiny. Evelyn Garcias dreams were ripped away from her one dark, sultry Cuban night when she was just a teen. Shed fought the horrors shed witnessed by becoming the feared and deadly assassin Siren. Using seduction, she gets men to spill their sick, twisted secrets before exacting revenge. When Alex comes face-to-face with Evelyn again, he witnesses her killing a man in cold blood. Unable to reconcile the woman from his memories with the cold-blooded killer she is now, Alex vows to have nothing to do with the woman hed once loved. Then, hes handed a new contract - Siren has a kill order on her, and Alex must carry it out. Can Alex overcome his anger and feelings of betrayal and save Siren, or will he follow orders and terminate her? A race against time is on, as Alex and Siren battle to discover the truth behind the order and save both their lives.
©2019 Maddie Wade Ltd (P)2020 Maddie Wade Ltd
Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji, know they'll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt. But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory's head. Aloof dance superstar Jared is a sweet, vulnerable man and Dawson's life suits him like a fitted ballet slipper. They forge a long-distance romance from their love of the theater and the magic of Denny's. At first it's perfect: Dawson gets periodic visits and nookie from a gorgeous man who "gets" him - and Jared gets respite from the ultra-competitive world of dancing that almost consumed him. That is until Jared shows up sick and desperate and Dawson finally sees the distance between them concealed painful things Jared kept inside. If he doesn't grow up - and fast - his "superstar" might not survive his own weaknesses. That would be a shame, because the real, fragile Jared that Dawson sees behind the curtain is the person he can see spending his life with.
©2013 Amy Lane (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
More than anything, struggling tech support specialist Bradley Evans wants an alpha male lover. He thinks he's found his perfect match, but when his domineering stockbroker boyfriend goes too far, Bradley wonders if his flexible, mindful neighbor might be just what he needs. Ward Linden teaches autistic middle schoolers and is sexy and kind; but he isn't quite the alpha Bradley's been looking for. Do nice guys always have to finish last? Bradley explores what it means to be alpha male in this steamy, humor-laced gay romance. Due to its sexual content, this book is for adults only.
©2017 Sionnach Wintergreen (P)2018 Sionnach Wintergreen
He's a Maui beach bum. She's a workaholic lawyer on vacation. What happens in Maui, stays in Maui. Unless you run into your vacation fling back home.... Much to her annoyance, workaholic lawyer Ava Ruiz is forced to take a vacation to a tropical paradise. Unable to tear her mind off her cases, she's counting down the days until she can go back to work. Until she meets Ford. Admittedly, she has nothing in common with the gorgeous surfer. She's type-A and he's the definition of laid-back. But for a few steamy days, that fails to matter thanks to their instant and undeniable attraction. Inevitably, all good things must come to an end...or do they? Once back to their "real world" lives, Ava and Ford come face-to-face in a surprise reunion that takes a turn when he asks her to help him out by playing along with a fake engagement. Reluctantly going along with the ruse, Ava soon finds herself wondering if either of them is pretending, after all. Hula Girl is sexy vacation/fake fiancée stand-alone romance with a guaranteed HEA from the author of the Rogue Series.
©2019 Lara Ward Cosio (P)2020 Lara Ward Cosio
Lieutenant Lucien Jones, son of a viscount, returned from war, to find his wife and child dead. Blaming his father for the commission that sent him off to fight Boney's forces, he was content to languish at London Hospital - until offered employment on the Marquess of Drake's staff. Through his position, Lucien found purpose in life and is content to keep his past buried. Lady Eloise Yardley has loved Lucien since they were children. Having long ago given up on the dream of him, she married another. Years later, she is a young, lonely widow who does not fit in with the ton. When Lucien's family enlists her aid to reunite father and son, she leaps at the opportunity to not only aid her former friend, but to also escape London. Lucien doesn't know what scheme Eloise has concocted, but knowing her as he does, when she pays a visit to his employer, he knows she's up to something. The last thing he wants is the temptation that this new, older, mature Eloise presents; a tantalizing reminder of happier times and peace. Yet Eloise is determined to win Lucien's love once and for all - if only Lucien can set aside the pain of his past and risk all on a lady's heart.
©2015 Christi Caldwell (P)2015 Christi Caldwell
The onset of fire season should be the hottest thing about interviewing smoke jumpers for Whitney Storm - until she sees Tom MacKenzie. He set her heart aflame 10 years ago, then disappeared. As an empath who doesn't need emotional turmoil, this six-foot-tall dark and dangerous memory has no place in her life. As a smoke jumper, Tom's job keeps him face-to-face with danger, and he thought he knew how to handle heat. But the uncontrolled burn whenever he's near Whitney is hotter than he remembers. He's ready to face the past and make amends. She's made it clear she wants nothing to do with him. A life-threatening problem flares when a killer's greedy obsession threatens everything. Can Tom and Whitney learn to trust each other again and protect all that they hold dear, or will their world turn to ashes around them?
©2013 Sloan McBride (P)2017 Sloan McBride
When the court sends a black teen to live on the farm of an older, white couple, all three lives began to change. Isaac wants to stay out of trouble, but trouble seems to keep finding him anyway. As he struggles to stay true to his new-found faith, prejudice and city friends threaten to pull him back. When even his girlfriend wont speak to him, he knows he needs to come up with a different plan than hes been using. How can someone used to taking care of himself and his siblings learn to rely on God?
©2017 Janice Cole Hopkins (P)2018 Janice Cole Hopkins
A disturbing prophecy sends a treasure-hunting duo on an urgent race to rescue a country in Kaylin McFarren's heart-pounding new novel, Buried Threads. Full of erotic suspense and wild adventures, this is one trip that readers will never forget! Rachel Lyons and Chase Cohen work together as the successful owners of a treasure-hunting company. But a seemingly simple assignment--to track down a priceless gem that is believed to be buried in a shipwreck deep within the Sea of Japan--takes a startling and dangerous turn. Faced with a monk's dark prophecy that a natural disaster will soon strike Japan, killing millions, Rachel and Chase must embark on the mission of a lifetime in order to uncover the three cursed samurai swords that can avert the catastrophe. Chaos ensues as their adventure takes them from shark-infested waters and creepy caves to haunted hidden tombs and a confrontation with Yakuza gang members. Time is running out as the prophecy's day of reckoning draws near. Will Rachel and Chase succeed before disaster strikes?
©2013 Linda Yoshida (P)2015 Linda Yoshida
How can you lose one dream and still find another? Owen King is a lonely history teacher who wants to be braver. So when Owen learns about the deceased brother he never met, he breaks free of his safety net and risks answers. Despite his loving, adopted family, Owen wonders if there are missing pieces inside of him. Visiting the seaside town of Ocean Vista, where his brother lived and died, will be no vacation. Andrew Teagan wants to be a winner. After being dumped by his last boyfriend, Andrew is through letting others dictate his life. To prove that dreams are possible, he's going after his ambitions full force. Having signed on for a cooking reality show, Andrew's ready to make his small café into a sizzling success. When Andrew aids Owen on the beach, what starts off as an act of kindness turns into a hot temptation. But can a sweet budding romance survive when the time comes for Owen to leave town? Both men must learn to trust each other if their love will conquer the miles between them.
©2015 Skylar M. Cates (P)2016 Skylar M. Cates
Duty. Honor. His brothers. His sole possessions. Wounded in battle, Zander wakes in a daemon feeding ground, bound to a human female. The origins of the restraints are unknown and the woman - Austin - is a risk for Otherworld exposure. In the midst of human corpses, and with relationships punishable by death, Austin tempts a part of him he locked down his entire existence. Awakened, his inner beast, pulls at its tether, fighting to claim what can never be. The Watchers of the Gray Series by JL Madore, joins the gritty, dark paranormal romance traditions of JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and IT Lucas. Devour this pause-resister and join the secret world of the Watchers of the Gray!
©2018 Jennifer Madore (P)2019 Jennifer Madore
Archer Humphrey Lambourne, third son to the Marquis of Daventry, had always longed to fill his life with culture and travel across the exotic world. His love of knowledge, prompted by a fond mentor, has him yearning for more at every turn until a chance meeting has him questioning his nomadic existence. Cassiopeia Grainger, the daughter of a university professor, finds herself trapped in a world where her brilliant mind and naturally-inherent knowledge has gone unnoticed. With nowhere to express her strong opinion, she finds herself trapped in the tide of a patriarchal society, stunted and silent until an old adversary returns to reignite a fire she had thought long banked. When a Fellowship dinner brings them to the same point under the stars, long held emotions of longing and betrayal stir the heavens until there is no place for them to hide from their obvious attraction. It will take an extraordinary event to align their hearts on this stellar path.
©2017 Victoria Oliveri (P)2017 Victoria Oliveri
Carson Reginald Lambourne, last son of the Marquess of Daventry, spent his life with his head in the clouds and his heart longing for a more adventurous and romantic life away from the stifling streets of Mayfair. Nasrin Al-Shirazi, the youngest daughter of a traveling merchant, finds herself imprisoned by the very man who vowed to destroy her family, and one who threatens even now to cut short the life she knows has passed her by. When a fleeting glance sets danger into motion, need, and treachery will stir the hot desert winds until there is no place for them to run except to the safety of Englands shores. But even there, the ugly face of nobility and inclusion will threaten to unravel the very threads of their lives. Racing with the Sun, the third book in the Lambourne Legacy series, will take you on a mysterious and adventurous trek through the hot and spicy world of Tangier, where the heat doesnt always come from the sun.
©2018 Victoria Oliveri (P)2019 Victoria Oliveri
Dane Redford Lambourne, now the fourth Earl of Huntsbridge, never thought to live a responsible, noble existence. Spending his nights as a privileged gentleman, carousing and enjoying the company of friends was the only life he ever aspired to until the sudden death of his brother thrust him into a world he never wanted and was not prepared to face. Lady Nichola Crawford could care less if the fabric of her new evening dress matched her shoes or if any of the men at the upcoming ball even looked in her direction. She would sooner stay in the country and scour her father's library than place herself on the marriage block to be picked at and prodded by the scant handful of ill-deserving men in London. But a chance meeting at a local confectioner shop is all it takes to set off sparks between the man who vowed no woman would ever get under his skin and the woman who would do anything to deny the love she felt for the Earl of her heart.
©2009 Victoria Oliveri (P)2017 Victoria Oliveri