Pulitzer Prize, Drama, 2013 "Sparkling and combustible," (Bloomberg Businessweek). "Disgraced rubs all kinds of unexpected raw spots with intelligence and humor." (Newsday). "In dialogue that bristles with wit and intelligence, Akhtar puts contemporary attitudes toward religion under a microscope, revealing how tenuous self-image can be for people born into one way of being who have embraced another
. Everyone has been told that politics and religion are two subjects that should be off-limits at social gatherings. But watching these characters rip into these forbidden topics, there's no arguing that they make for ear-tickling good theater." (New York Times). "Add a liberal flow of alcohol and a couple of major secrets suddenly revealed, and you've got yourself one dangerous dinner party." (Associated Press).
©2013 Ayad Akhtar (P)2013 Hachette Audio
Book 1: The grand experiment of a democratic Commonwealth of Star Nations has failed. With colony after colony leaving the Commonwealth, Earth finds itself in desperate straits as ecological disaster and mass starvation looms in the near future. The collapse of the Commonwealth means theres now a power vacuum but no shortage of ruthless egos looking to fill that vacuum. Will it be the Republic of Corona, the most prosperous and populous colony world, or a resurgent Earth under a messianic leader or perhaps a power-hungry interstellar corporation? With stakes this high, political intrigue, backstabbing, and betrayal are par for the course. Book 2: The 10-year-old Tau Ceti Empire is at a critical junction. The power vacuum left over from the collapse of the Commonwealth has been filled by five multi-planet star nations, the TCE being one of them. If the other four join forces and attack the TCE, it will be overwhelmed and crushed. But the longer Empress Brandenburg waits, the bigger the difference in military strength becomes. She must make plans soon because the leaders of the other four are already making theirs. This conclusion to the Road To Empire series features political, military, and personal intrigues that will keep you guessing to the very end. Who will ultimately stand astride a unified human star empire?
©2018 Non-Linear Visions Inc. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
From number-one New York Times best seller Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick comes a second chance at love and bodyguard romance Strong, Silent Cowboy, a Moving Violations novel. Leighs books can scorch the ink off the page. (RT Book Review) He will do anything... Sallie Hamblen had three incredibly hot, sexy nights with Jacob Donovan, an undercover CIA agent, before he disappeared, leaving her brokenhearted and forever yearning for the man she lost. Years later, Jacob doesnt know that the beauty hes about to seduce in a small-town bar is the woman he held in his arms all those years ago...and that shes on the run from her past. ...to keep her safe.... Former CIA agent-turned-cowboy Jacob Donovan wants nothing more than a simple life. Just the ranch and occasionally someone warm and sweet in his bed. Until Sallie comes back into his life, and all of a sudden ,he wants to be in her bed every night...all night. When he discovers that her life is in danger, he swears hell protect her. Even when secrets are revealed that threaten everything between them, he will lay everything on the line to keep her in his arms. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Paperbacks
©2021 Lora Leigh, Veronica Chadwick (P)2021 Macmillan Audio
You're the Lights Sebastian had one rule. No women on the back of his bike. Period. The one time he broke that rule, he killed the woman that was carrying his child. Then comes Baylee Roberts. She makes Sebastian want to break every single rule he'd ever implemented. Hell, but she even makes him consider that dreaded H word. A helmet. To My.... Baylee Roberts innocently walked into her bathroom never expecting that she'd find a man in there. It is her bathroom after all, and she lives alone. From the instant he placed his hat on her head to protect her from the sun, Baylee's mind becomes filled with thoughts of a certain biker. She really shouldn't go there. There's no telling what kind of dangerous things he does for The Dixie Wardens MC. Siren.... Nothing is ever as easy as it should be. Their relationship's one of them. Baylee's brother is a cop. Baylee's father is a cop. Which inevitably means that Baylee's going to have certain hang-ups about being with a man like himself. Sebastian has a lot on his plate with his busy job as a firefighter, a single father, and the vice president of The Dixie Wardens MC. Not enough, though, to keep him away from Baylee. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2017 Tantor
I met him in college, and I fell in love. It was a beautiful love, pure and perfect. Max quickly became everything I could have ever wanted. He was the jock, the popular guy, and I was just Belle - but he made me so much more. He gave me everything I could have ever wanted in life. But one night, one accident changed everything. The man I thought I knew disappeared. I can't tell you the exact moment he fell out of love with me, but he did. I wish I could tell you there was hope. That I hung on. That I fought. I wish I could tell you that we fixed it. But we couldn't, and I ran. In the dead of the night, I packed my things and left him. Five years later, I have returned. He's still the same man I left behind - a deadly underground fighter for the House of Obsidian. He's still dangerous. He's still broken. I still love him. We're both holding a secret, and that secret might just change everything.
©2015 Bella Jewel (P)2015 Tantor
Rainer Torrence is everything I could have wanted in my life and more. He became my best friend when I was 13 years old. From then on,we were inseparable. He was my first love and my first heartbreak. But I always thought it was forever. Until his father died and things went bad. Then suddenly he disappeared. Ten years and I didn't see or hear from him. Then came the call I'd been praying for - he was back in town. Only the man I remembered is not him. This man is quiet, deadly, and so incredibly beautiful. He also doesn't remember me. He looks into my eyes and sees nothing. So, I let him believe I'm just a girl who walked into his bar. I let him use me on the cold, dark nights. I let him believe that I am as emotionless about our relationship as he is. I just let the secret go on and on. But all secrets have an end, don't they?
©2015 Bella Jewel (P)2015 Tantor
Liars. Every last one of them. The kings and queens of my new high school. The father and stepmother I never knew. Each has more wealth and privilege than I could've ever imagined. Each has a pile of wicked dirty secrets they'd do anything to protect. These people have grown accustomed to getting what they want, and what they want is to make my life a living hell. Too bad for them, you can't break someone who's already broken. Too bad for them, I won't give up without a fight. Too bad for them, I'm going to make them pay...even if it's the last thing I do. This is a dark high-school-bully romance that may contain triggers for sensitive listeners.
©2020 Laura Lee (P)2021 Podium Audio
You're the Life... Cleo's a pararescueman for the US Air Force. When a PJ is called, it's because everyone else has said no. It's one of the most dangerous jobs in the entire military but also one of the most rewarding. It's the reason he doesn't form relationships. He's seen his teammates divorce one by one, and he doesn't want to do that to a woman. Especially one that he's supposed to love. However, nowhere in his grand scheme did he plan for the force that was Rue. To My... Rue's life has been rough. What she needs is a break. One that'll distract her from the fact that she's drowning in responsibility. It comes in the form of a dark and dangerous biker who has a habit of putting his life on the line. He gives her the world, and she holds on with both hands, knowing that he only wants to be friends. Or does he? Flight.... Thinking she knows what's best, she pushes him too far, causing his control to take flight, and Cleo to disappear before the dust settles. One night of passion turns into a year of heartbreak as Rue tries to find the ability to move on from Cleo. He was pretty clear with his wishes, and they didn't include her. Cleo's not through with Rue, though. Not even a little bit. She'll be his. All it'll take is a little bit of...persuasion. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
A strapping bodyguard and a mysterious beauty on the run cross paths and tempt danger in Cozumel....
For Nasir, former Special Ops military man and bodyguard, his new job seems like an easy-money gig: trail a Russian mobsters runaway wife in Mexico, enjoy the sun, observe, and report. Just one rule: dont get too close. But its all Naz can do not to watch the alluring dancers every move. A closer look is irresistible - especially when shes in trouble.
Evalina escaped to the island getaway to live an untraceable life - as far away from the past as she can get. But Eva cant ignore the dark, muscled stud who rescues her from a drug gang. He says hes an ex-cop on vacation. When providence throws them together time and again, Eva thinks its all a beautiful coincidence. Now shes giving in to a strange new sensation: trust.
But Naz has a mission to accomplish and a secret to keep. Eva has her share of secrets, too. And as the heat flares between them, Naz knows that trust could become the most dangerous impulse of all.
©2019 J.T. Geissinger, Inc. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
I had a simple life. I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend's home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed, and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again. I have to be honest, though; it wasn't a hard sell. Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted, and that craving hadn't been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer. The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him, too. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Tijan Meyer (P)2015 Tantor
Deal with the Devil is Orphan Black meets the post-apocalyptic Avengers by USA Today and New York Times best-selling author duo Kit Rocha. Nina is an information broker with a mission - she and her team of mercenary librarians use their knowledge to save the hopeless in a crumbling America. Knox is the bitter, battle-weary captain of the Silver Devils. His squad of supersoldiers went AWOL to avoid slaughtering innocents, and now he's fighting to survive. They're on a deadly collision course, and the passion that flares between them only makes it more dangerous. They could burn down the world, destroying each other in the process.... Or they could do the impossible: team up. This is the first audiobook in a near-future science-fiction series with elements of romance. A Macmillan Audio production from Tor Books
©2020 Kit Rocha (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Three haunted young men. A terrible curse. One girl who could break it...if this place doesn't break her first. From the first time my parents decided that getting their next hit mattered more than keeping me fed, I learned I couldn't trust anyone - until Cade. My foster brother took me under his wing and sheltered me from the worst of the crap thrown at us. So when he heads off on an exclusive scholarship and everyone around me starts denying he ever existed, Roseborne College has some explaining to do. I'm not leaving until I get answers. The school I barge into isn't what I pictured. The staff claim Cade's never been here. The students glare like just looking at me offends them. The classes involve more torment than teaching, while sobs and howls fill the night. And three very different, unnervingly appealing guys - one of them a teacher - act way too invested in my arrival. Some unnatural power holds this place in its grip. The more I dig, the more horrors I uncover. Finding Cade might not be my biggest problem after all. It's looking like none of us, me included, will escape this place alive. Academy of the Forgotten is the first book in a gothic paranormal trilogy with shades of Beauty and the Beast. If you love snarky heroines, damaged heroes, dark secrets galore, and reverse harem romance with no choosing required, look no further! Just beware: Once you enter Roseborne College, there may be no coming back...
©2020 Eva Chase (P)2020 Eva Chase
When I arrived at Roseborne College searching for my foster brother, I had no idea what I was in for. In the past few weeks, I've endured torments both physical and emotional. I've looked death in the face. And I've made an unnerving discovery that's left me scrambling to pick up the pieces of the quest I started out on. But the supernatural beings who run this school haven't conquered me yet. I'll turn the tables on them with my newfound knowledge - and maybe with the help of three temptingly screwed-up guys I never expected to count on. At least, that's the plan. Everyone in this place is keeping secrets: Me, the guys I might be falling for, and my brother. Secrets big enough to bring us together...or to tear us completely apart. How will I find the strength to continue the fight if it turns out I can't trust anyone - not even myself? Academy of the Forsaken is the second book in a gothic paranormal trilogy with shades of Beauty and the Beast. If you love snarky heroines, damaged heroes, dark secrets galore, and reverse harem romance with no choosing required, look no further! Just beware: Once you enter Roseborne College, there may be no coming back....
©2020 Eva Chase (P)2020 Eva Chase
He tasted like tequila and the fake name I gave him was Rose. Four years ago, I decided to get over one man, by getting under another. A single night and nothing more. I found my handsome stranger with a shot glass and charming but devilish smile at the end of the bar. The desire that hit his eyes the second they landed on me ignited a spark inside me, instant and hot. He was perfect and everything I didnt know I needed. That one night may have ended, but I left with much more than a memory. Four years later, and with a three-year-old in tow, the man I still dream about is staring at me from across the street in the town I grew up in. I dont miss the flash of recognition, or the heat in his gaze. The chemistry is still there, even after all these years. I just hope the secrets and regrets dont destroy our second chance before its even begun.
©2020 Willow Winters (P)2020 Willow Winters
Two childhood friends are playing house - and maybe playing for keeps - in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Lockes funny, sexy, and unpredictable marriage-of-convenience romance. To save her Tennessee bed-and-breakfast, Sophie Bates needs a fast-cash miracle. Holden McKenzie, her childhood best friend, needs to prove to a prospective employer that hes a committed man. Their fortunes on the line, Holden proposes...a solution. Hell take care of Sophies bills if she agrees to a temporary marriage of convenience. And why not? Theyre comfortable together, they have fun, and they trust each other. Its as simple as saying I do. But the off-the-cuff wedding has all of Honey Creek talking - and Sophie and Holden realizing that their perfect arrangement is working too well. If theyre not careful, this marriage could turn into a love story.
©2021 Umbrella Publishing, Inc. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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
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
Im sleeping with someone who doesnt recognize me from our past. And who also doesnt know Im having his baby in the future. Ive been crushing on Nick since high school. Back then, he was the popular jock and I was his nerdy tutor. Now hes a star athlete and I run into him again on campus. He loves my curvy, hourglass figure. But he doesnt even know Im the same girl. One thing leads to another, and I find myself in his arms. And in his bed. And he finds himself in my panties. Then I find myself pregnant, with his baby. How am I ever going to tell him two secrets at once? Dont Let Me Go contains books four to six of the South Beach Bad Boys series, plus a bonus novella in which all characters appear. These are stand-alone but connected steamy romances, featuring alpha male athletes in Miami and the forbidden love they find with the curvy ladies who win their hearts. They contain no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a happily ever after between each couple who reappear as the books go on, so you can catch up with your favorite characters. Enjoy!
©2018 Sizzling Hot Reads (P)2019 Oh My Audiobooks
Carmen Ronaldo is my enemy and my obsession. I'll conquer her and make her mine. For years, Carmen has hated me. I seduced her to learn her family's secrets, and then I used those secrets to fracture the Ronaldo cartel, taking half of their territory for myself. I made myself a king, but I've never been fully satisfied in my victory. I've never experienced regret. The emotions that rule weaker men don't affect me. Until her. I've waited far too long to claim Carmen for myself. My feisty little kitten might hate me for taking her as my captive, but she'll surrender herself to me. I'll protect her from all her enemies. Except myself. My cage will be her refuge, my rules her fortress. Carmen is no longer my enemy. She's just mine.
©2020 Julia Sykes (P)2020 Podium Audio
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
The game isnt over until somebody dies. Eva knows what its like to be imprisoned by a mans twisted obsessions. But after running, hiding, and finding refuge in a rescuers arms, shes suddenly pulled back into the black hole of her past. Kidnapped by her sadistic ex, Dimitri, and with the love of her life left for dead, Eva is facing down the worst of her demons alone. If Dimitri wants to play sick games, Evas ready. She already knows how dark they can get. But despite her fears, she hasnt been abandoned. Naz is in hot pursuit. And the last thing Dimitri expects is for a dead man to come calling. For Eva and Naz, worlds apart yet bound by fierce and unbreakable passion, its time to beat the devil. To do it theyll have to be just as ruthless, seductive, and cunning. With every pulse of the heart, they must risk it all to play Dimitris final game to its harrowing end - and win.
©2019 J .T. Geissinger, Inc. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
"She's yours now". With those three words, my boss gives me a gift: permission to kidnap and keep the woman I've wanted for years. Ever since we were teenagers, I've denied my desire for Sofia. Despite her father's involvement in running our cocaine empire, Caesar Hernández has carefully sheltered her from the brutal realities of our world. She's always been far too innocent and pure for me to drag her out of her charmed life and into my depravities. But Caesar chose to betray my ruthless boss, Adrián Rodríguez. He'll have to prove his loyalty once again if he doesn't want any harm to come to his beloved daughter. I have her now, and he's well aware of my sadistic proclivities. I tried to save her from this, but I can't fight my savage nature when Sofia is in my home and under my command. She'll learn to obey me unquestioningly if she wants to earn any of her freedoms back. Sofia's going to be my good girl, fulfilling all the dark fantasies I've suppressed for years. I'll do whatever it takes to keep my pretty hostage. If anyone tries to steal her from me, I'll start a war to protect my most precious possession. Sofia is mine, and I'll never let her go.
©2019 Julia Sykes (P)2020 Podium Audio
Sometimes, the heart wants what it can't have. That's the motto Silas Mackenzie, the president of the Dixie Wardens MC, has lived by since he was a young man. Now, he's well on the way to middle age, has three grown children, and he's lusting after a woman from whom he should definitely stay away. Especially one who his ex-girlfriend had given birth to and happened to be only 27 years old. Sawyer isn't a young girl at heart, though. She's seen the inside of a jail cell for eight long years, and every one of them she spent paying for a crime she didn't commit. Silas Mackenzie knows as soon as he sees her the girl has sacrificed enough. And maybe...just maybe...so has Silas. It's time for Silas Mackenzie to get what he deserves and put a little bit of happy back into Sawyer's world, one rough, bearded kiss at a time. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
Heidi swore she'd never date her coworkers, let alone her best friend's ex-boyfriend. But when Landon Wright shows up at Wright Construction as her sexy new boss, the office gets heated - and there's only one way to cool it down.
©2017 K. A. Linde (P)2017 Tantor
You're the Halligan.... Kettle had it all. Until he didn't. He lost it all in a moment. One heart stopping, soul shattering moment, and there wasn't a single thing he could do about it. From that day forward, he stayed away from relationships. Then he responded to a possible fire and there she was, rocking his world when he didn't want it to be rocked. To My.... Adeline was just a schoolteacher. She lived a boring life. Until she stole something. And it didn't have anything to do with the sexy firefighter's heart. Oh, she stole that, too, even if he didn't want it to be stolen. Axe.... Kettle didn't realize just what kind of trouble Adeline was in until it nearly ripped her from his life. There was no way anything was taking that away from him. Not again. One man was about to see up close and personal what fury looked like on the face of the Dixie Wardens MC's enforcer. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
In this steamy third book in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardellos Corisi Billionaires series, a trip to Italy could jump-start a lasting relationship - but only if all thats hidden comes to light. When Christof meets a beautiful mechanic on the side of the road, he knows theyre meant to be. His family, however, needs him and his mediation skills in Italy, where decades of secrets and betrayal could cost them everything. His mother is convinced a fiancée would help smooth things over. But hed be nuts to ask a woman he just met to participate in such a farce. Men always find something about McKenna they want to change - her independence, her success, the grease that clings to her after a satisfying day in the garage. So when she starts falling for a handsome billionaire, she doesnt believe it will last. Their engagement is fake, but the sparks that fly when theyre together are too real to resist. If Christof and McKenna trust themselves and each other, Italy will jump-start a love as intimate as it is intense. If not...their relationship isnt the only one on the line.
©2020 Ruth Cardello (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Co-parenting with her best friend. What could go wrong? The next three decades of Abby Herberts life are as carefully planned out as the last three were. Best career ever? Check. Great friends, one of whom she lives with in a stunning Tribeca apartment? Check. Perfect man to share her dream family? Surely just a matter of time. But then she gets devastating news from her doctor - if she wants to get pregnant, she needs to get started on that by...well, yesterday. On the bright side, she has the perfect person in mind to be the father. Tech entrepreneur Marcus Ross has been harboring decidedly not-friends feelings toward Abby. He doesnt want to lose her and, knowing his feelings are one-sided, hes been trying to move on. When he learns about the curveball Abbys just been hit with, he promises to be there for her however she wants him to be, even if the idea of fatherhood is a little complicated for him right now. But it isnt long until boundaries start to blur, and a deal struck between friends starts to turn into something perilously close to feelings that could change everything....
©2019 Kelly Rimmer (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
Kate Sedgwick's life has been anything but typical. She's endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there's a reason her best friend, Gus, calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She's also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. They both feel it. But each has a reason to fight it. Each has a secret. And when secrets are revealed, some will heal you... and some will end you.
©2014 Kim Holden (P)2015 Tantor
Jessica Charles shouldn't have even been in London when the unthinkable happened. She should have been back at home in Edinburgh, perhaps hanging with her boyfriend, having drinks with her sister, or doing yoga with her group of friends. She should have been going on in her normal, dependable life as always. But on that fateful day in August, when a mentally ill ex-soldier opened fire in public, Jessica's world changed forever. Now single and crippled from the gunshot wounds, Jessica finds herself scared and alone, losing faith in herself and humanity with each agonizing moment that passes. That is until a stranger enters her life. A stranger who makes her live again. Keir McGregor has always been the strong, silent type. Throw in tall, dark, and handsome, and you've got pretty much the perfect Scotsman. Except Keir is anything but perfect. He's got a past he's running away from and a guilty conscience he can't seem to shed. But the more time he spends with Jessica, the more he falls in love with her. And the more his secret threatens to tear them apart.
©2016 Karina Halle (P)2016 Tantor
Nightmares Sterling and Ruthie have more things in common than they realize, even though from the outside it doesn't seem like they do. Blood Sterling is a decorated war hero. Ruthie is an ex-con. Their two worlds should've never collided, but fate has a way of turning life in the direction least expected. Now Ruthie has to try to come to terms with the fact that she's in love with a biker who's also a decorated Navy SEAL. One who leaves for months at a time with little to no advance warning, taking her heart with him each time he goes. Pain Sterling has a lot of things to overcome in order to have Ruthie, the biggest being her mind. She doesn't think she's good enough. He thinks she's perfect. Now it's up to him to show her just how right he can be. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
Behind the badge and the pretty face was a heart. A heart that bled just like the rest. A heart that was so in love with Viddy Sheffield that it was humiliating. Trance had been burned before by a woman that couldn't handle the fact that he risked his life each and every time he went on shift. She was too vulnerable; somehow, he had to convince his heart to let her go. His life would chew her up and spit her out. Viddy couldn't get the man out of her head. Just the thought of Trance put a smile on her face. And when he walked into the same room? Words couldn't explain. God help her, but she was even in a relationship with another man. She shouldn't be thinking about the sexy biker with the voice that made shivers dance down her spine. Then the unthinkable happens, and the sexy cop she can't stop thinking about is there for her, giving her what she never knew she needed. One moment in time, and she finds herself falling for the man, lock, stock, and barrel. The two of them have a lot of work to do to make this relationship succeed. What they didn't know, however, was that there were people behind the scenes that were working to keep them apart. Sometimes the saying is true. You can't always have what you want. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
In a world filled with secrets, lies, and cruelty, only the strongest will survive. Im living proof of that. But being left for dead has made me question everything I thought I knew. I want to believe I have allies in these ruthless games, but the more truths I unravel, the more twisted and tangled the web becomes. And the deeper I fall down the rabbit hole, the more determined I am to bring them down. This is a dark high school bully romance that may contain triggers for sensitive listeners.
©2021 Laura Lee (P)2021 Podium Audio
This is the story of Gus losing himself, finding himself, and healing along the way. "The honest-to-God truth is I don't even know how to function anymore. Bright Side wasn't only my best friend, she was like my other half - the other half of my brain, the other half of my conscience, the other half of my sense of humor, the other half of my creativity, the other half of my heart. How do you go back to doing what you did before when half of you is gone forever?"
©2015 Kim Holden (P)2015 Tantor
From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Willow Winters comes a steamy, small-town romance. A drunken bet that led to a fake relationship? My naive little heart still hoped it would last.... We were never meant to be together. Hes a bartender with noncommittal tendencies. Im looking for
the opposite. Commitment. Period. But drinks and a bet led to something it shouldnt have: a fake relationship. Worse, a first date, a first kiss
and then more. Hes addictive and I cant bring myself to accept the reality. That its all a lie and Im fooling myself by thinking he could want more. That I could change him. Hes mine for as long as I keep on pretending like this is just for fun. As if I dont want more.... Like when he whispers my name, I pretend it doesnt make my heart flip. Like when he holds me at night, I pretend I dont want to lay in his bed every night. It's just a bet; just a lie...until it isn't.
©2020 Willow Winters Publishing (P)2020 Willow Winters Publishing
Max Bennett was nine years old the first time he met Emilia. The two formed a tight friendship that lasted for years until she moved away. Now, years later, Max enjoys a successful career and loves his life, carefree and fun. He has everything he wants and does not intend to settle down anytime soon (even though his family might have other ideas). But when a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Emilia, he starts questioning everything. Emilia Campbell has a lot on her plate, taking care of her sick grandmother. After practically being left at the altar, Emilia has sworn off men...until the childhood friend she hero-worshiped and hasn't quite forgotten steps into her clinic. Max is every bit the troublemaker she remembers, only now he has a body to drool over. They are both determined not to cross the boundaries of friendship. But as their chemistry spirals out of control, can Emilia trust her childhood hero with the key to her heart and accept she might have found her one true love? Contains mature themes.
©2016 Layla Hagen (P)2017 Tantor
You're the charge... Bad boy. Screw-up. Good for nothing. Hero. Angel. These were all words Grayson 'Torren' Trammel had heard whispered behind his back over his lifetime. What he hadn't heard was 'quitter,' and he'd be damned if some little rehab chick, with her beautiful brown hair, and hot, sassy little mouth was going to label him as such. To my... Tru knows Grayson's not for her. He's too bad. Too hot. Too demanding. Too taken. She tells herself that almost daily as she helps Grayson get back into fighting shape after a horrific accident nearly ripped his life away from him. That had taken the life of one of the men in his MC. Grayson is everything her father warned her about, but there's just something about him that intrigues her. That makes her want more. The man's a firefighter. How bad could he be? Line... Apparently, he could be way worse than bad, but he could also be so very, very good. Something Tru realizes, rather quickly, when the two can no longer fight the pull that's between them. Now there's only one word she wants to hear when it comes to him: his. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
Ellen My life is far from perfect, but I'm okay with that. I've worked hard to get to where I am. I have a cute little house, a job that fulfills me, and a little boy that I love more than life itself. I pride myself on being a strong, independent woman, and letting a man fix my problems for me just isn't the way I work. I had Jase pegged from the second I laid eyes on him. The man's a player, and I have no intentions of being played. Been there, done that. I don't care that he has a killer smile and an ass I could happily spend all day bouncing quarters off of. Jase People say I don't take anything in life seriously. They're probably right. I've seen the shit life can throw at you, and I refuse to let it touch me. I live free - I have fun. People say I don't respect women. Well, they're wrong about that. I love women almost as much as they love me. I met Ellen months ago, and no matter what I do, I can't seem to get her out of my head. She's gorgeous and funny and has an incredible ass. The only problem is that I've never had to work so hard to get a woman into my bed...but we'll get there. I'll make sure of it. She doesn't know it yet, but my brand of playing is just what she needs.
©2015 Geri Glenn (P)2017 Tantor
A group of women walk into a bar.... Sounds like the start of a crude joke, right? Yeah, well, the joke's on me because I'm investigating the gorgeous one in the heels with the great body. Jensen Montgomery. Now, I'm treading that area between right and wrong, good and bad, where sin and honor meld to become gray. Not that I haven't been here before. Hell, I've made my career in the gray. I never hesitate going to battle when my gut tells me I'm right. And right now, my gut - among other things - is speaking loud and clear about Jen Montgomery. She's in a bad situation. Not just bad - deep and black and ugly. And I'm about to make it worse. She just doesn't know it yet. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Brynne Asher (P)2019 Tantor
Hes everything she has ever desired. But theres only one way to keep her man alive: let him go. With Nasirs life on the line, Eva makes a deal with the devil. She slips away to return to Dimitri, the mob boss who held her captive for years, only to step into a new world of trouble. Abducted by one of Dimitris most cunning adversaries, Eva finds herself an unwitting pawn in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. When Eva disappears, Naz is prepared to do anything to find her. Tracking her to the remote regions of Portugal is just the beginning of the hunt. Bewitched by Evas beauty, the darkly seductive spy who abducted her now has more than business on his mind, but the only way for the trio to defeat Dimitri is to work together
despite the explosive desires threatening to consume them. With a game so deadly and the stakes so high, Naz and Evas love will be tested in ways neither of them could foresee
or perhaps survive.
©2019 J.T. Geissinger (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Linden McGregor is tall, rugged, and gunslinger handsome - a helicopter pilot with a Scottish brogue and charm to spare. He's also one of Stephanie Robson's best friends and has fit into that box for as long as she's known him. Beautiful, funny, and an ambitious businesswoman, Stephanie Robson is one of Linden McGregor's best friends and has fit into that box for as long as he's known her. But some relationships can't be boxed, can't be classified, can't be tamed. Back in their mid-20s and tired of the competitive hit-or-miss dating scene of San Francisco, Steph and Linden made a pact to marry each other if neither one of them were in a serious relationship by the time they hit 30. It sounded like fun and games at the time, but as the years to 30 tick past and lovers come and go out of their lives, the pact becomes larger than life. Sex is inevitable. Friendships are tested. Hearts are on the line. The pact is about to change everything.
©2014 Karina Halle (P)2015 Tantor
Four rules: No names. No pictures. No hesitations. Must be willing to be shared. Welcome to the Triple Crown Club - the filthy, dark, secret playground of the royal elite. A place out of whispered rumor, where the powerful and royal come to indulge in the ultimate fantasy: a place where three princes share one lucky girl. ...if she dares. Totally wrong, utterly forbidden, and the scandal of the century if discovered. But with three filthy mouths, six powerful hands, and three big, huge, gorgeous...um, crowns? Well, hows a girl supposed say anything but yes sirs? Cinderella never had this problem. ...too bad for her. This complete collection of modern fairytales includes Royally Shared (book one), Royally Claimed (book two), and Royally Tempted (book three). Three times the completely obsessed alpha hero, three times the over-the-top fantasy, and three times the audio-player-melting insta-love. Hot, sugary-sweet, wildly unrealistic, and alpha to the max. This MFMM romance is all about her - no M/M. Safe, no cheating, and a HEA guaranteed.
©2017 Madison Faye (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks
I thought I'd found a way to destroy the malicious power Roseborne College held over all its students - but I seem to have unleashed a host of fresh horrors, instead. The school's ruling spirits are flying free, even more intent on tormenting us. Visions from the worst moments of our pasts are stalking us like ghosts, and my foster brother may have fallen too far into his monstrous nature to be saved. It's all I can do to try to protect myself and the three guys I've fallen for here, let alone the rest of the school's inhabitants. On top of that, the supernatural energies I've just discovered in myself have desires all of their own. As our most awful mistakes consume us, can we hold onto enough faith to keep up the struggle? And how much of myself will I have to sacrifice for a single chance at freedom? Academy of the Fateful is the third and final book in a Gothic paranormal trilogy with shades of "Beauty and the Beast". If you love snarky heroines, damaged heroes, dark secrets galore, and reverse harem romance with no choosing required, look no further! Just beware! Once you enter Roseborne College, there may be no coming back.
©2020 Eva Chase (P)2020 Eva Chase
Loki's life was a lie. Everything he'd done for the last eight years was under an assumed name for the Benton Police Department. He'd lied, cheated, and stolen all in the name of the law. He wore himself thin, and not even the open road could take away the pain anymore. Then his little next door neighbor moved in, and suddenly, he had a reason to get out of bed every morning. Except he was an officer of the law and a member of a prominent motorcycle club in the area, The Dixie Wardens MC. Neither of which she could deal with. It wasn't the scars that covered her new neighbor's body that scared Channing. It was the badge. The fact that he belonged to The Dixie Wardens MC was only icing on the cake. She should be running away as fast as her legs could carry her. But there's something about Bryce "Loki" Rector. Something that eased the unreasonable fear she felt every time she came into contact with something that reminded her of her past. They say love isn't easy, and it definitely isn't for the two of them. Loki has to learn to feel again, and Channing has to learn to live. Their road isn't an easy one by any means, but Loki makes two promises. One, he'll never let anything hurt Channing again. Two, it'd be over his dead body that he'd ever let her go. Contains mature themes.
©2014 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2018 Tantor
Nashville nursing student Paige McMillan only wanted to get over a cheating ex. But a few sinful hours with a tall, muscular bad boy left the good girl with a lifetime of responsibility - and no idea who her adorable daughter's father really is. Love him or hate him, hockey superstar Lance Couture makes no apologies for being the best - or for living life to its fullest. He's hot, rich, and girls can't get enough of him. Why would a player like him ever settle down? When a pro hockey team comes to town, Paige spots a familiar face in the most unlikely place: on the ice. The father of her daughter is Lance Couture, star of the Boston Brawlers. But the pro athlete isn't interested in talking about lost time. He'd rather replay their steamy one-night affair - and his lips and tongue are oh so seductive.... Can Paige resist the hockey hunk's advances and tell him the truth? Can Lance's career survive another off-ice controversy? Is there hope for a happy little hockey family? Contains mature themes.
©2018 June Winters (P)2018 Tantor
Heir to Lund Industries and ladies' man Jensen "The Rocket" Lund has three conditions when it comes to dating: 1) No single mothers 2) No cheerleaders 3) No medical personnel So it makes no sense that he's wildly attracted to Rowan Michaels, who breaks all three. Rowan didn't pass the rigorous requirements to become an athletic trainer and Vikings cheerleader in the hopes of landing a pro athlete. Been there, done that, and she has a young son as proof that football players and fidelity don't go hand in hand. When Rowan learns her new neighbor is Jensen Lund, the smoking-hot tight end who takes being neighborly to a whole new level, she's grateful for the team's strict no fraternization policy because the sexy man defines temptation. But Jensen is intent on rushing straight to the goal line to prove to Rowan he's much more than just a player...on and off the field.
©2017 LJLA, LLC (P)2017 Tantor
Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident and his job from his subsequent downward spiral, he's finally moving forward, getting a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and a new life in the city. Slowly but surely he's pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him...until he sees her. Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much that she thought she'd die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she's in London, she's ready to start again...until she sees him. Because some loves are too dangerous to ever indulge. And some loves are far too powerful to ignore. Their love just might be the life and the death of them. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Karina Halle (P)2016 Tantor
Filthy mouth. Dirty mind. Messy past. I'm no saint, and I hear my reputation precedes me, but you can't believe everything people say. I've made a living playing by the rules only when the clock is ticking, the ball has been snapped, and I'm cleat-deep in AstroTurf. But I screwed up last year. I went too far with the girls and the partying and the benders. As a result, the team owner sentenced me to live in some gated, Floridian retirement village until I can "calm down". The rules are clear: no girls, less booze, zero publicity stunts. If I lay low and repair my reputation, I won't get cut. It's that simple. Everything was going well. For the first time in my life, I was living by someone else's rules, and then she showed up for the summer. My next door neighbor's great niece is visiting, and it doesn't take long for me to see Delilah Rosewood is the perfect mix of sexy and smart. She makes me want to break all the rules and draw every penalty just to get a taste. But there's one problem: she hates me with the passion of a thousand Florida suns.
©2016 Winter Renshaw (P)2016 Tantor
Sometimes, its what you dont say that can change everything.... Isabel Winton had planned to spend the last few days of her marriage at her vacation home, intending to reflect, regroup...or maybe just do some solitary sulking. Instead, she collides with her almost ex, Paul, who has the same idea. Too stubborn to leave, Isabel figures this is a chance for them to get some closure. But shes astonished to see that months apart have transformed her emotionally aloof husband into Paul 2.0, more open than ever before. Paul was blindsided when Isabel left him. He had no idea she felt he was more committed to his career than to their marriage. With his new, hard-won self-awareness, he blames himself for letting her walk away. But winning her back will take more than simple words. Itll mean finding the courage to grow, to trust and grab a second chance at life by each others sides.
©2019 Kelly Rimmer (P)2019 Harlequin Audio
He's a bad man and she knows it. But sometimes the bad ones are the hardest to resist. Penny Miller is lonely and bored. By day she works at a library; by night she mixes cocktails in a seedy neighbourhood bar. At 22 she's given up her dreams of college and lives with her grandmother on the miserable outskirts of the city, longing for the kind of romance she reads about in books - love with a capital L. Then Marcus Drake moves into the apartment upstairs. He's nothing like the charming man of Penny's dreams: he's rude, covered in tattoos, and out on parole. He's also sexy, and very, very dangerous. There's instant hostility between them, but when Penny has to turn to Marcus for help they come to an arrangement - and soon she's struggling to keep it professional. Because with her traumatic memories and his dark past, her innocence and his passion, getting involved with Marcus might be what breaks her heart for good.
©2015, 2020 Amabile Giusti (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
It wasnt meant to be this way - she shouldnt have fallen for my brother and left me for him. But she did. And now Im left to pick up the pieces of my shattered, broken heart. And to top it off, they want me to come to their wedding. Do they think Im a pushover? Do they think of me as a joke? The old saying stands true, "Why have enemies when you can have family?" I understand it now, better than I ever have in my life. Theres one unexpected surprise though: Storm. She blew in just like one and makes the pain diminish. Shes exactly as her name describes her - she is a storm. A beautiful and powerful one. But not all things are meant to last. Like a storm that wreaks havoc, some things cause anguish, and in my life she may very well be one of them. All books in the series can be listened to as stand-alone stories.
©2019 T.L. Smith (P)2019 Oh My Audiobooks
All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad's ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career. What Blake and Amanda don't want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that's exactly what they both get when they're forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is an arrogant jerk (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her (tight, round) bottom, they fight tooth and nail. That is, until they discover they write well together. They also might find each other really attractive, but that's neither here nor there. When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it's not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Karina Halle (P)2016 Tantor
PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he's no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship - with Annika playing the part of loving girlfriend. On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn't care less about being anyone's golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl.
©2017 LJLA, LLC (P)2017 Tantor
Phoenix "Nix" Knight thought pulling his club out of the illegal shit his pops got them into was difficult. Until he meets Kadence. Kadence Turner has no business lusting over a student's father, especially the president of the Knights Rebels MC. Nix is crass, obnoxious, and dangerously sexy, and for some reason, Kadence can't seem to hate him for it. The bossy biker breaks down her defenses, but unlike the old Kadence, the woman she is today won't give in without a fight. The tension is undeniable, the attraction fierce. A man that wants what he wants and a woman that will fight him every step of the way. This audiobook contains mature themes.
©2014 River Savage (P)2015 Tantor
I'm Leo Landry, one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the nation, and the New York Mavericks' first round draft pick. If James Bond spent his days running drills and his nights shutting out quarterbacks, he'd dream about being me. But professional football is on a whole other level from college, and as the new guy, I've got everything to prove. No problem. All I've got to do is focus, right? Too bad life's got other plans. Blond hair, long lashes, and criminal blue eyes, there's a pint-sized bombshell that I can't stop thinking about. I don't even know her name, but she's completely screwing up my game plan. It's too late to turn back now, though. I have my eye on the prize, and I won't settle for anything less. Fourth down and only one goal in my sights - this pretty little mystery girl. Good thing I'm at my best when the pressure's on.
©2018 Max Monroe (P)2019 Tantor
Three little words are all it takes to rip his world apart. Lost in his own affliction, Sy has been living in a darkness he doesn't want to let go of - until she arrives and shines her light so bright that nothing else mattered. She was only in it for the chase, for the thrill of capturing the unattainable. But what happens when her world shatters around her, spiraling her into the darkness beside him? Can his affliction be her resurrection? Or will two lost souls living in the depths of deception let it destroy them? Contains mature themes.
©2014 River Savage (P)2015 Tantor
Dirty Bad Things contains all three standalone audiobooks in the dirty, filthy, and oh-so-sweet Dirty Bad Things series. Hard Core, book 1: Trust me, Im no porn star. But when the Moretti crime family comes calling to collect on a debt I owe, they want it in trade. You see, theres big money in dirty movies, and the more real, the better. Me? Im already damaged goods from my time in Afghanistan. But then I meet Rose, my co-star, and my whole world shatters. She owes the Morettis too, but shes too good for all of this. Too sweet, too beautiful - too innocent. And Ill be damned if I let them steal that away from her. Its wrong that shes here, but its also wrong that she wants me to teach her things. Its worse that I want to. One touch of her soft skin, and I know Rose is going to be mine. The virgin with the debt, the ex-marine with the d*ck, and a porno for the mob. Welcome to Vegas, baby. Pretty Dirty, book 2: Heard the one about the filthy rich mob lawyer and the cam girl with the broken past? Yeah, me neither. I wasnt looking for temptation, but I sure as sh*t found it. The ink and the piercings. Those scars, just like mine. One look at Zoe, and Im hooked. So I bought her. Fifty grand for three weeks, and shes all mine. She needs saving, but helping Zoe means crossing my employers - the dangerous Moretti crime family that runs Las Vegas. But I cant resist that sweet little body thats begging to be claimed, or the soft, sultry way she says harder and deeper. I cant tell her no when all I want to tell her is to get on her f--king knees and say yes sir. So Ill keep her. Ill protect her. And Ill stop at nothing to keep her safe. Rough Stuff, book 3: Fiery red hair, sweet curves that that melt me, and a sass that makes my blood run hot. Im supposed to be Quinns bodyguard. The only problem? Weve met before. One night, no names, nothing held back, when I claimed her as my own. Rough, hard - exactly how she wanted it. Her hair wrapped around my fist and her moans etched across my brain. My boss, the vicious head of the Moretti crime family, thinks shes his. He thinks he can lock her away in some tower like a little bird in a glass cage and claim her as his own. Hes about to learn how wrong he is. Ill guard that body all right, and Ill burn down heaven and hell to make sure they all know that shes mine. Dirty, filthy, and oh-so-sweet, with an utterly obsessed alpha hero, explosive insta-love, and enough audio-melting steam to make you sweat. HEA with no cheating.
©2017 Madison Faye (P)2018 Oh My Audiobooks
Honor, courage, and commitment: three things that Jesse Carter has lost. A former marine, Jesse used to stand proud of his achievements and live by the code. But when circumstance made him question everything he believed in, those most basic values didn't feel so important after all. Sex, lies, and the Knights Rebels: three things that Jesse Carter has found. Reborn into a brotherhood not so different from the one he left behind, Jesse finds it all too easy to block out his past and claim the role as the Rebels' fun-loving player - until he meets Bell. Shy, awkward, and with troubles of her own, Bell Johnson is no stranger to hiding her pain. When Jesse forces himself into her life, she's at risk of her defenses crumbling. Does Bell have the strength to survive Jesse and his demons, or is she fated to become another casualty in the self-destruction of Jesse Carter? Contains mature themes.
©2015 River Savage (P)2016 Tantor
Tanner O'Ryan is in desperate need of help. When her mother suddenly suggests they drive to Sumner, Georgia, to get assistance from her father, Cameron Wagner, she is more than floored. In her 23 years, she's never known who her father is, and now she has to put her trust in the man. Not only does she have to trust him, but an entire club full of men and women who live a life she didn't know anything about. She quickly realizes she needs more help than she originally thought. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Ryan Michele (P)2016 Tantor
Trinity Carlson might be having the worst day ever. And that was before she started drinking in a dive bar, right across from her ex and his new girlfriend. So when she finally decides enough is enough, she grabs hold of a hot blond stranger and gives him the kiss of his life. Walker Lund never expected that a chance at love would hit him right on the mouth. Since the moment his brother decided to settle down, Walker has been dodging his family's hopes that he'll do the same. He's never been interested in following in anyone's footsteps. But when he discovers his sexy assailant has given him a fake name and number, he suddenly finds himself in the mood for a little hot pursuit.
©2016 LJLA, LLC (P)2016 Tantor
The bad boy. The f--k up. The thief. That was me. Once a king, now a wanderer. I'd thrown the best parts of me away over and over again. I was reckless. Still am. I'd been exiled. Twice. I did my time. I've cleaned up. Well, sort of. I got plans. Yeah, good ones. Then I ran into her. A bolt of lightning - startling, unsettling, breathtaking, out of reach. The woman I once scorned years ago is now the woman I can't live without. I need what I didn't think I'd ever need again. I want and want and want. Torture. She's the epicenter of the war I've triggered, of the battle in my rusted heart. I may be as reckless as I ever was, but I'm determined as f--k. To hell with it. I want it all.
©2016 Cat Porter (P)2017 Tantor
Integrity first, Service before self, Excellence in all we do. For more than 20 years, I lived by my Air Force code. Until I made a choice. Put my family first. Something a soldier is never allowed to do. Now I dont know who I am. Or where I belong. Getting lost in Mexico sounds like a good idea, but with only guilt and regret as my constant companions, Ill never figure it all out. Until a chance meeting in a hotel bar changes my course. Dr. Mikayla Salim is everything Im not. Full of life and on a mission of her own. To change the world through her research. In a few short days, shes done the impossible. Given me hope. But now shes in danger. And Im the only man with the skills to save her. To protect her. And I will.
©2020 Patricia D. Eddy (P)2020 Patricia D. Eddy
Jason Thorn...my brother's childhood friend. Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. He was the first boy who made me blush, my first official crush. Sounds beautiful so far, right? That excitement that bubbles up inside you, those famous butterflies you feel for the very first time - he was the reason for them all. But you get to live in that fairy tale world only until they crush your hopes and dreams and then stomp on your heart for good measure. And boy did he crush my little heart into pieces. After the stomping part, he became the boy I did my best to stay away from - and let me tell you, it was pretty hard to do when he slept in the room right across from mine. When tragedy struck his family and they moved away, I was ready to forget he ever existed. Now he's a movie star, the one who makes women of all ages go into a screaming frenzy. Me? I'm Olive, a new writer. Actually, I'm the writer of the book that inspired the movie he is about to star in on the big screen. As of late, I am also referred to as the oh, so very lucky girl who is about to become the wife of Jason Thorn. Contains mature themes.
©2015 Ella Maise (P)2016 Tantor
Beau McIntyre is driven by a past smothered in blood and covered in bruises. Though tragic, it's helped shape his future and define the man he's become. Day in and day out, Beau is reminded of his failures in the faces of the women he saves. But what happens when one girl threatens to blow all of that apart? Will Beau lose his grip on the controlled lifestyle he abides by? Mackenzie Morre is running from a past she needs to forget, a past that has molded her into a woman living in fear. One fateful night, her carefully constructed world is pulled down around her, forcing her to make a decision that she's not sure she can live with. Turning to the Knights Rebels MC for help is the last thing she wants but everything she needs. Can Beau save her once again, or is what she running to far worse than what she's running from? Contains mature themes.
©2015 River Savage (P)2016 Tantor
Trailer park born and raised. It's my legacy. That's how my mama lived. And that's how her mama lived. It's the life I was born into and it's the life I swore I would leave the second I was old enough to make it out. Only legacies have a funny way of sneaking up on you. An innocent decision the night of high school graduation led to a series of complications in my plans to escape. Seven years later, I've resigned myself to this small town and the roots I'm tied to. Nothing could make me leave. And nothing could make me spill the secrets that keep me here. Until he walks back into town with a chip on his shoulder and a stupid hunch nobody else in town has been smart enough to follow. Levi Cole is my opposite. Born on the right side of the tracks with family money to spare, he's the kind of black sheep that can afford to be rebellious - because his family will always pay for his mistakes. He's also the only living heir to Cole Family Farms, after his brother Logan was killed in duty seven years ago. He sees something in my life that he thinks he has a right to. But he's wrong. And obnoxious. And he needs to take his stubborn good looks and that intense way he looks at me and go back to wherever it was he came from. I know better than to trust men like him. I was born and raised in a trailer park, I know nothing good happens to girls like me - girls with trailer park lives and trailer park hearts. Especially from gorgeous, kind, pigheaded men like him. Contains mature themes.
©2018 Rachel Higginson (P)2019 Tantor
They say when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she was based on what little information he had. What he finds out is that she's not only beautiful but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.
©2014 Crystal Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2016 Tantor
Everything I have never had is right in front of me. Family - it's mine for the taking. For the first time in my life, I found stability in the Hellions MC. From the ground up, I've been loyal to my brothers. Now the time has come when I may have to choose between the family I've never known and the club I've built and given my all to. Richard "Frisco" Billings is the California kid who rode into Haywood's Landing when the Hellions were needing an extra man. As an original, he's been with the club from day one. After growing up with no real place to call home, he's found solid ground. All of it crashed around him when secrets were revealed and he found out he missed all the formative years with his daughter, who was raised in an enemy's club. Amy Mitchell was lost her whole life, until she was found by the Hellions MC. She spent years with the club, rebuilding her life and finding a place where she could belong. When a new young woman comes into the home she has with Frisco, will she still fit into his world? Will Frisco find a way to make everything work together? Will this be his final ride with the Hellions as life takes him down a different road? Contains mature themes.
©2016 Chelsea Camaron (P)2017 Tantor
She is the everyday girl next-door. He is shadowed by regret laced in broken memories. Dark sins of the past have a way of taking hold of your heart and never letting go. Paisley Asher is the average woman trying to get by in life. Happy and safe in her bubble of ease, she is not prepared to take on the black pit that is one man's heart. Trevor "Coal" Blake has a past covered in black. Tainted. He is a dark soul. In the moment, it is easy to lose sight of what is going on. Looking back, however, little cues were misread...or were they? He lives with more questions than answers. Chance encounters bring these two together. Is she the angel to pull him from the depths of his personal hell, or is he destined to remain alone and as black as coal? Contains mature themes.
©2017 Chelsea Camaron and Jessie Lane (P)2017 Tantor
At six years old, Myla was sent to a family her father and mother had chosen for her when they knew their time on Earth was almost up. They were unaware that what they thought would be her safe haven would become her living hell. Kai has been watching Myla from afar since he took over the family business from his father and inherited the responsibility of keeping her safe. When word gets back to Kai that not only is Myla in danger but his assets are also being compromised, he immediately jumps into action and does the only thing that can be done at the time: He marries her. Neither Myla nor Kai would have thought that something that started off as a farce would become the most important thing either of them could have ever done.
©2015 Crystal Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2016 Tantor
Sven is a man who takes pride in his ability to separate himself from his emotions. He's a man who knows who he is and where he's going in life, a man who needs no one, because needing someone - anyone - is a weakness. Maggie wants the happily ever after but has never picked the right men or stuck around long enough to build a forever. It's always been easier to get out early, before emotions make things messy. When Maggie wakes up naked in Sven's bed, with no memory of the night before, these two must be honest about their feelings and face their fears, so they can build a future together. Will love be enough for them to get their happy ending together, or will a threat from outside strike them down before they ever have a chance?
©2016 Crystal Aurora Rose Reynolds (P)2016 Tantor
Some fairy tales start after midnight. The crown prince and I have nothing in common. He's a rugged, battle-hardened soldier who spent four years in the Royal Guard, an elite military unit. I met the king and queen for the first time wearing leggings and a sweatshirt. But there's the way he looks at me. Like he knows every dirty thought I've had about him - and he likes them. There's the way my pulse skyrockets every time his hand brushes mine. I'm the ambassador's daughter. I know better than to mess around with a foreign head of state. But I don't know how long I can resist. Not all princes are charming. I spent years in the Royal Guard, our most elite military unit, fighting like hell so I could rule one day - not so I could give my father an heir with some well-bred rich girl. I have a f--king country to run. My love life can take a back seat. It's not like I've ever met a girl I had to have - until her. I can't stop thinking about the way she laughs, about how she might taste. My father's threatening to strip me of my title if I touch her, but she makes me want to break every one of my own rules. Contains mature themes.
©2016 Roxie Noir (P)2017 Tantor
Hard as steel...and hotter still! Never mess with a woman who carries a blowtorch in her backpack. Welder and artist Veronica "Flash" Redding's playful sense of evil sometimes gets the better of her. Like when her insanely handsome, wealthy, suited-up boss gave her the most sensuously wicked night of her life...then dumped her. Yep, revenge is a dish best served hot. Only Ian Asher isn't letting Flash get away quite so easily. He's not ready to forget the intensity between them. The searing heat when they touch. And the deliciously demanding control Ian wields in the bedroom. Now he has only the holidays to convince Flash that they belong together...and that even the most exquisite, broken things can be welded back together.
©2016 Tiffany Reisz (P)2020 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited
The only vow shes ever been prepared to make is not to say "I do" Running a major tech company without breaking a sweat? No problem. But being a bridesmaid at her best friends wedding is giving Jess Cohen a bad case of the jitters. Maybe thats because shell have to face the grooms brother, Jake - the man shes been avoiding for the past two years. Jake, who Jess dumped mercilessly, unable to tell him the truth about her past. Jake, whos loyal, loving, and all wrong for someone who refuses to be tied down. If only Jess' heart could remember that. Jake Winton spent four months secretly dating Jess, and the past two years trying - and failing - to forget her. Hed been ready to propose, convinced Jess was every bit as in love with him as he was with her. Now hes sure their connection is still there, sizzling and undeniable. Whatever shes holding back, he can handle - if only shell trust him with her secrets, her fears, and her heart.
©2020 Kelly Rimmer (P)2020 Harlequin Enteprises, Limited
When the woman you love is lost, how hard will you fight to get her back? Following the birth of her daughter, Kadence Knight finds herself in a battle she never prepared for. With desperation and unhappiness threatening to overwhelm her, a sense of hopelessness pulls her away from the one thing she has always longed for: a family. As Nix watches his wife struggle with something he doesn't understand, he can't help but feel disconnected from his woman. The Kadence he once knew has drifted into the darkness. In her place is a shadow of the woman she once was, one who is fearful of the impossible...failing their daughter. This Valentine's Day, Nix has one goal - to reclaim the woman who gave him everything. Contains mature themes.
©2015 River Savage (P)2015 Tantor
Lennox Greene is a woman with a rebellious past, which she conceals beneath her conservative clothes. She knows that flirting with her boss, Brady Lund, during working hours is a bad idea. So when the handsome CFO of Lund Industries shows up at her favorite dive bar and catches her cutting loose, she throws caution aside and dares him to do the same. After sparks fly, Brady finds that keeping his hands off Lennox during office hours is harder than expected. Though she makes him feel alive for the first time in years, a part of him wonders if she's just using him to get ahead. And Lennox must figure out whether Brady wants her for the accomplished woman she is or the bad girl she was. Contains mature themes.
©2016 LJLA, LLC (P)2016 Tantor
Hendrix Caldwell wants nothing more than to revitalize the family bar and tear down every last reminder of his no-good father. But business isn't the only thing on his mind. An explosive encounter with a stranger at a charity masquerade is just the distraction he craves, with no names and no strings attached. For Hendrix, sex is casual, and love is a four-letter word. His commitment is to his brothers, his bar, and his bike. So why can't he stop thinking about the naughty Cinderella who rocked his world then left him - and her panties - behind? Olivia Hemmingway knows that fairy tales are for little girls. Drowning in debt and hiding a shameful secret, she won't be saved by a knight in tattooed armor, no matter how mind-blowing their one-night stand may have been. Olivia never expects to meet her masked lover again. But when she takes a job at Hendrix Caldwell's bar, her sexy new boss seems all too familiar. And once the lights go out and the music is turned up, the sparks between them burn hotter than ever.... Contains mature themes.
©2015 MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron (P)2016 Tantor