Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day.â¦ Because as Winter Knight to the Queen of Air and Darkness, Harry never knows what the scheming Mab might want him to do. Usually, itâs something awful. He doesnât know the half of it.â¦ Mab has just traded Harry's skills to pay off one of her debts. And now he must help a group of supernatural villains - led by one of Harry's most dreaded and despised enemies, Nicodemus Archleone - to break into the highest-security vault in town, so that they can then access the highest-security vault in the Nevernever. It's a smash-and-grab job to recover the literal Holy Grail from the vaults of the greatest treasure hoard in the supernatural world - which belongs to the one and only Hades, Lord of the freaking Underworld and generally unpleasant character. Worse, Dresden suspects that there is another game afoot that no one is talking about. And he's dead certain that Nicodemus has no intention of allowing any of his crew to survive the experience. Especially Harry. Dresden's always been tricky, but he's going to have to up his backstabbing game to survive this mess - assuming his own allies donât end up killing him before his enemies get the chance.â¦
Â©2014 Jim Butcher (P)2014 Penguin Audio
Insightful essays, poignant life advice, and pithy pearls of wisdom from one of comedyâs brightest rising stars Comedian, writer, actress, and social media star Amanda Seales is a force of nature who has fearlessly and passionately charted her own course through life and career. Now, in her one-of-a-kind voice that blends academic intellectualism, Black American colloquialisms, and pop culture fanaticism, sheâs bringing her lifeâs lessons and laughs in this audiobook. This volume of essays and axioms provides Sealesâs trademark âself-help from the hipâ style of commentary, fueled by ideology formed from her own victories, struggles, research, mistakes, risks, and pay-offs. Unapologetic, fiercely funny, and searingly honest, Small Doses engages, empowers, and enlightens listeners on how to find their truths while still finding the funny!Â Jacket design by Sebit MinJacket Â© 2019 Abrams
Â©2019 Amanda Seales (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge - impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician and the demons that lure her down the glittering but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before or how she ended up on her limo driver's couch.... Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery...they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch. Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expects the deep connection they feel or how that connection can grow so fast from friendship into something more.
Â©2016 Emma Scott (P)2017 Tantor
Ben Miller met the love of his life the day he crossed paths with Elle James in their high school cafeteria. New to Beaumont, he took a chance when he approached her. Their first encounter was everything his mother ever read to him about fairy tales. He saw the girl who would be his forever.Â Â From the moment Elle James met Ben Miller, they've been best friends. Everything they did, they did it together, from late-night study sessions, family vacations, throwing bottles off the water tower, going to prom, and finally moving to California for college.Â Â Â However, after the almost-tragic accident where she nearly lost her twin sister, Elle's life hasn't been the same, and neither has her relationship with Ben.Â Â Â One fateful decision changes the scope of Ben and Elle's relationship. For one, it means a new beginning. For the other, it means change.
Â©2018 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
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.Â 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.Â 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.
Â©2015 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
Music is his passion. It's in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn't sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father's footsteps but fear holds him back. He can't explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he's afraid of or why he's content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.Â Â Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she's faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.Â Â California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who's the complete opposite of the guys she's used to back home.Â Â For the first time, Quinn's smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle.Â Â But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.
Â©2018 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
I expected a life of music. I expected to raise my son. It took one look to make everything change. I never expected happiness. I never expected to find her. I never expected to feel desire. I never expected I'd be a family man. I never expected to be loved. I never expected to fall in love. They say you should expect the unexpected, but I didn't realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.
Â©2013 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
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.
Â©2020 Chelle Sloan (P)2021 Tantor
The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways. I didn't know he was Jax Blackwood - who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming, and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip.Â Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands. Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that. Besides, I never expected he'd be my new neighbor.Â An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked - spectacularly naked - in his living room. Nothing about Jax is easy to ignore - not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun. Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we're quickly becoming each other's addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything. All we have to do is trust enough to fall. Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Kristen Callihan (P)2021 Tantor
She's back. For the two years she's been away at boarding school, and there was no word from her. Back when we lived in the same house, she used to cut me down during the day and then leave her door open for me at night. I was stupid then, but now I'm ready to beat her at her own game. I'm back. Two years and I can tell he still wants me, even if he acts like he's better than me. But I won't be scared away. Or pushed down. I'll call his bluff and fight back. That's what he wants, right? As long as I keep my guard up, he'll never know how much he affects me.
Â©2014 Penelope Douglas (P)2014 Tantor
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.
Â©2020 Chloe Liese (P)2020 Tantor
I almost didn't believe it was him. In high school, Sebastian Pryce had been an aloof outsider who kept to himself. But now, 10 years later, he's back and unusually attractive. With muscles in all the right places and hands that know exactly what they're doing, Sebastian is everything I didn't know I needed. And while he isn't exactly friendly, he has a magnetism that draws me in. He pulls away, afraid he'll break me. Until the night I demand more - and he gives it. (Hard and deep. Twice.) Are we just two lost, lonely people seeking solace? Or could a disgraced reality TV star and a flawed, frustrating man actually find some sort of happy together?
Â©2015 Melanie Harlow (P)2016 Tantor
Internationally best-selling author Chantal Fernando brings fans another sexy motorcycle novella in the Wind Dragons MC series, as rival club president Talon has to decide what's more dangerous: facing down the WDMC, or losing his heart to a woman under their protection.Â Talon has a complicated relationship with the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club. Heâs the president of their rival club, the Wild Men, but heâs also related to one of their members - who hates him. He could handle that, but heâs also got problems in his own club; someone is leaking information and disrupting their business, but Talon canât find the mole. So the last thing he needs is even more complication in the form of a beautiful single mother whoâs bolder than half the bikers on his squad. But he can't take his eyes - or his hands - off her.... Tiaâs always been a little reckless, up for a good time wherever she found it, but sheâs also a great mom to her young son. So even though she thinks Talon is basically sex on a stick, when she realizes she wants to be more to him than just a club groupie, she has to take things a bit slow. Plus, a momentary attraction, no matter how smoking hot, isnât worth risking her sonâs happiness in any way. Is there any chance that Talon might be up for a more permanent arrangement? Or has Tia leapt before looking once again?
Â©2016 Chantal Fernando (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Anna I've made a lot of mistakes in my life. In fact, some of them almost ruined me. But I am a good person. I want to make amends. I want to fix things with my sister and finally have my life back. I want to change, and I'm trying. But I just can't let the past go. Reaper doesn't make it easy for me. He hates me with a passion. He's vowed to do whatever he can to get me out of my sister's life and away from his club. It doesn't matter. He won't stop me. No matter how terrified of him I am, nothing is going to stop me from changing my destiny and trying to fix the wrongs from my past. Especially when my secret is discovered, giving him all the ammunition he needs. Reaper After what seems like an endless stream of problems, things are finally going well with the club. We're finally getting back to some semblance of normal after the chaos she brought with her before she was sent away. But now she's back. She says she's changed, and maybe she has, but I don't care. She is the reason it all started, and she's not welcome here. I will stop at nothing to get her out. I won't rest until she's gone. Her beauty will not distract me, and her history doesn't even matter. I will get Anna away from my club, or die trying. Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 Geri Glenn (P)2017 Tantor
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.
Â©2015 Tijan Meyer (P)2015 Tantor
You might think I had it all - a career I loved, a supportive family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supported my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie - but I had no one to share it with. Until the day I ran into him - my one-night stand from college with the crooked smile, let's-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth. Cute and cocky then, today Levi Brooks is six feet four inches of hot bearded fantasy. A sexy single dad with broad shoulders, strong hands, and a fantastically big...heart. (I mean, it's massive. And generous. And it pumps so hard.... Um. Sorry. Lost my place.) Being a good father means everything to him, but he's keeping me at a distance because he thinks I deserve someone better - a man who can give me more time, more attention, more of himself. He doesn't believe he could ever be enough, but he's wrong. He's everything. Contains mature themes.
Â©2016 Melanie Harlow (P)2016 Tantor
Prepare for an emotional roller coaster brimming with laughter, tears, and slow-burn sexiness in this new-adult romance that tackles the vulnerability of love with humor and heart. Ryder: Ever since she sat next to me in class and gave me death eyes, Willa Sutter's been on my shit list. Why she hates me, I don't know. What I do know is that Willa is the kind of chaos I don't need in my tidy life. She's the next generation of women's soccer. Wild hair, wilder eyes. Bee-stung lips that should be illegal. And a temper that makes the devil seem friendly. She's a thorn in my side, a menacing, cantankerous pain-in-the-ass who's turned our business mathematics course into a goddamn gladiator arena. I'll leave this war zone unscathed, coming out on top.... And if I have my way with that crazy-haired, ball-busting hellion, that will be in more than one sense of the word.Â Willa: Rather than give me the lecture notes I missed like every other instructor I've had, my asshole professor tells me to get them from the silent, surly, flannel-wearing mountain man sitting next to me in class. Well, I tried. And what did I get from Ryder Bergman? Ignored. What a complete lumbersexual neanderthal. Mangy beard and mangier hair. Frayed ball cap that hides his eyes. And a stubborn refusal to acknowledge my existence. I've battled men before, but with Ryder, it's war. I'll get those notes and crack that Sasquatch nut if it's the last thing I do, then I'll have him at my mercy. Victory will have never tasted so sweet.
Â©2020 Chloe Liese (P)2020 Tantor
"If you're broken, I'll fix you . . . "I'm only twenty-one and already damaged goods. A slut. A failure. A disappointment to my picture-perfect family as long as I can remember. I called off my wedding to William Bailey, the only man who thought I was worth fixing. A year later, he's marrying my sister. Unless I ask him not to . . ."If you shatter, I'll find you . . . "But now there's Asher Logan, a broken man who sees the fractures in my faÃ§ade and doesn't want to fix me at all. Asher wants me to stop hiding, to stop pretending. Asher wants to break down my walls. But that means letting him see my ugly secrets and forgiving him for his. With my past weighing down on me, do I want the man who holds me together or the man who gives me permission to break?
Â©2013 Lexi Ryan (P)2013 Tantor
Rescued from an icy mountaintop by a Delta operative, Melissa Moore has never found a challenge she can't conquer. Not only will she make Delta Force, she will be the best female warrior in the unit, and woe to anyone who says otherwise. Richie Goldman is Bond's Q turned warrior. A genius about everything except women, he takes point on the team's most dangerous mission yet. When the Delta Force team goes undercover in the depths of the Colombian jungle, surviving attacks from every side requires that Richie and Melissa strike right at the heart of the matter...and come out with their own hearts intact. Contains mature themes.
Â©2016 M. L. Buchman (P)2016 Tantor
I grew up wishing on stars. My father taught me to believe in destiny, in magic, in happily ever after. Dreams were my scripture and the starry night sky was my temple. Then mom stopped believing, left him, and took us with her. At the age of sixteen, I cashed in my dreams to pay the rent, pawned my destiny to keep my sisters together. Now, seven years later, I'm returning home, grieving the death of my mother, and settling my sisters back into the life mom threw away. I never intended to stay. I don't want to deal with my father, who is so invested in the spiritual world he forgets the physical. I don't want to face William Bailey, whose eyes remind me of the girl I was, the things I've done, and the future I lost. This would all be easier if Will hated me. As it is, I have to hold my secrets close so they won't hurt him more than they've already hurt me. But he wants to be in my life. He wants what I can't bring myself to confess I sold. He wants me. I find myself looking to my stars again...wondering if I dare one more wish.
Â©2013 Lexi Ryan (P)2013 Tantor
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.
Â©2018 Emma Hart (P)2019 Tantor
The road for Noah Westbury has been carved out for him, long before he knew who his father was. Making sure he worked hard to deserve the opportunities provided to him, Noah is where he's dreamed of being - starting QB for Portland Pioneers. Together, with his model girlfriend by his side, life can't get much better. Except that standing in his path is Peyton Powell-James, his life-long friend and the one woman he can never have. Peyton Powell-James always knew her future would be in football and dreams of having a successful sports journalism career once she graduates college. After being given the assignment to cover a professional game from the sidelines, Peyton believes that everything is going to plan. Until one fateful night changes her life. Harsh reality sets in for Noah and Peyton. One could lose everything, while the other struggles to keep the families together.
Â©2017 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
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?
Â©2015 Melanie Harlow (P)2016 Tantor
My name is Alexis, Lexie to most everyone. And I'm a Necromancer.Â Â Â It's not as much fun as it sounds, but that's not the problem this time. I haven't seen anyone but Miles in the last month since New Orleans. Talking on the phone? Yeah. Well, except for Zeke. A few text messages was all I've gotten. Until now.Â Â We're going on the guys' yearly climbing and camping trip. With all of our secrets out, the tension between everyone is high. Everyone is pissed at each other, and I'm just trying to keep my head above water.Â Â Â But it's time for a decision. Who am I going to be with? Will I end up with anyone? Will our family stay together?
Â©2019 B. L. Brunnemer (P)2019 Tantor
Raven Elliot blasts into town like a wrecking ball - striking and devastating. With a few simple words, my reliable routine crumbles to dust. "Is this seat taken?" I could close my eyes and let her voice wrap around me like a lover's caress. But this isn't that type of story. And I'm sure as hell not that kind of man.Â She hovers in my space, batting her lashes and smiling shyly. The glimmer in her sapphire eyes is a promise of peace. But I'm not falling for it. And Raven doesn't take the hint.Â What starts as a battle of wills, explodes into a turf war. She stands directly in my path everywhere I turn. No matter how hard I shove, she won't budge. Raven seems dead set on driving me insane. But I was here first. And I'm not going down easy. After all, no one ever taught me how to treat a lady. Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 Harloe Rae, LLC (P)2018 Tantor
K. C. Carter has always followed the rules - until she makes a mistake that leaves her the talk of her college campus and brings her carefully arranged life crashing to a halt. Now she's stuck in her small hometown for the summer so she can complete her court-ordered community service. To make matters worse, trouble is living right next door. Jaxon Trent is the worst kind of temptation and exactly what K. C. was supposed to stay away from in high school. But he never forgot her. She was the one girl who wouldn't give him the time of day and the only one ever to say no. Fate has brought K. C. back into his life - except what he thought was a great twist of luck turns out to be too close for comfort. As they grow closer, he discovers that convincing K. C. to get out from under her mother's shadow is hard, but revealing the darkest parts of his soul is nearly impossible.
Â©1015 Penelope Douglas (P)2015 Tantor
Itâs time to rise from the ashes and extinguish the flames. This is a new start. A clean slate for not just me or Scarlett, but for everyone else thatâs trusted me to make their life better. Deciding to keep the Atlantic City chapter name was the right move. Not only is the weight of the members on my shoulders, but the immense responsibility of proving ourselves to the city. I need the community to accept us, to come to us when we need help, and most importantly, I donât want them to fear us. But it isnât going to be easy. Nothing worth it ever is. With a winter storm brewing off the coast, this is our chance to open the clubhouse for people who need shelter. Itâs the perfect opportunity to show who we are. Protectors. Enforcers. Loyalists. We have nothing but heart. The heart? My Scarlett Rose. Her support pushes me to be my best. And right when I think my best is enough, the world falls out from under our feet. Hell is hot and the flames arenât forgiving during this journey. To gain something good, we lose something better. And we have to rise from the ashes all over again.
Â©2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC (P)2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC
I fell in love with him when I was 13 years old. He was older, mysterious, and unattainable. The guy I could never touch. Then one night changed everything for us. But there was one huge problem. He belonged to her. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 B. Celeste (P)2020 Tantor
Maggie Stevens is done feeling objectified.Â After spending her entire life in the spotlight and climbing the high fashion ranks as a model in LA, she's willing to leave it all behind for a fresh start. Moving to Seattle seems like the perfect solution.Â A clean slate. New adventures. Endless opportunities.Â All is going according to plan. Until she meets the drop-dead gorgeous cooking instructor who delights in adding to her misery.Â Desmond Blake is determined to make a name for his culinary school - one that speaks to his hard work and undeniable passion. When his food photography hobby garners attention from an unexpected source, his dreams are finally within reach.Â The obstacle he never sees coming? The sharp-tongued bombshell with a distaste for all he stands for.Â When Desmond accidentally captures a photo of Maggie during a moment of weakness, he starts to see there's more to the fashionista than meets the eye.... Sometimes what can be seen through the lens is a skewed version of reality. A bent perspective. Manufactured, therefore losing all sense of authenticity. And sometimes all it takes is a different angle to see what's right in front of you.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 K. K. Allen (P)2020 Tantor
It's another season of Renegade baseball and, as they say, the boys are back in town. All except for all-star pitcher Hawk Sinclair, who has returned to his hometown and back to the ranch he grew up on to rehab after shoulder surgery.Â Â Real-estate agent Bellamy Patrick feels like she's failing at being a single mom. Her son is having a hard time fitting in, and she's hoping that playing baseball will be the answer. When he doesn't make the team, she's willing to do anything to help him...except that! And that's exactly what the little-league coach expects.Â Â When Hawk's asked to coach a team of misfit kids, he balks...until he sees how the program is run and how boys are left out. That's when he knows he has no choice but to do the right thing and turn these boys into the players he knows they can be...and while he's at it, convince Bellamy they're meant to be.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2020 Tantor
Storm's younger cousin. Vandal's little brother. You've met him in the background. The sweet one. The nice one. The one they can all rely on. In short, the good one. He's a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music - on the violin. He's got a body built for sin. And he's 24. In comes Ivy. She's a 36-year-old single mom who hasn't dated in 18 years. All she wanted was a tattoo. She got a whole lot more. Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Carian Cole (P)2016 Tantor
Have you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or numb to all emotions? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between. Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don't care about anything or anyone. Except Tatum. I love her so much that I hate her. I hate that I can't let her go. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn't trust her - or anyone else. So I hurt her. I pushed her away. But I still need her. She centers me. Engaging her, challenging her, pushing her - it's the one last part of me that feels anything anymore. But then she went and screwed everything up. She left for a year and came back a different girl. Now, when I push, she pushes back...and I'm not sure either one of us will ever be the same.
Â©2013 Penelope Douglas (P)2014 Tantor
The word serious isn't in Dr. Shepard's vocabulary - at least not when it comes to relationships. He has all of the seriousness and drama he needs on the floor of the Emergency Department at St. Luke's Hospital. But when feisty first-class flirt Harlow Paige comes into his ER, he might contract something he's never encountered. Look out, Scott.... Love is contagious. Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 Max Monroe (P)2017 Tantor
Everyone wants to be me. Maybe it's the sway of my skirt or the way I flip my hair, but I don't care. Even though their attention is the last thing I crave, I just can't stop. I dominate the track, the speed rattles my bones, and the wind and the crowd screams my name. I'm her. The girl driver. The queen of the race. And I'm surviving - something he thought I'd never do. They all talk about him. Did you see Jared Trent on TV? What did you think of his last race, Tate? When is he coming back to town, Tate? But I refuse to care too much. Because when Jared does come home, I won't be here. Tatum Brandt is gone. I'm someone new.
Â©2015 Penelope Douglas (P)2015 Tantor
After Heather Lambert's parents die in a tragic car accident her senior year of high school, she refuses to let anyone into her heart for fear of being hurt again. Focusing only on school to follow her dreams of becoming an elementary school teacher, the last thing Heather intends to do is fall in love with Josh Hayes. Josh knows the moment he lays eyes on Heather that she is the one he's been waiting for. During months of obstacles and denied feelings, he is rejected by her time and time again. When he finally wins her love, Josh and Heather start planning their future together . . . until Heather receives one bit of news she never wanted to hear again. There has been a car accident. Josh wakes up with no memory of Heather, and his ex-girlfriend, Victoria, is his nurse. Heather must decide if she'll risk being hurt again and fight for the one man she loves with all her heart. Will Josh remember Heather when she needs him the most? Or will Victoria take advantage of this opportunity, pushing Heather away from Josh for good?
Â©2013 Kelly Elliott (P)2013 Tantor
Jessie Rhodes has been in love with Scott Reynolds for most of her life. But he ran away from her once, leaving her heartbroken. When they find their way back to each other, things seem to fall into place, and they begin to plan their future together.... Until Scott's ex-fiancÃ©e deceives them all. With yet another broken heart, it is Jessie's turn to run away. During her retreat, she meets an intriguing man, and they form a bond that makes Jessie question everything. Scott's world collapses when the only girl he has ever loved disappears with no word on her whereabouts. When he finally discovers where Jessie has been hiding, he also learns of her new relationship. Will deceit tear them apart? Or can Jessie and Scott survive their mistakes and choose to love and to cherish?
Â©2013 Kelly Elliott (P)2014 Tantor
Liam Page knows music and a life of solitude, but that all changed when he returned to Beaumont. The once notorious, bad-boy lead singer of 4225 West is now living the domesticated life with his wife and high school sweetheart, Josie, and their son, Noah. Life is good for the Westbury family. Josie Westbury loves everything about her life. She's happily married. She has a successful business and a son who keeps her active. The only thing she longs for is another child. Torn between his love for music and his love for his family, Liam finds he's needed back in Los Angeles and the place where it all began. Josie is apprehensive, but knows this is what's best for Liam and the bands career; however, it doesn't take long for her biggest fears to start coming true. Liam and Josie's story continues in this last installment of the Beaumont series.
Â©2015 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
Her father has let her down her whole life. Her brother betrayed her in the worst way possible. And her past relationship experiences with men have been less than great. Now Lyla is pouring all her energy into her band, Vintage. So when they receive an offer to sign with TMS Records, it seems that things are finally turning around. The last thing that Lyla wants is a man getting in the way. Tom Carter loves women. More accurately, Tom enjoys screwing lots of women. After Vintage's manager breaks her leg skiing, Tom steps in as tour manager, and Lyla finds herself on tour with the man-whore of rock. Put one perpetually horny Tom and one sex-resistant Lyla together, and it equals a recipe for disaster. Or so you'd think. But a friendship is formed - a closeness neither of them expected. Will the sex storm that is Tom Carter finally find himself tamed by the rock chick with a hardened heart?
Â©2014 Samantha Towle (P)2014 Tantor
Two season tickets. One genius idea. Zero interest in a relationship.Â Â Â The plan is simple: a brand-new, hot, preferably funny, definitely single male will fill one of those seats for every Bears game at Soldier Field. And I'll fill the other.Â Â Â Â I can't think of a better way to use the season passes I'd bought for my ex-husband. I am a woman of plans, and this one's foolproof. Until Zach Bowen offers to be my practice round.Â Â Â Â He's infuriating. Presumptuous and overbearing. And absolutely, undeniably gorgeous. Any woman with a heartbeat would be attracted to him, and mine picks up speed every time he speaks. But as I said, I'm a woman of plans - and I'm not backing down on this one.Â Â Â Â One night. One game. And then, his time's up. He can try to change the rules, but here's the truth: He can't win if he's playing the wrong game.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Kandi Steiner (P)2019 Tantor
It takes three simple steps to make a guy fall in love with you.... Determination. Seduction. Charm. Let the game begin....Â Â Â Presley Cabot has come a long way from the overweight, awkward college student who fell hard for the gorgeous track star, Nolan Banks, only to be humiliated after their one night together. Now, sheâs one of the billionaire badass owners of LWW Enterprises and has everything sheâd ever wanted in life, leaving her past behind.Â Â But when Nolan comes back into town and doesnât even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple - make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web.Â Â But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings...and new promises.... Nolan Banks leaves Wall Street behind to open up a brewery in his small college town. Finally ready to carve out his life away from the dreams of his family, he never expected to find an immediate attraction to the sexy corporate mogul who challenges him at every step. He falls hard and fast, determined to show her theyâre meant for each other, until the truth of their shared past shatters their fragile foundation.Â But Nolan is playing for higher stakes, and heâs not about to let Presley walk away without a fight. Can he convince her his feelings have nothing to do with the game rules and everything to do with the woman she is?
Â©2018 Triple J. Publishing Inc. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
I'm Lexie Delaney, and I'm a necromancer. Which means, I can see the dead, talk to them, affect them. Not as fun as it sounds. Especially since the Veil closed and the dead have been stuck here. Things in town are getting tense. School is starting, and I'm already tired of our plan to keep our relationships quiet. Bodies keep showing up and no one has a clue as to why.Â Ghosts are still missing and we're still searching the hiking trails for clues. Secrets are coming to light, answers are found. And the guys are snapping at each other. But I can keep everything together. Right?
Â©2020 B. L. Brunnemer (P)2020 Tantor
The moment Garrett Mathews sees the woman of his dreams, he vows to fight with everything he has to win Emma Birk's heart. Garrett will embark on the longest, hardest struggle of his life to make his dreams a reality. Emma Birk has every intention of focusing on her last year of high school with no interruptions - until she lays eyes on the one person who will end up turning her whole world upside down. Emma attempts to avoid the feelings she quickly develops for Garrett, only to start slowly giving in to his endless pursuit of her. As life throws twists and turns at Garrett and Emma, their commitment to each other is tested as they determine if they have a forever love.
Â©2014 Kelly Elliott (P)2014 Tantor
Only one thing matters to Kai: getting the job done, and doing it better than anyone else. But when a beautiful thief crashes his security gig, claiming she's trying to protect the valuable artifact he's guarding, all his careful plans go up in flames. He doesn't believe a word she says - until the item is stolen right out from under them. Recovering the artifact before the real thief can unleash its ancient magic requires insider knowledge - information the mysterious trespasser possesses. Teaming up with a stranger isn't Kai's idea of smart, but he'll need all the help he can get to take on a notorious rogue and arcane power from the time of the gods.
Â©2020 Annette Marie (P)2020 Tantor
Noah and Teagan's fragile relationship never stood a chance - not with Noah's meddling stepsister and Teagan's overbearing uncle - not to mention Noah's aggressive ex, Reece, and the volatile criminal gang out for the blood of both of them.Â Â Fast forward to seven years later, and Noah, fresh out of a prison cell, has taken the sports world by storm. He's the best. A fighter. The champ. Unattainable. Unbeatable. But none of that matters to Noah. All he wants is vindication and revenge on the woman who broke his heart and abandoned him when he needed her most - his Thorn.Â Â Teagan has spent the last seven years licking her wounds in a backstreet flat in Cork City. Left reeling over Noah's actions that night, Teagan has spent years trying to piece her life back together, but the memory of what she saw that night continues to haunt her, making her bitter and cold. Desperate to move on from Noah once and for all, Teagan throws herself into a relationship with her first love, Liam, forcing herself to move on despite the protests of her heart.Â Â One fateful night brings the pair back together again. For Noah, it's a triumph. For Teagan, it's a travesty. Old feelings burst to the surface, burning brighter and hotter than ever before, and throwing a spanner in the works for Teagan's fickle relationship with Liam.Â But are their feelings too strong to deny? Can she let go of the past? Can Noah trust the woman who walked away from him?Â Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2016 Chloe Walsh (P)2018 Tantor
Eva has forgotten something. Hints of another life, and who she really is, are whispered to her in dreams, visions, and in her interactions with people who seem to know more about her then they let on.Â Eva's struggle to find out who or what she is, all while navigating the real world for the first time, is complicated by the confusing relationships she has begun to develop with the three men for whom she has fallen.Â Will Eva ever find her happy ending, or will forgotten specters change the course of all she is coming to know?Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 C.R. Jane (P)2018 Tantor
Eva Taylor is a queen...or at least she's been told she's one. From the first moment that she's woken up by the captivating and mysterious Prince Aiden, Eva knows things are more than what they seem. As he helps her to discover long-locked-away powers, strange dreams plague her new world.Â Who is Prince Aiden, and why do unusual but familiar voices haunt her every time he gets too close? Will Eva uncover her past before it's too late, and will her forgotten loves Damon, Mason, and Beckham ever find her?Â There's a reason she was once called a forbidden queen.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 C. R. Jane (P)2019 Tantor
I was never supposed to be a rock star. I had my life all planned out for me. Play football in college. Go to the NFL. Marry my high school sweetheart and live happily ever after. I broke both our hearts that day when I told her I was leaving. I was young. I made the right decision for me, but the wrong decision for us. I've poured my soul into my music, but I've never forgotten her. Her smell, her smile. And now I'm going back. After 10 years. I hope I can explain that after all this time. I still want her to be my forever girl.
Â©2012 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2017 Tantor
Don't fall for your enemy...especially when he's your new roommate. Dean Evans is the worst. Not only does the devil in disguise steal my pie on a regular basis, he also lives in the apartment right. Next. Door.Â I see him all the time. At the mailboxes. In the elevator. Every single morning. It's exhausting...because he's exhausting. Now, after setting his apartment on fire, he's my roommate...and he's the worst at that, too. I don't know what possessed me to let him stay with me. Pity, perhaps? I do know that I won't be falling for his charm. Or that panty-dropping smirk. His quick wit. That body he works so hard for. Nope. Not falling for any of it...least of all him. There might be a fine line between love and hate, but I know exactly where I stand.
Â©2021 Teagan Hunter (P)2021 Podium Audio
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience. "You're pregnant." "It's a boy." "Your son needs a heart transplant." Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun. Two words - that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky. "He's gone." For 10 years, the darkness consumed me. In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise. "Hi. I'm Porter Reese."
Â©2017 Aly Martinez (P)2017 Tantor
Ari, who comes from a loving family that has had more than its share of difficulties, is faced with the possibility of losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than Ari can handle. Jeff's dream is to raise horses on his ranch in Mason with the only woman who has ever filled his heart and soul. But he's running the risk of losing her by trying to be the man he knows he should be. He's completely bewitched by the passionate and ever outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his. Despite all the odds stacked against them, can their relationship be saved?
Â©2013 Kelly Elliott (P)2013 Tantor
The members of Sinful Distraction are living their best life as they travel around the country on the heels of 4225 West's sold-out tour. Unfortunately for drummer, Ajay Ballard, that means a stop at the county jail after he's arrested for an outstanding warrant - one he didn't even know about. With an overzealous judge, Ajay's forced to hang out in his hometown longer than anticipated.Â Â Â While the town folk aren't exactly rolling out the red carpet for him, Quinn, Elle, and the rest of Sinful Distraction are warmly welcomed into the fold.Â Â Â Â Some never get over their first love, while some just can't erase the memories. Jameson Foster falls somewhere in the middle. She's done her best to let the past stay in the past...until she's forced to save the one man who ruined her.
Â©2018 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2019 Tantor
Pain. Hurt. Regret. All of these are results of broken promises. Love. Joy. Happiness. All of these are results of finding someone's way. Love has two paths: happiness and heartbreak. Sometimes those paths intertwine. Sometimes we choose the wrong path. And sometimes we're given the second chance to pick the right path. Which path will Walker and Taylor go down? Only time will tell. Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Kelly Elliott (P)2015 Tantor
The second novel in New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott's Meet Me in Montana series turns up the emotion with a story about finding true love and healing broken hearts. Grieving the loss of her fiancÃ© two years ago, Kaylee longs for a fresh start. When she follows her best friend from Atlanta to Hamilton, Montana, Kaylee looks forward to the wild terrain and a new town to help her forget the memories and dreams of a life that will never be hers. After a tragic car accident, Ty Shaw is told he may never walk again. But Ty doesn't easily accept defeat, and through grit, determination, and more physical therapy than any man should ever endure, he beats the odds. Even though he'll never ride again, Ty longs to feel alive - the way he did on the Professional Bull Riders circuit. When Kaylee meets Ty, she finds him just as captivating as the rugged landscape of Montana. When Ty is with Kaylee, he remembers just how good life can be. But can they move beyond their broken hearts and dreams to find a second chance with each other?
Â©2020 Kelly Elliott (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Joshua Miles has spent his early 20s spinning his wheels. Working dead-end jobs and living at home has left him exhausted and uninspired, with little energy to pursue his passion for graphic art. All that changes when he meets Gemma Henare, a vivacious out-of-towner from New Zealand. What begins as a one-night stand soon becomes a turning point for Josh. He can't get Gemma out of his head, even after she has left for home, and finds himself throwing caution to the wind for the first time in his life. It's not long before Josh is headed to New Zealand with only a backpack, some cash, and Gemma's name to go on. But when he finally tracks her down, he finds that his adventure is only just beginning. Equally infatuated, Gemma leads him on a whirlwind tour across the beautiful country, opening Josh up to life, lust, love, and all the messy heartache in between. Because when love drags you somewhere, it might never let go - even when you know that you have to say good-bye. Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Karina Halle (P)2015 Tantor
Levi "Painter" Brooks was nothing before he joined the Reapers motorcycle club. The day he patched in, they became his brothers and his life. All they asked for in return was a strong arm and unconditional loyalty - a loyalty that's tested when he's caught and sentenced to prison for a crime committed on their behalf. Melanie Tucker may have had a rough start, but along the way she's learned to fight for her future. She's escaped from hell and started a new life, yet every night she dreams of a biker whose touch she can't forget. It all started out so innocently - just a series of letters to a lonely man in prison. Friendly. Harmless. Safe. Now Painter Brooks is coming home...and Melanie's about to learn that there's no room for innocence in the Reapers MC.
Â©2015 Joanna Wylde (P)2015 Penguin Audio
Don't touch the nanny. It's one rule I'm most certainly going to break. Since becoming a single father, I have two things that keep me sane - my daughter Lily and playing football for the NFL. But when my meddling sister hires a nanny without my knowledge, I'm not thrilled to come home and find the woman has taken over my house. Our instant attraction is one more complication I don't need in my life.Â But my daughter loves Amelia, and I will do anything for that tiny munchkin. Even if it means walking around with blue balls most of the time. Why does the nanny have to be so sweet - and drop dead gorgeous? She's driving me crazy. Never in my life have I wanted a woman more.Â I just need to make it through this season. I can do that. Hands free, of course. But then there's that moment, and I know she's thinking what I'm thinking and, well, yeah. Screw the rules.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Melynda Price (P)2020 Tantor
Would you sell your soul to save your daughter's life? With my NHL career ripped to shreds by a devastating knee injury, I've hit rock bottom. Deadass broke. Divorced. Single father. But none of that matters to me. It's all about my precious little girl. My heart. My soul. She's sick, and she's hurting.Â So when temptation makes its siren's call inside a hotel bar, I answer. How hard could it be? Escorting rich, powerful women around town? Besides, I'll do anything.Â My daughter's uncertain future hangs in the balance. A simple mistake invites a ghost from the past back into my life. She's only a name and a beautiful but familiar face on a computer screen. Tempting me.Â We both know this is a one-time thing. No repeats. Bought and paid for in a simple transaction. But I don't think I could ever be finished with her.Â She tries to help me, but I push her away. Because saving my daughter's life is all up to me. Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 Colleen Charles (P)2020 Tantor
Eva Taylor has been locked in an attic for four years.Â Â Failed by the foster system, and left in the hands of a woman who hates her, and a man who wants her, Eva has given up hope of ever having a life.Â Â Â When she finds a mysterious letter from Rothmore College addressed to her in the trash, Eva's future suddenly comes alive. Now all she has to do is figure out a way to escape her attic prison, make her way across the country to New York City, and figure out all the things that point to the fact that she isn't exactly normal.... Along the way Eva meets new friends, explores new places, and stumbles across three beautiful, charismatic, and alarmingly otherworldly men. Do they hold the key to Eva discovering who she really is, or are they just good at first impressions?Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 C.R. Jane (P)2018 Tantor
Logan Bennett knows his priorities. He's loyal to his family and his company. He has no time for love and no desire for it - not after a disastrous engagement left him brokenhearted. But when Nadine enters his life, she turns everything upside down. She's sexy, funny, and utterly captivating. She's also more stubborn than anyone he's met, including himself. Nadine Hawthorne is finally pursuing her dream: opening her own clothing shop. After working so hard to get here, she needs to concentrate on her new business and can't afford distractions - not even if they come in the form of Logan Bennett. He's handsome, charming, and doesn't take no for an answer. Their attraction is sizzling, their connection undeniable. Slowly Logan wins her over. What starts out as a fling soon spirals into much more than they are prepared for. When a mistake threatens to tear them apart, will they have the strength to hold on to each other?
Â©2016 Layla Hagen (P)2016 Tantor
The attraction was powerful and undeniable, neither knowing where it would lead, but both willing to go along for the ride. A bond between them developed, weaving itself towards something good and right. In the flash of a moment, one decision changed the course of everything. Ty "Green" Burm had a family, a job he loved, and a woman he was ready to call his. With the Ravage MC at his back, he knew he could take on anyone. Except the Red Devil's MC got to Leah first. The things they did to her.... Unspeakable hell. Leah Johnston is now lost, broken, and torn. Once vibrant, she's drowning in fear and has lost all hope for anything in her life - and for anyone. The pain now stands between them, and even Ravage can't fix this for Green. These two are bound by affliction, and it's going to take time, patience, and understanding for love to overcome the scars between them. When ghosts of the past are unable to be shaken off, can these two find their way towards the good and right once again, or will everything crumble around them, leaving them both in the dust? One thing is for sure. The men of the Ravage MC do not back down. Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 Ryan Michele (P)2018 Tantor
One decision will haunt Blackstone soldier Keith for a lifetime.... Keith left behind the feisty love of his life, Lexi Klein, 10 years ago when he chose to become a soldier and leave for Iraq, but after a tragedy struck Lexiâs family and Keith couldnât come home, she felt abandoned. When Keith finally managed to make it back to Boston, Lexi had completely withdrawn from everyone, including him. She decides to end their relationship and move on.Â Lexi has always owned Keithâs heart. He just didnât know how much.... Keith returns to Boston years later for a wedding and finds out Lexi is dating the leader of the infamous Almas Perdidas Gang. Lexi is in over her head, and Keith will stop at nothing to keep her safe. Having never recovered from her broken heart, Lexi wants no part of his grand savior routine. She made her choice, and she has her own reasons to stick to her guns about it.Â Keith fights to regain Lexiâs trust, but old wounds are slow to heal.... After Lexi is beaten for not following gang rules, Keith decides to take her on a trip to convince her once and for all to let him back in. But Lexi is holding on to one last secret, and it will change everything. Happiness comes at a price, and once the front Lexi put up comes crashing down, that price will be paid in blood.Â Keith must make a decision. Does his loyalty lie with the military? Or with the woman he loves? Or has too much time and history been lost for them to make one...final...Escape.
Â©2016 J. L. Drake (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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.Â 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.
Â©2018 Max Monroe (P)2019 Tantor
Noah and Teagan are back! Through prison sentences, misunderstandings, death threats, and criminal encounters, Teagan and Noah have somehow managed to find their way back to each other. Traveling the country together, partying it up in hotel rooms, and causing drama wherever they go, the fiery couple are completely invested in making their fickle relationship work this time around. But with Noah's career going from strength to strength and catapulting him into the limelight, Teagan must learn how to cope with her long time love's superstar status and the many women striving for his affections - not to mention a backroom team hellbent on pushing her out. Nothing has ever come easily for the couple, yet little do they know that their toughest fight is lurking right around the corner.... Tame is the latest installment of the Carter Kids Series from best-selling author Chloe Walsh. Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 Chloe Walsh (P)2018 Tantor
Saint's no angel. He's grown up in the south side of LA and now runs it with the help of the Devil's Dust MC. With a loaded smirk and a dangerous trigger finger, any woman would be so lucky to be by his side.Â Â However, his past leaves a thick layer of soot of lost dreams and he'd rather live the life of an outlaw than bother with the semantics of questioning them.Â Â That is until Piper.Â Piper's nightmares dance amongst her footsteps like a bad omen. Her need to be in control and have any man dance at her fingertips gives her the reputation as a tease, but she can't help herself. The memory of calloused palms bruising her skin fuel her to feel needed and loved by strangers.Â Â Until fate catches up with her and everything is a darkened memory, and the long road to finding out who she was and is, lays in the hands of an outlaw who is anything but a Saint.Â Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 M. N. Forgy (P)2020 Tantor
Dear A., I am writing to express my gratitude for your gift. There are no sufficient words, but please accept my sincerest thank you. Yours, R. She writes me back. I didn't expect that. She tells me she's a lover of chicken pizza and video games, a hot sorority girl with the nickname Sloth. She wants to know something about me in return. She says I owe her. This is how she saves my life. She doesn't even know it. The anonymity is good. She doesn't need to know me, but I need her kindness. We both live our lives: a letter here, a postcard there. For three years, I escape my demons. Then, one day, I'm pulled back in. I resign myself to what I know is coming, until the girl I'm spanking gives her safe word: sloth. And then the lie I'm living starts to unravel.
Â©2015 Ella James (P)2015 Tantor
Bree Bracelyn doesn't date cops. It's a personal rule that quavers when Austin Dugan flashes his baby blues - and his badge - at Ponderosa Resort's grand opening. Bree's the family fixer, running the resort's PR and her siblings' lives with cheerful efficiency. But one thing in Bree's past can't ever be fixed, which is why she's staying the hell away from Officer Hottie. Austin's heart tacks up a wanted poster with Bree's name the instant he lays eyes on her. Okay, the no-cops rule is an obstacle, but not impossible for a guy ambitious enough to be a shoo-in as the next police chief. Besides, he knows Bree's into him, whether they're flirting over weird flatware or getting frisky in the front seat of his vintage Volvo. As Bree and Austin bond over cupcakes and hot springs hookups, Bree knows it's a matter of time before the skeletons in her closet topple into a messy heap on Austin's squeaky-clean life. Is there hope for a happy ending, or will their love end up DOA? Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Tawna Fenske (P)2020 Tantor
Life after high school still blows. Between a judgmental beauty-advice-columnist mom who sends clothes several sizes too small and social-media sex-shaming her senior year of high school, Faith Lacerna needs a self-confidence boost. Being a freshman at Fortis University in Silicon Valley will be fine, as long as she doesn't attract attention. Except wearing oversized hoodies in sunny California isn't the best choice for blending in. When football jock Caleb St. John shows interest, she recommits to studying anything but the hot tight end. Caleb wants to lose himself in football, avoid his unfaithful ex-girlfriend, and - unlike his cheating dad - live his life with integrity. He knows there's more to Faith than baggy clothes. Her humor and audacity spark more than Caleb's competitive nature. Faith doesn't want to be interested, but Caleb's kindness and sense of adventure has her hooked. She soon realizes she needs to confront her hurts and fears if she wants to embrace a relationship with Caleb and not let the past intercept her future. Contains mature themes.
Â©2020 C.R. Grissom (P)2020 Tantor
I was a dead woman. I'd finally had a glimpse of true love, admiration, and the kind of devotion only your soul mate, your other half, could provide - until it was physically ripped away. Taken. My stalker had me, and there was little hope I'd be found. I knew Chase would use all his money and resources to search the ends of the Earth for me, but I knew the monster I was dealing with. Years of looking into the eyes of pure evil gave me the unique experience to know that my situation was dire. If Chase didn't find me soon, I'd be gone forever. Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Waterhouse Press, LLC (P)2016 Tantor
Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He's the quintessential golden boy. He's the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him. Except he's suffocating from all the pressure he's under and no one understands. Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He's successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something's missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now. Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the quarterback turned rock star as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.
Â©2014 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2018 Tantor
Teagan: I wanted to go home.Â Â Â Moving to America wouldn't have been so bad if it weren't for the family next door, but because of my so-called guardian - and I used that term lightly - we were the latest family to take up residency in Thirteenth Street, and I was the sole target of the bitch over the fence.Â Â But, for me, life was a lot to get a lot worse.Â Â Noah Messina, Ellie's step-brother, had decided to join her torment-the-new-girl-until-she-cracks mission.Â Â There had been a fight in their driveway last weekend between Noah and some other tattooed douchebag that had progressed into our yard, resulting in the windshield of my car being smashed when Noah pummeled his opponent through it. Thinking back now I had to admit that I sort of overreacted when I stalked outside in nothing but a Coldplay T-shirt and a black thong and tossed an entire can of white gloss paint over the hood of Noah's black Lexus in retaliation. I guess it had felt damn good to fight back instead of letting them walk all over me.... Destroying Noah's car with paint was like waving a red rag in front of a bull. He lost it.Â Right there in my driveway, with his T-shirt ripped from his body and blood dripping from his eyebrow, Noah Messina had thrown the biggest man-tantrum I'd ever seen before declaring war on me.... Noah: I was going to lose my shit over the girl-next-door.Â Â God, three months of having her live next door to me and I still felt like slamming my head into the garden wall - now worse than ever since she had challenged me.Â Â The defiance in her eyes as she stared at me down before bending over the hood of my baby and emptying the can of paint was something that struck a chord inside of me. I'd never been so angry or turned on in my life.Â Â Pure rage had flooded my veins, driven on even further when Teagan taunted me with her potty mouth and yeah, I'd kind of lost it with her. Problem was I had an even uglier temper, and Friday night Teagan Connolly ignited it like no one had before.Â When she slapped me and pressed her tight little body against mine, taunting me with that sharp tongue of hers, I'd never been so close to putting my hands on a woman in my life.Â Â Except instead of hurting her, I wanted to toss her sexy little ass on the hood of my car and take her right there, not caring who saw us. The urge to be inside her was like nothing I'd ever felt in my life.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 Chloe Walsh (P)2018 Tantor
Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18-year-old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother. The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brother's best friend. Gunner only has two passions in life, football and his grandfather's ranch, until he falls for his best friend's little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like. Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
Â©2012 Kelly Elliott (P)2013 Tantor
Eva is in search of her past. Every time she thinks she has it figured out, something comes up that changes everything. A daughter, a lover, a queen; each part of her story fluctuates like the wind. When a new secret of her past is revealed, will it alter everything she has come to know? And will she ever discover the connections to the men that now reside in a place inside her soul? Join Eva in her journey into the faded realms. Sometimes things are better off staying hidden.... Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 C. R. Jane (P)2019 Tantor
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Words destroyed me. "I'm sorry. She didn't make it." "Daddy, he can't breathe!" "There's nothing more we can do for your son." Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. More lies. Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn't acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me. Two words - that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness. "He's gone." In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise. "Hi. I'm Charlotte Mills."
Â©2017 Aly Martinez (P)2017 Tantor
It should have been simple. Easy come, easy go, and in between, atonement. She was not who I would have chosen. Gwen was delicate and lovely: a former model with a ruined life, living loudly in the quiet of the Smoky Mountains, healing injured bears. When she laid her hands on me, she healed me too. That's how it began. That's where it went wrong. I knew she could never be mine. But I sinned. I sinned.
Â©2016 Ella James (P)2016 Tantor
I've always been the guy who plays the field. I like variety and my career ensures that I can have my pick of women. Until her... I've always been the girl who wants more. I want the white picket fence, the two-point-five kids and the dog. That's what all little girls grow up dreaming about. Until him... Why is it that she's all I can see? I no longer want the variety instead all I want is her. I won't stop until she believes that she's mine. I assure you... He's not the kind of guy I usually date. He's cocky and famous, and that hair. He says I'm what he wants, but I know his type. He likes to play the field. Only with me he's different. He's assured.
Â©2016 Kaylee Ryan (P)2017 Tantor
Lauren captivated me with those big brown eyes of hers, and I knew my life would never be the same. What started out as friendship has turned into so much more. I was shocked when Tristian asked for my number. There hasn't been a day since that I haven't heard from him. He may be the drummer, but that deep sexy voice, it turns me inside out. I assumed it would be one and done, but that's not how our story ends. I worry it's not what he wants. He tells me he's definite.
Â©2018 Kaylee Ryan (P)2018 Tantor
She came into my life without warning. It wasn't love at first sight, but the more time I spent with her, I knew she was the one. Our relationship was complicated, and I knew I had my work cut out for me. I have to prove to her that she's all I see. That no matter how the past reads, we can rewrite the future.Â Â He's the sexiest one of the group, in my personal opinion. We're friends and colleagues - well technically, he's my boss. He's also the man that consumes my thoughts and my desires. I have too much at stake to allow myself to jump into bed with him, but I really really want to. One taste and I know I'll never be the same. Cassidy can prolong this all she wants, but I know how it ends. When she's mine. He's relentless, and I let him drag me under his spell. It can't happen again, but Gavin, he's insistent that this is just the beginning.
Â©2018 Kaylee Ryan (P)2019 Tantor
Courtney Will always dreamed of finding her Prince Charming and living happily ever after. However, her dreams were shattered one fateful night when her prince turned out to be her worst nightmare. Reed Moore's past filled his world with guilt and anger. Then, a mistake in college deepened these feelings. Fearing he will one day repeat his father's mistakes with the woman he loves, Reed has vowed to never give his heart to anyone. Reed and Courtney have each spent years building walls to guard their hearts, so when their feelings for each other explode into something unexpected, they argue and throw hurtful words at each other in hopes of avoiding the truth. Can their broken dreams become their happily ever after? Contains mature themes.
Â©2014 Kelly Elliott (P)2014 Tantor
Trust. Five Letters. One Word. I'm the girl who doesn't let anyone in. My world was shattered and turned upside down in one night. Since then I've been trying to live, if that's what you call it, but fighting the anxiety of what happened and trusting others is hard. Each day is a struggle to reach for the unknown. Truth. Five Letters. One Word. I watched my father give my mother the world and the stars. She took everything from him, then left him as a broken man with nothing to live for. I told myself I'd never fall in love. I'm guarding my heart and emotions, only looking out for number one. The only way to have truth in any relationship is to stay true to yourself. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, you realize your puzzle is unfinished. You find a piece you never thought you needed, until everything changes with one touch. After that...you levitate.
Â©2015 Kaylee Ryan (P)2016 Tantor
Layton Morris and his brother Mike grew up not knowing what it would be like to live in a normal home. With no running water or electricity in their home and no parents around to protect them, they quickly learned how to survive and depend only on each other. When a tragic accident took Mike away from Layton and the only other person that he ever let into his heart walked away from him, leaving his heart shattered, Layton focused all of his time and energy into the ranch he and his brother dreamed of. He made a vow to himself to never let love in again. The last thing Layton needed or wanted was more heartache. Whitley Reynolds grew up in a privileged home in upstate New York. When she landed the star football player in high school no one was surprised, not even Whitley. She dreamed of a life with Roger in New York City and happily followed him there. The first time Roger hit her for arguing with him about a dinner party, she forgave him. The more it happened, the further Whitley withdrew from her friends and family. One fateful day things got too far. Whitley made a promise to herself and found the courage to do the one thing she thought she'd never be able to do. Fleeing with her best friend, Courtney, Whitley was determined to put her past behind her and start a new life in the small town of Llano, Texas, where no one would ever find out about her past. Will Layton and Whitley learn to trust and love again, or will their pasts come back to haunt them, keeping them both alone and broken?
Â©2014 Kelly Elliott (P)2014 Tantor
Derek Rosewood is never going to marry - ever again. Fresh off the heels of a bitter divorce, there are only three things he cares about: his daughter, his career, and his bachelorhood. An attorney by trade and happily married to his job, he saves the drama for the courtroom and keeps women at arm's length. Their fragile, sequined hearts are safer that way. And besides, he's not in any condition to offer them the love and attention they so foolishly seek from him. It's not until he's assigned as the financial conservator for an aloof, enigmatic heiress that he finds his professional - and personal - boundaries pushed to the wayside. They're all wrong for each other. Emotionally unavailable. Bitter. Jaded. And he's supposed to look out for her best interests. Protect her. But this wasn't supposed to happen. And for that reason, Derek Rosewood pleads the fifth.
Â©2016 Winter Renshaw (P)2016 Tantor
My obsession was born of innocence and good intentions, and it began the day I spotted a handwritten journal lying in the bushes outside a townhouse on Lexington Avenue. It was raining sideways that morning, and my plan was to return it the next day, safe and dry. Only I kept it. I kept it, and I read it. A week later, overwhelmed with curiosity and feeling guilty for harboring secrets that didn't belong to me, I tried to return it. Only I wasn't expecting to meet him. Unapologetically heartless and enigmatically sexy, he claims he knows nothing about the journal I found outside his place, but the reticent glint in his blue-green gaze tells me otherwise. There's something different about him, something damaged yet magical, and I'm drawn to him, pulled into his orbit. There's just one problem. The more I get to know him, the more I'm positive the journal belonged to him, and the more I find myself hoping, selfishly, that I'm wrong.
Â©2016 Winter Renshaw (P)2016 Tantor
Brandon Brown is the unlikeliest Santa ever to don a red velvet suit. His abs are more cheese grater than bowl full of jelly, and deploying to Syria is the closest he's come to the North Pole. But family drama sends the jaded Marine home for the holidays, and lands him an unexpected gig as a part-time Santa. Jade King is hustling to get Jingle Bell Reindeer Ranch off the ground, and she's not thrilled her sister hired a Santa with sex-appeal. The last thing Jade wants is a beefcake circus, and guys like Brandon bring sleigh-loads of trouble. But Studmuffin Santa proves more popular than anyone dreamed, drawing hordes of happy kids, lusty moms, and a mystery foe hell-bent on wrecking it all. The threat has Brandon playing protector for the reindeer and their sexy keeper, which is risky for a guy who's sworn off happy endings and the whole Christmas mess. But as Jade and Brandon bond over Santa suit malfunctions and risque Christmas cookies, they find they have more in common than a craving for gingerbread. Can they find a way to mesh their wish lists, or will ghosts of Christmas past bring things crashing down like a fat man in a cast iron sleigh? Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 Tawna Fenske (P)2019 Tantor
There comes a point in your life where you have to say enough is enough. I wasted my college years on a guy who played with my head, played with my heart. I was blinded by the fairy tale, the one that didn't exist. The day I gave up on the idea of happily ever after, my focus became me. Moving forward and establishing my career. Until one day.... I didn't expect him. My new boss, a six foot two, inked rock god. I believed I was working for the record label - I was wrong. It's impossible for me to keep my distance; believe me, I've tried. He's not who I expected him to be. He's so much more...he's emphatic.
Â©2015 Kaylee Ryan (P)2017 Tantor
Her life is full of structure, routine, and organization. Settled, comfortable, and content, corporate accountant Caroline Milton loves knowing what to expect every minute of every day. More importantly, she loves knowing her life is what she pictures it to be and not what she came from. The Catawba Hellions VP is a wild one, refusing to be tamed. His motto - "hit it, get it, and go; no repeats" - guarantees a new woman in his bed nightly. His life, though, suddenly tilts on its axis when his wild days come barreling back with a major responsibility. Suddenly, Drexel "Rex" Crews finds he has a real reason to settle down. When a situation quickly spins out of control at work for Caroline, she reaches out to the one group she least expected to find herself dependent upon-the Hellions Motorcycle Club. Asked as a personal favor from Doll to protect her best friend, Rex can't refuse. Protecting Caroline was supposed to be an innocent task. However, the attraction from their first meeting leaves a fire burning strong inside of them both. Can their innocent ride become a journey to long-lasting love? Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Chelsea Camaron (P)2016 Tantor
She took care of me, and now I'll take care of her.Â After being shot, the guys decide I have to go to a real doc. Luckily, she's a nurse who is a five-foot-two brunette bombshell with legs for days. I'll make sure to repay her for her kindness. Again and again.Â When I find out sheâs pregnant with my baby, I realize the club might not be the only thing in life.Â Can I have everything?Â When they are threatened, I have to decide. Noelle or the Bad Disciples. Family or blood.Â Nobody touches either when I'm around.
Â©2017 Savannah Rylan (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Death is easy. Surviving it? That's the hard part. Dr. Jake Jameson knows this all too well. Losing his mother at the age of 18, he walks away from his small hometown and the painful memories it holds, vowing to never return again. Twelve years later, he finds himself driving back down the coast of North Carolina. When his father leaves him a small medical practice, he has no choice but to heed the call until he can find someone else to take it off his hands. But coming back home means facing everything he left behind, including the one woman who might make it impossible to leave again. Molly McIntyre has spent her entire life in one town. Taking over her parents' small inn, she's settled into a quiet, happy life. But all of that comes to an abrupt halt when Jake shows up at her door in need of a place to stay. Molly loathes everything about this man, but she can't find it in her heart to refuse his request. After over a decade, these former lovers quickly discover what once burned brightly between them has only grown in their time apart. Soon they must decide if the choices they've made have led them back to each other for a second chance or one final goodbye. Contains mature themes.
Â©2017 J. L. Berg (P)2017 Tantor
My life has been severed into two distinct origins. Before. After. You don't need to know too much of my life before. It's no longer relevant to my story. The damage is mine. I'm a ghost. The shell of the girl from before striving to survive in the after. Love. Life. Friendship. I've pushed it all away in my fight to breathe another day. Who am I? No one. Worse, I've lost sight of why I continue to endure. Until him. Until he reminds me of the girl of before. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Haley Jenner (P)2019 Tantor
Saving myself for marriage, not hardly. Saving myself for someone who will make my heart race, most definitely. In theory it's a good plan, however even the best-laid plans fall through. Seeing him, being around him, alerts all my senses and I dream about being his, wrapping myself in his arms and never letting go. The only problem - he sees me as his sister. My name's Ava Evans, and I'm in love with my older brother's best friend, Nate Garrison. Burying myself in work for the past two years, avoiding any thought of her, has worked, until now. She's everywhere, in my dreams, in my gym, and in my heart. I'm not sure when I fell in love with Ava Evans, but I am completely in love with my best friend's baby sister. At first she was too young for me, and that made it easy to stay away. Now, it's a struggle to keep my distance. How am I supposed to resist her when I can't escape her? If he ever found out, it would ruin our friendship. Even with that knowledge, all she would have to do is just say when.
Â©2015 Kaylee Ryan (P)2017 Tantor
The bank robbery changed everything.Â Alex Gardener, a successful attorney, and Cory Bishop, a struggling working man, spend three harrowing days as hostages locked in a bank with 50 frightened people and six criminals who grow more desperate - and dangerous - by the minute.Â Alex and Cory take comfort in one another, reveal their deepest hopes and dreams, and forge a bond out of necessity, for survival, but one that unknowingly alters the course of their lives forever.Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2015 Emma Scott (P)2019 Tantor
A difficult year filled with loss and heartache leaves Allison Scott withdrawn and emotionally disconnected. When she is finally ready to move forward with her life, she embarks on a getaway vacation to Miami, determined to find healing from the painful memories in her past. Damien Wales also has a tragic past that has left him a cold and distant person. However, the moment he sees Allison, he is inexplicably drawn to her, and Damien is a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. When Damien's dark past begins to collide with his present, Allison's life is put in danger. Damien must keep her safe, but some things are simply beyond his control. Contains mature themes.
Â©2013 Kristin Mayer (P)2014 Tantor
I've finally gotten everything I ever wanted: love, freedom, happiness, and, most importantly, Finn. Our love is everything I expected it to be and more. We've finally found each other, but the world seems determined to tear us apart. We thought my father was the only obstacle between us, but now it's the military. With Finn's departure looming, we're squeezing in every moment together before we run out of time. Being Carrie's bodyguard was one thing. Being her boyfriend is another. Every day she's mine is a day the sun shines in my life. Yet our time together is running out. Her father will never think a tattooed Marine will be good enough, so I'll do whatever it takes to be worthy of her love. But the road will take me away from the girl who makes me feel alive - the girl I can't live without. Time only gets us so far....
Â©2013 Jen McLaughlin (P)2014 Tantor
Piper thought love was just a state of mind and not for a woman of her taste and background. That was until Saint charmed the panties right off her, knocking her up. Saint and Piper made one of the worst mistakes you could make in their world and now Saint has to pray that mistake won't be deadly. The two of them got so lost in the idea of moving through their past together that they missed the worst betrayal in the depths of their clubhouse. The one place that is sacred, because at the club they are not just friends they are family. This loss of focus now puts Piper in the hands of a twisted nemesis, and The Devil's Dust Motorcycle Club is not just falling apart because of it, it's losing members faster than they can patch them in. This leaves the Devil's Dust with so many unanswered questions and making everyone wonder...will Piper return home safely? Who will save the club? And, most importantly, who will die and who will live to ride another day? Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 M. N. Forgy (P)2020 Tantor
A single night changes everything.Â I go from town to town, never staying in one place for long. Iâm always chasing the next deal, the next adrenaline rush and thriving in the great outdoors.Â Until one fateful trip, one chance encounter. When I meet her...my beautiful Rose.Â It was only supposed to be one night. No strings attached. Our chemistry was off the charts and we didnât fight it.Â But ever since then, she's all I think about. Replaying the perfect night over and over and thinking about what could've been.Â Now I'm back in her town, and it could be my one chance to claim what should have been mine forever and not for just one night.Â I've got it all figured out. But as soon as I see her, I come to a screeching halt. What's with the anger in her eyes? And whose baby is she carrying?Â Am I too late to make her mine?
Â©2017 Lauren Landish (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Everyone dreams of meeting their soulmate. The person who completes them. For Peyton and Noah, they grew up together, falling in love along the way. Wedding bells are ringing. And the couple who almost wasn't, is going to be. Peyton and Noah invite you into their life. To spend some time with their family. As they prepare to walk down the aisle.
Â©2018 Heidi McLaughlin (P)2019 Tantor
Sean Bracelyn can whip up a saffron-laced lobster risotto in his sleep, but relationships? That's one recipe he hasn't nailed. Not that he has time, between launching a new restaurant and building a luxury resort with his awkwardly-blended family. But when his dream girl nearly knocks him unconscious with a dead turkey, it's all Sean can do to keep his eyes on the gazpacho and off Amber King's perfect curves. Amber's done with guys propping her on a pedestal. Transforming her family's reindeer ranch into a country chic wedding venue is consuming enough, and the last thing she needs is an extra serving of love drama. So what is it about the stupid-sexy chef that gets her desires bubbling like a pot of hot spaghetti? Keeping their distance is tough enough before Sean and Amber get tossed together by wacky weddings, lingerie mishaps, and a surly three-legged cat. When Sean's mom shows up to dish out huge helpings of family drama, a big secret threatens to spread faster than a kitchen fire. Can Sean and Amber find the right blend of sugar and spice, or will love fall flat as a burnt souffle? Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 Tawna Fenske (P)2020 Tantor
From New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Whiskey Kisses series.... Everythingâs bigger in Texas. And that includes Duke Wilderâs sexual appetite. Together with his twin brother, he runs a whiskey distillery, and when their business takes off - suddenly heâs got it all. Success. Money. Family. But he doesnât have a woman to share it with. When Valentina storms into his life, her presence is only supposed to be temporary. Sheâs a feisty attorney hired to help clean up his companyâs recent legal mess. He never counted on her being the one to turn his whole world upside down. After spending most of his life living in the shadow of his brother, Duke has something to prove, and heâs not about to let this distraction get in the way of his plans, no matter how hot things get.
Â©2018 Kendall Ryan (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
College life should come with a content warning. All Phoebe Sharpe wanted was to start over at a new college to escape the drama and humiliation of her mom's sordid past. But her present is hardly less complicated. To avoid sleeping on the streets, Phoebe seeks sanctuary at a 24-hour gym. When she meets the smoking-hot Tiago, her desire to remain anonymous disappears. Fortis University kicker Tiago Trindade has more on his plate than the average college sophomore. He's trying to keep his GPA high enough to maintain his football scholarship while balancing practice and a job at the local gym to help support his family. When he learns his grandmother's been swindled out of the title on her house - which would leave them homeless - he's determined to save them. And then he meets the girl of his dreams...who just might be involved in her mom's con. When Phoebe learns the truth about her mother's role in scamming Tiago's family, she's torn. Should she protect her own family or save Tiago's? Contains mature themes.
Â©2021 C.R. Grissom (P)2021 Tantor
I've spent my entire life under my father's thumb, but now I'm finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn. I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She's a rule I know I shouldn't break, but damn if I don't inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I'm ready to step out of line. And even worse? I'm living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case...the truth will cost me everything.
Â©2013 Jen McLaughlin (P)2014 Tantor
Picture this: You pack your bags. Move to Paris. Fall in love. A dream, right? Wrong. Especially when you find out your Mr. Right is actually married. With kids. Don't even mention the white picket fence. Heartbroken in the City of Love, the last person Elizabeth Hastings expects to lend her a shoulder to cry on is her brother's best friend... Spencer Tate is opening up his first gym in London when a frantic call sends him to Paris to check on his best friend Sebastian's baby sister. If he's lucky, he can stop in for a minute and be back in London the next day. Easy peasy. Except the dorky bookworm he remembers is now all grown up, with dangerous curves, lips just made for kissing, and eyes he could get lost in... Spencer. Is. Screwed. Contains mature themes.
Â©2019 Gabrielle Ashton (P)2019 Tantor
Engaged and happily in love, Allison Scott and Damien Wales are looking forward to joining their lives together as one. Coming from a mournful year after losing her parents, Allison is ready to heal and move on to the next chapter with the love of her life. But Damien's past continues to threaten their future. A man once obsessed with Damien's sister is now after his one and only love, Allison. The woman who came before Allison is determined to captivate Damien's heart. And Damien's best friend is somehow playing a part in it all. One is a murderer, and Damien and Allison discover they can trust no one but each other. When Damien's history endangers Allison's life, their relationship is pushed to its limits, and they must determine if their love can overcome any obstacle or if circumstances will force them apart.
Â©2014 Kristin Mayer (P)2014 Tantor
Tyke Douglas is tired of being the glue that holds the hottest band in the world together. If the rest of the guys are out doing their own thing, then why shouldn't he? He's about to turn things up a notch and bring a whole new level of crazy into Black Falcon's world. Francine Mead is putting her sordid past behind her. The first step in her new life is taking a job as an addiction counselor, where she can mentor others through their struggles. Francine never expected to be lured back into temptation when her first sexy celebrity client, Tyke Douglas, walks through her door. Both Tyke and Francine know that a relationship between them would be a disaster, but with each session, things continue to heat up, making it impossible to deny the connection they share. Boundaries cross, attractions heighten, and their willpower will be tested to the very limit.
Â©2014 Michelle A. Valentine Books, LLC (P)2015 Tantor
Getting lost at sea wasn't exactly how I planned to spend my 21st birthday. One second I was standing on the shore, wondering if I'll ever learn the truth about my parents, and the next I'm caught in a whirlpool, drowning.Â Â Â Someone - or something - is out to get me. But who? And why?Â Â Â An elite sailing team saved my life, but these irresistible men seem to think I called them here. They say I'm a Siren. Their Siren.Â Â Â My glittering green legs could make a believer out of anyone, but I'm not a creature from the sea. I'm Harlow, a pink-haired girl with a penchant for iced coffees, who dreams of one day feeling comfortable in her own skin.Â Â Â Turns out there's a whole lot about me I never knew, and these men are here to help me figure it out.Â Â Â I wanted to become more badass this year.... I'd say growing a tail qualifies.Â Â Â Dear listener,Â Â This paranormal romance isn't just about a fish out of water. Four men have staked their claim on Harlow...and she's going to relish in their devotion from head to toe...err, tail.Â Â But don't worry, it's not just about the steamy scenes - prepare yourself to dive into some murky waters, because this Siren is getting ready for the fight of her life!Â Â xo, C & AÂ Â Â This is a reverse-harem romance with a very high heat level.
Â©2017 Frankie Love (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
After spending my life locked in my motherâs no-so-metaphorical cage, Iâm ready to set myself free. Getting cast in a Vegas show was my ticket out...but I quickly realize that doesnât mean Iâm actually free as a bird. Instead of celebrating my new gig, Mom spends the evening setting me straight about a few things. Iâm not who I think I am. Not even a little.Â When I meet my castmates - five men who say they were sent to protect me - Iâm wrecked and raw. They take me under their wing, and I feel understood for the first time in my life. But theyâre keeping secrets from me, too.... They arenât ordinary men. They are hawk-shifters, and they claim Iâm part of a bigger purpose.Â I just wanted to dance, to move across a stage. But maybe I was meant for more. Maybe I was meant to fly. In fact, maybe I was meant to soar.Â Â Dear listener,Â Itâs time to spread our wings in this third installment of the Daughters of Olympus series! The battle is on, and stakes are high - luckily there are five men on our side to help make the night sky a hell of a lot brighter, because when this harem gets together, itâs fireworks.Â Â This is a reverse-harem romance with a high heat level.
Â©2017 Frankie Love (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
After Aubrey Jenson is wrongly dismissed from her job at Center Stage Marketing, she seeks legal advice from her father, The Judge, to see what grounds she has to get her position reinstated. Her surprise visit to her family doesn't go as smoothly as she hopes when she brings home her new boyfriend, Zach, Black Falcon's lead guitarist. She soon discovers that father doesn't always know best when it comes to matters of the heart. When Zach meets Aubrey's family, he's immediately faced with his deepest fear: That he doesn't deserve the love he so desperately wants. The Judge makes no attempt to hide his disdain for Zach, and will stop at nothing to keep him away from his daughter. But an unexpected twist turns everyone's plans upside down and no one's world will ever be the same. Outside forces attempting to pull them apart are strong and it's going to take every bit of Zach and Aubrey's love for each other to withstand the fallout. Soon, they discover making love last is harder than finding it to begin with and sometimes you pay the ultimate price for true love.
Â©2013 Michelle A. Valentine Books, LLC (P)2014 Tantor
Zane has learned everything he knows from his father, the most dangerous biker of the Devil's Dust MC. He devours the darkness with a cocky grin and no f--ks to give. His immoral obsessions barely keep him content in a life of chaos and havoc until he finds himself craving more.Â Addie doesn't need the risk that comes with Zane . . . that is, until her perfectly orchestrated life takes a sudden turn and she's left with nowhere else to go.Â She's sunshine and charities, he's bullets and ecstasy.Â Will he step out of his hell and into her bed knowing it'll mean that he's dragging her into the depths of his criminal world?Â Contains mature themes.
Â©2018 M. N. Forgy (P)2019 Tantor
With her best friend happily married and now pregnant, Sam Matthews should be overjoyed. Instead, she can only see what is missing in her life. Pushing her emotions aside, she retreats to a piece of her past that she's kept hidden - something that even her best friend knows nothing about. Taking a step into her future, Sam moves to North Carolina, where she once again encounters Mark Robertson. He is persistent and hard to resist, and little by little, he uses his charms to break through Sam's walls. As Sam starts to open her heart to Mark, she convinces herself that the past should stay in the past. But when her past creeps into the present, Sam's secrets could cost her every hope and happiness in the future.
Â©2014 Kristin Mayer (P)2014 Tantor
They agreed to meet again in 10 years.... River Lacey wasn't the one that got away - she was the one I let go. The one I made a promise to see and to love again. And each year on the same day I bring a ring to our spot and wait. And each year Lacey never shows. I tell myself this year is the last year.... I need to move on, move forward, and let her go for good.... Lacey I've avoided that one day each year, knowing what it could mean for me. I was young when I fell for River, and I was ripped away from him. Now it's 10 years later, and I've lost everything important in my life. I have nothing left to lose...or so I think. The second I see River it all comes crashing back. The truth why it never worked the first time.... And why it can never work this time.
Â©2017 London Casey (Karolyn James) and Jaxson Kidman (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Twenty-year-old Holly Pearson never dreamed that while working at her father's motocross track she'd run into the walking, talking definition of trouble in a sexy, tattooed package - Trip Douglas, the man sent to evaluate the track for a possible investment opportunity. Holly makes no attempt to hide the fact she despises Trip, but she learns to be civil toward him when he offers to help her land the man of her dreams. Trip needs a break from the crazy rock-and-roll lifestyle he's been living for the past few years. With his Black Falcon band mates settling down with marriage and babies, Trip peruses an investment opportunity in motocross, something he's always been passionate about. Hiding his celebrity status, Trip infiltrates the new business posing as a dirt bike rider training for the X-Games. The only obstacle is the owner's daughter, Holly. She's a real ball-bustin' ice queen, and she'll do whatever it takes to make the deal fall through. Trip soon discovers that winning over his new enemy is the key to gaining a partnership in Mountain Time Speed Track. Knowing he's the expert on getting laid, Trip ropes Holly into becoming his ally by helping her score a date with the man she's crushing on. The problem is, the more time Trip and Holly spend together, the more they uncover the undeniable attraction between them. Soon they both realize that even the best-laid plans go to hell when you find you're falling in love with the enemy.
Â©2013 Michelle A. Valentine Books, LLC (P)2014 Tantor
There is a love so fierce it cannot be measured. A heart so strong it will never slow. There is a promise so sure it can never lie. He promised me that love forever. Even when it wasn't enough. Forever. Everlasting. Eternal. There is no measure of time. No sounds of the ticking of a clock. Just the rising and falling of the sun and our own sense of forever. But our forever isn't always.
Â©2014 Jay McLean (P)2015 Tantor