ICYMI - Weekly Release Recap Oct 16th - 22nd
ICYMI (In case you missed it)
Here are releases from this past week.
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Controlled 2: Loving An Alpha Male by S.K. Lessly
Control: the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. It is indicative to such words as power, command, dominance, and leadership. Hello, Let me introduce myself. My name is Andrew Pierce, known to everyone as A.P. I’m a corporate attorney on the fast-track to becoming partner at the Law Firm of Goldstein, Parker, & Foster. My tamed hair is blonde, and my eyes are blue. I stand above six feet with pure muscle covering my entire body. I exude confidence, strength, aggressiveness, power and most of all, control. Shit, if I’m to be honest here… I am the epitome of fucking control. Most people strive to have control, but they don’t know the first thing about it. They use it as a means to harm, destroy or dominate. For me, control is like breathing. It’s my lifeline. I must have control. I must be in control. It’s not about my sick twisted need to dominate that’s ingrained in me no matter what. No, control for me is simple, it’s a matter of life or death. I’ve worked all of my life to master the art of control and believe me, it wasn’t easy. I have been tested, measured, and judged, but I never allow myself to succumb to the loss of control. So imagine my damn surprise, my panic, when for the first time in forever my control falters. Shit, it happened so fast that I couldn’t stop it. My breathing became erratic, and my heart beat raced so fast that I wasn’t sure if I would be able to… control it. I thought this was it, and I looked around my surroundings, frantically looking for the source of my lapse, waiting to destroy the threat, when my eyes fell on…heaven. This beautiful, stunning, magnificent woman before me stole my breath away. She was the reason why my control faltered. This was dangerous for a man like me, losing control like this. I knew what I must do; however, I still couldn’t move. It was that moment when I realized that for the first time in my life, I was fucked.
The Four Horsemen: Hunted by LJ Swallow
Who is Vee? Where did she come from? And what is the darkness the fae can see inside her? Xander's reaction to these questions drives a bigger wedge between the fae and the Horsemen. His move isn't popular with the others because right now they need fae help more than ever. A bloody message and a series of murders lead to a search for a threat from the past. Instead, the Horsemen encounter something new and dangerous. The race is on to find out what the creatures are and how big a threat they are to an already chaotic world. Vee discovers using her powers has a strange effect on her relationship with the Horsemen. Although this pulls her closer to the guys, the conflict between Vee and Xander continues. But is the greatest conflict within himself? And as the Five search for answers, someone watches. What does he know? Can he help? Or does he have an agenda of his own?
Shades Of Her by Priya Grey (Author), Ozlo Grey (Author)
Will He Ever Love Me, When All He Sees Is Her?
Jackson I had everything a man could want. Money. Status. And above all: Love. But when my wife is taken from me, my life begins to fall apart. But now she's back. Back from the dead. I can relive our most passionate and tender moments together. I'm losing myself in her once again. But then I discover the truth about my wife. And everything I remember turns out to be a lie. Rebecca All I have to do is dye my hair, wear someone else's clothes, and follow a script. What harm can come from stepping into someone else's shoes in exchange for two hundred grand? Did I mention the deal includes sex with the hottest, most acclaimed painter of our time? It's a no brainer, right? Especially since I'm in desperate need of cash, so I can help my parents get back on their feet after losing everything in the storm. I fully commit to the part he's hired me to play. I never expected to uncover her secrets. And I never imagined I'd fall in love. Shades of Her is a standalone contemporary romance novel by the bestselling authors of HEALING MELODY. Ozlo and Priya Grey deliver an intriguing and sensual love story told from alternating POVs that ends in a heartwarming HEA. If you like your romances erotic and inspiring, one click Shades of Her today!
Forgetting Jack Cooper: The Stuntman Edition by Erin McCarthy
If there’s one thing Toni Salvatore knows how to do, it’s make people laugh. Having embarked on a life of comedy back in college playing pranks with current Hollywood star Jack Cooper, she’s now a YouTuber with her own passionate following. Too bad her newest joke—a fake on-set kiss with Jack—results in an epic case of mistaken identity…and with Toni getting flattened by Jack’s stunt man and body double. What’s a girl to do but make the best of a bad situation? Chance Ashton takes everything seriously—he’s had to, because of his past. Then he mistakenly drops the hilarious and hot Toni to the ground in what he thought was an action scene, and he’s so intrigued he lets her kiss him after all. The results? More explosive than anything he’s experienced filming movies. When Toni seems to be interested in more than a fast laugh, he knows better than to believe her…and yet… For the first time in her life, Toni’s pratfalled herself into what could just be a real romance. But can she convince the sexy stunt man she’s capable of more than just a joke? Read the whole FORGETTING JACK COOPER series! Jack Cooper, current Hollywood It man, has a blockbuster new movie in the works all about redemption—only he’s never had to apologize for anything in his life, and he knows how lucky that makes him. To prepare for the role and score some publicity points along the way, Jack undertakes a round-the-country tour to make amends to those whose lives he’s inadvertently harmed. Only what Jack doesn’t realize is that fate is taking a ride-a-long on his redemption tour, and each of his long-overdue apologies will lead to unexpected romance… See yourself how hard it is to try Forgetting Jack Cooper–five different times! The Forgetting Jack Cooper series features NYT and USA Bestselling authors Erin McCarthy and Jennifer Bernard, and award-winning authors Lizzie Shane, Elizabeth Bemis and Jennifer Chance.
Meridian File: A Rider Security and Investigation Novel (The Rider Files Book 1) by CB Samet
A celebrity stalker is on the hunt . . . Aurora Meridian, a women's professional tennis player, struggles to win back the tennis fame she had before a devastating injury. As her fame returns, she faces terrifying death threats from a sinister stalker. She hires Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI) to provide protection through the tennis season. Amidst the fear and isolation closing in on her, she fights rising attraction for the newest addition to her protection team. Mason Stone, a former SEAL, worries his reputation and job at Rider SI are threatened by false accusations from a prior client. He transfers to Aurora's team to escape the scandal only to find himself drawn to the formidable tennis player. He struggles with the balance of keeping her safe and keeping his distance. Maxine Rider, former Marine and owner and CEO of Rider Security and Investigation (Rider SI), prides herself on a skilled team of dedicated former military personnel who provide protective services. She tries to keep her new company afloat while maintaining a reputation for quality and integrity. As Aurora's stalker closes in, Mason, Maxine, and Aurora are drawn into the sinister underworld of the Russian mafia. Aurora and Mason fight for their lives and each other while Maxine discovers the lines she must cross and the sacrifices to be made to keep her client and her team safe.
Andre by Sybil Bartel
André The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path. She and her sexy-as-hell striptease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence. Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option. The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage. One shot. One kill.
Hold Tight: A For Him Novella (For You) by Alexa Riley
A hotshot consultant hired to streamline Osbourne Corp. meets his match in Pandora Justice—the more she plays hard to get, the more he wants her. They say that like recognizes like, and the day I looked into her deep blues, I met my other half. Pandora Justice took over as head of security at Osbourne Corp. after her father’s retirement. Eighty-hour workweeks are normal; being bossed around by handsome outsiders is not. And she doesn’t like it. Not even one bit. It’s amazing how easily she can lie to herself. I had to have her. Plain and simple. The first time Pandora sees Royce in the ring—all tattoos and sinew, covered in sweat—he looks at her like he’s just won more than the fight. Like he won her. I won’t play games with her. I’ll wait, and it will kill me, but I’ll do it for her. Royce’s cocky grin with deep dimples makes Pandora melt. Once she wanted to smack that look off his face—now all she wants to do is kiss it. For the rest of her life. The thought of spending the rest of my life with Pandora warms the place in my chest I didn’t think was alive. I’ve put my claim on her—she’s the one, and I’m done. It’s that simple.
O Face (MeetCute Books) by Heather Hildenbrand
I have a confession. I’ve never had an orgasm. Not for lack of trying. Hell, I even experimented once in college with a girlfriend, but nothing. Nada. Zilch. I’m pretty sure I’m broken. That is, until Liam Porter waltzes back into my life. Cassie Franklin is untouchable. And she wears it well. Heir to a fortune and heart of fucking stone—I’ve never, not once in the years I’ve known her—seen her smile. Not that I’ve lost sleep over her while I’ve been rolling in the sheets with every other beautiful girl this town has to offer. Not to mention the women I had during my tour of duty. I’m not exactly pining. Still, Cassie’s always gotten under my skin—all that cool beauty set into a cold stare. So when her best friend begs me to find out what Cassie’s hiding, I’m more than happy to comply. In fact, this is one covert takedown I’ll actually enjoy. So why is it that the more I learn about the real Cassie Franklin, the more positive I am—there’s only one expression I want to see grace her features: Her O Face. And I never back down from a challenge.
Third Act (Dark Falkon Book 3) by J.O Mantel
A Love Triangle. Two Rock Stars. One MASSIVE Secret. Falling in love with one of the world's biggest rock stars, was not something Sienna planned. Their relationship has been amazing. Sure, they've had their fair share of problems, but what couple doesn't? Dark Falkon and Lightning Ridge are performing together for the very first time, this means Jake and Lukas must put aside their personal differences for the sake of the one woman they both love. However, one mistake, will change EVERYTHING. Sienna will discover a shocking truth and will be left to make one of the biggest decisions of her life. Who will she choose, Jake...or Lukas? The third and final book in the Dark Falkon Series.
Ignite (Underground Encounters Book 3) by Lisa Carlisle
We all have secrets. Some so closely guarded for the safety of ourselves--and others... Lily won't consider a permanent relationship. When she meets the singer of a rock band at an underground nightclub, she's disarmed by his sensual voice and mischievous good looks. After an icy introduction, Lily warms up to Nico's charms. He's a computer geek by day, and rock star by night. How could she resist such a combination? She can't--but must keep an emotional distance. No one would understand her furry little secret. It could be dangerous. Especially during the full moon. Yet, she might be the one in danger... Ignite is the third installment in the Underground Encounters series, set in a club that attracts supernatural creatures. Each book can be read on its own, but readers may enjoy reading them in order. Step into Vamps, a thrilling new world of steamy paranormal romance featuring sexy shifters, thirsty vampires, wicked witches, and gorgeous gargoyles!
Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo Book 2) by Clarisse David
No promises. No expectations. Just one night on a paradise island that could mean everything. Nineteen-year-old Cam has a metric ton of emotional baggage and is in no mood to unload them on anyone. After her parents' marriage imploded, stress-free is the only way she wants her life to be. And what could be more freeing than spending the summer on Boracay? Absolutely nothing...until she bumps heads with Hunter, the hot drummer who screams incoming heartbreak from a mile away. Hunter has grand plans, none of which include angry-at-the-world Cam, best friend to the girl he always thought he'd end up with. He likes his life steady, thank you very much. But steady has now become synonymous with boring. His grand plans don't seem so grand anymore. So when Cam comes home to Iloilo City and reaches out to him, he surprises himself when the one answer he can think of is...yes. Definitely yes. Sometimes, complications are the only things that make sense.
A Will & A Way: A Holiday Romance by Nora Roberts
Fall in love this holiday season with a classic from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Pandora McVie’s life is tied up in knots. In order to respect her uncle Jolley’s last wishes, she’s stuck spending Christmas isolated in the Catskills with Michael Donahue, the cobeneficiary of her uncle’s will. Jolley was a matchmaker to the end—and apparently for some time beyond. The infuriating Michael is hard to live with…but what’s harder still is not falling in love with her nemesis.
Russian Beast: Underground Fighters #2 by Aislinn Kearns
Meet the Underground Fighters—men battling it out in illegal cage matches for money. All have their reasons for fighting. But will love be enough to free them? Alexei: Strong. Silent. Russian. Alexei has lived a life off the radar since he arrived in the US years before. Until he meets Evie—the woman he can’t get out of his head. Having escaped Russia—and a brutal father—when he was barely out of his teens, Alexei now earns his living in illegal fights. There, his size and strength are an advantage, not a curse. When Alexei rescues his neighbour from her violent ex, he sees for the first time that he can use his power for good, and becomes determined to protect Evie from her demons. Evie has avoided men since she escaped her ex, focusing on the final months of her social work degree. Paranoia has gripped her, and she can’t be sure whether the shadow she thinks is following her is really there, or only a figment of her imagination. But when Alexei barges into her life, she has to decide whether she can place her trust in him, or whether he’s just another man who uses violence to get what he wants. When Evie convinces Alexei to teach her to fight, she must learn to trust her instincts, to trust him. If she doesn’t, her ex will shatter everything she holds dear, and she’ll risk losing Alexei forever…
In Over Our Heads (Stories from the Shore Book 2) by CJane Elliott
A Stories From the Shore Book Anthony Vallen is the life of any party. Full of energy and fun, Anthony adores romance and enjoys playing matchmaker for his friends while dancing the night away with a series of Mr. Right Nows. But he’s given up on his own happy ending. A bad breakup years ago made him a secret cynic about love… until he runs into Walter Elkins—the boy who broke his teenaged heart—on a scuba-diving vacation in Key West. Suddenly, Anthony’s reasons for shunning romance no longer hold much water. Being with Walter again forces Anthony to get serious—about himself, his worth, and his heart’s desires. Brilliant and self-contained, scientist Walter Elkins prefers deep thoughts to other people. He’s a good boss and a model citizen, but Walter doesn’t let anyone get close. After a tragedy drove him out of his science career, Walter landed in Key West and became owner of a dive shop and a bar. Things are fine until Anthony Vallen—the only person who ever penetrated his defenses—shows up, and Walter’s calm, controlled life capsizes. He and Anthony have a second chance for love, but Walter must confront the old fears that threaten to torpedo their happiness.
Ten Year Dance by Ara Grigorian
Best friends since sixth grade. A ten-year high school reunion. A truth they’ve danced around for a decade... Unlucky-in-love Sophie Perez knows her divorce won’t be easy—but she doesn’t expect it to be dangerous. So when things get ugly, she agrees to move in with Pete Nicos, her commitment-phobic best friend since childhood. Pete has always been there for Sophie, just like she’s been there for him. At first, taking her in seems like the best option, but soon her tantalizing proximity blurs the lines of friendship. With their high school reunion on the horizon will they find closure, forgiveness, and new beginnings? Ten Year Dance is a contemporary love story and is loosely connected to the internationally award-winning novel, Game of Love. Rich with engaging and relatable characters trying to find themselves and each other, Ara Grigorian’s latest will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Wrapped Around My Heart by Kelly Collins
Don’t miss this heartwarming holiday love story. Mark Cantwell has a life most men can only dream of—he’s rich, respected, and ripped. There’s only one thing he wants—to regain control of his grandfather’s company. When the chance finally pops up, he jumps at it even though it means ruining Christmas for his executive assistant, Jess Stone. Jess Stone will do anything for her handsome boss. He’s everything she wants in a man so when he needs her during her family’s annual Colorado Christmas celebration, she doesn’t hesitate to adjust her plans. What should have been a simple flight and a quick meeting turns into a road trip from hell, leaving the pair stranded in a motel room together in the middle of a snowstorm. Will Mark take the first chance he can to just get on with his business, or will he realize all he wants for Christmas is Jess?
NSFW by Piper Lawson
Being bad never felt so good...
Everything in my office is off-limits. Making a charity calendar of the sexy guys on your floor? Not allowed. Shrinking your boss' underwear when he sends it for dry-cleaning? Can't do that either. But those things keep the natural balance. See, Avery Banks, our resident rising star, is a shark. The tall, blond, and gorgeous kind with zero patience and even less forgiveness. Good thing I'm the Mae West of executive assistants. I live to put grown men in their place. He wasn't supposed to find out... Now he's made it his personal vendetta to screw me the way I screwed him. I'm at his beck and call, 24/7, for every humiliating, meaningless request. Until we stumble on a new game. And once we start...I'm not sure Avery wants to replace me. I'm not sure I want him to. All I want is more of this. It's twisted, and so damn hot. But he's my boss. And with the company coming off a scandal even I couldn't engineer? What we're doing is strictly NSFW. Lucky for me, Avery and I have one thing in common... We both suck at following the rules.
Some Kind of Wonderful (Puffin Island) by Sarah Morgan
Her whole life, Puffin Islander Brittany Forrest has dreamed of adventure. And at the age of eighteen, she thought she'd found it in bad boy Zachary Flynn. But after just ten tempestuous, smoldering days, their whirlwind marriage went up in smoke, and Brittany resolved to put him out of her mind forever. Zach knows he let Brittany down, but being back on Puffin Island and seeing Brittany again stirs up long-buried emotions. This daredevil pilot has never felt worthy of her, yet he can't stay away—even when he knows the chemistry between them will only complicate his life. As long, hot summer days on the beach dissolve into sultry, starry nights, Brittany and Zach find that the sparks between them are more powerful than ever. Could it be that the second time around, their dreams of a happy-ever-after will finally come true?
Guardian Ranger: A Special Agent Romantic Suspense (Shadow Agents) by Cynthia Eden
Don’t miss this tantalizing fan-favorite from New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden! The Last Chance bar is Veronica Lane's last hope. Desperate to find her missing brother, the sheltered computer programmer must turn to Jasper Adams—the man she'd been warned to stay far away from. Veronica knows she’s taking a risk putting her life in the hands of the former Texas Ranger, who arouses a desire within her that she must resist at all costs. Posing as a ruthless mercenary is just a cover for what Jasper’s really doing: hunting a killer. And Veronica is in the line of fire. This soldier-turned-elite-ops-agent knows that he’s playing a dangerous game—trying to win Veronica’s trust while deceiving her about his true mission. What will happen once Veronica discovers everything about him is a lie…everything except his passion for her?
Mating Needs (An A.L.F.A. Novel) by Milly Taiden
A cougar shifter meets his mate and match in this latest sexy paranormal adventure in the A.L.F.A. series as another Alpha League Federal Agent finds love and passion in the midst of danger by the New York Times bestselling author of Elemental Mating.
Crave (Hellish Book 3) by Charity Parkerson
Lire is a demon. An addiction. A curse. Dougal’s only hope.
Now that the Hellish clan has their first real lead on the whereabouts of the demon pack they’ve been hunting, they’re off to New Orleans, minus one—Dougal.
When Dougal traded his life for Jonathan’s, he had no idea what he’d done. He’d expected the demon, Lire, would kill him—not keep him as a toy. With his mind a mess and no hope in sight, Dougal’s completely at Lire’s mercy. Luckily, Lire has one weak spot, and his name is Jonathan.
In this third installment of Hellish, Jonathan’s attention is split between helping Dougal find a way to survive the damage he suffered as Lire’s prisoner and saving the world from whatever the demons have planned for the humans. With Mammon, the fifth prince of hell running loose, things aren’t looking great.
With the help of new friends and old, Hellish might have a shot at stopping Mammon from unleashing his evil on the world. Then again, sometimes greed wins the day.
Halloween in Wish City by Lyssa Dering
In this short story set after the events of How to Love a Monster, Fiend and Seraphim attend a Halloween party at Wish’s house, where unresolved tensions lurk like ghosts and Wish unleashes a diabolical surprise.
This story must be read after How to Love a Monster, as it contains many spoilers and references to the previous story.
Mistletoe Kisses by Christa Maurice (Author), Nancy Stopper (Author), Natalia Banks (Author), Reese Patton (Author), Maria Luis (Author), Kimberly Readnour (Author), July Dawson (Author), Susan Saxx (Author), Ev Bishop (Author)
9 brand new reads to get you in the holiday spirit! Nancy Stopper — One Last Gift — They can’t forget their shared history, but when they see each other again after ten years, can they put the past behind them? Will the Christmas spirit help Jack and Casey find their way back to each other? Christa Maurice – Celebrating Flora – Wally Kohler’s job is cleaning up after his superstar employers so babysitting Flora Mason after a PR disaster isn’t new, but what he wants for Christmas is a nice girl. Maria Luis — Hat Trick — Marshall Hunt may be the NHL’s hottest new forward, but this charming playboy wants only one thing for the holidays - a date with the woman who’s had his emotions all tangled up for years. Reese Patton — The One with the Christmas Trees — When attorney Brandt Hayward is set up with Mallory Davies, on Christmas Eve of all nights, neither has time to date, much less start a relationship. Can Brandt and Mallory find their Christmas miracle under the mistletoe? Susan Saxx — Real Miracle — Christmas Eve. One night, one last memory to revisit, before he’s off the grid. It won’t take long. And it won’t hurt. Much. Then SHE opens the door… July Dawson — The Fourteen Days of Christmas — When high school sweethearts are reunited for this Marine’s fourteen days of holiday leave, will she be able to convince him to believe again in love and Christmas magic? Kimberly Readnour — Bottom of the Ninth, the Novella — When stranded with the girl he stood-up in college, this professional baseball player must redeem his past actions or else lose the one shot at true happiness. Natalia Banks — No Reservations — Gavin Rossi is an arrogant, conceited restaurateur. No one would ever dream of putting him in his place, until Cindy walks in. Will love break down Gavin’s walls? One thing is for sure, it’ll take a Christmas miracle! Ev Bishop — Silver Bells — One lonely highway and a brutal snowstorm. Two broken hearts and an accident. Can Bryn and Sean find lasting love in such random, fleeting circumstances?
Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck (Southern Eclectic Book 2) by Molly Harper
Carl and Marianne were high school sweethearts, loving the way only teenagers can—with no thought to logic or pride, just a bone-headed, optimistic frenzy of unicorns and hormones. That was all they needed. Or so Carl thought. Scared of being stuck in Lake Sackett, Georgia, like so many of her friends—without a real shot at a future or achieving her own dreams—Marianne panicked and bolted to college after stomping Carl’s heart into the high grass. But when she returns to Lake Sackett for the summer with her family after years away, she and Carl are drawn together like moths to a flame. As they rekindle their old romance and remember what it was like to be in love, they have to wonder: is this, finally, their real chance at happiness? Perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Amy E. Reichert, this warmhearted and witty love story introduces Molly Harper’s new Southern Eclectic series set in the small town of Lake Sackett, Georgia. This story about second chances proves that “Molly Harper never lets the reader down with her delightfully entertaining stories. Humor, emotions, and romance are cleverly matched, and her likable characters are most appealing”
The Siren: A Sexy Romance (The Original Sinners) by Tiffany Reisz
Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day. Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it’s no deal. Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him…or returning to his bed? Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.
Trick or Treat by Sydney Blackburn
Drew hates labels, but loves Halloween and he wants a trick-or-treat of his own. At his mother’s to deliver emergency candy, she has him get the door in his gender-bending costume. The handsome man with the little trick-or-treater would be Drew’s perfect treat. David’s attraction to Drew is no trick. He wants the whole Drew, in all his unlabeled glory, making Drew think this could be a treat that lasts long past the holiday.
Gray: A Sexy Opposites Attract Romance Novella (The Buckhorn Brothers) by Lori Foster
Lisa Sommerville's wild one-night-stand was completely out of character for the workaholic businesswoman. So when she arrives in Buckhorn, Kentucky to spend a summer rethinking her career, she's stunned to find that Gray Neely has stepped out of her steamy memories and taken up residence in her hometown. What's more, the laid-back ex-cop wants to pick up where they left off. Lisa has been on Gray's mind every day since that mind-blowing encounter. He was reeling from a tragedy in the line of duty, and their connection was instant and intense. Still is. But sleepy Buckhorn is a million miles from her corporate world. And he has one sweet, hot summer to prove they have a future there, together…
Riding the Storm: A Passionate Alpha Male Firefighter Romance (The Westmorelands) by Brenda Jackson
Women call him “the perfect storm” because he can sweet-talk any woman into his bed… And he regularly does so. Atlanta fire chief Storm Westmoreland uses lovemaking the way other men use a long, hot shower--to blow off steam. Until a torrid hook-up with a too-hot-to-handle virgin leaves a certain legendary player craving something other than mere physical gratification... Jayla Cole knows Storm lives up to his devastating Westmoreland reputation. A business trip to New Orleans sparks a chance reunion and a scorching, five-alarm weekend. But Jayla has already made plans for a child of her own—and a man famous for blazing affairs that burn out quickly doesn’t figure into it. Now Storm has one chance to prove that together they can turn the flame of desire into a forever kind of love…and the perfect family.
Missing Mother-To-Be: An Intense Abduction Romantic Suspense (The Kelley Legacy) by Elle Kennedy
Lana Kelley never imagined the magical night she shared with a stranger would result in pregnancy. But when she’s kidnapped, Lana is shocked to discover one of her captors is none other than the father of her unborn child. Mercenary Deacon Holt can’t understand Lana. She should hate him. Instead, she refuses to believe he’s coldhearted. Though Deacon tries to remain detached, he can’t deny he still wants Lana. And when Lana’s life is threatened, Deacon will risk all to help her escape…
Hot for Him (Secret Lives of Daytime Divas) by Sarah Mayberry
Working in Hollywood is always about getting to the top. Or on top, as feisty producer Claudia Dostis prefers. But when she contends with her outrageously sexy adversary, Leandro Mandalor, the stakes change. Her charming opponent is definitely up to Claudia’s challenge. He convinces her they must come together—in the office and in the bedroom. Suddenly getting on top has a whole new meaning…and leads to a new level of sensual satisfaction. But can Claudia let go of her need to succeed long enough to allow someone else to win?
'Til Death Do Us Part by Eliza Daly
Life and death matters take on a whole new twist when a quirky funeral planner tries her hand at matchmaking for a prominent playboy. Six months ago, Cassidy Baldwin was among Milwaukee’s leading wedding planners, until she became the scapegoat for a corporate scandal. Now the only job she can land is organizing over-the-top themed funerals for her best friend’s family business. Then the city’s most affluent and eccentric philanthropist dies, and Cassidy is hired to fulfill the woman’s deathbed wish: find a wife for her playboy nephew, Ryan Mitchell. Ryan’s always avoided the spotlight, and he’s not thrilled by the media attention spawned by this final decree. If he doesn’t marry within the year, however, his aunt’s quirky staff will lose their home and livelihood. So he wants Cassidy to find him a Ms. Right Now that he can ultimately divorce, but she’s determined to find him a true soul mate since the right match could launch a new matchmaking career for her. Too bad she seems to understand him better than any of the potential brides she’s found. Is it worth risking a real chance at love to arrange a fake wedding?
My Naughty Professor: A High Stakes and Hot Heroes Romance by Adele Hart
My Naughty Professor: A High Stakes and Hot Heroes Romance Hugh Fletcher isn’t just an ordinary English professor. He’s the hottest one on the planet. When a layover in Atlanta finds him laying over beautiful Katie Trent, he has no idea she’s about to show up in his classroom the next day. Things are about to get very complicated for this Englishman who, for the first time in his life, can’t keep his hands to himself. Katie Trent has never had much luck with men or English Lit class. She’s going into her final semester of college hoping to improve her results with both. When she gives in to one wild night with Hugh Fletcher, she finds the passion she’s been missing her entire life. But, when Hugh turns out to be her professor, will he make her work for her grade? Or will he go easy on his teacher’s pet? Caution: Adele Hart specializes in quickies with a heart-on. All insta-love, all HEA’s, all the time. The dirtier the better. Think of this as your afternoon delight… your guilty pleasure…. bonbons for your brain. You get the idea. Now, if you’re in the mood for something to tickle your lady bits, click here! Genre: Contemporary Romance, Short Reads
The Man from Pine Mountain: A Classic Romance Novella by Lisa Jackson
When Brett Matson rescues a woman from an icy river and brings her to his cabin to recover, he’s shocked to discover that the woman is none other than Libby Bevans, the former love of his life. Five years earlier, Brett and Libby had angrily parted ways after a tragedy, neither knowing how to cope. Now, they’re confined to Brett’s cabin after a blizzard, forced to reckon with their shared past. Libby has complicated feelings about returning to her hometown, especially when Brett pulls her from the river. As the two reconnect, she remembers all the things that made her fall in love with him. Do they still have that spark? And can they reconcile the past with their present, and find a way to love each other again?
Branded by the Sheriff: A Western Sheriff Reunion Romance by Delores Fossen
Years ago, Sheriff Beck Tanner had believed the worst about Faith Matthews. Now she was back in their small Texas town, forcing him to question everything he thought he knew about her. And when the killer who'd murdered her family set his sights on Faith—and her innocent baby girl—Beck's protective instincts kicked into high gear. As dangerous pranks turn into deadly games, Beck needs Faith to trust him with the secrets of her past. And with a sadistic killer circling closer, all of Beck's attention has to be on keeping her baby safe…and ignoring his inconvenient attraction to the beautiful mother…
Love is Here to Stay (Destination, Love) by Alexandra Haughton
Pack your bags for Destination, Love… Snowy getaway in Wyoming? Check. Best friend’s hot bearded brother? Wait... Lots of make-out sessions in a pickup truck? Check. Plus. Callie Emerson doesn’t believe in love at first sight—not in the romances she writes, not when her best friend Joan sets her up with the “perfect match,” and certainly not when she lays eyes on Joan’s estranged brother—which is really too bad because Win Carter has happily-ever-after written all over him. Every grumpy, bearded inch. But she’s on deadline, personally and professionally, and committing to anything more than a fling is not an option. Win doesn’t know what Callie could see in him beyond one sweaty session in the front seat of his pickup. And though their chemistry is undeniable, he’s got his hands full struggling keeping the ranch afloat after his sister transformed their home into a luxury guest lodge. He doesn’t need a society princess setting his heart on fire with dreams he can’t afford to make real. But as the winter days (and nights) tick by in Wyoming, Callie and Win start to wonder. . . if one night could become one week, could one week become forever?
After the Fall (Destination, Love) by Alexandra Haughton
Pack your bags for Destination, Love… Sunscreen, swimsuits, and sunsets in Hawaii? Check. Being on your best behavior at the family condo? Wait… A vacation fling that’s impossible to resist? Check. Plus. Paradise lost… Joss McAllister worked hard to earn the title of family wild child. Her crowning achievement? An epic meltdown at her sister’s wedding five years ago. She’s just now back in her family’s good graces, so when she goes to their condo—the first time since The Wedding Mistake—Joss is on her best behavior. That means no drinking, no drama, and definitely no in flagrante delicto. But when Andrew Reynolds stumbles into her life one hot Hawaiian evening, she is one stone-cold sober sexcapade from making another mistake. Paradise found… Drew is a damaged soul. After his distinguished career as a photojournalist goes down in flames, he’s at loose ends. A chance encounter with Joss brings a peace he’s been searching for, tempting him to forget life’s many complications. But when their clandestine affair threatens everything they hold dear, will they walk out of Paradise together?
Chasing Xander (The Collins Brothers) by Lexi Lawton
Kylie Quinn is positive nothing could be more embarrassing on her first day of college than having her unmentionables go sprawling across campus. She was wrong. Very wrong. Having a super-sexy co-ed twirl them around his finger like he's privy to all of Victoria's Secrets is so much worse.
Xander Collins has met his match with Kylie—she's gorgeous, smart, sarcastic as hell, and doesn't give a damn that he's loaded. She's also a virgin. And he doesn't do virgins. Been there, done that, and he's still paying for it. But that doesn't mean they can't be friends, despite the fact her flirty moves leave him with balls a shade of blue he never knew existed.
Kylie is special, and she deserves more than his typical "one and done" routine. But as his life implodes and his not-so-brilliant plan to take things slow blows up in his face, he's at risk of losing everything—including Kylie. Now he must decide if everything he's been fighting so hard for is worth it without her by his side.
Try to Remember by Carla Cassidy
Revisit a classic romance from New York Times bestselling author Carla Cassidy—in ebook for the first time! Every night, Dr. Frank Longford watched the beautiful stranger pace the beach. Every night, he felt more inexplicably drawn to her. And every night, he wondered who she was… Now she’s here, under his roof, tantalizing him with desire. And still he isn’t any closer to the answers. She is his dream woman—and she can’t remember her own name. All she has of her past are elusive, terrifying images of fire and a crying baby. Only Frank can chase the nightmares away. Only Frank can make her feel safe. But before she can hope for a tomorrow with him, she must unlock the secrets of yesterday…
Stolen by Julie Kenner
Originally published as Stolen Kisses in 2004 Melissa Tanner is just your average, everyday cat burglar, desperately trying to walk the straight and narrow path. So wouldn’t it figure that on the night she’s trying to return some jewelry, she’d find herself caught up in the arms of gorgeous Kyle Radley? The situation could have had some interesting possibilities—if Kyle hadn’t been an ex-cop! Right or wrong, Kyle can’t help wanting Mel… and he has a feeling the sexy felon has a weakness for him, too. But Mel says she’s pulled her last heist and wants nothing to do with a man who will always see her as a criminal. Still, Kyle is determined. He’s going to catch his thief—and then spend his days convincing her that a life sentence is a very good thing…
Scored by Sloane Howell
He’s a player. But she’s about to score. Opposites really do attract* as a sassy salesgirl turns a pro athlete’s life upside down in this supercharged standalone novel of seduction from the author of Bossed. Kelsey: My mom would tell you I’m quite the catch, but since my last boyfriend, I haven’t been dating much. Maybe it’s my rocker style or my lack of filter that intimidates the boys. So I’m pleasantly surprised when Matt Stallworth waltzes into the indie record store where I work and gives as good he gets. Turns out Matt is a professional baseball player, which should mean he’s out of my league. But if he wants to hook up with me, he’s going to have to follow my rules. Matt: After winning my MVP award, I learned that a guy can get used to having beautiful women practically throw themselves at you everywhere you turn. But everything changes the first time I see Kelsey Martin, and something just clicks. She’s hot, snarky, and whip-smart. I’ve got to see her again. Only problem is, she sees right through all my best moves. And I’m going to have to step up my game to convince Kelsey that I’m playing for keeps.
Dignity (The Breaking Point Book 2) by Jay Crownover
Looks can be deceiving. I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler…a bruiser…a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter. I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth. I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil, instead. I couldn’t figure out how to help myself, so there was zero chance I knew how to save someone else. That someone else was Noe Lee. She was the unkempt, unruly thief who was just as smart as I was and twice as street savvy. She was annoyingly adorable beneath the dirt and grime, and she was in trouble. In way over her head, I told myself it wasn’t my job to keep her from drowning. In the Point, it was sink or swim, and I wasn’t the designated lifeguard on duty. I shut the door in her face, but now she’s gone…vanished…disappeared without a trace. It took less than a second for me to realize that I wanted her back. When a woman comes along that melts all the frozen, hard things you’re made of; you’ll do anything you have to, to bring her home. What you see is not always what you get…and with a man like me, what you get is more than anyone ever bargained for.
Ruthless King (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 1) by Meghan March
New Orleans belongs to me. You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn’t know she caught my attention. She should’ve been more careful. I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It’s time to collect what I’m owed. Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.
The Company by JA Huss
Some people are above the law. Those people are called COMPANY. Twenty-eight-year-old James Fenici has been an assassin since he was sixteen. He's amassed debts and favors from countless Company brothers and participated in hundreds of Company jobs. But there are not enough favors in the world to clear his debt and make him worthy of the only girl he's ever wanted. Eighteen-year-old Harper Tate is the girl who doesn't exist. Born and raised on a megayacht in a tropical paradise, she was destined to be a secret until now. Now she must choose between two Company men; The one she loves or the one chosen to give her the world. Thirteen-year-old Sasha Cherlin is the girl who knows everything and understands nothing at all. Her future is filled with vengeance and death, but her dreams are filled with hope and a promise of love.
In Too Deep (Doing Bad Things Book 2) by Jordan Marie
I did a bad thing.
I did a really bad thing. I’m not a bad person, I swear. I just made a few mistakes. Mistake number one was agreeing to rent my hotel out to an insufferable a**hole, named Aden Smith. Mistake number two was ignoring his threats to sue me when he handed over a list of items he deemed “unacceptable”. Mistake number three was saving his life when he fell. It would have been less complicated to hide his body. When the hospital refuses to let me know how he is, I panic. Claiming to be his wife might be my biggest mistake yet—especially when he believes me! He might have been the one in an ambulance, but I’m sinking in a bed of lies, going down fast—and there’s not a rescue in sight.
Misadventures of a Backup Bride (Misadventures Book 4) by Shayla Black
An Overnight Billionaire… When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late father’s rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company and marry the man’s daughter. Concocts a Fake Bride… Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims he’s in love with someone else. The investor says he’ll still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle—with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isn’t even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice? And Whips Up a Little Love. Ella Hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isn’t what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and he’s in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isn’t so fake. Ella can’t help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?
Bound by Dreams (Cauld Ane Series Book 5) by Piper Davenport
Aspiring actress Charlotte Whitmore has been plagued by bizarre recurring dreams for years. But now she’s hearing a strange voice when she’s awake. To make matters worse, her Hollywood ambitions have flat lined. After one rejection too many, she moves home to press the reset button on her life. World-renowned drummer Niall MacMillan’s world has been rocked by his brother’s betrayal. Still struggling to distinguish fact from fiction, he welcomes the distraction offered by the beautiful woman pulling him into her dreams. When Niall and Charlotte finally meet face-to-face, she is unwilling to believe he’s her destiny. And when Charlotte’s dreams suddenly materialize into reality, Niall finds himself defending her against an ancient and powerful, yet all-too-familiar enemy. Will Charlotte let down her guard and allow Niall to love her? Will Niall be able to protect Charlotte from the danger that threatens the only world she’s ever known?
Slap Shot: An Aces Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson
My name’s Max Hall, and I need to f***. As a pro hockey player who’s been away from the game for over a year, my libido has picked one hell of an inconvenient time to come roaring back to life. After my wife died from a rare form of cancer, sex was the last thing on my mind. Same with hockey, the other love of my life. Now, after fifteen months of eating too much, drinking too much, and generally just feeling sorry for myself, I’m facing a steep uphill battle to get my ass in shape and play my way back onto the Chicago Aces. So I’m not looking for a relationship. Just sex. Yeah, I know how that makes me sound. But the truth is, I’ll never love another woman the way I loved my wife. When I meet a sexy bridesmaid at my teammate’s wedding, I decide to scratch that itch. A fling with Kendra Armstrong in her posh hotel room could be just what the trainer ordered. Not only is Kendra smokin’ hot, she’s dynamite in bed—one of the perks of being a sex toy designer. Since she lives in New York anyway, we agree to keep things casual, no strings attached. The arrangement is perfect . . . until one of us falls in love. And it’s not me.
Most of All You: A Love Story by Mia Sheridan
A broken woman . . . Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken. A man in need of help . . . Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew. Only love can mend a shattered heart . . . Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
Alpha Bet: Paranormal Shifter Romance by Milly Taiden
Nerd Queen, Aliya Grey, has been picked on her entire life for being different. She is done with shifter society. When the chance comes to leave the pack, she jumps for joy. But she didn’t expect that during the exchange of power ceremony, the super-hot and totally lickable, incoming Alpha would tell her he wants her. That doesn’t happen to Ali. Nope. Never. Marcus and his wolf know Aliya is the one. Giving up his playboy lifestyle attests to how badly he wants her. Ali might be a half-breed, but that doesn’t matter. No way is he letting her leave. A little stalking, a bit of seduction and a whole lot of time together will get her to change her mind. He’s confident. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as romancing her. Ali’s done with the pack from hell and no matter how sexy Marcus is, she’s out of there. But first she needs to see him naked. He’s so big and strong and that grin…but she’s not staying. It takes an attack on Ali’s life for Marcus to see his pack has big issues he needs to fix or lose Ali for good.
Ideal Image: Snapshot, #2 by Freya Barker (Author), KT Dove (Author
In one blinding flash, the very fiber of her existence is shredded. For criminal lawyer and single mother, Stacie Gustafson, a dependable career, a well-organized life, and an immaculate image, had always been her armor. Without it she’s left exposed and struggling to create a new existence for her and her daughter. No matter how hard she tries, she is unable to avoid her history. All it takes is one look at the blue-eyed woman, for Nicolas Flynn to be transported back ten years. Sure, her appearance has changed, but then so has his, since he turned his life around. His devotion to his small-town law firm is tested with the arrival of this bittersweet blast from the past, making for a persistent distraction. One that drags along more trouble than she left behind.
Elegant Betrayal (Elegant Series Book 3) by Tee Smith
There are those who walk in the light, they live by the rules and contribute to society. They hold their heads high and look people in the eye. Then there are those who dwell in the darkness, they trawl through the underbelly of society. These people determine their own rules. They live by the gun and expect they will die the same way. Life for Sienna was the latter. Born into a world most people could never imagine. Born to take life away at the end of her gun. A life in the shadows. A cold-hard, killer. Moses, the youngest of the Gargliano men, always plagued by their shadow. Career minded, he walks the straight and narrow path, determined to shake off the reputation that hangs over his family. What happens when these two worlds collide?
Bountiful (True North Book 4) by Sarina Bowen
No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.
Once upon a time a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on. Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life. Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave From Brooklyn will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless. Hockey star Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach. Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard won love—are Bountiful.
Unintended: A Sin Series Standalone Novel (The Sin Trilogy Book 5) by Georgia Cates
The Fellowship saga continues with Kieran and Westlyn's story in this standalone spinoff of The Sin Trilogy. Captor becomes lover… I’m a marksman. Mobster. Deadly assassin. My job is to protect my brotherhood, but that isn’t my only responsibility. I’m Kieran Hendry, the up-and-coming leader of The Order, and a new duty calls. I must take a wife. A wife I don’t know. A wife born into a position at the top of The Fellowship hierarchy. A wife who will forge a strong alliance between her brotherhood and mine. A wife I don’t want. I knew next to nothing about Westlyn Breckenridge when I abducted her, but I quickly discover that she’s intelligent, strong, defiant, selfless. And beautiful. One night with her is all it takes for me to see that she is no typical Mafia princess. I’m hopeful this arranged marriage won’t be the miserable union I imagined it to be. But convincing my intended to give us a chance won’t be easy when she sees me as the enemy. The brute who kidnapped her. The vile fiend who threatened to do as he wished with her body. It’s true. I am all those things. I had cruel intentions. But everything has changed. My affection for her is unexpected. My love, unintended.
Hollywood Love: Book 7: A sexy celebrity romance (Hollywood Billionaires) by Jillian Dodd
Follow the lives and loves of those who work at Captive Films: Riley Johnson — Captive Films’ CEO and millionaire playboy is hot, privileged, and seriously single. He’s got it all—a brand new jet, exotic cars, a luxury penthouse, and a different aspiring actress (or two) in his bed every night. His life is perfect until the only girl he ever loved walks back into it, causing him to wonder if he truly has it all. Keatyn Douglas — Hollywood’s sweetheart and owner of Captive Films leads a chaotic, glamorous life. But running a successful film studio, writing scripts, and her own acting career leave little time for the things she dreams of, like marrying the man she loves and having babies. When drama starts at work, she may decide to give it all up for life out of the fast lane. Dawson Johnson — The dark and dreamy marketing consultant joins Captive to escape his past. For the last two years, his sole focus has been on caring for his adorable daughters after tragedy struck their lives. He comes to Captive looking for a fresh start and, if all goes well, he might find a lot more than that in Hollywood. Knox Daniels — Considered the sexiest man alive by a certain magazine, the sentiment is echoed by the actor’s adoring fans. While romance abounds in the roles he plays, he’s convinced he’ll never find his own happily ever after—until he meets a woman who just might change that. Shelby Benson — The beautiful cocktail waitress and wanna-be actress struggles to make ends meet. A chance encounter with Riley Johnson is her lucky break and the golden ticket to everything she’s ever dreamed of—fame, power, money, sex, and love. Written soap-opera style with multiple points of view, you can expect lots of drama, sex, and tabloid-worthy events.