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No Ordinary Summer by Linda Barrett



Leslie North - 2017
    Instead, he’s found himself the leader of a sinking ship, thrown together with a gorgeous woman who won’t back down. But with the threat of closure if he doesn’t turn a profit ASAP, working alongside her may be his only option. Gio can do just about anything with his talented hands and bare skin, but this bad boy will need something different if he’s going to save Thorn... Riley Bryne is an Irish lass that’s as smooth as whiskey—if you don’t mind the burn that comes along with it. As Thorn’s new co-manager she’s desperate to pull it back into the green to clear her own debt, but her numbers-focused tactics throws her up against her Gio’s art-centered direction. Challenging the tattooed hunk is easy, but stopping herself falling for his smouldering touch? The odds don't look good. Riley is business savvy and a little bit bossy—something Giovanni finds frustrating in the studio and hot as hell when he’s got her pinned to their office desk. But if Thorn Tattoo is going to survive they’ll need to combine not just their bodies, but their talents outside the bedroom, too.

Brainy Bartender

Natalie Ann - 2020
    A dash of a pretend role. A shot of steamy chemistry. Put it in a shaker, then pour for one exotic cocktail on the rocks!Wesley Templeton was determined to not follow in his namesake’s path as a cardiac surgeon. Was he smart enough for it? Of course. Did he have the time and patience to master the craft? Absolutely. Was he going to let his controlling grandfather hold his trust fund over his head until he achieved what was expected of him? Hell no!Harper Fairchild was the redheaded stepchild. Literally. Smart, nerdy, picked on, and often thought of as an outcast. Her social life was as dismal as her family one, so she left home when she could and made a new life somewhere else. Unfortunately she found it was hard to break the mold of what cast her as undesirable. Until she loses a bet with a coworker and agrees to a makeover for a blind date. When that turns into another disaster she escapes to a bar to nurse her emotional wounds, striking up a conversation with the sexy bartender and wondering if she could keep up the ruse of the confident sexy chick she was pretending to be.

Just For You

Mia Ford - 2018
    No time to say goodbye I didn’t know if I loved her. I didn’t know she was carrying my child. But when I saw her again I knew she still possessed me. I was the college playboy. The rich sh*t with Daddy’s money. Lucie was my childhood friend. One night was all it took – rekindled our friendship… Ignited our lust. Then I messed up. And was gone. Now I’m back, and I’m a better man. The question is will Lucie still believe it? Can we have a second chance? I can see the old spark in her eyes. She shares my longing… I hurt her all those years ago. Now I need to step up and prove my heart. Own my past… And show her my love for this child. The child that looks like me. Author’s Note: This full-length steamy romance is what you need to fire up your Kindle!!!


Rebecca Sharp - 2019
    Rebecca Sharp, comes an emotional small-town romance with a twist... For years, I was close enough to fame to touch it. Taste it. Drink it.Until one more drink became my answer to everything.Until one night I made a mistake which couldn’t be undone. So, I cut all ties to my former life and the addiction that destroyed it. And I left in search of redemption on the other side of the country. After months building a new future, I thought my past had stayed put. Until I opened my front door to find she’d followed me.Taylor Hastings. My sister’s best friend.And the good girl I’d never been good enough for. Not then. Not now. Not ever.One glance at Taylor’s face told me she’d come searching for a safe haven. One glance at the swell of her stomach told me she hadn’t come alone.I didn’t hesitate to offer her my help and my home because looking out for her was the right thing to do…Even if the way I wanted her would always be wrong.So, I kept my distance. And Taylor kept her secrets.Until one kiss changed everything.Until one kiss made me realize it wasn’t our first.

Cruel Beloved

T.L. Smith - 2020
    In signing this document, I agree that I shall not, by any means, try to break this contract. I understand that if I do, the envelope held in escrow will be released to the parties identified within the contract, and I shall forfeit my right to the privacy currently afforded to me by the aforementioned Mr. Corton Whiskey.Aubrey BatemanLawyer acting on behalf of Mr. Whiskey I received this contract, hand-delivered, and I’m now staring at it in disbelief. Me, the daughter of a senator, is being bribed by a one-night stand.If he thinks he can blackmail me with his perversions, he can damn well think again.

Stay with Me

Jules Bennett - 2018
    But as three friends are about to discover, love gives everything wings . . . At eighteen, Olivia Daniels left Haven behind and never looked back. Doggedly climbing the corporate ladder, she's finally nearing the top when her father dies--leaving her part-owner of the run-down airport that was his first love. It's a complication Olivia intends to wrap up quickly--buying out her co-owner and selling the land. Good thing her childhood best friends are with her for moral support. Because one look at her new partner is proof that her tidy plan has hit turbulence . . .Jackson Morgan practically grew up in Haven's airport, and no one could have been a better mentor than Olivia's dad. Flight is in Jackson's blood, but his roots are firmly planted, and there's no way he's giving up the airport--not even for sassy, headstrong Olivia, his childhood crush. Coming to an agreement won't be easy, especially when the attraction between them soars to new heights every day. Love definitely wasn't on the itinerary, but is it enough to keep them together for a lifetime trip? . . .Praise for Jules Bennett and The Monroes series "Another page turner--I couldn't put it down!" --Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author"A fantastic tale of starting over and learning to trust again . . . an intriguing storyline makes for a riveting, page turner." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Secret Keeper

Christopher Harlan - 2020
    Graham Morgan was my first boss, but soon after I was working with some of the most famous entrepreneurs, business moguls, and movie stars in the city. They trusted me because I always followed the cardinal rules:Never betray secrets. And never, under any circumstance, get personally involved.I’d never dreamed of violating my professional mantra.Not until she walked past me.The look we exchanged that night set my body on fire, and I knew right then and there that no matter the consequences, she was going to be mine. But she was one of them—off limits and out of my league, but she was the kind of woman who I was willing to risk everything for.I keep other people’s secrets for a living, but the biggest secret of all might be my own.


Magan Vernon - 2019
    Now, he's staring me daggers across the principal's office.Not my fault my daughter got in trouble the first day of school and I seem to have 'bad mom' stamped on my forehead.But now not only do I have to see Lennox and his very grown-up body now at school drop off, but we're working together on the school bake sale.If he could just stop being a brooding heartbreaker for like two seconds.He says he wants to keep the past in the past and move forward with his life, but the closer we get and the more I uncover, the more I can't help falling for the former actor.The one who I know could easily break me.And he will.

Box of Hearts

Nikki Ashton - 2017
    She certainly didn't see it coming-Dean was her best friend. When an opportunity to go to America to use her teaching and childcare skills arises, she applies and gets the job of looking after widower Jesse Connor's four-year-old, gifted, daughter, Addy. It’s just what she needs, but what she doesn’t need is to find herself instantly attracted to the brooding rancher. Jesse has been struggling for two years to come to terms with his wife's death, he's been grief stricken and if things don't change he's going to disappear into that grief. His family are learning to live with the consequences of Jesse’s choices, as well as trying to support him and the ranch they own and that he manages. All this while praying for a miracle that he will see the loving family and sweet daughter that he has in front of him. Then, the beautiful and feisty Millie arrives and things get interesting. Millie & Jesse are two broken souls who are both fighting against the inevitable, because they both know that this time their hearts could be shattered beyond repair. Box of Hearts is the first book in the Connor Ranch series and tells the story of second chance love and the joy and sorrow it can bring.

Fake It for Me

Weston Parker - 2019
     And my new intern is perfect for the job, though pretending to have a relationship with her might be a little taboo. Good thing I’m in charge. Being a self-made billionaire, I haven’t spent much time looking for love. None actually. Lucky for me, it’s fallen right into my lap. This pretty American girl has zero sense of direction, but a good heart and a sexy smile. I’ve always been smitten by a woman that needs rescuing, or so it seems. Something tells me that she might be more than I bargained for. Either way, I just need her to fake it for me until it appears real. Funny how real it quickly becomes. Every Good Girl Deserves a Bad Boy. ~ Weston

Still in Love

Delaney Diamond - 2015
    Now she’s back and forced to spend time with the man she left behind.Cortez Alesini long ago accepted that his music career aided in the demise of his marriage. So he didn’t expect that he and Nadine would spend passionate nights together while she’s back in his country, causing them to question if they gave up too soon. But the reappearance of someone from his past immediately causes friction, and may destroy any chance they have at a true reconciliation.

No Reservations

Stephanie Rose - 2020
    But I was. And I did. Thea still owned my thoughts, my dreams, and my heart. I never expected to see her again, much less have to work with her for almost the entire summer.Every minute we're together, the air crackles between us. Everything I still feel for her, that I'll always feel for her, reflects back at me in her gorgeous golden eyes. I should've fought for her years ago, and after how much I hurt her, I probably don't have the right to now. But I can't stop until she's mine again. Author’s note: No Reservations is a continuation of characters from No Vacancy but is a total STANDALONE. It has a broken but lovable and swoon-worthy hero, a sizzling slow burn, and ALL you’d ever want in a second chance summer romance.


Abbie Zanders - 2017
    In addition to a damn good cup of coffee, Amy also serves up a friendly smile and some much-needed sympathy. Amy’s been attracted to Jamie’s All-American good looks and gentlemanly demeanor since the first time she laid eyes on him. She’s all for lending a sympathetic ear from the friend zone, but Amy refuses to be a rebound. She admits she wants more --- when and if he’s ready. After a bit of soul-searching (and some hilarious advice from a trio of middle-aged romance authors), Jamie finally realizes that sometimes, those lemons life gives you can make some pretty sweet lemonade.

Her Wild Ride

Heather Van Fleet - 2019
    I’m a bad dude who’s done bad things. And the sooner she understands that, the better off we’ll be. I’ve just got out of prison and I’m running from my MC, so my step-sister’s best friend has agreed to drive me across the country. Summer’s my ride. That’s all. But she captivates me, and I don’t have a damn clue why. She’s a distraction I can’t afford. Is it because I’ve been told she’s forbidden? Is it because she’s preppy and freakin’ beautiful, so not a part of my world? With every mile of our trip, every spark of connection, she seems to inch closer to me. The temptation is too much to resist. But she has no idea just how dangerous life would be with me. I broke club rules. I betrayed my brothers to save a woman’s life. If the Red Dragons find us we’ll be in trouble. And if I give into my desires, she’ll be in deeper than she realises… This is the first in the Red Dragon MC series featuring an addictive alpha biker. Guaranteed HEA, no cliffhangers and no cheating. Fans of Kristen Ashley, Joanna Wylde and Madeline Sheehan will fall in love.

Surrender in Silk

Susan Mallery - 1997
    But first she had to take on one final mission. She was determined to help the man who had made her into a lethal killing machine -- the man who had also awakened the woman within her . . . But as she rescued Zach Jones from his foreign captors and tried everything in her power to heal the wounds that scarred him, inside and out, she had to accept what she'd been hiding from for years -- that he was what she'd been searching for all along.