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Contract for Marriage by Barbara DeLeo


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Me Tarzan -- You Jane


Camelia Miron Skiba - 2014
    Ella, her 4 year-old daughter, is her whole world.When Jane meets Lucas Oliver, famous cover model, it’s hate at first sight. His playboy persona rubs her the wrong way.Accustomed to every woman fawning over him, Lucas is drawn to the shy, uncompromising single mom and completely melts at the sight of Ella. He is determined to convince Jane that sometimes a second chance can mend a broken heart.

Senderos


Mar Carrión - 2011
    Her life and that of Jesse James Gardner, so far parallel, will give a 90 turn and their paths will cross. What is emerging between them, apart from admiration for the integrity of the other? Together they will discover that life shows you paths you never thought.

The Perfect Guy


M.S. Parker - 2019
    S. Parker's new Filthy Rich Royals series. Regan Elson is a rising Broadway star at the age of just twenty-seven. But it hasn’t been without sacrifices – her social life is practically non-existent with no room for a boyfriend in her busy schedule. A doctor’s visit throws a curveball into her life plan when she learns her window for getting pregnant has shrunk to just a few more years. No time for a romantic relationship, she instead looks for a suitable baby-daddy before the narrow window slams shut forever. But finding the perfect guy is no easy task. All the Prince of Liechtenstein, Bastian Von Brandt, wants to do in life is maintain his reputation of being a celebrity playboy. He jets around the world, enjoying life until an accident changes everything. Fighting the obligation to do what his family and country expect of him, Bastian takes matters into his own hands during a visit to New York. Nothing like a royal scandal to shake things up. Don’t miss The Perfect Guy, a baby-daddy romance with a royal twist by USA Today bestselling author, M. S. Parker.

Wife in Name Only


Hayson Manning - 2013
    Now she runs a successful boutique honeymoon resort. Selling true love is easy. No one needs to know she's married in name only. At least until America’s premier honeymoon magazine wants to publish a feature on her perfect marriage. Now she must convince her estranged husband to rip himself away from plotting corporate takeovers in LA to save her island paradise.Rory agrees to come for forty-eight hours, but only because he needs the positive PR. To his surprise, the wife he finds in Tonga isn’t the same woman he married. Now she’s so much more…When a storm strands Rory in Tonga, will he win back his wife or leave paradise empty-handed?

Washed Up Royal


Kim Karr - 2019
    Which means I have to find a king, to sit alongside my throne, or lose it all.With only the clothes on my back, I head to the land of majestic playboys, where a royal rebel strides right into my life.With his sultry eyes and sinful lips, he turns my world right-side up.The press is calling him washed up.(I think he’s anything but)Gorgeous, sexy, irresistible, and utterly charming, he’s exactly what I’m looking for.Everything is almost too perfect, too easy.Until I discover, this hot-blooded royal has a reason for being here.And it’s more than just me.That thing I said about easy, turns out… Nothing ever is.My royal rebel has a name, it’s Prince Adrien Laurent.My name is Princess Victoria Blanchette.And this is our story.

Simply Sinful


Carly Phillips - 2000
    His latest assignment is to investigate Kayla Luck, to discover if the etiquette school she runs for awkward businessmen is really some kind of escort service. It looks cut-and-dried...until he sets eyes on Kayla. She's smart, but she's also trusting to a fault--and the heat that flares up between them keeps getting in the way of Kane's best intentions. But if Kayla ever suspects his real motives, Kane will be the one who ends up getting burned....

Exquisite Betrayal


A.M. Hargrove - 2013
    The other is to meet her favorite author of romance novels, R.T. Sinclair. What she doesn’t realize is that the sexy green-eyed god she rams into at the airport is the real R.T. When they keep running into each other, she’s shocked, but excited, because the attraction is irresistible.Ryland Thomas Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know his true identity. He’s the author that all women love, but everyone thinks he’s a female. He hides his persona behind the public face of his twin sister, keeping his own a secret. But after meeting the lovely Fallon, his intentions to avoid a relationship come to a screeching halt. She’s put an unwanted kink into his perfectly laid out plans. His unusual reaction surprises him because after a heart-shredding breakup a few years ago, he’s managed to avoid women at all costs. Resisting Fallon becomes more difficult than he imagines. Soon things are spiraling out of control, until a major miscommunication has Fallon walking out of his home and his life. Will Ryland Thomas succeed in losing the woman he loves? Or can he win her back?

Undercover Professor


December Gephart - 2012
    But she didn't plan on falling for Andy Sullivan, a scruffy-yet-attractive man who lives with his mother and is between jobs. These should be deal-breakers, but in other ways Andy is just her type. And there's something intriguing about him…Andy isn't the geeky gamer he claims to be—not by a long shot. But what seemed like a harmless social experiment has put his chances of a relationship with Lucy at risk. Even if she can get past the silly rules she has set for herself, will she ever forgive him for breaking Rule Number One?

Love By Design


Nora Roberts - 1989
    . . Best Laid Plans She was the sexiest thing in a hard hat that architect Cody Johnson had ever seen, but structural engineer Abra Wilson also had a will as strong as a steel girder - and just about as flexible. But Cody had plans for Abra that not even this spirited beauty could resist . . .

Nanny and the Bratva Boss


S.C. Daiko - 2019
     From international bestselling author SC Daiko comes a gripping new standalone romance with all the feels.

Guarded


Kayla White
    She has no desire to do anything other than get wasted enough to forget. ParkerIs she for real?I cannot deal with her bullshit. This woman has no idea what real life is, it is time for a reality check. Not all of us can have everything paid for. Some of us have to work.I would much rather be back in the army. She’s impossible to deal with.But not when she steps closer to me, right into my personal space. I can feel her breath tickling my cheek as she speaks.My heart is thundering, my body shuddering and trembling, there is a stirring inside my underwear that I really need to ignore if I have any hope of getting through this with any intact dignity. HannahI hate this guy. Why can’t he go? Why does my dad think I need a guard?Hot blood boils around by body, my temper is burning from the top of my head to my little toes.How dare my dad do this to me?If I am going to win this, I would have to throw all images of his body right out of my brain. I will focus on his horrible personality instead.This wouldn’t be too difficult, would it?Guards don’t hook up with rich chicks. But not Parker - he finds himself tumbling into an abyss. Once he’s in, there might not be a way out again.*This is a full-length, standalone bodyguard romance. No cheating or cliffhangers, and a Happily Ever After is guaranteed! It includes bonus content that starts at 70% of the book.*

Some Girls Do It: Limited Edition Boxset


May Sage - 2017
    Read about three badass ladies and the silly alpha males who think they can manage them. Each book is a standalone novella. Scrooge McFuck Piper Stone’s hunky, rude, entitled, Scrooge of a boss is pushing her buttons every day, but he’s taken it too far, this time. Saying she couldn’t take the holidays off was one thing; preventing her to go home to her sick child? Not happening. She has zero regrets when she resigns. Bennet McFinnley can’t believe his annoyingly perfect personal assistant has actually resigned from her cushy, highly paid position, and he intends to tell her exactly what he thinks about it. But when he gets to her place, he comes to realize he might not know Piper as well as he thought he had. Bring on the Psychobitch Lucy is a perfectly reasonable person, up until she isn’t. She bottles up incidents, willing to forgive and forget, but when someone crosses the line, she becomes what her friends have affectionately called The Psychobitch. There’s one person who has it coming; from their very first meeting, Trick Johnson, CFO of Harris Toys, has been a contemptuous ass to her, but she held her tongue… Until her boss asks her to work with him for a month. Trick has a huge problem. He has a life plan – a simple, straightforward plan – and the gorgeous ball-buster his best friend employs isn’t part of it in any way, shape or form. He’s managed to keep her out of sight and mostly out of mind quite successfully… Until Carter Harris makes them work together. Them Back Dimples Cali believed she was done with men - after what the last one has done to her, she has zero reasons to want to open her heart or her legs ever again. Then he happened. Wren Richards, genius with a scalpel in his hands, charming when holding a flute of champagne, is a mess outside of the public eye, and he knows it. He’s quite happy living in chaos, but when his friends ask him to take on a cute young woman who needs a break as a housekeeper, he takes the plunge. Everything should be alright - as long as he remembers to wear pants when she’s around.

8 Weeks


Bethany Lopez - 2014
    Despite everyone saying the odds were against them, they got married after graduation and built a life together. Now, six years later, she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, her first instinct is to call it quits…After a drunken binge at his best friends’ bachelor party, Cal betrays the one person who has always been there for him, his wife, Shelly. Terrified and realizing she might divorce him, Cal must come up with a way to prove to her that his love is true… Cal asks Shelly for eight weeks. Eight weeks to convince her that their marriage is worth the fight. Will Shelly be able to trust him again, or will their marriage end the way many others do when faced with opposition… In divorce?8 Weeks is book 1 in the Time for Love series, but can be read as a stand alone."8 Weeks was an emotionally gripping read. Seeing this couple fight to keep their relationship alive made me believe in true love, forgiveness and hope." ~ The Autumn Review"A beautifully written love story about betrayal, redemption, and discovering that love really does conquer all.' ~ Tyhada Reads"8 Weeks is an amazing story of how one night can change a persons life. For Cal, Shelly is all he has ever wanted and needed and when he does something to jeopardize their marriage he will have 8 weeks to prove to Shelly that their love is real. Cal is on the road to redemption but will Shelly forgive Cal?" Tee at A Diary of a Book AddictSeries Reading Order:1 Night - Prequel Short8 Weeks21 Days42 Hours 15 Minutes 10 Years3 Seconds7 MonthsFor Eternity - NovellaNight & Day - Novella

The First Time We Met


Jo Lovett - 2020
    Too bad Sam’s getting married. Today.Nearly a year later, Izzy still can’t stop thinking about Sam, the one that got away, but she knows it’s time to move on: he’s a married man and probably wouldn’t recognise her if he passed her on the street.But Sam has never forgotten Izzy, the funny, gorgeous woman who asked him out on his wedding day. If the timing had only been better, he knows they could have had something wonderful.When Izzy and Sam’s paths finally cross again, everything has changed. But with the Atlantic Ocean and decades of baggage between them, they are about to find out whether some obstacles are too big for even true love to overcome.An unforgettable love story about what happens when the stars finally align. Fans of One Day in December, The Day We Met and Jojo Moyes will fall head over heels for The First Time We Met.

Good On Paper


Jennifer Millikin - 2019
    She did what she was supposed to do: graduate college and marry her handsome, popular college sweetheart. With the ink still drying on their divorce papers, Natalie tries to move on from an ending she thought would be happy. When she feels a spark with her stubborn, charming best friend Aidan Costa, Natalie's life becomes even more unrecognizable. Aidan has been her best friend for years, stood beside her when she got married, and has a notorious aversion to relationships. As confusion and denial overwhelm them, their spark grows. Held back by a secret he has been keeping his whole life, Aidan decides to ignore his feelings for Natalie. Natalie's discovery of his secret pushes them past the boundaries they've carefully constructed around their friendship. For Natalie, this could be a second chance at her happily ever after. But when a person from Aidan's past reappears, everything he has built with Natalie is threatened.