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Fire and Ice by A.M. Hartnett
Out of Her Dreams
Fran Lee - 2009
Her fans adore her. She's making excellent money. All by writing about a man she dreamed up many years ago. Her hero is handsome, virile, sexy, strong, sensitive and a complete gentleman. He's a hot-headed, sex-on-the-hoof pro wrestler. He has a reputation for being the hottest, nastiest man on the mats. The fact that his face and body are plastered all over a bunch of mushy romance novels written by a woman with a death wish doesn't sit well on those massive shoulders. His agent's demanding monetary retribution from the woman who's dared to use his image on her covers but he has another form of retribution in mind...and it has nothing to do with money. She was his the moment he touched her. He came out of her dreams to claim her, and she wants every hot, throbbing inch of that delicious man. He wants her, naked, at his mercy. One hot, orgasmic night wasn't nearly enough. She ran...but he'll find her.
Ask Me Again
Gina L. Maxwell - 2016
Now she's at the center of the dreaded gossip mill, missing the city, and bartending at the local Irish pub so she can make enough money to put small town life in her rearview mirror once and for all.The last thing Tony DiAngelo expects to see when he walks into Paddy's, is the girl he'd crushed on since they were kids. She may have friend-zoned him back then, but he isn't the scrawny, timid guy from high school anymore, and he'll be damned if he doesn't take his shot with her, even if it means agreeing to her temporary friends-with-benefits proposal. As the days go from sunny to scorching, so do things between Trish and Tony, and the hotter things get, the harder they fall. But staying was never part of her plan and when Tony makes a proposal of his own, Trish's feelings are too complicated for a one-word answer.Now she has to decide whether she can trust her heart enough to trade her big city life for the small town love she never saw coming.*Based on true events of a real-life love story.
The Goalie's Girl
Lena Little - 2021
It’s my identity. But for the first time in my life that protective streak extends outside a hockey rink. Because the second she walks through the stadium doors she’s mine. All I can think of, all I want to do, is wrap up this little girl in my arms and shield her from the dangers of the cold, harsh world. My game might not be up to par lately, but suddenly that slump I’m mired in doesn’t seem to matter.All that matters is her and keeping her safe. Making her mine. It’s as if the rest of the world doesn’t even exist, as if she’s the sun in a sea of clouds. She’s a special snowflake all right, the most special in all of eternity. And she will be mine. This is a short, steamy "daddy-lite" romance with some daddy elements, but it is not a spot on ddlg story. No OM / OW drama and no cliffhangers. Always a sweet HEA.
Brother's Best Friend
Flora Ferrari - 2018
But he only sees me as his best friend’s sister leaving me to only see him on the posters I have hanging on my dorm room wall. I thought going across country would result in a little college romance and my very first time, but I’ve found these sophomoric coeds completely lacking. Xavier My best friend’s little sister is the only woman I’ve ever had eyes for, but her brother tells me she’s not into this whole older man younger woman romance thing, but somehow I’m not convinced. Leah I can’t believe what my brother did! The nerve. When his best friend and I set things straight it leads us straight to the bedroom, but only for one night. My brother kept a secret from me for years, but suddenly I find out I’m carrying a secret of my own. Now I’m the one forced to choose what to reveal and what to keep a secret. Can I really keep this secret baby secret? *Brother's Best Friend is an insta-everything standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
River Laurent - 2017
One of only two residents left in an entire building block in Lower Manhattan. A developer has managed to buy out everyone else except me and the manwhore in the apartment next door. I say manwhore because: 1. He's the hottest thing I've seen on two legs. (it shouldn't be a reason but it kinda explains reason number two) 2. The screams of ecstasy coming from his apartment on a regular basis. On the day I find out my boyfriend is a worthless, low-life cheating jerk, I get too drunk too care with my bestie and manage to lock myself out of my apartment. Then...I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but I accidentally/purposely kissed the manwhore. Turns out, sex on legs, six-foot and four inches of hard muscle is a hot-shot businessman who's used to getting what he wants, but I'm not going there. No way. He's not going to make me scream. He's not getting into my bed, or my heart. Even if he is so outrageously irresistible...and he’s somehow become my fake boyfriend!
Knocked Up by Her Brother's Enemy
Penny Wylder - 2018
But I still want him. The day I saw Mac washing his car in his driveway, he became my first crush. I was young and naive, but I knew I wanted him. The problem? He was my older brother's rival. So I kept my distance, and though I ached for it, nothing ever happened between us. Years later I've grown up, but my life is a mess. When my big bro let's me stay with him while I get back on my feet, I'm grateful. Then I see Mac washing his car. Somehow he's gotten taller... and hotter. All my feelings come rushing back. Next thing I know he's soaking me with a hose, then offering to take me into his house so I can get out of my wet clothes. His hands are so strong when he undresses me. I didn't just kiss my brother's enemy. I did way, WAY more than that. And the second anyone finds out, I'll lose everything. He's the bad boy next door... and he's ready to show her how much he needs her in his life. Enjoy this fun and steamy romance story!
MINK - 2020
This cute little woman with the big eyes and the sweet words framed me. Now I’m serving a jail sentence thanks to her tricks. But I’m no fool. Layla is clearly a highly trained operator who decided to take me out of the equation. My contract to eliminate Graham Tucker—owner of the Fill-A-Friend stuffed animal chain—hangs by a thread, and I have to get this kill before Layla steals it out from under me. The day I’m released is the day I’ll take my vengeance on that cunning assassin with the innocent eyes. And then I’ll take out Graham Tucker and close my contract with the Brotherhood.LaylaPandacorns are my bestsellers. Seriously. I can make a pandacorn, post it on Etsy, and it’s gone within an hour. Working at Fill-A-Friend pays the bills so I can work on my real passion—one-of-a-kind stuffies that have my own personal flair. But Fill-A-Friend can be demanding and sometimes intense, especially since I’m accident prone (one time I left the cotton stuffing machine on. Whoops.) Or like that time when I got rid of a bunch of ugly stuffed dogs and some random guy stole them and went to jail over it. Yikes. Anyway, things are going okay until Kent shows up in my life. And then they get so much better. He’s kind, caring, and supportive of my stuffie-making. The only issue is that he says weird stuff about “our line of work” when we don’t even do the same thing, but he’s handsome and amazing, so I don’t mind. In fact, I think I’m falling for him.My stuffie business and my personal life are headed in the right direction . . . Until Mr. Tucker comes to inspect the store and things go terribly, horribly wrong.
In Skates Trouble
Kate Meader - 2017
. .Addison Williams isn't looking for romance, but when she encounters an eavesdropping stranger on an adjoining hotel balcony, she figures she's due a little fun. She just hadn't reckoned on the "fun" escalating so quickly to "out of control." One minute she's flirting with a whiskey-graveled voice in the dark, the next that same voice is telling her to do things. Hot, wicked things.Cup-winning hockey player Ford "Killer" Callaghan can't believe he let the anonymous woman who blew his mind slip away into the night. He'll track her down because once could never be enough—even if discovering her identity places her strictly out of bounds.Stolen kisses. Secret hook-ups. Deliciously forbidden in every way. Can a passion that started in the dark find a lifetime of love in the light?Originally published in Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology, this sexy prequel to the Chicago Rebels hockey series features an older, curvy woman, a younger, driven hero, and a happily-ever-after you'll swoon over.
Playing To Win: An Elite Athlete Sport Romance Anthology
Mignon Mykel - 2020
As they play alongside one another in the summer couple’s volleyball league, the stakes are high—each win has a fun, and eventually sexy, incentive. Can the final winning bracket include love?Making the Leap by Aubree ValentineFrom the outside she looks like a high-society princess. He's no more than the family's ranch hand. But that's not the reason they're bad for each other, nor is it the reason they've held back. Can they get past all the reasons why they couldn't work out, and accept the real reason why they can?Long Shot by Jennifer BondsWes Kaplan is rich, entitled, and a total pain in my ass. Worse? He’s hot AF, persistent as hell, and totally off-limits. Because in a town where gossip spreads faster than pollen on the wind, the only thing worse than hooking up with your uptight boss’s son is falling for him.Personal Foul by Brooke O’BrienWhat will happen when the smooth-talking and irresistible basketball recruit sets his sights on the head coach's daughter? The risks are high with the heat of their sexual tension mounting. Giving in to their desires is one personal foul neither of them can back down from.Throw Like a Girl by Tina GallagherAfter knowing each other for years, Penny Montgomery and Kenny Hanover enjoyed a mild flirtation but didn’t move things beyond that. Besides the fact he’d been warned away by her overprotective big brother, she was only in town for a short visit before heading out to join the Olympic Softball Team, and Kenny wanted more than a fling. When the Olympics are canceled months later, Penny takes a well-deserved vacation at the beach and finds Kenny in town for a friend’s wedding. Still drawn to him, Penny wants to explore their attraction, she just needs to figure out how to convince him to do the same.Double Contact by Christy PastoreAs a professional baseball player, women have never been a challenge. Until I met her. Brunette. Beautiful. Vivacious. Just as I’m ready to take my shot, my teammate jock blocks me. Turns out he saw her first. That was two years ago. As luck would have it, our paths crossed again, and this time, I don’t waste a second. I want my chance.Fierce Fighter by Victoria PinderStone Steel only has one shot to success. Wrestling. He’ll prove it in the Olympics that he’s the best. But he takes time off his training to go to his cousin’s wedding. He hadn’t expected Vanessa, his ex, to be a bridesmaid. Vanessa hopes to avoid Stone at the wedding. She never told him when he left town, she was pregnant. However weddings are intimate and Vanessa and Stone’s chemistry is off the charts. But if she tells him her secret, she’s worried he’ll never forgive her. Can she take a chance on him, this time?
The Bad Boy of Bluebonnet
Jessica Clare - 2014
The only problem? It’s haunted, and she’s got no one to call when things go bump in the night.Enter Jericho Lozada. He’s tall, sexy, mohawked, and good with his hands. He’s also not scared of Em’s ghost. And just when Em decides that she needs a man in her life with lots and lots of tattoos…her ex shows up again.Now Emily has to figure out if she wants to keep a hold on the ghosts of her past…or look into a future with Jericho. But does Jericho even want a future with her?This novella contains a Harley, a hero with a mohawk, and not a single paranormal event. Promise!
Her Stand-In Boyfriend
Kelly Jamieson - 2015
For special occasions, she has her Stand-In Boyfriend, Mac Northrop. Mac offers (almost) all the perks of a real boyfriend—furniture assembly, a date to big events, and someone to cook for. But they've never been “with benefits”…until one wickedly hot night crosses the line.Mac's been in love with Lexi for ages. He knows he should probably end it, but dammit, he just can't. When things get deliciously down and dirty, Mac is certain that he's made the leap out of the friend zone…until Lexi decides she wants to remain friends. With benefits.What Lexi doesn't know is that she's running out of time. And if she won't promote Mac to Real Boyfriend, she might just lose her Stand-In Boyfriend to someone else…
Out of Her League
Samantha Wayland - 2015
Lachlan knows perfectly well he’s a social disaster and works hard to humiliate himself as infrequently as possible. Then Michaela Price, the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on, moves to town, and she needs a friend. Michaela knows she’s no prize. As a nationally-known disgrace, she’s pretty used to being stared at and having to chase photographers off the neighbors' roofs. She wouldn’t wish her life on anyone, and certainly has no intention of inflicting herself on poor Lachlan Morrison, who literally cannot speak in her presence. But then, going back to school isn’t what she expected. It turns out her new life is just as lonely as the old version, and she only knows one person in town.
Breaking the Ice
T. Torrest - 2014
Zachary McAllister's entire life revolves around hockey and sex, in that order. When a career-ending injury changes everything, he’s left mourning the life that could have been. Now the owner of a rundown local pub, the ex-NHL star finds himself grappling with his "ordinary" existence, trying to come to terms with a very uncertain future. His former team is on track to win the 2003 Stanley Cup Championship without him, and preparations are being made for a victory party at the bar. Enter Avery Brooks. She’s the straitlaced event planner hired to arrange the party, thanks to her father's connections. Her father who just happens to be the General Manager for the NJ Devils… and the guy who handed Zac his walking papers four years ago. Suddenly, Avery finds herself face-to-face with her teenage crush. The two had a minor flirtation going on back in the day, when Zac was just an arrogant, womanizing rookie and Avery was a naive, starry-eyed fan. Their chemistry is undeniable, but both are completely different people than they were all those years ago. In order for this fiery Devil to melt the heart of an ice princess, Zac will need to up his game. All he needs to do is relearn everything he ever thought he knew about how to play. Breaking the Ice was written based on the input and suggestions from readers. From the characters’ names to their occupations to the years this story takes place, the entirety of this narrative has been created by (and for) readers like you. ***This book is intended for readers 18+ due to some offensive language, underage drinking, and graphic sex/sexual situations*** READ WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR: Sweet, inspiring, a little funny, a little angsty, a little sexy
Dirty Fake Fiancé
Sky Corgan - 2018
A wedding on a yacht. And one fake fiancée. I love my sister and will do anything for her. But when I arrive to board her wedding cruise and she tells me my ex is going to be there, I know I need to take drastic action. I can’t spend three days alone on a boat with that psychotic, traitorous woman. But a red-haired, oval-eyed beauty boarding the ship catches my eye. Perfection. Just what I need. I make her an offer she can’t refuse. She accepts my proposal and my money. Three days should have been the end of it. But I don’t want our relationship to be fake. Not after getting to know her and the connection we share. It started out because of my crazy ex, but now, I need her in my life permanently. I want to make my fake fiancée the real thing. This is a standalone novella with an HEA ending.
Jessa Kane - 2021
Considering I have plans to make her my wife, I have a serious objection to that rule. Unfortunately, my future wife is as stubborn as she is beautiful and if I want her forever, I’ll have to get creative. Her father is my new coach, but that’s not going to stop me, either. If he wants a championship, he’ll give me Greta first.