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Cowboy Billionaire's Fake Relationship: Romance in Hope Springs
Bethany Rose - 2019
Ethan Ethan never thought he’d end up back in Hope Springs. But his granddaddy passed away and left Ethan everything, including the family ranch. There’s a catch – Ethan must find a wife within thirty days, or he’ll lose his childhood home. Ethan doesn’t put much stock in love, and he doesn’t plan on finding it any time soon. That leaves one option. A deal with his old high school crush, who might need help even more than he does. Izzy Izzy has never felt more alone. Thirty-one years old and back under her parent’s roof, Izzy needs a miracle to turn her life around. Hope Springs, the home town she couldn’t wait to get away from, seems unlikely to offer it. That is, until a handsome cowboy walks through the front door of the diner where she waits tables. It’s Ethan, her high school crush, and he needs her help. But helping him might mean opening herself up to the love she swore she’d never let in again. Their engagement might be fake, but their second chance is all real.
S.L. Sterling - 2020
I had no social life.Somehow I had become so predictable after my last relationship ended, that the cashier at the local food mart already had my favorite wine bagged and waiting for me behind the counter when I walked in on Friday afternoon. I needed to get away, from everything. So when my best friend, Addie, called up and offered me a FREE weekend getaway, how could I say no. Promises of a quiet weekend with a good book, warm fires, and flannel pajamas? Yes, please!AustinIt had been eighteen months. Eighteen months, since I had lost my wife in a car accident and learned that our marriage had been nothing but one big lie. I’d done nothing but work and mope around my sister’s house, so when she told me to take her cabin for the weekend. Time alone, surrounded by nature and the fresh cold mountain air was exactly what I’d been needing.However, my plans of being alone in the wilderness quickly vanished when I walked through the doors of the cabin and found my sister’s best friend drunk and half-naked on the floor of the very same cabin.I’d hidden my crush on her for years. Perhaps, not well enough. After all, Addie must have set this up. The weekend was about to get a lot more interesting. From USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling comes this friends to lovers romance that will warm your heart on a cold winters night.
The Sand Dollar
Maggie Christensen - 2014
What she doesn’t bargain for is to uncover the secret of her adoption at birth and her Native American heritage. This revelation sees her embark on a journey of self-discovery such as she’d never envisaged. Moving between Australia’s Sunshine Coast and the Oregon Coast, The Sand Dollar is a story of new beginnings, of a woman whose life is suddenly turned upside down, and the reclusive man who helps her solve the puzzle of her past.
Helen Pollard - 2015
The demands of work and a manipulative ex-girlfriend mean he doesn't have the time or energy for romance, but Laura is a distraction he finds hard to ignore. As they negotiate a minefield of misunderstandings and mutual attraction, will they both continue to hold back? Or will they finally allow love into their lives?
12 Days to Love
Lisa Swinton - 2017
Lily is free. Free from home. Free from work and everything she built the last eight years. And she’s scared to death. With her half of the Etsy business sold, Lily is persuaded by Maddie to take advantage of her windfall and go on a cruise around Italy, explore new possibilities, and meet new people, especially the male kind. Feeling as unstable as the waves rolling beneath the ship, Lily is reluctant to agree to a romantic flirtation, even with a man as intriguing as Zander. The cruise is supposed to be a fresh start for Zander and an opportunity to expand his freelance photography business. It also marks the one year anniversary of his fiancé’s death. All he’s interested in gaining from the experience is a larger portfolio, but finds himself irresistibly drawn to Lily, who looks nearly as lost as he feels. A cruise ship romance couldn’t possibly last, and yet how can Lily and Zander resist falling in love in the most romantic country on earth?
The Billionaire's Marriage Promise (Clean Billionaire Fake Marriage Romance Series Book 3)
Melody Archer - 2019
He’s got it all... except for the one thing he wants most: Walker's Island. There's only one problem: Great Grandfather's will stipulates he must marry by his 27th birthday to receive his inheritance. He only has 6 weeks until the deadline. Rory Shepard grew up on Walker's Island. For so long she's been alone with only her three aunts except for summers spent with her childhood friend, Gabe Stevenson. Now she's running scared. Someone has gone to great lengths to bring fear to their normally safe Island. Rory is desperate for help. Will being forced together tear Gabe and Rory apart, or will it instead throw them towards true love? If you like strong but wounded heroes and feisty but scarred heroines, you'll adore this love story. This is a marriage-of-convenience, second chance sweet romance with a happily ever after that's sure to make you fall in love all over again!
Behind Closed Doors
A.L. Smith - 2015
Choosing significantly different paths, they struggle to deal with the psychological effects of abuse. The three are eventually driven apart and they transition into womanhood carrying a secret that would influence their lives and threaten to destroy their family. Through a series of unlikely circumstances, the three are reunited. The meeting would ultimately set the stage for atonement.
Seducing the Billionaire Boss
Melanie Shawn - 2021
Make that the world. I worked hard to get this job, going above and beyond at every turn, making myself invaluable. The obvious choice.It wasn’t for career advancement, though. It’s because I’ve got a secret. I’m not who Mac Mackenzie thinks I am, and I’m on a mission to prove that he’s not who the world thinks he is.All I need is evidence. That’s why I’ve been working so hard to get close to him, so that I would have enough access to gather it.There’s only one problem, though. Now that I know him, I’m starting to think that maybe I have the wrong target. Maybe he’s not the man I thought he was before I met him. That maybe I’m falling for the man I’m finding out he is.I thought working with Mac would be simple, but now that love is involved, things are getting very complicated.Mac MackenzieWhen I promoted Kira Baker to be my “right hand woman,” I knew it was going to be hard to keep my mind on work when she was around. Her chestnut curls, her deep hazel eyes, her curves that go on for days…all of these things are very distracting.But when things heat up between us, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is more than just a physical attraction.And when I find out things about her past that she thought would always stay hidden, I know one thing for certain—I will do anything to protect her.
The Other Half (Door Peninsula Passions, #1)
Katherine Hastings - 2019
With nothing but a hundred dollars, her tiny dog, and a car that should’ve died in the eighties, she heads to the family cabin to prove she’s more than just a pretty face with a trust fund. Local fisherman Jake Alton doesn’t know much about the woman who showed up at the rundown shack next door, other than the fact she’s putting a damper on his solitary and secluded lifestyle. Even though he tries to avoid this intruder to his sanctuary, the beautiful woman proves impossible to ignore. As Cassandra struggles to adapt to her new rustic lifestyle, Jake struggles to keep his wounded heart out of her hands. But even though they try to resist each other, these two opposites do more than attract… they collide. The Other Half is the first romantic comedy in the Door Peninsula Passions series. While each book can be read as a standalone, they will be most enjoyable read in order. Enjoy these light-hearted romances throughout the Door County Peninsula that are filled with laughter, romance, and passion!
Summer Bride (Holiday Brides Book 2)
Shanna Hatfield - 2018
. . Sage Presley loves her job as the receptionist at Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon. She enjoys the residents and their wisdom, even if some of them are more than a little quirky. Determined to ignore the matchmaking efforts of two women at the retirement home, Sage’s sole focus is on raising her brother, Shane. In spite of her best efforts, she can’t help but notice the hunky electrician who continually comes to her rescue.Grateful for the opportunity to open his own electrical business, Justin James moves to Holiday full of plans and dreams. He’s quickly drawn in by the close-knit community, but finds the lack of suitable single women disturbing. Despite himself, his attention is captured by the receptionist at the retirement home where he’s working on a big job. Yet, he can’t begin to understand why two matchmaking octogenarians are intent on forcing him together with the woman he’s convinced is married. A sweet romance novella sprinkled with humor, hope, and the meaning of real love, Summer Bride will warm the hearts of readers while bringing them a smile. Scroll up and order your copy today!
It Started with a Sunset
Meg Easton - 2021
Want to go on an adventure? She’s your gal. Want a serious relationship? She can probably introduce you to someone who does, but it’s not her.Brock McMillan spends his time striving for perfection, being a good older brother, and enjoying his job helping students get college scholarships. Oh, and disagreeing with Summer on pretty much everything that goes on in the office.Not that it’s purposeful. Their ideas are just kind of like their office spaces—Brock’s is minimalist and logical (but Summer will tell you it’s where ideas go to die) and Summer’s is lively, fun, and creative (but Brock will tell you it’s chaotic).They’re unwillingly teamed up to run Aquamoose Tracks together—the big overnight event put on by the Welcome Center at the university where they both work. And even though the event is literally all fun and games (and, okay, a healthy dose of info), neither of them thinks they’ll survive working together so closely.And they definitely never expect to fall in love.
The Day We Met
Ash Keller - 2021
. . for all the wrong reasons.Chuck:My whole life has been building to this moment. I've studied. I've trained. I've paid my dues. And as of this morning, I'm Engine 17's newest recruit.I've been on the clock for two hours…and I'm ready to throw in the towel. What could bring a fully trained firefighter and EMT to the breaking point? Was it a five-alarm blaze? Or a thirty-car pileup on the interstate?Nope.It's a silver maple tree, a black-and-white cat with eerie yellow eyes, and a platinum blonde with more curves than a rolled-up firehose. Alli O'Malley. Don't let her angel face fool you. I wouldn't be surprised if she has tiny devil horns hidden beneath her hair.*An earlier version of this story was published in the Spring into Love charity collection.Fall in love with the men of Engine 17 one novella at a time! Each standalone rom-com features a different fireman and his quest to find the one woman who will set his soul on fire.
Night Games (The Storm Inside Book 6)
Alexis Anne - 2017
Okay, I may be a little cocky too.All I have to do is post a picture of myself shirtless with my cat, Snickers, and the women flock to me.It probably helps that I'm good with my bat and balls.A selfie, a smile, and I have them in bed--but never in a relationship.Until Carrie entered the game. She may not know it, but she owns me. And I'm not letting her go.CARRIEI'm a professional. No, not THAT kind of professional.I'm an orthopedic physician for the St. Pete Mantas and my job is everything.I love the game and I love my players ... but I never fall in love with any of them.Especially not players like Wes. Especially Wes.He thinks life is one big game.One sexy, romantic, and sometimes sweet, game that's left me confused and little bit worried...I may have actually fallen for the ultimate player.I'll have to beat him at his own game if I have any shot at walking away with my heart intact.*A sexy standalone romance set in the world of The Storm Inside
Christmas with a Mountain Man (Rich & Rugged: a Hawkins Brothers Romance #5)
Ellie Hall - 2019
Can the spirit of Christmas bring them together? Francesca Costa is a spontaneous, lively chef who escapes to the mountains to get some space from the demands of her family and job after she loses the lease on her restaurant. She wants to regroup and figure out her next steps. What she doesn’t expect is the bear on the front porch of the family cabin or the bear of a man who comes to her rescue. Rocky Hawkins is a serious, private mountain man who once had it all: a successful hockey career and heir to the Hawkins family fortune. After his father added a stipulation to his will, he and his brothers went their separate ways, breaking the family apart. He escaped to the mountains to live a quiet life. Then a beautiful woman moves in next door. She brings him cookies to say thank you for scaring off a bear. It’s the neighborly thing to do. He only resists because the Costa and Hawkins families are not supposed to like each other. But it’s nearly Christmas. The time of forgiveness, family...and food. She doesn’t want him to be alone and her attempt to reunite them over a meal fails. He just won’t let any sweetness into his life, but he does want her even though she’s not looking for a relationship. They’re not looking for a miracle, but they might just need one. This is book 5 in Rich & Rugged, Hawkins Brothers Romance series. Each book stands alone but reading them in order provides a deeper, richer experience. It is a sweet, “clean and wholesome” romance without swearing or mature content and contains a HEA.
A Keepsake Christmas
Elle Rush - 2021
Bring the spirit of Christmas into your heart with this collection of all new sweet holiday romances set in the popular series of eight bestselling authors.No Matter How Far by Barbara Hinske. Where hidden treasures can hold the key to a heart and offer an unexpected path home...A Lot Like Christmas by Kathryn Cantrell. The place where destiny is the ultimate matchmaker. All you have to do is believe.The Last Cottage on Pinewood Lane by Melissa McClone. Will performing during a Christmas fundraiser bring a former figure-skating star the healing and love that have eluded her? Or will being back under the glaring spotlight only lead to more heartache and regrets?Tinsel and Teacups by Elle Rush. A bubbly barista and a shy, single-father antique dealer must set aside their rivalry to find the best Christmas teacup ever when they are nominated to run the Holiday Beach food bank fundraiser. Will the spirit of Christmas overcome their competitive streaks?Blessings on State Street by Rachael Bloome. Abigail Preston wants nothing more than to skip Christmas this year. But her holiday-free hideout in the quaint, charming town of Blessings Bay comes with a mysterious and unexpected house guest. Can two heartbroken strangers find hope and healing in the most Christmassy town on the coast?One Unforgettable Christmas by Tammy L. Grace. An exhausted ER doctor looking to escape the city. A beach-loving workaholic executive stuck in a snow-covered valley. Will the charm of the town and the magic of the holidays be enough to mend their broken hearts?The Cowboy's Christmas Wish by Kristen Ethridge. Sarah Murdoch knew bringing her daughter, Jamie, halfway across the country to Port Provident, Texas would cause more anxiety than feel-good Christmas memories. But when Jamie bonds with Grant McCray, the owner of Beachcomber Stables, she begins to come out of her shell.I'll Be Home For Christmas by Tess Thompson. High school sweethearts Jennifer and Jack were supposed to be together forever. But Jack's one night mistake tore them apart. Will they have the ultimate second chance at love more than 30 years later? Or is the secret she kept from him too much to forgive? Can the magical spirit of Christmas in Emerson Pass bring forgiveness and healing for these two star-crossed lovers?