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Fire & Ice


Jessica Prince - 2016
    Fool her once, shame on you. Fool her twice, and they’ll have trouble finding your body. She used to dream of white picket fences and happily-ever-afters, but now she lives in the real world. As the saying goes, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” especially when that woman is a redheaded spitfire.Griffin Locklaine always viewed commitment as a four letter word. He was clear about what he wanted from the start and made no apologies for it. He didn't care if he came off cold as ice. He lived for his job, his family, and his friends. He had no desire for a relationship. That was, until he saw the once-young-and-scrawny Pepper all grown up.They’re like oil and water, fire and ice. A volatile combination that should never work together. Unfortunately, fate has other ideas. A spark like theirs left ignored has a tendency to burn out of control, leaving everyone to wonder who will be left standing when it finally explodes. Only one thing is certain. When they finally come together, it’s going to be epic.**Fire & Ice is Griffin and Pepper's story. It is book 1 in a spin off series for characters introduced in Love Hate Relationship. It is recommended you read Love Hate Relationship first**

Slave to Love


Julie A. Richman - 2016
    Big Shot CEO grabbed my ass in a business meeting. My boss just loaned me out to this guy.Now, we’re working on a major project together. And our chemistry is dangerous.Combustible.If I allow it to ignite, I’ll risk losing that promotion. Worse, what if I lose myself in him?IF A WOMAN HAS AN AFFAIR AT WORK, SHE'S A SLUT.From the moment I saw her I knew she was trouble.It was the combination of her fresh face, smart mouth and nipples that seemed to know my name.This woman could satisfy my needs both in the boardroom and the bedroom.But there was more to it than that.I wanted her.Really wanted her.And I was in the position to change the course of her life.But I’ve got secrets, secrets that could destroy her.And either make her mine or drive her away forever.This is a STAND ALONE novel.

Mr. Grumpy Boss


Lindsey Hart - 2020
    Grumps came back with more orders.And no, they were not orders about reformatting his documents for the nth time.If I wanted to keep my job, I had to pretend.Pretend not to hate him.Pretend to be head over heels in love with him.Pretend to be his girlfriend.Hell, the devil really knows how to strike his bargain.Now, I had to choose.Which one would be worst?Losing my hard-earned job or inviting the Devil into my life as my "boyfriend"?SIZZLING NEW SERIES READY TO LIT YOUR LADY BITS LIKE A HOT BLAZING INFERNO! Each book in this series is a standalone and can be read in any order. And don't forget, we are team HEA all the way!

Right Next Door


A.J. Pryor - 2015
    The only problem is that he isn’t married to me. . . Addison Peacock has been stuck in the same seaside town her entire life. When her college boyfriend proposes the night before graduation, she can finally see the future she’d always dreamt about. But the sudden illness of her father causes her to put that future on hold, and her soon-to-be husband leaves, with nothing but a promise that one day he’ll return.Now, five years later, he’s kept that promise. There’s only one problem . . . he’s already married. Crushed twice by the same man, Addison needs a distraction, someone to get her back on her feet and mend her broken heart. As luck would have it, Damian Walker has just moved in next door. Having rebuilt his own life after a drunk driver stole his career, his heart . . . everything, Damian knows what it’s going to take to get Addison’s life back on track. But he’s not going to be anyone’s rebound. His life is complicated . . . there’s no room for one-night stands. Until Addison knows what she’s looking for, neighbors are all they’ll ever be. One shared wall, two sun-kissed balconies, and a chance at love...a twist of fate. Could the possibility of a future be right next door?

The Casual Rule


A.C. Netzel - 2014
    She has a job she loves in publishing and shares an apartment in the Village with her lifelong best friend, Allie. Following a bad break-up, Julia swears off of men and relationships, until she meets Ben Martin, an up and coming author who is smart, sexy and very easy on the eyes. Fueled by their mutual attraction, close working relationship and fear of relationships, Julia and Ben embark on a purely physical affair, following the Casual Rule. As they bring each other further into their lives, their casual status blurs. Can she keep sex and love separate or will feelings take hold and Julia get her heart broken again?A little sweet, a little smutty, a little snarky.Recommended for readers 18+ due to sexual references and sex scenes**CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE***

Queen of the Universe


Geralyn Corcillo - 2015
    But then Arlen Black walks into her office and he is PERFECT for the part. One problem, though. He's not an actor there to audition. Nope. He's the handyman Lola hired to renovate her historic Hollywood house.No problem. Lola gleefully offers him the dream job of a lifetime. No dice--the stoic recluse in a tool belt wants nothing to do with Lola and her show. But Lola doesn't give up. She goes after Arlen using every trick she can think of, but her Hollywood machinations just bounce right off him.Why can't she get a bead on this guy?A scrambling Lola is about to get the ax when Arlen surprises her socks off and signs on to play Sam. She has no idea why he changed his mind, but she doesn't have time to stop and think about it. Not when she has to get him camera-ready, suppress her totally unprofessional attraction to him, and hide from the studio exec, her million-dollar leading lady, and the world at large that her ace-in-the-hole leading man is really just her sexy handyman.The stellar pilot garners media accolades, causing Hollywood gossip to sink its claws into Arlen. When one paparazzi photo threatens to destroy everything he holds dear, Lola finally understands why he upended his life to do the show and save her career. Now she's got to move heaven and Earth not to save the show ... but to save Arlen.

Faking It with the Frenemy


Nadia Lee - 2020
    A hot billionaire single dad next door. His demon cat.I have two goals in life:1. Earn my five-year anniversary bonus--worth $500k--from my eccentric boss by never failing in any task he gives me.2. Never think about my past, and most especially not about Wyatt Westland, the high school sweetheart who betrayed me and broke my heart.Everything's going perfectly until Wyatt pops back in my life--by moving in next door with his adorable daughter and demon cat. He's a billionaire tech genius now and friends with my boss's family. To make matters worse, he's bigger, sexier and makes me tingle in places I didn't know could tingle.When my boss asks me to find Wyatt a date to his ex-wife's wedding, I want to refuse. But I'll be damned if I'm losing out on $500k when I'm so close to earning it.The problem? Wyatt keeps walking out on the women I set him up with. On purpose no doubt, because he knows what's at stake for me.So fine. I'll be his date. How hard can it be to fake it for just one day, even if every moment reminds me of all the ways I fell for him the first time?Faking It with the Frenemy is a second chance, lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers reunion romance with a billionaire single-dad hero who was the heroine's first love, a cat that wants to be a queen, a dog that loves what the cat brings every morning, and a wild party with certain very inappropriately named treats from Japan.

Life in a Rut, Love Not Included


J.D. Hollyfield - 2014
    When Sarah Sullivan’s perfect life blows up in front of her, she finds herself crawling back to the one place she never saw herself returning: Home.At thirty-one, Sarah had it all. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When all that is taken away from her, she is left heartbroken and angry and desperate enough to let her life swallow her whole…for a while.Fending off love and the pursuit of happiness completely, Sarah vows to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She creates a list of goals for herself—starting with a much needed shower—and constructs a plan to dig herself out of her rut. What she doesn’t plan for is meeting the arrogant new employee her parents have hired to work on an addition to their home. Enter Jack Calloway, the handsome, charming, lickable foreman with an insatiable effect on Sarah’s girly parts.Jack accepts the job, but gets more than he bargained for. Unable to ignore his racing hormones—and calm his temper—over the obnoxious woman who clouds his judgment, Jack pulls her in and steals her heart until she finally surrenders. But is he up for the challenge of picking up the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart? Can he carry her out of her rut?

The Three Kiss Clause


Christopher Harlan - 2019
    Oh, and he happened to be a partner at the publishing company I was trying to get signed to. My book—“Fu*#$@Boys”—about how men are selfish, sex-crazed pigs—was one vote away from being published—his vote. But not only did he hate my book, he asked me a question that would change things between us forever:“How can you be an expert on men when you’ve never been in a real relationship?”He had a point, but I wasn’t about to let him know. Instead I did what any self-respecting academic would do—I proposed a radical social experiment. Cormac and I would live together for one month as boyfriend and girlfriend. If he could change my mind about men I’d withdraw my book. If not, he’d agree to publish it.My only condition? No sex, or anything physical, whatsoever.I never thought he’d go for it, but I guess I was wrong about him, in more ways than one. Don’t get me wrong, I hate Cormac Delaney, even if he is easy on the eyes. . .fine, he’s good looking. . .alright, he’s hot as hell, but still! To do this I’m going to have to remind myself of a few things: we’re only an experiment, nothing more. He’s not the most gorgeous man I’ve ever seen in my life, he absolutely does not have a body that makes me tingle in all the right places, and I’m never, under any circumstances, going to let myself fall for him. . .Right?

Permanent


Kim Carmichael - 2013
    With all her checks finally in balance, she moves to California to start a new life free of her embarrassing past she never wants revealed. As Hollywood's hottest tattoo artist, Shane Elliott thrives on standing out. Charismatic and free of commitments, he travels through life with a wink and a smile, hiding the letters he receives from the IRS as if they don't exist. Now with bills to pay and tax collectors breathing down his back, for the first time in his life Shane can't charm his way out of his situation. However, when his new neighbor literally falls into his life, he knows he has struck gold once again. Though Lindsay tries to keep her distance, she suddenly finds herself trying to hide her true self as she thrust into a world she doesn't think she belongs, but can't resist. In his good-time life, Shane must discover there is more to life than a party if he wants something more. With their lives intertwined, the two must learn accept each other, themselves and their love. Worlds collide as they decide what is truly permanent. Permanent is the first book in the Indelibly Marked Series that follows the lives and loves of those surrounding Permanent Tattoo.

Here's to Tomorrow


Teagan Hunter - 2015
    He’s funny, hot in that panty-melting sort of way—exactly the type of guy I’d crawl between the sheets with.Only problem? He’s looking to settle down, and I’m not.I have big plans to leave this town behind. The last thing I should do is get tangled up with a guy like him.So please explain to me why the moment he looks at me from under the hood of my car, the sarcastic replies on my lips come out sounding sweeter. Why does he make me want to settle down, right here…with him? He’s not what I wanted.But maybe he’s what I need…Here's to Forever, a follow-up novella, is available now!

Friends with Benefits


R.L. Kenderson - 2017
    Luke was a player back then, and Elise had always prided herself on not being another notch on his bedpost.Luke is still gorgeous though, and he knows it. And he checks all her boxes—intelligent and sexy with muscles and a hard body.Following a night of beer and shots, her resistance runs out, and he finally does check her box. And Elise knows that it can never happen again.Luke had always thought of Elise as the pretty girl that was friends with his roommate’s girlfriend, but now she’s all grown up. When their night of passion rocks Luke’s world he realizes he must have her again.The two enter a friends-with-benefits relationship with the agreement that they’re just going to have fun. But all that changes when Luke steps in to help Elise, and now the player she avoided is the person she doesn’t want to live without.

Dishing Up Love


K.D. Robichaux - 2020
    Years ago, she swore off men after receiving devastating news, news that proved her fiancé didn’t care about the rule “in sickness and in health.” It also proved he didn’t really care about her. Good riddance, who needs a man anyway? Not her. Not ever again. Or so she thought, until she literally runs into a certain world-renowned chef who looks at her like she might be his next four-course meal. Chef Curtis Rockwell, host of the award-winning Chef To Go, never knows who the next participant on his show will be. State to state, city to city, he scours grocery store aisles each episode, looking for the perfect stranger to go home with so he can teach them how to cook a gourmet meal. It’s always been just a part of his job, a job he loves but still a job… Then he spots her. The perfect participant. The perfect woman. A woman not even his dreams could have conjured up. Now, all he has to do is prove the heat between them won’t just sizzle out like yesterday’s flambé.

Have Gown, Will Wed


Killian McRae - 2013
    Rosalind Betters embraced that philosophy, pursuing her career and little else. But when her last single friend, Kamakshi, announces her engagement in of all things, an arranged marriage, Rosalind reevaluates the merits of matrimony. In her typical gung ho fashion, she names a date, books a venue, hires a caterer, and picks out a dress, all before finding a groom. Taking a lesson from Kamakshi and too busy to do otherwise, Rosalind hires San Francisco's best headhunter, Xavier Hommes, to find her better half for her. At first, Xavier thinks Rosalind is one of those eccentric personalities for which the city is famous. As he comes to know her, however, Xavier finds himself hating his task for reasons he never would have suspected. If Rosalind really wants a man who will make her happy, she need look no further. As W-Day approaches and Rosalind starts falling for someone Xavier himself headhunted, he walks the line between professionalism and passion, trying to decide if competing to become Mr. Betters is worth the risk to his commission, his reputation, and Rosalind's happiness.

Flirty


J.B. Heller - 2020
    So, when my girlfriends suggest something completely insane in an attempt to improve my self-esteem, I figure, why not. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen, right?I turn my room into an online fantasy world while hiding my identity behind a sexy maid’s outfit and a pretty mask. And it works. It gives me the armor I need to fend off my mother and sister’s condescending remarks.Everything was going great…until my gorgeous neighbor who I’ve been secretly pining over recognizes me on one of my live feeds.After a completely humiliating confrontation, I make it my life’s mission to avoid him at all cost. Which is near impossible since we live in the same building—that, and the fact that he’s determined to hunt me down...