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All He Wants For Christmas


Kati Wilde - 2017
    But after taking a bullet in the line of duty almost destroys everything he’s worked for, he’s not in the mood to play nice or to look after some pampered rich girl at her daddy’s request. There’s only one woman he wants by his side…the sweet angel who saved his life. But this Christmas, heaven might be a little closer than one grumpy detective could ever believe… Don’t miss these other fantastic holiday stories! — The Barbarian Before Christmas by Ruby Dixon The Last Christmas Present by Ella Goode Home For Christmas by Alexa Riley All He Wants For Christmas by Kati Wilde

The Morning


London Miller - 2016
     She has it all planned, down to the time presents will be opened, and little Sacha will get his new stuffed penguin, but Lauren knows better than anyone how unpredictable her life can be—and things don’t always go as they should. Join the Volkov Bratva family, and other familiar faces, as they gear up to celebrate the holiday that will be unlike any other they’ve experienced before.

My Hero's Secret Baby


MINK - 2020
    But that changes the moment I see her, my sweetness, being attacked. For once in my life, I step in. Saving her was the best decision I’ve ever made, and I soon realize fate drew me to the right place and the right time to meet Pepper. She’s too innocent for a man like me, but I can’t let her go -- and I don’t. I dote on her and love her. Until she’s taken from me. Her life snuffed out by my enemies. Now, I live to make them pay, and I won’t stop until everyone who had a hand in Pepper’s death is bleeding at my feet. PepperLane saved me. This man with the intense eyes and powerful way about him. He’s my hero, and I can’t believe I’m falling in love. Everything’s perfect until I stray too far one night, and find out exactly what sort of man won my heart. Cruelty and violence -- he’s capable of both, though I know in my heart he’d never harm me. Even so, when I see the chance to escape, I take it. But I’m not alone when I leave him, and my heart is forever drawn back to him, to the man who loves me fully and without reservation. Though he may be a nightmare for those who cross him, he’ll always be my hero.

Lovers's Enemy


Flora Ferrari - 2018
     But when my brother’s best friend, the one who’s been teasing me for years, loses his paralegal and needs a replacement pronto they both look at me. Friends So he wants to play nice now, huh? He’s trying to be all friendly. Well I may be a younger woman, but I’m not falling for any older man tricks, especially not from my brother’s best friend and my mortal enemy. Lovers As Lovers Legal, his law office, heats up things get even hotter between us too. When my brother hears that we’ve settled our enemy status in and out of the courtroom and we’re set to become lovers for life, will he try and convince me this is a case of a naive younger woman falling for an older man only for him to have her dismissed? *Lovers’s Enemy is an insta-everything standalone instalove romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.

#Obsessed


Frankie Love - 2018
    He has a sword of his own ... and looks like he knows how to use it.But make-believe isn't enough for me, I want the real thing. And there's no way I can have that--or can I?Dear Reader,I know I'm not the only one with a celebrity crush!#OBSESSED is my ridiculous fantasy brought to life. I was inspired by a certain movie star who makes me blush an embarrassing amount every time I see him on screen.Who says grown-up women can't have a little fun?Just maybe don't tell my husband, LOL.#noshame #hardcorecrushing #nevertoomuchxo, frankie

The Last Christmas Present


Ella Goode - 2017
     Billionaire Con Romero has hated Christmas for three years. Every whiff of evergreen and every jingle bell reminds him of how much he wants something he can never have.  At age eighteen, Willow Kaplan might be legal, but she's still forbidden.  Although a virgin, Willow has always been more naughty than nice. And more than anything, she wants to belong to Con. Now she just has to convince the stubborn billionaire that she's the best Christmas present he will ever receive.

Parting Glass


Dani Wyatt - 2018
    In that second, the truth of our family legend hit me like a brick to the forehead.Since I was a little boy my father and grandfather told me in this world there is one woman for me. Seems my lack of interest in any other females before today was more than my ridiculously high standards.Our first time will be together, but I won't take her until she's completely mine. Even if I have to drag her kicking and screaming down the aisle. Only, I screwed up. I didn't tell her the truth and I may have just lost the best thing that's ever happened to me.Author note: If you like a little Irish Whiskey mixed in with your double virgin fantasy, then belly up to the bar here's a lucky charm for you. These two will melt your hearts and steam your cabbage. Safe, steamy and full of happily ever as always.

Enchanting


Sarah Curtis - 2017
    At least not for herself. Max Vicente was determined to change her mind. After all, some fairy tales really do come true. This 20k word novella is part of the Alluring series but can be read as a standalone. ***Beware*** This is insta-love with an OTT nod to Cinderella. It's meant to be slightly unbelievable but 100% fun. Due to sex and language, it is recommended for persons over 18.

Primed


Lena Lucas - 2020
    devoured it.
Z was jealous, pushing that emotion so deep no man ever dared even look at me when he was near.
And the way he touched me, licked me, nuzzled my neck as he scented me, made me feel like I slept beside a predator, one who claimed me irrevocably until I knew there would never be anyone else for me. He was all man, but I swore he housed an inner ruthless animal deep within.
I was Z’s.
He was mine.
And if this was what drowning felt like, I never wanted to reach the surface.
Lena’s note: This one is a fast, down and dirty story that lets you know exactly where it’s going… if you know what I mean. No drama of any kind to get in the way of the juicy bits (pun intended). Just a good old-fashioned smut-fest with a HEA! Enjoy.

Hooked


Christina Phillips - 2017
    I'm not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it's crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we're all alone and I can't get enough of her.

I don't do forever, but she's hooked me so bad I don't ever want to let her go. Except there's no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won't live in hers...

The Sheikh's Tenacious Lover


Leslie North - 2015
     After discovering her fiancé cheating just before the wedding, she’s determined to make the most of what would have been her honeymoon at a luxury hotel. A little escape is just what she needs to try to put the past behind her. But a chance encounter with a tall, dark and handsome stranger at the hotel pool leaves her feeling flustered. At first she’s put off by his arrogant attitude, but she’s quickly swept away by his confident smile and undeniably masculine charm. Sheikh Tazeem is worth billions, but when the sexy American assumes he’s a hotel employee, he doesn’t bother to correct her. He came to escape the stress of his everyday life and despite her slightly brazen, untraditional attitude, something about her calls to him. When they happen to meet again, he can’t ignore his feelings for the beautiful brunette or their sizzling chemistry. Fate is determined to bring the strangers together, but when the truth about his identity comes out, Sheikh Tazeem’s lies may ultimately lead to heartbreak.

My Secret Daddy


Kelly Myers - 2020
    It was just one night with William Hart.He took my virginity, but I knew that had to be the end.I’m too young for him.And he’s too set in his bachelor ways.I’m a shy country girl.William is a powerful lawyer with an extravagant city life.We could never work.That doesn’t mean I don’t still want him though.He may be old enough to be my father,But that only makes me long for his touch.One mistake leads to another.And when I find out I’m pregnant,I know I’m in trouble…

Husband for Hire


Carla Neggers - 1995
    Why not? The rugged man who just shoveled off her cabin roof is sure to deter whoever is harassing her. But she’s surprised when Cole accepts her proposition. Cole is surprised, too, but he’s convinced Cady isn’t telling him everything. Then again, he isn’t telling her everything about himself, either.  When Cole and Cady head to New York as husband-and-wife-to-be, their attraction to each other becomes impossible to ignore. But is it the right time for romance? All they know is they are ringing in a new year…and anything can happen.  Available for the first time for your e-reader! Refreshed and updated from the original, published in a multi-author paperback anthology.

His Pretty Little Thief


Madison Faye - 2019
    She thinks she’s playing me in order to steal what she wants. ...She couldn’t be more wrong. Because tonight, it’s me who’ll be stealing her. Tonight, she’s mine. Dear little thief, I know what you came for. I know you thought it’d be easy. I know you thought I would be easy. Spoiler, it won’t be, and I’m not. You thought seducing me, and stealing a sample of my...seed, to sell on the black market would be a breeze. Except we both know you’ve never done anything with a man, let alone one as powerful, and rich, and obsessed as me. I know I should have you arrested. A man with my wealth and my power could ruin you with a snap of the fingers. But I won’t. Maybe it’s because you intrigue me, little one. Maybe it’s because I enjoy a challenge. Or maybe it’s just because you look so f-ing pretty on your knees saying “please, sir”. We’ll just have to find out. Let the games begin. Come and play, little thief. Come and play, so I can play with you. Ludicrously over-the-top, alpha as all get-out, sweet as pie, and 100% as naughty as you're thinking it's going to be. This is one thief who's about to meet her match, and get MUCH more than she bargained for ;). As with all my books, this one is safe, with no cheating, and a HEA guaranteed.

My Brother's Bad Best Friend


B.B. Hamel - 2018
    But I ran away from home, and he said he’ll take me in. Now I’m living with the gorgeous a**hole. And I should be afraid. Instead, I’m letting him undress me in the kitchen... I think I just completely lost my mind. Thug. Criminal. Bastard. Jonas Larsen is my brother’s best friend, and he’s as bad as they come. When I run away from my abusive stepfather, Jonas agrees to take me in. Everything seems like it might be okay, until I realize my brother’s addicted to drugs and Jonas is the only thing holding it all together. Now I’m living with the cocky jerk, and he says he’s watching out for me. Really, he’s just watching me, and his eyes are hungry. Gorgeous. Intelligent. Dangerous. He’s everything I’m supposed to hate. But I keep glimpsing something bright beneath that handsome and tattooed exterior. I’m supposed to stay away from Jonas Larson. But he can’t seem to keep his hands off me. And I don’t think I can resist him much longer. My Brother's Bad Best Friend is a steamy romance with tons of hot scenes and bad language. It’s only recommended for readers 18+. My Brother's Bad Best Friend is a STANDALONE, full-length novel. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed HEA!