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Echoes Of The Heart


Alyssa J. Montgomery - 2014
    Now that she’s alone again, nothing is going to stop him from coming for her. Australian media tycoon Jake Formosa does not believe in forgiving…or forgetting. So when he discovers that Amanda — the woman who once broke his heart — is newly widowed, he immediately enacts his revenge.  Jake is intent on making Amanda remember him, and making her suffer for what she did. He will leave her broken and alone, and finally have his closure. But Amanda is not the sweet girl that Jake remembers, and her life is far from perfect. As the web of lies surrounding her begins to unravel, Jake finds himself once again ensnared. Can he learn to overlook the past and risk his heart again? (This story is a stand alone read, however Alyssa J. Montgomery's "Roses for Sophie" is the next book in this series.) br>

Crush on You


Amelia Wilde - 2019
     Roman Bliss is used to being in charge. Everything at the Bliss Resort is under his firm control until a brunette bombshell in a red bikini sashays into his office, claiming to be his new assistant. He can’t believe the shyest girl at his high school grew up to be a knockout. Falling for his new employee breaks every rule in the book. And with the survival of the resort—and his brothers—in his hands, he can’t lose his well-ordered life...or his heart. The Bliss Brothers series is NOW COMPLETE! Binge read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Logan and Lauren: A Valentine's Special


Lynda Chance - 2017
    You might have to wait a few days before you download. Blurb: When Logan comes home from work after a week from hell, he has only one thing on his mind: Lauren, butt-ass naked and ready for him. But that’s not what he finds. He’s forgotten all about the damn party they have to attend, and instead of his ready and willing wife, he finds her dolled-up and primed to leave. Well, hell, he’s not too worried, though. He’ll have to change his usual mode of operation, but that’s okay, seducing Lauren is always a good thing.

Free to Love


Sydell Voeller - 1994
    She moves to a new town, embarks on a new career at the local coastal aquarium, and attempts to refurbish a dilapidated duplex. Then Austin, her husband’s brother, visits unexpectedly He offers to stay and help her with the much needed repairs.Joanna soon discovers, however, that Austin’s presence is proving more disturbing than helpful. His resemblance to Kyle is uncanny, thwarting her resolve to put her husband’s memory to rest. Worse, she is strongly attracted to Austin. Austin, a veterinarian, shares Joanna’s love of nature, and the two find much common ground as they team up to help clean up the beaches and save the native birds and wildlife from the encroachment of civilization.Can Joanna let go of her grief and love Austin in his own right? Or will he always remain the a painful reminder of her husband?

All In: Paying His Way


Lane Hart - 2016
     Too young, too sweet, and too much of a past with my little brother. They share a son. I shouldn’t think twice about Maggie Frasier. When she needs my help though, there’s no way I can ignore her and my nephew. They don’t have anyone else to turn to since my brother refuses to own up to his responsibility. But somehow I went from helping her to holding her to loving her. Now everything has changed, and I want to keep these two in my life, permanently. My brother certainly doesn’t give a shit about them, and therein lies the problem. The truth can only be hidden for so long, and once it’s out there’s no going back. No family, no future, and no life with the woman I love. However, not everything is as it seems. And by the time I realize my mistake, it just might be too late to get her back.

Bachelor Father


Jean C. Gordon - 2012
    Determined, that is, until Brett Cahill comes along and disproves her lifelong perceptions of single parents.Brett is a typical bachelor. He figures that someday he'll settle down with a wife and have kids--but just not yet. Then, his sister and her husband are killed in an accident, leaving him with Jake, the Korean toddler they were in the process of adopting. But in order for Brett's application to be approved he needs to be a married man and kiss his bachelor days good-bye.Molly holds the power to give herself the home she's always longed for and to give Brett what he wants most--little Jake. But will she realize it in time?

Once In A Big Dream


Alexa Bloom - 2017
     Find out where it all began....In this gripping prequel to The Harrisons, Joe and Rose's story will have your fingers flipping the pages like lightning as their passionate story unfolds. BOOK DESCRIPTION: After 5 long years inside, Joe Harrison is finally about to taste the freedom he's been dreaming about for so long, except that the outside world doesn't exactly look kindly on ex-cons. In fact if it wasn't for his childhood friend, Buddy, he'd probably be sleeping on the streets by now. Instead, he's working at famous track Keeneland, shovelling hay from dawn to dusk and just trying to stay out of trouble. But when a student photography group shows up at the track one day, trouble finds him in the form of gorgeous budding photographer, Rose Parmenter. The chance encounter sends his life skittering in a new direction that neither one of them could have imagined, but even as they dream of what could be, the shadows of Joe's violent childhood are about to explode into their lives with savage fury. Rose Parmenter's perfectly ordered life is bubbling along very nicely. Except for the fact that she hates her mother's endless snobby society lunches, she'd rather be a photographer than an accountant and she doesn't love her successful businessman fiancé, Geoffrey. In fact, if it hadn't been for the death-bed promise she'd made his sister Beccy, she probably wouldn't even be in this situation. But despite it all, she's determined to make it work and see through the promise she made to her beloved best friend. If only Joe Harrison hadn't turned up on her horizon and turned her whole world upside down. Joe's exciting and romantic in every way that Geoffrey isn't, and for the first time in her cosseted little life, Rose is really living. Her growing awakening convinces her that Joe might just be worth risking everything for, but when he confesses that he doesn't love her, his heart-crushing revelation seals her fate with Geoffrey. That is, until the final explosive climax where Rose is forced to confront the ultimate dilemma between love and duty. Once In A Big Dream is the gripping prequel to The Harrisons. While it can be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy the other books of The Harrison series: The Harrisons Series: Book 0: Once In A Big Dream (Prequel) Book 1: Once In A Blue Kentucky Moon Book 2: Once In A New York Minute

The Billionaire's Unexpected Wife


Ali Parker - 2018
     I thought this Vegas fundraiser was going to be boring—another obligation to keep the family business alive. Wrong. I don’t remember a damn thing about the night we spent together, other than how good she felt against me, like she was made for me. We woke up the next morning with more than we bargained for—wedding rings. Too bad I don’t believe in true love. I’d feel bad about it, but she’s got a strong opinion of me too. I’m a perpetual bachelor from her perspective. Fucking great. Crazily enough, this could work out for both of us. I need someone to keep my traditional Greek family from nagging me about settling down, and she could use some cash for reasons she doesn’t want to share. I know a good deal when I see one. And if she wants to end up in my bed all over again, all the better.This is book 1 of a trilogy. You will have to purchase book 2 and 3 to finish the story.

Her Montana Hero


Roxanne Snopek - 2014
    Now a widow, all she wants is to give her anxious four-year old daughter, Jade, a happy, stable home. Unfortunately, the heritage house she purchased is nowhere near ready for occupancy. And the man responsible for the delay is none other than high-school golden boy and love of her life Logan Stafford, available, interested and just as swoon-worthy as ever.But this single mother has one priority. She’s all Jade has, and she’ll do anything, make any sacrifice, for her child’s future. And getting distracted by a long-lost boyfriend is not on the agenda.Logan Stafford never forgot the lonely girl from the wrong side of the tracks who broke his heart. Not only is she as irresistible as ever, but her delightfully odd little girl has him wrapped around her finger in no time. Believing they’ve been given a second chance, Logan’s determined to pull out all the stops on the house to prove to them both that he’s a guy they can count on. But, despite how easy it is to love Logan, a second chance is still a gamble Samara can’t afford to take.*Previously titled Finding Home

Escape


M.K. Elliott - 2011
    She had a great job, a flat in London, and a boyfriend who loves her. But one night at the hospital changes everything. On impulse, she runs away to Koh Tao, a small island off the coast of Thailand, hoping to figure out what to do with her life.What she hadn’t bargained on is meeting dive instructor, Rudy. With big brown eyes and a lop-sided grin, he instantly takes her breath away. He helps her escape into a new, underwater world, but, as they grow closer, Lucy is riddled with guilt. Should she tell him about the boyfriend back home and her early mid-life crisis, or pretend to be someone she’s not? When a storm hits the island, Lucy has to make a decision. But Rudy has secrets of his own and secrets drive people apart...PLEASE NOTE: ALTHOUGH THIS NOVELLA CONTAINS SOME EROTIC ELEMENTS, THIS IS NOT EROTICA.Escape is approximately 50K in length.Excerpt:I should tell him about Max, she thought. It was wrong that he’d gone to all this effort and him not know that she, albeit technically, still had a boyfriend back home. Because after all, Max was more than just a boyfriend, he wasn’t someone she only saw on weekends; they lived and worked together and before this week, spent all their free time together. By her sitting here with Rudy, she was being unfair to both him and Max.When had she turned into such a bitch?Tears threatened, but she didn’t know if they were because she felt bad about Max or because she hated the thought that after a few more days she would never see Rudy again.“What’s the matter?” Rudy asked, noticing she had fallen quiet.I’ve got a boyfriend.She looked into his face, willing herself to say the words. But they refused to come. Whatever her brain shouted, her mouth refused to comply. She simply couldn’t imagine giving Rudy a reason to not want to spend time with her.But Rudy didn’t allow her the time to talk herself into telling him the truth. Instead, he leaned in toward her. He paused for a moment, searching her eyes. Lucy’s body seemed to have a mind of its own and she found herself leaning toward him, just a fraction of an inch, but enough to tell Rudy he was what she wanted, and he moved closer and kissed her.His mouth pressed soft and tentative, against hers. She tasted salt on his lips and the faint hint of wine. His hand slipped around the back of her head, twining his fingers in the base of her hair, pulling her toward him. She melted into the kiss, loosened by the wine, and all thoughts of Max left her head.Rudy lowered her down into the sand. His hand moved from her hair and slid down her waist, coming to rest on her hip. His naked chest pressed against her breasts, and her nipples hardened in response. His kiss grew deeper, his tongue gently teasing open her lips, finding her own, moist and warm.Lucy moaned and sunk deeper down into the sand, and he crushed himself against her. His hand crept back up her body and he lifted himself slightly, his fingertips lightly trailing across her body, finding the swell of her breast and the sensitive nub of her nipple. He tweaked it lightly and heat spread down between her thighs.The sensations suddenly filled her with panic. Realizing where she was and what she was doing, she sat up quickly and pushed him away, her palms pressing against his broad chest. “No, I can’t,” she said, her cheeks burning. “I’m sorry.”

Second Chances: A Romance Writers of America Collection


J. KennerMarilyn Brant - 2017
     Follow New York Times best-selling authors J. Kenner and Christina Lauren back to reader-favorite worlds. New York Times bestseller Alyssa Day sprinkles djinn magic in her humorous paranormal romance, while Rachel Hauck brings the enchantment of the holidays in her New Year’s Eve contemporary love story. And Liliana Hart delivers thrills and adventure in her hero and heroine's search for the impossible. With characters who find love through tough situations, in elegant 1800s ballrooms, with an old friend who shows up when least expected, at a tender age when cliques and homework get in the way of relationships, or after a random encounter in an unlikely setting, Second Chances delivers romance to strike every reader’s fancy. Plus tales from: Marilyn Brant Kerri Carpenter CiCi Coughlin Cassandra Dean Tina Ferraro Renee Luke Ariella Moon Brandi Willis Schreiber Lizzie Shane Sharon Sobel Damon Suede Tara Wyatt“The Fisher Men: Levi’s Story” copyright © 2017 by Lauren Billings and Christina Hobbs“Scandalous” copyright © 2017 by Cassandra Dean“One Hot Mess” copyright © 2017 by Christina Morgan Ferraro“Something Old, Something New” copyright © 2017 by Lizzie Shane“Reload” copyright © 2017 by Tara Wyatt“When Life Imitates Art” copyright © 2017 by Marilyn B. Weigel“Under a Burning Sky” copyright © 2017 by Renee Luke“Just Looking” copyright © 2017 by Maggie Worth“Covert Hearts” copyright © 2017 by Ariella Moon“One Night” copyright © 2017 by Julie Kenner“The Jilt” copyright © 2017 by Sharon Rebecca Sobel“Fortune’s Treasure” copyright © 2017 by Liliana Hart“Twice Shy” copyright © 2017 by Damon Suede“Love Is in the Air” copyright © 2017 by Rachel Hauck“The Family Tree” copyright © 2017 by Brandi Willis Schreiber“Homecoming” copyright © 2017 by Kerri Carpenter“Jake’s Djinn” copyright © 2017 by Alesia Holliday

Catching Irish


Katy Regnery - 2018
    So when an invitation arrives at her Florida condo, inviting Tate to spend St. Patrick’s Weekend back at Summerhaven where Finian works, she can’t resist heading up to New Hampshire for the festivities.Having just gotten out of an awesomely bad relationship, Finian Kelley has sworn off romance, which is why it’s good that hottie Tate Jennings lives far away in the Florida Keys. They may have fooled around at Rory’s wedding, but at least they have no future together, right?Wrong. When an annual celebration brings Tate back to New Hampshire, will Finian be able to stay away from the woman who’s already made an unwanted impression on his heart?Return to Summerhaven one last time for this sweet, sultry, summer novella! (available in the SKINNY DIPPING OPTIONAL collection)

What If


Kelly Collins - 2019
    He's all business. Will their rivalry bring ruin or romance? Graphic artist Lucy Shoemaker has never known a life outside of Blackwood. And she's determined to show the world why she loves her quaint Colorado hometown. But when a billionaire arrives looking to sell the land, Lucy feels both outrage and an irrepressible attraction… John Blackwood usually gets what he wants. He never expected that selling the Podunk town would send him directly into a firecracker of a local. John knows that Lucy won't stop causing him problems…but is that why he can't get her off his mind?With compromise off the table, will John and Lucy's passion disappear along with Blackwood or can they discover love's common ground?What If… is a standalone contemporary romance with sizzling chemistry. If you like headstrong heroines, small-town drama, and a fresh twist on billionaire boyfriends, then you’ll adore Kelly Collins’ sassy saga. Buy What If… to negotiate romance today!

Will to Love


Miranda P. Charles - 2012
    She couldn't think of anything more embarrassing than have her sister's guests see her as the loser in love who couldn't find "The One" so she dragged a handsome friend to be her pretend date for the night. Will Matthews attended his friend Rick's engagement party purely for business reasons. He had no desire whatsoever to be introduced to single females who were after a boyfriend. He was far too focused on building his business to the success he dreamed.When Will and Clarise met, sparks flew. But how could Clarise stop her old wounds from opening up again? And how could Will learn to embrace the one thing he didn't even know he wanted?*****Each book in the Lifestyle by Design series is a complete stand-alone novel that would give you enjoyment on its own. However, to maximise your experience of the series, the author recommends reading them in order.Will To Love is the first of three sexy contemporary romance books from the Lifestyle by Design series.Book 2: Heart Robber (Jessa Allen and Rob Granger)Book 3: Ray of Love (Faye Summers and Ray Thackery)This book is for adults only. It contains hot sexual content.

Pleasing Her Prince


Kylie King - 2019
    He became the prince of my country overnight and I have resented him for years ever since. Everyone admires him and treats him like a god, and yet all I can remember when I see him are all those times he made fun of and teased me in high school. It’s just my luck that the prince has a job opening for a dog-sitter position right around the time I lose my job. I need money soon and with nothing to lose, of course I apply, despite how slim my chances are. or how much I loathe the idea of working for him. The last thing I expected was to get hired, though. I also didn’t expect for Prince Ryker to remember me at all, yet he does. And now that he remembers, he wants me all to himself. A part of me wants to punch him right in his beautiful face for how he treated me, but I’m starting to realize he’s a changed man, and with each passing day I spend in his palace, I feel myself falling for him more and more. I'm clearly out of my mind.