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Deception by Mercy Amare


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contemporary-romance

Crossfire: Driftwood


Niki Savage - 2012
    Dr Nancy Kendall went to Mozambique to forget her troubles. Instead she ends up saving the life of an unconscious and badly injured man who had washed out on the beach during the night. A man who carried no identification, but whose clothes and equipment suggested a deadly occupation. But when he finally recovers consciousness, she discovers that he has no memory of his name or of his past. Could she allow herself to love the beautiful amnesiac with the captivating green eyes and long copper hair, or would she find herself in grave danger when he remembered who and what he was?

Silver Dawn


G.J. Walker-Smith - 2014
    Their baby son is due any day, and Gabi has everything planned down the last detail. Alex has never been one for making plans. He’s a firm believer in fate, trusting that on any given day, things are exactly how they’re supposed to be. When Gabrielle’s plans go awry at the last minute, both are thrown for a loop. Trying to hold his family together soon takes a toll on Alex. When his once unbreakable connection to Gabrielle begins to slip, his faith in fate is stretched to the limit. Charli has been waiting to meet her baby brother for months. When the call finally comes, she jumps on the first flight out of New York and heads home for a surprise visit. Little does she know, her treasured family is at breaking point. Bonding with her brother comes easily. Maintaining the tight bond she’s always shared with her father is harder to do. *Please note * Silver Dawn is not a stand-alone novella. Please consider reading other books in the Wishes Series first: Saving Wishes (book 1) Second Hearts (book 2) Sand Jewels (book 2.5) Storm Shells (book 3) Secret North (book 4)

How to Kiss a Guy in Ten Days


Liwen Y. Ho - 2020
    Even my boyfriend wanted to take a break. But I've got a brilliant plan to show him what he’s been missing since he broke my heart.Enter the cute new guy—Seth Spark.SethWhen Hannah Mitchell, a girl completely out of my league, asks me to be her fake boyfriend on my first day at Edenvale, I almost lose it. A guy like me, whose only moves are on the dance floor, would never get any girl’s attention— especially a pretty one.Never say never.Now, I only have ten days to convince her to forget about her ex… and to give us a real chance.The Edenvale Arts Academy series brings you the sweetness and newness of young love amidst a backdrop of the performing arts. Combining creativity and romance, this YA series is perfect for fans of swoony kisses and sigh-worthy happy ever afters.

Game Free Preview Edition (The First 15 Chapters): with Bonus Prequel Short Story "Neutral Mask"


Barry Lyga - 2013
    "Oh, New York," he whispered. "We're gonna have so much fun." I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.In an effort to prove murder didn't run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo's Nod to solve a deadly case. And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz's door asking for help, he can't say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple--and its police force--running scared. So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer's murderous game.Both the stakes and the body count are higher in this suspenseful and unstoppable sequel from acclaimed author Barry Lyga.

Storm Warning


Colleen Coble - 2013
    She hasn’t seen her ex-fiancé since he mysteriously disappeared without a word their senior year of college. Randi is determined to find out why Brock Parker left two weeks before the wedding. Can he tell her the truth about his illness?

Murder Most Fowl: A Libby Sarjeant Short Story


Lesley Cookman - 2017
    Once again, local butcher Bob is playing the dame, but the whole production is put under threat when someone sabotages his business. Libby Sarjeant recruits Fran Wolfe to help find the culprit and restore the Steeple Martin pantomime.

Sudden Danger


Sharon Sala - 2002
    HEART-POUNDING DANGER! A bouquet of flowers from a secret—and deadly admirer sends Kristie Samuels straight into the loving arms of sexy detective Scott Wade in this powerful and provocative tale by USA TODAY bestselling author SHARON SALA

Break Me


Naomi Martin - 2019
     The 3 most popular boys in school made me question my sobriety, and now I’m in too deep… Will I make it to see graduation, or will Sapphire Bay High eat me alive? (Note to readers: This is the first book of the Sapphire Bay High series. It is a dark teen bully romance that contains sex, drug use, bullying, and other triggering events. Each book takes place in Sapphire Bay, and can be read in any order.17+ is advised.)

Murder on the High Seas


Sara M. Barton - 2011
    Pestered by a man who can't take no for an answer and wooed by a man who seems too good to be true, Kate has to figure out what is real and what is not. It's not easy to be a middle-aged, baby boomer femme fatale, but the ever feisty, confident Kate does her best to solve the mystery.

Pretend For Me


River Laurent - 2019
    but that was just part of the problem. Willow I never wanted to go to that party in the first place. I mean, what would an ordinary girl like me do amongst the crème de la crème of society? I'd rather have curled up with a good book at home, but my best friend was determined to go. She wanted us to dress up like Cinderella and pretend that we belonged at that party I'll admit, she made me look good, better than I had ever expected. But surely not good enough to catch the eye of Gabe Grayson, one of the most eligible billionaires in the world. And yet the ruggedly handsome hunk not only approached me, but told me he needed someone to pretend to be his wife and I was the perfect woman for the job. I nearly died when he mentioned the financial gain I would make, but once I'd got over the shock I had to admit I was in no position to turn down that once in a lifetime offer. Anyway, it wasn't like my life was filled with excitement as a waitress. So I said sure I could pretend to be his wife. The problem came after we got married. When he accidentally crushed his lips against mine... and I accidentally melted in his arms. Hmmm... obviously I didn't think this one through.Pull up on a comfy sofa girls with your kindle and get ready to swoon! Gabe is one hot hunk that'll melt all your troubles away.A sexy standalone romance with HEA.

The Irresistible Passion


Alexa McLean - 2018
     Hunter stole my heart when I was young and when I was older, he made it burn. One look was all he needed to turn this good girl bad. And, can you blame me? With a body like that, of course I was all over him. We were stuck together like a couple of magnets. That is, until I was forced to leave. Because staying behind meant putting my life at risk. And even my Alpha couldn’t protect me. Ten years I waited for him and finally he shows up again. Bigger and worst than I remember. He took my life by storm. Made my heart bleed for him and now he wants me to leave all over again. Oh, Hunter, the man who always leaves me inside a whirlwind of impossible emotion. You’re no good for me but damn do I want you. Now, the question remains, will you stay or steal my heart and take it away with you? **This is 32,000+ word Billionaire Bad Boy Friends To Lovers Mystery Romance. No cliff-hanger, No cheating and Guaranteed HEA (Happily ever after). This is book 2 of the The Billionaire League Series which is a stand alone and you don't need to read book one** Claims your copy today by clicking the “BUY Button” or Read for Free in KU(Kindle Unlimited)

The Adventure of the Yellow Coat: A classic Sherlock Holmes pastiche


Adela Torres - 2014
    Doctor John H. Watson, recently married and with a new practice, hasn't seen his friend Sherlock Holmes in a while. But a strange encounter gives him the perfect excuse to go back to the 221B of Baker Street: an apparently trivial incident that leaves Watson as the owner of a coat of a peculiar colour. Watson tells Holmes the story simply to amuse his friend. Holmes, however, thinks there's more to the incident that meets the eye and Watson will soon have motives to regret that he ever came into the possession of the yellow coat.

Murder & Menace (Cryptic Cove Mystery #2)


K.P. Stafford - 2016
    This time it’s sheriff’s deputy Will Hunter. Several people have motive, a few have the means to do it. With strained friendships hanging in the balance, Lexi is determined to solve this case and help her best friend through a major life-changing ordeal. Can Lexi and Constable John find the killer before he strikes again? Can Lexi and Peyton heal their friendship before it’s completely destroyed?

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café


Kris Bock - 2019
     Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat café. Renovating an old restaurant, hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats – keeps her plenty busy. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and most of all her family. The café will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills. Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming to be a master baker himself. The café doesn't need another baker, but maybe Marley needs a man. Surely she'll fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty. Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to pour on the sugar and turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the fluffy marshmallow of a cat who steals his heart. The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, fuzzy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. If you enjoy friends to lovers tropes, work romances, military heroes, and strong heroines completely failing at playing the matchmaker, check out Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café. You'll also find rescue cats with plenty of personality and their own desire for love.

The White Carnation


Anthony Horowitz - 2013
    As part of the Horowitz live event in June, each participating school was sent a reading resource document to prepare for the event. What’s even more exciting is that document contained an exclusive Alex Rider short story, The White Carnation.