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Business or Pleasure?


Raquel Belle - 2019
    I’m about to get really pissed off. Maybe I should just go (in hindsight…even based on what happened next, I’d probably do it all the same!) As is, I hate blind dates! I usually create this “picture perfect” guy in my head and then reality generally walks in! Ohhh god, and reality can be REALLLLLY cruel at times (MOST of the time!!!).Anyway…I’ve just moved back to Seattle to work with my dad at his law firm. We haven’t always had the best relationship…I’m really hoping that this is him reaching out to me. Honestly, blind-dates are the last thing I need right now in my life!I’m about to give up on this night and leave when the most delicious looking specimen of a man comes up to me. I honestly thought I was hallucinating! This guy is ravishing…the type of “stop and stare” guy. Mr. I LITERALLY felt I wanted to get pregnant just by looking at him, says...“Please, tell me I’m the one you’ve been waiting for!” with a naughty smirk on his face.“Are you David Blake?” I ask.“No, but I can be anyone you want me to be.” He smiles, and my head…ohhh god…my head is filled with strong dose of naughty thoughts (a “bit” of an understatement actually!). It’s not my blind-date…and I think to myself (well, I’M TRYING to think!!!) What the hell should I do?I don’t know what the heck happened to me but I stare right into his eyes and say “Tell you what, I’m staying upstairs.” I pause. I could feel his eyes penetrating me. And then I drop the bomb… “Let’s skip the drinks and the preamble, you follow me to my room, and let's have one hell of a one-night stand. You don’t even have to tell me your name.”I couldn’t believe I just said that!He’s shocked. I’m shocked. I don’t normally do this kind of thing. But we do it. Oh, boy…do we do it. We have the most amazing, earth shattering night that I could ever dream of. And THAT was the gift…now comes the SLAP…When the weekend is over and I go in to work on Monday morning. The secretary shows me in to my dad’s office. What the heck is he doing in here? Mr. I LITERALLY felt I wanted to get pregnant just by looking at him turns and smiles.Guess what? My one-night stand is my dad’s billionaire best friend, Jared Hawthorne. He’s my new client. Things are about to get really complicated!Business or Pleasure? is a stand alone romance book with an amazing HEA!

One Last Mistake: A Billionaire Romance (The Ironwood Billionaire Series Book 3)


Ellie Danes - 2018
    New Life. It was time to leave it all, and the mistakes I’d made, behind. At least that was plan, until I spent the night with him He was supposed to be a one and done. Someone I’d forget and never think about again. Twenty-four hours later, my life is center stage. Standing in front of a thousand strangers and right next to the one-night stand I promised to forget. The man I had spilled all of my drunken secrets to. To make matters worse…he’s my boss’s son and he’s about to spill a secret of his own. One Last Mistake is a standalone billionaire romance and is Book 3 of The Ironwood Billionaire Series.

Accidental Baby for the Billionaire


Lia Lee - 2018
     It was wrong. I knew it. She knew it. But that didn’t mean a goddamn thing. Jessica was my forbidden apple. And I wouldn’t have just one bite. Call me bad. Dirty. Depraved. For f@#king a girl half my age. So innocent. So pure. So… deliciously mine. It’d been years since I’d felt this alive. Years since I’d dared to imagine loving another woman. My wife died, but I didn’t. She would’ve wanted me to move on. Be happy. Find another mother-figure for our daughter, Cara. So maybe this was it. Maybe this was my second chance. A warped fairy tale. It was time to throw all caution, the rulebook, to the f@#king wind. Tell all our adversaries to go screw themselves. I was a grown man. She was a grown woman. Our choices were ours to make. That is until I found out my love was keeping a hell of a secret… Note: Accidental Baby for the Billionaire is 60k of steamy romance between a sexy billionaire and a hot, young nanny.

King: (London Boys #1)


Rebecca Castle - 2021
    Two billionaire British brothers. One beautiful city of culture, history.And love.KINGSLEYTall, handsome, rich, and British.I thought I had it all as the bachelor son of one of England’s ancient aristocratic families. The girls. The parties. The money. The power.But that was until I spent a semester at an American high school.That was until I met her.SCARLETTThat bad boy Brit, Kingsley Heath-Harding, broke my heart, but that was a long time ago in high school.He fled back to the UK, and I thought I would never see him again.As if I would ever let myself be vulnerable like that again, right? Especially with a man. Heaven forbid.Nope. No way. King was outta my life for good when he ran away back home.I was just a girl when I got my heart torn up, but now - four years on - I’m an independent young woman embarking on a big adventure moving to the city of my dreams.London.I want to experience it all. The theatre. The culture. The history.But then he reappears. That ghost from the past. Ready to break my heart again.My very own British billionaire bad boy turning back up with all that smooth charm and killer accent.But will I let him have me? Does he deserve a second chance?Is it too late to love again?

Her Billionaire Ex-Boyfriend Fake Fiancé (Christmas in Emerald Falls) (Emerald Falls Romance Book 4)


Christine Kersey - 2019
    Eager to raise money for more computers, books, and other critical supplies, when the auctioneer announces that a date with Ashleigh is on the auction block, she goes with it. Too bad her ex casts the winning bid.Billionaire Chase Matthews hadn't planned on spending December in Emerald Falls. And he certainly hadn't planned on offering the winning bid for a date with his ex. But now that both of those things have happened, he'll have to deal with the fallout.When Chase tells Ashleigh that his mother is dying and that her only wish is to see him happily engaged, he makes her an offer she can't refuse. But will her wounded heart be able to remember that this is all pretend?

Husband for Sale


B.M. Hardin - 2021
    How much is your husband “worth” to you?Nema has the perfect husband.But maybe he’s too perfect and better for someone else.Her personal unhappiness causes her to push and push, until one day, her husband is gone.But little does he know…he needs Nema’s permission to move on.Jealousy causes Nema to realize that she possesses something more precious than gold.She has the man of every woman’s dream.And like anything of value...he can be sold.But Nema is in for one hell of a surprise.Soon, she discovers she’s surrounded by lies.And no matter how hard she tries; she can’t undo what she did.She can’t change the fact that she sold her husband to the “devil” for highest bid.

Just As I Am


Lynn Jaxon - 2019
    The perfect wife, terrific children, a beautiful home and my own business. Em and I were on top of the world. Until...we heard the word inoperable cancer. My entire world came crumbling down around me. I was losing my best friend, the love of my life. My new best friend became a bottle of bourbon. I am now a shell of a man drowning in my pain.MarleyWatching my best friend fade before my eyes is almost more than I can take. Em, and I have been friends since nursing school. I never dreamed when I received that call that I would be here taking care of her, watching her vibrance wither away before my eyes. We had to say goodbye way too soon, but I made her a promise and I intend to keep it. I refuse to let him drown in his sorrows. I only wanted to pull him from the darkness, keep my promise, but life has other plans.Drowning In Total Darkness…..She Became My Light.

Wild and Free (The Wilder Brothers #1)


Nicole Elliot - 2018
    And well, they aren't wrong. Billionaire. Real estate mogul. And insomniac. Which is what led me to her. She is beautiful. Perfect kissable lips. Curves in all the right places. She makes this country boy wanna throw her over my shoulder and make her mine. There's just one problem. The girl who saved my life? I don't even know her name. This game is harder than most. But that girl, man, she's a prize worth fighting for. Wild and Free is the first of the Wilder Brothers Series, about five wild brothers and their quest for love. USA Today Bestselling Author Nicole Elliot really knows how to heat up the South in these books. Book 2, Accidentally Wild is also now available!

Gaia's Secret: The Complete Pandoran Series Quartet


Barbara Kloss - 2019
    TWO WORLDS. ONE LOVE. Eighteen-year old Daria Jones feels trapped in the cow-strewn suburbs of Fresno, California. And with a father so overprotective he's installed video and thermal surveillance down the street, she doesn't get out much. Until the night he disappears. Following the trail of notes he's left behind, Daria gathers three things: a dark force is hunting her, her father's fled to another world on a cryptic mission, and the only one left to trust is her ex-best friend, Alexander Anderson. The more she learns about her father's absence, the more she realizes she must go to this other world to find him. And Alexander is the only one who knows how to get there. Amidst a world of diabolical creatures, ancient magic, and bizarrely intuitive vegetation, Daria must find her father before the dark force finds her. But the truth of who she really is could be her greatest enemy of all. [First Edition published February 2, 2015] Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Falling Kingdoms, and the Lunar Chronicles. The Complete Pandoran Series Includes: Gaia's Secret The Keeper's Flame Breath of Dragons Heir of Pendel

The Royal Roommate: A Passionate Romance


P.G. Van - 2017
    He is tasked to investigate a woman suspected of having connections with a rebel group. The style of investigation was not his choice, and he is asked to move in as the roommate of the person of interest, Amy. Amy was thrilled to start her internship in San Francisco and wasn’t expecting a man with rock-solid abs as her roommate. The moment she laid eyes on him, she knew he was bad news. The attraction was undeniable and they both wondered how long they could hold on to their resolve. Sid didn’t want to sleep with a suspect even if she was wildly beautiful and sexy. Amy wasn’t interested in a fling. Just when Sid is about close his investigation and declare Amy’s innocence, he finds out something about her that changes everything. She becomes the most important person in his life.

Filthy Boss


Bianca Cole - 2022
     I kissed my employee. I didn’t know she was my employee at the time. The next day she walks into my office and I'm shocked. She has stumbled on evidence of an embezzlement scheme going on right under my nose. It's my first day on the job, and it’s not going well. I panic and tell her to mind her own business and stick to work that’s meant for her. So she quits. As much as I don’t want to admit it, I need her help to figure out who is doing the skimming. It means I’ve got to do something I never do and beg her to come back and help me. Problem is, anytime we’re in the same room I can’t focus on anything but making this woman mine. And if feelings get involved? Yeah right. I'm Bryson Stafford and I don't let feelings get involved. But Tessa has shown she’s the exception to every rule. Filthy Boss is a safe standalone with no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed HEA.

For Richer, For Poorer


A.J. Wynter - 2019
    Player. My Husband? My boss is known for two things: 1. He’s the heir to a billionaire dollar family fortune 2. Dumping women the second they turn 25 Yep. He’s an a@#hole. Now, he’s being forced to get married or lose it all. The only person he trusts in this world is his assistant – me. When he offers me millions to pretend to be his wife, how can I say no? The catch? It has to look real and I’m twelve years OLDER than him. Yeah. Will people buy it, or will this blow up in our faces? When Sadie and Liam are forced to fake an engagement will sparks fly, or will they rip each other apart? The Titan Billionaire Brothers is a duet, each book featuring a Titan brother. Book 1 is Liam's story and can be read as a standalone or as part 1 of the duet.

Hate Love


Sarah May - 2018
    A CEO among CEOs. Charismatic. Commanding. And absolutely merciless. How can I fall in love with a man I'm supposed to hate?

GHOST OF CHAOS: GODS OF CHAOS MC (BOOK TWELVE)


Honey Palomino - 2019
    I watch from afar. They have so much fun, so much life in them left to live. Although I deeply yearn to be included, I know it’s best to stay back. They would never accept me, even with their good hearts. I don’t deserve to be included. I’ve done things. Things I’m not proud of. I’ve taken souls. I’ve taken fortunes. I’ve ripped away loved ones and left strong men drowning in the darkest despair. I am broken. I’m evil. So, I hide. I watch. I listen to everything…" NOTE: This is the TWELTH book of the GODS OF CHAOS MOTORCYCLE CLUB series. Each book may be read alone, but they are best read together. To find book one, search for Gods of Chaos Motorcycle Club: The Trilogy. This book is intended for adults 18 & over.

Twelve Miles


Robin Edwards - 2017
    I ran away because I couldn't face the embarrassment of what took place at the party. Now he's back in the picture and I don't think I can face him. Will he remember who I am? SAM Sam Ellis was not your average Sutton Hill resident. The quaint, coastal town known for its sunshine, crystal clear water, and waspy, upper-class residents. No one was more unfitting than Sam. Sam used to live a fast life: the exotic cars, big house, women that threw themselves at him but when asked to take over his father's estate all he wanted to do was be left alone. JAMIE A little rough around the edges, Jamie never had the best luck. After years of playing venues with her bandmates, she met Sam, entrepreneur and high-profile member of the Sutton Hill Country Club. After crossing paths, Jamie could not get Sam out of her head. Would Jamie be enough for the hot billionaire who already had everything? AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is an HEA story with no cliffhangers! For mature audiences only, must be over 18 years of age! Please also note this is a rerelease and rebranding on an improved newer edition. This book is an extended version with more content, new cover, and a preview of Book #2 in the Serendipity series: Twelve Weeks