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Cocky Duke


Sara Forbes - 2017
    It was going to be a nice quiet trip with my favorite relative who also happens to be the US Ambassador to England. The only problem? It's a little too quiet. I crave something more than four o'clock tea and crumpets. Which is how I end up at Jayvee's, a London nightclub. While my uncle discusses politics with diplomats, I'm on the other side of town, heating up the dance-floor. I capture the attention of Lord Fernborough and he corners me in the nightclub. He's arrogant. Opinionated. And devastatingly handsome.Just as I'm about to be swept off my feet by his icy blue eyes, he tells me how he insulted the US Ambassador on national TV. I return the favor by throwing my Cosmopolitan in his face. No one disses my uncle. His Grace (that’s how his employees refer to him) calls twenty-six times before I toss my phone in the Thames. I don’t care who he charmed to get my number. I don’t care if every muscle in my body thrums with lust within two seconds of meeting him. The cocky duke can go to hell because I’m flying back to the West Coast at daybreak.It’s not like he can stop the plane...***Cocky Duke is a 52,000-word contemporary romance novel with no cliffhanger ending.

Painting Sky


Rita Branches - 2016
    But things don't always go as planned...Struggling with her creative side, Jane finds herself in turmoil, often confiding in her roommate - another, more talented art student, Keith Hale. Keith just so happens to be her boyfriend's older, brooding brother. After a devastating breakup, Jane turns to Keith for comfort. But when the lines blur between roommate and lover, Jane's life becomes more complicated than ever before.When Keith's past comes back to haunt him, their lives all get turned upside down, forcing the truth to surface. Now Jane must fight for what she wants--even if it hurts everyone she loves.*It's a Stand-alone*

The F It List: A Friends to Lovers Romantic Comedy (Love You Forever Book 6)


Alexis Winter - 2021
    It started when my hot-as-hell coworker offered to give me my first O.Let me back-up.It actually started when I got dumped at the altar.If I have to see one more sympathetic head tilt from someone asking me how I’m holding up…I might lose it.After some serious self-reflection (and momentarily swearing off men forever) I decided the only way to figure out what I want in life is to make a list.My F It List—A journey to self-discovery and kicking ass!But when Grayson AKA, temptation wrapped in a three-piece-suit, offers to help me cross a few items off the list my plan goes a little…off the rails.Teach me golf? Yes, please.Go camping? Sure!Kiss me in the rain? I would have said no but the moment his soft, full lips melted against mine the word ceased to exist.So here I am trying to keep myself in the friend zone, but with each new memory we make, I feel myself falling and I’m not sure I want to be caught.One thing that wasn’t on my list?Having Grayson’s baby.Knocking out the big O,Just turned in to getting knocked up.

Ten Thousand Points of Light


Michelle Warren - 2017
    But it’s not long before Cait reconsiders her solitary existence, and soon she’s stepping beyond her boundaries and taking unthinkable chances, like crushing on her impossibly sexy landlord, Evan Wade. He’s flirty, annoying, and with him living in the same apartment building, she can’t stop thinking about him. If she can sleep with him once, perhaps she can get him out of her system. The problem is, Evan seems bulletproof to her advances. As the two develop a connection, it becomes clear Cait may not succeed before her heart remembers what it feels like to love. Ten Thousand Points of Light is an immersive contemporary romance about the intensity of first loves, the heartache of loss, and the power of forgiveness.

Friend Zone


Nicole Blanchard - 2018
     Maybe if Charlie St. James repeats it enough, she’ll stop lusting after him. Not that it matters how she feels anyway, because Liam will always see her as one of the boys. Hell, he’s the one who gave her the nickname Charlie as a joke. Well, the joke’s on her. Now that she is confined to less than 1,000 square feet with him, she can’t stop thinking about how it would feel to get just a little bit closer. Charlie St. James is off limits. She’s been Liam Walsh’s best friend since grade school. He thought it wouldn’t be a big deal to let her crash with him when she needed a place to stay, but he was dead wrong. Knowing only a thin wall separates them when they sleep, that she’s naked in the shower while he lays in bed fantasizing about her, is unbearable. When their cozy two bedroom goes from friend zone to war zone, they’ll either burn up the sheets or go down in flames.

Damaged Love


Riann C. Miller - 2017
    . . but some lies are impossible to forget. Jet Nothing worth having in life is simple. No truer words have ever been spoken. At the age of nineteen, I knew exactly what I wanted out of life, but everything changed after a chance encounter with a woman I couldn’t get out of my head, one that left me wanting more. What I felt for her was unforgettable; no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t purge her from my mind. She became my weakness . . . my everything. Little did I know our lives were on a predetermined course, leading us toward certain destruction. They say love can be blinding, and I unknowingly walked straight into the blazing light. Rachel Jet was never meant to be mine, but for a short period of time, he helped me forget the anguish that had always been my constant companion. I allowed myself to feel happiness, to get comfortable, to be free of the nightmare that was my reality. But, when you’re harboring a secret, it’s only a matter a time before the truth is unveiled.

Daylight Follows


Michelle Dare - 2016
    She was in college, but her classes didn’t hold her interest. She had a boyfriend, but never got butterflies when he was near. Her two best friends were her lifelines, the ones who always stood by her. Then tragedy shattered her world and she sunk into a deep depression. She watched helplessly as the rainy sky mimicked her tears and the dark clouds, her mood.Garrett Ramsey secretly loved Daniella throughout their high school years. When he moved away, he finally put those feelings behind him and moved on with his life, or so he thought. Just seeing Dani again brought all of the feelings he thought were long dead, straight to the surface again. She never saw him as more than a friend, so he didn’t tell her how he truly felt.Two people, two paths, both missing something significant. Storms swirled all around and the blackness of night seemed to last forever. They dared to hope daylight would follow.

Pushing Patrick


Megyn Ward - 2017
    Funny, sweet and holy-hell hot. He’s the kind of guy who always texts back and chases his neighbor's dog when it gets loose. He enjoys volunteer work and is involved with his community. He's loyal to a fault and loves his mom. Like I said, he's a good girl's dream come true. So what’s the problem? I’m no one’s idea of a good girl. Good girl or not, I’ve wanted Patrick as long as I’ve known him, but the night we met, he made it perfectly clear that the feeling isn’t mutual. So we’re friends. Just friends. True to form, when my life is suddenly turned upside down, Patrick comes to my rescue and offers me a place to live. How do I repay him? I make a bet with our mutual friend, Tess, to use my new roommate status to get him into my bed, by any means necessary. She says all Patrick needs is a little push. The last thing I expected was for him to push back. **Warning** This full-length contemporary romance is intended for mature (18+) audiences only!** **Patrick and Cari's story concludes in volume 2, Claiming Cari**

Upsy Daisy


Chelsie Edwards - 2020
    Determined to use college as her chance to bloom anew, she’s focused on only one thing, leaving the Payton name behind and forging her own path—even if she has to tell the teeniest of fibs to do it.Trevor Boone has nothing.Abandoned as a child.Raised by distant relatives.Constantly reminded he’s a burden.Trevor’s lived at the edges of opulence for years, having all he’s ever desired dangled just out of reach. But his ambition is finally about to pay off and nothing will distract him from his goal—finishing college top of his class and starting life, on his own terms.When Daisy and Trevor meet it’s clear from the start that they’ll tempt each other to distraction, can they learn to put their ambitions aside and fall or will they lose it all?

My Best Friend's Ex


Hazel Kelly - 2018
    You have to be when you grow up in a family like mine. But I never wanted to share Logan. From the moment I saw him, my skin prickled and my insides burned, as if I’d found something I hadn’t realized I was looking for. Unfortunately, I had to keep that to myself since, like all the kids my parents brought home, he was considered family from the moment he took a seat at our table. So from that day on, I did everything I could to force a familial bond. Piper didn’t have to, though. She noticed immediately how special he was, and it wasn’t long before she was caring for him in a way I couldn’t, a way I wasn’t ready for. A way that made me insanely jealous. Night after night, I’d watch her leave my house and sneak over to the annex above our garage to visit him, and I’d stare at the small, curtain-covered window until my eyes burned with tears. I wanted to be happy for them. After all, Piper and I had been best friends since I was six, and she was so content with him… at least, in the beginning. But it was hard because their relationship taught me that I wasn’t as good at sharing as I thought. I just never cared about anything enough to want it all to myself before. Until Logan. Not that I held it against them that they got together. I know better than anyone that you can’t help who you love. You can only help who knows about it. And since he’ll always be off-limits, there’s no point in sharing my secret. It doesn’t matter if my body screams for his touch whenever we cross paths. It doesn’t matter that my heart swells to six times its normal size at the mere thought of that handsome loner’s shy smile. It doesn’t matter if I think I could love him better than she did. Because Logan Jones and I are never going to happen. *This standalone contemporary romance features forbidden love, yummy fratboys, and warm fuzzies galore. Ridiculously happy ending guaranteed! Enjoy!

Baby Girl


C.M. Stunich - 2018
    I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever. On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I'll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I'd loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone. His best friend is here though, and I'm pretty sure he loves me. But after the accident, I left for a year and didn't look back. Now I'm back in town and my heart is like shattered glass. Do I pick up the pieces and risk getting cut? And do I let another boy call me baby girl? WARNING: Don't open unless you're prepared to ugly cry, but also ready to read a story of hope and new love, a love that was there all along but patient enough to wait. This is a book about grief, about loss, but also about fresh starts and new beginnings. The ride is sad, a tumultuous twist of feelings that gets ugly at times ... but the ending is a happy one. BABY GIRL is a full-length 300+ page new adult/contemporary romance novel. It's a stand-alone meaning this volume contains a complete story; there are no sequels and no cliff-hanger. This novel includes cursing, tears, loss, graphic sex scenes, and new hope.

Single Dad Next Door


Penelope Bloom - 2017
    Too bad I’m a divorced single dad.Cue my ex-wife’s best friend moving in next door.And then mix in a few bad decisions. What do you get? A complicated, sexy mess.SANDRAThe list of reasons I should stay away from my neighbor is about as long as his… wrench. He’s a dirty mechanic, he’s a single dad, and he can’t seem to keep his shirt on for more than five minutes. Did I mention his ex wife is my best friend? Yeah. Reid Riggins is absolutely, one hundred percent, the last person in the world I should get involved with. Even if he is heart-stoppingly gorgeous with strong, powerful hands that could rip my clothes off with ease. Not that I’ve imagined that, of course.The point is I don’t want anything to do with him. He can stay in his stupid garage with his stupidly cute son and hit things with wrenches all day. He can keep on wearing those blue jeans that fit him just right for all I care.Except I may have told a white lie to my eccentric, rich parents. I may have told them I’m engaged to a wealthy businessman, and now they want to meet my fake fiance. Unfortunately, Reid might be the only guy who’s willing to play along. No problem. It’s just for a few days. Just to get them off my back. What could go wrong?**This is a full-length, standalone fake marriage romance. No cheating or cliffhangers, and as always, Happily Ever After guaranteed.

An Unexpected Love Story


Ellie Hall - 2021
    We definitely won't discuss their newest client and how he was the former love of my life. However, it’s fair to mention that Kellan Connelly is now my fiercest adversary.I’ve spent the last decade playing it safe with book boyfriends—avoiding frustratingly attractive and three-dimensional guys like him.When my roommate finds the Boyfriend Book, a silly relic leftover from my teens, it prompts a dare; go on five dates and pick one to be my Valentine. I can't say no, especially if it means proving to myself and Kellan that I’ve moved on.Despite braving the dating jungle, none of the guys comes close to being my one true love. Except Kellan. He’s infuriating, confusing, catnip…and it turns out he has a secret.With a love letter and a plane ticket in hand, can I leave my baggage behind and decide between love, hate, and the lies I told to protect my fragile heart?

Signs of Attraction


Laura Brown - 2016
    I've failed.So I keep it hidden.But on the day my world crashed down around me, Reed was there.He showed me just how loud and vibrant silence can be, even when I struggled to understand.He's unlike anyone I've ever known. His soulful eyes and strong hands pulled me in before I knew what was happening.And as I saw those hands sign, felt them sparking on me, I knew: imperfect could be perfect.Reed makes me feel things I've never felt. It's exciting...and terrifying.Because he sees me like no one else has, and I'm afraid of what he'll find if he looks too closely.The only thing that scares me more than being with him? Letting him go.

Perfectly Wrong


Summer Brooks - 2019
    I slept with my best friend’s ex. He’s a football star. Rich as sin. And my sworn enemy from high school. Bryant is perfectly wrong for me. He has a big mouth. And a bigger… you know what! But we’re college roommates now. Oh, the hatred and the rough nights. He spins my world around. And I let him take control of me. On one condition. We remain each other’s secret. No one is supposed to find out about us. We have too much on the line. His career. My friendship. Our future. But every lie has a way of coming out. So, who’s gonna end up paying the price for this one?