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Benevolent


Leddy Harper - 2014
    It was something he had never even thought twice about. That was until one night, he met a green-eyed beauty that flipped his world upside down. She made him want to be selfish for the first time in his life. She had him wanting to put his own happiness before others.This is the story of one man who must make the ultimate decision… Sacrifice everything and be selfish, or sacrifice himself and continue to be Benevolent.

Bad Wolf


Jo Raven - 2018
    Years later, he’s back—a total hunk, hot as hell, and bad. So bad. Rude. Arrogant. Hard. And I’m dying for a taste. Jarett was our neighbors’ adopted son. Handsome, strong, quiet, he was my protector, and my friend. Now he’s back, and he’s still gorgeous. Tall, dark and s*xy. All man. But he’s a bad guy, moving with a dangerous crowd. So why do I keep winding up in his arms? On his lap. In his bed. I know better than this—I’m better than this. I should stop. Only my heart tells me there’s good inside Jarett. That I could save him. Then again, what happens to gullible girls who climb into bed with the big bad wolf? …Right. ***This is a standalone, full-length romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger or cheating. For a limited time, I have included a bonus novel. Enjoy! ***

Bad Girls 1


Yumoyori Wilson - 2019
     For as long as she could remember, life never landed her on the sunny side of the road. For nineteen years she dealt with her generous share of irony, and she knew her independent, self-righteous self would continue on whatever path she was destined to walk on. She was a classic bad girl who smoked, got horrible grades, and had a short fuse. Trouble was what sent a thrill through her, aiding in her crave to feel alive and wanted. That, and the power of music. Alexis believes she finally earned a break from constant disappointment, but after her second audition goes south and revives grim memories, she realizes she'll always spiral into the darkness – until she meets the members of Black Hole. Four sexy band members, their music as a whole sheds light into her dark world. Thanks to an argument with her best friend, not only does Alexis get to meet the band in person, a spark ignites between them. Being a bad girl is hard, especially when your soul is a broken mess, but what happens when four other broken souls are willing to offer a piece of themselves to fix you? BAD GIRLS is a steamy 80,000 words in length Reverse Harem Romance about one girl trying to find her place in the world. This is Book One in the Rock Star Harem Trilogy.

Hard Limit


Sybil Bartel - 2019
    Mosquitoes swarmed, and the sun dropped. I wasn't gonna die out here. No f*cking way. I was Tarquin Scott, and that was a hard limit. One arm crawl after another, I needed to man up.I wasn't dead yet.But then I heard her voice, angel soft and breathless, and I wondered if I'd been kidding myself. I didn't have time to figure it out. A small hand landed on my back and I fisted my bloody knife.I wasn't gonna die tonight. But someone else was.*HARD LIMIT is the first book in the Alpha Antihero Series.The Alpha Antihero SeriesHARD LIMITHARD JUSTICEHARD SIN

The Redemption Series 3-Book Bundle: Isn't She Lovely, Broken, Crushed


Lauren Layne - 2016
    Ethan is desperate to make his snobbish mother forget his ex. While Stephanie’s a stretch as a decoy, what with her piercings and goth wardrobe, the right makeover and a pastel cardigan just might do the trick. But when Stephanie joins the Hamptons crowd, the “acting” begins to feel all too real. And Stephanie faces a question she’s afraid to ask: Is Ethan falling for the real her or for the dolled-up princess he wants to see?BROKEN When Olivia Middleton abandons Park Avenue for a coastal town in Maine to help an injured war veteran reenter society, her client isn’t a grateful elderly man. He’s a brooding twenty-four-year-old who has no intention of being Olivia’s charity project . . . and whose smoldering gaze might be her undoing. A hotshot quarterback before the war, Paul Langdon prefers self-imposed exile, even if he must tolerate the newest caretaker for three months to keep his inheritance. But Olivia makes him long for things he can never have. And the further she slips past his defenses, the harder keeping his distance becomes.CRUSHED A lifelong New Yorker, Michael St. Claire just found out the identity of his real father, a total stranger with a family in Texas. It’s there that Michael meets the exquisitely refined Kristin Bellamy, who’s everything he’s always thought he wants. The only problem is that Kristin’s dating Michael’s new half brother—who just so happens to be the longtime crush of Kristin’s mouthy, curvy, sister, Chloe. When Michael offers to help Chloe break them up, she agrees to a deal that seems too good to be true. But after Chloe finally gets her man, she no longer wants the guy she had to fight for—she wants the one who stood by her side.

Imperfect Love Story (Imperfect Love Duet #1)


Rachael Brownell - 2018
     4… The number of people who know my secret. 3… The number of times I attempted to move on. 2… The number of months I spent crying after I left. 1… The number of men I’ll love in my lifetime. They say everyone has one true love, one person who was made just for them. A person they were meant to spend the rest of their life with. The thing about life… it doesn’t always go as planned.

The Complete Hearts Series


Claire Contreras - 2016
    In this second chance love story, college sweethearts torn apart are forced to work together and find that sometimes time really does make the heart grow fonder. Elastic Hearts.When old flame walks into his office seeking counsel, Victor is torn between his career as a successful divorce attorney and his growing feelings for his client. Plus other exclusive content!

Little Sister Next Door


Riley Rollins - 2017
    I was a kid, and hell, so was Maggie.Promises like that are made to be broken.But now I'm back, and I'm hooked on that f*cking hot blonde in boots.After all these years... could it really be her?Trouble starts when I find out she is my Maggie. My best friend's little sister is all grown up, and she's off limits. Way off limits... I'm Decker, the biggest news name in the south.Maggie's a young college grad, sweet and adventurous as ever.But damn, she's changed after all these years. Now she's got legs for days, and sweet, kissable lips that make me hard as hell.A match made in heaven...? Only till the past collides with the present.Loving her means I'll lose an empire. Loving me means she'll lose the only family she's got left.We can't happen... Except we already have. The girl next door has become my everything.So f*ck the consequences.This is the second chance......of a lifetime.

Not Looking For Love: Episode 1


Lena Bourne - 2014
    Gail is only twenty-two years old and her mom is dying. Not just dying, she will be dead in a few days, if the doctors are to be trusted, and Gail is certain she herself won’t survive that. After a run in with Scott, the hot gardener from next door, Gail begins to see him as the perfect distraction from her unbearable life. It’s not love Gail wants. She just wants to feel good with someone who makes her forget, if only for a little while, and Scott fits that description perfectly. Scott just got back into town and he’s still trying to get his life back together. He already has more problems and regrets than he can ever hope to live with, and the last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who is clearly a little unsettled, if not downright insane. But the fact that Gail is very attractive and keeps throwing herself at him makes it impossible to keep sending her away. Which he should, for Gail’s sake more than his own. Warning: This book is intended for people 18 years and older, since it contains hot, explicit sex between consenting adults, and all the bad words associated with it.

Infinite Dolls


Emalynne Wilder - 2015
    Born to be the best.Head of his class.No strings attached.The third year of medical school is supposed to be the hardest, but Callum Trovatto has no idea what he's about to face when Everly Anne Brighton stands between him and a passing grade, shaking up his world with her secrets, and digging into his dark past.Hopeless.Trapped by her father's rules.Longing for freedom.Expected to die before her twenty-first birthday, at the hands of a rare medical condition, Everly Brighton begins to defy the carefully crafted routine her father enforces to keep her alive, despite the fact that it could kill her.INFINITE DOLLS is an emotionally charged love story about finding faith, coping with loss, and living in the preciousness of Now.

Bad Boy


Caitlin Daire - 2015
     He's bad news. A prick. A player. A total BAD BOY. He's also my new stepbrother, and he showed up to meet my family in a T-shirt with friggin’ blood on it. I’m pretty sure my Grandma still hasn't recovered. Finn also crashed my blind date, sabotaged my tiny chance at romance and wreaked havoc on my previously-quiet life. Want me to go on? I have no intention of being friends with stepbrother dearest. As for falling in love with him…not a chance in hell! Until he protects me from harm. Until I hear his story. Until our first kiss. Until I'm falling for my stepbrother…. *** BAD BOY is a standalone stepbrother romance. NO cheating, and a guaranteed happy ending, and for a limited-time Christmas special, two free books included!***

Torn


C.J. Fallowfield - 2016
    Torn is a story of love, one that will toy with your heart and emotions - to the max. This one will chew you up and spit you out raw. True to its title, you will be torn, gutted and slayed. 5 'Best. I. Ever. Had.' Stars" - Read & Share Book Reviews.When Sky’s parents moved from San Francisco to Boulder City in Nevada, she thought her life was over, until she met the Hudson boys. Two years older than her, tattooed bad boy Nate was confident, cocky, good looking, and a straight talker. He was the unattainable guy that all the girls wanted, but the one their fathers warned them to steer clear of. Josh had all of his brother’s looks, but he was the sweet charmer your mother would beg you to marry. Their cousin Billy lacked the brothers’ good looks, so relied on his quick wit to attract the girls.When all three of them set their sights on Sky, they became competitive, and cracks in their close bond began to form.Torn between her loyalty to all three, and feelings for one, Sky was faced with a dilemma.When she made her decision, she had no idea that her choice would set them all on a path that would tear the group apart.Torn is an Amazon erotic romance, and adult fiction, international bestseller. It's a standalone new adult erotic romance novel, which is heavy on the angst. A box of tissues is likely to be required.

Lucky Star


Allie Everhart - 2019
    Until the day I was hit by a car. It was the worst day of my life. But also the best. Because it’s the day I met Corbin. Dating a hot rich doctor is something I’ve only dreamed about and yet it happened. To me! It seemed my luck was finally starting to change. But then my bad luck returned. First it was Corbin’s family, who doesn’t think I’m good enough. Then his ex, who wants him back. And then? Something I never saw coming. Was it all too good to be true? Or will luck find me again? If you love an angsty romance with plenty of drama, grab your copy of Lucky Star!

Faking It With the Boss


Nikki Chase - 2018
    Don’t believe everything you read on the media, though. Our relationship is nothing but a lie. Ben’s a lot of things--a childhood friend, a successful restaurateur, a reckless driver . . . But he’s not my man. Nor do I want him to be. Seriously, I don’t. Why doesn’t anyone believe me when I say that? I mean, sure, he’s gorgeous as hell and a genius at what he does. He deserves all the fame and riches he’s got. But he’s too aware of how good he is. Too arrogant. Too much of a control freak. So no, we’re not really together. This is just pretend. I’m not going to sleep with my boss and become a bad cliché. Whatever we have is fake and will stay that way. Except every time Ben speaks to me in that deep, commanding baritone, my heart starts racing for real. And whenever we so much as brush against each other in the restaurant kitchen, a fire burns so hot in my core I can’t pretend it’s not there. I’ve seen the hunger in those dark, intense eyes. He wants to claim me as his own. But I won’t give in to the cocky bastard. I can resist that wicked smirk and those kissable lips. I can say no to those strong hands, the ones that could probably tear my chef uniform off with ease . . . How hard can it be? Faking It With the Boss is a stand-alone, full-length novel of approximately 50,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhanger, and a guaranteed HEA.

Beauty in the Ashes


Micalea Smeltzer - 2014
    Since then, his life has held no meaning. He’s angry. He’s bitter. He’s barely human anymore. There’s nothing left to remind him of the straight A student, and football quarterback he once was…but he wasn’t a good person then, and he’s certainly not a good person now. He’s retreated into a world where all that exists is numbness and his passion for painting. When Sutton Hale moves into the apartment across the hall from Caelan she’s not prepared for her reaction to him. Something in his broken blue eyes calls to her—after all she’s always had an irrational need to fix everything. But Caelan doesn’t do relationships or feelings. He does drugs and alcohol. However, he can’t ignore his desire to get to know the raven-haired woman across the hall.Two broken souls trying to mend one another. But not everything can be fixed. In the end, Caelan and Sutton will have to learn that there is beauty in the ashes.