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Until You're Mine

Jenika Snow - 2018
    That was the hardest time of my life. Xavier was the boy who’d sneak into my bed at night and hold me as my parents fought in the next room. My protector. My best friend. The man I was in love with. The man I’d saved my virginity for. And now he was back home for good. Too much time had passed. I was done keeping us in the friend zone. I wanted him in my life in every way that counted. So if he wasn’t going to make the first move then I would, even if it might ruin what we had. Because I had to take that chance. Xavier She was my life, the very reason I breathed. I saved my virginity for Cora because no one else compared. No one else ever would. It was time I man up and tell Cora that she was the only girl I’d ever loved, that no matter how much time had passed she’d been it for me. But how could I go about doing that when eight years had gone by? Admitting how I felt was hard as hell seeing as we’d always just been friends. How could I not cross any lines and screw up the relationship we had? Easy. I’d tell her I loved her and propose. Warning: Sit back, relax, and dive into a double virgin friends-to-lovers romance that’s so sugary sweet your teeth will ache. Although it’ll tug at your heartstrings, make no mistake it’s as filthy as can be. A standalone romance with no drama and just the juicy bits, this story features cameo appearances by Asher, Cash, and Trevor Mayson from Aurora Rose Reynolds Until series.

Love Child

Kat Austen - 2016
    Love Child caters to wealthy bachelors who’ve been unsuccessful in creating a family through traditional means. Despite Love Child being an unconventional route to take, the conception takes place exactly the way nature intended. Nearing forty and still single, Abel has accepted he won’t meet the right woman to marry and have a family with, so Love Child is his last hope for becoming a father. He’s gone through the files of the potential donors and handpicked one perfect candidate to create his baby with. The moment he comes face to face with Adeline Matthews, Abel knows she’s the one. But not just the one he’s hoping to make a baby with. She’s the one he’s hoping to create a family with.

His Outlaw Valentine

Jessa Kane - 2020
    She thinks he’s a quiet, nerdy shoulder to lean on. But underneath his oversized clothes and glasses, he’s been hiding a body built to guard Jessie against anyone who would dare harm her. He’s also a man harboring a deep obsession with her. When he finds out Jessie is planning on doing something that will put her in danger, he’ll have no choice but to reveal the man beneath the disguise to keep her safe…and claim his valentine once and for all.

A Bride for Theo

Elisa Leigh - 2019
    I never expected to find my bride sitting there lost in my parent's living room. It didn't help that she was only seventeen. I've waited for years to claim my bride, now that she's finally home there's nothing that will stop me from marrying her and giving her my name. Ellie Running away to college seemed like a good idea at the time, but it's only thrown a bigger wedge between us, one that is self-imposed since my sister is endlessly trying to get me to come home. I've never felt more alone than I do now. My sister, my best friend, the one person I counted on, has a new family now. I don't know where I fit. When my sister buys me a plane ticket to come home I have to go. I never thought coming home would feel like this. Didn't think there was a place for me. Theo is proving there's room in their lives for one more. He's gone as far as wanting to give me his name. Will I take it? This book is about Jasmine's sister from The Bride's Christmas Miracle. As with all my books, there is a guaranteed HEA and is Safe. Follow along for a swoon-worthy novella.

King's Castle

Ella Goode - 2020
    After his abusive old man kicked the bucket, King took the family fortune and built a haven for women and children who needed protection. He has one rule and that is the women decide when they get to leave. When Hayden shows up, all his self-discipline goes out the window. He’s ready to risk it all to keep her…even against her will.  Hayden came to find her sister—not a man—but one look at King has all her female parts kicking into high gear. He’s autocratic and demanding and everything she shouldn’t like but she can’t help being attracted to the soft heart he keeps hidden. She should run away but every moment she spends with him has her wishing that her home could be the King’s Castle.

Bare Your Soul

Rochelle Paige - 2016
    Walking into a strip club and asking for an audition certainly qualifies as desperate, but when her mom's battle with cancer ends months before Angelica is due to start college, she doesn't feel like she has much choice. The moment Morgan Cadwell sees her on his stage, he knows she's the one woman who could make him break all the rules. There's no way he's going to let Angelica dance for other men, so he hires her as his live-in personal assistant instead.Morgan's offer lets Angelica keep her clothes on...but little does she know that, in the end, he'll make her bare her soul instead.

Branding the Virgin

Alexa Riley - 2016
    All she wanted was a family of her own, so she decided to make that happen. A mix-up at the sperm bank leaves her with a baby in her belly, but the father is none the wiser. Ty was injured in a bull-riding accident, and now all he plans on doing is working on his ranch and keeping to himself. That is until a little dark-haired woman shows up on his doorstep. When their paths cross, will Mary-Jane be able to reveal to Ty that he’s the father? Will Ty be able to keep Mary-Jane from running? Will there be a lot of steam in this book? You betcha!Warning: This pregnant virgin story is wonderfully ridiculous and just as sweet as it sounds. Saddle up and take an evening stroll with this easy quickie.


Brill Harper - 2017
    I've seen some crazy stuff as a bouncer. I thought I'd seen it all.But I've never seen anything like her. Just one look and I knew my life was never going to be the same. She's sweet, innocent, and looking for trouble.She found it.I'm big and mean and more trouble than she ever imagined. I'm going to mess up all her carefully laid plans. And I'm going to make her mine.SarahI'm a careful girl. Life is too dangerous not to be. I have a plan. Goals. And none of them include an overly-muscled, tattooed, possessive bouncer with an eye patch from the road house just outside of city limits.I just wanted one night off from being perfect, boring, and careful.He's too much man for a girl like me. Too intense. Too visceral.But I don't think he's going to let me go.Author's Confession: I don't even know if this could happen in real life. Luckily, it's a book. That means the hot, tatted, beardy bouncer can totally take one look at the virgin college student studying actuarial science and know he's going to marry the sh!t out of her. Right?

The One I Want for Christmas

Fiona Davenport - 2016
    Only it isn’t a what that she’s wishing for this year… it’s a who. But what are the odds that Santa can fit Jacob Marley in her stocking? Warning: Some of the best gifts come in small packages. Which is a good thing since this sweet & sexy novella is short… but not as short as the blurb!

Stalking His Claim

Lucy Darling - 2020
    Watched over me. Protected me. Though he’s older than me, I’ve always seen him as someone I can relate to on every level. He still sees me as a little girl, so I tell myself I have to let him go. Then the world comes crashing down on me. And where do I run? Right into his open arms. Now that I’m grown up, I want him to see me as more than the little girl he used to dote on. I want him to see me as the woman who loves him with every breath I take.She’s always had a place in my heart. When she was little, I loved spoiling her. As she got older, I was happy to be a shoulder for her to lean on. And when she was all grown up? That’s when I realized I needed distance, that I couldn’t trust myself around her. She’s too young, too innocent, too everything-I’m-not. That doesn’t stop me from keeping tabs on her, though. Watching her every move from afar. Until one day she comes running, and I finally let myself hope for more. But can she love the man who’s kept her at arm’s length the past few years? Or will she run again when she finds out all I’ve done to make her mine?

Smiling in Love

Ember Flint - 2019
    30-year-old Blake Long got a raw deal when he was but two, but he managed to pull through. Now, completely alone in the world, he’s the quiet, reclusive and shy CEO of Long Safeguard, an IT firm he built from the ground up, starting from a beat-up, cast-off laptop and ending with a billion dollars in his bank account just as he turned twenty-five, but his professional accomplishments mean nothing when all he has waiting for him at the end of the day is an empty bed in an empty flat, just as hollow as his own bare life.24-year-old Sunny Brooks is a positive-thinking, sweet, smart-mouthed freelance photographer that has been told her entire life that her parents couldn’t have picked a better name for her, and she’s always believed it was true, but lately her smiles have started to lose their momentum. For the last year or so, her boisterous, happy, forever-nosing-around family has been hounding her to settle down and if her beloved, but meddlesome older sisters attempt to set her up with their weekly version of Mr. Right one more time, she’s going to scream.And then she meets him.What happens when your smile finally finds a purpose?And then he meets her. What happens when you finally meet the one that can make you smile?They couldn’t be more different, but they just can’t walk away.Like day and night, dark and light, like the sun and the moon, but also like two magnets, two parts of a whole that, upon recognition, can no longer be kept separate. Dear Reader: This inflammable, saccharine story is so filthy, you’d better make sure no one’s standing behind you while you read it, and so fluffy-sweet, it packs its own calories. I swear: it’s gonna stay on your hips as much as the big, possessive hands of this adorable, dirty-talking, protective OTT alpha hero stay on the heroine’s curvy ones —which is FOREVER. As usual in this book there’s NO-cheating, no OW/OM drama, it’s HEA-guaranteed and features a voluptuous, innocent but spunky heroine that’s sparkly and bubbly as a flute of champagne on an empty stomach and a hero that brings tall, dark and handsome to another level, so brooding you’ll want to make him smile yourself and so uptight, strait-laced and no-nonsense, you just know he’s going to explode when the time is right (and the time is so right!). Do opposites attract? Oh, yeah, they do, baby! If you don’t believe me, come and see… Warning: hot, crazy-fast insta-love coming your way! Might melt your kindle and your heart too!

Finders Keepers

C.A. Rose - 2017
     He found her. He’s keeping her. No one, not even her, is going to keep him from doing just that.

Valentine's Rose

Dani Wyatt - 2017
    Growing the world's rarest and most coveted roses is this mountain man's obsession until he walks into her flower shop and his new obsession takes over. There's just one thing holding him back from staking his claim that ring on her finger. Rose Everhart spends her days arranging flowers. On this Valentine’s Day, she lets it slip that although she's send out thousands of arrangements to other lucky recipients, she's never been the receiver of flowers herself. What she doesn't know, is wearing her grandmother's scratched and worn rose gold wedding band has kept the hulky flannel wearing rose grower that's filled her fantasies for months at a distance for too long. Will these two unlucky at love introverts finally discover what it's like to discover your one and only? Only, will someone from Rose's past force her to retreat back into her solitary world just as she's beginning to understand the power of true love? Author's Note: This indulgent treat smells like roses and tastes like chocolate. Well, maybe not really. But if you like happily ever after and believe in love at first sight this sweet, filthy treat is just for you. Always safe, always smutty and utterly swoon worthy.

Must Be Love

Tory Baker - 2019
     Aubrey Williams didn’t realize how a little alcohol on an empty stomach could hit her. She’s not much of a drinker in the first place. It was pure luck that Cade Martin stepped up and protected her, when she couldn’t protect herself. Although some of the night was a blur, she definitely remembered the tall, sexy man with chocolate brown eyes, well-worn jeans and flannel shirt. Calling to thank him was awkward, but it turned out to be the best thing she ever did. One night turned into more than either of them bargained for. It might have started out as a simple attraction, but now it’s definitely more and if the way Aubrey’s heart speeds up when she hears Cade’s voice is any indication… It must be love. Get ready for an over the top alpha who doesn’t hesitate when he finds the woman he wants. This couple may move quick, but when it’s right they know it. As always with Tory, get ready for a hot but safe, insta-love, oh my it’s hot in here love story to leave you believing in Happily Ever After.

You. Me. Bed. Now.

Olivia T. Turner - 2019
    Insta-love. And of course a sugary sweet HEA guaranteed! You know how OTT does it. Grab this book and let Akea bring you to your knees...