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His Bought Fiancée


Holly Rayner - 2018
    This time, she’s the fake fiancée, and he’s paying! Alyssa: High school reunions are bad enough, But seeing my ex with his wife and baby pushed me over the edge. I grabbed the first guy I could find on the street outside A Middle Eastern god, just out for a stroll Well, it turns out he’s a sheikh And he wants me to convince his royal parents that we’re in love, and I’m his fiancée! I didn’t realize I’d be playing the part of a princess! Ali: A fiancé for one night only—now there’s an idea. Maybe we can keep up the pretense a little while longer. I need the perfect American princess to fool my pushy parents I was hers for one night. Will she be mine forever? This is the first book in Holly Rayner’s Wedded To The Sheikh series.

Second Chances


Alice Reed - 2021
    But, when fate pulls her back to her hometown of Sydney, she finds the eyes of the world are on her, and this time for all the wrong reasons.In the midst of a chaotic scandal, Emelia meets the eye of the last person she expected to see: her high school sweetheart, Liam Miller. When the whole world turns dark, Emelia finds light again in the boy she loved all those years ago.But things have changed. No longer the heart-drawing sixteen-year-old Liam used to know, fame, money and notoriety have changed Emelia, leaving them both unsure of where they stand.When chance leads them into close proximity, Emelia finds there’s something even more terrifying than having the whole world hate you: developing feelings for someone who she could actually fall for.Hearts will be set racing in this fast paced second chance romance set on the sunny and romantic Bondi Beach. Do they have it in their hearts to take another shot at love?

The Physical: A Doctor Romance


Fiona Blake - 2016
    Now that he’s back from Afghanistan, he works in the ER. It gives him the adrenaline rush he needs and keeps him busy. The nurses love him, but he doesn’t have much time for women. Until he meets Tess, that is.She's unlike any woman she's ever met. The problem is she’s his patient. And she’s barely legal. It takes every ounce of energy to resist her. But the idea of owning her svelte gymnast physique makes him strain with desire. It’s wrong, but he needs to have her. And when a dangerous secret emerges, she may need him more than she knows.Warning: this book is a hot and steamy rollercoaster of a novel. This book is perfect for readers who want a quick-and-dirty dose of insta-love.

Turn Towards the Sun


Jennifer Domenico - 2012
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Knocked Up on Valentine's Day


Amy Brent - 2018
    I went to an Anti-Valentine's party, And came back with a baby!Another secret? One look and he steals the breath out of me. Everything in my mind screams 'no.' But my body says 'yes,' 'yes,' 'yes,' and 'more.'Well, it was just supposed to be a one night stand. Until, the morning sickness kicks in!I can't tell him about this. I'll have to do it on my own. But then, He shows up at my office.Both of us have secrets, Hell, we don't even know each other. And now he tells me he won't let me go. That he's been looking for me,And wants us to be a family. A family with a total stranger? Can that even be a thing?Damn, I think he already has a family,What if those rumors are true? What if that is his secret? 80,000+ words in this full length steamy Valentine's Day Romance. Bonus content included after the main story, including two brand new never before published full-length romances. Grab your copy today.

This is Love (High Stakes Billionaires Book 1)


C.J. Thomas - 2018
     From the moment he laid his eyes on me, I knew it was love at first sight. My life was a wreck, and I didn't deserve the attention. When my weekend getaway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains quickly turned into something it shouldn't have, I wondered if he was too good to be true. Nothing in this world was by chance, and it didn't take me long to realize there was more to him than I'd originally thought. But when I learned he was predestined to be with another woman, the earth beneath my feet crumbled. If only heartache didn't feel so bad, then maybe I would have believed that this was love. Author's Note: This is Love is a full-length standalone novel with a guaranteed HEA.

Lean On Me


Tori Scott - 2011
    Her new next door neighbors, Hunter Thurman and his son Jason, had been arguing just before Jason jumped in the vehicle and took off without looking behind him. Now her daughter has a concussion and a broken leg,and Sandy has a sexy neighbor who will stop at nothing to make it up to her.Whether she wants him to or not.Hunter Thurman has a mission: to fix the mess his son has made and to fix the mess he's made of his son's life. He is determined to take care of his next door neighbor and her daughter after the accident, but Sandy is independent and determined to take care of herself, insisting she doesn't need Hunter's help.His son, Jason, bridges the gap, opening up to Sandy in a way he never has to his father, revealing things Hunter wishes his son had told him instead.

Loving Glory


Joleen James - 2013
    Everyone wonders how Jace can come back, especially after getting Fortune’s golden girl Glory Moon pregnant, then leaving her alone to raise their autistic son. No one is more shocked than Jace when he discovers that Glory kept the baby she’d promised to give up for adoption ten years ago. Seriously in debt, Glory and her son are one step away from food stamps and welfare. When Jace suggests a business arrangement--marry him and he’ll pay off her debts and get their son the finest medical care and private school money can buy, Glory has no choice but to accept his proposal. But Jace’s proposal comes with a price, and love is never simple—especially when the heart is involved.

Mountain Man's Virgin


Claire Angel - 2018
    It could not have come at a better time. I distracted myself with work and even welcomed the chance to work somewhere else to help out. I enjoyed staying busy… Hallie I never expected to meet Colton when I went back for a short but necessary trip to Chester. He wasn’t here before, just memories that I wanted to forget. He was gorgeous and rough around the edges. A Mountain Man. Colton was going to be the death of me. Every moment that I spent with him, I grew more addicted. Once I gave in to him, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to walk away. Would he be worth the risk? Could I walk away from this stunning mountain man? Colton I didn’t think I’d meet Hallie, the woman that changed my world the second I saw her. It was complicated as hell, but I wanted her. I wanted a future with her. Were a few weeks enough time to decide on your future? Was it worth taking the chance? Could I trust my feelings? ***Mountain Man's Virgin is 15,000-word full-length standalone Mountain Man Romance. No cliffhanger, plenty of steam and a guaranteed HEA! Steamy Bonus Romance Stories Included Just For You.***

Romancing the Ranger


Jennie Marts - 2016
    When the judge rejects her offer to pay for the structure and sentences her to rebuild it—with the hot ranger supervising—she embraces the challenge to take control of her life. Park ranger Wade Baker wants nothing to do with the rich city girl, no matter how tempting he finds her lush curves. She’s too much like his ex-fiancée, and if he’s learned anything, it’s that women like Reese don’t fit into his world. And he sure as hell wants no part of her big city life. Reese may not know a hammer from a screwdriver, but she’s working hard to prove she’s not just some pampered princess to be toyed with. And damn it if Wade doesn’t admire her tenacious spirit. If only they got along half as well outside the bedroom as they do in it, there might be a chance for them after all…

One Simple Wish: Return to Lighthouse Point


Kay Correll - 2020
     When her aunt is injured, Sara hurries back to Belle Island to help out at Charming Inn. She’s sure she can run the inn and work remotely for her job back in Boston. If only she can juggle all of it… But what are the chances she’d run into Noah McNeil after all these years and what is he doing on her island? He disappeared from her life in Boston without a word over twenty years ago. And now he has a dog? He always swore he didn't have time for pets… Sara and her two best friends, Robin and Charlotte, struggle to keep Charming Inn running while Sara struggles to ignore Noah completely. But maybe, just maybe, Noah isn’t quite the man she thought he was. Join these three best friends and the familiar people of Belle Island in this delightful spin-off of the Lighthouse Point series. This is book one in the Charming Inn series: One Simple Wish - Book One Two of a Kind - Book Two Three Simple Things - Book Three Four Short Weeks - Book Four Five Years or So - Book Five The Lighthouse Point Series: Wish Upon a Shell - Book One Wedding on the Beach - Book Two Love at the Lighthouse - Book Three Cottage Near the Point - Book Four Return to the Island - Book Five Bungalow by the Bay - Book Six

Reunited


Marcella Swann - 2018
    . .  except for that one time. I knew I shouldn't but he was so hot. Steamy. Passionate. It was incredible. I left him a note the next morning but he never called.Next thing I know, I’m pregnant. Me and my little girl have made it through but it’s been hell.Now he’s back but he doesn’t know the half of it—doesn’t know about his daughter . . . our daughter.His hotness made me do a stupid thing five years go, but not this time.If he thinks he can freakin’ waltz back into my life . . . My little girl absolutely loves the guy though and, well, he’s got a billion dollars coming to him. F***! Bobby I had her for one night.It was hot. It was right. It was incredible. I’ve never really shaken her from my thoughts. It's still the best night of my life and, trust me, I've had plenty of Netflix and chill action since.But she was gone by the morning. Fine. I can play that game, too. So I bolted--got the heck outta dodge. Now I got a billion bucks coming my way.One catch, though: I've got to get my shit together and clean up my act.Or else my uncle’s money goes elsewhere—to my shitty cousin.But f*** the money, no one’s gonna mess with my woman—and my daughter.Their mine. I’ll do what I have to protect them. To make things right.So bring it on. This is gonna be fun.

Bad Duke


Emily Bishop - 2018
    Playboy parties are more my cup of tea. Now, I’ve got 30 days to marry or lose my billion-pound inheritance. Isabella is my saving grace, but we hated each other as teens. The eyes, the body, the confidence. Quite the goddess she’s become since high school. In between all the fighting, we must somehow pretend to be married. Wanting her as more than a “fake” fiancé was never an option. Needing her wasn’t part of the plan. But when opposing forces come between us, neither God, queen, nor country will stop me from having her. This steamy, contemporary, romantic suspense will keep you company tonight, tomorrow, and the day after. No cheating and a satisfying happily ever after!

You Promised Me Forever


Lizabeth Scott - 2016
    She awaited their return for years until she grew old enough to understand they never would. As a young adult, she didn’t understand why William, the boy next door made her feel safe and loved and then made her promises he had no intention of keeping. Broken and questioning everything about her life, Nicole discovers strength she never knew she had. She leaves everything behind to heal and to search for peace and understanding. What she finds is that Nicole had to disappear so Sugar could emerge and be strong enough for both of them to survive.

A Time to Fall


Jess Vonn - 2017
    Winnie's only desire is to put all of her energy into her writing -- well, that and to officially retire her lady parts in an act of self-defense. Unfortunately, as scandal unfolds in her new community, her closest ally comes in the form of delicious-smelling Chamber of Commerce director Cal Spencer, who also happens to be the son of Winnie's benevolent (if meddling) landlady. Cal is a serial non-committer, yet his electric attraction to Winnie's curves and quirks has him contemplating breaking his iron-clad commitment to never mix work with pleasure. The couple's sexual chemistry escalates alongside the town's drama, leaving them wondering: can they survive the fall with their jobs, their hearts, and their pledges of non-commitment intact? Vonn’s books are perfect for audiences who enjoy quirky small towns, smart and occasionally sassy heroines, sexy and sarcastic heroes, serious heat between the sheets, and happily ever afters all around.