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Wicked Prince


Claire Contreras
    Forget the fact that I was sort of seeing someone, or that I had no interest in joining the royal family. Once Aramis sets his eyes on something, there's no use in fighting him on it. Besides, in a way it would make my job a little easier.I accept the offer but set boundaries. Boundaries that Aramis is intent on testing. Before either of us know what's happening, the lines start to blur and I can no longer tell the difference between pretend and reality.My job on the line is one thing, but losing my heart to Aramis was never in the cards.

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.

Can't Fight This Feeling


Claire Hastings - 2020
    Easy going with an infectious laugh, Drea Miller knows she has a good gig working for her uncles and spending time with her best friend Kyle. But she's still restless and full of big dreams for the family business and her heart. When the truth washes ashore, Kyle and Drea try to navigate their feelings for one another among the endless waves of life. As they face a future neither thought possible, will they decide their love is worth fighting for?

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.

Love in Numbers


Scarlett Cole - 2020
    He’s set to become CEO of his family’s company, his Ironman time is better than ever, and his regular poker nights with the guys are his one night a month he can stop worrying about counting macros and indulge himself. What he doesn’t need is a relationship with Emerson Dyer—daughter of his father’s lifelong enemy and most-hated rival.Emerson’s life is nothing but messy.Since her father died, leaving her CEO of their gin distillery, everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Emerson is barely holding it together—what she doesn’t need is a complication like Connor Finch. Sure, his abs do look like they’ve been photoshopped, but she has no time to spend counting them. It’s her company’s numbers she should be worrying about. Still, there’s something about the way he makes her feel.Together, they’re perfect.Connor knows he and Emerson don’t make sense on paper. Too many differences between them—and one big secret that could destroy Emerson’s family business tells him to cut and run. But for once in his life, Connor doesn’t care about messy or imperfect—because the fact is, Emerson is the one perfect thing he needs in his life. Now if he can only convince her . . .Read this standalone enemies to lovers romance now.

Could This Be Love


Lee Kilraine - 2016
    So how did she end up fake-engaged to the World’s Sexiest Man?Sijan Cates, Hollywood’s biggest star and favorite bad boy, is ordered by his movie studio to stay out of the tabloids. No problem. He heads back to his small, sleepy hometown of Climax, NC, to spend time with his brothers and lie low.It’s a great plan.Avery Danford, desperate to track down her estranged family to help her sister, squeezes into a dress two sizes too small and photobombs the biggest movie star in the world. All to catch her tabloid-loving mother’s attention.It’s a crazy-pants plan.One of their plans might work if…Sijan’s #1 fan doesn’t plant a hot kiss on him in front of the paparazzi.The movie star doesn’t announce that Avery is his fiancé to the rabid pack of paparazzi.If one of them doesn’t have a secret past they need to keep secret.If someone isn’t lying their ass off. Okay, a couple someone’s.If Sijan doesn’t feel a burning need to give Avery a starring role in his personal life. For real.If Avery doesn’t fall hard and fast and into bed with last year’s World’s Sexiest Man.But you know what they say… The best-laid plans of Hollywood stars and fake fans oft go astray.Which is to say explode in their faces.COULD THIS BE LOVE is a full-length fun small-town enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy featuring a hot celebrity, a desperate woman, a fake fiancé, a town grapevine working overtime, secrets, the sorriest-looking pair of bald dogs, and sweet sexy times. No cheating. No cliffhanger. A HEA.

Let it Be Me


Jody Holford - 2018
    Now that she’s finally moving on, helping Adam find her replacement should be easy…except he doesn’t want another nanny. He wants a wife.Adam’s been burned by love in the past, so of course he believes finding someone who can be a partner in raising his son is all that matters. Too bad the woman helping him search is the biggest believer in love at first sight and happily-ever-after he’s ever met. Even as Adam’s funny, charming, and—who would have thought it?—super-hot side starts to come out, Megan knows that without love, a family would never be complete. But convincing Adam of that might be harder than she thought.

My Ex's Little Sister


Lindsey Hart - 2020
    Tall, blonde, chic, soft-spoken... She was nothing like that. Instead, Bella was the black sheep of the family, And I met her for the first time when I dumped her sister at the altar… Which speaks volumes about our relationship right? Wrong! She is the one who kind of kidnapped me from my own wedding… in her neon green car. Yeps, you read that damn right! And you know what more she is… the foul-mouthed dark-haired little sister of my now ex-fiancée. And I think I’m obsessed with her. I shouldn’t be. She is forbidden. But one taste and I can’t seem to stop. I need more. But what do we do if anyone finds out about us? This is a full-length novel. No Cheating. No Cliff-hangers. With the type of ending you will just love. So, come and meet those sexy men loaded with more than just that cash package and so ready to claim their not-so-reluctant heroine. The Alphalicious Billionaires series: - Married by Mistake - Faking It - Baby Mistake - Seducing My Best Friend - The Dating Game - Claiming Her V-Card - His Runaway Bride - Steamy Proposal - My Ex's Sister - Hotshot Boss Can be read in any order.

Bet the House


Erika Marks - 2014
    Not only is her baby sister about to marry into the family of Dunn-Right Preservation’s biggest professional rival, but the historic bungalow of her dreams has just been bought by the most infuriating (not to mention exceedingly handsome and notoriously wicked) man to ever hammer a nail in Magnolia Bay, Knox Loveless. 
 But when Knox offers her a wager she can’t refuse, a bet with the coveted bungalow as its prize, Willa is sure her bad luck might finally be turning around—until Knox surprises her with a passionate kiss, and suddenly all bets are off. Could this be just another one of Knox Loveless’ games, or will two rivals finally surrender to a long-simmering attraction and declare a truce once and for all?

Billionaire's Unexpected Bride


Alexis Winter - 2021
    “We can’t pretend like they haven’t.”I don’t break rules. EVER.1. NEVER mix business with pleasure.2. DON’T put my job in jeopardy.3. Absolutely do NOT fall in love with a client.Guess I should say . . . I didn’t break them, until I met my new billionaire client, Drake Slade.Arrogant, rude, hated by everyone in town, and 100% NOT my type.The day my perfect LA life was uprooted to move to middle-of-frickin’-nowhere Colorado was the day I was convinced my life was over.Raise and promotion be damned, what good is it if the only place in town is a Dollar Store?But here I am, wearing a denim skirt and cowboy boots, rootin’ and scootin’ my way around town, and square dancing my way into Drake’s bed.Don’t worry, I have a plan. Sort of.He’s just a little distraction to make my time here pass. After I get the town to love him, I can move back to LA.Now I just need to convince my heart . . .

Arranged Love


Lacey Wolfe - 2014
    Every time she turns around, they're setting her up with someone new. Try as she might, she can't convince them to butt out of her love life.Ryan Newell isn't looking for love. After having his heart torn to shreds by his ex, he's determined to never again fall in love and leave himself that vulnerable to being hurt. His parents, however, believe he just needs some help finding the right woman, and their friends' daughter, Kayla, might be a perfect match.Realizing they both have the same problem—parents who won't stop nagging them about finding a partner—Ryan and Kayla agree to an arrangement of sorts. All they have to do is pretend to date, and they don't even have to see each other, they can discuss the details of their "dates" via email. But then the email conversations lead to real dates, and Kayla finds herself struggling to keep her feelings for Ryan in check as he's made it clear love will not enter into the equation for him. Then Kayla's parents suddenly announce they're getting a divorce, and she begins to wonder if maybe Ryan has the right idea.When it all gets to be too much for Kayla, she has a hard decision to make—agree to stay with Ryan and never experience love, or walk away for her chance to find it.Content Warning: contains adult language and graphic sexual content

The Lady and the Law


Joann Baker - 2012
    Dancing around a problem didn’t solve anything—it only made your feet hurt. And she’d had enough hurt to last a lifetime. Sheriff J.C. Duvall hadn’t just been bitten by love once, he’d been chewed up and spit out. Now the by-the-book lawman wanted only to raise his daughter and live a quiet, peaceful life in the little town of Utopia County, Wyoming. But Emmaline’s constant shenanigans threaten his peaceful existence. Even if they can find a way to put their pasts behind them, can the solitary lawman and the fiery lawyer overcome their differences and build a future together? EXCERPT: “Emmaline, why don’t you just run along and –” “Be a good little female.” The words pelleted J.C.’s senses like shards of ice against his skin. For such a fiery little thing, she sure could be cool. Dealing with Emmaline was like holding a stick of dynamite with a lit fuse, you had to time the throw just right. He rubbed a weary hand over his day old stubble, forcing himself to maintain a calm he was far from feeling. “I was going to say and we’ll forget this little incident ever happened.” “How noble of you.” Double shit. How could one tiny little woman make a man feel so inadequate with just a few words? Must be the lawyer in her. That reminder J.C. of Emmaline’s one weakness. Everyone knew she was forever losing track of time. “Aren’t you needed at your office on some case or another?” She pulled back the sleeve of her pink blouse and glanced at her watch. “Holy wa-ter. I’m going to be late for court.” She took off at a dead run, her long blonde curls fly-ing behind her. “That girl is going to drive this town bonkers if she continues to carry on the way she has for the last few months.” Clive shook his white head. “She certainly is, umm, unique.” J.C. watched until Emmaline rounded the corner then turned back to Clive. “She’s crazy as a lunatic,” Clive muttered. “Running around all over town putting her nose into things that don’t concern her.” “Now Clive, I wouldn’t exactly say that Utopia County’s top attorney is ready for the loony bin.” J.C. glanced toward the patrol car. He guessed the girls were getting pret-ty impatient now that the jig was up. “Hmmph.” Clive waved a dismissive hand. “What that girl needs is a husband to rein her in.” He gave J.C. a measuring look. “Don’t look at me.” J.C. turned toward the car. He wouldn’t let himself examine too closely the rush he felt at the thought of being the man to try and control Emmaline Conway. He might as well stick his heart in a meat grinder. Been there. Done that. Never again.

Buckhorn Legacy: Casey / Back To Buckhorn


Lori Foster - 2016
    Once she was the bad girl — and did everything to get Casey Hudson into bed. He was the cutest guy in town, and the only one who cared about her.Before, it was hard for Casey to resist Emma and now it’s impossible! But Emma shutting him out — and Casey needs to convince her that their attraction isn’t just leftover teenage lust, but his real love for a woman…Back To BuckhornLeaving Buckhorn was the best thing Zoey Hodge did. Now she’s back to take care of her mum. She doesn’t mind seeing Garrett Hudson, one of the few who cared for her. Now he’s a firefighter with a very tempting sexy charm.Garret fell for witty and brave Zoey long ago and he’s falling even faster now. He believes there are many reasons for Zoey to stay. Her business. Her mum. And a chance for Garret to prove that he is her real-life hero…

Brief Encounter at the Picture House by the Sea


Holly Hepburn - 2017
    Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley.   The picture house by the sea is the Palace at Polwhipple – a lovely art deco cinema, nestled in front of azure Cornish seas. But it is long past its heyday now, and its only saving grace is Ferrelli's, the family run ice-cream concession in the foyer, which is famed for selling the best ice cream for miles.   When Ferdie, the owner of Ferrelli's, falls ill, his granddaughter Gina drops everything to come and help out, leaving her boyfriend, Max, in London. But when she arrives she is dismayed by the state of the cinema, which she remembers fondly from summer holidays when she was a teenager,   Enchanted by Polwhipple's golden beaches and friendly faces, Gina sets about restoring the Palace to its former glory with a themed Brief Encounter night, roping in her old friend Ben to help. But can one night alter the fortunes of this beautiful old picture house by the sea...?If you enjoyed part one in the PICTURE HOUSE series, download part two - Singing in the Rain at the Picture House by the Sea – now!  'Fabulously feel-good, funny and fresh, it will sweep you off your feet' Rowan Coleman 'Pure pleasure, a delight from opening credits to closing reel' Julie Cohen 'Deliciously romantic and sprinkled with the magic of the movies – it's the perfect treat!' Miranda DickinsonWhat people are saying about the STAR AND SIXPENCE and the CASTLE COURT series:'Warm, witty and laced with intriguing secrets' Cathy Bramley 'The perfect book to start the new year' Rowan Coleman 'A treasure of a find and I was completely enveloped within this world from the very first page. 5 stars!' Becca's Books 'A thoroughly lovely and entertaining read!' Book Kaz 'A charming story with real characters and an idyllic setting' Fictionophile

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?