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Loving Ellie


Lindsey Brookes - 2014
    Carrying a child she’d conceived the one and only time she’d lain with her closest friend, Jarrett Tanner. A man she’d agreed to marry for the sake of their child. A man she’d loved, but not as he’d deserved. And now he was gone. Lucas Tanner returns home to settle his younger brother Jarrett’s estate only to discover his brother left behind a very pregnant fiancée. Having lost his own wife and their baby she’d been carrying years before, he’s bound and determined to stick around and make sure Ellie’s child makes it safely into the world. Even if it means facing the ghosts of his past. Struggling financially and emotionally, Ellie is torn between keeping her baby and giving it up for adoption. She wants to give her child the chance she never had - to be raised by two loving parents. If only she could make Lucas understand. And, if only she wasn’t falling for a man with no heart left to give. Lucas finds himself wanting more. Wanting Ellie. But what if he gives in to his deepening feelings and loses her, too? One fears abandonment. The other fears loss. Can Ellie and Lucas put their painful pasts behind them and finally find true happiness? Or are the emotional walls they’ve built up around their hearts too strong to tear down?

Do Not Disturb


Mary Billiter - 2016
    When a luxury beachfront hotel in the OC conducts a mass hire, Katie Flanagan's ninth in line. Is it her dream job? Possibly. Will it help her escape living with her parents for the rest of her life? Hopefully. Add in two hot new hires: one who is her type in all the wrong ways and one who has her questioning what she really wants and needs. Either way, she has a choice to make. When Katie discovers a secret document aimed at downsizing the staff, she finds her voice and pens a press release that places the hotel, and her, at the center of national coverage. When the corporate line is drawn in the sand, the question becomes - will she cross it? Havoc, heat, and hotel madness... welcome to the back hallways at the Waterfront Point Resort.

Eight Goodbyes


Christine Brae - 2018
    He’s a dedicated scientist, practical, pragmatic, and grounded—while she’s a head-in-the-clouds romance author. As their relationship grows, they agree to meet in places around the world, while continuing to live on opposite sides of the globe.Though their feelings for each other deepen, their priorities remain the same. Simon is in a hurry to be financially sound and settle down, but Tessa is enjoying her freedom and newfound success. Neither is willing to give in, but as each goodbye gets harder, Tessa begins to wonder whether fame is the path to happiness, or if she has everything she needs in Simon.Just as Tessa finds the courage to go after her own happily ever after, the unthinkable happens, separating them in ways they never imagined.To move forward, she must let go of the past, and determine once and for all if love is truly more powerful than the pain of goodbye.

Some Kind of Magic


Theresa Weir - 1998
    Dylan, a wounded survivor from an airplane wreck, comes crashing into her life, kidnaps her, and demands to be taken to her remote Idaho cabin. Assuming Dylan is an escaped convict, Claire proceeds to handcuff him to the bed. It's a curious beginning to a beautiful romance. As Claire and Dylan express their true feelings, Dylan also reveals his real identity along with other secrets from his mysterious past...

Restless


Paris Hansen - 2015
     While working with a matchmaker to find love, the last person Savannah St. James expects to fall for is the man behind the bar of her favorite restaurant. From day one, she's pegged Gabriel Archer as a tattooed bad boy but quickly learns he's more than he seems, and far more than she bargained for.When someone from Gabriel's past returns and he begins to shut her out, Savannah starts to doubt their connection. And when her life takes an unexpected turn, everything changes.Will their relationship be over before it ever had a chance to begin? The Finding Love series: Restless (Savannah and Gabriel) Powerless (Finley and Liam) Speechless (Meghan and Oliver) Breathless (Brooklyn and Declan) Priceless (Andi and Braeden) Harmless (Sylvia and Logan)The books in the Finding Love series can be read as standalones, however, for optimum enjoyment they are best read in order.

Bride in Trouble


Serenity Woods - 2018
    She doesn’t remember her father passing away. She doesn’t remember opening the Bay of Islands Brides shop with her mother and sisters. And she definitely doesn’t remember Rafe Masters, the gorgeous firefighter who tells her that they’re due to be married on Valentine’s Day in ten days’ time.Rafe insists they’re madly in love, but the thought of saying ‘I do’ to a complete stranger makes Phoebe want to run for the hills. Her family suggests she postpone the wedding until her memory returns. But Rafe’s determined not to give up on their marriage before it’s even started. He has ten days to convince Phoebe that he’s still her Mr. Right, and he’s determined to win her all over again, no matter what it takes.

Harder


Dahlia West - 2015
    Graphic sex, violence, language** Life leads you away... Adam Stark loves two things-- his art and his family. Years of hard work and single-minded pursuit have set Stark Ink well on its way to becoming the most prestigious tattoo parlor in Rapid City. His success has been hard won and it came with a hefty price tag. Blood brings you back... Tragedy strikes and leaves Adam reeling in its wake. His mother's last request seems simple enough: Keep the family together. But Adam's been gone way too long, and this isn't the family he remembers leaving behind. Old wounds have never healed, and dark secrets churn just below the surface. No matter how hard Adam tries, the deceptively easy task of saving the Starks just keeps getting... Harder

Seaside Summers: Books 1-3 Boxed Set


Melissa Foster - 2016
     SEASIDE DREAMS (Book 1) SEASIDE HEARTS (Book 2) SEASIDE SUNSETS (Book 3) IN SEASIDE DREAMS... Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She's quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella's prank takes a bad turn and a sinfully sexy police officer appears on the scene. Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he's found the one thing he'd never allowed himself to hope for--or even realized he was missing. After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella's powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden's loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son--even Bella? *** IN SEASIDE HEARTS... Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident--except when she's around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother's new cougar lifestyle, Jenna's giving up on Peter--and is ready to explore other men. As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He's looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who's so damn sexy and so painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him. When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete's true feelings, and he's powerless to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete's not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux--the sexiest, most passionate alpha male she's ever seen--or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family? *** IN SEASIDE SUNSETS... Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, and determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether. For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother--and falling in love is not in his plans. From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sensual, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the blond beauty is too distracting for Jamie.

Bought by The Billionaire Rancher: A Modern Day Small Town Romance


Marian Tee - 2019
     Billionaire oil baron Logan Hardwall may be the last bachelor standing among San Antonio's Finest Eligibles, aka SAFE, but it didn't mean he was ready to get leg-shackled like his other friends and believe in all that true love sh*t. When he suddenly found himself in need of a wife to take care of his orphaned nephew, Logan began his hunt for the perfect mail-order bride. She had to be good with kids, but she also had to understand her place in his life, and that was not as his loving wife. She might warm his bed, wear his wedding ring, and be able to spend his money at will, but other than that...she was just the nanny, and that was all she would ever be. Note: This is a STEAMY MODERN-DAY ROMANCE set in small-town Texas. It is 100% insta-love with no cliffhangers and a guaranteed happy-ever-after.

Almost a Family


Donna Alward - 2007
    Discovering that her ex, Jason, is living next door makes the task nearly impossible. Six years ago he'd had their lives all mapped out - where they'd go to school, the house, the number of kids they'd have - but Molly refused his ring and broke off the relationship to pursue her own dreams. The last thing Jason expects is to have feelings for the woman who broke his heart so completely when she chose her career over a life together, but clearly things weren’t as over as they thought. She's only home for a few weeks and they both know she's going back to her successful career. Still, neither manage to keep their distance as old sparks ignite a new flame. Can they learn from past mistakes and give their love a second chance, or is this goodbye for good?

Then Came Alexandra


E.L. Todd - 2014
    More than everything." Alexandra…After a horrific accident working as a nurse in the emergency room, Alexandra becomes reclusive to the world around her. Unable to be speak or function, she pushes away her boyfriend, Paul, of two years. Her distance causes him to spend time with someone else…the betrayal causes her to pack her bags and leave everything behind. She doesn’t know what comfort she’ll find in Savannah, Georgia, but she flees anyway.Blaise…After inheriting the most lucrative cotton field in the south, Blaise has to become a man early in life. He spends his nights with different girls, knowing they are after his money and his special abilities in the bedroom, but he makes a serious mistake with Danielle. Now she lives with him and he guards a secret that he promises to keep…even though that secret is destroying his life. When Alexandra comes into town, her smile and compassion evident, Blaise wants her, and not just in a physical way. Unable to keep his distance, he falls for her, not knowing how long he can keep his secret…

Second Chance Husband


B.B. Hamel - 2018
    This is my last chance. I’ve messed up enough for one lifetime, and I need to get my sh*t together. Bad boy, bastard, a**hole. I’ve been called it all and deserved it once or twice. But I’m changing, and I’m starting with her. Piper’s the producer of my new travel show and my ex-girlfriend. Messed up, right? During a scene in Las Vegas, she gets tricked into signing a real marriage license. That’s right, she’s my accidental bride, and I plan on keeping her. She’s not happy about it, but that doesn’t matter. She needs me just as much as I need her. I can see it in her eyes: She remembers how it used to be, back before I messed up, the way it felt when my fingertips brushed against her skin. She knows how I can make her feel, but she’s afraid. I’ll remind her why I’m the best thing that got away. In the end, she’ll beg to stay my wife, or both our careers will go up in flames. Second Chance Husband is a steamy romance with tons of hot scenes and bad language. It’s only recommended for readers 18+. Second Chance Husband is a STANDALONE, full-length novel. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed HEA!

That Night


K.I. Lynn - 2020
    A magical night with the man of my dreams.The aftermath changed everything.After weeks of silence from him and a positive pregnancy test, it was safe to say I was in full out panic mode.Until I walked into a conference room only to find Mr. Man-of-my-dreams-father-of-my-unborn-child at the head of the table.Turns out the VP of finance isn’t an old boring guy with white hair.Two different cities.A baby on the way.An intense attraction.And he’s technically my boss.Life just got even more complicated.

Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding


Victoria Davies - 2016
    Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help.Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave King Enterprises behind. Being the personal assistant to a man like Darian is a 24/7 job. Asking her to help plan a wedding is simply the icing on the stress-filled cake but to leave she needs a glowing reference and will do anything to get it. Even plan a wedding with the man of her dreams.Stepping outside the office has unexpected consequences. Darian doesn’t believe in relationships, yet he’s starting to see Allison in a whole new light. But he doesn’t know her secret, and she fears that by the time the vows are exchanged, she won’t just be leaving her job behind but her heart as well.

A Stranger in the Family


Patricia McLinn - 1995
     Bodie's discovery that he fathered a son 17 years ago starts a search that leads him to the warm and welcoming Weston family. But his response to one member of the family is far more than he ever expected. The sparks between him and Cambria are real ... and so