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That One Night


Josie Wright - 2015
    For me, it was one perfect night.I have always had a thing for my brother’s best friend, Ben. When I found him on my parents’ couch, drowning his sorrows in a whiskey bottle, my attempts to comfort him quickly turned into a night of raw and intense passion. My foolish heart hoped he might feel the same way I do. But Ben wasn’t there to stay and I woke up the next morning alone with a broken heart.I attempted to forget the guy with a smile to die for and a touch that sets me on fire.I thought I was over him.I thought he was gone forever.Until, eighteen months later Ben returns and learns my secret. Now, he is hell-bent on winning me back. He plays dirty. And he won’t stop until he gets what he wants—me.But he has secrets of his own. Secrets that could destroy everything we might have and everything we are.Not suitable for under 18's due to strong language, violence and sexual contentThis book is an interconnected standalone and first in the series.approx. 86,000 words

The Spark Series: The Complete Box Set


Brooke Cumberland - 2014
    Mature content including sexual abuse, strong language, and explicit sex scenes. Contains some sensitive issues regarding pregnancies.**SPARKWhen your past controls your future, how do you move forward?Velaney Wills knows about that all too well.Weak, powerless, and fearing the one person who has hurt her the most...can she overcome the barriers to move forward?Being saved by a muscled Godsend was never on her agenda, but when firefighter, Eric Reilley comes into her life unexpectedly, everything changes.Velaney has never felt loved or cared for, and her past prevents her from letting anyone in. Eric manages to break down her walls--despite the repercussions that come for them afterwards.They have an undeniable spark--something she has never felt before, but will it be enough? Can love overcome all obstacles? Can they save each other to protect their love or will her past shatter everything she never knew she needed...?*****BURNJust when Velaney thinks she is safe again...her worst nightmare comes back to haunt her.Eric is dealing with his own insecurities as he tries to accept Velaney's decision to help the enemy...can he get past it? Will they be there for each other in the end?Eric struggles to step aside and trust Velaney...but will his past keep him from doing so? Can he let go in order to move forward?Velaney and Eric had their fair share of ups and downs in SPARK...their love was undeniable and intense. Just when you think they could get their happily ever after...pasts collide and merge together...will they fight for what they want?Or will their love crash and burn?*******FLAME - Companion novel (can be read without reading the first two)Carissa Wright doesn't do relationships.Raised with a junkie mother and an alcoholic father, building relationships were far off her list. Rather, one night-stands were her usual. Carissa has one constant in her life--her best friend Velaney. Completely opposite of each other, yet they balance each other out.Although Carissa admits to only wanting sex and nothing more, will she allow the one guy who wants to break down her walls or will she run out of fear for finally letting her guard down? She is unfamiliar with these feelings and wants nothing more than to walk away without a shattered heart. Will she be able to find the courage in order to turn her flame into a long lasting relationship? With walls built up & emotions turned off, can she learn to put her heart on the line?Or will each guy just be another flame?Drew Finlay is a foreign exchange student from London. Studying abroad, he remains focused on school and football. It isn't until he meets Carissa that his consistent routine is interrupted. Knowing very well he'll be heading home in just a matter of months, Drew doesn't pressure Carissa into giving him more than she can give. However, once he falls for her...he isn't giving up.Control, passion, and desperate.He'll take her anyway he can have her...

Breathe Me


Alexia Purdy - 2013
    If you're looking for SMUTTINESS, or BAD BOYS to save, this is not for you. Happy endings? Yes. Yummy boyfriend? Oh yes, please proceed...Sometimes the one who broke your heart is the one who needs saving the most.Piper Sandervale never thought she’d ever see Sasha Koval again, not since he'd taken her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it. Now six years have passed, and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’s willing to do anything to get her back. She’s not willing to give him anything but a taste of his own medicine, and this may be her chance for payback. But is she only getting in way over her head? Even as she plots her revenge, Piper discovers that something has changed with Sasha, and she finds herself struggling to justify holding on to past hurts as he continues his quest for atonement.Who needs saving now?

Aiden


H.L. Swan - 2020
    That is until Emilia dances into his life, setting a blazing fire of color through every dark corner he’s hidden himself inside of.The question remains, is her light to bright, her soul too pure to be so utterly consumed with someone that has such dark demons lurking around at every corner?Is Emilia ready to be involved with the dangerous games that Aiden’s empire entails?

Right There with You


R.J. Sable - 2013
    Having finally moved out to start her new life as a university student she tries to faithfully follow the strictly ordered life they've lain out for her. These rules haven't been an issue for her before because she knows she owes them everything. More than any sibling can ever owe. She dutifully follows these rules until she meets Jason Reed and the biggest one becomes a problem. No boyfriends. Torn between her loyalty to her brothers and the sizzling attraction to the intriguing ladies' man, Jamie-Lea finds herself on dangerous standings with her overbearing and somewhat aggressive brothers. Jason Reed isn't intimidated by the Carters. He knows what he wants the moment he sees it and nothing is going to come between him and the girl he never expected to fall for.With the odds stacked against them, where will this forbidden romance take them?

Trust Me


R.S. Burnett - 2013
    Their relationship is friendship with a lot of insults, flirting and sexual tension.Brooke doesn't know what to make it of it either, especially when Tucker seems to be her very own dream catcher.Tucker understands the relationship, he respects Brooke, he likes her and when he finds out what she's been hiding from, he feels protective of her. That doesn't mean he won't hurt her though.Even though she's been hurt by everyone in her life, Brooke still finds herself giving in and surrendering, especially when those bright baby blue eyes stare up at her and those soft, full lips that surround a crocked grin, whisper the two words that take her breath away ... she knows that she say should no, she knows that the answer has to be no, she knows that she can't afford to say yes, but she always does, who knew that the most seductive words in the world could be the two that shatter it all in the end? After all, all he said was ... Trust me.

The Billionaire's Secret Desire


Lietha Wards - 2011
    However, not only was he her brother's best friend, he was also his brother's boss and currently dating a model. Now she was going to spend the summer working for him. How was she supposed to keep her feelings to herself during this time.sequel: The Greek Tycoon's Runaway Bride

Taking Him


Jackie Ashenden - 2013
    But first there’s one loose end in Auckland she needs to tie up: her obsession with her older brother’s best friend, Hunter Chase.She’s sick of being “kid zoned”. It’s time to make like one of her kick-ass computer game heroines and take matters into her own hands. Except when she finally has Hunter where she wants him, her hands are the last thing he’ll let her use.Hunter works hard at running the construction firm he co-owns with his friend, and at keeping his distance from his dysfunctional family. Control is his linchpin, but there’s just one spanner in the works—Ellie.The girl he always looked out for suddenly seems determined to make him see her as a woman. But with a past darker than the angel wings tattooed on his back, the safest place for her is just beyond arm’s length. Or the next heart to suffer damage could be hers.Warning: Contains a tortured hero, a determined heroine, cosplay kink, and a twisted twist that could cause mental whiplash. Line to the WTF Infirmary forms on the right.

I Found You


Jane Lark - 2013
    Tonight is for being together. On a cold winter night, Rachel and Jason’s lives collide on Manhattan Bridge. She’s running from life, he’s running toward it. But compassion urges him to help her. His offer of a place to stay leads to friendship and trouble. There’s his fiancée back home in Oregon and a family who just don’t trust this girl from the wrong side of the tracks. But when the connection between them is so electric, so right… everyone else must be wrong. And as the snow begins to settle on the Hudson, there’s nothing but the possibility of what could be – of this, right here, right now. Them.

Gina and Mike


Buffy Andrews - 2013
    She's looking forward to the prom, then graduation and senior week at the shore. The only thing she isn't looking forward to is the start of college, because it means she won't be near Mike. They are attending schools on opposite sides of the state. But Gina's normal teen life ends the night she is brutally raped by her math teacher and Mike's baseball coach. Coach Smith threatens to destroy Mike's promising baseball career if Gina tells anyone what happened. To protect Mike, Gina keeps quiet and eventually, unable to deal with the effects of the rape, breaks up with Mike. They reconnect at their 20th high school reunion where the past catches up with them and Mike learns the truth about what happened 20 years ago.

The unholy Books of Tristan Wrangler


Don Both - 2013
    As if this was not enough, ever since first grade she has been head-over-heels in love with the absolute womanizing, Tristan ‘Sexy’ Wrangler — naturally, without any reciprocation from the arrogant god. One morning, thanks to an alcohol-induced faux pas, he finds himself waking up in bed with Turkey in his arms. This is absolutely devastating to his esteemed reputation. Always on Saturdays: However, he notices that although Mia doesn’t conform to the perfect supermodel image, which is his usual type, she has other qualities and even the power to, quite unintentionally, rob him of his hormone-charged mind... First off, a few important opinions when it comes to books. From readers: Sandra Wedig: You can never look at things as only black and white; you must look behind people’s facade to recognize their true nature. You want to continue following the characters... beyond the ending. Antje Rodewald: A book full of unconditional love, boundless envy, hatred, and self-abandonment to the point of being painful. A book, frank and vulgar, yet realistic. Amelia Narjes Syr: Something like this has been missing lately! Shameless word usage and an unrestrained storyline! Gipsy Laila: Things you experience while reading this book: heart palpitations, weeping, laughter, trembling, shaking, rejoicing, and suffering. The vocabulary will be enhanced for all of a sudden you’ll be cussing all the time and taking urgently needed cold showers in between!

Life Altering Beautiful


T.A. Hardenbrook - 2013
    Running away from her past Seven was bound and determined to make a new life. She moved halfway across the country to a school where she hoped to fly under the radar. What could possibly go wrong if she just kept her life quiet? Stone has no interest in commitment. Dating always seemed to lead to broken promises and heartbreak, keeping it simple was easier on everyone. But then in the middle of his crazy world he meets this girl, and somehow the universe aligns leaving him wanting more. How can he make her see that it’s okay to trust again; how does he combine his two lives and make both of them worthy enough to be with her? If love is all that someone needs, then why are there so many broken souls in this world? Can one individual really make a change for the better and make peace within themselves and others? When two souls collide can they save each other?

Variables of Love


M.K. Schiller - 2014
    She’s in her senior year at Stanford where she’ll graduate summa cum laude, and then she'll begin her interviews…her marriage interviews. Meena is Indian, and she’s never questioned that she’ll have an arranged marriage like all the generations before her. Not until she meets gorgeous math major Ethan Callahan. Ethan’s sense of humor and free spirit stir feelings in Meena she didn’t know were possible outside of Bollywood movies. It doesn’t hurt that he’s charming and has the uncanny ability to make math sound like poetry, but Meena knows their equation makes no sense in the real world. Ethan finds himself intrigued by the mysterious, beautiful girl, whose big, brown eyes reflect great pain. His goals are small at first—to make her smile and then to laugh. But he soon wants more, and though Meena is adamant they have no future, he convinces her to share the present. Ethan believes every problem has a solution, but with cultural expectations and family duty among the variables, they will struggle to solve the ultimate equation to find happiness.

Jason and Keanne


Marian Tee - 2014
     Jason is the man who saved me from self-destruction, the man who knows all my secrets, and now the man whose broken heart I ache to heal. Jason does not see me as a woman, does not believe I can truly love him, and does not think he is capable of loving any other woman than the one he lost to his brother. In an all-out bid to win his love, I accept Jason’s challenge. For him to give me a chance to own his heart, he demands that I do everything he wants, and what he wants is for me to realize that someone out there is better for me. Too late I realize that Jason also thinks someone out there is better for him – but it is not me…and it might never be me.

Shadows of the Past


H.M. Ward - 2015
    I'm unable to move forward and refuse to go back. The only way to dissolve the shadows is to begin again. So I try.Tonight will be different, it has to be. Coaxed into a tight dress that's guaranteed to hit the floor after I find the right guy, I head out. My flatmate takes me to this new London pub that looks more like the New York clubs I'm used to, but it works. I can find someone to ease the pain for a little bit, even if it’s only one night.When Hot British Guy spots me, there's an instant attraction. There's something about him besides the dark hair and beautiful body. He's pure eye-candy, but it's his sharp tongue and sad eyes makes me wonder. Something happened to him, I can tell. He's lived through Hell and showed up here tonight to forget. But I'm not supposed to ask. This is a one time thing, a hot night filled with lust that erases everything.I can do this. I'm tired of crying, of feeling numb. This out-of-character conquest feels weird, but I go with it--until he throws me out. Shocked, I leave and cement my former hypothesis--guys suck.The next day, he's there looking all sexy. Brilliant blue eyes blazing, his dark hair falls in his eyes and a wicked grin twists his perfect lips. God help me.Standalone Novel360 pagesNew Adult Romance