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Love Story


Janine Boissard - 2003
    His life is the envy of men in all walks of life, until a fateful random attack leaves him a shell of his former self. Now, three years later and no longer performing opera, he is still a singer in very high demand—but he knows he can’t be too careful about his security. Women still fawn over him too, so it is hard to understand why, when in need of a new aide and publicist to travel and be with him night and day, he would hire a small, average-looking woman who he will later compare to a sparrow. Laura is surprised the morning after her twenty-sixth birthday party when she is called into the boss’s office and offered the job of accompanying Claudio Roman on his singing engagement—effective immediately. Hesitant at first, she accepts the opportunity and throws herself into it with all the professionalism she can bring. Soon becoming the only one Claudio requests from the agency, her dedication to making sure that Claudio has everything he needs at all times endears her to the singer. She takes her position so seriously, in fact, that she sees the opportunity to play her sincerity against his cynicism and bring him the hope he gave up long ago. As Laura desperately searches for ways to restore his confidence and stature as a premiere opera performer, she awakens feelings in Claudio he thought were lost forever.

Four Weddings and a Festival


Annie Robertson - 2019
    Four weddings. One happy ending...?Lifelong friends and rom-com fans Bea, Lizzie, Hannah and Kat have curled up with Bridget Jones, sobbed at Love, Actually and memorised the script to Notting Hill. They always joked about getting married in one summer - their own Four Weddings - and it seems like this might just be the year . . .That is, until Bea turns down her boyfriend's proposal. Is her own Hugh Grant waiting for her amid the champagne and confetti? Can real-life romance ever live up to a Richard Curtis movie?As the wedding - and festival - season gets into its swing, can all four friends find their happy ever after...?Raise a glass of champagne and get ready for this summer's most charming romantic comedy! Perfect for fans of Sophie Ranalds, Mandy Baggot and Sue Roberts

Who Wants to Love a Billionaire?


Laura Burton - 2019
    Julie does not love being the center of attention. She makes dresses for those who do.But when Emily, her matchmaking friend begs for a favor,Julie can't say no.It was supposed to be just one date. She never expected to kiss the guy.Then fall head over heels for him. When threats start rolling in it becomes clear,Someone will do whatever it takes to break them apart.Now she’s in too deep and walking away isn’t an option. But with the paparazzi and drama involved, Julie can not help but wonder,Who wants to love a Billionaire? Hollywood producer Harry Jackson is not an alpha male.  He’s goofy, sensitive and will move mountains to make everyone happy.In fact, he requires a whole team of people to keep him from being robbed blind. Sometimes he even needs saving from his love of bad puns. But when an enemy threatens to jeapardize his chance at love, it’s time to step up and fight.He’s terrified. But the thought of losing Julie scares him more.

Stroke of Midnight


Andie J. Christopher - 2017
    Even workaholic Alana Hernandez can’t resist the call of the city, especially if it will get her little sister off her back. But a night of celebrating turns into a night of mischief when an alluring stranger catches her eye across the dance floor.   No names. Former Navy Seal Cole Roberts isn’t looking for anything more than a good time in Miami. Since leaving the military and being betrayed by his former fiancée, he’s not interested in unnecessary complications. But the moment he sets eyes on the sultry beauty, Cole knows this night will be far from ordinary.   No going back . Neither Cole nor Alana are looking for a relationship, so they strike a deal: One night. No names. No repeats. But things get complicated when their night of passion becomes something neither can walk away from.

The Rebel


Alice Ward - 2017
    My way. Until she arrives and shakes my reality to the core. As a former MC member and the best damn bike mechanic in the state, I've turned my back on everything my rich family expects of me. I don't need their money or their expectations. Screw them all. I'm doing just fine on my own. Until the day my life changes, and I become a full-time single father to a little girl I hardly know. Her arrival creates a tailspin I don't know how to correct. Then I receive an offer I can't refuse from the billionaire family I detest. I don't like selling out by being a sex symbol for the family company, but it comes with enough money to give my little girl everything she needs. And, then there's my corporate babysitter/boss... wow. Ass, tits, and legs for days. Maybe I can do this father thing. This corporate thing. This lover thing. If being this close to my family doesn't destroy me first. *** This is a Full-Length STANDALONE billionaire romance novel with an HEA and NO CLIFFHANGER. For a LIMITED TIME, this copy also includes a HOT FREE BONUS! ***

The Truth About Love


Sheila Athens - 2014
    She passed up more prestigious opportunities to intern at a Tallahassee nonprofit dedicated to overturning wrongful convictions. But when she catches the eye of sexy green-eyed hunk Landon Vista, she realizes there’s room in her hardworking life for a little fun. Then she learns her newest case involves the man accused of murdering Landon’s mother…and possibly setting him free.Stronger PassionsThe people of Tallahassee still see Landon Vista as their golden boy and football hero…and as the man who tragically lost his mother. Yet Landon hides his emotional scars behind his handsome smile. While working for a senator who’s tough on crime, he finds himself keeping an eye on gorgeous redheaded Gina in more ways than one. But as their passion simmers, their secrets build…until Gina’s latest case collides with Landon’s heartbreaking past, threatening to tear them apart forever.

Night Moves


Janelle Taylor - 2002
    New York Times bestselling author Janelle Taylor delivers a powerfully suspenseful and passionate tale of a couple fighting to protect the child who has brought them together -- and plunged their lives into danger.

Lights Out Lucy


Elicia Hyder - 2018
     Lucy Cooper isn't looking for love when she finds it—or slams into it, rather—during rush hour traffic. But her heart, like her car, is a total loss the moment West Adler steps out of his truck to inspect the damage. West truly is the perfect guy: handsome, funny, rich. The benefactor of not one, but two children's hospitals. And he's the main sponsor of the Music City Rollers, Nashville's championship roller derby team. When Lucy discovers the Rollers are actively recruiting "Fresh Meat," she puts her life on the line to catch West Adler's attention. But will accident-prone Lucy skate off with the heart of Nashville's Most Eligible Bachelor? Or will she get herself killed in a sport that promises, "It's not a matter of if you'll get hurt—but of how bad and when."

Stuck On You


Cheryl Harper - 2013
    Especially not to showgirl waitresses. But when he tears Laura Charles's feathered costume and she gives him a piece of her mind, it sets him aflame. In fact, between Laura's feisty temper and how damn good she looks in that little number, KT wouldn't mind seeing a lot more of that costume . . . balled up next to his bed, that is.Despite KT's arrogant attitude, Laura can't help but be drawn to him. And when he offers her the fling of a lifetime—a week spent in his gorgeous celebrity arms—she's willing to play along . . . just so long as her heart stays out of it.But as things heat up between them, going back to the way things were isn't so easy. Could their passion be the real thing . . . or just a vacation from reality?

Pretty Boy


Tara Oakes - 2015
    Join 28 of today's hottest romance authors as they introduce you to their most memorable and beloved characters in all-new, exclusive, scorching scenes. All proceeds of this year's anthology will be donated to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, to help support women in need of mammograms.

Talk to Me


Jules Wake - 2014
    Their relationship has always been a series of mixed messages and misunderstandings and the final straw comes when Daniel mysteriously starts dating her flatmate, Emily. Hurt and confused, Olivia resolves to forget her heartache with a spot of speed dating. After all, what could possibly go wrong? One crazy stalker later and Olivia’s life is becoming increasingly strange and scary. Can she rely on Daniel to step in when events take a terrifying turn or will their communication breakdown ultimately result in tragedy?

The Goodbye Gift


Amanda Brooke - 2016
    Just twenty-four, she’s spent most of her life going in and out of hospital and after numerous operations, there’s nothing more the doctors can do, other than wait for the right donor. The day she gets the call is a day of joy and sorrow. Because for Lucy to get a new heart, someone else doesn’t need it any longer…Julia, Helen and Phoebe are bound by long-standing friendship and mutual support, but each faces her own demons and a tragic accident is about to impact on their lives in a way they couldn’t have foreseen.As the bonds of friendship are tested, we know one thing: Lucy will get her heart. The question is, who will give the gift of life?

Flamingo Diner


Sherryl Woods - 2002
    Unfortunately, in the small town of Winter Cove, Florida, it is also the place where everyone knows everything about you. As a teenager, Emma Killian didn't recognize what a remarkable business her family had created, and so she moved away.Now her father's tragic death has brought her home to face a mountain of secrets, debts and questions about why and how her beloved father died. As Emma grapples with her out-of-control family, the responsibility of keeping Flamingo Diner afloat and a pair of well-meaning senior-citizen sleuths, she finds support from an unlikely source.Onetime bad boy Matt Atkins is now the Winter Cove police chief. Matt has always had a penchant for trouble and an eye for Emma. Now it seems he's the only one who can help Emma discover the answers to her questions...and give her a whole new reason to stay home

Simple Wishes


Lisa Dale - 2009
    Adele Matin couldn't wait to put her lonely childhood and hometown behind her. Amid the bright lights and hustle and bustle of New York, she built a life for herself--until one terrible mistake brought it crashing down. Now Adele is running again, this time to a cottage she inherited from her mother in rural Pennsylvania. And she's about to realize that a small town has more to offer than she ever dreamed. An artist and woodworker, Jay Westvelt knows a thing or two about living in the country. Adele is intrigued by her mysterious and sexy green-eyed neighbor, a man who took care of her house and soon cares deeply for her. But even as Adele's heart begins to soften toward him, secrets from her mother's past threaten to send her fleeing back to the city. Can Jay convince her to stay with him? Only if she can learn an important truth: that happiness begins with Simple Wishes.

Temptation Bay


Anna Sullivan - 2013
    Temptation Never Tasted So Sweet...Maggie Solomon has always been one of Windfall Island's favorite daughters. A beautiful, passionate charter pilot who loves this remote Maine island, Maggie has never cared much for outsiders—until her latest passenger arouses the curiosity of the town . . . and something hot and irresistible in Maggie. With his long, lean looks and razor-sharp wit, the man is temptation itself.Cop-turned-PI Dexter Keegan is on a covert mission to solve the case that will make his career: uncovering the identity of the Stanhope heir, kidnapped nearly a century ago. No one on this fiercely protective island can know what he's doing, not even the spirited, blue-eyed beauty who infuriates—and excites—Dex. As the desire between them ignites, Maggie becomes the key to the case . . . and the target of an unknown enemy. Now Dex will do anything to protect the woman he's come to love—even risk his own life.