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The Hero I Need


Nicole Snow - 2021
    I met a hero grump. And Grady got a hot mess.Namely, me.Born-to-sizzle single dads and rogue zoologists don't play nice.So freaking what if I said I'm his nanny?We needed a story when his two sweet daughters barged in.Hiding a contraband tiger isn't easy.Neither is pretending he isn't sending my pulse to pitter-patter heaven.Cupid, you sneaky little nugget.There's only room for one hulking, growly, mesmerizing beast in my life.I don't belong at warm family dinners, or in the fortress of his arms.Saving Bruce is my mission—not falling in love.This won't end well.The longer I stay, the more he grins.Walls come crashing down.And my heart becomes willing prey for his carnivorous eyes.I must resist Grady flipping McKnight.Even if a scared, aching part of me knows I'm already his.Even if I know he's the hero I need...Full-length romance thriller with the growliest Happily Ever After. It's claws and effect when a wounded single dad saves a firestarter—along with her tiger, his girls, and his own beat-up heart.

A Taste of Her Own Medicine


Tasha L. Harrison - 2019
    Taking the advice of her sister Birdie and her best friend Estelle, she signs up for a six-week course for entrepreneurs; hoping that she will learn everything she needs to know to build a business to support herself and her kids. On the first night of class, Sonja is able to ignore the fact that most of the students were younger than her by ten years or more. It was what she expected. But when the instructor walks in, she debates packing up her new twelve hundred dollar laptop and walking out.Sonja couldn’t remember the last time she looked at a man with little more interest than she give a sturdy dining room table. She was just disinterested. But wow, did Atlas James grab her interest. Atlas hasn’t been interested in dating since he moved back home from California. Adjusting to new found success in the town where everyone sees him as that big, geeky guy who cut grass for pocket change when they were in high school has been awkward. Aside from a couple of one night stands, he hasn’t really wanted to pursue a relationship with anyone until sweet, shy Sonja signs up for his class.Compact, curvy, and juicy in all the right places, being in the same room Sonja Watts ignites all of those giddy feelings he felt when he had his first crush. He wants to know her and he’s pretty sure she wants to know him—despite the age difference that she seems to be so fixated on.With her future riding on the success of her new business, Sonja has no time for distraction. Will she be able to keep her eyes on her own paper or will they remain glued to Atlas’s biceps and thick thighs?

Unraveled


Mia Kayla - 2017
    Horizontal gravity.I once loved a boy who grew into a man.A man that promised me stability, loyalty, and a lifetime of security. I had it all—at least I thought so. Until mere minutes with someone else made me want for more. More than I already had. Forbidden wants that I shouldn’t wish for.Cade Ryder was everything my Ivy League pedigree should have stayed away from. Every sane part of my existence screamed for me to keep my distance.Distance from where he worked. Distance from him, his body, and his soul-searing eyes.But the more I stayed away, the more our lives merged. Now my life—my normal—is unraveled. My heart, my hope, my new future all in the hands of a tall, tatted bartender.I planned my forever with the perfect man. But sometimes the heart wants more than stability, more than security, more than what others want for you. One thing’s for sure—destiny can’t be planned.*Due to descriptive sexual situations and mature themes, this novel is not intended for readers under the age of 18.*

Second Chance in Paradise


Jennifer Peel - 2018
     Doctoral student Holland Reeves may have aced every class she’s ever taken, but when it comes to life outside her lab, she finds she has more meaningful relationships with test tubes and pipettes than she does with people. That all changes when a surprise wedding invitation arrives, forcing her to return to the small coastal town of Paradise and the Clairborne Resort, where she left her first dream of being Mrs. Clairborne to begin the dream of becoming Dr. Reeves. There she must face her past and, to her surprise, the only man she ever loved, Porter Clairborne, the prodigal son who has unexpectedly returned. Together, Holland and Porter must decide if their love deserves a second chance, and if Paradise will finally live up to its name or forever remain a town of broken dreams.

Beauty and the Boss


R.S. Elliot - 2019
    I’m working for a man I can’t stand.Actually, Luke Thorpe is more like a machine.His irresistible body appears to be made of steel.And he’s invincible.Luke’s work ethic has made him a powerful billionaire.But he’s also… uptight and mean.Everyone I know is scared of him.Everyone except for me.I step back when I find myself falling for him.After going through a terrible ordeal, he’s the last person I should be with.I need stability… a commitment.His eyes say that he wants me.And I’m tempted to believe them.Am I about to make the biggest mistake of my life?

If I'd Known


Paige P. Horne - 2018
    Our story.To everyone else Travis Cole was just the bad boy, but to me he was the keeper of my heart and even as time aged us and miles kept us apart, my heart stayed his. Forever his.*Based on actual events, takes place past and present.

Hollywood Ever After


Sasha Summers - 2012
    Or the movies. Not for real life. At least, not in Claire’s life. Even though she’s starting over, she knows better than to want too much this time. But when she falls, literally, into the strong arms of Hollywood’s ‘it’ boy Josh Wiley, Claire’s in for some surprises. Her plans for rest and relaxation are forgotten as one incredible night with Josh becomes two… And her heart begins to want him as much as her body. Will two kids, one bastard ex-husband, and Josh’s juggernaut career mean the end of their affair? Or can Claire find her happy ending after all?

The Love Experiment


Ainslie Paton - 2017
    That is, until the love experiment: a study designed to accelerate intimacy using thirty-six questions and four minutes of sustained eye contact.As far as Derelie is concerned, Jack Haley has always been a man best imagined in his underwear. He's too intimidating otherwise. But participating in the love experiment is her make-or-break chance. With another round of layoffs looming, Derelie knows holding on to her job means getting the story no matter what. Even when the what is kissing Jack like a maniac.Jack Haley has zero interest in participating in a clickbait story. He didn't plan on finding Derelie smart and feisty and being mesmerized by her eyes. He certainly had no intention at all of actually falling in love with her.The conclusion to this experiment? Thirty-six questions might lead to love, but finding the answer to happily-ever-after is a lot more complicated.

Shower of Stars


Nancy Herkness - 2004
    After her marriage disintegrates, she sets her heart on adopting a child. However, her adoption caseworker isn't enthusiastic about Charlie's profession of adventure travel writer when she's a single mom. So Charlie decides to write a book about New York's hottest new celebrity: sexy, enigmatic Jack Lanett. The man has found what may be the most valuable space rock in the world, one that could prove there is life on Mars. Jack hates being front-page news because he's spent a lifetime concealing his ugly past. However, he knows publicity is necessary if he wants to sell his priceless meteorite at the highest price and, even more important, gain the legitimacy he craves in the world of scientific research. He agrees to one interview with Charlie. Charlie offers Jack a business proposition. He counters with a most unusual proposal: a marriage of convenience. As Charlie struggles to adopt a daughter and Jack battles to keep his priceless discovery, they come together with a passion that astonishes both of them. Winner of the Write Touch Readers' Award . "Contemporary marriage of convenience? But it works! Jack's fighting for recognition and Charlie's fighting for a child she wants more than anything in the world. They're both fighting demons from their past and finally, a potent, I mean POTENT, attraction. I adored these two wounded warriors!" --Connie Brockway, New York Times bestselling author "Shower of Stars pleases on so many levels, it is hard to express all that makes it so special, but I do know it is worthy of a Perfect 10." -Sandra Brill, Romance Reviews Today

The Sunburnt Country


Fiona Palmer - 2013
    But lately things in her perfect life have been changing, and her workshop isn't the only local business that's struggling. Daniel Tyler is new in town, posted from the city to manage the community bank. As he tries to rein in the spiralling debts of Bundara, he uncovers all sorts of personal dramas and challenges. The last thing Jonny and Dan need is an unwanted attraction to each other.It's going to take more than a good drop of rain to break the drought and to keep this small but very colourful community thriving.From the bestselling author of The Road Home comes a moving and heartwarming story about love, change and courage – and the beauty that's found in the bush, even in the harshest of times.

Counterbalance


Kelly Moran - 2017
    His successful software company is about to sign a government contract that’ll land him smack in the glare of the public limelight, and his lifelong battle with social anxiety has marked him as a cold, uncaring bastard in the eyes of the press. To dispel the unflattering image, he needs help, and there’s only one person he trusts with the job—Peyton Smoke. Gorgeous, kind, and funny, she agrees to be his media relations director and soon imbeds herself so deeply in his life, his world will crumble if anything upsets the balance. He cannot screw up their solid unit. No matter how achingly he desires her. Yet, how is he supposed to resist when she tugs emotions from him he didn’t think he was capable of experiencing? Especially since it appears he’s not the only one fighting their undeniable attraction. Ever-after just might be possible...if he can convince her to believe in love again.Peyton Smoke is looking for a change, and working at Gaines Industries has given her the boost she needs to fill the empty void in her life. Xavier is the perfect boss. Under his seemingly callous, frigid demeanor lies a compassionate man who cares about causes and those precious few he lets into his inner circle. What she wasn’t prepared for is the smoldering passion suddenly flaring between them, nor the hot-as-sin alpha side beneath the layer of sexy nerd. Getting involved with him puts more than her job at risk. She’s been trampled one too many times, and she vowed never to leave herself vulnerable again. But the heart wants what the heart wants. If only she can figure out whether his feelings are genuine or if this is a mistaken case of gratitude wrapped in lust, then their shot at forever may not seem like such a fruitless hope.

Sleepover


Serena Bell - 2018
     The girl next door is the one that got away. He just doesn’t know it yet. . . .Sawyer: After my wife died, I promised myself I’d never go through the pain of losing someone again. Now I keep my flings neat, tidy, and one-time-only. Besides, my son needs me more than ever. He’s miserable in our new town, so I’m pumped when he makes friends with the kid next door—until I recognize his mom from a one-night stand. Perky and upbeat, Elle Dunning is not my type for anything other than tearing up the sheets. So why do I keep letting myself get roped into game nights and get-togethers?Elle: It so hasn’t been my year. That’s my first thought when I see my new next-door neighbor. I never would have hooked up with Sawyer Paulson if my husband hadn’t left me for his high-school sweetheart, but because our eight-year-old boys have become best friends, I’ve got to make nice with Mr. Tall, Dark, and Silent. Yet the more time we spend together, the more Sawyer opens up. We’ve both been hurt—badly. So it’s one thing to send the kids off to sleepaway camp together. It’s quite another to promise each other a lifetime of sleepovers. . . .Sleepover is a standalone novel with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a satisfying happily ever after. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

After the Rain


Jennifer Hayden - 2013
    After a bad break-up, she decides it’s high time she see what the rest of the world has to offer. When her best friend invites her to visit Callahan, Arizona, where she lives with her fiancé and his family, Kylie embarks on a road trip that ultimately changes the entire course of her life. The moment she arrives in Callahan, she senses it’s something special. She quickly falls in love with the tiny desert town and its residents, including Sheriff Trey Callahan. Both Trey and Kylie have tumultuous backgrounds filled with betrayal and loss. While the attraction between them grows stronger every day, neither trusts easily. As summer goes on, time begins to heal their wounds. In each other, they find hope. They find the will to give love a second chance. But danger lurks in the background. Both Kylie and Trey are forced to face the remnants of their pasts in order to save their future.

She Found Him


B. Cranford - 2019
    One thing she’s not so proud of: whacking a man on the head with her handmade sign at an animal rights march. Especially when she takes the whimpering puppy dumped on her front porch to the nearest vet and he turns out to be the man she struck . . . Awkward. One thing Rose didn’t expect to find before going back home to Australia: Love.

The Pines of Winder Ranch: A Cold Creek Homecoming\A Cold Creek Reunion


RaeAnne Thayne - 2017
    But recently widowed Tess has done a lot of growing up since then. And as the two reconnect, she can’t help but wonder if there’s room in Quinn’s tortured heart for forgiveness—and maybe even love…A COLD CREEK REUNIONAfter Taft Bowman lost his parents ten years ago, he buried himself in a grief that shut fiancée Laura Pendleton out completely. But now she’s back, recently widowed with two kids in tow, and Taft refuses to let her slip away again. Laura just wants a fresh start, but that’s easier said than done when seeing Taft stirs up feelings she thought she’d left in the past…