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To Love A Stranger


Adrianne Byrd - 2007
    Then, six years after being lost at sea, her prodigal husband returned. And to Madeline's amazement the newfound Russell Stone was nothing like the old, womanizing rascal she'd married. Her new man was loving and considerate, kind, romantic and...very sexy. Madeline found herself doing something she thought she would never do--falling in love with her husband.Now Madeline faces a dilemma: Should she accept her happily-ever-after ending, or should she expose the troubled, yet loving stranger who now shares her bed?

Acceptable Losses


Nia Forrester - 2016
    The only respite either of them have is their regular coffee dates, while working on shared projects at a very demanding law firm. Sick of hearing about Lena’s semi-disastrous attempts to couple-up, Quentin decides to fix her up. With his brother. Seems like a perfect solution; after all, his brother is a decent enough guy and Lena deserves that. A perfect solution ... at least until it appears that the fix-up might actually work. ** THIS BOOK CONTAINS PREVIOUSLY-RELEASED CONTENT, FROM THE E-BOOK COMPILATION 'BECAUSE MY HEART SAID SO' co-authored with Jacinta Howard, Rae Lamar and Lily Java. **

The Trouble with Love


Christina C. Jones - 2014
    You never know when you’ll lose it, when you’ll find it, or what you’ll have to do to keep it." One sister is living the dream...Cameron has found the perfect guy in handsome, successful Kyle. He's supportive, kind, just all around wonderful. Unfortunately, the higher the pedestal, the harder the fall.While the other is waking up from what could have been a nightmare...Unforgiveable actions force Jai to move on from her admittedly stagnant relationship with Elliott...right into the arms of her best friend. Was love standing right in her face all along, or is she still looking in the wrong direction?Hearts are broken and healed. Scars, both physical and emotional are formed. Happiness is found, then lost, then found again. Over the course of a year, these sisters face shattering blows and remarkable triumphs as they embark on a journey, figuring out that pesky little thing called love.

A Time To Keep


Rochelle Alers - 2006
    Little does she realize the mystery and peril that await her in the small town of Bayou Teche when she begins to investigate an unsolved murder that happened decades before....Sheriff Shiloh Harper has lived in Bayou Teche all his life, comfortable with its simple, easy lifestyle. So when Boston-born newcomer Gwen Taylor arrives in town, he is surprised to find that he's not only attracted to her, but that she is the only one to stir his passion since his ex-wife. What he doesn't know is that their paths and their passions are destined to cross.

Once In A Lifetime


Gwynne Forster - 2002
    Though she knows it won't be easy turning their bachelor-pad mansion into a home, she is determined to handle any obstacles, while maintaining a separate life for herself and her daughter. But Alexis isn't at all ready for the red-hot chemistry crackling between her and Telford—or the fact that she's suddenly caught in a maze of unexpected secrets and deep mistrust. But if she and Telford find their way through it—together—can they both embrace the love they so deeply desire?

Who Do I Run To?


Anna Black - 2011
    More than that; a love triangle with a married man. KP, the man of her dreams swept her completely off her feet before telling her he was married with two kids. Too deep in love to let go, she became accustom to being KP's other woman and didn't have a problem with her role as KP's mistress until she met Isaiah. Isaiah ready to commit and make Janiece his, he stops at nothing to win her over, even though Janiece is stuck on KP. Things spiral out of control when KP decides it's time to leave Kimberly, his wife to be with Janiece. Drama kicks into high gear when Isaiah fights to have Janiece and Kimberly also fights to keep KP. The ultimate decision has to be made by Janiece. Who will she run to when she is ready to love?

The Real Deal


Alexandra Warren - 2016
    She has a wonderful, fulfilling job working at the local community center. She has her own place and a comfortable lifestyle. The only thing she’s missing is someone to share it all with. Unfortunately, the second she thought she may have found the one was only a few short months before she found his fiancé. And now, the only way she can prove that she has really moved on from him is by showing off her new man. But there’s only one problem. The new man doesn’t actually exist. Insert Gavin. An innocent bystander and up-and-coming rapper caught in the chess match of Reagan’s game on his first day of community service. When she desperately needs him to fulfill the role as her boyfriend to save face, Gavin quickly finds ways to also benefit from their arrangement. But what happens when the line between fulfilling a role and real companionship begins to blend? Can something that starts off as a deal between two strangers actually turn into something real?

Driving Heat


Zuri Day - 2015
    --RT Book ReviewsThe Blue-Collar Lover SeriesMeet the Carter brothers, five hard-working men with a lot to offer. They may not be wealthy but they're rich in integrity and loyalty--not to mention sex appeal. They just need the right women to share their world. . .At thirty, eldest brother Byron hasn't dated seriously in a while--not since he became a single dad to his beloved baby girl. Besides, he's found that most women can't see past his job as a bus driver, and he's not interested in that type of superficial foolishness. When he meets Cynthia Hall, her disinterest is obvious. Still, there's something about her. . .Cynthia has been successful in her career and unlucky in love. But those two worlds collide when Byron ends up in her office on business. It's a coincidence that casts him in a very different light than she's previously seen. Too bad he's not the upscale professional Cynthia had in mind. Yet given the chance, she might discover that while money can't buy happiness--a loving and passionate man can. . .

They Way That I Love You(Parts 1& 2)


Dominique Thomas - 2015
    ​Inga is battling what to do when it comes to her on again off again boyfriend. She loves him with all that she has, but will that be enough to get to the happily ever after that she so desperately wants? Tegan is doing big things in her life. She's on her way to law school and living with the love of her life only she has someone on the side too. Tegan struggles to decide who matters most. She loves both men, but can only have one who will she choose? Elsie isn't a happy girl. Her only true love up and married another woman while she was away at college and now she's went from being his only girl to his mistress. Feeling like she is in a no win situation, Elsie makes a drastic decision, but is it the right decision for her? Harlow is living a double life. She is a successful stylist and a daddy's girl with a lot of skeletons in her closet. She's in love with two men and once everyone knows the details about her love affair she fears everyone will see her differently especially her father; someone that she doesn't want to disappoint. Harlow struggles to make the men she love happy and the man that brought her into this world happy. Harlow knows that it is only a matter or time before her secrets are revealed and she has no clue who will have her back and who won't when the smoke clears. The Way That I Love You Part 2 Synopsis: Inga’s fed up with Dante and his lies. After years of dealing with his mental abuse, she’s finally decided to move on, but the person she finds comfort in is the last person you would expect her to be with. Tegan’s marriage is struggling because of her infidelity that recently came to the light. Tegan fights to hold on to the first man she ever loved while wondering if he will ever forgive her for the mistakes that she has made.Elsie is now with Aiden and finally happy only he’s showing her things that she never saw before and she can’t help but to wonder did she make a mistake with choosing him? Elise starts to miss Elijah and contemplates being with him, but knows that Aiden won’t let her go without a fight that she isn’t sure she will survive. Harlow's life has changed drastically in the blink of an eye. She is now married and has so much on her plate that the things that she fought the hardest for like her company starts to fall behind. Harlow is still hiding secrets that could tear her family apart and will do anything to keep the men that she love happy only that is starting to feel like a goal she might not reach with so many obstacles standing in her way. Will the women find the peace they long for? They've fought hard to be with the men that they love, but anything worth having is not easily acquired. Follow Inga, Tegan, Elsie and Harlow on their journey and see how the women deal with drama, heartache, friendship loss and even death.

A Family Reunion


Brenda Jackson - 2001
    But for four special cousins, hidden desires and long-kept secrets will challenge their bond, test their courage, and change their hearts forever...Taye A hair stylist with big ambitions, she trusted the wrong men...now she's determined to land the right one, no matter who stands in her way.Michael—A divorced airline pilot struggling to manage his teenage daughter...turbulence comes when a new passion enters his life.Alexia The chubby little girl became a sexy superstar who seems to have it all...except the one thing she's always wanted to make her life complete.Rae'jean—Engaged to be married, this pretty young doctor's past has been shrouded in mystery. Now she's coming home to finally learn the truth...Before this reunion is over, this unforgettable foursome will have to go beyond betrayal and reach deep for forgivemenss if they truly want to understand the bone-deep bond of love that is family.

One More Touch: One More Series


AshleyNicole - 2016
    Get Proposal. Make Ronnie Love me. Storee Leòne’s lifelong struggle to lose weight is causing problems in her relationship. Her boyfriend won’t propose until she’s at a weight he deems fit. Storee’s more than willing to lose the weight to get the proposal and make him happy, at least until she meets ex boxing pro Joseph Mitchel. Joseph is a tough trainer with a good heart. He’s willing to help Storee, until feelings for her start getting in the way. Why should he help her look better for a man that doesn’t even appreciate her true beauty? Storee isn’t even his type, so why should it matter if she gets married or not? Lines are crossed and love is found, but is it enough to help her overcome her insecurities?

Marrying the Marine


Sabrina Sims McAfee - 2014
    MARRYING THE MARINE is an emotional, sexy love story with light suspense. When the alpha men in this series falls in love it’s always and forever. And their dashing brides couldn’t be happier. Book Description: Criminal Investigator Braylon Wexler has arrived in Hilton Head Island to dutifully serve his country on Paris Island Military base. As soon as he arrives the calm he's been longing for is pleasantly shattered by the tantalizing stormy presence of Sandella Summers. She is an unexpected surprise that stirs a hot longing in him, like a hot poker through blazing coals.Sandella Summers is perfectly happy with baking her pies, her life is simple and pleasing, just the way she likes it. But her contentment is interrupted by the appearance of Braylon Wexler, a seductive and arrogant Marine, not her typical choice in a man.Sandella holds a secret to her heart, slowing Braylon down in his quest to win her over. But Braylon excites Sandella in ways she never thought possible. Braylon is a man of honor and he’s determined to not only to win her heart, but bring her family to closure of a deeply rooted conflict.As danger and menace ensue the two lovers, can they make peace with the past and truly let love heal? Will Braylon risk his heart and his life to get everything he wants?

Just My Type


Synithia Williams - 2014
    Granted, she’s enjoying her post-college life of little-to-no responsibility, but when her dad announces at a family meeting that she can’t handle working a “real job,” there’s only one thing to do: land a desk job and prove him wrong. When her brother’s best friend, Fredrick Jenkins, needs a new assistant, she knows she’s the perfect candidate. So what if she’s had a crush on the conservative accountant since she was nine? She’s the last woman Freddy would fall for. But Fredrick is far from impervious to Janiyah’s charms. Though he can’t help but be attracted to her, he knows Janiyah is more interested in eating his cereal and teasing him than viewing him as more than the good guy next door. When he offers her the job, he can’t imagine her giving up her late mornings and colorful outfits for 8:00 a.m. meetings and pantyhose for too long. But as Janiyah excels as his employee, he fears he’s in danger of falling hard for a woman he shouldn’t care for. Pretty soon the attraction they’ve tried to ignore boils to the surface. And after Fredrick shows Janiyah the man behind the numbers, she’s ready to show him that she’s just the type of woman he needs.

The Forever Year


Ronald Anthony - 2003
    Mickey Sienna, in his mid-80s, finds himself facing an uncertain future after his wife of 50 years dies. In a move that stuns even himself, Jesse asks his father to come live with him-an arrangement that begins disastrously. Then Mickey starts telling his son the story of a remarkable woman Mickey once loved, a story that has stunning implications for the young man's current relationship with an equally exceptional woman. And in sharing this powerful part of the past, father and son are changed in ways neither could have imagined. A romantic novel of rare intensity and intimacy, a father/son story like no other, The Forever Year will bring you into the hearts and souls of its unforgettable characters. It will make you celebrate the undying power of true love.And it will make you believe in forever.