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Break Down by Rebecca Norinne


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Million Baller Baby


Rie Warren - 2017
    He’s the star quarterback of a tanking team. When she takes ownership, balls will roll . . . and the truth will out.Rafe Macintyre—the rocket-armed Carolina Crush quarterback—has nothing to lose and everything to prove. All because of one woman . . . Miss Peyton Fox. When the tough-as-nails chick takes over as team owner, Rafe is ready to turn the epic-fail season into a Super Bowl championship. But the winning has to start with Peyton’s love. No stranger to playas on and off the field, Peyton Fox is born and bred NFL royalty. Been there, done him, and called the plays even before she took up the Carolina Crush crown. She has zero time for a love life and even less time for games unless they happen between the endzones. Unfortunately, Rafe Macintyre has one hell of an arm, and he’s full of hot southern charm. He’s not too bad to drool over either, but it’s been five years since she tangled with him—a mistake she doesn’t plan on repeating. The consequences of one night of rebellion will last a lifetime. It’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked up.

Carry Your Heart


Audrey Bell - 2013
    After a year of grief, she returns to competition. She finds more than buried memories and steep slopes in Utah. She finds Hunter Dawson, a heartbreaking daredevil with the gold medals to prove it. And she finds that his reputation doesn’t stop her from falling hard, and that her heart might not be as broken as she once believed.But, Hunter has scars and memories too—scars that make him believe falling in love might hurt too much, scars that make him run. Pippa knows how much love hurts when it’s gone. Will she stop herself before she’s in too deep? Or will she let herself fall?

Catching Zia


Becca Jameson - 2017
    And she’d gladly spend days on end sketching the hunky man who stops to admire her work while jogging through the park one sunny afternoon. He unwisely keeps her in the dark… Brett has been ogling Zia for days. The sketch in her lap provides the perfect opening. When it’s immediately obvious she has no idea he’s a major league baseball player, he relishes the opportunity to take a gorgeous woman out on a normal date. Will she give him a second chance? What about a third? What Brett doesn’t know is that Zia grew up with a compulsive liar, and his omission is more than she can tolerate. Second chances are rare in this life, and somehow Brett manages to squander that one also. He’s got an uphill battle if he wants to fight for this strong-willed woman. Welcome to the Spring Training series by best-selling author Becca Jameson. Spring Training follows the lives of several major league baseball players as they deal with the fame and reality of life and love. This first book in the series, Catching Zia, features the second baseman and his desire to meet a woman who isn’t after him for his money or his celebrity status.**This is a full-length novel with 63,000 words, a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no cheating, and super hot sex scenes.**

On the DL


Laramie Briscoe - 2018
     Slater "Savage" Harlow Winning the MVP award for the Birmingham Bandits last year was the highlight of my baseball career. It was the culmination of childhood dreams, calculated adult decisions, sacrifice, and a hell of a lot of focus. Tearing my ACL in spring training? Not what I expected at all. Now I'm home, in small town Georgia, rehabbing in the comfort of my own home, with people I know. I'm connecting with friends I haven't had time to talk to in years, spending days at home with my parents, and getting to watch my little brother play minor league baseball. What I don't expect is to see Malone Fulcher walking into Del's Diner one morning while having my coffee and egg whites. She's the old flame, the one who got away, and the woman I compare all others to. Malone Fulcher Spending the summer in my hometown wasn't what I had planned, but it's what I need. Recovering from a hard year, both personally and professionally, I need to reconnect with who I am. When my mom encouraged me to come home and do some soul searching, I can't say no. Memories are all over this small town, from the Baptist Church to the east field on my parents farm, to the diner. On my second day in town, I decide to go in, memories be damned. I lost my breath as soon as I saw "Savage" Harlow sitting alone at a booth. Our eyes lock, my heart flutters, and my hands shake - all the same way they did back in high school. But back then we couldn't make it work. Going our separate ways to differing colleges, we decided we weren't meant to be. A decade later, as soon as our eyes meet, I'm wondering if we were right, because those green eyes of his do nothing but take me to a past that I can see being my future. Author's Note: This does end in somewhat of a cliffhanger!

Unbroken Promises


Nikki Ash - 2018
    We promised to always be best friends, to always put each other first, and that no matter what, no one would come between us. Little did we know that life had its own plans. We grew up and reality set in. We realized that not all love lasts forever, and some promises are meant to be broken. It’s ironic that the promises we made as kids, the ones we thought would hold us together, might just be the very thing that could tear us apart.

Full Body Check


S.E. Hall - 2018
    To me, hockey is life. When I’m on the ice, nothing else matters — I’m in my zone — always ten plays ahead of the opponent, and always in control. Except for that night. That game. The first one she’d ever been to — Gracelyn Bolton. And I found her. Even while slammed against the wall, tangled up with the enemy’s ace goon — known only for his fighting, not his stats — I spotted her, only her, amongst a crowd of hundreds.And when I finally track her down, the list of reasons why things won’t work is long… throwing me completely off my game.

Blind Landing


Carrie Aarons - 2016
    Then again, so do injuries.Natalia Grekov was born to win a gold medal. As the USA’s top gymnast, she’s calm, confident and ready to make her country proud in just two short months. And her elite athlete lifestyle includes no time for distractions—especially men. When a disastrous fall in practice puts her dreams at risk, it seems the only person who can help her is the one person she wants nothing from.Spencer Russell is gymnastics’ bad boy. A cocky, laid-back charmer with abs of steel and a witty mouth, he waltzes around the U.S. Gymnastics Training Camp like he owns the place—even though he doesn't anymore. After an injury sidelined his career and any chance at glory, he’s now just a coach, helping other gymnasts reach their goals. Serious is not a word in Spencer’s vocabulary. But when Natalia tumbles into his life, he's suddenly sincerely interested in helping the blonde beauty in any way he can.Can they vault over the obstacles standing in their way? Or will Spencer be the distraction that causes Natalia's chance at gold to crash and burn?

Chasing Chance


M.E. Parker - 2019
    They become so ingrained in your memory that you can’t let them go, no matter how hard you try. Some may seem small and insignificant when they happen. Others are so big and important that you know, even while you’re in the moment, that your life will be forever changed. For me, almost all those moments—both the small and insignificant as well as the big and important—were moments I shared with Chance Wyrick. If I were in a support group for hopelessly pathetic gays, I’d have to introduce myself by saying, “Hi, I’m Andy Michaelson and I can’t stop myself from thinking about Chance Wyrick.” From the time we met, when we were only six years old, and for the next twelve years, he was my best friend. I fell in love with him along the way. I couldn’t say exactly when it happened, only that it happened. Words of advice: Never fall in love with your best friend, especially if he’s one of the most popular kids at school, the best high school quarterback in the state, or if he happens to be your next-door neighbor. But most of all… Never, I repeat never, fall in love with your best friend if he’s straight. Nothing good can come of it. Trust me. Our friendship was over before we finished our last year of high school. My best friend became my ex-best friend. I hoped to forget about him when I went off to college. But Chance followed me there. So did all the memories. I tried to forget him. I did. But he was more beautiful than ever. He was the starting quarterback for Gilcrest University. He was larger than life. He was impossible to ignore. We hadn’t spoken in years, but the memories still hit me out of nowhere, and they still hurt. By the time I started my third year at Gilcrest, I was beginning to think I’d never be over him. As it turns out, I was right… Chasing Chance is the first book in the Gilcrest University Guys series. It’s a full-length, “friends to lovers” romance novel. It has “coming out” and “first-time gay” themes, is stocked full of STEAM, heartache, and laughter, and it has a guaranteed happy ending. The series will follow the love stories of four college friends. Chasing Chance is the first of two books that will tell Andy and Chance’s love story. Look for book two, Catching Chance, to come out next month!

The Final KO


Jessica Florence - 2016
    Which makes finding a decent guy hard when you're a female MMA fighter. None of them have been my equal. I yearn for a man who can push me to reach new heights and challenge me. A man who will treat me like a lady then lift me up by my ass and impale me against the wall.But when Arson Kade, MMA's top fighter and notorious manwhore declares he's that man for me I have my doubts. Any sane woman would.There seems to be more to Arson than the rumors that surround him, but will it make me fall hard or run for the hills? I know I've got no choice but to hold on for the ride.It's the main event and my heart's on the lineBut will it be the Final KO

Slide


Michelle Congdon - 2013
    However, after an unexpected event, Evangeline reluctantly finds herself back in New York City.Since the accident, Evangeline has feared the media attention that comes with having the Montgomery name, and would give everything up to bring back her loved ones. Delicate and camera shy, the last person she needs in her life is New York Yankees hotshot, Ryan Fox.Witty and extremely arrogant, the notorious bad boy is well-versed at playing the game both on and off the field. Ryan isn't fazed by the media circus following his every move and couldn't be anymore different to the quiet, shy girl that is Evangeline. Everything about him screams trouble with a capital T, but it’s away from the cameras that Evangeline begins to see the real man hiding behind the cocky façade— one that is haunted by a dark and terrible secret.Life led them to one another, but will further events and opening up about their past bring them closer, or tear them apart and have them sliding into darkness all over again?

Pumped


Harper James - 2016
    The second night, he gets me off with his mouth. The third night, he gets me off with his… He’s everything I detest. A tattooed, arrogant, sexy, football player. The kind of guy who owns people on and off the field. He has demons and secrets, and I’d have to be a fool to trust him. After all, I’m a good girl. My dad’s a senator, and my life revolves around always being perfect, always doing the right thing. But when Gabe kisses me, I’m helpless. When he touches me, I burst into flames. And when he tells me I’m a dirty girl and he owns my heart and soul… I start to believe him. PUMPED is a standalone sports romance with a guaranteed HEA

Punched


Jacob Chance - 2017
    Seeing her everyday is a distraction I can’t afford. I’m so close to achieving the big payoff I’ve been working for. Nothing’s going to keep me from winning this belt - not even her. This is a second chance MMA romance standalone.

Blurry


Carina Adams - 2017
    Lost and lonely, I couldn’t wait to graduate and watch my judgmental little town fade. All I had to do was survive the rest of high school and I was free. I wasn’t going to let anything hold me back. Craig: I’d almost achieved what no one else in my family had—all I had to do was complete my student-teaching assignment and I’d have a college degree. I was ready to put down roots and start my life. Nothing was going to stand in the way of my dreams. A student and her teacher. A coach and his athlete. An unexpected friendship. Forbidden feelings between an unlikely pair. Neither is playing a game they can win.

Admit You Want Me


Taylor Holloway - 2018
    Oops. He’ll never hear me confess how incredible he was that night or how much it hurt to lose him.Did I mention we'll be working side by side at his bar all summer long?I hate how much he still makes me blush and squirm, but I can't deny the feeling I get when he's protecting me from handsy drunks and evil ex-boyfriends.The longer I'm around his penetrating gaze, easy smile, and alpha attitude, the more likely a relapse becomes. Can I look into those arrogant, knowing eyes without admitting how much I want him?Admit You Want Me is a sweet and sexy second chance romance featuring a bold alpha hero who’s about to meet his match in a feisty, smart-mouthed heroine.Each Lone Star Lovers book shares locations, events and characters, so don't be surprised if you see your favorites show up again in a new couple's story! While they are written in order you can still read each as a standalone. This is the first book in the series.

Dirty Jock


Sienna Valentine - 2017
     Gorgeous woman you’ve never met shows up at your door (interrupting what was sure to be an epic threesome with two smoking hot cheerleaders, by the way) calling you a baby daddy. Only, the kid isn’t even hers. And she isn’t looking for the usual payday. In fact, for some reason, she seems to hate your guts. Yeah, even for me, that story is unique. Especially the part about her hating me. After all, I’m the Flash, superstar wide receiver for the L.A. Stars. Women don’t hate me. They love me. And they really love to f*ck me. Hell, the feeling’s mutual. So now I have three things I need to figure out. First, if this kid really is mine, what the hell am I going to do about her? Second but obviously of equal importance, how the hell am I going to score with Delaney, her angry but beautiful caretaker? And third, how complicated are things going to get if Delaney ends up becoming more than just another notch on my headboard? * This is a full-length STANDALONE secret baby romance novel with an HEA and no cliffhanger. This copy also includes full length copies of some of my other bestselling novels for a limited time, which means the actual Dirty Jock book ends before you hit 100% *