Book picks similar to
Scarred by Drew Elyse
AXEL (The Beckett Boys, Book Eight)
Olivia Chase - 2017
Each One Dirtier, Rougher, and Sexier Than The Next… A standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA AXEL The first time I see her, I know I’m in trouble. She’s different from any woman I’ve ever met. Innocent. And yet I want to take that innocence, defile her. Make her dirty. Make her mine. I can feel something in my heart start to shatter when I’m with her. This woman is going to sink me hard and fast like the iceberg that took down the Titanic. I have to stop it now, before it gets worse. Even if I savor the feel of my girl in my arms after she’s come, how warm and soft she is against me. The rich smell of her hair, her skin. How she sighs in her sleep, her lips delicate and parted. The way her fingers twitch to touch my skin when she’s deep in the throes of sleep. Like she’s unconsciously reaching out to grip me. Vulnerable. Sweet. Beautiful. Or the fact that lying with her, I sleep better than I have in months. Maybe even for years. The problem is, I’m a Beckett. I’m not meant to be tied down, not meant to be with one woman. My heart is cold as stone, and I’ve long since given up on finding anyone who I can really trust. If I care about her even a little bit, I should make sure she stays far away from me. Because I’m the worst thing that could ever happen to her… KENDRA I know what my problem is. A man. Someone who confuses me to hell, arouses me, irritates me. He’s unlike anyone I’ve ever known before. I’ve never seen such raw masculinity embodied before—muscular and covered in tattoos—compounded by a sexuality that is almost vulgar. His lips are full, always seemingly curled in a smirk. He’s a bad boy, one hundred percent. This man is sin incarnate, and I can’t help but want to give in. I tell myself this is just sex, nothing more. Maybe if I can keep repeating that, I won’t feel more. I don’t want to, anyway. I just want this—the carnal lust crackling between us. Am I starting to fall for him? And if so, is that insane? And could I even stop it if I wanted to? I don’t know any answers. I just know that Axel Beckett is driving me crazy, making me lose myself. And I sense that being with him could break me into a million pieces, but somehow I have to keep tempting fate. I just hope and pray that maybe, in the end, everyone will be wrong. Then again, maybe they’re all right, and falling for a Beckett boy is simply a recipe for heartbreak and disaster….
Tess Oliver - 2015
Tattooed. Cocky. Seductive. Has bad boy Cole King finally met his match—a woman who will spin his entire world around? What starts as a simple bet soon becomes so much more. Introducing Book 1 of Tess Oliver's hot new series FMX Bros—A spin-off to the bestselling Custom Culture series. Cole King lives the bachelor's dream life. He runs the family construction company and spends his free time in Southern California riding freestyle motocross with his two friends, Denver and Rodeo. Being the son of legendary rock star, Nicky King, Cole has always followed in his dad's footsteps, bouncing from girl to girl and never really stopping to fall in love. But when Rodeo bets Cole that he can't land a date with his neighbor, Kensington Modante, heiress to the Modante Winery, he accepts the challenge. Cole soon discovers that win or lose, it's a bet that will turn his heart upside down. Kensington "Kensie" Modante has never been able to find the man that can win and keep her heart. She's decided she just doesn't need a man to stir up her contented, albeit slightly dull life where she spends most of her time helping her dad run his winery and riding horses. When Kensie meets Cole King he is just interesting and hot enough to give romance another try. But has she risked her heart for another chance at love or disappointment? *This special, new release edition includes Cole (approx. 50,000 words) PLUS the full bonus novel Strangely Normal (approx. 65,000 words)* Contains adult content. Intended for readers 18+
Aubrey Irons - 2015
A really, really big one. He’s a swaggering, cocky prick who blows through women the same way he roars around town on that motorcycle of his - fast. Sure, I wasn’t supposed to be sneaking out to bars or singing at open mics, but that didn’t give him a right to talk to me like that. No one’s ever said those things to me before - filthy, raunchy, crude suggestions that made me literally run for the door. Suggestions I wish didn’t make me feel so funny inside. But hey, no big deal, right? It’s not like I’d ever have to see that smug, foul-mouthed jerk ever again. If only he weren’t standing with that cocky smirk on my front porch right now, right next to my father’s new fiancé. His mother. Yeah, that unbearable prick is going to be my new stepbrother. OK, he’s gorgeous, and every time he looks at me I can practically hear him whisper deliciously dirty things in my ear. And maybe something about his cocky swagger makes me think I should break some rules for once. ...Maybe something about him makes me not so sure I want to go to college still holding on to my V-card. But I definitely don’t want to lose it to my stepbrother. Ew. So why can’t I stop thinking about it? **This is a standalone book with a HEA; NO CLIFFHANGER!** This edition also includes a FREE BONUS BOOK - Heat: Book 1 in the Soldiers of Fortune Series (approx. 60,000 words)!
Caitlin Daire - 2015
He's bad news. A prick. A player. A total BAD BOY. He's also my new stepbrother, and he showed up to meet my family in a T-shirt with friggin’ blood on it. I’m pretty sure my Grandma still hasn't recovered. Finn also crashed my blind date, sabotaged my tiny chance at romance and wreaked havoc on my previously-quiet life. Want me to go on? I have no intention of being friends with stepbrother dearest. As for falling in love with him…not a chance in hell! Until he protects me from harm. Until I hear his story. Until our first kiss. Until I'm falling for my stepbrother…. *** BAD BOY is a standalone stepbrother romance. NO cheating, and a guaranteed happy ending, and for a limited-time Christmas special, two free books included!***
Little Sister Next Door
Riley Rollins - 2017
I was a kid, and hell, so was Maggie.Promises like that are made to be broken.But now I'm back, and I'm hooked on that f*cking hot blonde in boots.After all these years... could it really be her?Trouble starts when I find out she is my Maggie. My best friend's little sister is all grown up, and she's off limits. Way off limits... I'm Decker, the biggest news name in the south.Maggie's a young college grad, sweet and adventurous as ever.But damn, she's changed after all these years. Now she's got legs for days, and sweet, kissable lips that make me hard as hell.A match made in heaven...? Only till the past collides with the present.Loving her means I'll lose an empire. Loving me means she'll lose the only family she's got left.We can't happen... Except we already have. The girl next door has become my everything.So f*ck the consequences.This is the second chance......of a lifetime.
Back to Life
Mellie George - 2013
She went through life a virtual zombie and had fallen into a robotic daily rhythm that allowed herself to numb to the pain of a terrible loss and shot down anyone that tried to get her to move on and meet someone new.Liam Tanner has just returned to New York after being away for more than a decade after a huge falling out with his rich, high society family. He has a job working as a homicide detective with his best friend as a partner, a great new studio apartment in Greenwich Village, and no needy woman around to complicate his life. He thought his life was just great...until he met a certain redheaded tattooed bombshell.Will Rory and Liam find happiness and be able to move forward together, or will the ghosts of Rory's tragic past come back and end their love for good?
Marika Ray - 2018
Jack In my world as a cop, things were either black or white. Right or wrong. Then Bailey arrived, challenging all my principles. She had a mouth on her, the level of sass matching the exaggerated swing of her hips. I couldn't get her out of my head, even knowing she wasn't right for me. I tried to stay away, I really did. But once I had a taste, I kept coming back for more. Something didn't add up though, and I would figure it out even if it ultimately meant we couldn't be together. Bailey The only thing sexier than his dimple was the set of handcuffs the hottie detective threatened to use on me. If only he'd give me a chance to show him I was more than the tough-girl exterior I'd carefully crafted over the years. Oh yeah, and if I wasn't engaged in criminal activity that would land me in handcuffs... and not in a sexy way. More like an orange jumpsuit way, and I can tell you now, no way in hell would I be caught dead in an ugly jumpsuit. No matter which way this thing ends, I'll be in handcuffs. The question is, will Jack join me in the grey area? Or will I have to do the impossible and admit I was wrong?
Mine Forever #1
Weston Parker - 2018
But my damn brother felt differently. He had me tossed in prison for a crime I didn’t commit, and now, all I think about is revenge. It slowly becomes an obsession until something finally breaks through the dark cloud. My high school sweetheart. It’s been ten years since graduation, and she isn’t a little smart-assed girl anymore. She’s a woman. My woman. I thought prison would undo me, but nothing could prepare me for the secret my girl held back from me. A baby. A family. One I didn’t know I had. And now my brother knows, too. He’ll use anything to destroy me, including my kid. Money creates opportunity, but there’s a cost it requires. The payment for wealth is high, and my brother is willing to go all in. I might have started out honorable, but now? There’s nothing this ex-con won’t do to keep his family safe. Even kill.Every good girl deserves a bad boy ~ WestonThis is book 1 in a three book series. You will need to read the other two books to finish the story.
Peaches & Cream (Sweet Curves #9)
Megan Wade - 2020
For a southern girl like me, those flavors represent my home. So when I make it to the semi-final round of a baking contest, and Southern sweets is is the theme, I think I have this in the bag.I don’t.I come second.To a man named, Ben Watson. And he’s not even Southern! Or American.I’m insulted.To add insult to injury, the final round has us working as a team, being judged on how well we teach a recipe as much as we’re judged on our cooking ability.Part of being Southern means that no matter what, you’re always polite. But I cannot be polite to this man. He’s ruining my hopes and dreams, and even worse, he’s setting my panties on fire while he’s doing it.Note: Put a pie in the oven, because this quick read is cheeky and over-the-top. It’s filled with tension-filled instalove and heated moments between a curvy girl and the hottest pastry chef you’ve ever seen.
Flora Ferrari - 2020
I'm a wolf in sheep's clothing when it comes to her. As an editor in a publishing house, I have to be friendly with my clients and authors, but when I first lay eyes on my woman...Despina Jenkins..."friendly" is the last thing on my mind. In fact, there's only one thing...making her mine. And I won't stop until I claim her as my own. Forever. Despina He’s like no man I’ve ever seen before...I’ve never fallen in love, but this older man who is about to become my boss has captured my eye. Luke is strong, handsome, the best kind of nerd...I want him with every fiber of my being...but my brother would kill me if he knew I was in love with his best friend. *Hot Nerd is a short, standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Virginia Sexton - 2017
No distractions.That's why I'm filthy rich instead of a family man. I always reckoned falling in love was a choice. Until her. She's a demure young waitress who draws me in tight. And then walks away just as things get hot. I'm the one who gives girls the shaft--all of it--not the other way around. I always rise to a challenge. Even if that challenge is a girl who runs from men like me. Especially if she's holding on to her virginity for no good reason. I'll break her in and have her begging for more. It's just a matter of time.
Countdown To Christmas
Betty Shreffler - 2019
Ten days until Christmas and all I have to do is avoid my roommate’s delightfully wrapped package. When the countdown to Christmas is over, I’ll be collecting my own present—a generous stack of pretty green bills.It doesn’t matter that every time he looks at me with those gorgeous hazel eyes, my knees quake. It doesn’t matter how every time he takes his shirt off, my heart skips a beat.Despite what my body wants, I know to keep this charming heartbreaker in the friend zone.This should be an easy ten days, that is until my roommate shares his best kept secret. Now the countdown to Christmas has begun, and all he wants for Christmas is me.
Julia Wolf - 2018
Will was my best friend until I fell in love with him.It's been ten years and I'm over it all. Well, all of it except him. I'd do anything to see Will again, including entering the hellscape that is my high school reunion.Will:High school pretty much blew, but she made it all bearable. Anna was my best friend until she said she couldn't love me back.A decade is much too long to go without seeing the most important person that ever entered my life. And when we reunite, it's almost as if we pick up right where we left off.Only this time, it's so much more.Cutting In is a 20k word novella. It's can be read as a complete standalone. It's a story of second chances and happy endings.
L. Wilder - 2017
While I was doubtful that therapy would change anything, I had to try something.As soon as I walked into Dr. Seth Michaels' office, temptation set in. With his piercinggreen eyes and devilish smile, the handsome doctor was every woman's fantasy,including mine.He tempted me in ways that I never dreamed possible, but some lines just can't becrossed. With a newfound libido, I left his office thinking I would never see him again,but fate and a meddling mother had other plans.**A note from the authors-L. Wilder has joined forces with Piper Reeds to rewrite the book formally known as Indiscretions. Itstill has the sexy, sassy style of Piper, but now, it also has the L. Wilder twist that all her readershave come to know and love. So, sit back and get ready for a lot of laughs, plenty of steam, andhappily ever after that will leave you wanting more. Intended for readers 18 and older due to explicitlanguage.
Elle Kennedy - 2019
When it comes to the love of his life, though, this alpha soldier does everything in his power to keep Jen Scott happy and safe. But when the tables are turned and Jen places herself in harm’s way for her job, their relationship is put to the test. Now Cash must learn to trust the woman he loves…or lose her forever.