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Chase and Seduction


Randi Alexander - 2011
    So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno. Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase. Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame?

One Too Many Men


Mercy Walker - 2012
    Her mother likens it to her ability to neglect a potted plant to death in less than two weeks. Her best friend thinks she needs to throw herself into the dating world and find herself an orgasm-buddy. Doggedly, she sets Lucy up with one horrifically strange man after another with absolutely no success.Until she matches Lucy up with Dean Coulter, a hot young doctor who treats her like gold, feeds her Chinese, and makes her body sizzle with lust. Lucy and Dean move from dating, to sex-capades, to nearly being a couple.But there’s something missing--she’s not in love with Dean. Lucy’s in love with Gus, the abrasive though handsome plantery owner who helps her in her hapless efforts to keep her potted plants alive, along with her hopes for a love life.With the good doctor suddenly proposing and Gus turning the sexual heat up on her, Lucy must decide which man is the one for her, before she loses them both.One Too Many Men contains scintillating sex and romance, lots of bitchy humor, dating disasters at every turn, and a surrounding cast of wild women--all mixed together like a frothy frozen margarita.

Jessica's Dilemma


Elle Thorne - 2014
    What kind of advice is that to get on the first day of work?No worries there. Jessica's had enough of men posing as boys to last a lifetime. Enough to almost make her lesbian--almost. She'll have no problem staying away from the owner's womanizing, drunken, hedonistic nephew. No problem at all.He's the guy they warn women to stay away from.Rick's an all-in kinda guy. All or nothing. His pursuits are drinking and women. That's not completely true. He has a couple of other interests, but he doesn't want anyone knowing about them. Can't go around ruining the reputation he's expended a lot of energy earning.Why the hell does Jessica hate him? **Cliffhanger Ending

In the Moment


Olivia Jake - 2013
    Relationships have never been a priority, much less even on her radar. Not only has there never been enough time, but she’s just never found the right man: someone strong enough not to be threatened by her success as well as a man whose own strength could allow her to give up some of her innate control. Between owning a successful Los Angeles entertainment ad agency and being the alpha-dog to her two pit bulls at home, Sam’s used to calling the shots. Always. But when she pitches for, and wins The Network account, its charismatic French founder, Laurent Román makes Sam question everything she’s ever known.At Laurent’s insistence, he and Sam meet daily for the better part of a month. He has a network to launch and the stakes, pacing and intensity couldn’t be higher. Working this closely with the flirty Frenchman, they can’t help but get to know each other better, each day, her resolve w.. (Read more) Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

Heart Signs


Cari Quinn - 2012
    Or accidentally bumped into his classic car, during a lunch meeting neither expected would ever happen. She also didn’t expect a six-foot-plus bald guy with enough muscles to bench press a semi would have the sweetest heart—and say some of the dirtiest words—she’d ever known. Sam definitely didn’t plan on asking Rory to follow him home after their fender bender…or that she’d end up on her knees. She’s a revelation to him in every way after grieving for his dead wife, and mourning the relationship they’d lost even before she passed. But Rory is like the rainbow after the storm. A reason for him to keep going when he’d thought he’d lost that forever. Physically, their chemistry is off the charts. But putting his heart on the line is a different story, unless he takes the wildest, most seductive risk he’s ever imagined... Previously published in 2012 by Ellora's Cave

Forbidden


Julie Kriss - 2015
    He was my first. And now he’s back.I met Bram Riordan when we were teenagers. I was shy, and Bram was dark and wild, untameable. He was also off-limits because his mother had married my father.It didn’t stop him from becoming my greatest mistake.Now, six years later, Bram has been released from prison. Our parents are divorced, but he’s back in my life. Big, tatted, and terrifying. I should have nothing to do with him, and he should never touch me.But the way he looks at me, I’m tempted to make the same mistakes all over again.We’re still forbidden. But now we just might break the rules — if we don’t break each other first.NOTE: This book was originally published under the title BREAK ME.

Looks like Trouble to Me


Calinda B. - 2014
    He's desperate to get laid, but there's something in the way of his driving, overactive libido and the girl standing before him - trouble...big trouble, and a whole lot of it, from the trustifarian prick who works by his side, to his messed up twin sister, to the secret hiding at his house. He sets out to woo Zoé Dubois, keeping her away from his trouble at home, encouraging her to let go of her inhibitions and live “Savage style,” riding with him on the back of his motorcycle, exploring the great outdoors in a variety of oh, so delectable and naughty ways. He ends up with way more than he bargained for. Turns out she's the kind of woman who demands the truth...and that's just not the way he rolls. He uses his sexual experience to teach Zoé how to surrender. She leverages his love for her to get him to let her into his troubled world - something he's not used to. Their passionate, erotic, romantic connection keeps them bound together while the trouble he brings threatens to tear them apart at every turn.Mature content for audiences 18+ only.

How To Master A Millionaire


Talia Hunter - 2015
    But there’s a problem. His character’s submissive relationship is a big part of the movie, and Max can’t seem to make it convincing. Solution? Five days with a dominatrix should help him overcome his need for total control. Ally’s life is one hot mess. A broke blogger, this story could be her chance to get back on her feet. If Ally can pass herself off as a dominatrix, she can publish a tell-all article and get the money she needs to keep from losing everything. So what if she’s clueless about anything kinky, and her abusive ex left her with a self-confidence problem? Although Ally can’t give orders and Max hates taking them, together they discover new ways of commanding pleasure. But will Ally’s deception destroy their one chance at love?

Misguided Heart


Amanda Bennett - 2013
    She has never needed anyone in her life and has survived on her own since she was 18, never looking back. When she gets her dream promotion and becomes the new editor at one of the biggest publishing houses in Arizona, she thinks she has finally figured it all out.But, when Aston receives an invitation to her first love's wedding, she starts to re-evaluate just how much she has given up for her career.With a mission in mind to try and win back the one she let go, she never took in to consideration that what she might need, or even want, could be right in front of her.Will she be willing to put her heart out there to get back the life she could have had, or will she try for something new?Sloan Holden is the quintessential bad boy trying to cover all that up with his good boy act. He has spent the last 9 years trying to prove to his over bearing father that he can change his ways, and one day run his publishing house. The only thing standing in his way is the slew of fast women and his wild lifestyle, which he just can't seem to give up. He doesn't do relationships and always vowed to stay single forever.A lot can change when the one person you thought you would never fall for worms their way into your heart, but will the feelings be returned?

Come With Me


Sable Hunter - 2015
    Her latest and greatest project is the big Fourth of July celebration. Fireworks lighting up the sky – Red Hot and Boom! She loves the excitement and the spectacular display of sparkles and heat gives her a thrill. The only problem is… Lacy has never had any fireworks of her own. Despite having to listen to her friends tell of their sexual escapades, she has never experienced the big ‘O’. According to the only man she’s ever given herself to, Lacy is frigid. Is something wrong with her or has she just not met the right man for the job? Jake is the manager of the golf course at the country club. He’s designing and overseeing a building project and the sight of him shirtless and sweating and flexing…has given Lacy ideas. Jake has a certain reputation of being able to handle almost any task he’s given. Rumors of his sexual prowess are legendary. Now, every time Lacy sees him working with his hands, doing some heavy lifting, his body gleaming with the sheen of exertion – she begins to hope that Jake can give her what no one else ever has. IF - she can just figure out how to ask him. But what Lacy doesn’t know is that Jake has ideas of his own. His outlook on love and life has been molded by the mistakes of his family. He doesn’t think true love exists, there’s just sex. Until he meets Lacy. This Fourth of July celebration proves to have more explosions in store than those in the sky, for Jake sets out to prove that he can give Lacy exactly what she needs. In fact, Jake intends to show Lacy that what she needs – is him. Break out the fireworks and get ready to kick off your summer with this HOT new collection of Stories. Come With Me is part of the Red Hot and Boom! multi-author series. *Content Warning: Contains Explicit Scenes and Content. Intended for 18+ Audience

Being Delightful


Shayne McClendon - 2012
    When Petra and Jack meet at the wedding of his brother and her sister, they agree that sarcasm, alcohol, and sex just might make the event bearable.

Magnolia Summer


Jaci Burton - 2004
    The death of her grandmother and inheritance of the family plantation mean she can sell the land and make enough money to realize her dream-to open her own theater in New York. But more than the weather sizzles in Magnolia. Jordan's forced to hire Sam Tanner to repair the old house. Jordan lusted after Sam in high school when he was the bad boy and she was the nerdy drama geek. He'd even kissed her once, firing up her adolescent fantasies, then laughed when she ran away. Though she tries to resist his considerable charm, Sam's not giving her any quarter. He's making it abundantly clear that this time she isn't going to run. Under a scorching South Carolina sun, her resolve to remain impervious to Sam melts and she gives in to her desire. After all, why not engage in steamy sex with the bad boy of her dreams to while away her time in sultry Magnolia? When the project is finished, she'll go back to New York and forget all about Sam. If only her heart would let go of foolish dreams.

Seductive Nights: The Complete Julia and Clay Collection (Seductive Nights, #0.5-3)


Lauren Blakely - 2014
    This box set includes First Night, Night After Night, After This Night, and One More Night. This is the ONLY Seductive Nights box set that includes the final Julia and Clay story, ONE MORE NIGHT.-FIRST NIGHTWhen the sinfully handsome Clay Nichols walks into her bar in San Francisco, Julia Bell simply wants a break from the troubles that keep chasing her. They share one scorchingly hot night together, but discover a connection that runs deeper than mere chemistry....-NIGHT AFTER NIGHTWith a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he's back, and determined to make her his own.-AFTER THIS NIGHTClay Nichols can't get the gorgeous and fiery Julia Bell out of his mind. He's so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that she's all he can focus on. But she's playing hot and cold, and he wants all of her. When he finds her again at her sister's wedding, they have a second chance but she'll have to let him all the way in. And they'll learn just how much more there is to the intense chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night...ONE MORE NIGHT -Sexy bartender Julia Bell and hot-as-hell entertainment lawyer Clay thought their future was clear sailing. But life doesn't work that way and the fiery lovers run into a slew of new challenges. Trouble looms in every corner on their trip to the city of sin. Can Clay save Julia from danger one more time? Or will he be too late for the woman he adores?

My Nights With Kate


M.T. Stone - 2013
    Once he met Kate however, he quickly realized there was much more to her than beautiful eyes and sexy legs. Experiencing feelings he hadn't felt in years, Jack found himself reliving the past while struggling to rationalize a relationship with a woman 3 years younger than his daughter.Kate was a 4th year college student, struggling to make ends meet. As a last resort she posted her profile on a Sugar Daddy site, just as her roommate Jackie had done. Choosing from dozens of contacts, she chose one that seemed to be the most benign. Little did she know, she was about to meet her long time industry idol and embark on a month long tryst that would leave her life forever changed.A red hot affair transforms into an explosive love story, My Nights With Kate will take you away and add some heat to a cold winter night!

Fire In His Eyes


M.J. Nightingale - 2013
    A chance encounter in a Tampa bar brings Victor into her life. Sexy as hell, secretive, and incredible in bed, Monica is overwhelmed in every way by this ex-military man who introduces her to all kinds of new and exciting experiences. Monica is a school teacher who longs to experience the joy and thrill of passion. She has battled a past filled with trauma, and depression. Finally free of her fears and guilt, she begins to explore. That is when she meets Victor, a man who has his own demons to battle and secrets to keep. When he meets innocent Monica, he wants to experience all he can with her. She is innocent, yet willing; barely touched, but incredibly passionate. Victor's past has scarred him, and despite his feelings he keeps Monica at a distance. Why? Because he fears those secrets will destroy them. But, Monica and Victor are soul mates. They have the same hot passions. Will they find their happiness with each other? You must read to find that out. But, they most assuredly do find pleasure.