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Everything


Erin Noelle - 2016
    Not surprising, considering my dad was a global rock star and my mom had the voice of a fallen angel.With my twin sister by my side in our indie-rock duo, Singed Wings, we were ready to finally see our name in lights when we opened for the hottest act to sell out stadiums – Jobu’s Rum Summer Reunion Tour.The life I’d always wanted was finally within my reach. All I had left to do was finish out my last semester of high school. But there was one problem: Ms. Sloan, the new art history teacher. The same Ms. Sloan I’d met as Belle, the sexy little pixie who’d captivated me at a New Year’s Eve concert last year. The same Ms. Sloan who’d owned nearly every one of my thoughts since that night.The same Ms. Sloan whose class I was in danger of failing. With my dream gig dangling just on the other side of that cap and gown, all of my focus should’ve been on my school work and improving my music as I prepared for my big shot to rock the world…But I never expected her to rock mine first… and to change everything.Everything is a standalone novel. It is a spin-off from the Book Boyfriend Series.

Rhythm


Mandi Beck - 2017
    Especially when he's got a stash of lollipops. This is a holiday novella that follows the characters of Stoned a standalone in the Wrecked series. It was preciously featured in the anthology Beaus and Arrows

Save Me


Melanie Walker - 2014
    Noah will reach an all time high of anguish, sorrow and pain and none of the group, even Carrie, know if he will survive. Saying goodbye may prove too much for Noah, but with TAT at his side he might pull through. This is and Adult Contemporary Romance and not intended for readers under 18. Strong language, sexual content and, well, Noah Beckett so it's reader beware.

When You Loved Me


Terra Lorin - 2013
    The experience, thrills, and heartbreaking moments of the story will be totally ruined for you, if you do. Just a warning ; )'Unconditional Love' is a very rare thing, but the few who live it, know what 'true love' is.Songwriter Brooke Davenport's fiancé has left her for another woman. She's devastated, but this is not the first time a man she's loved has broken her heart.Tristan Jameson, her brother's best friend, crushed her dreams on the seventeenth summer of her life when he disappeared without so much as a phone call or note to her, or her brother. What could've happened that he left in such haste especially after finally winning him over to confess his love for her?Now he's back in town and Brooke wants an explanation. Will she be able to forgive him? After having been jilted twice by the two men she trusted her heart to, will she ever give her trust and love to a man ever again—much less to one who hurt her once before?As Brooke and Tristan record her duet song together, memories flood her mind and sensual desires surge through her body for the man who she had a crush on since he was a boy—her first love—the one no girl ever forgets.Get ready for a roller coaster ride with curve balls and twists and turns as mystery and suspense come into play in this endearing story of true love and romance. No cliffhanger; HEA ending! =)Word count: Approx. 73,700

InHap pily Ever After


Kim DeSalvo - 2013
    The Penelope Valentine scandal, however, has made it much bigger than Tia ever anticipated. She's the mystery woman everyone's talking about, and once her identity is revealed, she must step out of her old life and learn to embrace her new celebrity and everything that comes with it. She wants nothing more than to put the past behind her and move toward the future, but there are still those who would begrudge her happiness... Lexi is at first relieved that she no longer has to bear the burden of keeping Dylan's identity to herself, but soon discovers that having it out in the open only creates more complications. Ryan, her fiancé, is blindsided by her revelations, and feels crushed under Dylan’s celebrity shadow. Then there's Bo Collins; the drummer for InHap who feels more for her than he's willing to admit. With all the manipulations, deceptions, and lies, can Lexi ever hope to find her own InHap*pily ever after?

Mr. Hollywood's Assistant


Kitty Gallant - 2019
    After being let go by the diva from hell and moving her life to Meadowmill, Hollywood's younger sister, she finds herself working for mega stud Jax Ace, notorious playboy and voted 2019's hottest man alive. Will Vivi be able to survive falling head-over-heels for Jax, her eccentric mother Anna-Beth moving into her apartment, and not blow all of her money at a thrift store? Mr. Hollywood's Assistant is a hot, STANDALONE romantic comedy with a guaranteed happy ending and enough sass to keep you on your toes.

Carry My Heart


J.S. Cooper - 2018
    I was his first love.We shared our first kiss together.He broke my heart.Sage Weston and Jacob Phillips met as children at Little Kitty Orphanage. They had the type of friendship that could weather any storm and they vowed that they would always be there for each other. And then Jacob was adopted, and everything changed. At first the letters were fast and furious but then they stopped and Sage was left all alone.Four years later, Sage and Jacob bump into each other at a university party. Sparks fly, daggers are drawn and Sage wants nothing to do with Jacob or the bevvy of women that seem to follow him everywhere he goes. Then Sage loses a bet, and she can no longer avoid Jacob. Though she does everything she can to let him know that they are no longer friends.But Jacob has plans, and is determined for Sage to know the truth about what happened four years ago, even if it costs him everything.

Wild Chase


L.A. Bressett - 2013
    The effect they can have on you can happen after four seconds or four years. In Chase Taylor's case - it's both. Avery McGuire doesn't just flip on a light inside of her - he sets a blaze to everything holding her back. After only a week together, he has to leave, but he strikes a match before walking away that won't easily burn out.Four years later, Chase finds herself face to face with the boy -now rock star - who changed everything. The same one she still can't admit to falling head over heels in love with. She has no idea that her world is about to get rocked, in more ways than one. {Romance, Love Triangle, Drama}Excerpt from the Author-"Do you want to come in for a little bit?"He looked a little surprised, but nodded."As long as you say it’s ok, of course I’d like to."We went inside and I showed him around quickly, not wasting our time on a tour. When we reached my bedroom, I thought his jaw was going to drag the floor."This is your room?” he asked with an odd sternness to his voice. Watching him survey the four walls, I nodded. He turned to me, his face completely disconcerted, and pointed at the entrance. “Chase, there's no door!"I shrugged. I hadn't thought this far through when I invited him in."Privacy is for adults, I am not an adult yet," I replied in a mocking tone, trying to laugh it off. I looked up at him as he gave me a sad, almost torn look."There isn't an ounce of color in here, no door, nothing. Add bars and it might as well be a jail cell. This can't seriously be how you live every day," he spoke almost angrily.I wanted to feel defensive. How dare he act like my life is like a prison, but, the truth was, I had felt that way for so long that I couldn't argue.I felt his strong hands on either side of my face as he tilted my head up. I stared up into those stormy eyes and braced myself. He was about to wreck me again."I know we haven't known each other long, but seriously, Chase, there's so much more to you than this," he said waving his hands around my room and gritting his teeth out of anger.I don't know if it was the repressed thought of this being the last time I would see him or touch him suddenly surfacing, or the way he was already fighting for me, a girl he barely knew, but something inside of me broke. The innocent nature of my feelings towards him crumbled. My hesitation melted away as I stepped closer and with both hands I grabbed onto his shirt. The urge to touch him and kiss him completely overwhelmed me, and it must have been on his mind too because in an instant his hands were cupping my face and his lips were on mine.

Say You Want Me


Stefanie Van Mol - 2018
     To this day he never regretted his choice for music.  He swore to never get emotionally attached to anyone, but when a cute black-haired girl literally falls into his arms, he is completely lost.  He wants her and he'll do everything within his power to gain her trust.  A few years ago, Camille lost her mother to cancer. Just before she sets off for college, she and her best friend Karen hit the road and wind up at a concert by Full Moon, a famous rock band. From the first moment she lays eyes on him, Camille is intrigued by Jonathan, the drummer of the band.  Who would have guessed her life is about to change forever?

Stellar Collision


Sadie Grubor - 2015
    But in true Chris fashion, the greedy asshole wants more. He won't settle for anything less than a legally binding, last name changing event. One that can't take place soon enough. What he isn't ready for is a discovery that will take him back to a dark place, one he refuses to repeat, but sometimes we find our largest revelations hiding in our darkest fears. Mia and Hush are at the top of their game in the rock world. Deemed the current Queen of Rock, Mia is feeling the pressure as well as the love from the industry. She's also not happy with the lengths Chris has gone to for their wedding, but her love for the big asshole, and his unwavering devotion to her, is greater than her frustration. Then a realization puts the two of them on opposite sides and Mia fears this is the one thing their love won't be able to overcome. For the first time, Mia's own fears and emotional turmoil might outweigh Christopher. You're cordially invited as Christopher lays his final claim. *NOT A STANDALONE* (Recommend reading the Falling Stars Series to fully enjoy) Book 1: Falling StarsNovella 1.5: Stellar Evolution - Book 2: Hidden in the Stars (HITS) - Novella 2.5: Stellar Collision Coming soon.... Book 3: Snare

Tequila Haze


Melissa Toppen - 2018
    I remember how effortlessly he stole my heart- his dark eyes and quick smile forever etched into my mind. We spent one incredible night together under a haze of tequila- a perfect night. And when I woke the next day, he was gone… I never expected to see him again. Years passed and with it, life went on. Until one day there he was- standing in front of me like no time had passed at all. He’s determined to remedy his mistakes. I’m determined to let him try. Because even though I know I should walk away- the urge to feel the burn is just too strong. Tequila Haze is the first book in the two part Tequila Duet. Book two- Tequila Burn -will release 5/24. *contains cliffhanger

Mend


Chelle Bliss - 2018
    Six years ago, the only girl I ever loved moved away.She said she’d come back to me.She promised she’d write.She swore she’d always be mine, but Evie Harper lied.Now, Evie’s back, and this time, I’m not letting her go without a fight.Before senior year, I was forced to move away, leaving behind the only boy I ever loved.He said he’d love me forever.He promised nothing would tear us apart.He swore he’d wait for me, but Jack Nelson lied.Now, Jack wants to make me his again, but he may never be able to forgive my sins.This is a STANDALONE Second Chance New Adult Romance by USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss.

Whiskey Lullaby


Stevie J. Cole - 2018
    The guy everyone said I was too good for. The one I knew would ruin me. But I couldn't help it. The way Noah Greyson's voice sounded when he sang whiskey lullabies to me in the dark; how perfect his arms felt wrapped around my stomach, his nose nuzzled in my hair- that's what made me fall. That intimacy was what made me so very weak. But now millions of women drift off to sleep while Noah sings the love story we wrote, and it was never meant for the world. The worst mistake I made wasn’t loving him, it was thinking he loved me, too.At least, that’s what I thought until now…

The Right Direction


Kathy Coopmans - 2017
    All five books can be read as a standalone.Meet the men of the rock band, Trained in Black.“Our someday will come soon, Joslyn.” Those words were the last words I heard from Roman Nixon before I walked away.I knew our someday might come, but not the one he and I had always dreamed about.His life headed in one direction, mine in the other. While Roman became the lead singer for the successful rock band Trained in Black, I became a ruthless attorney.He moved on and married someone else. As I was forced to observe him and his bride on the cover of every magazine out there, I deserved to suffer because of what I had done.What I didn’t expect was a phone call that led to me becoming his new attorney. After years apart, our opposite worlds collide. This time, we may get our someday. But first, we have to find a way to steer us in the right direction.

Needing Forever VOL 2


Terri Anne Browning - 2019
     Riley I was just fine on my own. Guys were too much trouble to have around for more than a few nights. But one look at the delicious bartender at First Bass, and that all changed. I didn’t want to crave his touch, and I especially didn’t want to know what forever would be like with him. Did I? Jenna After one disastrous breakup cost me everything I loved, I wasn’t looking for someone to fill the role. Angie came into my life when I was at my lowest and wouldn’t give up on me. I told her we could only be friends, and she accepted that. Yet it didn’t take long before I realized just how much she really meant to me. Now she was mine, and I would never let her go. But not everyone wanted to see us have our happy ever after. Carolina I told everyone the only reason I wanted to go to an East Coast college was to get away from my nightmare of a mother. But the truth was, I only wanted to be closer to him. I shouldn’t want him, but I couldn’t stop this ache in my heart for Caleb. He was older, my stepsister’s stepbrother, and my mother would throw the biggest hissy the world had ever seen if she found out he took my virginity. But what Mom doesn’t know won’t hurt her. London Derrick came into my life like a tornado, turning my world upside down. It took all of two hours with him before I knew I was in trouble. My heart was screaming that this guy was the one, but my head pleaded for caution. I really should have listened. I got in over my head way too fast, and now my heart was paying the price.