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HUNTER


Lexie Ray - 2016
    I came away from military service fucked up beyond all recognition, slinking back to my family's cattle ranch in Texas to heal, my tail between my legs. Well, leg. Singular. My brothers hire Hadley Parsons to put me back together again, and she's supposed to be the best of the best, tough and beautiful to boot. I’d kick her to the curb right away and get back to guzzling beer and letting my muscles atrophy, but dammit…the woman sure knows how to get a guy’s attention. Maybe it’s her flashing green eyes, or the toss of her auburn hair, or her earnest determination – whatever it is, I’m suddenly a lot more interested in PT than I was a minute ago. Hadley When I walk into my newest client’s living room, I can see I have my work cut out for me. Oh, it doesn’t bother me – I’m made of tougher stuff than it seems, and I don’t mind getting down and dirty if I need to. I don’t even mind the insults he lashes out with, or his surly attitude. Besides, something tells me this guy is worth my trouble. Beneath the grime, I see a strong man, a handsome man – a man who’s capable of anything, who can take back his power. I’ll do whatever it takes to get Hunter back on his feet…which is probably a good thing, because I’m about to seriously push some boundaries. ***Hunter can be read as a standalone book. For a limited time only, my first series: RUNAWAY is included as a bonus.

Matt & Zoe


Charles Sheehan-Miles - 2016
     Once discharged from the Army, Zoe travels home from Tokyo to a life she never planned on.Matt Paladino is Jasmine's 3rd grade teacher.  Handsome and athletic, Matt's deeply concerned about Jasmine's welfare.  But Matt has secrets, hidden in the dark three-ring circus of his past.When Matt and Zoe's lives collide, they seem made for each other. But will the pasts that haunt them both keep them apart?

Sol


Leslie McAdam - 2017
    My best friend’s sister. The only girl I ever loved.And that kiss? Gave new meaning to the words, “pinball machine.”But the army called. No matter what, I am a man of honor. I’ll always do my duty. Even at great personal cost.Now, four years later, I’m back. A little older. A little wiser. And unfortunately, the bearer of horrifically tragic news.There’s no one else to do it. I’ll go to the ends of the earth to find her. But I don’t know what will happen after I hand her that letter."'The kiss was a goodbye when we'd never said hello.' With its incredible storytelling and poetic prose, Sol is a heartbreaker in the very best sense of the word. Beautiful, spellbinding, and kinetic, this is a story not to be missed." -- NYT bestselling author Kim Karr

Keeping It


Rachel Robinson - 2018
    Badass. SEAL. Player. Powerful. Jerk. Available. All words used to describe me for the past ten years. Wrapped up in the war, running and gunning constantly, has taken its toll on me. My next assignment is supposed to be a break, something to aid in taking the edge off; help open a new base in the miniscule, coastal, Florida town of Bronze Bay. A non-deployable position, I can work-out, decompress, and handle the mundane tasks of structuring a new SEAL command. Or, in other words, enjoy my free time with the tanned, toned, country women of the south. Mission accepted. Falling for a southern belle wasn’t supposed to happen. In fact, it’s more stressing than any challenge in my sordid past. Especially when she uttered the words, “I am a virgin.” Someone cover me, I’m going in. Caroline May My first memory is in an airplane over the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. My daddy sitting beside me and my heart full of joy. When I was sixteen, I made my first solo flight over those exact same waters. My daddy owns and operates the little airport in Bronze Bay, so my eyes have been skyward for as long as I can remember. Things like men and college, never appealed to me. My days are spent waitressing in my Mama’s diner, counting down the hours until I can head to the airport. Then the SEALs came and changed everything. Big, brutal, jerks, forcing themselves into our little slice of paradise. Demanding use of our airport. One man in particular, aiming to take more than I’m ready to give. He is beautiful. Magnetic. Strong. Convincing. For the first time in my life, I’m flying in a different, exhilarating way. Keeping it isn’t going to be easy when merely looking at the man makes me think of four words. Foxtrot. Uniform. Charlie. Kilo. Bless my heart, I’m in trouble.

Always His


C.A. Harms - 2016
    Becoming a Marine had been Ryker’s dream, but that dream faded when it led to losing the one girl who held his heart. Returning to Alabama after being gone for more than five years was going to be hard, but he couldn’t continue to live without her. His world seemed empty and there was only one thing that could heal that void. Find Nicole… Beg for her forgiveness… And never let her go again. She would always be his...

Secret


Aubrey Irons - 2016
     Bad boy, womanizer, soldier, pr*ck. Oh, and he thinks he’s God’s gift to women - mostly because of his… endowments. What an ass. I’d normally have nothing to do with Washington D.C.’s biggest playboy Secret Service agent, except things just got slightly complicated. You see, my mother just became the first female President of the United States, and now she’s about to marry her Secretary of State - Hunter’s father. Which means besides being my new security detail, that arrogant, insufferable man is my new stepbrother Oh, right, and it’s worth mentioning that I already slept with him - once, before I knew who he was. Forget John and Marilyn. Forget Watergate. Forget Monica. I’ve got a scandal that could rock the entire world; a dirty, illicit, forbidden secret that could bring the most powerful country in the world to its knees. My protector, my secret, my stepbrother. This is about to be a true state of emergency; a national catastrophe. **This is a standalone book (approx. 85,000 words) with a HEA; NO CLIFFHANGER!** For a limited time, this edition of Secret also includes a FREE BONUS BOOK -- Heat: A Soldiers of Fortune Romance (approx. 60,000 words)!

Terms of Surrender


Leslie Kelly - 2011
    Very intrigued by a sassy visiting lecturer...Mission: Enter the astronaut training program.Obstacle: Marissa Marshall, Ph.D. She's keeping Danny preoccupied with earthly delights...Danny Wilkes might have outgrown his risk-taking flyboy days, but he still loves a thrill now and then. And nobody's thrilled him lately like fiery Mari Marshall. Sex with her is a bigger turn-on than any of the air maneuvers Danny's ever pulled. He falls head over heels...hard.But Mari has bitter memories of being a military brat. She'll never enter that life again—not even for the best sex she's ever had.It's a hell of a choice. Does Danny give up his skyrocketing career? Or let go of the only woman who revs his engine into the stratosphere?

Home to You


Sandra Marine - 2020
    Or with the wounded teenager who should’ve been his.But Annie’s holding a bargaining chip Nate can’t refuse, and she’ll use everything she can to protect her son and secure his future.Nate’s determined to keep his distance, but when old feelings are resurrected, he must decide if some risks are worth taking.And if some secrets are better left unsaid…

Bad Boy Billionaires Double Collection, Vols. 1 - 8


Judy Angelo - 2012
    1 - 8):TAMED BY THE BILLIONAIRE - Vol. 1Roman Steele - The business tycoon who has the daunting task of taming the spoiled princess.MAID IN THE U.S.A. - Vol. 2Pierce D'Amato - The software billionaire who thinks he's in control but instead finds himself at the mercy of an angelic four year old and a dark-eyed French beauty who steals his heart.BILLIONAIRE'S ISLAND BRIDE - Vol. 3Dare DeSouza - The owner of a line of Caribbean resorts who tries to teach our beloved heroine a lesson she'll never forget...but then ends up learning the greatest lesson of his life.DANGEROUS DECEPTION - Vol. 4Storm Hunter - He loves motorcycles, fast cars and now he's got to add one more item to his list of loves: Danielle Swift. Dani has a charm he tries to resist but this committed bachelor is no match for this fiercely independent woman who's like none he's met before.TO TAME A TYCOON - Vol. 5Enrico Megalos - A shipping tycoon with a big problem but one which 'lion tamer', Asia Miller, is determined to fix.SWEET SEDUCTION - Vol. 6Jake McKoy - Billionaire author, philanthropist and recluse - a man with a past that is tearing him apart. Will Samantha Fox be the woman to pull him out of his shell?DADDY BY DECEMBER - Vol. 7Drake Duncan - Billionaire investor, and a man determined to win the love of his life: a woman who is just as determined...to stay the heck out of his way.TO CATCH A MAN (IN 30 DAYS OR LESS) - Vol. 8Stone Hudson - Owner of Hudson Broadcasting Corporation, Stone is thrown for a loop when he meets a woman gutsy enough to laugh at him. And then she turns into a temptress. How can he resist?Alpha males at their best - which one will you fall in love with?

Pushed


A.F. Crowell - 2015
     Sexy, emotional and intense, Pushed, book one in the Torn series, begins the saga of Brody, Leila, and Jaxon. BOOK ONE IN THE TORN SERIES UNTO OBLIVION Nurse Leila Matthews has seen it all, or so she thought until this morning. Into the chaos of her trauma ward walked a man more intense than anything she has ever known. His smile tore away all her defenses, and his kiss ignited flames damped for far too long—and a knowledge that such dangerous ripples are only the beginning. Brody Davis is anything but safe. Wealthy, handsome, and unrepentantly single, the billionaire’s first priority is himself…and the pleasure of every woman he’s sure to leave. Yet his best friend’s baby sister is temptation itself. If any female could make him stay, it would be Leila, whose sweet lips and sweeter flesh push him to be better than he believes he can. He desires a quick conquest. The battle for Leila’s heart is yet to be fought. And he is not the only combatant. “The chemistry between Brody and Lei is off the charts. The end left me dying for more!” —L. Wilder, Author of Combust

Seducing Mr. Right


Rebecca Rose - 2014
    . . Gunnery Sergeant Jake Sanders made it through the war in Afghanistan, but he's struggling to survive the peace at home. Still scarred by his experiences overseas, Jake now spends most of his time working out and tending to his brother's bar and grill. He's not looking for a girlfriend and avoids intimate relationships . . . until he meets the bar's gorgeous new manager.Ex-ballerina Sophie Agnés couldn't take her eyes off Jake the moment she saw him-he was, after all, sleeping half-naked in her new office when she arrived on her first day of work. The chemistry between them is immediate, and soon it's not clear who is seducing whom. But Sophie fears that something is keeping Jake from opening his heart to her. And a man with dark secrets may not be the right man for her after all.Approx. 60,000 words.

The Secrets Between Us


Jennifer Ann - 2017
    Some people keep secrets because the truth is too painful.He keeps secrets to avoid losing her.She keeps secrets to deliver revenge.Seven years have passed since Cameron Quinn and Lincoln Farrington were high school sweethearts.Seven years since she last saw him as the cops were taking him away.Seven years since he left her to become a Navy SEAL.When he suddenly comes back into her life, she’s forced to choose between following her heart, or sticking to a plan that would almost certainly destroy him.His secrets brought them together.Her secrets will tear them apart.

Not a Hero


Sarah Robinson - 2016
    Once the town hero and star quarterback, Miles no longer feels like the man he was, or who he’s expected to be—possibly because his demons have followed him home from Afghanistan.Meeting Zoe Brooke, his father’s live-in nurse, gives Miles the slightest glimmer of hope that he can still find happiness despite the dark secrets he holds inside. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and together they are explosive—in more ways than one.A helper at her core, Zoe is more than willing to care for Miles’s heart, but not at the expense of her own, and she’s not afraid to tell him that. She knows what having a painful past is like, and she wants to help him with his, if he’ll let her.Things get complicated fast when Miles realizes burying his secrets isn’t actually the same as healing from them and if he wants the girl, he’s going to have to tell her the truth—the one thing he can’t do.Publisher's NoteThis book contains bonus content, including a free novella and excerpts.This book is suggested for 18+ years of age, contains graphic content, sensitive subject matters, and sexually explicit material.

Drunk on You


Teri Anne Stanley - 2015
    Except, there won’t be any booze if he doesn’t rescue his family’s century-old distillery from financial ruin. The problem? Allie McGrath—youngest daughter of the distillery’s co-owners, and the one woman he can’t have.Allie has been in love with Justin since…well, she's always been in love with him. Now he's home, broken up over the death of her brother, and he needs help. She can fix the distillery—she’s sure of it—but no one’s taking her or her sweet new idea seriously. Convincing Justin is her only hope.Allie is more tempting than Justin expected, threatening a promise he swore he’d never break. If he can’t keep their attraction under control, there’s a solid chance they’ll send the whole enterprise crumbling to the ground…if he doesn’t crash and burn first.

A Long Goodbye


Kelly Mooney - 2013
    Ashton is tired of being told she's perfect, and tired of pretending to be someone she isn't. She wants to reinvent herself, if only for a short time and she hopes Nashville is the place to do it. Preferably with a smooth talking cowboy. With no one watching her every move, or so she thinks, Ashton finds the one person who finally sees her for the woman she wants to be. Dane Woods has just come home from fighting overseas after losing his best friend. Everyone, including himself expects him to reenlist for another tour, but he can't break a promise he made to his dying friend. The last thing Dane has on his mind while tailing a Southern Princess like Ashton Winslow is falling in love. She's supposed to be two week job, but it turns into so much more. Will Dane risk everything to be with Ashton or will his lies and betrayal destroy her love for him?