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When the Good Turn Evil


Austin Grayson - 2020
    After rescuing a woman who was held hostage by a band of banditos, he manages to arrive in town safe and sound. But little does he know that those banditos were only the beginning of the deputy's perilous adventure. When he discovers that his own boss might be behind a heinous crime, Nathan decides to fight corruption even if he will have to put his life on the line. Will he connect the dots, and uncover the truth about mysterious deaths and disappearance in the mountains?Being afraid to trust anyone, even the Sheriff himself, Nathan tries to get a grip of the crime that infests the town to the point of destroying it. Luckily for him, he soon finds love and support in the face of Eliza Gable, the daughter of the largest merchant in town. But as long as there are criminals out there, Nathan cannot find peace and live his happily ever. In the end, will Nathan's new love survive the onslaught? Will he serve justice and protect the innocent or will evil overpower good?Women are disappearing, Mexicans are closing in, and all things seem destined to collide in a fiery eruption of violence that will shake up a whole town. Will Nathan triumph over the ruthless criminals, or will it already be too late?A gripping, action-packed story of love, loss, and horror that will leave the reader breathless. A must-read for fans of Western action, with a touch of romance.

From Prejudice to Love


Aria Norton - 2019
    Being a tenacious girl, she chose to take education into her own hands after losing her father. So, from a very young age, she has been working her way up in educating younger children. But little does she know that her life is about to change drastically when she gets interviewed by a handsome Earl for the position of the new governess for his orphaned nephews. Will she deny the tender feelings she will start having for her charming employer, fearing they could complicate her work? Or will she let her heart decide what is the right choice?Richard Langley is the Earl of Hawkscombe and lives a peaceful life until he receives word that his twin sister and her husband have perished in a tragic accident. When he surprisingly learns that their two boys made it alive, he considers it his duty to take them as his own. However, he could never expect that choosing to hire the Irish governess he initially looked down upon would make him question his own values like no one has ever before. Will he let his prejudice aside, look deep into the lady's beautiful soul and accept her unconventional methods? Or will he decide that his perfect match should fit into society's standards and rules?Just when Molly and Richard start getting closer to each other, Molly's sophisticated former employer is about to arrive at the estate, and things will get truly complicated. Who will eventually succeed in capturing the Earl's heart?

Make Me Naked: Erotica For Women


Lucia Jordan - 2016
    Her engagement’s been called off, and she no longer has a job. When stuck in the town of Citronelle, Alabama, to honor her grandmother’s dying wish, she stumbles across a job posting for a live-in housekeeper. The catch? Eva has to spy on her new boss’s son, Gabriel. Gabriel Galloway aspires to lead a peaceful and simple life away from his childhood home. But when he is asked to look after Galloway Hall, his family’s estate, he is left with little choice. On top of that, his mother insists on hiring a live-in housekeeper. The last thing Gabriel wants is a total stranger in his home, poking around in his affairs, so he decides that he’ll just have to do whatever it takes to get rid of Eva. It’s a shame, too, because she’s one of the most beautiful women he’s ever laid eyes on. As Gabriel tries to hide the secret Eva so desperately wants to uncover, the two of them fight against the growing attraction they feel for each other. But with her life in tatters, does Eva really need the distraction that Gabriel’s dominant presence provides? Will Gabriel really drive this beautiful woman away just so he can keep her from learning the truth about him?

The Confederate


Scott Thompson - 2018
    The girl he was to marry was now promised to another, and his former mentor had cheated him. Disillusioned he left his home in River Falls, Georgia for something different: The Colorado Territory of the American West. Ambrose soon learned that the West was wild and untamed, and despite his effort to find peace and to create a normal and stable world, something continued to pull him toward death and ruin. While the former Confederate soldier made his way through the treacherous territory of Colorado the girl he thought had been lost to him chose to follow him to the West while facing hazards of her own. While they fight to survive and to find meaning in a dangerous and new place they both learn about themselves while always thinking of the other. But will they find each other in an unfamiliar world that is as inhospitable to love as it is to law and order?

Her Blue Collar Boss: Billionaire Boss Romances (Locke Family Romance)


Jennifer Youngblood - 2019
     When Xander Locke gets on his motorcycle and rides from Texas to Alabama, his plan is simple—go undercover to gather intel on the Bell family so his brother can orchestrate a seamless takeover of the Bell’s small-town newspaper. Xander never expects to meet Juliana Bell face-to-face, and he certainly doesn’t anticipate the sparks that run like a blowtorch through his veins when they touch. Juliana is everything Xander never even realized that he wanted … until now. Too bad she’s going to hate him when she learns the truth. Can Xander find a way to satisfy the demands of his high-powered family while still being true to the woman he loves? The Blue Collar Boss is the first of Jennifer’s new Locke Family Romance Series. It’s also part of the Billionaire Boss Romance Series, featuring bestselling authors, Cami Checketts and Sarah Gay. Don’t miss Jennifer’s next book, The Lost Chance Boss. Coming soon! You’ll also enjoy the O’Brien Family Romances: The Impossible Groom The Twelfth Hour Patriot The Stormy Warrior

A Valentine Step


Gabriel Love - 2018
     Her boyfriend dumped her… …for her best friend. Her mother’s getting remarried… …to a jerk. Her step brother is insanely hot… …and an asshole. Just when she asks if anything else can go wrong… Her step brother kisses her. In front of their parents. FML. A Valentine Step is a standalone novella of about thirty thousand words. No cliffhangers, lots of steam, some dirty language and a HEA.

Falling For A Cowboy


Anne Carrole - 2012
    Feeling like he’s been bucked off before the eight second buzzer, Clay’s betting he can score if she’ll give him a second chance. But qualifying may call for more than he’s prepared to give. Dusty Morgan is determined not to fall for the cowboy staking out her station. She’s vowed never to get tangled up with someone who makes their living through rodeo, and she’s not interested in a hit and run. Though he may be what she desires, Dusty knows from experience he isn’t what she needs—or is he?This novella was previously published as Re-ride at the Rodeo.

The Sea Breeze Cottage:


Amy Rafferty - 2020
    Along the way, Jennifer and her family will discover the true meaning of trust and friendship as they learn to open their hearts to love.The Sea Breeze Cottage. A La Jolla Cove Series is a heartwarming, edgy, and all-around entertaining read filled with romance, excitement, intrigue, butterflies, and adventure.This must-read book rekindles hope after a tragic loss, trust after bitter heartache, shows that life lessons are learned throughout your life and that finding your soulmate has no time or age limit.An ageless inspiring adventure romance that can be enjoyed by everyone.La Jolla, a hilly sea-side coastal town, perched along the rugged shores of the Pacific Ocean forms part of the city of San Diego. Having spent the summers there with her Aunt, it was the place Jennifer had called home as a young girl. It had always been a place filled with the happiest of memories and times for Jennifer. Even as an adult, La Jolla was Jennifer’s haven and place to recuperate from the fast-paced world of New York where she had moved to so she could pursue her career after law school.Now a single mother of three children and a messy divorce behind her, her safe haven is scarred by a tragic accident that rips a hole in her world. Not only does she lose someone she loves dearly, but she unwittingly gets tangled up in a web of betrayal, mystery, and lies.The Sea Breeze Cottage. Book 1 is the first in a series of sun, mystery, and romance. Join Jennifer, her family, and friends as they learn that even the closest of families have secrets. Get tangled in the many twists and turns Jennifer, along with her family, starts to unravel as they dig up buried family pasts to reveal shocking revelations.Fall in love with each of the characters as they each play their part in the mysteries of the cove. Follow them through their heartaches, betrayals, and adventures as they find a way to open their hearts and let true love in.

The contract


William Coleman - 2020
    His first case is a simple one: follow the woman, Maddie, and get pictures of her having an affair.But nothing is that simple. Hawke is forced to intervene when the Maddie is almost kidnapped right in front of him. When it happens again, Hawke switches from stalker with a camera to bodyguard with a gun.The lawyer who hired him is not satisfied with the outcome or that Hawke is looking into who is responsible for the abduction attempts. He threatens Hawke to get him to back down, something not in the investigator’s nature.To protect Maddie, Hawke must take her along while following the few leads he has to identify who is responsible and why. The closer they get to the truth the more danger they find themselves in.Will they find who is out to get Maddie before it’s too late?

Rumors


Erica Kiefer - 2013
    As a star athlete grieving in the shadows, she hopes to find normalcy in boys and basketball. When her best friend sets her up with the popular Shane Moretti, Allie drags her feet, reluctant for added complications. Then she decides that dating Shane would be the perfect shield from last summer’s tragedy. However, what starts as a mere distraction proves much more complex. As Shane leads Allie into questionable situations, gossip continues to swirl.Battling for her own identity while barricading painful emotions, Allie won’t escape her senior year without new wounds. After all, tragedy is no stranger to her. The events that unfold will draw readers deep into a well of emotion in Rumors, a Lingering Echoes Prequel.

Shadow of Love


Ellen Wolf - 2012
    He had learnt from early on that trust and unconditional love end badly. Both his mother’s failed relationship with his rich and absent father and his mentor’s marriage to a scrupulous and selfish woman taught him the lesson not to carry his heart on his sleeve. The man who had turned James’ life around in the darkest of his teenage years, died alone and rejected. Ridiculous accusations that prompted such ending left James incredulous and furious, the heat of his anger never completely leaving him in the years that followed.It is impossible to escape the past, his mentor’s suicide and the events that lead to it still very much on his mind. The fate has given him the rare opportunity to finally settle the scores. Avenging Steve Masden’s death is simply too tempting to be ignored. Emily Beggins knows right away that something isn’t right about her stepsister’s mysterious fiancé. He might well be the most handsome and charming man she has ever met, but there is a certain icy resolve in his eyes that frightens her witless. Behind the impeccable façade and lethal smile, she senses something dark and dangerous. Something that shouldn’t really be there…Loyalty has always been a big part of her character, even though her life with her stepmother and stepsister had proven far more challenging and difficult than she had ever anticipated. They share enough memories and dirty secrets to bind them together with the invisible thread of guilt and obligations. Saving Sophie from the unknown disaster leaves Emily no choice but to confront the man who had managed to capture her stepsister’s heart in a span of mere days.Only James isn’t ready to play fair, one sweep of his hand pushing aside any hopes she might have for a happy ending. He knows too much and cares too little to have any sympathy for her or her family.She has to play by his rules, each step taking her deeper and deeper into his world. Soon it becomes her world too and the lines between black and white blur, nothing certain any longer.As time goes by the question of how to survive being around James becomes replaced by another, more urgent one.How will she ever live without him?

My Lord Raven: Knights of the Royal Household


Jan Scarbrough - 2008
    Rumors abound that this savage is responsible for the deaths of Lady Catrin’s father and brother. How can she allow her sweet cousin to wed a murderer? Bran ap Madog, bastard son of a Welsh prince, has devoted his life to serving the English king. His badge is the raven, a creature that feeds off rotting spoils, just as Bran feeds off the spoils of war. Now he wants a reward for his service: a wealthy wife and the land and power she can bring him. But there’s another side to the rapacious black birds Bran has chosen for his badge. Social and family-oriented, ravens mate for life. Which gives them something Bran never had—a family, a sense of belonging, and a rightful place in the world. Bran has fought for everything he’s ever had. But his last battle, with his new wife, may cost him the one thing he isn’t prepared to lose: his heart.

Seduced By The Noble Highlander


Ann Marie Scott - 2019
    A secret young couple. A love that can never be.Lewis Crawford is the son of a laird. A handsome man that almost any girl would die to be with.Crissy is a housemaid. A beautiful young girl, but poor and of lower class.A secret love dated since their childhood is blooming like a wild flower but nobody can see them together. They can only meet secretly every night and pretend they are strangers during the daytime. As soon as Lewis starts thinking of a way for them to marry, a tragedy takes place.His older brother commits an atrocious crime for which he must be locked away. Lewis needs to take his place as a Laird, which he never intended to.This also means that he will need to marry a girl of aristocratic origin. A love that was once difficult now seems impossible to be. Will Lewis defy his fate and his heritage to fulfill his heart's commands?"Seduced by the Noble Highlander" is a story of romance, adventure, and salvation, set on the beautiful backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.

Saving Jenna


Christina Butrum - 2018
    He had left once before, and nothing would stop him from leaving again. Coming back to West Grove was the last thing Ian wanted to do. If it hadn't been for the rental property, the small town would've never seen him again. Two weeks and he'd be gone. Until he sees Jenna Avery and realizes there's more than a house needing repaired. The only problem - Two weeks may not be enough time to save her.

Glass Hearts


Autumn Doughton - 2013
    No matter how much she studies, Ellie Glass can't prepare for every aspect of life. A fact she realizes after a chance encounter with a young musician leaves her scrambling to speak in coherent sentences. Scruffy, long-haired, and undeniably sexy, Ben is the exact opposite of her type. So why is it that Ellie can’t stop thinking about him?When fate intervenes and the two are thrown together for a second time, Ellie gets more than she bargained for. With the help of her friends and a newfound romance, she begins to redefine herself and slowly realizes that happiness isn't something you can plan for. This is the captivating story of an undeniable attraction, the choices that we make, and ultimately, the unexpected power of love.**Formerly published under the title On an Edge of Glass**