He’s not the guy you date.
He’s the one night stand.
You’d think this man who sent hot looks my way, who called me succulent, would want to strip me bare and spread me out on his bed like every other woman in Chicago.
Except, he passed on my offer…
Just like I once passed on his.
He’s wary, like I am.
He’s broken, like I am.
And everyone knows two broken parts can’t ever make a whole.
So I try to distract myself with dating.
Tahoe and I are strictly friends. He doesn’t think my new beau is good enough—he doesn’t think any man is, especially himself.
The more time Tahoe and I spend together, the more confused I feel.
I’m trying to open up to love.
But I’m quickly realizing that the only man I want is the stubborn, cocky, unattainable playboy Tahoe Roth.
The one my mother warned me about.
The one my body craves.
The only one who will surely break my heart.
This is a standalone novel, and while it is technically part of the Manwhore series, you do not need to have read Malcolm and Rachel’s story beforehand in order to fully engage with Tahoe Roth, a.k.a. Ladies Man.
Manwhore series reading order: Manwhore | Manwhore +1 | Ms. Manwhore
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Echo Kelly is loyal to her studies, family, and aerial artistry. She has no time for or interest in anything else, and is heartbroken when her oldest brother, Sebastian, gets accepted to a study-abroad program— exchanging places with cocky, not-at-all-shy foreign exchange student Kingston Hawthorne.
Kingston Hawthorne had the life every twenty-year-old guy dreams of— endless cash, easy women, and fast cars— until his father ripped it all away, shipping him off to the States and placing him temptingly close to the underage virgin who fascinates him in the most challenging of ways.
With Kingston’s bedroom just a connecting bathroom away from Echo’s, the chemistry between them is even more enticing than the notes he leaves for her on the shower door.
How long can you pretend you’re just friends?
This is a steamy contemporary romance novel. Echo and Kingston’s story will continue and conclude in a second book, expected on 14 Jun 2016.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
I could have put the typical blurb here.
Boy meets girl.
They fall in love.
Live happily ever after.
But this isn’t THAT story.
This is a standalone novel.
One introverted girl.
One extroverted guy.
Then everything changed…
“You destroyed me.”
Novah wanted nothing more than to walk away, never see him again. She was determined to pick up the pieces of her tarnished reputation and move on. Her torture became her muse, earning her well-deserved notoriety for capturing beauty with her lens. She had come full circle. She had it all…until he returned.
Nolan found himself surrounded by the grim facets of life, no longer the prominent boy from an affluent family who’d caught Novah’s eye. The years had been unkind and left him in the dark, painful trenches of life. He needed her help.
Fifteen years can equate to a lifetime of change, neither one the same person they once were. Despite the humiliation, the latent wounds, the missing years…they’re destined to heal one another in unexpected ways.
“You saved me.”
This is a standalone novel.
Women loathed me without even knowing my name. Men coveted the very idea of me.
Escort. Call girl. Prostitute. Hooker. Wh*re.
I’d heard it all. Done it all.
Over the years I’d felt a lot of things about my occupation…but not regret–never regret. I had my reasons for doing what I did and nothing and no one had ever made me question them.
Until Marco Valenti.
He’d changed me and I’d naively fed into the fairy tale.
But Marco wasn’t my Prince Charming. He had secrets of his own. Secrets that would eventually rip away everything I held dear.
This is the first book in a suspenseful, sexy, thrilling two-book series. Burn, the second and final book, is expected in Jun 2016.
My life comes down to this. Two faces. One choice.
Salem is my twin sister. She loved me. She protected me. She forgave me, even after I failed her. I just got her back after searching for three long, lonely years.
Then there’s Clay. Sweet yet intense and nursing a dark past of his own, he’s all the redemption I don’t deserve. He wants to open me up and know the insides of my soul. I want to let him, but I’m scared he’ll run from what he finds.
But I can’t have them both.
My name is Aria. I’m 18. And today, I must choose. One of the two people I love has to die.
This is a standalone Romantic Suspense novel.
If you could repeat one year of your life, what would you do differently?
Jessie loves her son Lucas more than anything, but it tears her up inside that he was conceived in an affair that ended her marriage to a man she still loves, a man who just told her he’s getting remarried. This time around, she’s determined to bury the secret of Lucas’ paternity, and to repair the fissures that sent her wandering the first time.
Gabriela regrets that she wasted her most fertile years in hot pursuit of a publishing career. Yes, she’s one of the biggest authors in the world, but maybe what she really wanted to create was a family. With a chance to do it again, she’s focused on convincing her husband, Colin, to give her the baby she desires.
Claire is the only one who has made peace with her past: her twenty-two year old daughter, Emily, is finally on track after the turmoil of adolescence, and she’s recently gotten engaged, with the two carat diamond on her finger to prove it. But if she’s being honest, Claire still fantasizes about her own missed opportunities: a chance to bond with her mother before it was too late, and the possibility of preventing her daughter from years of anguish. Plus, there’s the man who got away—the man who may have been her one true love.
But it doesn’t take long for all three women to learn that re-living a life and making different decisions only leads to new problems and consequences—and that the mistakes they made may, in fact, have been the best choices of all…
This is a standalone novel about three best friends who get the chance to return to the year they turned forty—the year that altered all of their lives, in ways big and small—and also get the opportunity to change their future.
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It’s nearly impossible to be surrounded by love but not understand it. My parents, my sister, and just about everyone around us has no trouble accepting that love. To give your trust to someone else and believe they would die before hurting you. I’ve witnessed it–I’ve seen the power of it–but I’ve also seen the pain. Because for me, I’ve only loved someone I could never have, and my biggest fear is that by giving her my love, all I would do is ruin her. I should have tried harder, but I’m not sure I can because I only feel complete when I’m with her.
The only time I feel like I belong is when he’s near. His infectious smile warms me straight to my bones. Any insecurities I have vanish with just a wink from him. A sliver of his attention makes me feel invincible. But all it took was one drunken night of truths for me to lose everything I had begun to crave. Now, I’m not sure how to move on because I only feel complete when I’m with him.
He said I was too young. I said he was perfect. He said our families wouldn’t understand. I said we could weather any storm. He said he would ruin me. And he was right.
This is the third book in the Hope Town series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: Unexpected Fate | Bleeding Love | When I’m with You
Tyson Blackwell never saw it coming when his Mafia princess girlfriend dumped him and disappeared at the age of eighteen. He never forgot her, either, even after what happened next: the killing of his father, a Detroit PD officer, at the hands of one of her father’s men. Tyson swore revenge, and now, ten years later, the kid who dreamed of a pro football career is a hard-nosed FBI agent, back in town to take down the Galecki crime family once and for all. But Tyson’s mission gets complicated fast—because going undercover means seducing the only woman he’s ever loved.
Gabriella “Blue” Galecki has been in hiding for a decade. She finally comes home to spend time with her terminally ill mother, only to receive a blast from the past when she runs into Tyson. His brooding eyes and electrifying touch still send chills down her spine. But as heir to the family empire, Blue has been promised to another. Caught in a web of deception, she is tempted to pull the trigger on the boldest risk she’s ever taken: trusting Tyson with her life, her body, and her heart.
This is a standalone novel the Fireside series.
Series recommended reading order: His to Love | His to Protect (12 Jul 2016) | His to Cherish (1 Nov 2016)
London Wright thought she’d been in love before, but she hadn’t—not even close.
Then she met him.
Rugged and gorgeous, Loïc Berkeley, a special forces soldier is everything she’s ever wanted. Getting him to notice her was a challenge, but keeping his love is proving to be more difficult.
London’s used to getting what she wants so loving someone like Loïc is a humbling and somewhat terrifying experience. For everything she has in her life, he’s the one thing she can’t bear to lose.
Loïc Berkeley never wanted love. He views it as an unneeded distraction that causes nothing but pain. Love, for Loïc, always ends in disappointment.
Then he met her.
Spoiled, witty, and breathtakingly beautiful London Wright is his undoing. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he knew his life would never be the same. Though he tries to fight it, he finds himself falling for her.
Having lived a life full of sorrow, finding London brought Loïc rare happiness. Though his feelings for her are strong, is what they have powerful enough to break the cycle of his past?
When one is destined for heartbreak and loss, can love really change anything?
This is the first book in the three-book Flawed Heart series, all instalments due out by August 2016. It does not have a cliffhanger, but rather a happy-for-now ending.
Kyle, one of the alpha men of Walker Security, is hot, bothered, and intense, and when Myla lands in his line of fire, she’ll soon learn her secrets, and her passion, belong to him.
Myla is beautiful, a dove with clipped wings, captive by the wolf, a vicious drug lord. One look into her eyes and Kyle could see the pain, the fear…the desperation. Or so it seems. He’s been fooled before by a woman and it cost him everything and everyone he loved. He won’t be fooled again.
This is a standalone book in the Tall, Dark and Deadly series. The series is described as: “Tall, dark, and deadly, these three brothers run Walker security. Each brother is unique in his methods and skills, but all share key similarities. They are passionate about those they love, relentless when fighting for a cause they believe in, and all believe that no case is too hard, no danger too dark. Dedication is what they deliver, results are their reward.”
Series recommended reading order: Secrets Exposed (lightly connected prelude) | Hot Secrets | Dangerous Secrets | Beneath the Secrets | Deep Under
Brotherhood. Club. Family.
They live and ride by their own rules.
These are the Raven Riders…
Raven Riders Motorcycle Club President Dare Kenyon rides hard and values loyalty above all else. He’ll do anything to protect the brotherhood of bikers–the only family he’s got–as well as those who can’t defend themselves. So when mistrustful Haven Randall lands on the club’s doorstep scared that she’s being hunted, Dare takes her in, swears to keep her safe, and pushes to learn the secrets overshadowing her pretty smile.
Haven fled from years of abuse at the hands of her criminal father and is suspicious of any man’s promises, including those of the darkly sexy and overwhelmingly intense Ravens’ leader. But as the powerful attraction between them flares to life, Dare pushes her boundaries and tempts her to want things she never thought she could.
The past never dies without a fight, but Dare Kenyon’s never backed down before…
This is a standalone novel in the Raven Riders MC romance series about “a shy and distrustful woman running from a controlling ex-fiance seeks shelter with an outlaw motorcycle club with a tradition of protecting those who can’t defend themselves, and falls under the watchful eye of the club’s mysterious and intense leader who’s intent on discovering all her secrets.”
Series recommended reading order: Ride Hard | Ride Rough (25 Apr 2016)
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I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.
In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.
While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.
This is the much anticipated sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn, a sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.
Series reading order: The Wrath and the Dawn | The Rose and the Dagger
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There are two men in my life.
I’m marrying one,
want to screw the brains out of another,
and by the time this story is over you may want to kill someone.
The choices are still pending…
This is a standalone novel with no cheating.
Blind dates? Online dating profiles? Been there, done that.
Georgia Cummings has zero luck with dating, and the era of the internet is not her friend.
No matter how fast she runs, how many corners she turns, she can’t find her way out of this weird, alternate universe where men think dick pics are a replacement for small talk and getting to know a girl. One more crotch selfie and she might write men off for good…
But why can’t she stop fantasizing about him?
Kline Brooks is the quintessential billionaire bad boy—dark, styled, short hair, muscles for days, and a panty-dropping smile.
As his employee, he won’t touch her with a ten foot pole.
But she won’t touch him either.
Too bad their hormones missed the memo.
This is a standalone novel in the sexy, laugh-out-loud new series, Bad Boy Billionaires.
My name is Rose Newton, and I sell my body on the streets of San Francisco. I’m what you call society’s dirty little secret. On the outside, I’m in control, the woman who makes her own rules and gives nothing away for free. Inside, I’m broken and numb. Torn and shattered by my past, my life is nothing more than the lost fragments of what’s left of me.
Shane West represents everything that’s foreign to me. He’s brave, kind, funny, gorgeous and persistent. When fate brings us face to face, an undeniable attraction blazes between us. He becomes the constant I’ve never had and the only man I’ll ever trust.
There is nothing simple about falling in love when you’re keeping a secret like mine.
This is a standalone novel.
His lifestyle. His rules.
Is she willing to risk her heart to play his game?
Guitarist Cole Hayes learned early that falling in love is the easiest way to lose. Determined never to go down that road, he sealed his heart off, numbing himself with erotic and sensual pleasures–with men and women alike. The rules were simple: group sex only and never one-on-one.
It’s all so simple until he meets Devon Bannister, the beautiful director shooting the documentary on his band. Suddenly, she’s all he can think about. Neither can deny the attraction and desire between them.
Although Devon is open to exploring Cole’s lifestyle, for the first time in his life, he finds himself reluctant to share.
How can he own all of her, if he’s only willing to give half of himself?
This is the third book in The Renegade Saints series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: Picture Perfect | Twist of Fate | Between Us
A past taboo relationship brought Abbie Moretti’s dreams of an Olympic gold medal crashing to the ground. With a fresh start, her thoughts are no longer consumed by gymnastics and the future she’ll never have.
Emancipation has released Jude Winters from his past, freeing him to go after his dreams. Marlowe, the pop punk band he’s in is taking off and now he’s determined to get the girl.
A major event will change their lives forever. Are Abbie and Jude strong enough to make it through and be free of their demons? Or will the weight of it all be their undoing?
This is the third book in the Marlowe series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: Finding Flynn | Falling for Hudson | Freeing Jude
She’s fiery, sassy and explodes at any given second.
She’s sexy, funny and wildly inappropriate.
She pokes holes in eggplants,
And has an obsession with penises.
She might be a train-wreck,
but she sure has fun before she crashes.
This is the second novella-length instalment in The Cougar Chronicles.
Series reading order: Confessions of an Alli Cat | The Cougar Chronicles 2
Landing a job at Manhattan’s trendiest restaurant is everything Cadence Sutton wants. After leaving her ex-boyfriend behind, she’s ready to focus on her career and Nova is the place to do that.
Tyler Monroe is the chef of the moment. Everyone wants a piece of him and when he returns to New York City following his successful book tour, he’s eager to take over the day-to-day operations of his restaurant.
Cadence knows the complications that come with mixing business with pleasure, but Chef Monroe is as irresistible as the food he creates.
There’s no denying the attraction between them. As he helps her nurture her natural talent, her past reappears with a vengeance.
Tempers flare, buttons are pushed and when push comes to shove, everything may be lost in the heat of the moment.
This is the first part in a four-part novella serial. Parts Two, Three, and Four will be released within the next few weeks.
Jacob’s addiction to Harper is putting his life’s work at risk, but he can’t deny himself the pleasure he feels when he’s with her. Even when her seeming refusal to acknowledge their past connection makes him doubt her true intentions, he finds himself pushing their affair further, insisting Harper submit to their attraction, even in the most compromising of circumstances.
As their encounters become even more lavish, daring, and intimate, Harper aches to break down the walls around Jacob’s heart. But she fears his secrets conceal a dark side she’s not ready to face. When he suggests a weekend in San Francisco together, she accepts despite her doubts about getting involved with such a guarded, powerful man. There’s something about him that keeps her coming back for more. He claims he’s obsessed, but she is every bit as compelled…
This is the fourth instalment in the sexy 8-part serial about hidden pasts, dangerous obsessions, and uncontrollable passion. Instalments are released a week apart.
Serial reading order: Make Me Forget | Make Me Tremble | Make Me Say It | Make Me Desperate | Make Me Risk It (3 May 2016) | Make Me Feel (10 May 2016) | Make Me Remember (17 May 2016) | Make Me Forever (24 May 2016)
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Showmance by L.H. Cosway is available for pre-order. This is a standalone novel, releasing on 16 May 2016.
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