THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY + SMALL TOWN
What I meant to do: quietly divorce my lout of a husband and then have a child all on my own.
What happens instead: my crush comes back to town when I’m at my most vulnerable. After too many cocktails, I ask him to be my baby’s father.
In my defense, it’s been a rough couple of months. Seeing Matteo Rossi again after fourteen years has done a number on my emotions. And my libido.
In the morning, I’m hoping he’s forgotten the whole thing. But no such luck. In fact, Matteo has a few clarifying questions. And a few naughty ideas, too…
What I meant to do: visit Vermont for my brother’s wedding. Make amends to my family, and mourn the loss of a friend.
What happens instead: a hot affair with the one who got away. But it can’t last. My life is two thousand miles away, and Leila deserves everything. She’s as good as gold.
This is a standalone novel in the brand new Giltmaker series, a True North spin-off series.
BEST FRIENDS TO LOVERS + MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
My hot, fiercely protective best friend Landon just dropped to one knee in the middle of the Bellagio with the perfect solution to all my problems.
After an unexpected diagnosis and a run of bad luck, I’m officially down and out. That is, until my best friend of two decades offers me his name… and his health insurance.
We’re in Vegas for someone else’s wedding. The last thing I ever expected was a proposal of my own—especially from Landon, my rock, my closest friend even when we’re miles apart. He’s always been gorgeous, but except for that drunken almost-kiss back in college, the only thing between us is friendship.
What’s a marriage of convenience between pals? Besides, Landon lives hundreds of miles away. Nothing has to change.
I popped the question, put a ring on it, and slapped Julie’s name on my health insurance policy. Problem solved.
It’s supposed to be a marriage of convenience. However, when my job relocates me to New York and I move in with my wife I find out there’s nothing convenient about our arrangement.
It all seemed so simple until the Elvis officiant said, “kiss the bride.” The second our lips touched, nothing was ever the same.
This is a standalone novel.
SINGLE DAD + NANNY + ENEMIES TO LOVERS + CLOSE PROXIMITY + GRUMPY/SUNSHINE + SMALL TOWN
A jaded single dad. A woman returning to her small-town roots. Neither was prepared for their paths to collide…
I should have known I was in trouble when I backed my old, beat-up truck into the shiny Range Rover.
The driver looked like a gorgeous fallen angel – one who’d been booted right out of paradise for being a giant prick.
Good thing I’ll never have to see him again.
Except when I show up for my new job to teach a little girl how to ride her horse, I find the same icy blue eyes glaring back at me.
Paisley Dae is completely reckless. She’s also the best trainer in this small town. And Evelyn gets the best.
Protecting the little girl is my one focus.
Only the sassy trainer in her cut-offs and cowgirl boots quickly gets under my skin. Distractions are dangerous, but she soon becomes everything I crave.
One reckless night of giving in, and Caleb and I spiral into a web of passion.
But when I begin to unravel the secrets hiding in this place, I find there is more riding on this job than I thought.
Caleb and Evelyn are worth any sacrifice – only Caleb has to decide what he will sacrifice for me…
This is a standalone novel in the all-new Time River series.
ROMANCE OVER 40 + CELEBRITY
She’s a Hollywood celebrity, starring on the big screen.
He’s an ordinary doctor, delivering babies.
They live in two different universes.
They absolutely don’t fit…until they must.
Willa “Billy” Conway is a superstar. An actress since she abandoned her family’s political aspirations for her, Billy is still relevant at forty and counting. Her work is her life partner and baby, but she secretly wants a family of her own.
Callum “Cal” Rand is a high-risk obstetrician. A doctor who outran a lousy childhood, Cal thrives on bringing happiness into others’ lives. He works hard but hasn’t found love for himself.
When Billy Conway walks into Dr. Rand’s office, neither expects sparks to ignite with the most unusual suspect—he’s her sister-in-law’s doctor, and she’s the star of his dreams.
Their lives don’t work together, yet they squeeze one another into a bicoastal affair.
It’s not working until biology forces it to—when Cal is called in for the most important patient of his career, he wants more than just the title of “Baby Daddy.”
Can Billy relinquish some control and learn to trust in the man who cares for her more than only as her physician?
Will this unlikely pair find their own happily ever after in the second half?
This is the second book in the 40s, Love, and Romance series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Make a wish . . .
Lucy Hart knows better than anyone what it’s like to grow up without parents who loved her. In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now a twenty-six-year-old teacher’s aide, she is able to share her love of reading with bright, young students, especially seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents. Lucy would give anything to adopt Christopher, but even the idea of becoming a family seems like an impossible dream without proper funds and stability.
But be careful what you wish for . . .
Just when Lucy is about to give up, Jack Masterson announces he’s finally written a new book. Even better, he’s holding a contest at his home on the real Clock Island, and Lucy is one of the four lucky contestants chosen to compete to win the one and only copy.
For Lucy, the chance of winning the most sought-after book in the world means everything to her and Christopher. But first she must contend with ruthless book collectors, wily opponents, and the distractingly handsome (and grumpy) Hugo Reese, the illustrator of the Clock Island books. Meanwhile, Jack “the Mastermind” Masterson is plotting the ultimate twist ending that could change all their lives forever.
. . . You might just get it.
This is a standalone novel. Meg Shaffer is the new pen name of author Tiffany Reisz.
It’s been a minute—or five years—since Jordan Vargas last saw his college friends, and twenty-eight years since their graduation when their adult lives officially began. Now Jordan, Jordy, Naomi, Craig, and Marielle find themselves at the brink of a new decade, with all the responsibilities of adulthood, yet no closer to having their lives figured out. Though not for a lack of trying. Over the years they’ve reunited in Big Sur to honor a decades-old pact to throw each other living “funerals,” celebrations to remind themselves that life is worth living—that their lives mean something, to one another if not to themselves.
But this reunion is different. They’re not gathered as they were to bolster Marielle as her marriage crumbled, to lift Naomi after her parents died, or to intervene when Craig pleaded guilty to art fraud. This time, Jordan is sitting on a secret that will upend their pact.
This is a standalone novel.
ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SECOND CHANCES + SPORTS ROMANCE
Moving to LA was my dream since I was thirteen.
By the time I was twenty, I was sought out by some of the most beautiful people in the world to take their pictures.
No one cared that I came from a hockey dynasty.
Everything was perfect.
Then I met him.
It was supposed to be a one-time thing.
But it ended up being more. So much more.
Until he betrayed me.
Growing up in LA, everyone knew I came from Hollywood royalty.
Following in my father’s legendary footsteps, I learned early on not to fall for the shallow shine of this city.
When I met her, I didn’t know she was what I’d been looking for.
In one night, I ruined everything.
She left without a second thought.
I’ve spent every day since becoming the man she deserves.
She thinks it’s over.
It’s time to win her back.
Series recommended reading order: Made For Me | Made For You | Made For Us | Made For Romeo | Made For Stone (2024)
SECOND CHANCES + SINGLE MUM + ROCKSTAR
Vince Jennings has had two loves in his life. Music and Bristol Matthews.
His guitar skills catapult him to stardom with the most popular rock band on earth.
But it takes walking away from Bristol—his first love—to make this happen.
Despite the groupies, the success, the fun, life under the bright glare of fame and fortune isn’t enough.
Deep, dark pain threatens to derail all he’s worked for, until fate brings her back into his life.
Bristol Matthews has found and lost love earlier in life than most, but she is determined to keep moving forward and not look backwards.
Even though she is reminded of him every day.
Now, her long-held dream of becoming a lawyer is finally within her grasp. Until her boss assigns her a new client. The famous rock star Vince Jennings.
A man who can never know her truth.
A man who can see through her as if he still knows her.
The man who still loves her.
Something is different when their paths cross this time. Both are holding tightly to secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Isn’t that always how their story has gone?
Will this time around be different or no matter how true their love, is it just not meant to be?
This is a standalone novel, set in the same world as Sweet Ache.
FAKE DATING + ROOMMATES TO LOVERS + CLOSE PROXIMITY + SMALL TOWN
Looking for a Fake Fiancé
Have you ever wanted to prove someone wrong so badly that you could taste it?
It doesn’t matter if they’re right. The fact that they had the audacity to say it is what counts.
Hi. It’s me. I’m that person.
The man I’ve been casually seeing told me I’m not “wife material” and should “lower my expectations”. Didn’t he realize I lowered them the moment I met him for dinner?
Am I petty? Maybe. Annoyed? Of course. Determined? Definitely.
I need someone to help me flaunt my new engagement—my fiancé couldn’t wait to pop the question because I’m that amazing—in his face.
The problem? I don’t have a boyfriend, let alone a husband-to-be.
Which brings us to you.
Are you handsome? Successful? A smooth talker extraordinaire?
Are you willing to do all the things that someone madly in love would do?
Putting your hand on the small of my back. Forehead kissing. Acting like I’m a treasure you can’t live without. I need you to be prepared to do all those things … and maybe more.
What do you get out of this? I’m willing to negotiate terms—especially if they include a job and a place to stay. It’s a long story.
One night. One event. Let’s put on one heck of a show.
This is the fourth book in the Carmichael Family series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
ONE NIGHT STAND + SINGLE DAD
The road less traveled by a sexy silver fox and a restless woman might be the path they both need to restore their hearts.
My entire adult life has been a road trip, and I’m ready to put the brakes on the wanderlust in my veins. So, I bought a motel. The irony isn’t lost on me.
What I hadn’t anticipated was a little clause in the contract, stating I must use a specific construction company for renovations. A business owned by a man who gave me one toe-curling, thigh-clenching, soul-defining night that came with a huge dose of reality the following morning.
I wanted to erase him from my memory, but that has not been easy. And seeing him once again because I’m his new boss, well, I can’t decide if I want to kiss him or fire him.
Leaning toward firing him.
My forty-five years have been full of reckless twists and turns. Former motorcycle man. Newly divorced single dad.
The one direction I never expected was a glance back at the woman who crashed into my life. Hadn’t planned on that single, incredible night. Hadn’t foreseen a big misunderstanding the next day.
After everything that happened, I never thought I’d see her again. But I hoped I would. She rejuvenated my road-weary soul and been impossible to forget. When fate crosses our paths a second time, I had decisions to make.
I wasn’t giving up this job.
I wasn’t leaving this town.
Walking away from her?
Definitely not happening again.
This is a standalone novel in the Road Trips and Romance series.
Series recommended reading order: Hauling Ashe | Merging Wright | Rhode Trip
I woke up next to a monster. Literally.
As a Hollywood producer I thought I’d seen everything. Until I met Luke.
My company passed on his movie pitch—a convoluted story about how monsters are real—but Luke and I have instant chemistry.
I don’t expect this sweet, charming guy to be dominant and demanding in bed, but he is, and it’s the best night of my life.
The next morning…
I’m exhausted. That’s my only excuse for falling asleep and forgetting to stay human.
The moment I saw Keira all I could think was “mine,” and though I messed up the dinner date, once I put my (human) hands on her I knew just what to do.
Even better, Keira wasn’t afraid when I got possessive and rough with her delectable body.
After a night of passion I fall asleep, and turn back into a monster.
Keira’s terrified…but not for long. She’s smarter and braver than anyone I’ve ever met. She and her friends agree to help us, but not everyone is ready to find out that monsters are real…
This is a standalone novel in the brand new Monsters in Hollywood series.
Series recommended reading order: Monster without a Cause | My Fair Monster (29 Aug 2023)
MAIL ORDER BRIDE + HISTORICAL WESTERN ROMANCE
The McBride brothers are in for a matrimonial surprise when an enterprising woman answers their little sister’s mail order bride advertisement…
As the oldest of the McBride siblings, Morgan had to be protector and shepherd since Ma died and Pa ran off. It hasn’t always been easy, especially when his heart longs to roam on the trail. But now that his brother Kit is married and settled, the time is right for Morgan to leave Buck’s Creek. Little does he know that his hellcat of a little sister Junebug is dead set on keeping him at home and getting more help around the house – all with one honest advertisement in The Matrimonial News.
Epiphany Hopgood has always had a gift for doing the exact wrong thing. She’s too tall, too loud, too opinionated, and too contrary for her family and community. Staring down the barrel of spinsterhood, she and her grandmother answer a seemingly straightforward ad for a bride.
But when Pip shows up to Buck’s Creek, she finds that Morgan McBride is not the husband she expected. In fact, he doesn’t even want to be a husband. But maybe there’s a way to make everyone happy out on the Montana frontier…
This is the second book in The McBrides of Montana series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Bastian Bishop. That’s his name.
He’s rough, rugged, and utterly unpredictable.
He’s not cautious or contemplative. He’s a volcano. Silent and steady one second, and a nightmare in the next.
But that’s not the worst of it.
This guy? He’s an outsider and in my world outsiders don’t belong.
They’re unwanted, unwelcome and known to disappear without a trace; yet he doesn’t seem to care.
After one night of reckless rebellion, the tattooed tyrant keeps coming back, sneaking into my world without permission, and causing trouble I can’t allow.
I should end this now before my father discovers his existence and does it for me, but he won’t allow it.
He says, like it or not … I am his now, that nothing and no one will stand in his way.
What he refuses to understand is I’m a Girl of Greyson, a coveted queen of sorts in the underground crime world.
He’s a nobody, an insignificant man with nothing to his name, marking him a threat to my own.
We could never be, but he won’t hear it.
And me? I know exactly how this ends.
Or so I thought I did, until betrayal burns so deep that suddenly nothing makes sense.
Nothing but him…
This is a standalone novel in the all-new Girls of Greyson series.
A star-crossed love. A dangerous destiny.
Maximus Kane and Kara Valari have defied demonic laws, human expectations, and otherworldly enemies to be together. From the depths of hell to the jungle of Hollywood, and all the terrifying places in between, the lovers have fought for a destiny that wasn’t supposed to exist—until the stars had something to say about it.
But the cosmos can only help to a point. The greatest challenge of Maximus and Kara’s journey still lies ahead. Their wedding day. With the future of the mortal realm at stake, Maximus and Kara enlist the help of their closest friends to facilitate a peace talk with the gods instead of champagne and cake. But the plan is thwarted, and the newlyweds are forced to flee Los Angeles.
Crete, the birthplace of Zeus himself, is a perfect place to seal their new bond as man and wife, though passion alone won’t be enough for the forces that will hunt them all the way to the Island of Heroes. In ways they never imagined, the demigod and his supernatural beauty must embrace the most human sides of themselves to fully realize the stars that wrote their everlasting love.
This is the sixth book in the Blood of Zeus series.
FRIENDS TO LOVERS
They say the best things come when you least expect it.
Burned by her ex-husband and a messy divorce, Jeannie Dubois isn’t looking for anything more than a good friend. Besides, she’s still dealing with the ex who can’t seem to let her go.
Insert NBA coach, Aiden Walsh. Sure, he wants so much more than friendship with the beautiful woman he met at a wedding, but he’s sure he can play the part and he’s good at biding his time. So, for now he’ll fill any role she wants.
But when these two friends become lovers, things quickly turn complicated when Jeannie finds out Aiden is so much more than just Manhattan’s favorite coach.
Can Aiden prove to Jeannie that they’re meant to be so much more, or will she send him back to the friend zone?
This is a standalone novel.
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