SECOND CHANCES + SMALL TOWN + SPORTS ROMANCE
Things are supposed to go smoothly on your wedding day.
I’ve always loved to play dress-up.
Creating fake weddings was my childhood pastime.
Now it is my dream come true.
I’ve finally been handed my first client.
But nothing could prepare me for who greeted me when I walked in.
He was my first kiss, my first everything, including my first and only heartbreak.
Now I have to plan his wedding.
My family is filled with hockey royalty.
From my grandfather to my uncle to my father.
Now it is my turn to work my way up the leaderboard.
I had everything that I’ve ever wanted in my life.
Or so I thought.
Nothing could prepare me for coming face-to-face with Sofia.
I knew her inside and out.
She knew my inner secrets.
Two years ago, I let her go, and now she’s planning my wedding to someone else.
They say time heals old wounds. They lied.
Maybe she was just mine to take.
This is a standalone book in the Southern Weddings series.
Jace and Andrea. Andrea and Jace. From the moment of their fate-filled first meeting in Central Park they’ve known one true thing—they’re meant to be.
Life doesn’t have many certainties but for Andrea and Jace forever is one of them.
Andrea Leighton-Hughes—shockingly wealthy Upper East Sider, a chess-piece in her family’s games since before she was born—knows what it’s like to hide behind a mask. Her world is one of lies, manipulation, and reputation. Jace is the first and only person to see who she truly is.
Jace Morgan is no stranger to tragedy and every day is a struggle to get by. A musical prodigy from the Bronx, Jace and his brothers will do whatever it takes to climb to the top of the music charts. Andrea is the first and only person who has helped him play from the heart.
No one understands their connection. No one understands their love.
As Jace and Andrea struggle to stay together and prove that love defeats all obstacles, life sets out to prove them wrong.
What happens when two people promise forever, but life tears them apart?
What happens in the time they aren’t together—in the space between?
This is a standalone novel.
PARANORMAL EROTIC ROMANCE
All work and no wicked play makes Tiernan a very unsatisfied king…
Of all the Verran brothers, Tiernan is the least suited to wear the Night Court crown. The Rebel Prince is happy with no responsibilities or accountability—just the freedom to pursue his own dark, lush pleasures in Sin City. Including his secret hunger for a certain smart-mouthed, fiery redhead.
Only, the possibility of having Fiona is stripped away when Tiernan is thrust into the one role he never wanted: king. As king of the Dark Fae, wanting—let alone pursuing—anything with a lower-caste fae like Fiona would shift from fun…to forbidden.
Now war is emerging from the shadows of Vegas, and Tiernan is caught between who he’s meant to be and who he wants. And somewhere in this maelstrom of lust, love, and rebellion is the key to the Dark Fae’s survival…even if the cost is more than he can imagine.
This is a standalone novel in the Deviant Kings series.
Series recommended reading order: The Dark King | The Rebel King | The Vicious King (23 Jul 2024)
Please leave your message at the sound of the beep…
Tatiana, it’s currently four o’clock in the morning, and I can’t sleep because I’m drunk and wide-awake thinking about you.
How I was almost yours, and you were almost mine…
My life is currently in shambles, and my entire fighting career is hanging in the balance. So, I have to make some huge changes.
Since you still owe me that favor from years ago, I need to cash it in now.
I need you to pretend to be my fiancé for ninety days.
Just ninety days.
We don’t have to talk behind closed doors and we don’t have to try to be friends again. We don’t even have to kiss—even though I can guarantee no man has ever kissed you better…
I can promise that we won’t touch either. Although the last time we ran into each other, you looked like you wanted me all over again. (Don’t deny it.)
Anyway, I’m just cashing in that delayed “I.O.U.” that you swore would “never be too late to redeem.”
I’m not asking for much. I just want you to pretend it’s real, for me.
This is a standalone novel in the You Belong with Me series.
Series recommended reading order: Break Up with Him, for Me | Pretend It’s Real, for Me
CELEBRITY ROMANCE + SMALL TOWN
When Hollywood comes to small-town Ohio, the scene is set for an unpredictable romance…
The small town of Patience needs a financial boost. Temporary librarian and aspiring film-score composer Jane Wagner’s plan? Invite movie star Nick Haddon to the town’s harvest festival and stand back for the tourist surge. No one thought he’d say yes—much less that he’d bring a documentary crew to stream his visit.
Given Nick’s affinity for trouble, his reputation and films are tanking. Patience is the perfect stopover on a journey of self-improvement and his chance to put good karma out in the universe. Spending time with a sweet and lovely guide like Jane is a bonus. But Jane’s heartbroken past keeps her on guard against men. Especially when they’re jinxed.
The truth is, Jane’s falling hard. But she can’t ignore the differences between them. He’s famous. She isn’t. He’s here for two weeks. This is her home. Where can it possibly lead? She’ll see. Because day after blissful day, Nick’s encouraging Jane to trust again and, best of all, to dream beyond Patience.
This is a standalone novel.
SMALL TOWN + ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SPORTS ROMANCE
He’s the GOAT of the NFL. She’s a hot-headed reporter who despises him. They’re in the same small town for the summer. What could possibly go wrong?
I’m more than aware of the responsibilities that come with being a quarterback in the NFL.
The upside—I get to do what I love every day, which is play football.
And I make more money than I know what to do with.
The downside—everyone wants a piece of me, and the press stalks me ruthlessly.
And one reporter in particular, Brinkley Reynolds, has crossed a line.
She takes things too far.
So yeah, I have her escorted out of the press conference.
Imagine my surprise when the same woman walks into the coffee shop in the small town where I’ve gone to get some privacy for the summer.
I accuse her of stalking me.
She calls me every name in the book before proceeding to make me feel very unwelcome in Cottonwood Cove.
The place where she tucked tail and ran after I’d unknowingly gotten her fired.
So now I’m enemy number one.
That’s fine with me.
I’m not the biggest fan of her either.
She’s equal parts stubborn and aggravating.
But she happens to be the sexiest woman I’ve ever laid eyes on.
So I try to make amends.
I’m not the devil after all.
But she won’t give me the time of day unless I agree to give her my story.
One I’ve fought hard to protect since the day I started playing professional ball.
I don’t owe Brinkley Reynolds anything.
So why am I considering giving her everything?
This is a standalone novel in the Cottonwood Cove series.
Series recommended reading order: Into the Tide | Under the Stars | On the Shore | Before the Sunset (Sep 2023) | After the Storm (Nov 2023)
COMING OF AGE + FORBIDDEN ROMANCE
I made the worst mistake of my life when I was twenty-two.
I let love and fear destroy everything I ever wanted, and now I have a choice to make.
Run and hide or stay and face the consequences.
I’d always known I wasn’t allowed to love her.
I’d always accepted that I wasn’t allowed to keep her.
But that didn’t stop me.
I broke every rule and choked on every secret to have her.
The only problem is, those secrets aren’t just hunting me anymore, they’ve found me.
I can’t run.
I can’t hide.
For a moment, I had it all. I had all my dreams and the girl I would kill for.
But now, I have to pay the price.
I have to pay…
And I won’t survive.
This is the second and final book in the Luna duet.
Series reading order: Lunamare | Cor Amare
FORCED PROXIMITY + BEST FRIEND’S BROTHER + MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
“You gonna catch me if I fall, Becks?”
I should have known those words, whispered to my best friend’s brother, would come back to haunt me . . . But I had no idea he’d be the only one who could save me when my world threatens to come crashing down.
Becket Kingston is a lot of things. Tall, dark and deliciously handsome, he’s corded muscle hidden beneath an expensive suit, with eyes the color of an angry ocean, and a sharp tongue good for so many things.
And this future US Senator with a brain even bigger than his bank account is about to be my fake husband.
It was supposed to be easy . . . until it wasn’t. This relationship we carefully curated for the public has become something completely different behind closed doors—and the occasional open ones.
I knew we needed to lie to everyone we loved to pull this off.
But how long can we lie to ourselves?
This is the fourth book in The Defiant Kings series of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series recommended reading order: Caged | Shaken | Iced | Overruled
FORCED PROXIMITY + BEST FRIEND’S BROTHER + MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
He’s my best friend’s brother.
My new boss.
And now my fake husband.
Knight Warren. The country’s most sought-after heartthrob, and retired military vet, is my complete opposite.
He’s confident when I’m collaborative.
Grumpy where I’m sunshine.
Surly where I’m… happy go lucky.
He’s the hardened ex-soldier.
I’m still trying to find my calling.
The only thing we have in common is that we both love his sister… who’s also my best friend.
So when she asks me to help Knight find a wife I can’t say no.
Turns out he’ll inherit the father’s empire as long as he gets married within the next month.
I agree to work as his assistant and interview the women who apply for the position. But Knight hates every one of them.
With the deadline drawing close, he proposes I marry him—with conditions.
One year of a fake marriage.
One year of living together.
One year of pretending I belong to him.
In return, he’ll pay off my debts and take care of my mother’s medical treatment.
But stipulations are never that simple.
Especially when the chemistry between us detonates.
Forced to live under his roof I know I’m falling for him.
As the days pass I begin to think he reciprocates my feelings.
Until he introduces me to his real wife…
This is a standalone novel.
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