RETURN BY MELI RAINE
On a dark, rainy night I drove my overstuffed junker car back to a town I never expected to see again.
And when I needed a rescue by the side of the road, a six-foot tall piece of hot, unfinished business named Mark was what the universe sent me.
Three years earlier I’d fled town (and Mark) to follow my wrongly-convicted father to his federal prison, working crappy jobs to stay afloat and visit him every second I could. But now Dad’s dead and I’m mysteriously offered the best job of my life at the college where his life blew up when he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
Someone wants me here. Desperately.
I’m hoping it’s Mark.
Because if it’s not, I’m in more danger than I ever imagined.
And if it is?
Mark may be the most dangerous choice of all.
RETURN is book 1 in the Coming Home romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.
He's damaged goods. Sure chaos. Mr. Impossible.
So why am I risking it all for one more kiss?
I never knew what hit me.
Rex stormed into my little world with two adorable twin boys and no apologies.
Bearish. Short-fused. Consuming. Huge.
Did I mention HUGE?
He's instant trouble the second he checks into our lodge and my overprotective grandpa hires him.
Then I catch him staring with that knowing ache in his eyes.
I forget what trouble even means.
He also needs a nanny. Sold.
My signature cupcakes aren't the sweetest thing in this small town anymore.
Not when his cold shoulder thaws.
Not when our nights unravel me.
Not when every taste of him overrules the thousand reasons we shouldn't.
But tarnished hearts and prowling kisses have limits.
The closer we get, the harder he pulls away.
Rex won't reveal why he's really here.
I can't admit how bad I wish it didn't matter.
Of course, the chilling truth always strikes. Without mercy.
There's heartbreak written in our stars.
Then there's the crazy part of me that believes he's man enough to stand, to fight, to stay.
Crazy, I said. Or is it?
From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow - heart, heat, and tears. Plus one unbelievably alpha single dad who'll stop at nothing to make her complete. Full length stand alone romance novel with a hard fought Happily Ever After.
WORTH EVERY RISK
The USA Today Bestselling authors Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove who brought you Cruel & Beautiful bring you a new emotionally charged standalone contemporary romance. This is a spin off of The Wilde Players Dirty Romance Series.
He was my best friend since we were little.
Even though he was off limits, as we grew up, he became my forever, my everything.
But I couldn’t let my selfish dreams hold him back.
They say that if you love someone, you should let them go.
He became the world’s greatest soccer player.
He had it all.
One thing I never expected was for him to walk back into my life again.
She was perfect for me in every way.
Once we kissed that first time, there was no turning back.
But I made a mistake by letting her go.
My need for her has only grown.
After three long years, I’ve decided to get her back.
Only I’m too late.
Someone has taken my place.
I don’t know if I still love her or if I should hate her.
One thing is certain.
She is and always has been mine.
**Worth Every Risk is a full-length standalone novel.
SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH MISTLETOE
From award-winning author, Louisa George...
She’s the Grinch who hates Christmas. He’s determined to make this the best holiday season ever. What they need is a Christmas miracle. What they have is a match made in candy cane hell…
But when Faith and Blake are forced to work together to make Christmas dreams come true for a local kindergarten, things start to heat up between them. A kiss under the mistletoe is only the start of the thaw…
This Christmas, can Blake melt Faith’s heart and show her that miracles can happen…? Don't miss this enemies to lovers holiday fun!
Also in series:
Something About You
Something Beginning With Mistletoe can be read as a standalone book as well as being book 3 in the series. Complete story, no cliff hangers!
TALES OF THE SHAREEM
The first three full-length novels of the Tales of the Shareem series.
Book 1: Rees:
Lady Talan d'Urvey has never heard of Shareem, until she reads the diary of a lady who spent two glorious weeks with one. Talan, about to take vows of celibacy, decides to try a Shareem for a brief time before she shuts herself from the world. She doesn't know what she's getting into when she chooses Rees, the Shareem who is all levels rolled into one. No one knows exactly what Rees is, or what he'll do.
Book 2: Rio
Nella meets her first Shareem when he rescues her from an assassin and hides her away with friends. Rio, a level three and proud of it, becomes very protective of Nella, and teaches her how to trust him. All Nella wants is to get home, but that means leaving this very delectable man behind.
Book 3: Aiden and Ky
Brianne, of the ruling family, inadvertently causes level-one Aiden's arrest when she smiles at him. She learns, to her horror, that he is to be terminated for the crime of looking at her, and works to set him free. Aiden is forgiving, but Ky is furious that Brianne nearly caused the death of his best friend. Taking his revenge stirs up hidden feelings in Ky that are dangerous and even deadly.
SCARRED THE COMPLETE SERIES
From Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Kylie Walker comes an emotional and thrilling rollercoaster ride of one woman's fight for survival.
That pretty much sums up Kelly Ward's life in a nutshell.
Surviving a childhood filled with horrific abuse and then at the hand of the one man
that saved her... her first love that she trusted only to discover he was really a monster. Jesse Donovan will try and kill her again once he gets out of prison.
On the run... New city...New identity is the new Chloe Green. Not the broken, scarred and frail Kelly Ward.
Trying to build a new life towards her life-long goal of becoming a teacher, she accepts a job at one of the most prestigious gentlemen clubs in Rhode Island as a pole dancer. Her goal - save as much money as she can...No Men...No Distractions.
That is until she meets Derek Stark. Self-made Millionaire, dark-haired, blue-eyed and a body of a gladiator. He wants Chloe...but does he have an ulterior motive? Is he connected to her old life somehow - Kelly Ward's life? She soon discovers that Derek does have secrets of his own, secrets that will change her life forever...right before Jesse is released from prison and is ready to start hunting her.
NOTE: This is intended for 18+ due to abuse and sexual content.
BAD BOY FOR CHRISTMAS
Hallmark meets Fifty Shades!
He’s at the top of the naughty list.
Checks off all the boxes on the “you should run far away” checklist.
Best friend’s new stepbrother.
Hot as sin.
Pissed off at the world.
Everyone says he’s trouble.
Parker even has the leather jacket for crying out loud.
I can’t take my eyes off him, though. When he’s in the room, I can feel his gaze on me at all times, heating me from within.
All I wanted to do was come home for the holidays and spend Christmas with friends and family, before I had to go out in the real world and put my degrees to use.
We’re polar opposites. There’s no way it would ever work between us.
But, the first time he touches me, and electricity blooms across my skin, I know one thing…
All I want for Christmas is him.
He gave me a baby...
But will he give me a second chance?
We were just kids.
It was just a prank, but it ended in disaster.
I lost everything, even the man I was meant to marry.
It was the only way to protect my soulmate.
Even if it left him hating me...
Now someone knows what we did.
I should run away and hide.
But I've been running too long.
I can't deny myself any longer.
I need Max back in my life.
Holly Hart hates cheating, and always gives you a happy ending!
This Christmas, I’m going to win her back. For good.
The moment Jordan’s doe eyes met mine, I knew I had to have her.
Hard not to when a gorgeous woman stumbles into your life.
After I claimed her sweet innocence, we lost touch and I focused on building my fortune.
Seeing Jordan while I was taking a holiday break in a small town was an unexpected surprise.
She’s everything I want in a woman.
Kind. Smart. An amazing mother.
But she’s different now.
Her guard is up.
She can pretend to hate me all she wants but she can’t deny our magnetic attraction.
And her son? He sure does look and act a lot like me.
This holiday season, she needs me more than ever.
A snowball of expenses doesn't help.
It's obvious that her son needs a father figure.
And don't get me started on her brother.
Let's just say we couldn't have gotten off on any more of a wrong foot.
I didn't expect to feel this way.
All I know is I'm sure I don't want this to end.
When we're alone, I'll make her body tremble with pleasure.
I'll make her mine.
Despite the odds stacked against us.
After all, I have a special gift for her.
Be careful who you spill your secrets to...
Some women just have it — that combination of stunning looks and sexual confidence that brings men to their knees.
My last boyfriend once fell asleep while we were … you know. Not my proudest moment.
And my crush on my hot, arrogant, and oh-so-unattainable CEO? Never going to happen.
But one night, after too much wine, I find myself online, creating a profile for a sex kitten called SweetVixen. Safe behind my computer screen, I’m suddenly the seductive goddess of my wildest imagination.
Next thing I know, I’ve spent a month sharing every filthy fantasy I’ve ever had with a man I know only as Mister Bigshot. A man who can make my toes curl with just a few keystrokes. A man who brings new meaning to the eggplant emoji.
A man who now wants to meet in person.
Dressed in my rarely-used little black dress and heels higher than my expectations, I gather my courage and cross the restaurant toward the stranger who’s been teasing me mercilessly all month.
But then I come to a dead stop. Right in the middle of the restaurant. Frozen in place like a deer in the candlelight.
Because the man sitting there waiting on me is no stranger.
The man I’ve bared everything to — and I do mean everything — is none other than my hot, arrogant, and oh-so-unattainable CEO.
Mister Bigshot is … my boss.
And trust me, there’s no emoji for the look he's giving me right now ...
For ten years Sophie has held on to her memories of Deputy Carter Lang and resigned herself to never seeing him again; afterall she had disappeared without a trace.
Some people are unforgettable.
Like, the first sheriff that pulled you over for speeding.
The first person to kiss you senseless on the hood of a car.
And, the first guy to make you...
But, when all of those things are from the same man; let’s just say unforgettable doesn’t even come close.
Sophie wonders if he ever thought of her and everything they ALMOST had?
Because now she is headed back to where it all began.
It’s only a matter of time before the truth comes out.
And Sophie learns that Carter definitely remembers and he’s prepared to put his money where his mouth is…
*** A note from the author: Sophie’s story was the hardest for me to write so far. Everything she goes through, I went through but I was twenty-nine. I kept my secret from my husband for months because he was on a mission. He couldn’t change what the doctors said or change the outcome.
"Are you kidding me?"
He is my brother's best friend?
That hunk of muscle attached to a to-die-for smile and light-my-fire eyes? That billionaire who sizzles my insides every time he says my name?
I didn't have a choice. I got him alone during our Christmas Eve party, and I told him to unwrap his gift. Me.
But Josiah left me with an unexpected gift of his own. A bouncing baby that's the spitting image of him.
I can't believe my family hasn't figured it out.
They think I'm some romance-crazed maniac who can't say no to men.
But Josiah's the only one I've ever really wanted.
And now he's back. And I'm screwed.
Because I still want him. And I know he still wants me.
But bad boys don't want babies, they want babes.
Can I tell him the truth without losing him forever?
KEEPING HER UNDER THE MISTLETOE
A Novelette from USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
Three loved couples.
Six characters and a few special guests...
Three NEW sexy Christmas theme scenes.
Martinez & Lexi: El Diablo
Alejandro is back with Lexi by his side. Find out what these two have been up to and if love does truly conquer all...
Noah & Skyler: Lost Boy
Noah and Skyler have defied all odds, but will they survive Christmas mayhem?
Aiden & Bailey: Title TBA soon
Get an official sneak peek of my upcoming soul crushing contemporary romance releasing spring 2019.
What is more important? Friendship, loyalty or love?
Colleen Hoover and Griffin Peterson collaborate once again to bring fans of Maybe Someday back into the musical world of Ridge Lawson and Sydney Blake.
And Warren and Bridgette.
This full length novel is a follow-up to the New York Times bestselling novel, Maybe Someday. For the best reading experience, Maybe Now should be read after Maybe Someday and the spin-off novella, Maybe Not. However, Maybe Now can also be read immediately following Maybe Someday.
Collecting the first three novellas in the Hellfire Riders series, this box set is over 300 pages and features the complete story of one couple — the president of the Hellfire Riders MC, Saxon Gray, and the woman he’d cross any line to have…
Wanting It All
He’s the one man I can never have, but the only one I crave…
Saxon Gray has reason to hate me. He spent five years in prison after saving me from a brutal violation at the hands of a rival motorcycle club – and he paid for that rescue with his freedom. I’ve never been able to settle the debt I owe him…until now.
The menace of that old rivalry is flaring up again, and as president of the Hellfire Riders, Saxon is the one man who can keep me safe. But I want more than his protection. I want his heart.
Taking It All
Heaven is finally having Saxon Gray in my arms. Hell is knowing that I might lose him.
After I spent years loving him from a distance, the president of the Hellfire Riders MC is finally mine. Every day he’s at my side; every night he’s in my bed. It would be everything I’d ever wanted, except my dad is sick, and trouble is brewing now that Saxon’s club is taking over my father’s. Because bad blood between the two MCs still lingers, and an old rule requiring Saxon to share me with the other club members is being used as a weapon, forcing him to choose between me and the Hellfire Riders.
And I don’t know if he’ll choose me…or how far I might go to keep him.
Having It All
Now that Jenny Erickson is mine, I’ve got everything I want. Until one shotgun blast almost rips it away…
As president of the Hellfire Riders, there’s two things I care about: protecting my woman and destroying the Eighty-Eight before they take everything I’ve fought for. They’ve hurt Jenny before and I swore that I’d rip out my own heart before they hurt her again. Every heated touch, every scorching kiss is a promise to keep her safe.
Now the Eighty-Eight is coming for me—and no matter what it takes, I’m not going to let them lay a finger on her. I’ll sacrifice anything to protect her. My freedom. My heart.
Even my life.
Available Now in the Motorcycle Clubs series — a romance series for readers who want all of the heat and emotion, but who don't have all of the time:
We all need somewhere where we feel safe…
After leaving her abusive husband, Katherine Marshall is out on her own for the first time. She's hopped from city to city to avoid the man who made her life a living hell. When it seems she's finally found a new place where she begins to feel safe, she slowly grows confident that her life is looking up. A chance meeting with Ben O'Leary sets her life on a course and her soul on fire.
Ben launched a business that went on to viral success while he was in college, and now as a thriving entrepreneur, he's most interested in maximizing profits. A billionaire living the dream But all that changes when he sets his eyes on Katherine. Things between the two heat up as they fall hard and fast—that is,
until she gets an unexpected surprise that will test the strength of their relationship.
You & Me - A Bad Boy Romance
Book 1 – Just Me
Book 2 – Touch Me
Book 3 – Kiss Me
BEFORE THAT NIGHT
* USA TODAY BESTSELLING DUET * (Book 1 of 2)
Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she'd bought with her first semester's tuition refund--the only money her addict mother hadn't taken off with when she'd abandoned them nearly two years ago.
Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he'd met just months prior when she'd first served him the city's worst diner coffee...which he'd been drinking daily ever since.
Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she'd been fighting hard not to fall for--
her only friend in her new shadow of a life--would be in a position to rip her family apart.
Before that night, Caine would never have believed any woman could make him fall head over heels, let alone make him feel so damn compelled to look the other way when it came to his job.
Then that one perfect night changed everything.
"Hot, sweet, and filled with tender moments, Violet Duke writes heroes who make me swoon!" -- New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan
DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
"Love brings up emotions that run the gamut from agony to ecstasy. Love can inspire us to accomplish some of the craziest and most amazing feats."
Colin Murphy Is the CEO of Murphy Inc and is a workaholic. Christmas, or any holiday in face, doesn't mean much to him. When his business trip travel plans get interrupted by a freak snowstorm, he’s forced to find a way home by other means.
Abigail Thompson can’t wait for this year to be over. After losing her job, her boyfriend and apartment, she’s ready to go home for a much-needed break and to regroup. But when her plane is grounded because of a snow storm, she has to find another way.
She makes her way to the car rentals only to find the last car has just been given to a tall dark sexy man. Definitely not Santa, his name is Colin Murphy. When Colin finds out they’re head in the same direction, he offers her a lift. It’s nearly Christmas afterall.
What should be an easy 8-hour drive turns into 2 days of mishaps and mayhem.
She knows every Christmas song off by heart, even though she can’t carry a turn. She’s happy, he’s a real Christmas Grinch. Will this unplanned fiasco be the start of something magical?
BREATHLESS IN LOVE
Meet the Maverick Billionaires―sexy, self-made men from the wrong side of town who survived hell together and now have everything they ever wanted. But when each Maverick falls head-over-heels for an incredible woman he never saw coming, he will soon find that true love is the only thing he ever really needed... An exciting and emotional contemporary romance series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully!
Will Franconi has a dark past that he's kept a closely guarded secret―very few people have ever heard his real story and he plans to keep it that way. After surviving a hellish childhood, he's now living the dream life where everything he touches turns to gold.
But something’s missing. He doesn't quite know what until a simple letter from a teenage boy brings Harper Newman into his life. A woman who just might fill up the empty places inside him...if only he could ever be worthy of her love.
When a man has more money than he could possibly spend in five lifetimes, Harper has to ask herself what Will Franconi could possibly want from a woman like her? She's learned the hard way that rich men always get what they want no matter the cost. If it was just herself she had to worry about, Harper would manage, but she's guardian to her younger brother who depends on her for everything. After nearly losing his life in a car crash, she's vowed never to let anyone hurt him ever again.
Still, sometimes Harper can't help but long to change her story from one of an always-cautious woman to an adventurous tale of a heroine who's wild and free...especially when Will's kisses and caresses make her utterly breathless. And as he begins to reveal his story to her, she discovers that he's so much more than just another wealthy, privileged man. He's kind and giving, and he fills up all the spaces inside of her heart that have been empty for so long. Together, can they rewrite their stories into a happily-ever-after that neither of them had previously thought was possible?
THE MAVERICK BILLIONAIRES:
Breathless In Love
Reckless In Love
Fearless In Love
Irresistible In Love
Wild In Love
ONE TO HOLD
"HOT! FUN! ENJOYABLE! 5 STARS!!!" --Aleatha Roming, New York Times bestselling author
* International Bestseller * #1 Bestseller in Military Romance. *
Derek Alexander is a retired Marine, ex-cop, and the top investigator in his field. Melissa Jones is a small-town girl trying to escape her troubled past.
When the two intersect in a bar in Arizona, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. But what is revealed during their "one week stand" only complicates matters.
Because she'll do everything in her power to get away from the past, but he'll do everything he can to hold her.
A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance.
THE NEARNESS OF YOU
Fall in love with THE THORNTONS, a family filled with sexy alpha males, passionate women, and lots of heart, all set in a delightful small town in the Pacific Northwest. Each book in the series is connected but can be read as a standalone.
The last thing Sara Flannigan needs is a man in her life. When she returns to her hometown, she vows to create a happy life for her son and to rebuild her life after a painful divorce. Yet when she meets her son’s new doctor, she can’t deny the spark of attraction that heats between them.
He’s Harrison Thornton, the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family would never accept a woman like Sara, a woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. She tries to ignore the whispers of her past, but she soon realizes secrets can never stay hidden for long.
Especially from the man claiming her wounded heart.
Growing up in the rich and powerful Thornton family, Harrison has lived a charmed life. A renowned physician, the last thing he expects is to desire the mother of one of his patients. Sara is beautiful and intelligent, and she’s completely devoted to her son, something that only deepens his attraction to her.
He doesn't want a single night of passion, though: he wants forever. Yet there are forces at work and people determined to tear them apart. Even Sara turns from him, certain she's unworthy. Harrison refuses to let Sara slip away, and soon, he’s fighting the greatest battle of all.
The battle to win the heart of the woman he loves.
CHASING THE DRAGON
He's undercover. She's the target. Can he resist falling for her?
Mackenzie Delano craves control in every aspect of her life, from her business life to her social life...to her love life. But she wasn't expecting to cross paths with a mysterious man who seems to invade her every thought.
Tyler Burnham has been living his life with one rule in mind...never fall in love. But when a case is dropped in his lap, forcing him to form an intimate relationship with a sharp-tongued woman in order to obtain the location of a man deemed an enemy of the State, he finds himself straying from that rule.
Will Tyler be able push his feelings aside and recover the information he needs? Or will he put the mission and their lives at risk to follow his heart?
SUMMER OF FORTUNE
She wasn’t looking for romance.
A single mother for the past ten years, Maddie’s been too busy for love, and too busy trying to make ends meet to jump start her sagging photography career.
When her daughter goes to live with her father for the summer, Maddie embraces the unexpected freedom and accepts the offer of the first solo show of her moody, black and white photographs.
Leaving Seattle and the safety of her job at an upscale art gallery, she heads to Washington State’s Majestic Lake and rents a rustic cabin on the lake where she finds the inspiration she needs and sets up her dark room.
A traumatic childhood has left her a loner. She’s always felt safer that way. But maintaining her distance is almost impossible in a town like Fortune Bay.
Despite her best efforts, she slowly realizes that this is the life she’s always wished for but never thought she could have: inspiration, real friends, and the man and family of her dreams.
But now, when success and happiness beckon, Maddie’s not sure whether to take the chance, or if it will all blow up in her face when the people of Fortune Bay discover who she really is.
Welcome to Fortune Bay
Preceded by Fix You, McDaniels Brothers Book 1, free now!
As the oldest McDaniels boy, it’s Matty’s job to take care of his brothers, but lately, he’s been doing a sh*#t job of it. His brother Bash is finally back on track to make a big name for himself in the boxing world, but when his golden opportunity gets taken away, there’s nothing Matty won’t do to fix it. Even if it means making a deal with the devil…and his bossy, red-headed protégé.
Kayla James wasn't always notorious Boston mobster Mickey Flynn's right hand. Before that, she was nobody. He might not be perfect, but he took her in when she had no one else, and she’ll be forever in his debt.
If he wants her to manage his cocky new MMA fighter and turn him into a money-making machine, she’ll do it…but she doesn’t have to like it.
Once she takes the job, though, she finds herself curiously attracted to Matthias McDaniels. He understands her better than anyone ever has and she doesn't want to give him up, but it's only a matter of time before he discovers the truth about her.
Author Note: Although this series is loosely connected to The Billionaire's Obsession series, it stands alone and can be read without reading The Billionaire's Obsession series. But this is a steamy alpha billionaire romance, so skip it if you dislike sensual romance and explicit language.
****Includes The Billionaire's Obsession ( complete Simon & Kara's story) as a bonus***
Trace and Eva's story:
My name is Eva Morales, and I was one step away from being homeless when Trace Walker came into my life. I want to hate him because of my past, but I end up making what I consider a "devil's bargain" with the arrogant young billionaire instead. Really, I have no choice. It's either take the work he's offering or starve, and I've been hungry long enough.
I didn't think being his fake fiancee for the holidays would be a difficult job, but it ends up more complicated than I ever imagined, and I see a whole new side of Trace once he lets his guard down. He's haunted by his past--just like me, But there are things I can never tell him, secrets I don't dare reveal.
Eventually, I find myself in a difficult situation because our volatile attraction to each other won't be denied. Should I tell him the truth, or do I finish the job he's paying me for and walk away with my secrets still hidden, my pride still intact? He's paying me enough for this job to take care of myself once it's over. I've always been alone, and I always thought I preferred it...until I met Trace. I'd have to put everything on the line to be honest with him, but he very well might be the first man who is worth the risk. Honestly, I'd be endangering more than just my pride. I could handle feeling like a loser, because I've pretty much felt that way my entire life. What really terrifies me is being vulnerable and the possibility of ending up with a shattered heart....
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
En route to a tropical paradise, overworked and dedicated Aimee Myller is ready to begin her new life. But when the plane defects, the pilot, sexy Tristan Bress, needs to make an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
With no way to reach civilisation, being rescued is their only hope. A slim one that withers away, desperation taking its place. Because death wanders in the jungle under many forms: starvation, disease, and fangs of beasts.
Forced to fend for themselves, Tristan and Aimee begin to forage for food and shelter. As they fight for survival, they grow closer. Despite knowing he’s off limits, Aimee can’t deny her attraction to Tristan.
Tristan knows Aimee is the one woman he can’t have. But how can he fight love when she’s slowly becoming everything to him?
*This read is recommended for 18+ due to romance and sex and mature themes.*
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