The universe must really hate me.
Rhys Astor, the guy with a deadly smirk and devil-may-care attitude, is the sole witness to one of the most embarrassing moments of my life. But even worse, now he’s suddenly intrigued by me, which is confusing because until now, he couldn’t be bothered to remember my name.
Dorothy, Donatella, Danielle…no, it’s Delilah, you unhinged prat.
I don’t want his attention. If I had my way, we’d go on avoiding each other for the rest of our lives, but again, the universe is conspiring against me. Rhys is the captain of the fencing team, and I’m the new manager. That means we’re stuck together everyday for practice, tournaments, and long, long bus rides to away matches.
Our shared bus rides lead to heated bickering.
That bickering leads to hate-kissing…and not-so-hate kissing.
And somehow, those few stolen kisses lead to sexy tutoring sessions, where Rhys is an extremely enthusiastic student.
He shows me with every single touch, kiss, and whispered word how much he appreciates my rounded curves. And in return, I show him what it means to truly be cared for.
But I have a feeling Rhys is hiding something. That his motives might not be what they seem.
I’ve never wanted to be wrong about anything more than I do about these nagging suspicions.
Because if I’m right, then there’s nothing but heartbreak waiting for me.
(These Two Wrongs is an enemies to lovers, standalone romance. There is no OW drama, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA!)
Enemies to Lovers
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From Carina Rose comes a sexy second-chance, small-town, single-mom romance.
I suppose it was unfair of me to assume Cash Jameson would be my forever. The golden boy of Blossom Berry Falls went from high school baseball star to the major leagues. Then he broke my heart.
So many times I wanted to tell him about our son, but fate stepped in, and years went by. Being a single mom has been my biggest accomplishment. Though it hasn’t always been easy, the joys of being a mom have granted meaning to the pain of losing Cash.
Now, fifteen years later, we meet again thanks to our high school reunion’s alumni baseball game. Cash had no way of knowing that the young pitcher who struck him out was his son. But after he showed up at the door scouting the ace for the major leagues, I have no doubt he experienced the shock of his life.
Saying goodbye to Hannah was the hardest thing I’d ever done. Afraid of causing more pain, I never intended to set foot back in Blossom Berry Falls. Yet the draw of the alumni baseball game . . . and the chance to see Hannah again . . . were too powerful to resist.
After spotting Hannah in the stands, my heart sparked to life. I’d thought of her over the years but heard she’d moved on. Rather than harp on what could have been, I focused on the future—namely, the kid with the nasty curveball.
His control reminded me of myself at that age. Turned out there was a good reason for that . . . the young prodigy was the son I never knew I had. I’d missed so much of his life and refused to miss more.
Could the three of us be a family? Or were the wounds of our past too deep to heal?
To all the other women in town, Ford Monroe’s a player. To his ex, he’s a failure she doesn’t want around their kid. But to me, he’s my best friend. The single dad and I both work as paramedics and are partners on the job. Dating isn’t worth ruining the best relationship I’ve ever had, no matter how hot he is.
But when my ex-fiancé comes to town to woo me back and Ford’s ex-fiancée claims he’s a poor role model for his son, Ford has an idea. An idea so crazy it might just work to get both our exes off our backs.
We’re only supposed to pretend to date, but it’s not long before I want the real thing. Yet when Ford’s life gets rear-ended, the romance growing between us gets put on life support. He has to put his son first, and I’m done changing bandages on my heart for a guy.
Eligible Best Friend was previously published as Shock in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World project. Some details have been changed, but the story is still the same.
They call me the Ice Queen.
I take it as a compliment, because owning a pro hockey team requires a certain ruthlessness. But my penchant for ball busting has made me political enemies, and one of them has the clout to get me deported back to my home country of Russia. There’s only one solution: I have to get married, and fast.
Enter Colby Harrison.
He’s an easygoing forward on my team who meets my only requirement: he’s a single US citizen. I talk him into a fake, married only on paper arrangement, solving my problem. That is, until we move in together, clashing at every turn. We only get along in one place, which is how I discover that my aloof new husband is a different man in bed. He demands that I give up the one thing I cherish most: control.
I own him on paper. He owns me in the bedroom. And soon, I start wondering if I’m the only one who’s not faking it anymore.
Helmi loves her life and her family. Although, she feels there is more out there for her. When she wakes up in a world that seems too imaginary to be real, the fantasy does not last.
The women born destined to marry the king of Maapallo are locked in the tower from infancy until their twenty-first birthday and only then are allowed to leave to marry their destinies.
Karo Virtanen is the king. Now that the fates have been made clear, he’s wedded his sweet bride. However, there is a situation. She is not the one meant for him.
The morning after his wedding celebration, he wakes holding a woman who appears to be his bride, yet, she is not.
*A Rapunzel Retelling… except spicier.
Some describe me as a quirky, free-spirited journalist who charges her crystals by moonlight.
They’re not wrong.
My instincts ensure I know everything that goes on in my small town. And not much surprises me. But when the man who destroyed my heart returns to care for his family’s business, I’m shaken to the core.
After our messy breakup, Hayden Shaw swore he’d never come back to Valentine, Texas.
Years later, I’m still trying to forget we ever existed.
Damn near impossible when he’s now everywhere.
A constant reminder of what could have been.
Rumors swirl about his true intentions, but a little gossip has never bothered me.
However, if winning over my heart is his end game, he can hang up his spurs because I won’t make the same mistake twice—or will I?
Spill the Sweet Tea is a second chance, hate-to-love you, grumpy/sunshine contemporary small-town southern romance with rom-com vibes and a happily ever after.
Each book in the Valentine Texas series is a stand-alone.
Warning: this romance book contains tons of southern sass, lots of woo-woo, and small-town gossip! Fade to black and cheating are not included.
Fate stripped everything from me and forced me to face my worst nightmare.
As the adopted and weakest member of my pack, I’ve always been an outcast and mistreated, especially since I’ve never been able to shift into my animal form.
Every time I try to find a way to escape my personal hell, my pack leader stops me, vowing that I’ll never be free from him.
Then the worst happens.
A group of my pack members attack me.
Alone, outnumbered, and stuck in my human form, I’ll fight for my life even though there’s no hope for survival.
Until a group of unfamiliar wolves come to my aid.
The sexiest and strongest of them, Bodey, is adamant to protect me.
And something inside me tugs toward him almost unnaturally.
But it turns out things aren’t what they seem.
There might be something more to my past than I knew . . . and Bodey might be the very person I need protecting from.
Get this steamy and suspenseful forced proximity, touch her and unalive, broody male, fated mates, royal wolf shifter romance today!
USA Today Bestselling author, Terri E. Laine, brings a brand new dangerously, dark and delicious, sizzling romance book, Merciless Protector.
I’m not a woman who needs saving.
I’m the one who saves herself.
Until I can’t.
When all hope is lost,
In walks a gorgeous man who marks me as prey.
I’m unable to deny his offer of salvation.
But that doesn’t mean I’ll give him my heart.
I made a promise.
Two in fact.
First – Destroy the man they called Ruin.
Second – while saving the sister of someone I call friend.
She’s just a means to an end, no matter how stunning she is.
My code name is Rook not savior.
But she may be my ruin.
This is a full-length standalone book. If you like your books a little dark, a lot spicy, some thrills, and surprises, you should totally read this book!
Holt Sellers isn’t looking for love. A single dad, he retired from hockey and moved to his hometown of Sven’s Beard for a fresh start. He stays plenty busy coaching youth hockey, figuring out how to braid his daughter’s hair and learning how to cook. Problem is, the chef teaching him cooking basics is his longtime friend’s younger sister, who tests his resolve to stay single every time she turns her beautiful smile his way.
Shea Grady has a life. Honestly, she does. It just so happens that most of the hours in her days are spent working as the chef at The Sleepy Moose. She loves her work, and she adores her quirky northern hometown. Her ordered world is upended by the arrival of her childhood crush and his two children, who remind her she’s more than just a chef.
Holt tries to keep Shea at arm’s length, but when another man starts vying for her attention, he has to show her that no matter how messy and complicated love is…he’s all in.
Quinn Pierce, a therapist trying to outrun her past, receives a request she can’t refuse. Elliott Bennett, the distraught husband of renowned socialite and philanthropist Laura Bennett, asks her to help find his wife and her former college roommate. She arrives at Harrow Isle, a remote, guarded community that the Bennetts call home. But she is anything but welcomed by the island’s tight-knit community.
Quinn finds an unexpected ally in Luke Hartley, a former soldier who now owns the island’s only bar. As she digs deeper into the island’s dark history, she discovers that Laura’s disappearance might not have been an isolated incident.
Armed with just the voice memos that Laura left behind, Quinn discovers disturbing parallels to the past she’s trying to run away from. The more she uncovers, the more she realizes the heart-stopping truth:
Harrow Isle holds a deadly secret, and someone is willing to kill to keep it that way.
I might be a hothead on the ice, but outside the arena, I’m an easygoing guy.
There are only a few people I can’t stand, and Blair Westwood is one of them.
From the moment we met, I knew she was an entitled brat who thought she could get her way because of who her father was.
Everything changes when an injury gets me benched, and I end up going on a school trip with her.
She sees me at my worst, but instead of using it to her advantage, she helps me.
Now I can’t get her out of my head. It’s driving me insane. This isn’t just hate turning into lust—it feels like so much more. But even if we can get past our differences, there are dark secrets lurking in the shadows, ready to tear us apart.
That won’t stop me though. I want Blair—the former bane of my existence—and I never quit when things get hard.
Agony. It isn’t just his name. It’s the only emotion he’s ever felt. She was supposed to be the one. Instead, she was just another notch of pain on his scarred heart.
Running is all she knows. One foot out the door and a thick wall around her heart–always.
Until she realizes that there may be another along for the ride. Her attempt to disappear must halt. She needs to decide on her future–on their future.
Does she run, or does she bring her storm back?
He refuses to surrender. He will win her over. To the victor belong the spoils.
Agony and Reese.
I’m protecting her in hopes she’ll fall in love with me.
In the end, she may be the one who will need to protect me.
It was my turn…
I set my life ablaze,
And left everything I knew behind.
It was the first time in forever that I’d felt safe.
Safe from other people’s expectations.
Safe from the person who was following my every move.
But I was far away from the one I loved the most.
It was a sacrifice I needed to make to keep myself safe.
…Until protecting myself was no longer an option.
Shattered Reign is the last book in a dark college romance trilogy that has enemies-to-lovers themes. This book may not be suitable for all readers due to dubious situations that might be triggering. It doesn’t end in a cliffhanger and this trilogy is complete.This story takes place in the Brentson University world.
I fled minutes before my wedding when I learned my fiancé had been paid to marry me. Ten years, too many crappy exes, and one drunken decision later, I’m now his boss.
From Marie Johnston comes a small town second chance romance.
A night out with a friend turned into shots and duping an old ex of mine into taking a job at my budding horse rescue.
The last time Ansen Barron saw me, I was fishtailing away from our wedding with his dog. When he arrives, I expect him to reverse right back down my driveway after he learns I’m his boss.
I don’t expect to find a jaded man in the place of the easygoing guy I was once engaged to. I also don’t expect my heart to race when he’s around. Or for him to treat me like I always meant more to him than a payday.
I don’t regret hiring him. He’s the best man for the job, and he’s trying to prove he’s changed, one melting kiss at a time.
But no matter how hot we are together, I can’t forget I once thought he was the best man for me and maybe it’s safer for my heart if he stays a reckless memory.
As a pleasure concierge at The River, New York City’s elite, water-themed adult club, I thought I’d seen it all. Until I find my new boss in my private lagoon, ready to submit.
Publishing mogul Elinora Iverson is an ice queen, and the billionaire divorcee rules her empire with an iron fist. No one dares to challenge her — until she offers me a temporary position with her company’s romance imprint, and we lock horns on my very first day.
I don’t know anything about meet cutes or falling in love. “Happy endings” and pleasure? Well, that’s a totally different story. One I’m more than qualified to edit since I moonlight at The River. With my experience bringing beautiful women to a boil, steamy books prove no match for me. Elinora, on the other hand . . .
Determined to prove myself, I work long hours at the office, hoping she’ll see me as a worthy employee. No matter how hard we try to avoid it, sparks fly whenever we’re in the same room. Mercury really rises when the club hosts a masquerade party, and my two worlds collide.
Elinora doesn’t know I’m the stranger behind the mask. Or that I’ve fantasized about her since the moment we met. The line between reality and fantasy blurs when she calls out my name in the darkness. As we melt into each other, she makes it clear she doesn’t want to share me.
There’s only one problem: I’m bound to another woman.
When you make a deal with the Devil herself, the Devil’s in the details.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: this book contains topics that may be sensitive for some readers. Please see content warnings listed on my website.
I walked in on my father as he massacred a man. From that day I vowed never to be that monster. I’ve been avoiding the family business anyway I can.
However, one night changes everything. Then my reasons enter my life and I’m reminded exactly why I can’t trust many.
I loved him first, but I never thought he’d love me back. I didn’t know I deserved better. However, after being beaten to within an inch of my life and placing my cousin in danger, I see a lot of things the way they are.
His words kept me alive, his strength helped me find my own, but his love has returned my fight. I know he’s not the villain here. He couldn’t be, we were together the whole time. He’s not the a**hole everyone thinks he is. He always has a reason.
Has he trusted the wrong people? How far will he go for me, for us? Will they uncover the savage he’s trying to bury or will this all create a new a**hole entirely? Find out as the problem comes out of the shadows.
*This a Novel in The A**holes Club Series. Blue Saffire’s World with 3 other authors writing in it. Start this journey with Blue Saffire and allows you to come back week after week to read the next book in the series as Tiffany Patterson, Ivy Harper, and Tiya Rayne, each join forces to bring you The A**hole Club before Blue closes it out with books 5 and 6. While you can read the books as a standalone, it will enhance the experience if you read all 6 books in order. This is the read order for the best experience.
Pit Book 1 by Blue Saffire
Luke Book 2 by Tiffany Patterson
Tak Book 3 by Ivy Harper
Deacon Book 4 by Tiya Rayne
Ox Book 5 by Blue Saffire
Kelex Book 6 by Blue Saffire
**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Read
***Trigger Warning: Physical assault/abuse
I should not still be hung up on my high school girlfriend.
I’m a billionaire, with a penthouse in New York City, a private plane, and was recently crowned one of Manhattan’s most eligible bachelors.
She’s engaged to my rival. A real prick of a guy whose family is about as famous as mine. So, pictures of the happy couple are plastered everywhere, and it’s driving me insane.
The last time I spoke to her was my freshman year of college, and I never imagined I’d bump into her at a crowded restaurant in the busiest city in the world. But fate had other plans, and when I innocently suggest that the press wouldn’t bother with her wedding plans if she held it in our small Alaskan town where we grew up, I had no idea she’d take me seriously.
Now, I find myself helping her plan the wedding at my dad’s luxury resort while the town’s gossip app follows our every move, afraid that their golden boy will get his heart broken twice by the same girl.
But that’s impossible because she stole my heart when we were fifteen, and never gave it back.
From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a brother’s best friend, forced proximity romantic suspense…
Juliana Lozano has spent years living as the rebellious one of the family, a reputation she’s embraced. No one is surprised by her string of boyfriends that her brother would never approve… then again no one realizes all those flirtations aren’t what they seem.
When her little operation turns deadly, Juliana needs a place to hide and some lessons on how to protect herself.
Kane Rivera wants nothing more than to bury himself in his work. But as the new guy at Covington Security, when his teammate’s little sister shows up wanting self-defense training, he’s stuck entertaining her request.
It only takes one afternoon for Juliana to want to punch Kane for real. The older ex-DEA agent is buttoned-up, broody, and a borderline bully when it comes to keeping her safe. But better he think she’s brazen and bored than know the truth: she’s fighting for her life.
No matter how he’d prefer to be ignorant, Kane can’t ignore the bold beauty or all the bad things that keep happening to her. Juliana’s hiding something, but if close proximity offers any clues, it’s that he’s the one who’s in trouble. Getting involved with Juliana isn’t an option—not with his past. She’s braved too much to have her heart crushed by the one man who was supposed to protect it.
Everyone in Rockhead Point watched in fascination as the Barnett brothers found their women, and their happily ever afters.
But I’m not a Barnett.
I’m not destined, or cursed to fall in love at first sight.
So why when she walks in the room, do I feel the sudden urge to claim a woman I don’t know, as mine?
With her, I need to control, to possess and own.
Letting her go, isn’t an option.
But sometimes family ties are stronger than new love and someone who should have stayed in the past is trying to ruin our future.
Lies, mistakes, and doubts challenge us, but she gifted me her and I’ll never give her back.
Turns out the Barnetts aren’t the only alpha males in town, hold on tight, because it’s time to meet the Montana Mountain Protectors.
No one betrays The Order—except a Davis.
Once upon a time, I was meant to be one of the three leaders of The Order.
But I was born with two irrevocable flaws:
A conscience and the ability to love.
Both cost me the one person that made life worth living.
Losing her made me become The Ghost.
I watched the consequences of my former world unravel, fighting from the shadows against the person who took everything from me.
I was the firstborn Cartwright, destined by my family’s legacy to run the Institute.
If you didn’t follow The Order, we would find a way to make you.
I accepted my position—until George Weiler.
He took me by surprise. Made me want things I was never meant to have.
One kiss turned into a forbidden love story.
No one betrayed The Order. Until me.
And for that, I paid the price.
Unbeknownst to everyone, I’ve been waiting in the dark to take back what is mine.
The Ghost is a dark, forbidden, second-chance novella with modern-day organized crime, Romeo-and-Juliet vibes and a prequel to The Dark Series and The Davis Order.
This book is intended for MATURE (18+) readers. The Ghost is labeled dark due to the themes that may be considered TRIGGERS for some. Reader discretion is advised.
Layla Fritz. Young. Beautiful. Wild. And now my med student.
I slept with someone I shouldn’t have.
One moment I was saving her from the clingy jerk at the bar, and the next I was making her an offer.
No strings, no last names, just a wild night neither of us would forget.
Until she walked into my classroom Monday morning. As my med student.
Which officially makes her off-limits.
For a while, we manage to keep things professional, especially when my life takes a tragic turn, and I become a single dad to my niece. But when everything starts to fall apart, I ask her for an irresistibly wild favor—
Only Layla isn’t just any other woman, and before long it becomes impossible to keep my hands to myself—they’re in her hair, on her body, and making her cry out for more.
What started off as a friendly arrangement quickly goes up in a ball of hot, sweaty flames.
I’m risking it all to win her heart. But what if I’m after something she isn’t ready to give?
IRRESISTIBLY WILD is a scorchingly hot forbidden professor/student, forced proximity (one bed!), fake relationship romance about a gorgeous single dad doctor, and the irresistibly wild med student he falls head over heels for. It’s loaded with feels, laughs, chemistry, and serious SPICE!
Daphne: Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…on my twenty-fifth birthday I was hoping for a spa day with my besties. Instead I get (1) kidnapped, (2) a hot, handsome jailer who claims I’m his “mate”—what even is that? and (3) a pack of new friends and a pack of trouble. Apparently, I’m first prize in in a vicious fight between two warring packs of shifters, but there’s a sexy-as-sin wolf who swears I’m his – and he’ll burn down the world to keep me.
Killian: The Iron Claw pack wants to lay claim to a curvy half-shifter with a mouthful of sass and no idea how much trouble she’s in. They’re about to find out how far an Alpha will go to protect his fated mate.
From Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author Nacole Stayton of The Upside of Letting Go, comes an exquisite story about three hearts bound by love, lies, and deep-rooted betrayal.
Aurora Bradshaw survived by her intuition. Bouncing from one foster home to another throughout her adolescence left her with deep-rooted trust issues. Enduring rough living conditions became second nature. With her shield of sarcasm and a tenacity of amour, Rory’s gut had never failed her. That was until she landed in a small town with a passion for bourbon, horse-racing, and the Jordan brothers.
The walls of her new foster home were abundant but brimmed with secrets of their own. She knew bidding her time until her eighteenth birthday wouldn’t be easy. Until she found a semblance of solace in her new neighbors, Trice and Crew Jordan.
When a jarring family secret emerges, Rory is in the middle of an impasse. The most paramount decision she’s ever been faced with was choosing between two boys. Each claiming a little bit of her heart for unique reasons. Amidst the chaos that surrounded her, she found beauty in the boisterous laughter one brought and the myriad of feelings the other made her feel.
Every decision she’d ever had to make had come with a price, but love has no boundaries. With nothing but misfortune plaguing her past, Rory has nothing to lose.
Except one of them.
I have this thing about saying ‘yes’. I do it frequently, and with abandon.
Skydiving on a whim? Yes.
A last minute getaway to Ireland? Yes!
Agreeing to a marriage of convenience with sexy and arrogant Luca Rossi for two years? Um…yes?
It should have been a simple arrangement. Luca needs a wife to clean up his image as the new CEO of Rossi Motors, and I need my mother to stop trying to fix me up on terrible dates. In two years, we’ll part amicably, no attachments or hard feelings.
Anything that happens between us will be outside the confines of our arrangement.
And by anything, I mean falling into Luca’s bed. Which I also do frequently and with abandon.
But nothing is ever as simple as it seems. It isn’t long before I fall for my motorcycle-riding, dirty-talking, sexy-as-sin husband.
I know I should be careful. This is just temporary, after all, and Luca and I want completely different futures.
The thing is, when I’m with Luca, all I want to do is say, ‘yes’, no matter how reckless that would be.
(Saoirse and Luca’s story has a guaranteed HEA. No OW drama or cheating!)