Category: *Contemporary/New Adult

Knife to the Heart by Kristie Wolf

What happens when duty and desire collide like an avalanche?

All she wanted was a relaxing vacation in the tranquil ski-town of Red Snow, Colorado. But everything freezes for FBI Special Agent Rosalie Zenner when she spots an all-too-familiar deadly threat lurking in the mountain village. Duty-bound to ensure everyone’s safety, she must stop a battle-hardened doctor with a reckless plan.

Dr. Cannon Ford, the small town’s selfless hero, is ready to pay any price to fulfill a life-saving promise, even negotiating with a criminal. But when the stunning FBI agent stands in his way from protecting his community, he’s hit with a snow-melting attraction.

Caught between the monster from her past and the rugged, possessive doctor determined to make her leave, she refuses to let their explosive passion compromise her oath to catch a killer. While Cannon may not hold a badge, he’s willing to take lives to save everyone he holds dear, including the woman who’s ensnared him.

As blood stains the icy trails, Cannon and Rosalie navigate impossible choices more perilous than the killer’s chilling plans. One wrong move could lead to a fate worse than a Knife to the Heart.

Welcome to Red Snow, where heroes emerge from the shadows, and love and danger entwine on every snowy slope.

 

Wild Hearts by Blue Saffire

Trevor

I want a divorce and I want it now. I’m so tired of playing these games, but if I have to sit here in counseling, I’m going to make myself clear. At least, I think I am until Dr. Winsor asks a question that throws me back in time. My greatest regret. The one who was supposed to be my future. My wild heart.

Lynn

I’ve never had someone love me the way he did. It was more than a love from growing up as childhood friends.

I was broken and he made it his business to fix me as best he could while also hurting himself.

However, I was eighteen and I didn’t know what I was doing. I made big mistakes and in the end we all paid a price.

Wild Hearts Part 1

This Romantic Drama has:

-Girl Next Door

-Betrayal

-Friends to Lovers

-Broken Dreams

-The One Who Got Away

-Drama and Lies

-First Love

-Forbidden Love

-Lost Their Way

***Warning: There is a to be continued ending. Book two follows right after.

 

Chasing Leo by Michelle Hercules

My grandfather used to say young love is like a shooting star zooming across the sky. It burns bright for a moment but fades into nothing in the blink of an eye. A long time ago, I met a boy who meant the world to me. But fate had other plans. I had to make a tough decision and break his heart. Moving far away from him was the only way I could save us both.

He became the hotshot hockey player he was destined to be, and I have the career of my dreams, but I’m far from whole.

When tragedy strikes again, I have to return home and face the boy I destroyed all those years ago.
He’s a man now, and he still hates me. Unfortunately, I need him. He’s the captain of the Boston Zodiacs, the glue keeping a team in shambles from falling apart completely, and I’m the new owner.

Working together brings back memories I’ve buried all these years. It reminds me I never stopped loving him. But I’m his boss now and can’t cross that line. Giving in to our feelings might lead to more than just shattered hearts; it might be the end of my family’s legacy.

 

Broken Rivalry by R.G. Angel

From International bestselling author R.G. Angel comes a new STANDALONE New-Adult college romance series

Poppy:

Once, I walked the halls of privilege, but in a heartbeat, I watched my world crumble. Now, as I stand at the threshold of Silverbrook University, I’m armed with nothing but a scholarship and a determination to reclaim a semblance of my former life.

But fate has a cruel sense of humor. Ethan Hawthorne, the golden boy of my former elite world and my ex-rival, is here. His every smirk is a reminder that the past is not easily outrun.

Ethan:

At Silverbrook, I’m the guy with the world at his feet—star athlete, heir to a legacy, the guy who always wins. But Poppy? She was the one challenge I never conquered, the one competitor who never played by my rules.

Her return in my life is a curveball I never saw coming. She’s changed, hardened by life’s twists, and now she captivates me more than ever. Our history wasn’t just competition; it was a clash of hearts and egos. Now, the rules have changed. I’m not just out to win a petty game. This time, I’m playing for her heart.

In the elite corridors of Silverbrook University , a tale of passion, redemption, and undeniable attraction unfolds. Poppy and Ethan, bound by their tumultuous past, are caught in a dance of denial and desire. Can an alpha athlete truly humble himself for love? And can a strong-willed girl find forgiveness in her heart? Dive into a steamy saga of love, scars, and second chances.

 

Filthy Alpha by Hayley Faiman

One look.
One kiss.
One night.
One lifetime.

King Stanley is the vice president of an MC.
Shawn Cotton is the small-town bakery owner.
He’s not looking for more than one night.
Her bakery is failing–epically.
She’s the sweetest thing he’s ever laid eyes on.
He’s everything she doesn’t need.

Their stolen moment together was a distraction.
It wasn’t meant to last forever.
She could be the best thing that’s ever happened to him.
He could be everything she dreamed of and more.

 

The Imposter by Brenda Rothert

The secret to being the best man at your twin brother’s wedding to the woman you’ve been in love with since you were an awkward adolescent? There are two, actually: a solid game face and a bottle of strong whiskey.

What to do when things implode the night before the wedding and aforementioned dream girl asks you to stand in as the groom, though? Say yes, of course, and wing it. Don’t let it slip that you weren’t faking that kiss that left her dazed and breathless and definitely don’t mention that it’s no hardship at all to pretend she’s your wife for a weeklong honeymoon in Hawaii. And when you run into two of your hockey teammates at the resort, let them believe you lost your mind and married someone you’ve never even mentioned to them.

When she starts to have feelings for you, though? This part’s important—don’t, under any circumstances, confess that you’ve been in love with her for more than a decade. You’ll ruin everything.

 

Things We’ve Lost and Found by Ally Williams

One broken down elevator. A deal between “friends.” A sweeping love that can no longer be denied.

I’ve been cheated on three times, and I am done with men.

So when my elevator breaks down on my way to a job interview that will finally get me out of the same office as my unfaithful ex, I refuse to think of the handsome stranger next to me as a possibility. Even though that triangle of skin where his tie should be makes me sweat.

When Charles Sinclair seeks me out to return a hair bow I lost in my mad dash to my interview; he makes me an offer I can’t refuse. No strings. No feelings. No pain.

But as our little arrangement intensifies, we start relying on each other, confiding in one another.

Our deal was supposed to be honest, stress-free fun.

If I tell him how I feel, he’ll end things. If I don’t, I’ll be lying to him.

He was clear with me from the beginning that between work and caring for his ailing mother, he didn’t have the time for something more. Yet he’s proven to me time and time again that he’ll show up for me. He’ll listen when I need to talk. Hold me when I need touch. And not once has he lied to me.

He’s scared of love leaving him heartbroken.

But what he doesn’t seem to realize is that we’re already in deep.

Things We’ve Lost and Found is the first book in a five-book contemporary romance standalone series. Inside, you’ll find a steamy, friends-with-benefits love story packed with swoon, angst, and spice. HEA guaranteed!

 

The Psycho Before Christmas by Michelle Hercules

Everyone thinks I’m the perfect daughter, a model student, and the star of the track team. But when an asshole hurts me, he’ll find out I have a darker side.

Then my plan of retaliation is foiled by Killer Santa, a psychopath who offed my ex before I could.

I spent a year hating him for denying me my revenge. I couldn’t have foreseen that the killer who terrorized our hometown days before Christmas was none other than my stepbrother, a sinfully gorgeous pain in my ass.

I hadn’t seen him since we left for colleges on opposite sides of the country. Now we’re back under the same roof, and all the feelings I suppressed return with a vengeance. Eric is my only weakness.

But it turns out we’re not the only monsters in town. Someone is hunting us, and it’s kill or be killed.

Sounds like a good Christmas to me.

*Author’s note: Stay away if you don’t love unhinged heroes with stabbing tendencies. This novella contains dark themes.

 

P.S. You’re Intolerable by Julia Wolf

My boss, Elliot Levy is intolerable, and I tell him so everyday…in the little notes I write and then hide in the back of my desk.

I can’t exactly say to his face that I’m convinced he’s a cyborg, considering I’m about to become a single mother and I really need to keep my job as his assistant.

Elliot never looks at me, so he doesn’t even notice I’m pregnant until I’m seven months along. The first thing he asks is if I’m planning to come back to work once I have the baby.

Not unexpected.

What is unexpected is Elliot coming to my rescue when I need a place to stay after my daughter is born. While living with him, I get to see a whole other side of him…especially when he walks around his house without a shirt on.

Which he does, ALL. THE. TIME.

I shouldn’t look, but I can’t help it. He’s gorgeous in a suit, but out of one? Devastating.

Elliot shows me he isn’t the heartless robot I once thought. It’s still terrifying to take a chance on him, even when he holds my baby like she’s precious to him, and he touches me like he’s been longing to for ages.

Now that he has me, he isn’t letting me go without a fight.

And Elliot Levy didn’t get where he is in business without learning a few underhanded tricks. What will he do to keep me? To keep us?

P.S. I think I’m falling for you.

Tropes:
*Grumpy/Sunshine
*Curvy FMC
*Close Proximity
*Single Mother
*Boss/Assistant

P.S. You’re Intolerable can be read as a complete standalone!

 

Third Degree by Vee Taylor

Gianna Ricci is running out of time.

When billionaire Elio Marchetti helped her escape her family at the age of 18, she knew her freedom wouldn’t last forever. The mafia never let anyone out of their grasp for long.
But that freedom comes at a price.
And she will be forced back into the dark and dangerous life she left behind.
Trouble is, Elio is the only person she’s ever wanted.
A charming silver fox, he claimed her – mind, body, and soul – all those years ago, and Gianna has never fully recovered.

He may be twenty years older, but he’s sinfully sexy.
Their chemistry is electric, and every time they are together the temptation just grows stronger.
Unfortunately, when she returns home, she still has a price to pay.
And the secrets he’s keeping could turn her world upside down.

Ready or not, war is brewing.
And when Gianna’s life is at stake, Elio must find a way to protect her, no matter the cost.

But can he also protect her heart?

 

Enticing the Monster by Hayley Faiman

A Promise is a Promise.
The family rules me.
Born into a life that is not under my control.
I am the family.
The family is me.
A promised prize is what is owed to me.
I watch her.
I will claim her.
She will not be taken from me.
She is mine.

 

The Lovely Return by Carian Cole

They say be careful what you wish for. But on December 5, Alex Fox makes a wish in the midst of a devastating tragedy. Little does he know that the wish will come true.

Six years after that fateful day, a little girl wanders into Alex’s studio. With her quirky personality, endless questions, and adorable smile, Penny Rose becomes an enchanting yet bittersweet distraction.

Penny Rose is an odd girl—at least, that’s what her parents say. Penny herself doesn’t feel particularly odd; she simply feels misplaced. As if somehow, in some way, she is living in the wrong place in the wrong life.

As the years pass, Alex and Penny develop a friendship. But it becomes harder and harder for them to ignore their undeniable chemistry, no matter how forbidden it is.

Alex believes he’ll never find love again, let alone fall for a girl half his age. But Penny is everything he could ever want or need. Not only is she caring, witty, and beautiful, but she accepts the past that haunts him.

Penny couldn’t be happier. She’s been head over heels for sexy, brooding artist Alex Fox since she was six years old. But when her childhood dreams start resurfacing again—dreams of a life with Alex way before they ever met—she starts to think they’re not dreams at all.

They’re memories.

Penny’s revelation to Alex threatens to tear them apart, making them question the impossible and unbelievable.

Can love truly transcend time and death, giving them a second chance at their happily ever after? Or is Penny battling a broken mind that has led her down a path of heartbreaking delusion?

 

The Vendetta by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

From bestselling romantic suspense author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a spicy, enemies-to-lovers romantic suspense and the start of a brand-new ex-military motorcycle club series…

Harmon Keyes lives by a singular motto: Family first, justice for all. It’s the creed that sustained him when he left special forces and started an ex-military motorcycle club. There, his creed drove him to put his unique skills to good use righting the wrongs left unpunished by the law.
But there’s one wrong he’s been waiting years to make right and her name is Daria Sinclair.

Family first. Daria’s father is Harmon’s sworn enemy—the man who destroyed his sister’s life. Justice for all. Daria is his ticket to vengeance, and her innocent nature makes her the perfect pawn in his revenge.

It should’ve been straightforward. Keep it simple, stupid. Except one kiss is all it takes to complicate his plan. Daria is trusting and pure temptation, and Harmon finds himself falling for the woman he’s sworn to hate. When it’s time to claim his vendetta, Harmon will have to choose between holding to his creed or listening to his heart.

 

The Truth Between by Bri Blackwood

Curiosity has its consequences…
Westwick University conceals the truth in its ancient walls.
Some will do whatever it takes to keep it buried.
That includes Soren Grant.
My stalker.
My professor.
I never expected things to end up this way,
But I should have done my research.
After all, no one knows what really happened to his wife.
Now I’m trapped in nothing more than a gilded cage,
Forced to do his bidding.
Because whatever Professor Grant wants,
Professor Grant gets…

The Truth Between is the second book in a dark academia forbidden gothic college romance duet that has enemies-to-lovers themes. This book may not be suitable for all readers due to dubious situations that might be triggering. It ends in a HEA for our couple.

 

Pucking All The Way by Michelle Hercules

I’ve always been the optimistic, glass-half-full kind of girl, and I even have the name to match: Sunshine.

But when I catch my fiancé screwing one of my bridesmaids an hour before our wedding, I can’t see the bright side.

Humiliated, I run away and rent a cabin in the woods. I just want to be alone.

But fate has other ideas. It turns out the cabin was double-booked, and now I’m sharing the place with a broody pro hockey player who is as thrilled about my presence as I am about his.

I agree to leave the next morning, but the worst storm in decades hits the mountain, snowing us in.

Trapped, there’s nothing to do but make the best of the situation—that is, if Cody Fairchild will let me. He’s the most infuriating man I’ve ever met… and also the sexiest.

Quickly, it becomes clear that there are only two possible outcomes: I’ll smother him in his sleep, or I’ll screw his brains out. The question is, in what order?

 

A Very Merry Mistake by Lyra Parish

A sexy cinnamon-roll lumberjack offers me a ride into town, a stay at his cozy cabin, and eventually his bed. All things I can’t refuse.

After several flirty glances and heated mistletoe kisses, we create rules: no strings attached and no falling in love. Agreeing to the impossible might be my biggest mistake yet.

I visited the small town for one reason only: to prove a point to my father.
Now I’ve got a fake boyfriend.
A secret to keep hidden.
And a choice to make that will determine more than just my future.

If you’re searching for a spicy holiday romance with a protective cinnamon-roll lumberjack and sassy heroine, this book is for you! A Very Merry Mistake is a standalone with a sweet-as-gingerbread happily ever after. This small-town contemporary romance has a dash of grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity, secret identity, and tons of Southern goodness. Fade to black is NOT included!

 

King of Knights by Blue Saffire

Warning: This book does end on a cliffhanger. The release dates of the series are listed below.

Award winning, Bestselling, Author Blue Saffire presents

The Immortal Iron Brothers Series

Kendrick
My brothers and I are unique. We were born with a Power so enormous it has to be harnessed and locked away. Our demi blood both defines and drives us.
I’ve lived century after century, running from a curse that blood has inflicted upon us. That was until a family of humans finds out our secret and bound us to them.
Now as freedom is upon us because of the one detail they failed to learn—or so we thought—all hell is breaking loose. The past has appeared in a form I don’t know, but she feels like someone I used to know well.

Ray
All my life I’ve felt different. My father has always been cautious of who I meet and where I go. The one night I decide to defy him, I end up running for my life. Then he appears. He saves me, then drops me to my death or so I thought.
Now I’m sharing my mind and body with another woman. Or is it hers. She knows this man and wants him back.
What does this mean? How is this possible? In the end who will be standing? Do I love him or is this her? Is he in love with me or her?
Will it even matter when it’s all said and done?

𝔗𝔥𝔢 𝔎𝔦𝔫𝔤𝔰 𝔞𝔯𝔢 𝔠𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔫𝔤. ℌ𝔢𝔯𝔢’𝔰 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔯𝔢𝔩𝔢𝔞𝔰𝔢 𝔰𝔠𝔥𝔢𝔡𝔲𝔩𝔢 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔠𝔬𝔪𝔭𝔩𝔢𝔱𝔢 𝔰𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔰.
𝔎𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔬𝔣 𝔎𝔫𝔦𝔤𝔥𝔱𝔰 𝔒𝔠𝔱𝔬𝔟𝔢𝔯 31, 2023
𝔎𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔬𝔣 ℑ𝔫𝔣𝔢𝔯𝔫𝔬 𝔉𝔢𝔟𝔯𝔲𝔞𝔯𝔶 2024
𝔎𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔬𝔣 𝔗𝔦𝔡𝔢𝔰 𝔐𝔞𝔯𝔠𝔥 2024
𝔎𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔬𝔣 𝔊𝔬𝔡𝔰 𝔄𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔩 2024
𝔎𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔬𝔣 𝔓𝔞𝔰𝔱 𝔐𝔞𝔶 2024

**This book has strong language and sexual content. This Book is for Mature Readers 18+ ***

 

Tempting the Monster by Hayley Faiman

A life for a life.

The family has one motto and a list of rules.
The family isn’t something you join.
You can only be born into it.
The family is mine.
I am the family’s.
Until I see her.
She doesn’t see me.
But, I must have her.
I need to own her.

 

Shattered Sun by Persephone Autumn

When your heart was split in two, how did you choose who to love more?

As a young girl, I never imagined a day without Benjamin Wilks by my side. Ben had been more than my best friend. He’d been my person. The ordinary to my quirky. The smart to my foolish. The quiet to my loud. Regardless how opposite we were in personality, together we clicked.

Then tragedy struck and changed my life forever. And when Mom could no longer bear the memories our house held, she moved us to Stone Bay. For years, I rebelled. Spilled my hurt in the form of ugly words.

In time, I healed and learned to love the lavish small town and the people that called it home. In its borders, I met my soul sisters. I made a life for myself. And I had the attention of the hottest police officer in town.

Travis Emerson was more than an attractive man with a badge. Travis was part of the Stone Bay Seven—the town’s founding families—and that title came with responsibility. Though we flirted daily, our relationship never evolved beyond friendship.

Then Ben showed up in Stone Bay and swept me off my feet. Literally. In response, Travis growled his displeasure and all but claimed me in front of the town gossip mill.

One anonymous, disturbing note later, I learned Ben and Travis weren’t the only ones vying for my attention. Days after that, when the body of a woman was discovered in the woods, the whispers around town regarding my love triangle fizzled out. In its place… townsfolk claimed I resembled the lifeless woman.

Determined to protect me, Travis inserted himself more in my life. And my heart. But as I rekindled my relationship with Ben, I learned it was possible to love more than one person.

Before it’s too late, I needed to decide which of them I loved more. Because time wasn’t on my side.

 

Too Dangerous to Love by Kristie Wolf

He thinks he’s too dangerous to love.

Navy SEAL Chris Daviani lost his arm in action. Project VIPER gave him a bionic one. Now he’s stronger, deadlier, and much too dangerous to even think about the shy genius who turned him into the military’s first super soldier.

He should focus on keeping her alive while she uncovers a dangerous threat to VIPER’s existence, not on drawing out the sultry woman she’s buried deep inside.

The flaw in his strategy? Underneath the science that’s made him a human weapon, he’s still a hot-blooded man.

She thinks the only thing desirable about her is her brain.

The men in Dr. Scarlett Kerrigan’s life have never valued more than her brilliant mind. The dark, intense SEAL is no exception. He needs her to save VIPER – and his career – but his scorching gaze makes her burn for the type of chemistry she didn’t learn in boarding school.

Problem is, her extensive education didn’t cover how to guard her heart against her alpha bodyguard who thinks his past has sentenced him to a life alone.

The solution? Even her brilliant mind can’t figure that out.

 

Madame by Sara Cate

They think they know me, but they have no idea.

As a professional Domme, I see men and women come and go. But no one ever sticks around, and I like it that way.

I have a secret to protect—at all costs.

So when the cocky, handsome, and submissive Clay Bradley weasels his way into my heart, I do the one thing I’ve always excelled at. I push him away—forever.

And like a good boy, he listens.

But a few months later, during a chance encounter,he shows up again, but this time he isn’t alone.

He has the stunning Jade on his arm.

And she has a request of her own. She wants me to teach her.

I should say no.

Training a woman who makes my knees weak is bad enough. But this particular woman is dating the man who still has my heart. It’s a recipe for disaster.

Made worse by one simple thing: they know my secret.

And they won’t let go.

But how can I protect what’s mine if I’m holding onto them too?

Jade and Clay are the only ones who truly see me and the only ones who know…

I’m so much more than Madame.

 

These Two Wrongs by J. Wolf

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!)
Tropes:
Enemies to Lovers
Plus size heroine
Found family
Sports (fencing)

 

Mr. Hook-up by Marni Mann

They’ve made the ideal connection on a hot new no-strings hook-up app. But their hearts have other plans in an unpredictable and wildly sexy romance by a USA Today bestselling author.

Hooked. An app designed for the ideal one-night stand is the brainchild of Harvard graduate students Easton Jones and his two best friends. When Easton creates his Hooked profile, he gets a 100 percent perfect match.

Who is this sure thing? Her username is Love.

Their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive, and just when Easton begins falling for her, she disconnects from the app and disappears.

Five years later, Hooked is now the number one dating app in the country.

But that’s not the only thing on fire.

Easton’s brilliant, gorgeous new recruit, Drake Madden, has ignited a desire he hasn’t experienced in years. Professionally and personally, they’re sizzling.

Just as things really start getting serious, Love resurfaces. She wants a chance to explain, and she’s sending Easton’s heart into rewind.

He has a loving woman in the flesh and a fantasy from his past—Easton’s world is about to be rocked.

And rocked hard.

 

Eligible Best Friend by Marie Johnston

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.

 

The Proposal by Brenda Rothert

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.

 

Daddy’s Addiction by BJ Alpha

Mistaken identity has never been so wrong.

Tommy
After years of sabotaging my body and blaming my family for the loss of my love, I’ve refused to be a part of our Mafia involvement.
Then my usual Indulgence service arrives, and for the first time in years, my body comes alive. I can feel.

The only problem is the girl in my arms. The one I crave is not the girl I ordered.
No, it’s my stepdaughter.
And worse, she wants me to be her daddy.
I’ve swapped one addiction for the other, but this one might just be my cure.

This book is a dark, steamy romance book based on mistaken identity.
Please check my website for a full list of tropes and content.

 

Spill the Sweet Tea by Lyra Parish

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.

 

Merciless Protector by Terri E. Laine

USA Today Bestselling author, Terri E. Laine, brings a brand new dangerously, dark and delicious, sizzling romance book, Merciless Protector.

Her
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.

Him
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!

 

Mr. Ice Guy by Brenda Rothert

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.

 

I Could Never by Penelope Ward

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward comes a new forbidden, enemies-to-lovers story…
It all started with an unexpected phone call.

Two years after my fiancé passed away in an accident, his father died suddenly, leaving Brad’s adult, special-needs brother with no one to care for him.

The next thing I knew, I was on a cross-country drive to New Hampshire where I’d be moving in to look after Scottie until I could get him into a group home.

The last thing I ever expected?

I wouldn’t be taking care of him alone.

Josh Mathers, my fiancé’s best friend—who also happened to be my sworn enemy—insisted he was the better person for the job. He told me to go back to California, and I told him where he could stick that demand.

Our disdain for each other wasn’t anything new. It dated back to a text I’d accidentally read years ago.

We hated each other. But we both loved Scottie, so neither of us budged.
Now we were living together in a tiny house—with one available bedroom. Thank goodness it was only temporary.

Over time, I realized the broody jerk I thought I knew was different than I’d imagined.

I found myself slowly growing attached to someone I once considered the enemy…and growing attracted to him.

Sure, both of us were guilt-ridden over Brad. We were also two grown people with pent-up frustration toward one another—stuck in a cabin in the woods.

But this was Josh.

I could never.