Category: *Contemporary Romance

Stone Cold Notes by Julia Wolf

They called him Stone Cold.

Once upon a time, I called him my pen pal.

When I wrote to Callum Rose five years ago, I never expected a response. He was an up and coming rock star, afterall, and I was just a shy seventeen-year-old. He did write back though, and through hundreds of emails, we became best friends.

Until the day we unknowingly broke each other’s heart.

It’s been three years since our last email. I’m all grown up with a new job at Good Music, and finally have my act together. But then Callum Rose walks in the door, and I’m instantly thrown back to the days when he meant everything to me.

The thing is...he doesn’t know who I am. He’s never seen my face. And this Callum Rose lives up to his stone cold reputation.

That is, until one night, he sees me in another man’s arms, and decides to claim me. Then there is nothing cold about him.

Callum becomes a man on fire for me, introverted, awkward, chubby Wren Anderson. He’s obsessive, possessive, and kind of stalker-y—and I like it...a little too much. The problem is, he still doesn’t know I’m the girl who walked away from him or the reason behind it, and I’m afraid when he finds out, I’ll be right back in the cold again.

 

Dream Keeper by Kristen Ashley

Spinning off from the bestselling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, this is the emotional and steamy contemporary romance fans of the Dream Team series have been waiting for!

Pepper Hannigan is determined to keep any romance off the table—and out of her bedroom—while her daughter Juno is still young. Sure, a certain handsome commando is thoughtful, funny, and undeniably hot, but Pepper’s had her heart broken before, and she won’t let it happen again. Not to her or her little girl, even if this hero could melt any woman’s resolve.

Augustus “Auggie” Hero can’t deny his attraction to beautiful, warm-hearted Pepper or how much he wants to make a home with her and her little girl, but Pepper’s mixed signals have kept him away. That is, until Juno decides to play matchmaker. Her efforts finally bring Pepper into his arms, but they expose the danger Pepper is in. To protect Pepper and Juno, Auggie will have to live up to his last name and prove happy endings aren’t just for fairy tales.

 

Desire at the Lake by Erin Swann

Avoiding her was difficult, ignoring her impossible, and dreaming about her became inevitable.
Waylon:
Anna Decker had been put on this earth to tease me and tempt me, but I was stronger than that.
When her mean boss wisely left town, I might have had a little to do with it. Or, maybe more than a little.
I hadn't considered that Anna might end up out of a job she couldn't afford to lose. Or, worse yet, living in my garage.
Hurricane Anna quickly upended my very ordered life. She taught me that even the strongest tree couldn't survive every storm.

Anna:
Everything fell apart when my boss, Lee Pollock disappeared.
Without a job and kicked out of my company-provided apartment, I needed a place to stay.
Why did it have to turn out that the place I landed was Waylon Benson's converted garage?
We all have regrets. Breaking up with him years ago had been my biggest.
Now, this close to him every day the chemistry between us couldn't be denied.
Combustion becomes more inevitable with each day I spend around him. The only question is will I survive the heat?
When I finally find my way into his embrace, it becomes the one place I feel safe.
Until...
Waylon is arrested for the murder of my ex-boss.

The disappearance of Lee Pollock becomes a murder investigation that forces unfair choices.

Check out Desire at the Lake today and see if love can find a way.

The Clear Lake Series follows the backcountry Benson family as they deal with a murder mystery that ensnares them, and destroys the tranquility surrounding Clear Lake.

 

Follow My Lead by J.S. Wood

FBI Agent Gemma James is on the brink of a big promotion.
Which means taking each and every case her boss throws at her.

When a string of young women start to show up dead, she’s thrown into a blast from the past when the link to the killer comes in the form of her ex-husband.

Seeing Caleb Walker again is like being thrown into a time warp of memories and emotions, ones she’s unsure what to do with.

Nothing will stop her from solving the case and stopping the killer who is prowling their once safe streets. However, her focus is divided between her career and the only man she’s ever loved.

The question is, can she stop the killer and fix the mess that is her heart?

Follow My Lead is book 3 in The Anti-Love Agents Series, a second-chance romance between an ex-husband and wife, a rockstar romance, and yes, my guy is a nice one. Sit down, strap in, and get ready for a wild ride.

 

Twisted Bargain by Alexandria Bishop

I’ve been cleaning up after my father for most of my life. Between his drug and gambling addictions, it seems like whatever I do, we’re always drowning. Until he does the unforgivable.

Trading me to the tortured billionaire in our small town. His debts are erased and I have to do whatever Marco Blackstone demands. I should have run screaming when the first task he gave me was to clean the blood stains from his expensive five piece suit.

When I overhear a conversation I shouldn’t, our bargain becomes even more twisted when Marco fakes an engagement to save my life. And I become even more trapped in this world I never wanted any part of.

I don’t know who I can trust. But I’m running out of time when my fake engagement turns into anything but and I just might have to say “I Do,” for real.

 

Pompous Player by Brenda Rothert

I hate Harry Stone.

Before I’d even met the selfish former pro hockey player turned CEO, he was at the top of my shit list.

The entire city of Chicago thinks he’s God’s gift to humanity, but I know the truth.

He knocked up my best friend and then ditched her when she needed him most.

She got sick after that, and before she passed away, she chose me to raise her newborn daughter.

I just need Harry to sign away his rights to the little girl who means everything to me.

Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple.

To stay in his daughter’s life, I end up moving in with the man I detest. Loathe. Despise.

Hating Harry Stone is the easiest thing I’ve ever done.

But slowly discovering a way to not hate him?

Now that, I didn’t see coming.

 

Shakedown by Lani Lynn Vale

Wanted: someone to hand feed me Doritos so my hands don’t get orange. No weirdos.

Belle Pena was an editor. Not a writer.

When her brothers challenge her to create a dating profile, she makes up the most random biography she can think of. She never, not ever, thought she’d find anybody to respond. But she was sorely mistaken.

Sadly, she finds that she has way more interest than she ever could’ve imagined.

But only one profile catches her eye.

Bruno never meant to take the dating app seriously. Being the last single man in his band of misfits, he’s happy being the odd man out. Women spelled trouble, and he had enough trouble in his life to last him through the next decade.

Only his newfound family doesn’t feel the same. One innocent ‘sure’ has the women of the Souls Chapel Revenants MC creating him a dating profile that is too spot on to be comfortable. And just when he decides to delete the app entirely, a particular face catches his eye.

One innocent question of ‘Belle is that you? Do you remember punching me in the throat in high school?’ has him stepping into trouble neck deep, and he doesn’t even realize it until it’s too late.

 

Love Buzz by Persephone Autumn

Love is most glorious. Love also rips you apart.

Jonas
When I woke this morning, I didn’t expect this. For Autumn’s past to step in and rip away everything I love. Autumn asks for patience, but with each passing day, she slips farther from my grasp.

I refuse to lose Autumn or Clementine. Not to him. Not to anyone.
They are my girls. Always.

As the picture perfect life I envision with them slowly fades, the pain beneath my sternum grows more powerful.
Each passing day, my chest tightens at the loss of them.

I never imagined I would discover the love of my life, only to lose her.

Autumn
When I woke this morning, I never saw this coming. My ex storming back into my life and threatening to steal everything I hold precious. Not just my daughter, but also my livelihood. And I refuse to let him do either.

Until this ends, I must let go of my newfound selfishness and focus solely on Clementine.
Until this ends, I must forget about love. Temporarily.

When I memorized Jonas’s heartbeat, I had no idea I would need to recall it in my lonely bed so soon.
I had no idea my heart would ache so profusely in his absence.

I have never known pain like this. And I have never been so torn.

…hopefully, our love will survive the storm.

 

My Sister’s Flirty Friend by Piper Rayne

I broke the cardinal rule and slept with my sister’s best friend.

Granted, I’d just found out that I was now a single father to a three-year-old little girl and was low on willpower.

It should also be noted that there’s been sexual tension between us for years. There’s no way it would be a surprise if anyone in our small town found out. That is if we were telling people, which we’re not.

We’re in agreement to keep our affair a secret, especially since neither one of us do relationships.

You’ve probably figured it out already, but things didn’t go as planned.

 

The Calamity by Jennifer Millikin

I’ve made a mess of things again. Not that anybody is surprised.
After I’m politely asked to withdraw from college for my antics, I return home to my family’s cattle ranch.
The sweeping views, the towering pine trees, and the whisper of the wind remind me I belong on this land. My heart is in the alpine air, my soul mixed into the soil.
All I’ve ever wanted is to run the ranch alongside my oldest brother, but my family refuses to see me as anything but a walking disaster.
If I’m going to show them what I’m capable of, I have to prove myself.
Lucky for me, I’m a Hayden through and through. I’ll dirty my hands in more ways than one.

That includes the man who showed up in town again after all these years. Sawyer Bennett. I’ve heard the stories about his family, and they don’t scare me. Our attraction is undeniable, and the best part? Sawyer looks at me with fresh eyes. When I’m with him, I get to be the woman I’m fighting to become.
And I’m learning just how much I want to be that woman.

But then I make the ultimate mistake: I utter the word perfect. I should've known better. There’s nowhere to go but down after that.
And down we go, until we hit rock bottom.
Sawyer unearths a long-buried secret, and challenges everything my brothers and I grew up believing.
Nobody is surprised I’ve brought disaster to our doorstep again, but it’s not over.
Because when it rains out on the ranch? It pours.

 

1012 Curvy Way by Shaw Hart and Cameron Hart

Ken Coleman is the town doctor in Cherry Falls. He’s a workaholic and that hasn’t gotten better since his last nurse retired. Now he’s desperate to find someone to fill that position.

Gracie owns the local flower shop. She lives to create the perfect bouquet that can brighten someone’s day. When she bumps into Dr. Coleman and sees how stressed out he is, she does what she does best.

One bouquet turns into two, turns into ten. With each bouquet, they get closer and closer, but will Gracie be able to convince Ken that he needs to stop working so much and take time to stop and smell the flowers?

Cherry Falls is filled with returning characters and iconic destinations that will begin to feel like family. When you leave the city, and drive into Cherry Falls, it’s like you’ve finally come home. The cherry on top? Each book delivers a swoon-worthy romance! So welcome to Cherry Falls, we hope you stay awhile!

 

Chalk Dirty to Me by Lani Lynn Vale

Two years ago, Cannel Crow experienced the worst day of her life. She was taken from a supermarket, and forced to spend a year with a man that treated her worse than a neglected, chained up dog.

One year later, she’s saved by a shadow organization that believes the law is a joke, and the only person you can count on is you.

After another year, she finally realizes the law’s limitation firsthand when the man that bought her from human traffickers, and then forced her to comply to his every whim for a year, is given a plea bargain for names of others in the operation.

Knowing that her abuser will spend the rest of his life in the lap of luxury under an assumed name, Cannel spirals.

At least, she begins to.

Then Wilhelm Schultz, call me Will, walks into her narrow world, larger than life, and changes her reality between one breath and the next.

The abrasive, larger, gruff police detective sees the world in black and white. There is right, and there is wrong.
Until he falls for a woman that needs him to see shades of gray.

The second he sees the world like she needs him to, there’s not a single thing on the planet that’ll stop him from fighting for her.

Not even the oath he swore to protect and do no harm.

 

The Masks We Burn by Lee Jacquot

Amora Joy Orlov.

The thorn in my side, the bane of my existence. The woman with the loud bark and even harsher bite.

Cutthroat and defiant, she’s everything I don’t want, but exactly what I need. And as luck would have it, she also needs something from me.

A deal is struck; use each other until we both get what we want.

It should have been easy, and even easier to walk away in the end.

Somehow though, I’ve grown addicted to the pieces of herself she keeps hidden away, the little glimmers of the woman beneath the ruthless façade.

But the clock is ticking for the both of us, and in the end, it’s Amora who has to decide--

Hide behind the masks we wear, or burn them to ashes?

 

The Lies That Shatter by A.V. Asher

They say love never dies…

Devastated and lost, Former British Intelligence officer Alec McKinley knows he must move on. Still, he can't forget the love of his life. The woman he tried so hard to protect and failed. When Alec arrives at the trial that will determine the fate of those responsible for destroying his world, he discovers how deep the lies run.

Mercedes Elliott has suffered through a lifetime’s worth of trauma, but finally, the end seems near. The trial that could free her from witness protection is around the corner, which means Alec will be waiting for her at last. She can't wait to drop the charade she's been living. But when Mercedes returns, she finds Alec isn't alone and everything she thought she knew is a lie. There's no one left to trust.

Deceptions run deep, and Alec grows more and more desperate to protect Mercedes, even as she is slipping through his fingers. Can he keep her alive long enough to prove he has never forgotten her? Or will evil succeed this time…

 

Fine Line by Persephone Autumn

Jonas
My heart shattered the day my best friend married her soulmate. A man I will always envy.
Cora was never meant to be mine. But I never understood the reason why.

Until now.
Until Autumn.

When I enter the tattoo shop, Autumn is the last person I expect. A woman who garners my attention.
A beaming star in my dark sky. A woman who soothes my soul and glues my broken pieces back together.

For the first time in years, I picture no one except Autumn in my arms. And I plan to make it a reality.

Autumn
My heart learned envy on my friend’s wedding day. She married her soulmate, but also enraptured another man.
Not getting romantically involved with anyone is my fate. The hand life dealt me. A notion I came to terms with years ago.

But all that gets thrown to the wayside the day I meet him.
Jonas.

The night Jonas sits in my chair, I forget how to breathe. Forget how to do anything except smile.
He kickstarts my heart and teaches it a new rhythm. A rhythm I memorize and play on repeat.

For the first time in years, I throw all my reasons for staying single out the window. For once, I trust life has given me another chance at love.

…until the past comes knocking on my door.

 

Falling in Reverse by Julia Wolf

Ronan Walsh.

Delicious Irish accent. Built like a slab of marble. Infuriatingly controlling.

My new bodyguard...

All I want is to rock hard with my band, The Seasons Change, and finally live my life exactly how I please. No one telling me what to do, no constraints, total freedom.

Too bad I’ve managed to piss someone off.

Crazed fan or bitter ex, it doesn’t really matter, since the result is the same. My wings are clipped and I’m strapped to a bodyguard with steamrolling tendencies and a disdain for celebrities.

Everyday I spend with Ronan is a battle. For control. For independence. And most unexpectedly, with my own willpower.

Because Ronan doesn’t just want to protect me. He wants me in his bed too, and ceding my control to Ronan is more tempting than I ever imagined.

But I’m Iris Adler, a fierce-to-my-bones rocker. If Ronan Walsh really wants all of me, he’d better be prepared for the fall.

 

Bad Decisions by Sonia Esperanza

Are bad decisions anything other than exactly what they proclaim to be?

For Lacey Johnson, a bad decision is not even in the realm of possibility in her world. There's no room for it. Not with her living her dream as a full-time nurse and not with her mind already controlling so much of her on a daily basis.

For Samuel Rivera, the bad decisions have come to a halt. Returning home from college to take over the family business for his dad, there is no room for anything but clearheaded choices.

Lacey and Samuel, two people who would have never met under different circumstances, meet a second time and once out of their city and into the one claiming itself to be made of sin, one dares the other to make a bad decision and surprising both of them, the other goes through with it.

The thing about decisions, though, no matter how small or big, no matter how good or bad, they change your life forever.

 

Faking It with #41 by Piper Rayne

Fake.

Being the heir to Jacobs Enterprises, I’ve been around fake people my entire life. I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t change for anyone. Which is the only reason I’m a professional hockey player who lives on the beach and does as he pleases without answering to anyone—except my father.

And now, my daughter.

Being a single dad wasn’t in the plan but after a one-night stand who took off after the baby was born, this is my reality.

My dad’s been harping on me to quit hockey and join the company for years and now that I’m a father, he’s only intensified his efforts. Until he makes me a deal I can’t refuse.

Insert Lena Boyd, the Jacobs’ family PR rep. She’s beautiful and intelligent and not at all the woman for me—ask anyone.

My dad needs us to act happily engaged and sell the idea that we’re in love. If we’re successful I won’t have to join the family legacy—ever. Of course, I agree.

That’s when things get complicated. I thought I had her all figured out until I found out there was more underneath her judgmental sneers and eye rolls. It feels like everything is coming together for the future I really want—with Lena—until my past ruins everything.

 

The Strings That Hold Us Together by Kendra Mase

Truth or Dare?

Truth.

Katherine “Kit” Passin is used to being alone, and she's good at it. Or at least, she thought she was, until she arrives in Ashton as her aunt’s latest lingerie protege. Soon, Katherine falls deeper into the city's glamorous underbelly. Drawn to a crowd that forces her to come out of her shell, corsets aren’t the only things Katherine risks becoming tangled in.

Dare.

Jack Carver ran away from home eight years ago. Kicked out of school, in a string of unconventional jobs, and living in his best friend’s guest room after professing his unrequited love, Jack is further from his goal of becoming a professional photographer than he ever was. He happily masks his disappointment behind a cunning smile and knowing where all the best parties are. That is, until Kit is invited along on a night to remember, and he realizes the timid seamstress new to the city isn’t all he expected.

And everyone has truths they don’t want to share.

The Strings That Hold Us Together is a contemporary, found-family, slow-burn romance. Perfect for those in search of a steamy slow-burn with an emotional Happily Ever After, and plenty more stories to tell in Ashton.

 

Egotistically Yours by Hayley Faiman

He’s an egotistical playboy. She’s the mother of his son. Is it meant to be, or was it just for fun?

Laurent Astor was born rich. He’s always been the golden boy, the playboy, the party boy, and the boss’s son. He never imagined settling down. He never wanted marriage, kids, or the life that came with that.

Life has a funny way of changing your imagined plans, and Laurent just found out that he’s a father.

He’s watched what marriage looks like when it comes to his parents. He knows it’s full of lies, deceit, infidelity, and pain. He knows he doesn’t want any of that—not a single part of it.

Bethanie Clark is the one that got away, well, more like the one he pushed away.
She disrupts his life.

She fills him with happiness.

She’s everything he doesn’t want.

She is everything he needs.

Is he just playing house, or could this be real and everlasting?

 

Unauthorized Behavior by S.A. Clayton

Eli was my everything when we were eighteen. I wanted everything with him; the house in the suburbs, the white picket fence, and a bunch of kids. But life doesn’t always turn out the way you imagine.

Eli was never supposed to be a part of my adult life, he made that clear when he broke my heart and never spoke to me again. I spent most of my college years trying to forget him, yet here I am, weeks after getting divorced being surrounded by memories of him.

Little did I know, fate had other plans, and Eli would become much more than a memory. Yet the question remains, can I forgive him for breaking my heart all those years ago or will the past seep back into our lives and ruin we are starting to create?

***

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Jerk It by Lani Lynn Vale

Mavis always assumed that she would be in a hospital with the good drugs when her time came. Not in the middle of the road, with no one around but the damn town mechanic that hated her.

But there she was, having a rock star’s baby, with no one to rely on but the one that let it be known around every turn that she was a horrible person.

From the time that she met Murphy and became best friends with him at the age of eight, she knew he was destined for greatness.

But then her grandmother fired Murphy’s mom, forcing them to live on the streets, and making Murphy to realize that maybe they weren’t best friends after all.

Murphy loved Mavis.

At least, he had when he was younger, before she betrayed him.

From that moment forward, Murphy goes out of his way to stay the hell away from her, and always makes sure to never get too close. Even though everything inside of him screams to make contact.

When he moves back to town after being gone for five years, he tries his best to stay away.

But there she is at his CrossFit gym. Then having a baby on the side of the road. Oh, and breaking him a little more with each step she takes away.

Eventually, they find their way back to each other. The only problem is, by the time that Mavis makes her way back into his heart, it breaks. And not in a rhetorical way. In the ‘he only has days to live’ kind of way.

 

Hooked by Emily McIntire

He wants revenge, but he wants her more.

Once Upon A Time, there was a little boy.
His belly full of laughter, his life full of joy.
Until one day, something changed; stripped his innocence away.
The hole inside making space for the devil to come and play.
His dreams gone forever, he grew up way too fast.
An endless night of crocodiles, and watches made of glass.
He grew into a villain, the taste of vengeance on his tongue.
Craving to make his enemies pay for the misdeeds they had done.
Instead he found a darling girl, and refused to let her go.
For what better way to make the man pay, than to steal his little shadow.

*Hooked is a full-length, complete standalone and the first in The Never After Series: A collection of fractured fairy tales where the villains get the happy ever after. This is a DARK Contemporary romance (not fantasy) featuring mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised.*

 

The Outlaw by Jennifer Millikin

Bestselling author Jennifer Millikin delivers an emotional small-town romance about a misunderstood man and the woman who can set him free.

There’s a thin line between being a hero and a villain, and I’m well aware I walk right down the middle of it. My reputation precedes me, even when I’m making a bad choice for the right reason. This is how I wind up in the back of a police car late one night.

My infamous last name keeps my record clean, with a single caveat: community service at a ranch recently purchased by Jo Shelton. I think I’d rather go to jail than serve time with the woman who has made it clear she can’t stand me, even though we used to be friends.

Despite the tense atmosphere and how she keeps me at arms’ length, I show up every day, ready to work. Quickly I learn a valuable lesson: while it’s difficult being around someone I don’t like, it’s far more difficult being around someone I find myself intensely attracted to, but cannot have.

Because Jo, the woman who's driving me crazy with her quiet strength and beautiful face, is in a relationship. With a man who, I’d like to point out, is not out there getting his hands dirty on his girlfriend’s ranch. Possession is 9/10th’s of the law, and as far as I’m concerned, I’m currently in possession of Jo’s time and attention.

One day, the unexpected happens. Her blue eyes pierce my callused exterior, seeing deep down into a wound I work hard to hide. It’s in this moment, and so many that follow, that I become certain there’s no hope left for me. I’m in love with Jo, and I’m desperate to show her I’m someone worthy of her love in return.

Lucky for me, nobody rises to the occasion quite like an outlaw.

*Author's Note: The Hayden Family series is standalone, but for maximum enjoyment it is recommended they are read starting with book one.

 

Grand Love by J.C. Hawke

Our love was like a lightning bolt.
A pain in the chest that I couldn’t forget.

Nina Anderson ruined me for all other women, launching into my world and anchoring herself to my core.

She ran—she always ran.

Now she’s back, holding the tattered pieces of my soul in her fingertips and wanting more than I’m willing to give.

I don’t want her

I don’t trust her

But I need her

Our love is toxic, our words lethal, our bond—unbreakable.

But while we toe the line blindly, we both miss the demons we unveil with our light.

Demons that threaten to bring me to my knees.

Grand Love is book two of The Promise Duet. It is a Billionaire Contemporary Romance and contains themes suited to mature readers.

This book is part of a Duet and is not a standalone.

Fast Ball by S.A. Clayton

Fastball- Noun: A pitch thrown at or near a player's maximum velocity

Neither Josh nor Harper knows what their relationship would become, but over time they’ve relied on each other to pick the other when the world seems to want to keep them apart.

Nothing is ever easy when it comes to love and when secrets are revealed, relationships will be tested and the pressure might just become too much.

Their love is strong, but sometimes these things need to turn down so something better can rise from the ashes.

 

King’s Queen by Marie Johnston

When Aiden King asked me out years ago, I couldn’t believe it. Six months later, I went from mousy librarian to wife of the most wanted bachelor in town. Heck, in the state, probably the country. I moved from a trailer house to a mansion by the river.

Turns out, I shouldn’t have believed it. After years of being alone while Aiden put in long hours at the office, I learned his secret. He needed to marry for a year to fulfill his trust requirements, and the nerdy girl from the wrong side of the tracks was an easy target.

I never thought I’d be the girl asking a handsome millionaire for a divorce. Now, I just want to limp my pride back to my family and find myself again. I want to forget the question that’s eating at me. If he only needed to be married for a year, why has it been five years since we said I do?

***

Work has become my identity. I went into the family business and the responsibility is staggering. One mess up and people can die. I know that all too well and I’ve dedicated myself to doing better. I’m exceptional at my job. Meticulous. Dedicated.

But for a guy who’s such a perfectionist, I really messed up my marriage. It took Kate walking out to get me to wake up and realize what an empty existence I’ve built.

So what does a workaholic do when he realizes his work, and especially the money, means nothing to him? That there’s only one obsession he’s ever had, and she’s staying with her rowdy, overprotective family? Kate’s always been the only one for me. It’s time for this King to loosen his tie and win back his queen.

 

Horizon by Aria Wyatt

When hemispheres collide…

It started out innocent.

He was my older brother’s best friend. The teen who built sandcastles and splashed in the waves with me when I was a little girl. We’d collect seashells and build moats around our castles to protect the imaginary princess within. He was my Jake. I was his princess.

His summer visits to Australia became less frequent after scoring his first record deal, but I never forgot him. While the multiplatinum singer-songwriter traveled the world, melting hearts and panties with his lyrics, I filled a notebook with his name.

Everything changed when Jake flew in for my brother’s thirtieth birthday party. At eighteen, I’d come a long way from the girl he remembered. One lingering touch was all it took to ignite us. I kissed him, but he walked away. He was still on tour, I was about to start college, and let’s not forget my hotheaded brother.

But after graduation, when a New York internship opportunity lands me in the Brooklyn brownstone across from his, the ocean between us is replaced with a street.

Jake thinks he can’t have me—we’re different as earth and sky—but I’ll prove him wrong. Those five years of distance only deepened my ache. His demons don’t scare me. He’s everything I’ve ever wanted, and I know I can make him happy if he’ll let me.
I'm determined to try. After all, his old sweatshirt is not the only thing I’ve held on to for him…

When earth meets sky on the horizon, Jake Bennett, the King of Ballads, will be mine.

 

Follow Me Always by Helen Hardt

He unleashed the darkness in her…but it might cost them both.

Billionaire Braden Black has one hard limit in the bedroom. He doesn’t talk about it, and he doesn’t engage in it. But when his lover, Skye Manning, begs him for it, he has to face facts—while he may be able to buy her anything, he can’t give her this. Though he loves her desperately, he’s starting to worry their relationship can’t continue.

Skye Manning has fallen down the rabbit hole and become captive to her needs. When Braden asks her why she desires something so dark, and she finds she can’t respond, she knows she’ll have to come up with those answers on her own. She’s willing, but she wants something in return—Braden’s complete honesty about his past.

Because Skye is convinced her needs, his limits...everything is tied to this one secret.

Start this amazing series off with Darkly, Follow Me Darkly told from the hero's point of view, or spice up your reading with Braden's story any time while enjoying the Follow Me series.

Darkly (Book #1 in the hero's POV) can be read and enjoyed in any order!

Reading order of Follow Me trilogy:
Book #1: Follow Me Darkly
Book #2: Follow Me Under
Book #3: Follow Me Always

 

Promises and Pomegranates by Sav R. Miller

Elena
To most, Kal Anderson is a villain.
Harbinger of death, keeper of souls, frequenter of nightmares.
Doctor Death. Hades incarnate.
They say he stole me.
Usurped my fiancé and filled the cracks in my heart with empty promises.
Imprinted his crimson fingerprints on my psyche and tried to set me free.
They’re not wrong, per se.
Except it was my choice to stay.

Kal
To most, Elena Ricci is an innocent.
Goddess of springtime, lover of poetry, angel of my nightmares.
Little one. Persephone personified.
They say I ruined her.
Shattered her virtue and devoured her soul like a succulent pomegranate.
Embedded my evil as deep as I could possibly get and tried to set her free.
They’re not wrong, per se.
Except it was she who ruined me.

**Promises and Pomegranates is a full-length, standalone, dark contemporary romance based loosely on the framework/characters from the Hades and Persephone myth. It features mature themes, explicit scenes, triggers, and strong language. If you’re not a reader of the genre, this book may not be suitable for you. Reader discretion is advised.