Category: *Contemporary Romance

Private Property by Skye Warren

When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn't expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role.

His brother's death means he's now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She's lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree.

As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.

 

The Masks We Wear by Lee Jacquot

My mother tells me you can’t run from your past. You need to face it in order to appreciate the present and plan for the future. But I’d sell my soul not to deal with mine. It’s five foot four, has fake green eyes, and is the cause of all my torment.

When I knew her-when I loved her, she was just Liliana.

But now they call her Lily. The Queen of Emerald Falls.

She thinks she can bully me into silence. Make my life a living hell while keeping her prestigious status intact.

But a lot has changed in three years.

It’s time the Queen met her match.

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The Masks We Wear is a full-length, interconnected standalone featuring strong language, explicit sexual scenes, abuse from a parental figure, and mature situations that may be considered triggers for some. Reader discretion is advised.

 

Impassioned by Lea Coll

Mia
All I ever wanted was a family of my own.

Getting involved with Mason Arrington is a bad idea. Navy pilot, with a swagger, unlike any guy I’ve ever been attracted to before. He’s confident and aloof, but underneath that rough exterior, is someone who is struggling with so much more than meets the eye.

No matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to avoid him, or his family.

When he’s back from his deployment, the need to resist him grows even stronger than ever.

Even though Mason and his son look like everything I’ve ever wanted, I need to remember a family isn’t in the cards for me.

Mason
I need Mia Hatton.

I can’t ignore how beautiful she is, how outgoing, and caring. She’s the opposite of any woman I’ve been with. And there are half a dozen reasons why we probably shouldn’t be together.

Even when I’m flying fighter jets half a world away, I can forget about everything except Mia, who keeps inserting herself into my life with her messages, kind words, and updates from home. I need to detach but she won’t let me.

Can I convince her that she is worthy of love and this whole time she’s just been looking for that love in all the wrong places?

Impassioned is part of the Salvation Series World by Corinne Michaels. It's a cross-over between that series and Lea Coll's Annapolis Harbor Series.

 

When the Storm Breaks by Emery Rose

Our worlds never should have collided, but it seemed our paths were always destined to cross.

Brody McCallister was only supposed to be a means to an end. My golden ticket to get me closer to what I really needed—a way to make peace with what I’d done when I was eighteen, dirt poor, and left to fend for myself.

I only had six weeks in the middle of a hectic world tour to do it.
So the last thing I needed was to fall for a cocky cowboy. A walking contradiction with a charming grin, a dirty mouth, and a gift for healing wild and broken things.

His life was in Texas.
Mine was on the road.
He guarded his privacy fiercely.
I was constantly hounded by paparazzi.

Everyone warned me it could never work, that ultimately I’d be forced to choose—my music career or him.
I didn’t listen. I fell for him anyway.
Hook, line, and proverbial sinker.

But Brody was hiding secrets.
And when the storm finally broke, it destroyed everything in its wake ... including us.

 

Her Royal Fling by Jodie Larson

It was only supposed to be for a few days.

When Mr. Tall, Dark, and Sexy asks me to play tour guide to him and his friends for their bachelor getaway weekend, I’m helpless to resist. Then again, I’ve always been a sucker for an accent, piercing blue eyes, and a panty-melting grin.

Luke and I shared an immediate attraction. From the moment our eyes met, I was a goner. I would have done practically anything for a little more time with him.

Even wanting to be his three-day vacation fling.

Reckless? Maybe. Do I regret it? Not a chance – even if I can’t get him out of my head.

When a wedding invitation shows up at my door, it takes all of half a second to make up my mind to see the man I can’t stop thinking about.

Only I may be in over my head.

Royally.

 

North Star by Aria Wyatt

Lena

Alaska was a brutal hostess.

I spent three weeks lost in the wilderness with celebrity heartthrob, Wes Emerson. Sharing a tent with the Australian actor was one thing. Opening my heart? That was a totally different ballgame—and you guessed it—he won.

Wes is the embodiment of warmth, strength, and shelter. We forged a soul-deep connection in the face of peril and uncertainty.

Too bad our rescue was only the beginning.

When reality comes knocking, it hits hard. I’m an ordinary nurse from upstate New York. He’s a Hollywood A-lister who lives on a different continent. Our lifestyles are worlds apart.

What happens without Mother Nature to level the playing field?

Can our love withstand the noise, chaos, and media attention?

Wes and I conquered the Far North, but we discover wilderness can take on many forms . . .

Wes

Alaska changed me.

Irrevocably.

But it was Lena Hamilton who saved my life and transformed me into a better man.

Equal parts vulnerable and fierce, the snarky spitfire stole my heart within days of us meeting. She loves me for who I am—not what I can offer—and that’s something I’ve never had before. Lena is my true north, the woman I’ve been searching my whole life for. Now I need to prove my commitment across an ocean of differences.

The North Star shines brighter in darkness, but city lights and camera flashes have a way of drowning out the night sky. Sure, we were destined to spark and catch fire, but do we have what it takes to keep burning?

We survived the first leg of our journey, but it looks like Lena and I aren’t out of the woods yet.

 

My Beautiful Neighbor by Piper Rayne

Who’s the mystery woman who just walked into my brewery?

I’m not the only one from my Alaskan small town asking themselves that question. But I’m positive, I’m the only one in Sunrise Bay undressing the pretty blonde in my head. Everything about her, from her make-up to her high heels says she’s a fish out of water.

Whispers and speculations run rampant until the secret of who she is gets uncovered. Then the rumor mill goes into overdrive when she announces she’s staying to open a bookstore in the building next to mine—throwing a big wrench into my plans to buy that empty building.

I quickly find myself in a tug-of-war since my business partner/brother is upset she’s ruined the opportunity to expand our business. I try to keep my distance, but I’ve got one sister with a gossip column on the local radio station and two meddling grandmas setting me up as a tour director.

And now I kind of like the idea of our new neighbor staying. But small-town life isn’t for the weak—time will tell if she has what it takes to be one of us.

 

Michigan for the Winter by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a heartwarming and hilarious standalone romantic comedy...

Ryan Finan needed a change of scene.
No more warmth. No more wooing. No more women.
Needing to get over what the last woman did to him, he’s fled to Michigan for the winter.

A secluded cabin, a wood stove, a bottle of scotch, and guaranteed solitude are all he needs… until Winna Madden recklessly collides into his path—and other parts of him. With her fresh beauty, captivating awkwardness, and far too much talk of freshly jerked meat, Ryan struggles to give his temporary neighbor a necessary cold shoulder.

Having lived in this neck of the woods all her life, Winna knows the gorgeous recluse isn’t prepared for a Michigan winter—nor for the kinds of harsh truths it brings. She’s determined to be a good neighbor—no matter how much he grouses.

As temperatures plunge, their walls tumble down faster than the snow. Soon, the only thing left is a wild desire burning between them.
But Ryan’s stay always had an expiration date. When it arrives, will he walk away? Or will the warmth he found with Winna tempt him to stay?

 

Eastern Lights by Brittainy C. Cherry

I once met a man on a cold Halloween night. He dressed as a superhero, and I dressed in red. For one night, I was his break from reality, and he was the temporary fix for my broken heart.

Two years later, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to become a senior editor at one of the biggest magazine companies in the world. The only catch? Nail an exclusive interview with New York’s finest bachelor: Connor Roe.

To the rest of the world he was becoming one of the wealthiest men in New York City. To me, he was simply my once upon a time superhero.

My job was to get an exclusive interview with New York’s hottest bachelor. Never in my life did I expect him to want an exclusive with my heart, too.

The only problem with my growing feelings for him? I was set to marry his new business partner.

 

Legend by Tracy Lorraine

I made one mistake…

And she made one phone call that nearly destroyed my life.

I’ve spent the past year plotting my revenge and imagining all the wicked things I’d do to her when our paths finally crossed again.

I just had no idea it would be so soon.

The last thing I expected when I re-entered the world was to find myself right in the middle of hers.

The girl who betrayed me, the snitch who ruined me—here for the taking.

While she’s been oblivious here in Rosewood, I’ve been trapped in hell.

Better watch your back, Harley Hunter.

You’re about to be owned by a Legend.

Dear Reader,

Legend is the highly anticipated final book in my Rosewood High series. It's a dark bully high school romance with the high levels of angst, steam, and emotions you've come to expect from my boys!

 

King’s Treasure by Marie Johnston

Broke, jobless, and stranded in Las Vegas on Valentine’s Day, I am forced to call my parents for a bailout. Again. A pampered princess and wannabe environmentalist, I know I’m a cliché and would do anything to change it. So when I meet Xander, a struggling photojournalist with absolutely nothing in common with my domineering, millionaire parents, I know just where to go next:

A wedding chapel.

But when I wake up the next day, my matrimonial rebellion comes with an unpleasant surprise. My husband is no penniless globetrotter—Xander King is the son of a billionaire oil tycoon, and my parents couldn’t approve of the match more. Now the only thing that could shock them would be a quickie divorce…except my new husband has a proposition for me.

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I take one look at Savvy and know I could spend the rest of my life with her. The feeling is mutual…until she figures out who I am. I didn’t mean to hide my identity, and I thought a desire to get out from under the weight of familial baggage was something we had in common. But with Savvy just moments from proposing divorce, I offer her the one thing I’d been ready to walk away from:

A trust fund worth millions.

All Savvy has to do is stay married to me for a year and then she’ll get half—except I have no intention of letting her go after 365 days. I’ve spent a decade running from my father’s disapproval and my brothers’ successes. Now I’m willing to spend a lifetime convincing the woman I love to stay put by my side.

 

Surrender by J. Saman

The saying goes, you can never fully put your past behind you.

But that’s exactly what I’ve been trying to do.
One night of chaos nine years ago changed everything for me.
I lost my family. I lost my home. And I vowed never to let a man be the guiding force in my life again.
That is until Kellin Shaw walks back into it.
A sexy and intriguing stranger I barely knew; he has no idea how closely tied he is to my past all going wrong.
A man so impossible to resist I don’t even know how to begin trying.
But he’s got secrets of his own. A dangerous air about him that both thrills and terrifies me.
If I were smart, I’d run from it all instead of allowing myself to be lured in deeper.
What happens when you surrender yourself to someone who has the power to destroy you?

A second chance at love romantic suspense from the Salvation Society world.

 

Saint by Ruby Vincent

It’s a common story. I’m sure you can guess how it goes.

Girl winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
She witnesses four gods of beauty and brutality murder some poor sap, and she’s stupid enough to get caught.

Come on. You know what happens next.

You know they tracked her… me… down.
I don’t need to tell you that they claimed me. Ripped me from my safe, perfect world and bound me in chains to their throne.
All of that is obvious.

It’s the part where they corrupted me, dragged me into their world of death and destruction, made me theirs in every way I didn’t know was possible, and I became a soldier in a war that will bring all of Cinco City to its knees…

…that’s when it gets interesting.

Saint is a dark contemporary why choose romance. This is book one in the series and features language, dark themes, and sexual scenes. If you're cool with that, dive in!

 

The Experiment by Amy Alves

*** A fake dating, neighbors, small-town romance ***

Emma embraces small-town life after leaving her old life and baggage behind. Embodying the social skills of a pineapple and coping mechanisms that veer toward avoidance, the start of her new life journey is bumpy. Determined to have the life she's always secretly desired, Emma sets her sights on self-improvement, fulfillment... and her hot neighbor. Delving into the dating world with a history devoid of emotional connections, how does a woman who has never had a boyfriend gain relationship experience?
Maybe the answer is right next door.

Jess just wants his family to stop trying to change the way he lives his life. They don’t know why he no longer commits, why feeling that spark of something real makes him run the other way. He can’t trust his heart, so it’s best to ignore it. Until his quirky neighbor proposes an experiment. He’ll be her dating coach, and she’ll be his fake girlfriend.
When that spark appears, it’s only a matter of time before their whole experiment explodes.

THE EXPERIMENT is a 100,000 word small-town, steamy, slow-burn romance, with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a HEA. The Landry Love Series is a set of interconnected, standalone, small-town romance novels.

 

My Twist of Fortune by Piper Rayne

Two aching hearts. A meddling small town. A second chance.

It’s not a new story. Wife finds out husband’s been cheating on her and she packs up her four kids and heads back to her hometown, Sunrise Bay, Alaska.

Yeah, not a fresh start, but thousands of miles away from my ex will do just fine.

I’m prepared for the cold weather, the early snowfalls, and dark days and nights. What I’m not prepared for is coming face to face with my ex’s cousin and for the same feelings from twenty years ago to ignite like the flame never went out.

It doesn’t take long before people are whispering about the widowed Hank Greene and me. But we both have children to think of this time around. Then again, Hank knows what it’s like to be a single parent and sometimes those damn dimples of his make it hard to remember why we can’t be together.

 

Out of Alignment by A.K. Evans

Parker Banks is a creature of habit.

Unfortunately, her schedule isn’t going according to plan. After experiencing one of the worst weeks of her life, the last thing she needs is some guy thinking he can fix her problems.

Nash Stevens is all about precision. An industry-leading chassis tuner, he’s partly responsible for the record-setting cars coming out of LT Motorsports.

When carefree Nash spots a frustrated woman one morning, he tries to offer advice. Following a hostile encounter, Parker and Nash go their separate ways. But a few days later, Parker finds herself face-to-face with the man she scolded.

Only, this time, he needs her help.

Embarrassed, Parker tries to apologize for her behavior. Despite her sincerity, Nash doesn’t seem receptive. And that’s when Parker realizes she should have appreciated when things were out of alignment.

Because now she can’t get Nash out of her head.

 

True North by Aria Wyatt

Lena

I’m a woman in exile.

Well . . . okay, maybe that’s a little extreme. My boss called it a temporary leave of absence, right before he offered me a promotion on my way out the door.

What does one do with two weeks to kill and big life decisions to make? If you’re me, you hop a plane to Alaska for a solitary retreat.

I wanted silence and tranquility. The time and space to think. I wasn’t prepared for what I got: THE Wes Emerson.

The Australian actor is too gorgeous—and too irresistible—for his own good. An infuriating mix of cocky and charismatic, he’s made it his mission to antagonize me.

But no matter how much I want to believe his flirting is genuine, I’m not stupid. Let’s be real, Wes is way out of my league, and I’ll be an afterthought as soon as this vacation is over.

Wes

It was supposed to be a guys’ trip.

Just me and my best mates at a remote lodge in Alaska’s Far North. They promised a breather from the stifling attention. Nature. Seclusion. Two weeks with no cameras, no autographs, and definitely no women.

Tell that to the snarky New York nurse who snagged the resort’s last vacancy.
Lena Hamilton is the wildcard I never expected to be dealt.

She’s got a dirty mind and a smart mouth. She doesn’t just rattle my cage, she bites back, pushing buttons I didn’t know I had. Her soft heart and fiery spirit make me ache for things I’ve sworn off for years. Something more. Something deeper.

Lena doesn’t believe I truly want her, but when we find ourselves at the mercy of the Alaskan wilderness, she has no choice but to trust me.

 

Built to Fall by Julia Wolf

“You’re perfect for this job, Claire. He won’t want to sleep with you. You’re not his...type.”

Dominic Cantrell has been famous almost as long as I’ve been alive, but he remains a dark, volatile mystery.

I know why I was hired to handle Dominic’s PR while he’s on tour. It’s not because of my experience—I have next to none. It’s because I’m safe. Plain, quiet, shy, with more-than-ample curves, I won’t distract him.

What I didn’t count on was Dominic distracting me instead. I shouldn’t be so drawn to him. He’s too old for me, too closed-off, and definitely too angry, but I’ve been a good girl for far too long.

Why can’t I be just a little bit bad, especially when my rock star fantasy is so willing to corrupt me?

Our fling has an expiration date at the end of the tour. No strings, no feelings, no heartbreak when it’s over.

I tell myself I won’t fall. But I don’t know if I’m built that way.

 

Hate Me by Ashley Jade

A Stepbrother Bully Romance

I'm the whispers in the dark you can't ignore.
The bully you can't run away from.

I'm the tormentor who makes your life a living hell.

The villain you love to hate.

I'm the vicious stepbrother sleeping in the next room.

The one who knows all your secrets.

And I'll stop at nothing to make you pay.

WARNING: This book is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language, sexual content, and dark elements.

 

Follow Me Under by Helen Hardt

She gave him control in the bedroom. But is she losing control of her identity?

Dating Boston’s billionaire bachelor has opened up a new world for Skye Manning. Opportunities are suddenly everywhere, her new career is flourishing, and she experiences luxury she’s only seen in the pages of magazines. So why does she feel like she’s losing herself?

Braden Black never meant to fall for Skye, and he still tries to resist a relationship he knows he’s not wired for. But not only has Skye awoken something inside him—he’s stirring something dark and forbidden inside his Cinderella. Something even he can’t control…

The Follow Me series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Follow Me Darkly
Book #2 Follow Me Under

 

Sweet Tooth by Persephone Autumn

🍭 Steamy romance
🍭 Double life
🍭 Alphahole
🍭 Strong heroine

Max

The night I enter The Sophisticate, I never intend to leave. Especially after she graces the stage and hypnotizes the crowd. Hypnotizes me.

Rules are rules. And the rules say look but don’t touch. I won’t defy, but it doesn’t mean I won’t toe the line.

That is until I meet Tami. Her fire and determination make me question every principle I have in place.

Tami

When I join a new gym, the last thing I expect is to drool over the instructor. But I do.

Max may be temptation and sin in a beautiful package, but I don’t date. My number one hard and fast rule.

They say rules are meant to be broken. And who knows, maybe they’re right. I may not break the rules. But what happens if they bend?

Bent rules create fractures.
Fractures lead to cracks.
And cracks split a heart in two.

**Sweet Tooth contains content that may trigger some readers.

 

Amorevolous by Liberty Freer

Since finding out I’m Anna Westling, a stolen princess who was raised as a commoner, I have a new family, new enemies, and unyielding obstacles.

I’ve never been a problem solver, rather choosing to “wing it”, but my present situation is unique, requiring focus and effort.
I have a plan in place and intend to win the game that I’ve been forced into. The players are merciless, but so am I. Each move I make has purpose, moving me closer to the finish line and away from secrets and lies. This is my life and I’ll be damned if I let anyone take it from me.

This is the second book in the Savage Princess duet.

 

Mister Chance by Katie Rosabel

VICTORIA
It takes balls to open a matchmaking agency a few blocks from mine and I found out my business rival doesn’t lack in the department.
But if he thinks he can show up in my city and become the new matchmaker King of San Diego in a flash, he is completely mistaken.
I refuse to let Alexander win over my city, my clients and even less my heart. No matter how charming his dimples are, how sweet his words are, or how sinful his looks are.
If war is what he wants, then, a war is what he'll get!

ALEXANDER
It takes determination to run a business and I found out my business rival doesn’t lack in the attitude.
But if she thinks she can scare me away with her cute threats, she is kidding herself. I came to San Diego for a fresh start and I intend to stick up to my plan.
I refuse to let the supposedly matchmaker Queen of San Diego bring me to my knees. No matter how adorable her firmness is, how sexy her ardor is, or how tempting her body is.
If playing is what she wants, then, bring on the game darling and take a chance on me!

 

Besotted by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes an unrequited enemies-to-lovers standalone romance...

Eve Williams is a hopeless romantic.
Wearing her heart on her sleeve, she’s certain she’ll know her fairytale prince when she meets him. And when a ruggedly handsome cowboy with brooding Texan charm moves to town, Eve finds herself completely besotted.

Little does she know that while Miles might be charming, he’s no one’s prince.

Miles Madison learned the hard way that serious relationships will ruin you, and Eve has serious written all over her. So, when she pursues him, Miles douses her hopes and walks away, because forever doesn’t exist in his story.

After months of ignoring her unrequited crush, a misplaced yoga class puts Eve right in Miles’ backyard, disrupting his series of one-night stands and solitary life plans. And when the man who can only give one thing can no longer resist the woman who wants everything, the idea of forever is no longer out of reach.

As their undeniable attraction cracks through Miles’ hardened heart, something unexpected happens—something that will either bond them forever or tear them apart for good.

 

How to Rebuild by A.K. Evans

At the height of her professional success, Elise Flynn never imagined a fateful oversight would leave her on the verge of losing everything she’s worked so hard to achieve.

Caught up in the drama that has her life unraveling, Elise misses her flight home. With the ensuing fallout, Elise can’t hide her devastation… not even when she spots a handsome stranger sitting at her gate.

Kieran Decker knows about longevity. One of the most respected engine builders in the industry, Kieran’s motors are built to last. It’s his attention to detail that keeps engines performing at their best.

When Kieran spots the distressed woman waiting for the same flight, he can’t help but approach her. Needing to unload her worries, Elise shares her troubles with the man she never expects to see again.

Only, she does. And by then, it all has come crashing down. That’s when Kieran steps in and shows her how to rebuild.

 

Black Clouds of Cotton by C.M. Radcliff

Ander was never a part of my plan but when he came tearing into my life, I welcomed his destruction with open arms.

Our demons danced in the darkness together to a haunting melody of their own.

But Ander craved the poison that he injected into his veins and in the end, that was the only thing that mattered.

Contrary to the popular belief: love does not conquer all.

His love for heroin won.

His love for me died.

Or so I thought…

One fateful night, one detrimental accident.

That’s all it takes to shatter my already fragile world.

He’s come back to ruin me what’s left of me.

And even though I shouldn’t be, I’m ready for his pain.

 

Playing For You by Aurora Paige

She’s a curvaceous vixen who owns the hottest lounge in Los Angeles.

He’s a sexy hockey goaltender who plays the game off the ice more than on.

What happens when a one-night stand becomes more?

Twenty-eight-year-old, voluptuous, Filipina-American, Arianna Santos has the hottest spot in LA nightlife. When her grandfather has a major stroke and there’s a low chance of recovery, she inherits from him the worst team in the National Hockey League, the San Francisco Storm. Without knowing anything about hockey or running a hockey franchise, Arianna needs to prove to the all-boys club that a well-educated, minority female owner has a place in the industry. The Storm General Manager insists that she learn about hockey from the new goalie, Blake Collins.

Tall, toned, and hazel-eyed, Blake Collins has the swift moves on the ice as the California Crusaders goaltender, continuing the Collins goalie legacy of Stanley Cup Championships his father and grandfather established for the team. When a knee injury affects his game and attitude on the ice, he gets transferred to the San Francisco Storm as their only hope of making it to play-offs. As the player with the most knowledge and skills passed from generations of great hockey players, Blake is forced to teach the new knows-nothing-about-hockey owner, Arianna Santos, about how the hockey world works.

Blake and Arianna’s animal attraction to each other gives them a passionate one-night stand in LA that doesn’t end as they expected. Will their reunion cause a riff in the organization? Will they both play nice to one another for the sake of the team?

 

Our Italian Summer by Jennifer Probst

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new women's fiction novel featuring three generations of Ferrari women who need to heal the broken pieces of their lives...and one trip of a lifetime through Italy.

Workaholic, career-obsessed Francesca is fiercely independent and successful in all areas of life except one: family. She struggles to make time for her relationship with her teenage daughter, Allegra, and the two have become practically strangers to each other. When Allegra hangs out with a new crowd and is arrested for drug possession, Francesca gives in to her mother's wish that they take one epic summer vacation to trace their family roots in Italy. What she never expected was to be faced with the choice of a lifetime. . . .

Allegra wants to make her grandmother happy, but she hates the idea of forced time with her mother and vows to fight every step of the ridiculous tour, until a young man on the verge of priesthood begins to show her the power of acceptance, healing, and the heartbreaking complications of love.

Sophia knows her girls are in trouble. A summer filled with the possibility for change is what they all desperately need. Among the ruins of ancient Rome, the small churches of Assisi, and the rolling hills of Tuscany, Sophia hopes to show her girls that the bonds of family are everything, and to remind them that they can always lean on one another, before it's too late.

FURY by Tracy Lorraine

I’m infuriated by my feelings for her...

They’ve held me captive all this time.

I might have been the one that walked away, but that doesn’t mean I’m not still haunted by her—by what I did to her.

But that’s the thing about ghosts… they always return when you least expect it.

My stepsister was an outlet for my pain, but everything has changed.

Now I’ve got nothing to lose.

If she thought I hated her the first time we met, then she’s about to get a shock.

The rage I felt didn’t compare to the fury that now consumes me.

I might be empty, but I’m going to show her how it feels by taking away everything she has... one painful piece at a time.

 

A Co-Worker’s Crush (The Rooftop Crew, #6) by Piper Rayne

Three tattoo guns.
Five motorcycle tires.
Countless T-shirts.

That’s what I lost before I realized nothing good comes from dating my co-workers.

Usually, I don’t have much self-control. So, the fact that Frankie Grant is a hot, talented tattoo artist means it’s a damn miracle she hasn’t already been in my bed. But nothing can happen between us because Frankie comes with Jolie, her young daughter, and a crap load of baggage from her ex. And those are two things I never entertain.

Anyone who knows me—the screwed up foster kid from the wrong side of the tracks—knows I’m not the guy you take home to meet your parents, let alone your kid. But I also know what it’s like not to have parents, so things get complicated when Jolie asks me to be her daddy.

I might as well just slash my own tires now.