Category: *New Adult

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.

 

In Silence She Screams by Amo Jones

Love will never die if it exists on the lips of death. I often thought about this while I was locked inside my Doll House in Patience. Groomed every second of every day, they made sure to cover all of the darkness lurking in my soul with the false guise of perfection. The soul is fickle. Naked to the public eye and only visible to the owner, a soul bleeds every time it’s put through pain. But when that’s hidden, it spreads. The trick is to protect it from reaching your brain.
It was too late for me.
Until I met them.
One was an Elite King.
One was a Brother of Kiznitch.
Both were liars.
I’m Lilith Patience, The Sorcerer of Death and daughter of one of the most feared organizations known to man. After being thrust into the notorious world of Midnight Mayhem, I found myself coiled around a past that I want to forget and a future that could destroy me. I love two men, and they love me as much as they love each other, but when the demons of my past tighten their grip around my throat, will I finally let them strip away the layers of perfection to get to my rotten, withered soul? Maybe.
Or maybe they’ll die trying.

 

Riot Kings by Ruby Vincent

A secret lies at the heart of this town. At the heart of my tragedies.
And I won’t stop until I find the truth.

Unfortunately, I can’t count all the obstacles in my way.

The battle between the Crows and Bedlam Boys is heating up.

No one is safe. No one is innocent.

Every move to protect the people I love brings them closer to danger, and I never thought that list would include the Bedlam Boys.

They’re falling for me.

Bringing me deeper into their world where I’ve never felt so safe and protected.

All I want is to beat back the shadows creeping into our lives.

But the more I discover, the more I begin to wonder if the person I can’t trust is myself.
Riot Kings is a dark contemporary reverse harem romance. This is the second book in The Bedlam Boys series. The release date will be brought forward.

 

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.

 

Heart Starter by Michelle Hercules

My plans were simple. Graduate from college, get a job, and not worry anymore if I can make next month’s rent.

It turns out I might have a shot at getting drafted to play in the NFL, and nothing will distract me from that goal.

I didn’t count on Sadie Clarkson wrecking my plans. Our first meeting was explosive, to say the least. Now I can’t stop thinking about her sassy attitude or sexy mouth.

On top of being a distraction I don’t need, she’s also the coach’s daughter and off-limits.

But forbidden fruit always tastes better. She might cost me everything I’ve worked for, and yet, I’m willing to risk it all. My sanity. My heart. My soul.

 

Fight by Montana Fyre

Liam

When I make a promise, I keep it.
She underestimated me when she left. She thought if she put distance between us, I would give up and move on. Oh how mistaken she was.
It wouldn’t have mattered where she ran, I always would have found her.
There’s something about Ariah that makes me a mad man. It sends me off the deep end and makes me do things I never would have for anyone else.
Like send a PI across the world to find her.
Fuck. She made it hard for him. She knew the recourses I had at my disposal and she hid like her life depended on it...which it did.
Too bad for her I found her. Living her perfect little life with her friends and that idiot boyfriend of hers.
I knew I was going to fucking love tearing everything she loved away from her.
And all she would have left was me.

Fight is the conclusion of Ariah and Braxton’s story from Flight. Fight cannot be read as a standalone and should only be read after reading Flight.

Trigger Warning: This book contains violence and readers discretion is advised.

 

Ruckus Royale by Ruby Vincent

The town of Bedlam was born of rioters, revolt, pain, and murder.
Over a hundred years later, nothing has changed.

A shadow clings to our lives. Stalking, watching, waiting, taunting, and killing. And when it struck, I wasn’t ready.

I have to play their game now. Catch them, kill them, before Ruckus Royale or they’ll claim another sacrifice.

The trouble is a new band of outlaws are in charge, and Arsenio, Cairo, Jacques, Legend, and Roan don’t take well to people ruining their fun.

On the one night a year where anything goes, mayhem will sweep through the streets and the Kings of Ruckus will rule.

I have my orders. A life to save and a life to take.

And when my punishment comes for framing the Bedlam Boys, I’ll welcome it. I’ll let them bind me, chain me, and strip me of the sweet, innocent girl I never got to be.

Under their twisted, scorching love I will atone for the crimes paid and the ones still to come.

In the end, Bedlam will be brought to its knees to bow before its first queen.

 

Dirty Curve by Meagan Brandy

You know how in college there’s that one guy everyone wants to be?

That’s me.

I’m the top dog.
The number one.
The big man on campus.

Some say those things are solid wins.
My new tutor would disagree.

My title means nothing to her.
My status lost on her.

And now my mind? That sucker is stuck on her.

She was told to make our sessions priority over all, to drop everything when I need her, and come to me. She does.

But I don’t want to steal her time anymore.
I want to earn it.

If anyone can do that, it’s me.

I’m Tobias Cruz, the king of the curveball. I don’t lose.
Not the game, and surely not the girl.

Little did I know, this girl has a secret...and it’s the dirtiest curve yet.
___

From USA TODAY & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Meagan Brandy comes an all-new standalone romance set in college about a hotshot pitcher and the girl who never saw coming.

 

Shattered Star by Maris Ella

Shattered Star is the second book in the broken series, written from the first point of view by both main characters. This new adult romance is sweet, spicy and everything in between.

A year has passed and so much has changed. Diana is no longer the invisible girl she once was in high school. An important decision helps her gain a new outlook on life and she’s working up to be a stronger version of herself, one that is less damaged. Veronica made it loud and clear she will do what it takes to get what she wants and Diana is over it, over her. Ace, the man she thought would never break her, left her in pieces. He left when she needed him the most, but leaving her was never in his plan. When he finds out he’s been deceived, he makes it his mission to win back the one girl who stole his heart. If only he knew where he could find her. And when he does, will she be the same girl he remembered? Will his determination be enough to heal her broken heart?

Warning: Mature/sensitive content, language, and explicit sexual scenes. This is the second book part of a three book series, therefore, it ends on a cliffhanger.

 

All In by Ashley Jade

You're my exception.

You were my anomaly.

Until you broke me like a promise and shattered me with your lies.

I told you I’ve destroyed everything that's ever been mine.

You hurt me.

I know.

I should have told you the truth.

I should have walked away.

Tell me how to fix this.

You can't. Broken things never work as good as they used to, remember?

Wanna bet?

You're not funny, Holden.

I'm ...more

 

Redemption by Ruby Vincent

Valentina

The only thing I know for sure is I don’t know anything at all.

Zeta Rho Sigma was never just a sorority and I was never really in control. A point they drove home when they toppled the final chess piece.

The man I love is gone. A wall of silence and blank faces surround me. Every day I sense I’m getting tangled tighter in someone’s web.

I will find the truth.

I will get him back.

And the Sallys and Sams will be brought to their knees.

Ryder

Now, I’m pissed.

Redemption is a reverse harem college romance and a continuation of the Evergreen Academy series. This is the final book in the series and features language, dark themes, and sexual scenes. If you're cool with that, dive in!

 

Burn it Down by J. Wolf

I’m the smart girl with my nose constantly in a book. The one with the level head who never breaks the rules…until I do.

And wouldn’t you know, the one person who knows about my case of temporary rebellion is the last one I’d ever want to find out.

Gabe Fuller might be Savage River High’s class clown, but as far as I’m concerned, he’s a villain in disguise. Once upon a time, I gave him my heart, but our ending was no fairytale.

As the keeper of my darkest secret, Gabe thinks he owns me. I’ll play along because I have no other choice, but I’ll never bow, and I definitely won’t fall…no matter how good his hands feel on my curves.

 

The Edge of Chaos by J. Saman

You know that awful moment when you realize you accidentally slept with your best friend's older brother?

I met him on my last New Year's Eve in New York. Sparks flew. Madness ensued. And after the hottest night of my life, I ran out on him.
Three years later he and I come face-to-face again.
Now do I not only learn his name but realize the heat between us hasn't dissipated for a second.
Thankfully, I'm a woman who can spot his type from miles away. Especially when my friend goes on to explain just how off-limits her older brother is. A player who has wrecked her friends' hearts a time or twenty.
He doesn't agree.
In fact, the gorgeous and persistent man believes we should pick up exactly where we left off three years ago.
Sorry, not gonna happen. My life is already filled with more chaos than I can handle and the last thing I need is some hot playboy adding to it.
Only he turns out to be so much more than I expected. Intoxicating and impossible to resist—all over my place, his stairs, it doesn't matter. We're insatiable.
Now I just have to figure out how to keep my heart out of the game.
Not so easy to do when he's determined to win it.

 

Cakewalk by Sundae Leighton

"I don’t want to see your face around here again.”

I fully intended to stay away from the Knights of Kingston High as instructed. I was safer now, or at least that is what I tried to tell myself even when the horrible nightmares made me to wake up screaming. Or when the pain I caused them followed me around when I was awake.

I was determined not to return until I had no other choice. You simply do not say no when it comes to the Knights.

When I suddenly find out that I’m not who I thought I was, that everything about me is a complete and total lie, I’m not sure who I can trust anymore.

Are these five boys really my friends? Or will they turn out to be something much worse?

 

Broken Hearts by Rebecca Jenshak

She’s a figure skater. He’s a hockey player. Things are about to heat up on the ice.

Rhett Rauthruss is single for the first time in six years. He’s fresh off a long-term, long-distance relationship and ready to make the most of what’s left of college.
Party with his boys, get to the Frozen Four with his team, and maybe play the field for a change.

Sienna Hale knows a thing or two about heartbreak. She’s a college athlete about to skate for the last time, and nothing is going to throw her off course. Not her worries about finding a job after college, not the whispers of last year’s accident on the ice, and not the cute hockey player who keeps asking her out.

They think they want different things, but when it heats up between them, there's no denying they have something in common--even if it's just for a night.

 

The Masks We Break by Lee Jacquot

Love.

It’s the most widely used deception in the world. It creates weakness within the mind, leaving rooms for distractions, and threatens to hinder my goals of success. I won’t allow something as inconsequential as love to get in my way.

Even if it means pushing away the only one who’s ever made me feel something.

Remy Solace.

She’s a dangerous distraction.

She’s the sun, threatening to incinerate the darkness from my soul, and keep me from focusing on what really matters–what I’ve always wanted.

And while every fiber of my being knows I need to stay away, I can’t help but wonder...

What good is a knight without a queen to protect?

••••••

The Masks We Break is a steamy, opposites attract romance. It does contain certain situations that some readers may find triggering.

While it is considered a standalone in the Emerald Falls Series, it is advised to read the first, The Masks We Wear, to enhance your reading experience.

 

Curve Ball by S.A. Clayton

Curveball- Noun: Something which is unexpected, surprising or disruptive.

Josh Anderson always prided himself on his work ethic. He’s never met a challenge he could notice, but Harper Stevens is something he never expected to have to work for. Yet, he’ll work as hard as he can to prove to her just how much she means to him.

Harper Stevens knows Josh is unlike any man she’s ever known. She craves him more than she wants to admit, yet her past seems to hold an invisible hold on the future she craves so much.

Both will be faced with hurtles neither expected. The question is, will they be able to work through them together or will it tear them apart and shatter everything they’ve created.

 

Time Exposure by Persephone Autumn

Thirteen years ago, I abandoned the love of my life.
Thirteen years ago, the love of my life vanished without a word.

Fate has given us another chance.
Jealousy is trying to rip us apart.

I refuse to lose her again.
Will he actually come back to me?

Cora said words mean nothing. Not unless I back them with actions.
I will flip my world upside down. Relinquish everything. All for her.

Gavin said he will fix everything. Fix us. His promises are unreliable.
Until I see it with my own eyes, hope is not an option. My heart can’t handle it.

Fate brought us back together, but time and distance change people.
Can we overcome our obstacles? Will our love stand the test of time?

 

Paint My Soul by Art Sapphire

Harlow

I was the spoiled little rich girl with absent parents
He was the uptight art teacher
We were never supposed to be
But we were
It was against the rules
But we broke them

Maddox

She was a lonely spitfire
I was a closed off a**hole
We weren’t supposed to take it this far
But we did
I wasn’t supposed to love her
But some rules were meant to be broken

Contains themes of age gap, student teacher romance, and unique tattoo artists. Steamy scenes and HEAs are guaranteed. All are accepted in the Rule Breakers chosen family. If these things bother you, feel free to skip.

Rule Breakers is an interconnected series. While each book can be read as a standalone, it is better to read in order. All of the relationships can be seen throughout the series.

 

Brutal Blueblood by Becker Gray

They call him the ice king.

Owen Montgomery is arrogant and unfeeling--with cold, haughty manners and a British accent sharper than any knife. I've been secretly in love with him for years, knowing there's no way he could ever notice me, the scholarship girl. The poor girl. Until that night in Ibiza...until that night we taste each other's kiss for the first time, and I learn what hot hungers the ice king keeps hidden from public view.

It's also the night when I discover that after three years of sharing classes and even friends, Owen still has no idea who I am. None at all.

Pride stung, I vow to focus only on myself and my future in publishing. But little do I know that I've awakened an obsession in Owen that will soon outgrow the halls of Pembroke Prep and spill over into the real world.

Owen wants me, and he'll stop at nothing to have me. And soon I find myself with an impossible choice. Do I pick the future I always wanted for myself?

Or do I choose the blueblood whose kisses are as brutal as his love?

 

Through the Ashes by J. Wolf

I’ve never fit in, but I have no desire to stand out either. I was perfectly fine hanging in the shadows, but my choice to remain anonymous is taken from me.

I’m thrust into the spotlight. His spotlight.

Asher Beck is a golden god at Savage River High. Football star, whip-smart, and popular, we don’t belong in the same hemisphere, let alone circle. But underneath that perfection is a darkness he only reveals to me.

I have no idea what I did to capture Asher’s attention, but he is relentless in his pursuit. The problem is, I can’t tell if he’s trying to break me or own me...and I don’t know which I want more.

Broken boy meets broken girl.

Author's Note: Through the Ashes is a high school bully romance with mature themes and dubious situations some readers may find offensive. If heroes who are golden on the outside but dark as night on the inside aren't your thing, this book isn't for you!

 

All the Beautiful Things by Stacey Lynn

She’d been betrayed too many times to hand over her trust.
I’d lost too many people to love too easily.

Together, we were a mess. A constant struggle for peace. Yet it was in each other we found everything we were looking for.
Until tragedy struck and I feared the worst.
Pushing her away would have been the best. Kept us safe and unshaken.

But it was too late. My little fighter had determined what she wanted, and she was willing to go down swinging to finally earn her happily ever after.
It was her determination that kept us together, even through the worst of it.
And when we finally made it to the other side, I knew…

All the ugly things we’d survived could lead to something beautiful.

Promise to Love You by J. Saman

Henry Gauthier: Bassist. Gorgeous. My brother’s best friend. And the man who destroyed my heart.

He’s also the man I grew to hate after a one-night stand went horribly wrong. I’ve spent the last three years successfully dodging him like a bullet.

Now, fresh out of a bad relationship and living in a new city, I finally feel like I’m starting to get myself together. And when an opportunity to produce Wild Minds’ newest album presents itself, I can’t help but jump at the chance of a lifetime.

Even if it comes with a caveat.

Three weeks in Hawaii, an impossible to meet deadline, and Henry Gauthier.

Eden Dawson: Spitfire. Stunning. My best friend’s sister. And the bane of my existence.

I’ll be the first to admit three years ago I messed up. I shouldn’t have touched her.

Sort of like now. Because my best friend, my bandmate, made me promise that when it comes to his baby sister, I keep my hands to myself.

Only a woman like her is impossible to resist. And before I know it, despite my best efforts, we’re doing all manner of dirty things to each other.

We vow this only a temporary fling. Promising that no matter what, love is off the table.

Now, I have to make sure two things don’t happen. One, I don’t break my promise to her. Two, her brother doesn’t find out I already broke the one I made to him.

 

Hooking Up with Mr. Wrong by Ellouise Liston

College was supposed to be the start of something new ... and boy, was it!

I saw my college experience in my head: studying for my dream job in one of the big 5 publishing houses, hanging out with my friends, being there for my sister and enjoying my new dorm room ... but nothing would’ve prepared me for my new dorm neighbor.
Blue eyed, six foot pain in my butt!

You think I’m kidding? Ha!
Well let me tell you:
1. He plays his music too loud and turns it up when I try to study
2. He steals my favorite booth at the local diner
3. He purposefully chases away my dates
And what’s worse?
4. One drunken night of weakness leads me to getting knocked up by him.

Try having a baby with someone you hate, I dare you.

 

The Deception You Weave by Tracy Lorraine

I never could hide from him.

Kane Legend always finds me.
And now he’s found out the truth.

The dark secret I’ve been hiding, the one that’s been slowly poisoning me from the inside out.

The pain of the words falling from my lips, is nothing compared to the look of devastation in his eyes. Or the rage that follows.

The way I thought he hated me back then is nothing compared to the damage he can do now.

His revenge is vicious. Cruel.
And I’m reminded of my deception at every turn.

But everything isn’t always as it seems. I’m not the only one with secrets. And his have the power to ruin me...

This time for good.

Dear Reader,
The Deception You Weave is the second book in Letty and Kane's trilogy. This book is a dark bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alphaholes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.

 

Savage Queen by Alley Ciz

I grew up a queen among men.

Proud.
Strong.
Royalty.

I’ll do anything for the ones I love, even if it means allowing myself to be forced from my kingdom.

I may be stuck having to play Samantha St. James inside the gilded halls of my new school, but I’ll always be Savvy King at my core.

Now Jasper Noble and his merry band of douchebags expect me to yield.

That’s funny.

They think they’re tough.
Gods among men.
I know they’re nothing but ordinary bullies.

With threats coming from all sides, my adversaries will come to learn—I don’t bend the knee for false kings.

 

Heroin Stained Hearts by C.M. Radcliff

After a terrifying health scare, Ander is finally getting the help he needs.
He’s running out of options and needs the treatment.
The only thing is, he hasn’t been honest with Hadley.
One truth leads to a cascade of events that all circle back to one thing… Ander’s addiction.

Life is never easy and the road to recovery is paved with shattered glass.
Hadley’s in love with an addict that harbors more secrets than Pandora’s Box.
Ander is in love with the girl that deserves more than he can give her.

Their love was built on a mountain of lies and broken promises.
When it all comes crashing down, will their love survive?
Or will they finally fall apart?

 

Through the Lens by Persephone Autumn

She was my first love.
He was my first everything

Circumstances stole her from me.
Circumstances made him abandon me.

But the past is the past. And we are no longer kids.

Cora Davies is the one that got away. The one I wanted to keep forever.
Life threw a wrench in our plan. Tore us apart. Shattered our hearts.

Gavin Hunt is the one I handed my heart to. The one person I saw a future with.
Until it was ripped away. Crushed. Scattered in the wind.

Now... fate is giving us another chance. To live the life we once dreamt of.
Unfortunately, not everyone believes our reunion is for the best.

 

Brutal by Ruby Vincent

The nature of the game has changed.
But my feelings for my guys haven’t.

As the search for Kieran intensifies, the battle between us reaches its pitch. And in every fight, Brutal shows up to win.

My silent, savage love has his own reasons for starting this war, and nothing will get in his way.

Something we have in common.

I will defeat the undefeatable Brutal. I’ll bring him into my loud, chaotic world and make him mine.

In spite of the Kings.

In spite of Kieran.

In spite of the ledger.

Brutal will bend his heart to me.

I’ve never lost a fight either.

 

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

 

His Royal Plan by Jodie Larson

How did my life spin this out of control?

What was meant to be the trip of a lifetime has devolved into utter heartbreak.

The man I thought I was falling in love with believes the worst of me, thanks in part to his scheming mother—the evil queen.

It seems as though her sole mission is to tear us apart, and she’s using every dirty trick in the book.

Lies, deceit, subterfuge…this isn’t what I signed up for. I don’t care about the title or the prestige.

All I want is Luke.

How fitting that another lie is what I’m told will save us. My prince says he has a plan in place. To be patient. To wait.

But I’m not sure my heart can take much more.