Category: *Suspense

Silent Target by A.K. Evans

Shielded.

That’s what Sydney Ryan has done with the secrets of her past. Never wanting anyone to know the truth, Sydney has kept everything bottled inside.

All she can do now is conceal her secret and carry her guilt. Unfortunately, someone else knows exactly what she did.

And they’re out for revenge.

Vaughn Archer knows there’s more to Sydney’s need for defensive and tactical training than just plain curiosity. He can hear the desperation in her voice and see the fear in her eyes. Eyes he’d risk his life to protect.

Working with a man as irresistible and charming as Vaughn, Sydney soon finds herself falling for him.

But when vengeance comes knocking, she wonders if remaining a silent target was a wise idea. Maybe some secrets are better off revealed at the start. Because now, Sydney may never get the chance to tell Vaughn the truth.

 

Fighting Conviction by Greer Rivers

Devil
They call me Devil.
But I’m haunted by the deaths I’ve caused.
That’s why I’ve hidden who I am.
A failure.
I control everything or I fight to block it out.
If I don’t care, I don’t lose.
But my defenses don’t work on Ellie.
I saved her once. Now she’s learning to save herself.
If only teaching her how didn’t test my control.
She’s my friend’s sister.
Warm. Light. Innocent.
That’s what I need to remember.
All I want is to fuel my angel’s desire.

Ellie
He calls me angel.
But I’m no one’s saving grace.
I hate what I am.
A victim.
I lost so much before Devil found me.
And I’m afraid of losing what’s left.
But fear made me a coward.
He saved me then. Now he’s teaching me to save myself.
If only he didn’t make me lose control.
He’s my brother’s friend.
Cold. Dark. Forbidden.
That’s what he wants me to think.
All I want is to feel Devil’s burn.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Fighting Conviction is the second novel in the Conviction series of interconnected standalones. There is an overarching plot throughout the series, but the couple in this book get an HEA with no cliffhanger.

**The Conviction series should be read by mature readers only (18+) and contains sexually explicit scenes, along with descriptions of human trafficking, drugs, strong language, and physical and sexual violence. Reader discretion is advised.**

 

Memories of You by J. Kenner

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Security series…

Hollywood consultant Renly Cooper is fed up with relationships. His recent breakup with a leading lady played out across the tabloids, and the former Navy Seal is more than ready to focus on his new position as an agent at the elite Stark Security agency. He’s expecting international stakes. Instead, his first assignment is to protect one of Damien Stark’s friends from a stalker. A woman who, to his delight, turns out to be one of his closest childhood friends.

After a foray into online dating puts tech genius Abby Jones in danger, she needs a bodyguard, and her business partner, Nikki Fairchild Stark, enlists help from Stark Security. When the assigned agent turns out to be her best friend from junior high—and her first crush—she’s thrilled to discover he’s even more delicious now. She hopes one sexy night can turn into more, but Renly is firmly in the friends-with-benefits camp.

As the threat to Abby increases, she tries to keep her growing feelings for Renly at bay. But as the sparks between them burn even hotter, can they go from friends to lovers when the first order of business is simply to keep Abby alive?

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

 

Mercer by Ruby Vincent

Saint, Cash, Brutal, and Mercer are everything to me. A fact I should not have let slip.

A battle rages and only the last man standing claims victory.

I must take back what's mine amid deception, lies, and a city-wide gang war laying waste to all in its path.

The question is will the men I love be standing with me?

Mercer is a dark contemporary reverse harem romance. This is the final book in the series and features language, dark themes, and sexual scenes. If you're cool with that, dive in!

 

UnCage Me by Hayley Faiman

Pamela is not like most girls. She hasn’t been waiting excitedly for her eighteenth birthday. She’s been dreading it with every fiber in her being, trying to figure a way out.

As the princess of the Donkey Punchers MC, eighteen does not include freedom. Instead, it’s the exact opposite. It’s an unimaginable hell.

Jaguar doesn’t know much, but he knows one thing, and he knows it well—betrayal. He’s been a traitor to the only family he’s ever truly had, and he hates himself for it.

He cannot be the man who deserves to breathe, let alone be welcomed back to the Savage Beast MC clubhouse. If he’s ever going to atone for his actions, he knows that he has to do something huge to help his brothers.

Things aren’t exactly as they seem. A man on the brink of death. Destruction and war on the horizon. Relationships tested, unsure if they will hold the weight of the world around them.

Two people scared of the uncertain future, yet when they collide, one caged bird is finally set free, and the other discovers that being bound is exactly where he needs to be.

*INCLUDES: UNCHOKE ME

 

 

Collateral Damage by A.K. Evans

Claimed.

That’s what Camille Bennett becomes when she crashes into the arms of Deacon Archer.

Camille didn’t have a plan when she attempted to fight off a random attacker, but responding well under pressure has never been her strong suit either. She was merely grateful someone who could handle the heat happened to be nearby.

Deacon doesn’t hesitate to spring into action when a frantic woman begs for his help. No sooner does he get her to safety when Deacon decides that Camille is the perfect woman for him.

If only she felt the same.

When Camille is attacked again, she has no choice but to turn to Deacon for help. He entertains her request, knowing full well he intends to make sure this never happens again.

Just as things start to heat up between them, Deacon's temper begins to flare. But it’s hard to remain composed when it becomes evident that Camille’s attacks weren’t so random after all, and the woman Deacon is falling for could end up as collateral damage.

 

Dream Spinner by Kristen Ashley

In this steamy and emotional contemporary romance from a New York Times bestselling author, two damaged souls must overcome the pain of their pasts to have the love they've always dreamed of.

Hattie Yates has finally met the man of her dreams. Yet years of abuse from her demanding father have left her petrified of disappointment. She’s already failed to reach her goal of becoming a professional ballerina—she can’t handle the terrible consequences of another dream becoming a nightmare. But when a stalker sets their sights on Hattie, there’s only one man she dares to hope can help . . .

Axl Pantera knows Hattie is the only woman for him. Yet despite the attraction burning between them, Hattie refuses to let him in. The former soldier is determined to woo her into letting down her walls. And when danger comes calling, he’s up against more than her wary and bruised heart. Axl will do anything to prove to Hattie that they’re meant to be, but first, he’ll need to keep her safe.

 

Bloody Kingdom by Kayleigh King

This isn’t a fairytale.
I dethroned Prince Charming long ago.
They call me the King of darkness and death.
Ruler of the underworld.
My reign is ruthless, my word is the law.
If I want it, I take it, regardless of the bloodshed.
But then she walks into my life.
I don’t want her, I need her.
She can fight, she can beg, but her fate is sealed.
Until her debt is paid, she’s mine.
She ran from her old life, but she can’t outrun me.

Welcome to my Bloody Kingdom, Quincey Page

Bloody Kingdom is a twisted fairytale retelling with paranormal elements. It is not suitable for all readers due to the sexually explicit scenes, strong language, and physical and sexual violence. Please consider this before one-clicking.

 

 

The Missing by Kiersten Modglin

They disappeared…
That was just the beginning.

When five strangers are abandoned on an island without any idea where they are or whom to trust, their nightmarish new reality begins to unfold.

Someone is lying.
Someone is hiding a terrible secret.
They’d all do anything to get home… Wouldn’t they?

As the group struggles to uncover the truth about their mysterious whereabouts, only one thing is certain: every choice they make on the island will affect the others.

And when they uncover a strange note with a chilling revelation, the group begins to question everything they thought they knew. If they want to make it off the island alive, they’ll have to discover who brought them there and why…before it’s too late.

 

My Cruel Salvation by J. Kenner

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Don’t miss the final exciting and romantic chapter in Devlin and Ellie’s love story.

He’ll keep her safe, no matter the price.

Investigative reporter Ellie Holmes has uncovered billionaire Devlin Saint’s dark and dangerous secrets, and he has both stripped away her protective armor and tamed the wildness within her. Bound by a shared past and the hope of a blissful future, they grow even closer, each exposing more of themselves as their love deepens.

But now that Devlin’s true identity has been publicly revealed, old enemies appear, intent on destroying Devlin. And while he vows to enlist all of his resources to protect her, Ellie soon realizes that the only way to save them both is to take the last, final step to fully join Devlin in the dark.

 

365 Days by Blanka Lipińska

The sexy and deeply romantic internationally bestselling novel that inspired the blockbuster movie.

Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On the second day of their trip, her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don Massimo Torricelli, who is determined to possess her at all costs. Massimo has his reasons. During an earlier attempt on his life, a vision appeared before his eyes: a beautiful woman, identical to Laura. After surviving the attack, he vows that he will find the woman in his vision and make her his own. No matter what.

For 365 days, Massimo will keep Laura captive in his palatial estate and attempt to win her heart. If she doesn’t fall in love with him during this time, he will let her go. But if she tries to escape at any point, he will track her down and kill her entire family.

Soon Laura develops a fascination with her handsome and powerful captor. But as a precarious, risky relationship forms between them, forces outside their control threaten to tear them apart...

 

In Plain Sight by S.A. Clayton

In Plain Sight is part of Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle Universe

Aria

I always wanted to be independent. But having a Navy SEAL for a brother and grandparents that hovered, it was nearly impossible. Then my grandparents died and my brother got deployed, leaving me alone for the first time in my life.

That's when I met Carter, and everything changed.

Carter

I was only supposed to watch her. I was never supposed to talk to her, get to know her and crave her the way I did. I knew getting involved would causes problems, I knew falling for her was a mistake but I did it anyway. Damn the consequences.

But what happens when reality comes crashing toward my fantasy? Will Aria understand or will I lose her forever?

 

Line of Fire by A.K. Evans

Protected.

That’s how Kaia Banks spent the better part of her childhood. Raised by an abusive father, Kaia relied on her older sister to keep her safe.

But Kaia’s all grown up now. And when her relationship places her in the line of fire, Kaia takes matters into her own hands.

Remi Archer is no stranger to surprise. As part owner of Archer Tactical, it’s his job to prepare himself and others for unpredictable situations.

Unfortunately, no amount of training will prepare him for Kaia.

When the gorgeous woman requests he train her, Remi can’t say no. But once Remi uncovers the truth about why Kaia needs to defend herself, he realizes it’s the moment he’s been preparing for his entire career.

And he’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who has stolen his heart.

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!

 

The Gargoyle and the Gypsy by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a sexy, suspenseful contemporary romance with a dark fairy tale twist...

Deformed. Dangerous. Damned.
One night ripped my life away and left me a monster—the scarred gargoyle of a man who lived in the stained-glass shadows of a crumbling cathedral, selling my soul in order to seek vengeance on those who destroyed my life.
Until one day, the chimes I heard weren’t from the bell tower of Notre Dame, but from the bejeweled gypsy invading my space.

Though she swears her research is legitimate, her beauty shimmers with secrets. I can’t trust glittering eyes that aren’t repulsed by me, nor the tempting smile that is laden with lust. I can’t trust her.
So, I’ll watch and wait… and ignore how her sharp wit and bewitching charm scorch the shackles of my restraint and enchant me into her fire.

I’ll uncover the truth before she gets too close. Before she sees the broken man beneath the scarred beast. And before I give into her temptation.
She’s a threat to everything I’ve worked for—a threat to my cathedral and a threat to my revenge. And, most dangerous of all, a threat to my stone cold heart.

 

Wild by Kenzie Macallan

She leaped into a war zone to get the story. He’ll endure hell to bring her home. Sparks fly, but will romance die on the wrong side of a bullet?

Security firm owner Sean Knight always follows the action. So the former Navy SEAL doesn’t hesitate to head to Afghanistan to extract a world renowned hacker. But when he finds his childhood best friend is being held captive, old feelings come flooding back and he’ll protect her with his life.

Investigator reporter Jess Wilander doesn’t lack courage. So when she discovers her sister’s been kidnapped by an Afghan warlord, she agrees to write an article on him in order to stage a rescue. But her plans go sideways when the man sent to get them out is the guy who secretly broke her heart.

As Sean seeks a way to free everyone, his growing attraction to the one regret from his past threatens to jeopardize the mission. And though Jess yearns to share her heart with him, she struggles to trust he won’t betray her again.

Can these friends become lovers and make it out alive to finally find happily ever after?

WILD is the first book in the pulse-pounding Deep 8 romantic suspense series. If you like steamy scenes, action-packed plots, and love rising above violence, then you’ll adore Kenzie Macallan’s scintillating tale.

Add WILD to you TBR list and go on an international adventure!

 

UnWreck Me by Hayley Faiman

Avah only wants self-sufficiency and security. She doesn’t know love, has never been in a relationship, and she’s okay with that. After all, it’s hard to give your heart to someone when your body is for sale to the highest bidder.

She knows herself, or at least she thought that she did until a man walks into her life that turns her entire world upside down.

Hawk isn’t necessarily in good standing with the Savage Beast MC. He knows that he has quite a bit to atone for. And he plans on doing just that, no matter how much his club and daughter fight with him on it.

When he sees Avah, he knows that she is not part of his plan, but you know what they say about best-laid plans...

He cannot have her.
She should not want him.
They know what they deserve and what they clearly do not.
They were wrecked by life a long time ago.

Two people who should not be drawn to one another. One is a murderer. The other an escort. They can’t stay away from one another. They know they shouldn't, but nothing can stop them.

*INCLUDES: UNBIND ME.

 

Poppy’s Revenge by Lynda Throsby

Book 2 in The Pain Series. You need to read book 1 as this is a follow on.
18+

After being left for dead, buried alive, Poppy’s alone with nowhere to go, no money, no ID, nothing. She’s a fighter, she knows she will survive.

She’s done terrible things to her twin sister, but now she needs to exact her revenge on Blaine once and for all, and that means Primrose gets hurt in the process. With the help from an unexpected source, she grows stronger by the dhttps://iscreambookblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Poppys-Revenge-by-Lynda-Throsby-cover.jpgay and puts action to her plan for revenge. Will she do it, will she get her revenge?

After watching Poppy strike her twin sister Prim from afar and leave her for dead, Blaine vows to get Poppy once and for all. He failed to kill her, he’s failed Prim twice now, failed to protect her from her own sister, Poppy. He doesn’t know what she’s got in store for him, but she’s out to get her revenge one way or another. He needs to watch his back and get her first.

Will it finally be over? If so, for who?

 

The Waking Place by Emerald O’Brien

From the author of Follow Her Home and What She Found comes a heart-clenching and atmospheric psychological suspense novel that will keep readers guessing until the final page.

Givers must set limits, for takers have none.

When Lane moves in with her beloved uncle Donnie after his dementia diagnosis, she drops everything to take care of him. After her sister arrives unexpectedly, Lane is hopeful for more help. Instead, she watches as Cece leads a carefree life despite their uncle's rapid deterioration, and resentment begins to fester.

As one sister grows bitter, the other harbours a dark secret. Cece's wild and spontaneous life is far from what it appears...

Fearing for Donnie's safety as he begins trying to leave the house after dark, Lane forces herself into a reckless pattern of sleepless nights. But a mistake leads to a series of disturbing events and a big decision for Lane.

When Uncle Donnie's menacing son gets word his father will be placed in long-term care, he returns to his childhood home with questionable motives.

And after a terrible accident, Lane is forced to turn to a sister she no longer trusts to hide the evidence, crossing lines they never thought possible.

This family's secrets are to die for...
But will they have to kill to keep them?

 

Betrayed by Dr. Rebecca Sharp

Six years ago, in order to save her own life, Addison Williams had to die.
Returning home, she started over and never looked back. Until now. After a local interview about her business goes viral, bad things start happening. So, she turns to the only man she trusts—the man who helped fake her death.

Ace Covington knows the situation is serious when independent Addy returns to the doorstep of Covington Security with a plea for help. But it doesn’t take long for her stubborn streak to shine through.

Addy insists on being part of the investigation. Ace knows it’s too dangerous for her to get involved. A testy compromise results in a roommate situation where the only thing they can’t argue over is the attraction burning between them.

When the demons from Addy’s past come looking for the woman who cheated death, Ace will risk everything to protect her and prove her betrayed heart is always safe with him.

 

Cash by Ruby Vincent

They ripped me from my safe, perfect world and bound me in chains.

Now it's Cash's turn. The cold, hard, analytical leader has a problem he needs me to solve, and he's not asking.

I'm driven deep into the world of cons and corruption. I can't tell if anything around me is real. Least of all the smiling, pleasant people.

Someone is playing us for a fool, and it might be me.

The time will come when I have to make a choice: Right or wrong?

Love or money?

Me or Cash?

All I know is, one way or another, the war between us will end.

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

 

Twisted Cravings by Cora Reilly

As the youngest brother of the notorious Falcone clan, Adamo grew up surrounded by blood and violence. Drugs soon became his way of coping.

Becoming a Made Man like his brothers was his destiny but never his passion. When he becomes the organizer of his family’s successful illegal street races and one of their thrill-seeking drivers, he finally asserts his own path in the harsh mafia world.
His purpose isn’t the only thing Adamo discovers on the fuel-soaked roads he calls home…

Dinara Mikhailov is the only female race driver and hard to ignore. Not only because of her flaming red hair and ruthless driving style, but also because the Bratva princess is allowed to drive in enemy territory.

Soon Adamo and she find themselves entangled in a passionate game that goes beyond the race track. Yet, both haunted by events in the past, their dark cravings put everything on the line.

As what they crave the most, comes with a brutal price.

 

Temptation at the Lake by Erin Swann

It was to be two months of recuperation. My massage therapist was supposed to be a woman.

Jordan
Being a woman on the force was tough enough. Then, I caught a bullet in the leg while taking down the bad guy. The Captain pulled my badge. Internal Affairs will be fair, he said. Fat chance of that. To avoid the media, I packed up to recuperate in the place I remembered being the happiest: the small town of Clear Lake.

My doctor’s orders were two months of physical therapy before my next checkup. The stretching, massage, and exercise would be tough if I was going to get in shape to be back on the force by then.

I expected the sunshine and clean air away from the city to make it all bearable. What I didn’t count on was him. Casey Benson became the devil driving my therapy. I alternated between hating the man and being seduced by him.

His pull was magnetic, but I didn’t understand the danger of a fling with this devil.

When I get pulled into his orbit and the town feud, everything changes.

Casey
Life had settled down. People in town had mostly forgotten about my past. I was the go-to guy when they needed help with fitness goals or injuries. Even the feud between our family and the Pollocks had cooled off.

Jordan’s arrival however upset the balance in my life. It was my job to help her recover from her injuries. She needed the right therapy, including daily massages, and I was the man for the job. Was it my fault that she thought Casey was a woman’s name when she booked me?

She had a job to get back to, but until then we could forget our past problems in each other’s company. Every minute with her, every word, and every touch became a drug I couldn’t get enough of.

When my little sister re-ignited the feud between our families by dating Lee Pollock. The fights between my brother Waylon and young Pollock escalated from words to bruises, to blood. Then Lee went missing, and my family all became prime suspects.

Events soon force an impossible choice, but I have to find a way to save Jordan.

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

The Clear Lake Series follows the backcountry Bensons of Clear Lake as they deal with a disappearance in town which shatters the tranquility of their community and puts them in the cross-hairs of the local police chief.

 

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.

 

On His Six by Rachel Robinson

A continuation of Flash Bang (book 1) in the Summit Seduction SEAL Duet. Not a standalone.

Maeve Ahern

No one ever really starts over. They drag their overweight suitcase filled with a haunting, dead fiancé and unzip it in a new location. That’s just facts of life. At least, it’s my life. Sure, I moved to Colorado for a fresh start, but my past with Rexy looms in every corner light doesn’t touch.

My career as a pediatric physical therapist is the only thing I have left, and I pride myself on being the best in the field. It’s why I moved to Colorado to open my own practice. Men aren’t even on my radar, but then again, Turner isn’t a man, he’s my adorable, six-year-old patient. His father, though? He’s everything I swore off. A swaggering, muscle filled, creation similar to the one I lost.

He’s a Navy SEAL. A military man. A heartbreaking blunder I can’t make twice.

Unfortunately, whenever he steps into the room, all I see is light.

Lincoln Wilds

Single parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s constant chaos, and the maddening sense of abandonment always lurks in the background. Turner’s mother left us a month after he was born—vanished into a dark, drug-fueled existence. My military career suffered during his infancy stage, but I’m finally working my way back to some semblance of normalcy.

I just got my own squad at the SEAL Team, when Turner falls off the monkey bars and shatters his leg. Just another hiccup in our complicated life. He needs a skilled physical therapist to help him walk again, but when I meet Maeve, something about her disorients me completely.

Maeve Ahern is a walking, talking flash bang.

 

Sweet Sacrifice by Sav R. Miller

Fiona

I learned long ago that not all heroes wear capes.

Some don masks and armor to hide their battle scars.

Others are irreparably broken.

Princes without kingdoms.

Kings without crowns.

I tried to fix the hero of my story.

But I’m afraid I’ve only made things worse.

Boyd

I learned long ago that all people bleed evil.

Some don harsh wit and beauty to hide their truths.

Others are inescapably lost.

Princesses without castles.

Queens without subjects.

I tried to slay the evil in my story.

But I’m afraid some demons are permanent.

★★★

Sweet Sacrifice is a dark age gap, brother's best friend romance. It is not recommended for people with certain triggers. Reader discretion is advised.

Book 3 in the King's Trace Antiheroes series - Sweet Sacrifice can be read as a complete standalone, however reading the first two books in the series is highly recommended.

 

The Roommate by Kiersten Modglin

He thought his life couldn’t get any worse…

Wesley Gates is down on his luck.
He’s drowning in debt.
His demanding career isn’t letting up.
And, to top it all off, after years of ignoring their failing marriage, his wife has had enough.

Heartbroken and in desperate need of a place to stay while he gives his wife the space she’s asked for, Wes is shocked when he runs into a familiar face from his past. As they catch up, Wes quickly learns his old classmate has an extra room and a non-existent social life. He can’t help feeling grateful to spend time with someone who remembers who he was during their glory days, long before his life fell apart. So, when Elias offers to rent out his spare bedroom, it seems like the answer to all Wes’s problems. Wes takes his old friend up on the offer without hesitation.

Living with someone you barely know is better than living with a stranger… Isn’t it?

But soon, Wes realizes moving in with Elias may have been a mistake.
Between the wild mood swings, strange occurrences, and total disregard for his new roommate’s privacy, Wes begins to wonder if Elias will be his savior or his worst nightmare.

When his wife reveals devastating news that destroys the final bit of shaky ground Wes was standing on, his new roommate may be all he has left.

Maybe that’s what Elias wanted in the first place…
Or maybe it’s all in Wes’s head.

Elias invited him in…
Will Wes ever be able to leave?

 

Concede by Kathy Coopmans

For years, I pretended to be something I’m not. Drowning the beast living inside of me in copious amounts of alcohol and women. Not that I complained.

And then Victoria Hughes walks back into my life, and took me by surprise.

The woman stunning me clear out of my mind the minute my mouth touched hers.

After tragedy strikes and knocks her off her feet, I expected her to come to me, yet she didn’t. She pretended we’re nothing. But I see her. I’ve watched her, and she’s fighting grief while battling an all-consuming need for vengeance.

If anyone understands that, it’s me.

Deep down, she knows the only way to ease the pain is to give in to me and let justice bleed from her enemy’s veins.

And she will. I’m the type of man to make sure of it.

But there’s a problem. We have no idea who the enemy is. All we know is they want to destroy The Diamond Empire.

 

Got Your Six by J.S. Wood

Going home was definitely the last thing on my to-do list. I left my hometown with too many ends untied and now, years later, I had no idea how to fix any of it.

Leaving gave me the chance to breathe and gain perspective on my past. It gave me a chance to make a better life where I dedicated myself to helping others. But I hadn’t helped the ones that truly mattered, the ones I’d left behind.

It was time to start.

Back home, in the town I fought so hard to leave, I find myself scraping together apologies, mending mistakes, and attempting to move forward in the best way I know how.

It isn’t until I’m home that I find a piece of myself I didn’t even know was missing. A piece that had been so integral to my existence before I up and abandoned her.

It was time I made it right. It was time to make Delaney Torrez mine.

 

Wicked as Lies by Shayla Black

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He’s reckless. She’s forbidden.
And he’s done caring that she’s the enemy.

Chase “Zyron” Garrett left a bloody stint with Uncle Sam for the personal security business. His employment agreement forbids hookups with co-workers, which isn’t a problem—until Tessa Lawrence, the office secretary and single mom, is harassed by her vengeful ex-boyfriend. Zy is assigned to protect her, but the moment he meets the gorgeous blonde, those contractual restrictions tighten around him like a noose.

Tessa Lawrence is alone in the world…except for her newborn baby, and she’s determined to survive without anyone’s help. Then Zy walks through her door. Fiercely protective yet tender, he’s everything she wants in a man, lover, and father for her daughter. But he’s totally off-limits. If she falls for him, she’ll be fired.

When a teammate is captured and the enemy predicts their every move, it’s clear they’ve got a mole. The bosses task Zy with discovering their traitor, and all clues point to the woman he’s losing his heart to. With danger lurking, he’s caught in a tangle of unquenched need and searing betrayal. Will their love be the greatest casualty of all?

 

Escaping Conviction by Greer Rivers

Jason
I’m not letting her go after this.

I left the love of my life when she needed me most. I thought I was saving the world, but instead I lost everything.

Now I need her.

My sister is missing and I'm suspect #1. Without Jules as my defense attorney, I would be locked in a cell instead of trying to save my sister. Once I find Ellie, I’m never letting either of them out of my sight.

There’s no way I’m making that mistake again.

Jules
He’s just like every other client.

The man I thought was the love of my life, ghosted me when I needed him most. I’d like to say he was the one that got away. But no. He’s the bullet I dodged.

Now he needs me.

His sister is missing and he’s being charged with her kidnapping. He thinks we can mend what he broke. But I can’t trust him.

There’s no way I’m making that mistake again.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Escaping Conviction is a suspenseful, second chance romance with legal, military, and dark themes. It is the first in the Conviction series of interconnected standalones which have an overarching plot throughout the series, but no cliffhanger for the couple in this book.

**While Escaping Conviction has an HEA, this read is not for the faint of heart. The Conviction series should be read by mature readers only (18+) and contains sexually explicit scenes, along with descriptions of human trafficking, drugs, strong language, and physical and sexual violence. Reader discretion is advised.**

 

Sancte Diaboli: Part One by Amo Jones

The Devil comes with baggage, and not the kind you can lose. I was two years old when he saved me. I didn’t understand much at that age, but I remember the pale boy with hair as dark as ink, saving me from two evils. He said he would protect me; I just didn’t know he meant from himself. I was raised in the arms of evil, tailored for the Devil like a custom Armani suit, and every day he wore it like a weapon. Brantley thought by keeping me locked in his manor that it would protect me, and it did.
Until it didn’t.

As I slowly adapt to The Elite Kings Club and the dark, sinister world that exists around the outlaws in suits, I come to learn that the monster everyone fears is the very same one I crave.

Like a prized trophy, I sit on his throne…
Something quite pretty, an object he owns…

She’s a porcelain doll, so shiny, so clean…
Something I want to polish, but to never be seen…

The time has come, I am in his world…
Now his Dea, can be admired by all…

The thing with porcelain is it’s fragile and delicate…
It would only take a second for me to eradicate it…

 

Reckless Road by Christine Feehan

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Refuel your passion with a new installment of the Torpedo Ink series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

While Gedeon "Player" Lazaroff is one of Torpedo Ink motorcycle club's roughest members, he's also one of the calmest. Little rattles Player, except for the times his gift gets the better of him. When that happens, he has to just lie down in the dark and hope for the best. But on a night when he's on the verge of losing it, he meets a woman who manages to soothe his fractured mind.

Zyah is a striking, ethereal beauty who seduces him with every word and move. Their night together is one of pure, exquisite bliss. But when Player gets confused and thinks their intimate encounter was nothing more than a dream, his careless dismissal leaves her humiliated and angry.

Now, Player will have to devote his every breath to convincing Zyah to give him a second chance. Because she might be the only one who can save him from himself....

 

Tarnished Lies and Dead Ends by MariaLisa deMora

Wildman learned a long time ago that trust in others wasn’t healthy and might not lend itself to a long life. Blind trust gave a man false confidence and could get a man dead. His first experience in a club told him only a twist of fate would determine if that ending came quick—or slow. It took being brought into the Incoherent MC to overcome his beliefs, and he came to learn that his patch brothers of the IMC were his only allies. Then, in an instant, everything changed. A flash of lightning, shadows on a wall, blood on his fists—and a beautiful woman on her knees. His life would never be the same.

Justine LaPorte had been born MC royalty. Daughter of Justice Morgan, sister of Davis Mason, she thought she’d fought free long ago. Justine had focused on carving her own path, becoming the antithesis of everything any MC stood for—including her brother’s beloved Rebel Wayfarers—carrying her federal badge with pride. Then a federal investigation puts her in harm’s way, and she finds herself deeply embroiled in club politics when she’s rescued by an officer from Incoherent. The IMC is a southern club at odds with all of the organizations in her past. Just her luck, that man who did the rescuing? He has the potential to fulfill all her desires, in and out of bed.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Arrangement by Kiersten Modglin

Ainsley Greenburg is a fixer.
It’s what she prides herself on.

So, when she realizes her marriage is at its breaking point, she makes a decision to repair it, no matter the cost. Approaching her husband to propose the arrangement is supposed to be the hard part, but Peter agrees to the salacious plan almost immediately.

The rules are simple:
They will each date someone new once a week.
They will never discuss what happens on the dates.

Soon, though, the rules are broken, turning terrible mistakes into unspeakable consequences.

When the only person they can count on to keep their darkest secret is each other, new questions and deceits surface. Can they truly trust the person they share a life with, or will the vicious lies that have mounted over the years destroy everything they’ve built?

Once, Peter and Ainsley vowed to stand together forever, but as they push boundaries of deception, suspicion, and temptation, each begins to wonder if ’til death do us part may come sooner than they’d intended.

 

My Beautiful Sin by J. Kenner

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Everything Ellie thinks she knows is about to change.

Despite his dangerous past, billionaire Devlin Saint finally has Ellie Holmes in his life—and in his bed. Yet shadows still cling to Saint, obscuring his dark secrets and the confidences he swore never to reveal.

An investigative reporter, Ellie is certain the man she loves hasn’t told her everything. And when she starts receiving anonymous warnings about Devlin, she vows to investigate. Soon it becomes clear that Devlin isn’t the only one with things to hide, and the more Ellie learns, the more she realizes how dangerous it is to love Devlin Saint.

His touch is her sin…

 

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.

 

Matteo by Cala Riley

Vanessa
I wasn’t supposed to be here. Kidnapped by a stranger and forced to live in his home. So why am I drawn to my captor? Secrets from my past threaten not only myself, but now him. Do I trust the man who kidnapped me or get the hell out of Dodge?

Matteo
I’ve always done the right thing. Making decisions for myself that were more for the benefit for others. Until I meet her. What started as a good deed may turn into a kidnapping before I know it. She is the first thing I’ve ever wanted for myself. The question is, will I be able to keep her?

 

Julian by B.P. Beth

HER
Life hasn’t always been the easiest for me, yet I never gave up. I never lost my desire to survive.
Not when my mother betrayed me.
Nor when I was imprisoned for years by a Nazi extremist group to be experimented on.
But Julian Forbes?
He had the power to destroy me.
The real question was, would he?

HIM
There was one unwritten rule every employee knew by heart.
Do. Not. Fall. For. Your. Boss’s. Daughter.
But things aren’t always as easy as one might think.
A fiery redhead.
An illegal mental facility.
An undercover job.
A soul crushing connection.
Add those and I was in a world of trouble

 

Bad Princess by N.E. Henderson

Mafia.

To most it’s a fearful word. A group to stay away from. It’s dangerous. To me, it’s a way of life. Born a Caputo, an Italian mafia family feared on the American east coast, I’m more like them than I care to admit.

The only daughter of Antonio Caputo, rage and fire course through my veins the same as it does my father and my brothers. I was bred for violence. I thirst for blood. I was raised to never back down. I’m hungry for the power they all hold.

I pretend to be the princess Daddy wants me to be.

To the outside world I’m the angel among monsters. I’m a good liar. An even better player. I even have him fooled—the one person I never meant to hide myself from. I’m done hiding. The day I shed my cap and gown the real me came out.

He still hasn’t figured out it’s all just a coverup. No matter how many times I told him I wasn't the good little girl he thought I was, he didn’t believe me. He never thought I could handle him, pretending I didn’t exist.

Truth is—he’s the one that can’t handle me, and he’s about to see how bad I can be.

 

Repeat Offender (Souls Chapel Revenants MC, #1) by Lani Lynn Vale

Lynnwood Thatcher Windsor has lived a lot of lies. Seen a lot of good men go down.

But he will not stand by and watch as the world he’s built from the ground up burns to ashes before his eyes. Even if he has to build an army to combat the problem he sees brewing around him.

One step at a time, he carefully lays out his plan, building layer after careful layer until everything is where he wants it to be.

Every part is impeccably played, his pawns are in the perfect place, and then she barrels into his life, totally scattering every single piece he’s set in motion.

The bad thing is, she doesn’t even realize how badly she’s messed up until she’s roused the beast.

***
The day that Six Ines Broussard met Lynnwood Thatcher Windsor was the worst day of her life.

First, she has a public breakup with a man she’s not even dating. Second, she has to deal with a black-tie event that she’d rather gouge her eyes out than to go to. Third, she then has to sit at a table for hours on end with the one man she despises.

Just wanting a break, she thinks she’ll lose herself for a few hours and do what she loves to do best—spend time by herself and go for a walk in the middle of nowhere, spot some birds, and get a little sun. Only, her day doesn’t go nearly as planned.

She walks right into the middle of hell. And at the center of it? Lynnwood Thatcher. The mayor. The man that she took one glance at on the night of his inauguration and dismissed as boring. A total stick in the mud.

Only, he’s not so boring shirtless, in the middle of nowhere, doing things that are very illegal.

At first, she’s appalled. Then her interest gets piqued. Stuck-up suit is hot! And he has tattoos. Oh, and let’s not forget one hell of a mouth on him!

Then he goes and kidnaps her, and she realizes that nobody is quite as hot as you thought they were when they’re now holding you hostage.

 

Becoming the Hitman (Zanetti Famiglia, #5) by Hayley Faiman

When life hits, it holds nothing back. Renzo Pagano knows just how hard life’s punch can slam against you and just how deep the wounds can embed themselves inside of your soul.

Ten years ago all Siobahn Doyle was normal. Then she wasn’t or at least her life wasn’t. Everything changed in an instant. Her beloved sister disappeared without a trace.

A stranger’s touch. A kiss. A sensation she’s never felt before. Siobahn takes a chance one night with a handsome American—a possibly too handsome American. Their actions, their attraction, it changes the course of their lives completely.

This hitman who hasn’t felt kindness’ touch since he was a boy falls for the innocent Siobahn. She is everything he knows he doesn’t deserve, and yet, he’s going to bind her to him and keep her for himself. That is… if he can keep her safe.

*INCLUDES A SHORT STORY: BECOMING HIS BRIDE

 

His: Dominic (The Sabatini Family, #1) by Fiona Murphy

Any minute I am going to wake up from this nightmare. Being tied up and thrown in the trunk of a car doesn’t happen in real life. Except the silk tie around my wrists feels very real. And my father, Johnny Conti, the head of the Outfit, is telling me to be a good girl—that I’m to be the wife of the man who tied me up and has me over his wide shoulder.

Some women might swoon over gorgeous Dominic Sabatini with his blue eyes, dimples, and muscled body in a silk suit. Not me. Those are just distractions from who, what he really is: a ruthless killer with blood on his hands and ice in his veins.

There is no way Dominic could actually want to marry me. A virgin, curvy, buried in an all-girls Catholic boarding school for most of my life and seventeen years younger than him. He’s marrying so far beneath him it’s absurd.

No to all of it. Tomorrow I’m going to marry the man of my dreams, a nice, kind accountant. I’m going to have the safe, boring life I’ve always longed for. I have to escape this nightmare. But Dominic growls I belong to him and he keeps what is his.

This a mafia romance with dark elements. While this is the first book in a series it is a standalone and does not end in a cliffhanger. 

 

Her Vigilante by Lillian Lark

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I’m tired.

Crime scene to crime scene I go, interview upon interview I question, and it all yields nothing but more questions, more media attention, and the sound of a voice on the phone. A voice that haunts me late into the night with a yearning to taste the forbidden.

Some say dreams hold hidden truths. I hope not.

The man the media calls the ‘Vigilante’ is supposed to be my prey, but instead we dance. 

Every possible step closer, he evades. Only his faceless taunts close the distance between us. I can barely catch my breath.

Then the copycat killings begin, and I struggle to hold my grip on the truth.

In the face of temptation will I rise, or will I fall?

Am I the saint? Or his angel?

Disclaimer: Her Vigilante is a romance with taboo elements. It is not meant to convey real-life situations. This is not a police procedural. It deals with violence, death, and unprotected sex.

If you’re a lover of taboo attraction and morally ambiguous heroes, welcome and happy reading!

 

Acts of Redemption: A Forbidden Bodyguard Romance (Men of WRATH, #3) by Eleanor Aldrick

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This isn’t a fairy tale. No. It’s a tale of woe as old as time. But even the tragic deserve a happily ever after, and I’m here to give it to you.

Charlotte

Sticking out like a preacher’s pregnant teenage daughter, I lift myself off the floor and fluff my unconventionally long black hair--a silent f*ck you to the sea of blond that surrounds me.

I live in a world of fraud. Everything is fake, plastic, and superficial. Nothing is what it seems and your worth is measured in dollar signs and social status.

Who am I?

Nothing but a prized possession.

A dress-up doll for one of the most powerful men in the country.

He may beat me, break me, and make me bleed. But he will never win.

Aiden

Tasked with protecting that which I despise, I struggle against turning into the monster I vowed I’d never become.

How can I do right by her when being near her sets my very soul on fire?

She’s a saint and temptress all in one.

Unable to separate one from the other, I begin to fall into her, letting her consume my every desire.

Will I survive this torture or will her love be my demise?

 

Rival (Revenge & Legacy, #0.5) by M.C. Cerny

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Once upon a time, a little girl dreamed of escaping her hard life. She never imagined the Devil would be the one to offer her a deal.

A trade.

Her life for the ones she loved.

Forever.

This is a prequel to the Revenge & Legacy Series, a dark romance retelling of Hades and Persephone. Rival is just the beginning…Prepare to meet Adam Huntley, his ward Elizabeth, and his brother Aaron. Nothing is at it seems.

All is dark, and all is not fair in love and war. 

Series Order:
Rival - Prequel (Book 0.5)
Hunter (Book 1)
Prey (Book 2)
Conqueror (Book 3)
Oath (Book 4)

 

ANTIDOTE (Beasts of Prey, #1) by LC Lehesaho

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Falling in love is easy. Surviving from the mess it can make is everything but.

For the past five years, my heart hasn't belonged to me. I've always known it's not very rational, but the day when it said bye-bye to me and moved to a room next to mine—I knew I'd never get it back.
Tiger is a hurricane and the calm after the storm all at once, my best friend and the one I'd die for. But life is not a fucking love song, and people like us don't get happy endings. Especially when you're a daughter of Shangri-la's biggest crime boss, and the one holding your heart is your foster-brother.

You said that we're doomed from the beginning, but you know what, baby girl? We're not doomed. You are.

If Cobra thinks that she can deny me, she's sorely mistaken. When her father dragged me out of Hell, and she enchanted me with her pink hair, bruised face, and heart of gold—she got a stamp on her ass, which reads Tiger Hayes all over it.
She gave me my name, said that I'm a beast like them, so she should know better—never run or the beast will chase.

But somebody's watching us, playing games from the shadows, and now we have to find out who's the biggest predator in the city before it's too late.

𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞, 𝐀𝐍𝐓𝐈𝐃𝐎𝐓𝐄 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞, 𝐬𝐞𝐱𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐠𝐞. 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝟏𝟖+. 

 

Destroyed With You (Stark Security, #5) by J. Kenner

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Former sheriff Winston Starr doesn’t think about the past. That dark day when he lost the sweet, innocent woman he’d loved, dead because of his mistake in a mission that had gone horribly wrong.

Now an operative with Stark Security, he’s left Texas behind, focusing only on his work and closing his heart to love even as his soul screams for revenge against the scum that killed his Linda. When old friends reveal new evidence, Winston learns that not only is Linda alive, she faked her death in the ultimate betrayal.

But things are not as Winston believes, and he soon finds himself on the run with the woman who ripped his heart out. Now, the only thing stronger than his rage is his desire for the woman who destroyed him.

 

Return to London (Covington Billionaires, #13) by Erin Swann

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What should have been a second chance became an impossible choice...
Rebecca:
We met in London years ago. I left. He let me go. Now I'm back.
I'm on the biggest case of my career. Undercover to catch the jewel thief sounded challenging, even fun. Until, I learned who my partner would be. When fate pairs us up again, I want to put up walls. The job demands they come down.

The assignment should have been simple. But, the attraction between us only complicates things. Every minute around him had me questioning both my past and my future.

This should have been my second chance, but there wasn't any way forward. No matter how this ends, we are destined to ruin each other.

Ethan:
When I first saw her on the street, I retreated. When I next saw her in the hospital, I rushed in.

A fake engagement made sense as a cover for the investigation, that's why I suggested it. Soon the lines between past and present, between reality and fiction become blurred.

When family secrets force an impossible choice, I can't see a way out.

Check out Return to London today and see if love can find a way.

 

Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley

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In this steamy, addictive contemporary romance spinning off the New York Times bestselling Dream Man and Rock Chick series, Ryn Jansen must put her trust in the one man she wants -- and the one man she can't let herself have.

Ryn Jansen has no interest in taking a risk on Boone Sadler. Thanks to a long list of men who've done nothing but let her down, Ryn vows to stay far away from the caring, protective commando. And when Boone confronts Ryn with evidence that her loved ones are conning her, Ryn is less than thrilled -- with her family and Boone. But even as Boone proves he's the kind of guy to meet her every need, she doesn't trust him to stay when life gets hard . . .

Boone Sadler's never been one to back down from a challenge. He's determined to show the funny, sexy Ryn that the irresistible connection between them is worth exploring. But caring for Ryn's heart and body becomes a matter of life and death when Ryn's beloved niece and nephew are put in danger and dirty cops begin gunning for Ryn. Soon Boone realizes their romance is in danger of more than heartbreak -- and to have any future together, they'll have to put their trust in each other.

 

Depends On Who’s Asking (SWAT Generation 2.0, #12) by Lani Lynn Vale

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It was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring…nope. No. Nuh-uh. That’s a lie.
The moment that Caro wakes up, she knows that she’s not alone.
One thump-thump from the living room and she quickly moves into action.
One 9-1-1 call later, and she’s ready to defend herself.
Only, she gets more than she bargains for when she steps out into her living room and comes face to face with a living, breathing nightmare.
And isn’t it just fitting that the man that saves her by coming down the chimney with a large black gun in his hand is named Saint Nicholas?
***
It seemed like the start of a bad joke.
Saint Nicholas comes down the chimney on Christmas Eve night, but he isn’t there to bear gifts. He’s there to take out the trash.
When he lands on his silent feet, he has no other choice but to put himself in harm’s way.
One look at Caro’s terrified face, and he can’t stop himself.
He steps in just as the bullets start flying, saving the damsel in distress and taking a bullet to the shoulder for his trouble.
But one thing he can say is, heroes always win the girl.
And Caro is the best Christmas miracle of all.

The Ghost (Hitman, #4) by Ellie Isaacson

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They said he was a ghost. A man who could slip in and out of a room, kill without a trace, and never be noticed.
But I noticed.
From the moment we met, he was the only thing I saw.
His moonlit gaze. The anger rippling under his skin. The turmoil dancing in the dark depths of his mind.

They said I was innocent and pure. That I needed to be hidden away and protected from the world.
Only I knew the truth.
I was stronger than they gave me credit for. And the brutal killer who showed no mercy melted under my touch.

Our pasts collided, vicious and cruel. And when mine came to collect, it wasn’t just my life on the line.

It was his, too.

 

Black Jack (Advantage Play, #5) by Kelsie Rae

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My name is Bianca Castello. I’m a mafia princess who’s being forced to marry a Fed.

Apparently, the sexy stranger is desperate enough to make a deal with my brother in exchange for a favor.

And favors are hard to come by in this world.

But Jack Connelly’s an outsider. He hasn’t heard the rumors. He doesn’t know the things I’ve done to protect my family or the reason why every single made man refuses to touch me.

If he did, he’d stop looking at me like I’m a fallen angel.

He’d realize the truth.

I’m nothing but the devil’s plaything.

*Contains sensitive subjects that may be offensive to readers. Intended for readers 18+

 

Custom Built (Fast & Fury, #1) by Chantal Fernando

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New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando brings you Fast & Fury: A sexy new series fully loaded with intense emotions and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

After losing her job, saying goodbye to a lifelong dream and having an all-around cruddy year, Bronte Pierce needs a break. A job at Fast & Fury might be just the thing to reset her life, even though she knows nothing about custom motorcycles. But taking a job isn’t the same as keeping it, and her fresh start quickly turns into a fresh nightmare.

Starting with her boss. Crow is hardheaded, stubborn and brutally honest. He may be easy on the eyes, but he runs with an MC and he’s anything but friendly to Bronte. She suspects he has a softer side—just not for her.

Her whole life, Bronte has known that the only person she can truly count on to save the day is herself. But when a single murder turns into a conspiracy and the threat to her life is more than she can handle alone, it’s Crow who comes through—and her newfound family might just become her greatest strength.

Weight of the Badge (The Everyday Heroes World) by T.R. Cupak

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Born into a prestigious family and groomed to be the next Beaumont to take over the family business when my cold-hearted father retires isn’t as glamorous as it seems. My entire life mapped out by the one person I loathe—my father. But instead of obeying my dad’s demand to return to Harvard and complete my college education, I enrolled at the police academy with my best friend, Deacon Winslow.

Deacon has always been like a brother to me, and now, we’re brothers bound by the badge and blue uniform we wear, and the oath we took to serve and protect. I’d lay down my life for him and him for me. There was only one rule between us—stay away from her.

Britney Winslow, my best friend’s younger sister, is off-limits because of a silly agreement I made with her brother when we were kids. Now that we’re older, that promise is proving to be more challenging to keep. Britney’s kind heart and beauty are hard to ignore, and the way she makes me feel whenever she’s near is blurring the line I vowed I would never cross until a horrific incident turns everyone’s lives upside down.

Weight of the Badge is book one of a duet. The storyline is an angsty, forbidden friends to lovers, contemporary romance, set in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes World that will shatter your heart and piece it back together again.

Hypocritically Yours by Hayley Faiman

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He’s sixty-two. She’s twenty-three. Is it just a love affair or could it be forever?

Landry had always imagined at the age of sixty-two that he would be rocking his grandchildren and enjoying a life of retirement.

Life has a funny way of disrupting your plans, and Landry just hired a twenty-three-year-old single mother as his assistant who seems to do just that… stand in the way of his plans.

He’s raised his three children to adulthood. He’s supposed to be settled down. However, he can’t seem to get Tennessee Bradley out of his head.

She consumes his every waking thought.

She’s too young for him.

Far too young.

Except, she’s everything he thought that he could never have in a partner. She’s soft, gentle, caring, and kind.

Is it just a fantasy, or could she be his future?

Nobody Knows (SWAT Generation 2.0, #11) by Lani Lynn Vale

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All he ever wanted was to matter to someone.
What he didn’t know was that he did matter to someone.
Someone that worried about him every single day that he was gone.

Malachi Gabriel Gnocchi was missing for two years. Thanks to a mission gone wrong, not only had he been captured, but his best friend along with his fellow teammates had been taken, too.

He spent two years in hell, hoping and praying that one day he’d get to go home.

And one day he does. Only, he isn’t the same person that left. Every single thing that made him Malachi is no more.

Sierra started writing to soldiers overseas through the soldier pen pal program when she was in high school. Years later, she had no idea that the one soldier that she’d been paired up with in the very beginning would be the one man that would change her world eight years down the road.

When the letters from her soldier stopped, she knew that something bad had happened.

When they started back up again two years after the last letter, she thought that someone was playing a joke on her.

Only, that joke wasn’t a joke at all.

The man on the other end of those letters is a man that’s dying slowly from the inside out.

He’s a living, breathing, mess and there’s only one thing she can do to help him.

Write him back and hope that she can bring him back from the edge.

Cherish Me: A Stark Ever After Novella by J. Kenner

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Kenner comes a new story in her Stark Ever After series…

My life with Damien has always been magical, and never more so than during the holidays, a time for us to celebrate the hardships we’ve overcome and the incredible gift that is our family. Over the years, he has both protected and cherished me. He has made my life more rich and full than I could ever have imagined.

This year, he’s treating me and our daughters to a holiday in Manhattan. With parades and ice skating, toy displays and candies. And, most of all, with each other.

It’s a wonderful gift, a trip I will always cherish. But this year, I’m the one with the surprise. And I can’t wait to see the look of delight and awe when I finally share my secret with Damien.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Sweet Solitude (King’s Trace Antiheroes, #2) by Sav R. Miller

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Kieran

I’ve spent my life cultivating a certain perception.

Evil incarnate. Homicidal hermit.

Vicious.

Fear equals power, and power equals safety.

Keeps people at bay.

Except one, who dives in without knowing the depths of my waters.

She consumes me, an ocean of light I want to drown in.

Now I’m not sure how to let her go.

Juliet

I’ve spent most of my life cultivating a certain persona.

Town tart. Unhinged party girl.

Lonely.

Sex equals power, and power equals safety.

Keeps people from getting too close.

Except one, whose darkness ebbs around me, seeks to steal my soul.

He devours me, a monster I can’t seem to escape.

Now I’m not sure I even want to.

♥♥♥

Sweet Solitude is a dark, enemies-to-lovers, steamy small town romance with mafia elements and lots of angst. If you are not a reader of this genre, this book may not be suitable for you, as it is not recommended for those who might have certain triggers. Reader discretion advised.

Book Two in the King's Trace Antiheroes series and a complete standalone.

Blacklisted (Loveless, Texas, #3) by Jay Crownover

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes an irresistible and suspenseful romance between a doctor who plays by the rules and the outlaw who breaks them in order to protect her.

Dr. Presley Baskin has always lived a quiet, calm life. Unfortunately, nothing about her life in Loveless, Texas—especially not the wild, rowdy, and impossibly close-knit Lawton family who've claimed her—is quiet or calm. Which is how loner Presley finds herself roped into patching up local bad boy Shot Caldwell against her better judgment. Presley wants nothing to do with the dangerous, brooding leader of the local outlaw motorcycle club. But when someone starts stalking her, Shot is the only person she trusts to help. Plus he owes her one...

Palmer 'Shot' Caldwell has always known his life isn't made for relationships. At least until shy, secretive, Presley reluctantly pulled a bullet out of him. He's oddly protective of the pretty doctor, so when she comes to him for help, hard-hearted Shot suddenly realizes there's nothing he wouldn't do to keep her safe. 

Soul Bound by Kayleigh King

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Ranger Weylyn is haunted by a promise he doesn’t know how to keep. Consumed by guilt and anger, he starts a downward spiral he doesn’t know how to stop.

Until she shows up.

Winslow Montgomery is haunted by ghosts. Resigned to her fate, she does her best to help them move on and find peace. When a spirit appears and asks for her help, Winslow agrees to travel across the country in search of a mystery man named Ranger.

To keep both their promises, Ranger and Winslow will have to put aside their trust issues and ignore the sparks flying between them.

Soon, they discover there’s more hiding in the shadows than ghosts and there’s a much more sinister plan at play.

*Soul Bound is book 2 of the White Wolf Prophecy Series. While it can be read as a standalone, it is highly recommended you read book 1 for better understanding and enjoyment of the story*

Mine (Back to Me, #2) by Brittany Taylor

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We were living in a state of ignorant bliss. Ready to move on, ready to heal.

Our plan was working until we found that small slip of paper inside our apartment. A promised message that I would never truly be free. Now, the life I thought I'd have with Logan was quickly becoming no life at all. Cutting ties with everyone I know; Logan and I decided to start a new life, hoping to leave the past behind us, along with that piece of paper.

Three thousand miles and one year later, Logan and I were still struggling with the choices we’d made. The guilt I had for leaving my best friend, Abby remained, devouring me from the inside out. But then, in a twist of fate, Abby came back into my life, offering a chance to mend our broken friendship.

But just like Abby’s unexpected return, the demons from my past quickly began to resurface. Pieces of my past continued to haunt me, forcing me to question whether the life Logan and I had built was real or whether everything wasn't as it seemed.

My past had returned, determined to prove my life wasn’t truly mine.

It never was.

***An all-new romantic suspense/psychological thriller coming soon. Mine is the second book in the interconnected Back to Me series and a complete standalone. Dissipate (Book 1) and Back to Me (Book 3) are now available.

Beautiful Thief (Omertà Law, #2) by M.N. Forgy

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My name may be Romeo, but I’m far from romantic. My brother betrayed the family, forcing me into the role of underboss beneath the criminal mastermind that is our father.

I’ve never been a merciless criminal, and my father tests my resolve by giving me a stolen woman, knowing the situation disturbs me. What he doesn’t know is the disheveled beauty intrigues me.

She tried to kill me with my own gun on the first night, pushing my fixation into a dangerous addiction.

She’s unknowingly teaching me the power I have, and now I’m going to take over my father’s empire.

It’s a cold dark path to the top and I’m finally ready to lead the way.

Watch Me Drown (Elements of the Heart, #1) by C.E. Johnson

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They just stood there. Watching me drown. Not one hand reached out to save me. So I quit looking for someone to grab onto and let the water take me.

I thought this part of my life was over. Even though the restraining order against my father expired years ago, I wasn’t expecting him to show up in my life again. I had no idea the mysterious man that stands at the river’s edge would be the one to defend me. After one night in Everest’s protection, the idea was for us to go our separate ways. Instead, my life gets turned upside down and now I want more than just his safety. I want his scarred heart, too.

Don’t make other people’s problems your own. I learned long ago to keep my head down and my eyes pointed at the road ahead. But trying to ignore the beautiful woman at the park isn’t just difficult. It’s impossible. When I find out she’s in danger, not only do I make her problem mine, keeping her safe becomes my priority. Falling for Danielle wasn’t part of the plan. And now, it could take me down faster than any undertow. 

Officially Over It (SWAT Generation 2.0, #10) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Going from a professional baseball player to a SWAT officer should’ve been seamless. Should have been.

But it wasn’t.

All it took was one single calendar shoot for word to spread that Nathan Cox was not only no longer playing professional baseball, but he was also the man behind saving the life of Reggie Morton, the City of Kilgore’s princess.
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Reggie didn’t know that by agreeing to provide the expertise and the know-how for the Police Officer’s Ball that she would be required to actually attend the function.

What she also didn’t expect was needing to be saved—again—by the same man that had saved her life a year ago when she hosted her debut event.

This time in a not-nearly-as-spectacular way. The moment she falls into his arms like a modern-day Cinderella and takes him in in all his three-piece suited glory, she realizes that she’s been fighting the impossible.

Nathan Cox owns her. Body and soul.

Raiden (A Kent Brothers Novel) by A.M. Hargrove

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Raiden Kent. Wealthy. Possessive. Commanding.

To say his intense reaction to Scottie Sullivan barging into his life shocked him was an understatement.

Shrewd, savvy, confident, the former DEA agent ran circles around him in cyber security, his specialty.

Her curves and beauty made focusing on business absurd.

Raiden couldn’t predict Scottie would be his guardian angel in disguise, or how badly he needed her protection.

The day she saved his life made that clear.

Now he had to choose if having Scottie by his side was worth the angst she created.

Could he handle the constant threats hanging over her head each time she strode out the door?

Would her insistence on playing hero be their destruction?
Raiden recognized one thing.

A strong, independent woman like Scottie would never be dictated to.
He had a choice to make that would change everything.

Acts of Salvation (Men of WRATH, #2) by Eleanor Aldrick

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Ren Moretti

I’ve lived my entire life to the beat of one simple motto.

Work hard to play hard.

A no brainer, really.

As one of five partners to a nationwide security firm, I do whatever it takes to get the job done, making sure to reward myself with whatever the hell I want.

Sure, the job comes with its own set of dangers—but none of the bullets or knives come close to the peril of one alluring young woman.

Casandra Martinez—my little angel—is a risk all on her own.

Turning my world from black and white to vibrant; she’s a sensory overload and far from simple.

But the biggest problem is far worse than just a kink in my routine.

No. She’s off limits. Forbidden.

Unwilling to heed the warning, I’m drawn to her light.

And like a moth to the flame, I fall.

Only one question remains…

Will her love be my salvation or my demise?

Acts of Salvation is book two in the Men of WRATH series but could be read as a Standalone. WARNING (OR INVITATION): AOS contains mature language and gasp-worthy scenes. 

The Devil’s Crown: Part 2 by Monica James

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All The Pretty Things Trilogy Spin-Off

With the enemy dead, my throne awaits my return. But the reason I’m still standing is being held captive by another foe.

My Fallen Saint (Fallen Saint, #1) by J. Kenner

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His touch is her sin.

Her love is his salvation.

Charismatic. Confident. Powerful. Controlling.

A brilliant investor with a Midas touch, Devlin Saint turned a modest inherited fortune into billions, and now operates one of the world’s foremost international philanthropic organizations. He’s a man determined to help the underprivileged, to fight injustice, and to make the world a better place. And that, at least is true.

It’s not, however, the full truth.

Because Devlin Saint is a man with a dangerous secret. One he’ll do whatever it takes to protect. And when investigative reporter Ellie Holmes turns her attention to an unsolved murder, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and passion as Devlin draws her closer and closer. But as the intensity and sensuality of their relationship grows, so do Ellie’s suspicions. Until she is no longer certain if the heat between her and Devlin is real, or only a facade he constructed to hide his dark and twisted secrets.

 

Bespoken (Carmel Cove, #2) by Rebecca Sharp

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From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a captivating and emotional small-town romance where sparks fly as opposites attract and ignite a love that can't be denied...

Jules Vandelsen never wanted for anything - except everything money couldn’t buy.
As the heiress to the Rock Beach Resort, her glamorous world was perfectly tailored to further her parent’s empire.

From designer clothes to private schools, every piece of her life was completely bespoken.

After her grandfather’s death, one fateful night forces Jules to see her palace for what it really is—a pretty prison. Risking her family’s wrath, she’s decided to forge a new path—one that leads straight to the man she can’t stop thinking about… the same chivalrous carpenter who knows more about that night than he’ll admit; Mick Madison.

A Texan-transplant with a giant heart, Mick knows he should keep his distance. After all, dusty jeans and scuffed work-boots might as well scream ‘commoner’ rather than carpenter. But Mick can’t convince himself to stay away… or to stop falling for a woman so far out of his league.

But when Jules’ prestigious family is linked to crimes happening in Carmel Cove, the road to her future splits, and she’ll have to decide between a life she was groomed to live and a life she was made to love.
And choosing love means she could lose Mick forever.

Say It Ain’t So (SWAT Generation 2.0, #9) by Lani Lynn Vale

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He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.

He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.

First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.

Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.

He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be. 

Doc: A Club Alias Novel (Club Alias, #7) by K.D. Robichaux

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Dr Neil Walker, MD, MFT, Ph D
I’m not your average therapist. As the founder of Imperium Security—the cover for my mercenary team—I’ve dedicated my entire life to helping heal those who’ve had their power unwillingly taken from them and avenging the ones who didn’t survive.

A decade after creating the perfect team, I’ve now watched as every one of my brothers-in-arms has met and married their perfect match, the special women who were meant for them—because not just any woman is cut out to be the wife of a mercenary. And it was through one of these matches I finally met The One, the woman of my dreams, the one I’ve sworn to help heal and protect above all others.

Astrid Quill, Makeup Artist
It was only supposed to be for the weekend, but then all hell broke loose, and I went from just staying with Doc so my sister could have a worry-free romantic getaway with her honey, to living with him for an entire year.

Oh, boo-hoo, poor me, trapped in this amazing, state-of-the-art mansion with a dog who loves the hell out of me. And not trapped because Neil won’t let me go. Heavens, no. Neil is dreamy and a real-life hero, and he tries everything to help me step foot back into the world. It’s a self-imposed prison, because nothing good ever came of me being out in the wild.

I made a promise nearly a decade ago that I’d never let myself fall in love again. Love brought pain, both emotional and physical, and the last time I was in love, I barely escaped with my life. But I’m finding it harder to resist this magnetism between us, especially when he makes it perfectly clear he wants me and only me.

No, Doc isn’t your average therapist.
So is he the one man who can not only save me from my past, but also heal my heart?

Sicko by Amo Jones

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He was my foster brother.
He swore to protect me.
He failed.
They all failed.
I’m an open box of passé photographs, snapped in chaste daylight, but filtered in sepia. I’m the past that he tried to forget, and he was the future I needed. When he left six years ago, I screamed for him every night. But then it all stopped. My screams were suddenly muffled by cruelty, and further coaxed by pain.
But he has come back. He’s not the cute big brother I had a furtive crush on, or the bad boy, rich brat that I hated to love.
He’s the ruthless vice president of Wolf Pack MC, and he doesn’t answer to Royce Kane anymore.
He answers to Sicko.

 

Bride of the Sea by Hayley Faiman

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Liv Collins has a problem. Her sister has vanished without a trace. Like a bad dream, not even a private detective can find Sybilla. All the way across the country, living in New York City, Liv feels helpless and hopeless.

All of that anguish disappears when she goes to bed one night only to wake up in a damp, dark forest surrounded by the scent of smoke and… Vikings?

They are huge, all of them, but she can only focus on the one with the pale blue eyes as he watches her intently. He is battle-hardened and scarred.

He is massive, with long hair, covered in dirt, blood, paint, and tattoos. Everything about him should frighten her. Especially the fact that they don’t even speak the same language.

Aaric, the Sea King, has been the King of Wolfjour Ail for many years. A kingdom he is proud to rule, as long as he can do so from raiding ships that travel the world to provide riches for his people.

An ancient prophecy has come to light. Witches, dragons, Vikings, and magic make up this parallel universe.

Two people must find trust and love in one another. Two people must fight the demons in front of them and inside of them. Sacrifices must be made. Families could be torn apart. Without one, the other cannot succeed, the lands will perish, the world could end.

The Price of Inertia (The Seven Sins, #4) by Lily Zante

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Ward Maddox has hit a dead end.
Or, as it's commonly known in his line of work, writer's block.
The reclusive multi-millionaire author has a book to finish but he's only written six pages.

His agent isn't too happy and has taken matters into his own hands.
A beautiful mansion rented.
A housekeeper hired.
All Ward has to do is write the next book, but this is easier said than done.

Marianne Evers needs money and a break after a hellish week. Her boyfriend cheated on her, she got evicted and she lost her job - the one she needs to help pay for her mom's nursing home costs.

But serendipity strikes when she lands a last minute housekeeping contract.
The assignment is simple: to be a live-in housekeeper to a man she will barely see.

The money is great and she doesn't have to find a place to live. Better still, she can afford to keep her mom in the nice nursing home.

All he has to do is write the book.
All she has to do is take care of the chores.
That's the plan.
Until the plan goes horribly wrong.

The Price of Inertia is the fourth book in THE SEVEN SINS, a series of angsty, emotional standalone romances.

The Queen (The Hitman, #3) by Ellie Isaacson

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We connected in an instant.
Fell the moment we met.
Lived in a fantasy world where our bodies became one and nothing else existed.
But when reality intruded, that world came crashing down.

Life beyond the walls I’d sequestered myself behind summoned me, and I knew things would change.

There were things I hadn’t told him. Things that would change the way he looked at me. But as the truth came out, my world went to war against my greatest enemy, and it was his secrets that put everything that mattered most at risk.

The question was, would we both make it through unscathed, or would one of us have to make the ultimate sacrifice?

A Wicked Song (Brilliance Trilogy, #2) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Kace August: famous, intense, dark, addictive. Aria Alard: a woman with secrets, passion, and a dangerous past. Passion. Secrets. Mystery. Aria fell hard for Kace. She trusted him. But did he deserve that trust? And where is Gio?

A Wicked Song is the second book in the Brilliance Trilogy.

The Pain they Feel (The Pain Series, #1) by Lynda Throsby

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Blaine has never stopped thinking about her. All those years ago when he saved her life, they had a connection. He didn’t know as a ten-year-old what that was, but those blue eyes of hers have helped him throughout his life, coming to mind during his darkest moments. He only hoped he would one day see her again.

He knew he wasn’t normal, whatever normal was. Though he didn’t physically feel pain, he suffered years of abuse with his mama telling him he was a freak. This made him think about pain to the point of obsession.

Needing to understand the pain they feel.

Primrose has never stopped thinking about the boy with the greenest eyes and the messiest black hair. Her knight in shining armor, the boy who saved her life when she was young.

She’d suffered two major losses in her life before she was eight years old. Living with a sister who hated her and made her life hell, the only solace she found was when she was sketching and painting the boy with the greenest eyes.

She knew they had a connection but didn’t understand it. She hoped she would one day see him again.

Any Day Now (SWAT Generation 2.0, #8) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Amelia loves her good friend, Avery. So much so that she agrees to do the stupidest thing ever.

A stranger photo shoot.

You know the type. The photographer takes photos of two individuals. Two individuals that, until that day, have never met in their life.

The moment she shows up at the photo shoot, she knows that she made a terrible decision.

Why? Because the total stranger about to be in an intimate photo shoot with her is the hottest thing that’s ever walked the streets of Kilgore, Texas. If not the entire US of A.

***

Adam wasn’t sure why the hell he agreed to something so stupid.

Call it temporary lapse of sanity.

When the photographer who shot his photo for the Kilgore Police Department’s benefit calendar asked him for a favor, he couldn’t say no. Not without looking like a jerk seeing as it was benefiting the Fallen Officer Foundation that he played a rather large part in.

Whatever it was that made him agree, he quickly realizes that it’s not worth it. Not when he walks into the studio and sees the massive bed with blood-red sheets dominating the middle of the room.

So uncomfortable he is at the sight, he’s about to head straight out the door and not look back when she walks in.
Amelia steals his breath away with just one glance, and all of a sudden, getting this stranger into his arms with his mouth on hers sounds like the best idea ever.

 

An Embarrassment of Monsters (Alace Sweets, #3) by MariaLisa deMora

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Owen Marcus has been damaged in the most magnificent ways.

When a naked, beaten boy stumbles into his campground in the Pine Barrens, Owen doesn’t stop to think. His instincts are to comfort and protect, and he does—then the boy mentions a name, tells a story, and asks for his help. In an instant, Owen is granted a mission—save the boy’s sister, shut down a child trafficker, and somehow bar his heart from being broken yet again.

Recent events conspire to throw him back into the devastating mindset Owen occupied years ago, when he'd come home from a covert mission to find his only daughter the target of killers. The rage and grief he felt over her abduction, torture, and murder have transformed the man he was into the hunter he's become. The sense of helplessness any parent would feel was exacerbated by his guilt. “If only” haunted his every breath, until he’d found an outlet: seeking out those who prey on the most innocent of victims.

Now he works alongside one of the most talented retributionists in the business—Alace Sweets.

In the midst of evil among us, Owen knows he and Alace are counted as monsters. But it is here he hopes to be redeemed.

 

 

Wild Distortion by Tina Saxon

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Ryker

Coach gave me three rules. Train. Stay focused. Stay away from women. After being suspended from three football games, I was exiled to a remote island to stay out of the press. 
 
One sight of the island beauty and I knew I was doomed to fail. 
 
She’s the girl from the island.
Her eyes the color of whiskey and her lips, the taste of sugar. She’s all of my addictions rolled up in one hot body. What’s wrong with having a little tryst while on a mini-vacation? 
 
Except addictions are hard to quit. 
 
Aspen

He made me fall in love with him and then left me broken-hearted. My prison was his fantasy. But he wanted to see me again. He offered me something I couldn’t resist. A chance to leave the island. 
 
I should have never gone to New York City. I was a stranger in his world, but secrets about a past I never knew lurked in the shadows threatening to unravel my life. I thought I left the mysteries of the island at home. I didn’t know I was one of them. 
 
I’m the girl from the island.
And I was found dead twenty-four years ago.

 

The End: A Reverse Harem Bully Romance (Raven River Academy, #3) by Ruby Vincent

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It doesn’t feel like the end.

It feels like all of my problems are just beginning.

There’s more happening in my town of Raven River than I knew.

More lies. More secrets. More pain.

Enemies seen and unseen are circling and not even my guardian angels can protect me.

There’s a war coming and I’ll fight because this time my Angels…

My Horsemen…

My loves…

…are the ones who need saving.

The End is a reverse harem high school bully romance. This is the final book in the series and features language, dark themes, and sexual scenes. If you're cool with that, dive in!

 

COWBOY (Unfit Hero, #5) by Hayley Faiman

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Recluse. Brooding. Man Whore. Rough.

Labels can set us up for success for failure.
I hate them, always have.
There is a reason for mine.
I dream of that reason morning, noon, and night.

Egocentric. Greedy. Cruel. Self-Loathing.

Labels shape the lonely woman that I am.
I hate the person that I’ve allowed myself to become.
I’ve hurt the only person that I have ever loved.
I dream of him every single night when I close my eyes.

Labels are worn like a badge, either in honor or horror.
They do not define me.
I am judged by them anyway.

Devious Kisses (It’s Just High School, #1) by Thandiwe Mpofu

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𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒓𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒍𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒇𝒂𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒕, 𝒃𝒖𝒕... 𝑰𝒕'𝒔 𝑱𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝑯𝒊𝒈𝒉 𝑺𝒄𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒍.⠀

Here’s the 411 about high school—well, at least for my high school, Clintwood Academy.⠀

💋It’s a fucking warzone.⠀
💋Everyone has a grudge against someone else. ⠀
💋It’s the breeding ground for losers, jealous broken-hearted girls, and acne covered fools with zero game.⠀
💋The disgustingly rich kids are vile, vindictive, popular, and the mecca of a social life worth a damn.⠀
💋Lastly, high school is simply survival of the fittest.⠀

And I was the fittest of them all. Once.⠀

Once, before I set up to take the fall for an attempted murder of one of the Fitz brothers, the golden boys of St. Jude High, our sworn rival enemy.⠀

Before I was played for a kiss and it worked. ⠀

Now, the Fitz brothers hate me.⠀
They suspect me.⠀
They want to destroy me.⠀
They know everything about me, and I hate them for it.⠀

And now, we’ll all be living together, like one big, happy step-family. With secrets brimming, hatred festering, and other feelings I have no business having for my step-cousin-brothers or whatever, haunting me night and day.⠀

Now, let’s kiss and be forever rivals…

Beloved Devotion (Devotion, #3) by Persephone Autumn

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When your past catches up with you, where do you run?

Four years ago, I walked into a bustling bar with my besties. On the very same day, I met the love of my life. Tiffany Page. A woman with a fiery spirit and a gentle heart. Her whimsical voice and sweet laughter ignite a fire deep in my bones. In the blink of an eye, Tiffany arrests my soul and holds it captive.

And I never want her to release it.

From the very beginning, my relationship with Liz Warren was a firestorm. Hot. Intense. Unrelenting. I never imagined being loved the way Liz loves me. Smoldering and sweet. Fierce and gentle. Blazing and heartfelt. Her love fulfills me. Her love incomparable. The only real love I’ve ever known.

I wish I could tell Liz all my secrets.
Wish I could shed my past. A past which is slowly catching up to me.

When the love of your life proposes, exhilaration should course through your veins. When the love of your life proposes, you shouldn’t be terrified of what happens next.

But I am.

An unwavering love.
A closet of skeletons.
A beloved devotion fighting to stay alive.

 

Saving Debbie (Covington Billionaires) by Erin Swann

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What do you do when your past turns out to be a lie?

Debbie:
My family forced me to participate in their crimes. I’m now on the run from them, and the cops. Luke came to my rescue when I was beaten and robbed of the money I’d saved for my escape. Slowly, I realize that everything I thought I knew is a lie, and the tattooed ex-con biker is the only one I can trust. To unravel it all, I must talk to the boy from long ago who lived through the nightmare with me.

Luke:
I brought home the battered and bruised girl because the strong protect the weak. She came with a hitch: the news said she’d just robbed a bank. The smart move would have been to claim the reward. I was on parole for another two years, and the impulse to keep her was both stupid and dangerous.

As Debbie’s life unravels, she yearns to learn the truth from long ago. But, at what cost?

The Devil’s Crown: Part One by Monica James

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**All The Pretty Things Trilogy Spin-Off**

I was feared.
Respected.
Worshiped.

But all of that changed when the impossible happened—I fell in love. Only those feelings weren’t reciprocated, because who could love a monster like me?

My empire crumbled. People died. I went from being a victorious leader to lurking in the shadows, planning revenge on my half-brother who now reigns in my place.

An orphanage is where I find sanctuary, but when she walks into my world and evokes a yearning I thought long dead, my demons are awakened and want what they can’t have—her. Sooner or later, I knew I’d need to feed the darkness inside me.

Mayhem, power, and control course through my veins. I will use them to regain my crown, my throne, and then claim her, despite what solemn vows she might’ve made.

I will break them…and her. 

A Reckless Note (Brilliance Trilogy, #1) by Lisa Renee Jones

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Passion, seduction, and my family’s secret that could change everything. I went looking for my missing brother, but instead, I found him: Kace August. He's dark. He's dangerous. He makes me want things I can’t have and brings me into a world of forbidden seduction. But I just can't seem to walk away.

Book one in the Brilliance Trilogy.

 

Join the Club (SWAT Generation 2.0, #7) by Lani Lynn Vale

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There are a few lessons one has to learn for themselves. Then there are the lessons that most people don’t have to learn because it’s just not done.

For instance, most people know instinctively that they shouldn’t crave the mother of their brother’s child.

Bourne Pena isn’t most men.

Bourne does everything he can to fight the attraction he feels for Delanie, but in the end, his refusal to go there almost ends up costing him his life.

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Delanie Davidsdottir just wanted to forget. One night, she wanted to feel like a normal human being.

That one night changes her life and gives her a daughter that becomes her heart and soul. From that point forward, she does her level best to keep her head on straight and not make any more mistakes.

And falling for her child’s father's twin brother—say that three times fast— would be a mistake. Not only is he Trouble with a capital T, he’s also a SWAT officer that puts his life on the line every single day.

She can’t take another loss like the one she suffered once before.

Then again, Delanie never encountered a man like Bourne Pena before, either.

Beautiful Criminal (Omertà Law, #1) by M.N. Forgy

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As the son of the infamous boss of the DeAngelo family, I have merciless duties expected of me. The public labels me a monster, a man without a soul, and one hated by many.

They’re not wrong, and I’m not sorry for it.
When my father orders me to marry a longtime enemy’s daughter to settle a score between our families, she did what any smart woman with a beating heart would do.

She ran.

So, I found her.

She tries to negotiate for her freedom, but despite being inexplicably drawn to the deviant woman, I refuse her pitiful bribes with pleasure.

I still have a job to do, and I’ll make her tell me her family’s secrets, turning a treacherous situation into a game of hatred.

A code of silence will be broken.

Lines will be crossed.

I’ll promise her freedom to get the answers I need, but I’ll burn this city to the ground before I let her go.

 

Becoming the Street Boss (Zanetti Famiglia, #4) by Hayley Faiman

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Massimo Ferrucci is a third-generation Zanetti famiglia Made Man. Born a bastard. His mother, a mistress. His father, cruel and hard. Raised by a woman who held no affection for him.

Pippa Mazzilli has only ever craved freedom. Forced to live with an aunt who cares nothing for her other than the financial security her existence provides. When the money runs out, Pippa is turned away from her home.

Scared. Alone. Desperate. Pippa runs to the very men that she has despised her entire life. Men that she swore she would never subject herself or her future to—Zanetti famiglia men.

A match is made, an arrangement that cannot be undone. Unchangeable events unfold for the new couple that are out of even the famiglias control. The Street Boss must decide if he can give Pippa not just what she needs to survive, but what she desires to thrive.

Wrecked With You (Stark Security, #4) by J. Kenner

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It’s hard to get in—but it’s hell getting out.

He's spent a decade chasing shadows. Ten long years tracking down the man who kidnapped him as a child and murdered his mother and uncle. And finally, Antonio Santos has found him.

All he needs is access to the exclusive private island. A carnal wonderland that only the elite can enter. But to gain access, Tony needs two things. The significant fee. And a woman.

An experienced operative with deadly skills, Stark Security agent Emma Tucker has no desire to be Tony’s arm candy, especially when she’s still reeling from a breakup. But the more she works with Antonio, the more she admires him. And when the island’s games push them over a sensual cliff, she can’t deny that his skills top the charts in the bedroom, too.

Bit by bit, admiration leads to passion as the mission twists and turns. Soon, they become lost in this island playground full of lust, greed, and danger. Where they could both lose their hearts … or their lives.

Charismatic. Dangerous. Sexy as hell.
Meet the elite team at Stark Security.

STARK SECURITY SERIES:
Shattered With You
Shadows Of You (a FREE prequel to Broken With You!)
Broken With You
Ruined With You
Wrecked With You
 

 

Crowned by Fate (Crowned Duet, #2) by Amo Jones

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He asked me to love him, so I engraved his name onto my heart.

He craved my loyalty, so I let him feast on my soul.
I wanted a husband, but he gave me a monster.
So, I made it my pet.

The lines between what was real and what wasn’t were blurred.

Our story was a lie.

Until now.

Bride of the Traitor by Hayley Faiman

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Sybilla Collins knows nothing of prophecies. She keeps her head down as she goes through her mundane life in Portland, Oregon.

Her world is shaken when she wakes up in a dank, dark dungeon of what she believes is someone who takes cosplay a little too seriously. She is convinced she’s been kidnapped from her bed.

When her eyes land on the man she believes has kidnapped her, something happens inside of her. His scarred face should be frightening. Except she can only think of one thing—his touch, she needs it like she needs her next breath.

King Elias Wainwright is now the fateful king of Bunafi. A title he never wished to have, born to a man he’s always despised, a man who was a traitor. The former king is dead. Elias’ sense of duty is now the only reason he sits on the throne.

Sent to fulfill an ancient prophecy of a parallel universe, Elias and Sybilla must find their true heart’s love, or risk the ruin of the world. Knights, magic, gods, and goddesses are what make up this strange new land.

Choices must be made, walls must be broken down, and two people who guard themselves must allow themselves to be vulnerable and find love to fulfill the prophecy or risk certain ruin of an entire world. 

Bullseye (The Monsters Within Duet, #1) by Monica James

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For twelve long years, I’ve breathed, I’ve bled for only one thing…

Revenge.

Four men took something from me, something which can never be replaced. That one night changed the lives of so many and taught me that monsters are real.

But I also learned I’m the biggest monster of them all.

Nothing and no one will stand in my way of redemption because those men…they’re now three. The fourth—he is the reason they call me Bullseye. They can run, but sooner or later, I’ll find them, just as I did with their friend. They’re already dead…they just don’t know it yet.

My plan was simple until I met her. A fierce tiger who had the power to break my heart. Lucky for me…she can’t break what’s already broken. I am no longer a man because the world is a jungle, and we’re all just animals—ready to tear one another apart.

 

Savage Love (Savage Trilogy, #3) by Lisa Renee Jones

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The third and final book on the Savage Trilogy...

They say all is fair in love and war, but I really don’t give a damn about fair. In fact, when protecting those I love, fair is the last thing on my mind. Because they also say all is fair in love and war. Now that I’m back in Candace’s life, those who have used her to try to control me, may well put up a final fight, but they will not win. They will lose and badly.temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).

 

The Danger You Know by Lily White

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You’ll judge me.
Hate me and tell me I’m wrong.
Refuse to see how my darkness is what she needs.

While I don’t particularly care about your feelings in the matter, and while I pursue her despite the wedding bells that rang for another, only I can see how she is drowning beneath mediocrity.

How many times must I remind her?
It can’t matter that I am the person who ruined her life.

The man who killed her father.
The constant shadow that watches her sleep.
The lover who prefers dirty alleyways to freshly laundered sheets

She’s mine. Always has been.
I'm the worst thing for her, yet I’m the only salvation she knows.

He had his chance to make her happy.
He failed.
He didn't see how she was dying inside because he couldn't know her.
Not like I know her.

I am her stalker.
Her protector.
And the only man that can bring her back to life.

***This book contains sensitive subject matter.

 

Madam Temptress (The Magnolia Duet, #2) by Meghan March

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I didn't choose this path. No one would.
I played the cards I was dealt.
The life made me. The city made me.
I won't apologize for who I've become.

Moses wouldn't have me any other way.

He says he want forever, and I'm starting to believe him.
But I can't outrun my past, and my sins are catching up with me.
It's time to atone, I'll gladly pay my penance.

We might be getting our second chance, but we have to make it out alive first.