Some describe me as a quirky, free-spirited journalist who charges her crystals by moonlight.
They’re not wrong.
My instincts ensure I know everything that goes on in my small town. And not much surprises me. But when the man who destroyed my heart returns to care for his family’s business, I’m shaken to the core.
After our messy breakup, Hayden Shaw swore he’d never come back to Valentine, Texas.
Years later, I’m still trying to forget we ever existed.
Damn near impossible when he’s now everywhere.
A constant reminder of what could have been.
Rumors swirl about his true intentions, but a little gossip has never bothered me.
However, if winning over my heart is his end game, he can hang up his spurs because I won’t make the same mistake twice—or will I?
Spill the Sweet Tea is a second chance, hate-to-love you, grumpy/sunshine contemporary small-town southern romance with rom-com vibes and a happily ever after.
Each book in the Valentine Texas series is a stand-alone.
Warning: this romance book contains tons of southern sass, lots of woo-woo, and small-town gossip! Fade to black and cheating are not included.
I fled minutes before my wedding when I learned my fiancé had been paid to marry me. Ten years, too many crappy exes, and one drunken decision later, I’m now his boss.
From Marie Johnston comes a small town second chance romance.
A night out with a friend turned into shots and duping an old ex of mine into taking a job at my budding horse rescue.
The last time Ansen Barron saw me, I was fishtailing away from our wedding with his dog. When he arrives, I expect him to reverse right back down my driveway after he learns I’m his boss.
I don’t expect to find a jaded man in the place of the easygoing guy I was once engaged to. I also don’t expect my heart to race when he’s around. Or for him to treat me like I always meant more to him than a payday.
I don’t regret hiring him. He’s the best man for the job, and he’s trying to prove he’s changed, one melting kiss at a time.
But no matter how hot we are together, I can’t forget I once thought he was the best man for me and maybe it’s safer for my heart if he stays a reckless memory.
A single dad, forced proximity, standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg.
Crew Madden needs to find a place to recover.
For his twin girls.
From the woman who left them without a backward glance.
Recovering from a traumatic event, a summer in the small town of Redemption Falls was the perfect solution for him. For his family. The only drawback? The rental cottage at the end of the drive.
But then he met its tenant.
The quiet, guarded, sexy-as-sin woman who took Crew’s breath away.
Tennyson West moved to Redemption Falls to hide.
From her previous world of abundance.
From the woman she used to be.
For a chance to start over . . . and be free.
She’s settled into her new life on the outskirts of a small town, content with her solitude. Her peaceful life.
And then she met her new landlord.
Crew Madden—and his sweet daughters—entered her life with a bang. She learned how to laugh again, to love again, something she never thought would be possible.
It was only meant to be a summer fling, but as demons from their past knocked on the door, their relationship was tested. Was their love strong enough to keep them together or would danger drive them apart for good?
Xavier and Clara kissing in a tree…
When your best friend growing up is a girl, that’s the song your classmates taunt you with over and over again. But it was never like that… until now.
It’s always been Clara and me. She’s the only one who truly knows me. After I was drafted into the NFL and ended up the starting quarterback for the San Francisco Kingsmen, I begged her to come with me. But she had her own life and responsibilities back in our small Alaskan town, so I didn’t fault her for staying.
We remained the best of friends despite the distance. I’d hang with her in Alaska during the off season, and she’d visit me in California while I was playing. Then, one night the lines blurred for the briefest of moments and set in motion a series of events that changed everything.
I’m not proud of the decisions I made after that fateful night, and I plan on making amends, because I need Clara back in my life. But not as my best friend—as my everything.
Having been born and raised in Mason Creek, I’ve been around cowboys my entire life.
Ranchers are part of the Montana scene.
But their cocky attitudes make me sprint in the opposite direction.
Until Bo Christianson comes to town.
His ability to rope cattle isn’t the only thing that captivates me.
Like all the others, I’m sure he is just another pretty face.
Except his charisma is undeniable.
He woos me with charming words and soon I’m falling for someone I swore wouldn’t happen.
Only Bo has some surprises up his sleeve.
And when he reveals his true self, will I flee from this perfect cowboy, or stay and risk everything?
If you enjoy small-town romances with, humor, steam, and loveable characters, then download this book today.
This story starts with a theft.
Iris Maeve has always had a penchant for things from the past. It’s why she studied art history in college and why she opened her own antiques store in Destiny Falls.
She prefers the simpler things, the slower pace of life in her hometown. She has her shop, her friends, and her little cabin in the woods.
Her life is going according to plan.
Until, one night, her store is broken into.
The thieves got away with some of her antiques and left her with a big mess to clean up.
Enter Arlo Michaels.
He’s the bartender at The Fainting Goat Pub in town and everything that she wants in a man.
And it looks like he wants her too.
When Arlo starts coming around to help her pick up, she wonders if maybe she’s in danger of losing something else.
Like her heart.
When they share one hot night together, she ends up with the biggest surprise of her life.
Then she finds out who stole from her and she’s left wondering if she can trust the man who’s claimed her heart.
*This is a 50,000 secret baby, small town romance story that ends in a happily ever after.*
A brand new single mom romance from S.A. Clayton set in her new Harbour Cove series!
Mark Winters prides himself on never settling down. He thrives on one-night stands and chasing after any girl who looks his way. Then why is it that after five years he still can’t get that one girl from college out of his mind?
Harlow Bennett always knew giving up her dream of being a model was the best decision she ever made for her and her son. But moving to Harbour Cove in order to find the one person she thought she would never have to see again might be the worst.
Mark knew the second he saw Harlow’s son that he was the father. There was no doubt that those bright eyes and dark hair were his. But he can’t understand why Harlow would keep this secret for all of these years and walk back into his life and expect him not to be angry.
But what happens when Harlow’s life is threatened and their son gets pulled into the middle? Can Mark put aside his anger to help keep them safe or will his feelings cause him to lose everything he never knew he wanted?
A brand new Fake Fiance romance from S.A. Clayton set in her new Harbour Cove series!
All Lucas Collins wanted was a simple life. One where he could fix motorcycles, hang out with his friends and if he’s lucky, have the love of a good woman. But his parents are hell-bent on making sure none of that happens.
Having a trust fund was supposed to mean freedom, money to get himself out of his parent’s shadow and into the life he always wanted, but that money came with stipulations, ones he wanted nothing to do with until he met Billie Peters.
Billie always thought she had her life planned out. Successful photography business that she built from the ground out and a boyfriend whom she wanted to spend the rest of her life. That is until she came home to the news that he got another girl pregnant.
With nowhere to go, Billie and Lucas come up with a plan. Lucas needs to fool his parents into thinking he’s engaged in order to get his money, Billie needs a place to crash until she can find somewhere else to live. Win-win right?
That is until feelings start to get involved and the lines between fake and reality begin to blur.
Have you ever gotten married without telling anyone? I did. Not saying anything was the easy part. I had moved to a big city, had no friends, and I wasn’t speaking to my family.
I tried the whole “fake it until you make it” thing. I was the fake part and my husband Archer was only concerned with making it. When I got a call about a family emergency, I walked out on my hot but overly ambitious husband and my superficial life and ran back home to the family ranch. And I stayed, ignoring my husband’s attempts to reach me—and I still didn’t tell anyone I was married.
Then a year and a half later, I find Archer standing in on my property, looking like a titanium rod in a pile of rusty nails. He came to end things between us but ends up staying to learn who he really married—the shy corporate woman with a perfect blowout or the sarcastic country girl with mud on her boots.
The longer he’s around, the more I see that I wasn’t the only one who was disingenuous. The suit is gone and my city slicker spouse is fixing fence, diving into muddy stock ponds to save calves, and calling in favors to get the cattle enough hay for the winter.
Yet none of that changes that my family needs me and I’m not abandoning them again. It doesn’t change that the career he worked so hard to build is over a thousand miles away in Texas. Or that the life I want is exactly what he’s run from. The only thing we’re doing is making it harder to sign the divorce papers.
The only female I ever wanted was promised to my brother. But he found a woman, fell in love, and Venus is back on the market. Only she doesn’t want someone like me. A self-professed nerd, but worse, a male ten years younger than her. She’s stubborn, but I’m determined to win her over. Until she leaves.
The cost is high for a dragon shifter who’s single after a certain age. For a girl who grew up the laughingstock of her clan, mating Penn is the best way for history to repeat itself. So I flee to live my last days in peace. Only the persistent and devastatingly handsome male finds me. And when I start to melt, another female stakes her claim. And I have to decide if shifter politics are worth losing my life and my guy over.
Greene Family Vacation Itinerary…
17 adults. 5 children.
Departs from Anchorage, Alaska
Arrives in Maui, Hawaii
Reports of arguing with the TSA’s at the airport, three drunk grandmas, siblings fighting, a tooth fairy, two celebrities, one sunburned redhead, a wild blonde running the halls and one unexpected layover in San Francisco.
Enjoy your trip!
A brand new brother’s best friend romance from S.A. Clayton set in her new Harbour Cove series!
Max Winters has been in love with Addison Mitchell since he was sixteen. Being best friends with her brother made things a little more complicated and so he suppressed it, denying his feelings for over a decade.
Then she got pregnant.
Addison Mitchell never thought she would get pregnant by a man who loved football more than becoming a father. She always expected to end up with Max, her brother’s best friend, and secret fantasy. So when the father texts her that he wants nothing to do with her or the baby, she has to come to terms with being a single mother.
That is until Max turns up, suitcase in hand demanding that he stay with her until the baby arrives. But the longer they are together, the harder it gets for their feelings to be denied and so they have to decide if what they feel is worth the risk of losing everything.
This story starts with a break in.
Madelyn Freya has always had things come easy for her. She’s outgoing, smart, pretty, comes from a loving family. So why isn’t she happy?
She thought that it was just growing pains, a side effect of growing up in a small town and that she would be able to find herself when she went off to college.
Instead, she found Flynn.
He broke into her dorm room one night by mistake and while she should have been terrified, she was drawn to the crazy man.
Now they’re graduated and back in her hometown of Destiny Falls. They’re closer than ever, living together and things seem perfect.
There’s just one problem.
She’s in love with him.
When Flynn gets a job offer halfway across the world, will Madelyn be able to work up the courage to tell him how she really feels before it’s too late? Or will her admission ruin the friendship that they have?
A brand new second chance romance from S.A. Clayton set in her new Harbour Cove series!
Hannah Baker knew leaving Harbour Cove was a mistake the second she reached the outer limits, but it was too late. She was moving in with her boyfriend, starting over and trying her best to get over the fact that the feelings she had for her best friend were anything but platonic.
Cash Harris was everything she wanted in a man; strong, loving, and fiercely loyal to those he loved, and that’s why it hurt so much that he just let her go without so much as a fight.
Five years is a long time and can completely change someone, and Hannah knows that first hand. Why else would she be leaving in the middle of the night while her boyfriend is out. He’s changed, and not for the better.
Hannah just hopes Cash hasn’t changed that much over the last few years because he’s her only hope at escape.
In hindsight, demanding a human woman swear herself to me in exchange for the life of her father wasn’t my best idea. But I saw her and I wanted her, and I needed a mate. After shouldering the responsibility of all shifter-kind for so long, I acted selfishly. I knew what breaking her word would cost her. Ava is the one who made an oath to me, but I might sacrifice everything to save her from it.
I’m supposed to hate Deacon, and I shouldn’t believe his story about dragon shifters blending in the human world, but the longer I’m around him, the harder it is not to fall under his spell. I humor the oath I made and try to get to know him, but I’ve got one foot out the door. I’ve been duped by false promises and handsome faces before, and I’m not giving up everything for a man again. Only Deacon isn’t just a man. And he has secrets that could threaten more than my heart.
From bestselling author Dr. Rebecca Sharp comes a sexy, surprise pregnancy romantic suspense…
Jackson Pyle breathes by the rules. From SEAL team to Covington Security, he lives for catching bad guys. But everyone has their breaking point and a pile of dead-end leads in a string of high-profile robberies is his.
Isla Keyes should’ve looked the other way when the man towering over the bar caught her eye. Sure, big, beautiful, and broody were her kryptonite, but Jackson stands on the right side of the law. And with her family’s line of work, she should’ve steered clear… but she couldn’t.
After one incredible night, they went their separate ways. Until that robbery case turns into something far more dangerous. And when one clue leads Jackson to the local flower shop, he’s faced with the woman he can’t stop thinking about—and the secrets she’s been keeping.
Jackson demands answers, but the truth Isla gives him is something he never expected—she’s pregnant. With his baby.
One night broke all the rules and branded them for a lifetime. Now, they’ll have to bridge opposite sides of the law if they want to stop a killer and save their future.
Quinn Green has packed up herself and her daughter to go live in the mountains of Colorado.
While she’s excited for this adventure for them, she isn’t expecting it to be so much work. Or to have to call on help so soon.
Graham Trevors is an Army veteran who now makes his living fixing other peoples problems, house problems that is. Traveling around as a handyman in a small farm town isn’t all that exciting, until he gets an inquiry from someone new.
The moment Graham meets Quinn Green is the moment his life changes forever. Through fun times and rough times, these two grow closer as the months pass, then, when one oversteps, the other backs away.
But they won’t let that stop them from a happily ever after… right?
Off The Grid is Book 1 in the Average Gents series and is an interconnected standalone. Always a happily ever after.
Miller Campbell, Mason Creek’s newest doctor, arrives on the scene of an accident where Mariah Abercrombie is trapped in her car.
After she’s rushed to the hospital for treatment of her injuries, Miller can’t seem to get her off his mind.
And even worse, Mariah displays an intense fear of everything in a way that’s disturbing.
He knows she’s hiding something, but when Miller tries to help, she refuses to answer any questions.
Mariah trusts no one, not even the handsome doctor who wants to befriend her.
Only the doctor refuses to give up.
The mystery behind this beautiful woman increases his interest and pursuit of her until he sees a crack in her walls.
Miller finally discovers the truth when her walls crumble, but will he stay by her side and risk everything for this perfect stranger?
If you enjoy small town romances with a bit of intrigue, humor, and spice, then download this book today.
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine, comes a new standalone, enemies to lovers, small town romance in the Mason Creek series.
Nate Bowmen needs to save his MLB career by keeping his reputation squeaky clean during the offseason. Meeting a stunning woman who drives him crazy in both good and bad ways is a temptation that can screw that up. Avery’s sharp tongue could end his chances of renewing his contract if she wants to make a name for herself. Only something won’t let him walk away.
Avery’s family has a score to settle with the Bowmen’s. When gorgeous Nate arrives back in town, she sees a way to right a wrong while giving her career a boost. When he turns out to be far more than the headlines suggest, she’s tempted in ways she never expected. Her loyalty should be with her family. Falling in love with the bastard isn’t a part of the plan.
He was all business until he fell head over tool belt for the sexy, single mom.
I’m not bitter that Savannah St. James rejected me in high school. It’s her cluttered storefront I have a problem with. Still, it’s hard to stay mad at her when she’s more beautiful than I remember and her son keeps finding new ways to sneak over to my hardware store every chance he gets.
While I admit he needs a male figure in his life, I’m the wrong guy for the job. Despite my reluctance, the little guy brings us together even as our pasts keep us apart.
I’m falling deeper for this woman, and the more I get to know Savannah, the more I realize I may have misjudged her. Maybe we can get a second chance after all.
Hollywood heartthrob, Gavin Price invaded our small town, Sunrise Bay, like he owned it.
Gavin was my biggest celebrity crush when I was young. He bears the charisma of an easygoing boy-next-door mixed with a rule-breaker personality both in person and on screen.
For a moment, I thought maybe my fairy godmother sent him to me.
Until he decided to run against my mother for mayor.
Everyone in our town knows my mom’s happiness comes before my own, so I take it as my personal mission to show him who really runs this town.
I just didn’t realize that being my mom’s right-hand woman would put me in such close proximity to him. Very quickly, I question whether he wants to win the mayoral race or me.
Will friendship strike out after one night of passion, or will mutual desire make it a home run?
I met the rookie baseball player with piercing blue eyes and a Southern drawl on my first day as a tour guide. Colin Winters was only supposed to be a one-night impulsive indulgence.
Instead, the easy connection between us became an addiction. Colin believed in me when no one else ever had. He encouraged me to take risks and chase my most ambitious dreams. Finally, I was taking charge of my life. Then, two blue lines change everything…
The adventure tour was supposed to be a team bonding experience. All it took was one look at Piper Rigby, the beautiful, blonde tour guide, and I was completely distracted. Her passion for life and photography was inspiring. Yet, sadly, no one had ever encouraged her to follow her dreams. I wanted to be the guy who did.
Being around her was intoxicating. She didn’t care about my major league aspirations or the money that went along with it. In fact, Piper didn’t want anything from me. Which is one of the many reasons I wanted to give her everything. We agreed to one night together, but it just wasn’t enough. One way or another, I’m determined to make her see we belong together. Even if that means taking a timeout in the friend zone for a while…
Sizzling romance comes to one small town in Impulsive Love, the latest swoon-worthy read by author Lea Coll!
I had a perfect life. School teacher. Married to my high school sweetheart. Little starter house that we called charming but was really just old. All I needed was the two-point-five kids and I’d be living my dream. Then my husband died.
After the funeral, I had a breakdown that lasted for a month…or twelve. But now I’m reemerging, healing, and finding my way. It’s time to learn who I am, and whether or not I can fix a leaky sink. And by my side the entire time is my husband’s best friend Liam Barron. The single dad knows a thing or two about personal struggles, and about how to replace faucets.
With Liam, I feel alive again. Confident. Capable. Liam has become my best friend too. Except if my parents, my in-laws, and the rest of the town had any say, I’d stay far away from the former bad boy. How do I tell them what’s so hard to admit to myself? That I’m starting to look at him like he’s more than a friend. That the heat in his eyes when he looks at me is also far beyond friendly. That like it or not, I’m ready to move on, and I want to do it with him.
I never thought of myself as dad material.
Until my one-night stand showed up in my small Alaskan town five months pregnant.
But I don’t shy away from responsibility. First, because I’m a Greene and not to boast but we’re kind of a big deal in Sunrise Bay. Second, I’m the Sheriff.
I couldn’t have predicted how protective I’d become for the safety of her and my unborn baby to the point of asking her to move in with me and be my roommate.
Just when I think I have the situation under control, another surprise knocks me over, but it only spurs me to double down.
I’ll be the first to admit, I didn’t think it through. Somewhere between the dinners, the TV show binging, the doctor appointments, and me walking in on her naked, lines blurred.
In what feels like warp speed, my bachelor for life status is in jeopardy and I’m fighting for the most important thing of all—my family.
How can Ava resist her best friend’s brother when she’s crushed on him since childhood?
I didn’t think Alex could get any hotter, but his time at med school was good to him.
Dirty blond hair. A bit of scruff across his chiseled jawline. And a body beneath those scrubs that makes me think all sorts of naughty things.
Alex seems to be utter perfection… and he barely notices I exist.
Or so I thought. Lately, everywhere I look he’s there. Renting a room in my bed and breakfast. Devouring my pastries. Wanting to talk every morning over coffee. Is it possible my lifelong crush finally sees me as more than his little sister’s best friend?
A long-time crush ignites in passion in this small town romance by Lea Coll!
Avoiding her was difficult, ignoring her impossible, and dreaming about her became inevitable.
Anna Decker had been put on this earth to tease me and tempt me, but I was stronger than that.
When her mean boss wisely left town, I might have had a little to do with it. Or, maybe more than a little.
I hadn’t considered that Anna might end up out of a job she couldn’t afford to lose. Or, worse yet, living in my garage.
Hurricane Anna quickly upended my very ordered life. She taught me that even the strongest tree couldn’t survive every storm.
Everything fell apart when my boss, Lee Pollock disappeared.
Without a job and kicked out of my company-provided apartment, I needed a place to stay.
Why did it have to turn out that the place I landed was Waylon Benson’s converted garage?
We all have regrets. Breaking up with him years ago had been my biggest.
Now, this close to him every day the chemistry between us couldn’t be denied.
Combustion becomes more inevitable with each day I spend around him. The only question is will I survive the heat?
When I finally find my way into his embrace, it becomes the one place I feel safe.
Waylon is arrested for the murder of my ex-boss.
The disappearance of Lee Pollock becomes a murder investigation that forces unfair choices.
Check out Desire at the Lake today and see if love can find a way.
The Clear Lake Series follows the backcountry Benson family as they deal with a murder mystery that ensnares them, and destroys the tranquility surrounding Clear Lake.
I broke the cardinal rule and slept with my sister’s best friend.
Granted, I’d just found out that I was now a single father to a three-year-old little girl and was low on willpower.
It should also be noted that there’s been sexual tension between us for years. There’s no way it would be a surprise if anyone in our small town found out. That is if we were telling people, which we’re not.
We’re in agreement to keep our affair a secret, especially since neither one of us do relationships.
You’ve probably figured it out already, but things didn’t go as planned.
I’ve made a mess of things again. Not that anybody is surprised.
After I’m politely asked to withdraw from college for my antics, I return home to my family’s cattle ranch.
The sweeping views, the towering pine trees, and the whisper of the wind remind me I belong on this land. My heart is in the alpine air, my soul mixed into the soil.
All I’ve ever wanted is to run the ranch alongside my oldest brother, but my family refuses to see me as anything but a walking disaster.
If I’m going to show them what I’m capable of, I have to prove myself.
Lucky for me, I’m a Hayden through and through. I’ll dirty my hands in more ways than one.
That includes the man who showed up in town again after all these years. Sawyer Bennett. I’ve heard the stories about his family, and they don’t scare me. Our attraction is undeniable, and the best part? Sawyer looks at me with fresh eyes. When I’m with him, I get to be the woman I’m fighting to become.
And I’m learning just how much I want to be that woman.
But then I make the ultimate mistake: I utter the word perfect. I should’ve known better. There’s nowhere to go but down after that.
And down we go, until we hit rock bottom.
Sawyer unearths a long-buried secret, and challenges everything my brothers and I grew up believing.
Nobody is surprised I’ve brought disaster to our doorstep again, but it’s not over.
Because when it rains out on the ranch? It pours.
Skelm Island, Maine has always been known for two things: lobsters and its broken lighthouse.
But when corpses start showing up in the water, the isolated town becomes the face of a cryptic investigation.
At the heart of which stands Lincoln Porter, a grumpy ex-SEAL whose lobstering business seems to attract more dead bodies than fish.
When homicide expert Detective Sloane is called in to assist with the case, she begins digging up skeletons; ones that Lincoln would rather stay buried.
Forced to work together, Sloane’s suspicious attitude and optimistic demeanor grate on the lobsterman’s nerves, resulting in a rivalry that’s as addicting as it is volatile.
But as everything unravels and they have no one else to trust, Lincoln and Sloane must depend on each other to figure out what secrets should be brought to light…
…and which secrets should stay hidden.
*Be Still My Heart is a full-length, complete standalone featuring mature themes and content that may not be suitable for all audiences. Reader discretion is advised.*