THE COMPLETE HOLIDAY ROMANCE SERIESStarving Hearts
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An all new standalone novel from Kathryn Andrews, that is a delicious, sweet southern treat of a second chance sports romance.Lexi JarviePie isn't just a dessert, it's a way of life. Pies, fillings, jams, jellies, honey, they're all a part of my award-winning business, Firefly Kitchen. After being left behind, by everyone, I was determined to make it all on my own, and I have. I love what I do, I love what I've created, and I love who I've become. Yes, it's small, but it's mine, and nothing or no one can stop me now. Not even Bryan Brennen. He may have returned, but it won't be long before he leaves. And regardless of which way you slice it, some things can't be forgotten, no matter how sweet the taste.Bryan BrennenFootball isn't just a sport, it's a way of life. I've spent more years than I can remember chasing my dream. When you come from nothing, it's even more important to become something. The unstoppable drive and incomparable determination that is ingrained in me has gotten me to where I am now; twenty-eight years old and undoubtedly the best professional quarterback in the league. To be happy is to be perfect. Plans, plays, passes, I've mastered them all, but it was never just for me, it was for her, too. Only she doesn't know it, and now, ten years later, I'm ready to tell her.She's a small town girl. He's a household name. Off the field and out of the kitchen, will they break and crumble, or finally get their second chance at the biggest game of them all . . . love.
Shelby LeahI love food. I love everything about it.My dream has always been to land a job with the Food Network channel, and I've spent years as a food critic, blogger, and chef, tasting my way across the South to develop recipes that are a twist on the classics and uniquely my own. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes calling, I'm shocked to discover I've been paired with him, the worst blind date ever-bless his heart, and I'm determined not to let anyone get in my way. So, I buckle my designer heels, tighten my apron, and vow to myself there's nothing in his playbook that's going to stop me from tasting success.Zach WolffI love wine. It is my life.What I hate are critics. I hate everything about their dream-killing souls and elitist attitudes. So, when she shows up in the tasting room of my winery in northern Georgia, the devil in disguise wearing a pair of long legs and beautiful hazel eyes, I know just the plan to make and how to use her to get what I want. What she doesn't know won't hurt her, because in the end, I will win. I always do.Two weeks. His wine. Her recipes. A feature article in a special issue of a world-renowned magazine. Pairing wine with food is one thing, but two hearts is another.
They say that which is forbidden tastes the sweetest. And you know what?It is abso-effin-lutely true. My name is Blake Cavaletti, and I was recently traded to the Las Vegas Wolves hockey team. But before the season even started, I met the coolest girl. Her name is Noelle, and she's hot as sin.Too bad it may now end before it even begins. See, I just found out the girl I like so much is my teammate Noel Sandlund's twin sister.Talk about messed up He's a friend of mine and uber-protective of his sister. Man, how did I not see the resemblance? Must've been Noelle's amazing boobs and fabulous ass that threw me off. Or maybe it's because she's so perfect for me. Somehow, though, I don't think that'll fly with Noel. No, he's probably going to kill me when he finds out. That's why he can never learn the truth.Not until I prove myself-to the team, to Noelle, and to her protective brother. Before it all blows up. Forbidden on Ice is the eighth novel in the bestselling Boys of Winter hockey romance series.
FOREVER MY GIRL, a novel about Rock star Liam Page who, through tragic circumstances, is given a second chance at righting the wrongs he made when he left the one who owned his heart. A story of redemption, forgiveness, and never forgetting your one true love. ONE NIGHT WITH HARRISON, a novella that introduces us to a young Harrison James and what happens when a meet and greet with some fans turns into something far bigger than he ever anticipated MY UNEXPECTED FOREVER, a novel that finds two families torn apart for different reasons, one is dealing with heartache and loss, the other is trying to find acceptance. Join them in this story as they come together against all the odds to find the happiness they deserve. FINDING MY FOREVER, a novel, which tells the true meaning of love. Sacrifice, trust, devotion and taking chances all play keys roles in this story of how two people come together while dealing with a threat that could ruin their lives forever.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aly Martinez comes an emotional new standalone. Growing up, Ramsey Stewart branded my soul in ways time could never heal. At twelve, he asked me to be his girlfriend. At thirteen, he gave me my first kiss. By sixteen, we'd fallen in love, planned a future together, and had our eyes set on the horizon. Love never fails, right? But for Ramsey, it did. Love failed him. I failed him. The entire world failed him. At seventeen, Ramsey was convicted of killing the boy who assaulted me. Move on, he wrote in his first and only letter from prison. Start a new life, he urged. I don't love you anymore, he lied. There was no such thing as giving up on Ramsey. Love may have been our curse, but he was mine-then, now, and forever. So here I am, twelve long years later, waiting for a man I don't even know to emerge from between the chain link gates.
When I was fifteen, a single bullet changed my life. I spent the next decade trying to outrun the devastation of my past, building an empire that would shield me from whatever life could throw at me.But all the money in the world couldn't help me when I found a screaming newborn abandoned on my doorstep.I'd never wanted to be a father. Passing the sludge that ran through my veins down to an innocent child seemed like a tragedy. But there she was-pink cheeks, red hair, and mine.Somehow, against all logic, that little girl became the best thing that ever happened to me. It was impossible to stay lost in the past when I was the only one who could protect her future.Which is exactly why, when her mother came back four years later, I was ready for battle.If only I could stop myself from falling in love with her during the war.
From the romance author of The Culture Blind Series comes a laugh out loud comedy about finding love, finding yourself, and finding your future... YasminePause, take a breath, and glisten...That's the better way to phrase Yasmine Brown sweating to death on her first hike, which is, obviously her punishment for being too cheap or too stubborn to buy the outdoor-loving woman she calls her best friend a stupid gift.Most people are willing to accept her famous baked desserts as the perfect present. After all, she is an internationally renowned pastry chef.Unfortunately, that trick doesn't work when your best friend is also your employee.One little trek to make the birthday brat happy won't kill her, right? SuttonHalt, take a sip, oh no, she's slippin'...One minute Sutton Thisleton is having a drink, and the next he's helping the most gorgeous woman he's ever crossed paths with out of the small hole she fell into.Most people wouldn't see this as the right opportunity to grab a date. They also wouldn't wander from city to city because the wind seemed to shift them another direction one random afternoon.Good thing he's never been most people.One assisted hop back to the vixen's vehicle won't completely change his life, right?What will happen when these two opposite worlds continuously collide?Will they find a way to create a sweet, long lasting treat together, or will it end with one of them being told to take a permanent hike?
He was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. She was everybody's princess. Ten years later, he's back in town and this time he has something to prove.Aiden Black never thought he'd return to the small beach town he grew up in. But as the new director of a luxury resort, he's determined to make it a success. What he doesn't expect is to run into an old flame, the girl that got away.Single mom, Brooke Newton, cares about two things. Taking care of her son and helping out at the local animal shelter. Until she's sent on a mission to save an endangered dog, and comes face to face with the only man she's ever loved.As soon as they meet, the attraction between them reignites. But Brooke has a secret - a big one - and she has no idea how to tell Aiden. As lies are exposed, and truths are told, they're determined to take advantage of this second chance. It's a shame not everyone in town has got the message...**Sweet Little Lies is the third book in the Angel Sands series, set in a small beach town on the California coast. If you like a heartwarming second chance romance that's low on angst and big on feels, this is the story for you!**
Over a thousand years have passed since the first Godstones ripped through the skies and mangled the earth. With their fall came centuries of chaos and destruction, but also immense power. Power that separates humans from Gods. Now, in the Kingdom of Azanthea, two adoptive brothers flee from unjust conscription. A fugitive heiress of a slaughtered people struggles to truly be free. A double-crossing warrior must choose where his allegiances lie; with his wife or with his daughter. A traitorous heir to the Kingdom's throne roams the lands in search of an army to call his own. A prodigy in the House of Historian competes in a grueling trial to prove her loyalty. And one God-King rules over them all.
The Proposition, the second book in the contemporary romance sports series, the Players, from Elizabeth Hayley about a professional hockey player who hires a wedding date. Professional hockey player Ben Williamson doesn't quite know how he got himself into this situation; hiring someone to be his date to his brother's wedding is way out of character for him. But with family pressuring him to settle down, going stag just isn't an option. It would just be one more thing his polite, cultured family uses as ammo against him. Ryan Cruz is having a bad day. Wait, make that a bad year. Broke, technically homeless, and living on a friend's couch, she's now also unemployed after her sharp tongue gets her fired from her job. So when a handsome stranger approaches her out of the blue with a proposition--he’ll pay her to be his date to his brother’s wedding for the weekend--accepting his offer is a no brainer. She needs the cash and figures it wouldn't be in the best interest of a professional athlete to murder her. What starts as a simple business arrangement soon becomes more as these opposites attract and get caught up in the wedding magic. Will Ben and Ryan be able to turn their relationship into something more? Or is love based on a proposition too much of an obstacle to overcome?
Reid JacksonI'm a simple guy. There are only two things I love: my family and playing professional football.I may not understand why people get married, but I'd go anywhere for my brother, even his friend Camille's wedding. Once I'm there, I realize our Bronx upbringing has left me unprepared for the world of old Southern money. Over twenty-four hours, I see scandal, threats, and lies. It's a life I don't relate to, a place I never want to belong. Even so, when the minister asks if anyone objects, I shock not only myself but also the beautiful bride when I stand up and say, "I do." I don't know her, she doesn't know me-but deep down, I knew I had to make that move.Camille WhitleyAs a political socialite in the South, nothing about my life is simple. For years I've known I'd one day be standing at the altar, about to marry a man I don't love. In Savannah, family expectations and appearances are everything, but none of it's real. I hate what I've become, and I dream of being free. So, when an opportunity suddenly presents itself in the form of a stranger with captivating green eyes, I find myself asking what's best for me: the plan or the unknown? I don't know him, he doesn't know me-but if I'm going to make a move, it's now or never.
It started as a game. Two adults, both lonely; one an expert, the other learning on the quick. He thought he was giving her what she desired. She hated herself for loving it. Lauren Perry thought her life was fine. She knew what she wanted and where she was going. That was until her husband left her. Mackenzie Miller thought his life was fine. He knew what he wanted and he took, always. That was until he broke his own rules. What would you do if someone gave you the opportunity to experience all of your fantasies? Lauren Perry decided to find that out. Contemporary romance for readers over the age of 18 Contains scenes of F/F, M/M/F & light BDSM
In an instant, I screwed everything up.I had my girl, Cassia, and for once, I felt like I belonged. With my quick temper, I let her father manipulate me and I lost everything.My past threatens to destroy my future. But with the help of a few old friends and my MC, I hope the nightmare that is my family, can be put to rest once and for all.A fast-paced MC romance where the savage lies will either bind them together or keep them apart.
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**This book is for anyone who loves a beautiful romance story and is 16 years of age or older.**Ali RainSometimes I think to myself, "How did I get here?" Then the pain hits and I remember...it's because she's gone. I now live in a new town, go to a new school, and I'm supposed to be moving on with my new life. Only, I no longer know who I am anymore. Dancing is all I have left and every day I feel completely alone. Silence has become the theme song to my life. She said to find some joy and light, but I don't know how. Mostly, I feel surrounded in darkness...that is until I meet him.Drew HaleI have only one goal, in 298 days I'm going to drive away from this small beach town and never return. People are always watching me closely, too close, and I'm tired of wearing a mask. I need to be free. Swimming is my ticket out of here and I remind myself daily to fly under the radar, stick to my routine, and under no circumstances let anything distract me. I'm not as perfect as they think, most days I am drowning in guilt. I'm not sure I will ever be able to escape the feelings of shame, worthlessness, and just being unwanted...that is until I meet her.
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From bestselling romance author Xavier Neal comes a sizzling new standalone in the series that's being called a MUST READ for any sports romance fans!Once upon a time, the Vlasta Vipers hockey team was so incredible - on and off the ice - they were almost mythical.Unfortunately, seasons passed and things changed for the worst, like a curse the team didn't know how to break.The champions became chumps.The envied became envious.And the playboys...well, they continued to play, because puck bunnies are always willing to hop into the bed of a guy who knows how to handle his stick.Several years and one new head coach later, the legendary reputation that was previously lost has finally been restored.Every other university wants to beat them.Every chick who crosses their paths wants to claim them.Adrian Stratton, the team's left winger, is ready to enjoy another flawless year on campus, when his ex-girlfriend unexpectedly transfers to his beloved school, threatening to ruin his highly respected reputation.Easiest way to prove he's moved on is to show off his new girlfriend.The fake one he immediately pretends to have.The fake one he convinces his sister's best friend to become.The fake one he accidentally starts to fall head over blades for.Will this left wing Casanova score one for true love, or will he hesitate to make the most important shot of his life?
Do you know what hope smells like? It's a combination of the sea, of exposed seaweed and salty air. Of wet sand on a winter's day. Jayne was mid forties when she experienced the worst and the best times of her life. She fell in love, so desperately in love. She lost everything overnight. But no matter how bad life gets, how far down that dark tunnel you are, there is always a glimmer of hope. From her dream house in Kent, via the nuthouse, and eventually to a cottage in Cornwall, Jayne takes a journey that is to wound, to destroy, and eventually heal her. This is a story of one woman's quest to find herself, and learn to love herself again. Contemporary Romance for readers over the age of 18.
Thirty. Single. And apparently the most boring person on the planet. Mable "Abby" Atkins does very little outside of rehearsing, but when a handsome, brown eyed stranger insists they get to know each other better she has a hard time resisting. However, she shouldn't be riding mechanical bulls or tagging along on his runs, and he shouldn't be captivated by her cello playing or appreciation for cappuccinos. Most importantly, they shouldn't be falling in love without even realizing it. Is there space for fun to permanently reside or will she end up exactly where she started? Thirty. Single. And the most boring woman on the planet.
It’s been years since Milena Reinhardt has seen TJ “Rock” Rockwell. The last time, he was nearly a shell of a man…but he was her man…and he tore her heart out of her chest. Circumstances unbeknownst to TJ have ensured Milena’s never fully recovered. TJ left his sniper days behind—for the most part—when he left the Army and become a respected Texas Highway Patrolman. He also left behind Milena. He’s convinced it was the right thing to do at the time, but that doesn’t mean he’s ever forgotten the woman who loved him in his greatest time of need…or has stopped thinking of her since. Neither thought they’d see each other again, until a pedophile’s operation is taken down and the evil man sets his vengeful sights on Milena. This could be their second chance, even though TJ and Milena have enough secrets and trust issues to end any relationship before it starts. But when the bad guy closes in, they’ll have to set aside their fears and trust in each other, to save the one thing that means the world to them both. ** Justice for Milena is the 10th book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings. ** TJ and Milena face a truly nasty foe. While his sins are never described on the page, certain basic information is included for the characters to grasp the full breadth of the villain’s evilness. For my more delicate readers, please remember…good always triumphs over evil. --- Read what others are saying about New York Times bestselling author, Susan Stoker: "Susan Stoker is the master of military romantic suspense. She's my go-to author for sexy alpha hero and strong, sassy heroines." Riley Edwards, USAT Bestselling Author "Riveting action and characters you'll love!” Elle James, NYT Bestselling Author “If you love alpha heroes and nail-biting romantic suspense, then you can’t go wrong with Susan Stoker.” Sawyer Bennett, NYT Bestselling Author “Nail biting suspense, heartwarming charm, and downright sexy characters you can't help but fall in love with.” Lainey Reese, USA Today Bestselling Author “Nobody does intense action better than Susan Stoker” Desiree Holt, USAT Bestselling Author “Another winner! Sexy and action-packed, what I’ve come to expect from Susan Stoker! Cristin Harber, NYT Bestselling Author "Susan does romantic suspense right! Edge of my seat + smokin' hot = read ALL of her books! Now.” Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author --- Read the entire Badge of Honor romance series, starting with the USAT bestselling start! Justice for Mackenzie Justice for Mickie Justice for Corrie Justice for Laine Shelter for Elizabeth Justice for Boone Shelter for Adeline Shelter for Sophie Justice for Erin Justice for Milena Shelter for Blythe Justice for Hope Shelter for Quinn Shelter for Koren Shelter for Penelope Topics: contemporary romance, military romance, series, romantic suspense series, mystery, bbw romance, funny romance, modern romance, urban romance, Texas, Texas romance, wealthy, USA today, USA today bestseller, homeless romance, city romance, smart romance, mystery, dogs in romance, lighthearted romance, hot romance, susan stoker, susan stoker romance, proposal, proposal romance, engagement, engagement romance, new york times bestseller romance, NYT romance, new york times romance, sexy, heartwarming, heart-warming, family, love, love books, kissing books, emotional journey, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance series, long series, long romance series, army, army series, former military, cop, police officer, policeman, cop romance, wealthy hero, firefighter, fireman, fireman romance, sassy, strong heroine, captivating romance, hot, hot romance, forbidden love, sparks, loyalty, swoon, contemporary Other readers of Stoker's books enjoyed books by: Riley Edwards, Caitlyn O'Leary, Maryann Jordan, Dale Mayer, Lynn Raye Harris, Cat Johnson, Alexis Abbott, Meli Raine, Nicole Elliot, Lori Ryan, Meghan March, Kristin Ashley, Kris Michaels, Brittney Sahin, Sharon Hamilton, Catherine Cowles, Lexi Blake, Piper Davenport, Abbie Zanders, Lani Lynn Vale, and Kristen Proby.