Soft. Tender. Gentle. Not any of the words ever used to describe Ryan Butler. He’s determined, hard, and oftentimes grumpy. Women only want to be with him to change his bad boy ways. Finding love—never in the equation—and probably never will be. Not after witnessing the heartache his sister went through.
Shannon Wilder was living the dream with her wonderful husband and beautiful children. She had the picture perfect family she’d always dreamed of. Until tragedy struck and her world was flipped on its axis. Now someone from the past won’t leave her and the children alone so she does the only thing she can think of. She picks up and moves across country to a development called Paradise Place. What better way to start her life over.
Years ago, we were in love. She was an up-and-coming superstar and I was the security professional hired to keep her safe. We fell hard and fast, no matter how much we tried to resist one another. But not everyone around us was happy about our relationship, and a string of lies and deceit destroyed what we once had. I moved on from her and didn’t look back.
Now I’ve taken the helm of a nationally renowned protective services company, and I’m looking to rebrand my career. The newly crowned Jameson Force Security is moving from the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to the mountainous steel town of Pittsburgh, and the last thing I have time for is to deal with my past.
More than a decade has passed since our split, but even a bruised and battered heart remembers its first love. So when Joslyn Meyers comes to me for help, I reluctantly agree to keep her safe from a terrifying stalker who keeps threatening her life.
As the danger continues to intensify, it becomes clear that I’ll stop at nothing to protect the woman who turned her back on me all those years ago. Because one thing is certain—no matter how hard I try to convince myself otherwise, Joslyn still has my heart.
He was the one-night stand that didn’t exactly go as planned. Now he’s standing before me as if he’s never seen me naked, telling my manager he’ll take the job. Reluctantly.
Sports agent extraordinaire. Handsome as hell. The man who just signed on to control my every move. Sure, I’m to blame for my recent bad press, but when your whole life has been so regimented, isn’t it normal to want to live it up a little? But when the partying stops and the grief I’m running from has nowhere else to hide, reality sets in. Turns out, Finn’s the only person I have left to help pick up the pieces. The only person to call.
Staying with him is a temporary thing. But when our fighting turns into laughter and our friendship turns into something more, will I fight for a man who swears he’s hard to love? Or is it wiser to walk away? To follow the plan?
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Offering to help with a client is a way to repay a long overdue IOU to my mentor. Little did I know she was the woman who left my hotel room at four in the morning.
Top-seeded US tennis player. Good girl gone bad. The woman currently about to throw her career away. And now my problem. The compensation to “babysit” her is great, but she isn’t worth my trouble. But when her world falls apart and she has no one else to turn to, I try to be a good guy by gathering her up and hiding her from the media’s eye.
Now she’s in my house, in my space, and even though I’m enjoying the side benefits of this unexpected arrangement, surely she’s better to leave when the time comes and follow her destiny. Because I’m not the man she needs. Not the man she could love. Right?
You will take this bride.
To have and to hold from this day forward.
Till death do you part.
This will be your solemn vow.
You have no choice.
Trapped in a twisted and dark courtship with a secret woman who needs my strength to survive, I will be wed.
Walking the thin line between lunacy and reality, I am now the protector of my future captive bride.
So, I have no choice but to recite the vows.
I take thee.
In this arranged matrimony.
Until we are parted by death.
A fangirl’s heart is caught between the man of her dreams…and the actor who plays him.
Aria Larsen compares every guy she’s ever met with the fictional character that’s stolen her heart. When she gets the opportunity to meet the actor who plays him in real life, she can’t help but feel disappointed, especially knowing that Ayden Stone finds part of the fandom…distasteful.
Her dashed expectations shouldn’t matter, but when Ayden turns out to be interested in her, Aria’s at a loss. What is she supposed to do with a living, breathing man with real flaws and real expectations of his own?
Ayden’s nothing like the character she’s fallen in love with.
Can Aria’s fangirl heart take a chance on someone who can actually love her back?
I’d dated his brother.
He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget.
I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece.
Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us.
Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames.
When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?
Josh Ives is the boss who goes on one business trip then comes back with the unexpected…
As co-owner of Ives & Wells, I’m ready to nail the most important business trip of my career. But does it have to include my business partner’s moody younger sister, Layla? Yes, it does, and she happens to be escorting me to New Orleans. As much as we hate each other, it isn’t completely crazy. Technically, she’s an employee and someone decided I should be her boss. But one fight after another leads us to an explosion in the bedroom… more than once.
I definitely wasn’t planning on nailing more than a good business deal on this trip.
Unfortunately, our plan to leave the antics in the bedroom and out of the office falls apart as soon as we return home. First, because some of our mutual talents can’t be forgotten. Two, because there is a business partner that may kill me as soon as he figures out what happened. And three, because some secrets can only be kept for so long, give or take nine months.
Thirty-eight-year-old set designer Amelia Parker is on a mission to get pregnant—soon. That’s why she’s researching sperm banks and procedures. It’s also why her best friend hires a matchmaker for her. She insists Amelia deserves—needs—a romance reset before she embarks on single parenthood.
Widower Lincoln Hayes is about to be an empty nester with his twins going off to college. He’s ready to have some fun, but he doesn’t want to do it alone. Dating, though…. Staying offline and hiring a matchmaker who vets his dates makes sense. Imagine Lincoln’s surprise when his first date in twenty years is actually his first love, the one who broke his heart and got away.
Amelia is shocked to see Lincoln, and the chemistry between them is as strong as ever. Amelia can easily imagine having Lincoln’s baby— but is her biological clock and desire for a child more than Lincoln can handle?
Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
I fell in love with him when I was seven. I scraped my knee, and he helped carry me inside. Our love story was the talk of the town until a woman told everyone she was pregnant with his baby. The only rational solution was to high tail it out of town and never come back.
My best friend needed a place to hide, and you can’t get much more covert than my family farm, so I came back. For her. It was supposed to be temporary, and I wasn’t supposed to see him, but that’s what happens when you live in a small town where everyone knows each other.
Being the sheriff in a small town was never my dream. My father died and my older brother took off, so I had to be the one to look after my mother. I stayed. I fulfilled my duties as a son and I protected my hometown.
My life wasn’t perfect, but I was content. Until I locked eyes with a ghost from my past, Kallie. I thought it was my imagination, it couldn’t be. I loved her most of my life, but now I hated her.
The town gossip mill was going into overdrive. I kept my head down and my mind off of the woman who shattered my heart when she ran away. She didn’t give me a chance to explain, it didn’t matter to her then. I didn’t matter.
A second chance is never promised, but now that mine is right under my nose, I’m not sure I can take it.
There are many rules a priest can’t break. A priest cannot marry. A priest cannot abandon his flock. A priest cannot forsake his God.
I’ve always been good at following rules.
Until she came. Then I learned new rules.
My name is Tyler Anselm Bell. I’m twenty-nine years old. Six months ago, I broke my vow of celibacy on the altar of my own church, and God help me, I would do it again.
I am a priest and this is my confession.
The first time we met, I was rescuing her from a cult.
The second time I laid eyes on her was when she showed up at Cerberus with a secret, asking me for an unthinkable favor.
What she was offering was something I never thought I could have, so I readily agreed.
I wanted more than just her secret though.
How can I convince my wife to fall in love with me when someone else is threatening to take it all away?
Taken prisoner by an enemy motorcycle club, a defiant young biker and a kidnapped girl find love in the dark jaws of hell.
Risking their lives and his club, Finger helps Serena escape. On the run, they are desperate to put their terrible scars behind them and be together, but danger lurks everywhere. There is nowhere safe, no “normal” for these two lovers hiding from a chaotic and brutal criminal underworld.
Murder and mayhem tear them apart, and when Finger is jailed, Serena disappears. Armed with a new name, alone in a new city, Serena builds a new life for herself. While a tortured Finger forges his own outlaw empire.
Years later, their worlds collide, and that unmistakable fire blazes between them, that never forgotten hunger. Their hearts are just as wild and fierce as ever, no matter the sacrifices they’ve made, the empty years apart, the blood spilled.
Now a fearsome MC president, Finger wants her back, and nothing and no one is going to stop him.
Not even the fiery and independent Serena.
When Raine Sullivan takes on an assignment, he has no idea he’s going to meet the woman of his dreams.
I’m the brother who likes to play pranks, to keep everyone laughing. But it isn’t a joke when I go to work for Sullivan Security, and especially when my old mentor and family friend General Allen needs my help. It seems his daughter has caught the attention of someone who has been cyberstalking her. I take the job without a second thought, remembering the sweet, slightly nerdy preteen I met years ago.
Only, she isn’t a preteen anymore. She’s beyond beautiful and brilliant. Another thing, geeky girls? They are sooo my thing. Not to mention, she has a wicked sense of humor, and while she seems sweet, she can cuss better than any Sullivan brother.
But coming onto her while I’m on the job would be unprofessional and besides, her father might just kill me. And he can do it. I know his history and there’s a reason he has enough medals on his chest to sink him to the bottom of the ocean.
As the cyber stalker goes into overdrive, we begin to spend all of our time together, and while I said I would resist seducing her, I didn’t say anything about not letting her seduce me.
The screaming fans in the crowd are proof the world loves Brett Pitzer, but I hate him. Those women lusting after him as he bangs on his drums have this fantasy of one night with him. He granted that dream to my sister, except he left her with a baby to raise on her own.
She couldn’t tell him about their boy, but with her life on the line the same night he’s back in town, I have no choice.
It’ll be an uphill battle trying to get in touch with this partying rock star who’s nothing like me, but after tragedy strikes, he’s the only biological parent my nephew has left.
I’ll do whatever it takes to protect the baby and give him the future he deserves, even if it means traveling on a tour bus with a man I can’t stand so I can be a nanny to his son. After all, I’m all my nephew knows, and he’s the only chance I have left.
They have it all…except the one thing that matters most.
Fiona Knight has just inherited her father’s penthouse condo after his sudden death. Her task is to clean it out and prepare it to sell, since she has no interest in living in the oversized space. But the billionaire living next door keeps distracting her from getting her work done.
Grayston Young isn’t just Fiona’s neighbor. He owns the very building where her father lived. But he’s also the man who plans to take away the thing that matters most to her: her small bookstore. One of his top projects involves buying up the entire strip mall and turning it into a medical center.
In their battle, they both start to realize there’s more to life than work. But one of them has to give in if they can ever be together, which means choosing love over business.