It started as a bet; now I don't want to stop. I was engaged once, and I learned my lesson. That'll never happen again. Women come and go, but my bar is all I give a damn about. F*ck commitment. All I need is one night. It's just for fun, and then it's over. Until she walked into my bar. My sweetheart.Gorgeous from head to toe, she's a woman who knows exactly what she wants. The whole nine yards, complete with a picket fence... not a southern bartender with commitment issues. Maybe it was the challenge that drew me to her... maybe it was something else. It was harmless flirting at first. Then it turned into a drunken deal. She's supposed to play my girlfriend until my sister's wedding, just to get my family off my back. Every day we get closer to the wedding, it's harder and harder to deny what I'm feeling. But she never wanted me to begin with. It was just a stupid bet. She never told me what she wanted in return. I know what she's desperate for though, a baby. A family to call her own.I'm not ready to settle down, but damn I want to hold on to her for just a little longer. But I can't let just a little longer turn into forever.**Knocking Boots is a full-length standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
One secretive nerd. One irreverent playboy. One Christmas party that changes everything.~~~I'm Mia, and I dream about publishing a book on medieval Paris. Except... I'm better qualified for writing a manual on how to go from a budding scholar to a pregnant runaway in three easy steps.From the author of #1 bestseller FIND YOU IN PARIS comes a hot and hilarious standalone perfect for fans of Lauren Blakely, Emily Giffin, Staci Hart, Christina Lauren and Corinne Michaels.My sister Eva carries a torch for the wrong man. Here's the gist of my sermons to her: "Drooling over your hunky astronaut boss is a loser's trek to Calamity with three stops along the way: Heartbreak, Job Loss, and Spinsterhood." The thing is, I'm in a terrible--you could even say impossible--position to lecture Eva. I'm attracted to my own boss. Raphael d'Arcy is funny, smart, and uber-rich. He's also smoking hot. That alone should have scared me away, were I not such a dolt, my academic achievements notwithstanding. But there's more. Raphael is France's most notorious playboy who doesn't do relationships. He does one-night stands. If sufficiently intrigued, he might do a fling. Which is the most I could ever hope to have with him--a short-lived fling. So what, right? It's not the end of the world. But consider this: Getting my heart broken by Raphael d'Arcy is the least of my worries. Some very serious merde has been piling up in my life lately. And it's about to hit the fan. RAPHAEL'S FLING is a sexy office romance with a swoony bad-boy hero, sizzling scenes, belly laughs, and a happily-ever-after.
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-08-01
Book 2 in the Spikes & Spurs Series He wasn't looking for trouble... But when the cops are knocking on your door, trouble's definitely found you. And this is where Wil Marshall finds himself after checking in to the Longhorn Inn. It could all be a big mistake, but Wil's not getting much sleep. Then the motel owner—who is drop dead gorgeous and feisty to boot—saves him from an even worse night behind bars. Now he owes her one, big time. ...But Trouble comes in all shapes and sizes Pearl never wanted that run-down motel, but her aunt didn't leave her much choice. And then this steaming hot cowboy shows up looking for a place to rest. Next thing she knows, she wants to offer him more than just room service. But if he calls her Red one more time, he won't be the only one accused of murder. Sparks are definitely flying and before long, the Do Not Disturb sign might be swinging from the door. Spikes & Spurs Series Love Drunk Cowboy (Book 1) Red's Hot Cowboy (Book 2) Darn Good Cowboy Christmas (Book 3) One Hot Cowboy Wedding (Book 4) Mistletoe Cowboy (Book 5) Just a Cowboy and His Baby (Book 6) Cowboy Seeks Bride (Book 7) Praise for Love Drunk Cowboy: "Brown revitalizes the Western romance with this fresh, funny, and sexy tale filled with likable, down-to-earth characters." —Booklist "Tender and passionate love scenes... endearing and quirky characters...What an absolutely adorable story." —The Romance Studio "Charming...full of sassy fun." —BookPage
The Navy made me the man I am, but I wouldn’t have survived without her. Violet Shaw. My Vi. I made her a promise a long time ago, and she thinks I broke it. But I never stopped loving her. I never will. I was fool four years ago. I threw what we had away, thinking it was for her own good. No girl should have to wait around for a soldier that might never come home. Everyday I thought about her; I fought to come back to her. Now that I’m back in our hometown, I see her everywhere, as curvaceous and tempting as ever. But all she’s doing is pushing me away. I was her first and I want to be her last. I just need one chance. I threw what we had away once -- I won’t make that mistake again. Vi is going to be mine. **Promise Me is a full-length standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Octavia E. Butler’s bestselling literary science-fiction masterpiece, Kindred, now in graphic novel format. More than 35 years after its release, Kindred continues to draw in new readers with its deep exploration of the violence and loss of humanity caused by slavery in the United States, and its complex and lasting impact on the present day. Adapted by celebrated academics and comics artists Damian Duffy and John Jennings, this graphic novel powerfully renders Butler’s mysterious and moving story, which spans racial and gender divides in the antebellum South through the 20th century. Butler’s most celebrated, critically acclaimed work tells the story of Dana, a young black woman who is suddenly and inexplicably transported from her home in 1970s California to the pre–Civil War South. As she time-travels between worlds, one in which she is a free woman and one where she is part of her own complicated familial history on a southern plantation, she becomes frighteningly entangled in the lives of Rufus, a conflicted white slaveholder and one of Dana’s own ancestors, and the many people who are enslaved by him. Held up as an essential work in feminist, science-fiction, and fantasy genres, and a cornerstone of the Afrofuturism movement, there are over 500,000 copies of Kindred in print. The intersectionality of race, history, and the treatment of women addressed within the original work remain critical topics in contemporary dialogue, both in the classroom and in the public sphere. Frightening, compelling, and richly imagined, Kindred offers an unflinching look at our complicated social history, transformed by the graphic novel format into a visually stunning work for a new generation of readers.
She could be the one to save him... if she doesn't burn him alive first. Ex-SEAL Walker Roman can never forget the carnage he witnessed during wartime. It haunts his dreams and lurks in the darkness of his every waking moment, ceaseless and unstoppable, no matter what he does to quiet his demons. Until the first time he sees the beautiful Ashleigh. For a moment, the demons scatter. One look at her sparkling blue eyes, and he'll do anything to take her home. It doesn't matter what secrets the strip club waitress has hiding in those depths... He needs her, naked and moaning his name, now. But those secrets are dangerous, and Walker doesn't know he's stepped into a minefield. Before he can so much as steal a kiss, they're on the run from the Russian mob, hiding out in his hometown. Walker knows the smart choice is to turn the girl over and save himself - but with every glance, every touch, and every kiss, he falls harder for his Doll. Caught between a rock and a hard place, will Walker and Ashleigh let go? Or will Ashleigh learn that a ring from a SEAL really means forever?
Author: Meghan March
Publisher: Meghan March LLC
Release Date: 2015-09-21
From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a sexy new standalone in the Beneath series. Are you ready to fall in love with the villain? I’m the guy you love to hate. In every story in my life, I seem to end up playing the villain—and I’ve got the scars to prove it. That role works fine for me, because I’m sure as hell not anyone’s hero. I run my life and my empire with an iron fist—until she knocks my tightly controlled world off its axis. She’s nobody’s damsel in distress, but I can’t help but want to save her anyway. I guess we’re about to find out if there’s a hero buried beneath these scars. * * * See what reviewers are saying: ""This book was EVERY-FREAKING-THING to me." --Author Amy Daws "When other readers ask if I have a list of books I'll read over and over again, Beneath These Scars will be in the top ten I recommend." --Goodreads Reviewer "I was hooked and in love from page one."--Goodreads reviewer
I live for f*cking and fighting. From Fallujah to Catahoula, ex-SEAL Sawyer Roman's left a trail of broken hearts in his wake. Settle down? Hell, the ripped, fierce bad boy doesn't even bed the same woman twice. When he winds up back in his hometown, he's got no intention of changing his ways. F*ck the comforts of small-town life, there's a world full of pussy out there to conquer. That is, until he sees her. Remy River, the gorgeous blonde knockout who slams the door in his face -- apparently, she hasn't forgiven him for his past sins. Time to conquer the unconquerable. I had his baby, and he doesn't know. Four years ago, Remy made a huge mistake. Lovesick and impulsive, she slept with Sawyer Roman. And while he was off shooting bad guys, she had his baby. He doesn't know Shiloh is his son, and if she ever tells him, his family's threatened to ruin her life. But now he's back, damaged but hotter than ever, and he still wants her. If only she could turn away. If only she could resist his kisses, but Remy melts when he looks at her like that. But this secret's weighing on her soul, the guilt getting heavier and heavier every day. Remy has to tell Sawyer that Shiloh is his, but can they start fresh? Or will it be the tragic end to their love story?
Author: K. B. Winters
Release Date: 2017-01-10
I'm a feckin' O'Brien. You know what that means? No one messes with me. I'm the head of the O'Brien syndicate and my only obligation is to the family.Until Ava. The curvy lass with a body made for sin. Ava is brilliant and beautiful and wears a suit of armor so thick, I crave to get a look inside. But I'm hiding a dangerous secret-a dirty lie-and come to find out, she has one of her own.I'm forced between a rock and a hard place and I have to make a choice-Killing her would protect my family...but pulling the trigger would destroy me.
A STAND ALONE story in the bestselling SIX PACK RANCH series by New York Times Bestselling Author Vivian Arend ––––- Nothing comes easy. You’ve gotta work for it. Matt Coleman always figured at this point in his life, he’d be settled down with a family. Since his ex split for the big city, though, no way will he give anyone else the chance to drop-kick his heart. Physical pleasure? Hell, yeah, he’ll take—and give—with gusto, but nothing more. Hope Meridan is working long hours to hold on to her new quilt shop, going it alone since her sister/business partner ran off. Sex? Right, like she’s got the time. Not that she doesn’t have the occasional dirty fantasy about Matt. Fat chance he’d dream of knocking boots with her—the younger sister of the woman who dumped him. Nope, she’ll just have to settle for friendship. Friends would be far easier if there wasn’t something combustible going on between them. And when casual interest starts to grow into something more, their tenuous bond strengthens in the heat of desire. But it may not survive the hurricane-force arrival of the last person either of them ever wanted to see again… Warning: Small-town rivals, men in pursuit and family meddling—in good and bad ways. Look for a cowboy who knows how to rope, ride and rein in a hell of a lot more than eight seconds of sheer bliss. Previously published in 2012
Will an Alpha cowboy find true love on the range in this sexy, small town western? “You won’t want to miss this fast-paced, sexy ride.” - NYT & USA Today Bestseller, Cora Seton A captivating contemporary western romance series that will appeal to fans of Vivian Arend’s Six Pack Ranch, Cora Seton’s Chance Creek, and Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge. The Rancher’s Son Cowboy Blake Sinclaire is determined not to repeat the sins of his father. That means choosing to love no one and save the settling down for his younger brothers. But one woman has thrown a wrench in those plans – Maddie Hansen, the sexy scientist who also happens to be the daughter of his family’s greatest enemy. The Woman He Shouldn’t Want Physicist Maddie Hansen vows she’ll never come back to the small town where she grew up - Prairie, Kansas. She’d rather stay in a dead-end job than stay trapped in a loveless marriage as a rancher’s wife. But she can’t stay away from Blake, especially after he saved her father’s life. Will their love take them SUPERNOVA, or collapse into a BLACK HOLE? Maddie’s father owns land that used to belong to the Sinclaires, and Blake will do anything to get it back - including talking Maddie into a fake engagement. But Blake’s got secrets. Big secrets. And when they come to light, will their love withstand the shockwaves?
One look, and panties drop. One night, and they’re ready to marry me. Too bad I’m not interested in anything more than a taste. Until I’m tempted by Little Miss Goody-Two-Shoes. She’s a good girl, the kind I want to possess, dominate, ruin. No one’s ever told me no, and I’m not about to let it stop me now. She keeps pushing me away, even with her curvy body pressed against mine and those soft moans spilling from her lips. But I’m persistent. She doesn’t stand a chance. And now that she’s moved in next door, it’s only a matter of time before I'll have her screaming my name. She can try to run, but she’s not getting away from the bad boy next door. *Inked is a full-length romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Author: Kate Brian
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2009-02-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
He's absolutely perfect. If only he were real. Lane and Vivi have had it with Isabelle Hunter's boyfriend, Shawn Littig (a.k.a. Sluttig). He is the only person who can turn their smart, confident best friend into a complete mess. When Shawn Sluttig cheats on and dumps Izzy just months before the prom she's been planning since the ninth grade, Lane and Vivi decide to take action. With a few quick keystrokes, they create a MySpace page for "Brandon," the perfect guy to get Izzy out of her revolving-door relationship with Shawn. Too bad he's totally fake. Vivi's younger brother, Marshall, who they hire to be the "man" behind the profile, is way too into being Izzy's fake boyfriend. So they turn to cute, prep-school Jonathan to be the face of Brandon. But when Vivi falls for Jonathan, and Sluttig tries to wedge his way back into Izzy's prom picture, the whole plan starts to go south faster than you can say "fake boyfriend."
The second I ran into Gunner Wilson and his outrageously cocky attitude at my cousin’s shooting range, I considered us a team. Then he played dumb about a duffel bag full of money, my cousin’s whereabouts, and the freaking case he’d been working. Now, I’d bet my britches (and everything else I’m wearing) that my sexy, hot-assed Texas Ranger is lying about my cousin’s real involvement in the local gun smuggling ring. I know just how damned distracting Gunner can be. Trust me. The pure, unadulterated want between us has never been stronger—and it seems Gunner is pulling all the punches to drive me crazy. He’s good, I’ll hand him that. But as they say—“You can’t pick your family”—and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let one of them take heat for a crime they didn’t commit. This case means war. The Deputy Laney Briggs series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 - Pretty Reckless Book #2 - Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy Book #3 - Talk Dirty to Me, Cowboy Book #4 - Pretty Shameless Book #5 - Pretty Lawless