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There’s something about a small town that whispers romance.
Perhaps it’s the night sky chuck full of stars that are undiluted by city lights.
Or, maybe it’s the history couples share growing up that makes love that much sweeter.
Perhaps it’s the slower pace, where love weaves itself into the fabric of laughter, heartbreak, hard times, and rocking on the front porch.
Whatever it is, it’s magical and I’m thrilled to share it with you in this new collection of small town romances.
The Cowboy Songwriter's Fake Marriage
When a man needs a mother for his child, he looks in an unlikely place: the newspaper.
Her Older Brother's Best Friend's Forbidden Kiss
He's always been off limits, but all she needs is one date. One date to fulfill a life-long dream and get rid of her crush. But she soon realizes that one date just isn't enough.
From Best Friend to Husband
Widowed young, romance is the last thing on her mind. That's usually when it comes knocking--she just didn't expect it to bring her dead husbands brother along with it.
Visit three small towns in this contemporary romance collection and let the romance wrap you up like a patchwork quilt.
Eliska Hudakova is from Slovakia. Hired to work as a housekeeper for a demanding and bitter academic, there's a lot more to her and her past. Not quite the delicate nobody her boss assumes, she will not stand idle when push comes to shove.
Elizabeth Clement-Walters is a hyper critical, acerbic former feminist icon. Determined to make the work as arduous as possible for the seemingly inoffensive immigrant worker, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for.
As their realities begin to clash, tensions rise and the dynamic between the two changes. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues bringing their pasts into the equation, and raising the stakes at every turn of event.
But who will prevail?
"The perfect book for fans of things that are out of the ordinary."
"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane gets a 21st Century reboot in a book that is packed with sparkling dialogue and serpentine twists."
"Harold & Maude meets Thelma and Louise."
"Satirical, surprising and suspenseful, Vasily Pugh's unique writing will turn your world upside down."
Ashley has loved the same guy since high school. She knew Davis Frothingham was special even before he championed her at her senior prom. She also knew he was completely out of her league.
Years later, her attraction for him is still there, but Davis? He doesn't even remember her.
When Ashley is tasked with being a caretaker for Davis' terminally ill grandmother, she's thrown back into his world. More than anything, she wants him to remember her, but that recollection could come at a price of its own.
Can Ashley accept that she's good enough for Davis? And can Davis learn to love a girl from the wrong side of the tracks? Find out in this delightfully fun romcom about love and life in Creek Water, Missouri!
"Darkly addictive and hauntingly beautiful, Peter and Sara's story will stay with you long after you read the final words." —Julia Sykes, USA Today bestselling author
He came to me in the night, a cruel, darkly handsome stranger from the most dangerous corners of Russia. He tormented me and destroyed me, ripping apart my world in his quest for vengeance.
Now he's back, but he’s no longer after my secrets.
The man who stars in my nightmares wants me.
When her best friend stages a love-life intervention with a psychic at a Chinese restaurant, Lilly Jones suddenly finds herself flying to Rome in search of her future husband. The only thing separating Lilly from true love is the fear of flying, lactose intolerance, a scandal with the Pope, and the sexy Italian she meets on the plane.
As seen in OprahMag, Bustle, Parade, PopSugar, New York Post, Essence, Travel & Leisure, Ms. Magazine, TheSkimm, Betches, Shondaland, and Buzzfeed! Named one of the Best Romances of 2020 by Apple, Kirkus, PW, Washington Post, NPR, BookPage, OprahMag, and Amazon.
USA Today bestselling author Talia Hibbert returns with another charming romantic comedy about a young woman who agrees to fake date her friend after a video of him “rescuing” her from their office building goes viral...
Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension. But romance? Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt. Romantic partners, whatever their gender, are a distraction at best and a drain at worst. So Dani asks the universe for the perfect friend-with-benefits—someone who knows the score and knows their way around the bedroom.
When big, brooding security guard Zafir Ansari rescues Dani from a workplace fire drill gone wrong, it’s an obvious sign: PhD student Dani and former rugby player Zaf are destined to sleep together. But before she can explain that fact to him, a video of the heroic rescue goes viral. Suddenly, half the internet is shipping #DrRugbae—and Zaf is begging Dani to play along. Turns out his sports charity for kids could really use the publicity. Lying to help children? Who on earth would refuse?
Dani’s plan is simple: fake a relationship in public, seduce Zaf behind the scenes. The trouble is, grumpy Zaf is secretly a hopeless romantic—and he’s determined to corrupt Dani’s stone-cold realism. Before long, he’s tackling her fears into the dirt. But the former sports star has issues of his own, and the walls around his heart are as thick as his... um, thighs.
The easy lay Dani dreamed of is now more complex than her thesis. Has her wish backfired? Is her focus being tested? Or is the universe just waiting for her to take a hint?
“Talia Hibbert is a rockstar! Her writing is smart, funny, and sexy..." - Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Little Bridge Island and Princess Diaries series
Shifters in Love brings you another holiday anthology from your favorite New York Times, USA Today, and bestselling authors. This is a collection of brand-new shifter romance stories in time for Christmas. We hope you enjoy our sassy, loving, smart, and sweet heroines as they fall for the man of their dreams and get their very own holiday present in the form of true mate love.
A Cowbear’s Christmas Fling - Liv Brywood
Amelia’s Christmas vacation to Huckleberry Valley takes an unexpected turn when sexy bear shifter Luke Evans catches her eye. She doesn’t have time for romance, but he’s impossible to ignore. With the help of a little mistletoe magic, he’s determined to claim her as his fated mate.
A Caribou Christmas Carol -- Lola Kidd
A last minute road trip leaves shifter Kary Doyle in a sticky situation. He thinks he’s found his mate but she’s a tourist from out of town. With her trip coming to an end, can he find a way to tell her how he feels without scaring her away?
Her Guardian - V. Vaughn
One avalanche. Two strangers. Three days until Christmas. Marjorie reluctantly went to the mountains of Colorado for the holidays to unplug from taking care of everyone in her werebear clan. The last thing she wanted was to end up with someone taking care of her.
Peppermint Prancer - Ellis Leigh
My job as a kitchen elf was easy until I was called to work in the training barn with the reindeer. Yes, those reindeer. Now I’m baking protein bars, worrying about things like carb loading, and doing my best not to obsess over one of the original sleigh pullers. The one with the graying hair who won’t stop flirting with me. Christmas is coming, and I know exactly what package I want under my tree.
Dragon Out The Tinsel - Julia Mills
One Wolf Princess. One amazing Dragon. A Destiny neither could’ve ever imagined. They may have waited thirteen years to be together but saving all they know and everyone they love is the only way these Fated Mates will get their well-deserved happily ever after and a very Merry Christmas.
Pirouetting Around the Dragon - Rinelle Grey
Helios has far too much on his plate for a forbidden romance with a very beautiful—and very human—ballerina… If Helios and Piper want their happily ever after, they’ll have to fight for it—and it won’t come cheap. But that shouldn’t be a problem for a dragon billionaire, right?
Fae Lady Rebellion - Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix
Chafing under the watchful gaze of her overprotective big brother, Wren Oberon has to use all of her fae powers to get her sneaky-sneak on so she could attend the holiday party of the year at Othercross. Now she finds herself in a compromising position with no help in sight--until some random wolf shifter comes to her aid in a most dramatic fashion. Can she figure out a way to escape her brother's enchantments or will she live the rest of her life wondering what might have been?
Dashing Home for Christmas - Harmony Raines
Reindeer shifter Dash is traveling home to Wishing Moon Bay for Christmas. One phone mix-up later and he has the best Christmas gift ever. His mate. But he soon realizes he will have to sacrifice his own happiness to make Penny’s Christmas wish come true.
Dragon’s Christmas Surprise- Scarlett Grove
350-year-old billionaire dragon Erik Sorenson is not a fan of Christmas. When a squirming bundle shows up on the firehouse steps, tinsel hanging from the firetruck is the last of his worries. He needs a nanny and fast. Daphne Young arrives for the interview wet and hungry and smelling like his mate. It’s then that Erik realizes he may need to change his mind about Christmas.
"... a superb story with brilliant dialogue, and a great interplay between all the different personalities therein. Highly recommended for those seeking high-quality chick lit with wit, sass, and plot aplenty." --Readers Favorite, 5 stars
Tara Heinz began her modeling career at the tender age of twelve. After spending fifteen years drooling over forbidden foods, she does the unthinkable. She enrolls in culinary school and becomes a pastry chef.
After a nasty breakup with her rock star boyfriend that leads to tabloid war, Tara takes a job at a rural lodge in Oregon to escape the spotlight she no longer desires.
James Cavanaugh is a farmer in Oregon. His days are spent building his business and his nights are spent sleeping, so he can get up at four in the morning.
Ruby Cavanaugh has plans for her son that involve her new pastry chef. Of course, neither James nor Tara know what's going on until it's too late.
*One of the BEST ROMANCE NOVELS OF 2020, Cosmopolitan Magazine*
“…literally a Hallmark movie in book form.”
She never dreamed her holiday would include
her hometown, a dog, or a firefighter.
But a mysterious charm bracelet
predicted it all…
Ashley’s supposed to be having the Christmas of her dreams. After four years of working at an upscale jewelry store in Manhattan, she’s finally going to get a little velvet box of her own—from her boyfriend Jeremy, who’s taking her on a romantic trip to Paris. What could go wrong?
Ashley heads home to Owl Lake instead, falling asleep on the train ride there…and waking up with a beautiful antique charm bracelet on her wrist. Soon, she realizes that each silver charm predicts an event that happens in real life. What does this mean for her and Jeremy…or her and Aidan, her former high school boyfriend, who’s now a local firefighter? Is there still a chance that she could have the perfect Christmas?
This small town Christmas romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Spiced Walnut Crust Cookies with Chocolate Ganache and Sea Salt.
One of BuzzFeed’s “Books Coming Out This Summer That You Need to Seriously Read” * One of Bustle’s “New Romance Novels to Make Your Spring Reading Even Dreamier Than You Imagined”
A charming romantic comedy about three sisters who are struggling to keep the family wedding planning business afloat—all the while trying to write their own happily-ever-afters in the process.
All’s fair in love and business.
The de la Rosa family and their wedding planning business have been creating happily ever afters in the Washington, DC area for years, making even the most difficult bride’s day a fairytale. But when their parents announce their retirement, the sisters—Marisol, Janelyn, and Pearl—are determined to take over the business themselves.
But the sisters quickly discover that the wedding business isn’t all rings and roses. There are brides whose moods can change at the drop of a hat; grooms who want to control every part of the process; and couples who argue until their big day. As emotions run high, the de la Rosa sisters quickly realize one thing: even when disaster strikes—whether it’s a wardrobe malfunction or a snowmageddon in the middle of a spring wedding—they’ll always have each other.
Perfect for fans of the witty and engaging novels of Amy E. Reichert and Susan Mallery, The Key to Happily Ever After is a fresh romantic comedy that celebrates the crucial and profound power of sisterhood.
Tequila Key is just like any other small town and I'm just like any other small town psychic. Scratch that. Tequila Key is a world onto itself and some people might think that I am one crayon short of the box. And, if we're being totally honest, Tequila Key is just like any other small town – if that town boasts a voodoo priestess and a few white witches for flavor. Turquoise blue water and the best margaritas this side of Mexico make it hard to leave. I'm Althea Rose, co-owner of Luna Rose Potions & Tarot Shop, and I've just stumbled into a love triangle while trying to save my best friend from being accused of murder. See? Just like any other small town.
When politics meets pole fitness, Mel's life flips upside-down.
After Mel’s disastrous promotional video goes viral, a “family values” group launches a protest against her dance studio. Their leader isn’t just trying to stop her from teaching—he’s using Mel as a moral scapegoat for his own senate campaign. If he wins the upcoming election, he threatens to change the laws to keep all pole dancing out of their community.
Mel’s no politician, but she's not not going down without a fight. Since running for office beats unemployment, she decides to face off against him. She hires a campaign manager and tosses her hat in the ring. There’s just one problem: voters don’t understand pole. Mel needs to change her image, fast. If she can’t get the people on her side, she won’t have a business to save. Worse, Mel finds herself falling for her campaign manager, Daniel, but she can't tell if he likes Mel the dancer or Melody the candidate.
For Mel, the hardest part of running for office may be protecting her heart.
Poll Dancer is a fun, witty update on My Fair Lady, perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella.
Bead shop owner Amelia Frothingham has been keeping a secret from everyone she knows.
She pretends to be the ultimate care-free bohemian chick, but the truth is, she's the world's biggest control freak. Much to the delight of her Southern family, Amelia's life appears to be smooth sailing. That is, until bad boy rockstar Huck Wiley mysteriously blows into town like a spring tornado.
Like every other woman under eighty with a pulse, Amelia's intrigued. So when Huck starts showing up in her shop with flirtation in mind, she finds herself getting sucked into the rock god vortex. But her previous attempts at long-distance love have always ended on a sour note, so Amelia has vowed never to repeat the experience.
What Amelia doesn't know is that Huck has a secret of his own, and he has no intention of returning to Los Angeles before he's good and ready.
Will Huck stay in town, scattering the beads Amelia has finally gotten sorted? Or will he head back to his glamorous life and take her last chance at spontaneity and love along with him?
Find out in this delicious romcom about love and life in Creek Water, Missouri!
Does it take a yipping beagle coupled with a feisty feline to find true love?
Running enthusiast Sydney Rylamore, a college track coach, takes great pleasure in her morning runs around the neighborhood. Her only problem: she’s afraid to leave the house. Her gruffy next door neighbor McSmiddy, with his intolerable barking dog, Buttons, make passing the front yard unbearable. When McSmiddy and Buttons go missing, Sydney, while curious, feels free.
At the urging of her sister Jasmine, Sydney investigates the disappearance of her neighbor and his dog, only to discover McSmiddy’s handsome nephew, Christopher. One simple mistake forces Sydney to abandon her fears and embark on a wild goose chase. During her pursuit with bare-bottomed Christopher on her heels, she encounters colorful characters and predicaments that force her to rethink her self-created limitations.
Can Sydney learn about unconditional love from the budding friendship of Buttons the dog and Colonel Molasses the cat, instinctive enemies by nature and nurture? Does Sydney have the courage to confront her canine anxieties and embrace the romantic overtures of the sexy and playful Christopher McSmiddy, the adoring nephew of her sworn enemy? Or will the doggy and cat chase cause Sydney to crawl further into the immaculate cage of her own creation?
* This book was formerly titled, "Off One's Barker."
When Lexi Blake was twelve years old, a fortune teller gave her the following cryptic message:
In your thirtieth year, once the dog jumps over you, your life will change in the most unexpected ways.
Lexi is thirty now and the following unexpected things have occurred:
•While walking through Central Park enjoying a beautiful fall day, Lexi eats dirt when a careless dog owner throws a frisbee at her head. A dog jumps over her.
•Lexi gets a promotion that pays less than her current job.
•Her crush announces that he’s engaged.
•Her apartment turns condo and she can’t afford the down payment.
In order to escape her bad luck, she takes a vacation to visit a good friend in Creek Water, Missouri. But as it turns out, fate has a lot more in store for Lexi Blake.
Will a good friend, an unexpected love interest, and a historic house have her scrapping her plans and moving to a small town on the banks of the Mississippi River? Find out in the delightfully funny rom-com that's sure to make you believe in happy endings!
THREE SIDE-SPLITTING NEW ORLEANS GO CUP CHRONICLES in a Box Set at the Ready-To-Go price of $4.99! All the fun of Mardi Gras—without the hangover! Colleen Mooney’s funny, romantic, delightfully meandering cozy mysteries guarantee you gon’ have an authentic New Orleans experience, dawlin’ with a wild ride thrown into the bargain. Brandy Alexander’s the real deal--yes, that’s her real name and she’s not even a stripper, although her best friend Julia is. YOU WILL LOVE THESE: The offbeat way Brandy goes about it all has a definite whiff of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum; fans of Stephanie Bond, Jana DeLeon, Joan Hess, Lisa Lutz, Sarah Strohmeyer, and Elaine Viets may also find a kindred spirit in this New Orleans dawlin’. And animal lovers will flat-out swoon! Book 1 RESCUED BY A KISS Brandy gets an unexpected KISS TO KILL FOR. Brandy still lives with her parents in the Irish Channel and she’s sort of semi kind of engaged to the boy next door, who’s—what else?—one of NOLA’s finest. And Italian! Dante, the BF, is such a thoroughgoing New Orleanian he always manages Mardi Gras parade duty on his own block. So you'd think Brandy might be a little self-conscious a suave Svengali in one of the gentlemen’s walking clubs mesmerizes her into a big fat Mardi Gras smooch right in front of him. But not a bit. Because after all, it's Mardi Gras, and also for another good reason--that kiss was long, slow, hot—unlike any kiss I’d ever had in my life. She makes a date to meet Mr. Great Kisser after the parade (Yes! Right in front of Mr. Right Next Door) but –horrors--arrives just in time to see him get shot. Although fortunately not shot dead. Before he passes out, he pulls her close and whispers, “Save Isabella. And with that we’re off on a screwball chase all over town, from Lee Circle to the Lakefront, with a stop at Charity Hospital, and finally to the French Quarter’s favorite gay dance club, at all times accompanied by Schnauzers, one of them named Geaux Cup.
Vol. 2 DEAD AND BREAKFAST--DEAD IN BED…WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Brandy Alexander is a true and trusted friend – not to mention something of a detective-- who else would you call if you found a full-blown murder mystery in your bedroom? So when Brandy’s best friend Julia, the ex-stripper-turned hotelier, finds her first and only guest covered in blood, lying half on and half off a broken bed—with Julia’s panties swinging from the chandelier – she gets Brandy on the horn. And Brandy does the only sensible thing—makes coffee...with a shot of whiskey--then calls the police. And who should respond, but her recent ex-boyfriend, Dante, with a brand new daggers-looking female partner? But wait! This is not nearly complicated enough for Noo Awlins, where, after all, everybody knows everybody! Julia’s lawyer is none other than Jiff, Brandy’s new squeeze (and the reason Dante’s the ex-boyfriend). As the suspense mounts, the romance blossoms, and not just one. Jiff’s looking more and more like Mr. Right: a 100% Class Act, with his own Schnauzer and a soft spot for Brandy’s three. But Dante makes it clear that he doesn’t plan to go quietly; the former Mr. Right Next Door has a few very sexy moves he’s been holding in reserve, which knock Brandy’s socks--and truth be told, her panties --off!
DRIVE THRU MURDER, Book 3 When Brandy pulls into the drive-thru, she expects to order a box of CLUCK IT!—CHICKEN BY THE BUCKET, not hear gunshots and see someone in high heels and a black leather miniskirt climbing out of the pick-up window dragging a body. Her boyfriend, New Orleans Detective Dante Deedler, is on this case and hers as bodies keep turning up and she knows about them before he does. Her neighbor--a palm reader who is also a phone sex operator--has visions of Brandy’s future and past leaving more questions than answers. Murders, family dilemma and a rescued Schnauzer named Jesus has Brandy distracted. Could she be the next victim? There's no place like New Orleans to have a good crime!
Get ready for Trouble (R.S. Grey, USA Today bestselling author) in this New York Times bestseller about starting over, finding love, and embracing life's second chances.
Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words "wrong number" in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend's heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.
Brian Savage is living a life he's quickly come to hate-until Sydney's wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past.
That awkward moment when you insult the boss on your first day on the job.
Yeah, that just happened.
In my defense, if I’d known it was Connor Colby of the Colby’s Chocolates and Candies empire standing by the display dressed in a candy cane-striped suit, I never would have opened my mouth to tell him that their signature chocolate bar sucked.
How was I supposed to know he was the boss man?
He was in town temporarily to help save his father’s company.
I was only there for a payday to jump start my art career.
I had one job—help him come up with a rock solid marketing plan.
The task included long nights and late dinners working by Connor’s side.
It did not include kisses, sex in the supply closet, or … worst yet, falling in love.
Why is that so bad you ask?
Because the man is leaving right after our mission is complete.
Will our sweet love become a sour punch to the gut or will we be together now & later and forever?
Author’s Warning: This standalone office romance is a lot sweet, a bit sexy and one with a ton of family feels. One-click this story for the wounded hero trying to save his father's company, the artistic heroine who faints at the sight of blood, her hilarious fun loving friends, and unplanned supply closet rendezvous.
**Includes the prequel - One Night With A Billionaire**
Jason Sutherland is a billionaire investor who has it all: good looks, billions of dollars, and every expensive toy a man could ever want. What he doesn’t have is the one thing he wants the most: Hope Sinclair. Unfortunately Hope, the little sister of his best friend, was off limits. But when he finds out that she’s getting married, he decides that he’s staking his claim before it’s too late, and it will take more than a little deception and risk to accomplish his goal. Hope could end up hating his guts, but after spending one forbidden night with her that he can’t forget, he knows he has to try to make her his forever.
Hope Sinclair was born into money, but being rich has never made her happy. The one thing she wants is a man to care about her and not her bank account. The closest thing she’s ever found to real happiness was the magical, passionate night she’d spent in the arms of Jason Sutherland…until that night turned into heartbreak. So when he unexpectedly comes back into her life in the strangest of ways, Hope is determined to resist her attraction to him.
Thrown together by Jason’s deception and with their passion still burning hot, can the two of them survive after the billionaire is unmasked?
The Billionaire's Obsession Series:
The Billionaire's Obsession - Simon
Heart Of The Billionaire - Sam
The Billionaire's Salvation - Max
The Billionaire's Game - Kade
Billionaire Undone - Travis
Billionaire Unmasked - Jason
Billionaire Untamed - Tate
Billionaire Unbound - Chloe
Billionaire Undaunted - Zane
Billionaire Unknown - Blake
Billionaire Unveiled - Marcus
Billionaire Unloved - Jett
Billionaire Unchallenged - Carter
Billionaire Unattainable - Mason
What if you could find the love of your life just by reading between the lines?
Single mom Fordham Price is juggling her job at a small publisher, her precocious ten-year-old daughter, and her feisty mother. She wants to find time for men, but after a series of dating disasters, her relationship status is still stuck at single.
As if her macchiato lite wasn’t already overflowing, a co-worker gets pregnant, and Fordham is expected to step in and deliver the company’s latest reality read from the Flowers from the Heart series. She must now supplement her own romantic misadventures with tales of cynical cat-ladies, identical-twin husbands, spunky monks, and countless other web-crawlers.
As she wades through the submissions, she finds one from a widower whose story gives her tingles in all the places she forgot existed. His words draw her in until she finds herself daydreaming about him more than she’d care to admit.
Could she have a love like that, or will her romantic fate be forever bound to her philandering ex-husband?