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A small-town mayor. A stranger with a sketchy past.
Two weeks before Christmas, Katie is kicked out of her apartment. Again. Rather than wander the streets and continue to work for a dirty cop, she escapes, determined to disappear for good. Until her car breaks down in a small New Mexican town, and everything is threatened when she falls for the charming mayor.
Sam Freedman is the first bachelor mayor of Amor. After convincing the locals that having a mayor without family responsibilities means he can dedicate all of his time to the community, they watch his every move. Then Katie Andersen shows up. Against Sam’s better judgement, he hires her to replace his former event coordinator. Now he can barely think straight, let alone run a town.
In the midst of half-truths and outright lies, Katie and Sam desperately search for the place where honesty and trust lead to love. But they have to find it before the past catches up with them.
Borrowing Amor is the first book in this New Mexican small-town romance series. If you like small towns, quirky characters, and swoon-worthy kisses, then you’ll love this story of love and new beginnings.
Pick up Borrowing Amor to embark on this romantic journey today!
A lady lawyer determined to score the job of her dreams.
With no family and a transient upbringing, Katelyn Whitaker wants nothing more than financial security and a permanent place to call her own. She’s finally finished law school and is close to landing a job with a prestigious Chicago law firm, but only if she can track down and convince a reluctant client to agree to the terms of his inheritance.
A millionaire beach bum who traded duty and responsibility for sun and sand.
Toby Hayes already has more money that he knows what to do with so why would he agree to serve as executor for his great-aunt’s estate, which she left to a neurotic Great Dane with chronic drooling issues? The proud owner of his own little piece of heaven known as Margarita Key, Toby has no intention of ever again answering to anyone, least of all a 200-pound dog with his own therapist, chauffeur and chef.
One night in paradise that will change them both
When Katelyn arrives at Margarita Key, she discovers the only person on the island is a disreputable individual who can only be the caretaker. Toby does nothing to clarify his true identity, especially after realizing that if anyone ever needed a dose of island medicine—sun, sand, surf and a fruity cocktail—it’s this woman who’s all briefcase and business. But one magical night will reveal discoveries neither is prepared to face
"Chris Keniston gives us a world you'll never want to leave." Emily March, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eternity Springs series.
"Chris Keniston never disappoints!" RaeAnne Thayne New York Times Bestselling Author
Welcome to Farraday Country, a twist on the favorite 7 Brides for 7 Brothers theme set in cattle-ranching west Texas, with all the friends, family and fun that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Chris Keniston.
On a barren road in the pre-dawn hours, Adam Farraday, the oldest of seven siblings, happens upon a disabled sports car and an angel in white searching for a disappearing dog. What is it about this secretive redheaded beauty that intrigues him as no woman has before?
After learning her fiancé's true nature minutes before her wedding, Meg O'Brien drives as fast and as far away from her world as she can. Stranded with no money, and nowhere to go, the city girl must learn to fit in to small town life and all its quirky trappings. Too bad falling in love with her handsome rescuer is not an option.
More Books in the Farraday Country Series:
Brooks – Book 2
Connor – Book 3
Declan – Book 4 -
Ethan – Book 5 -
Finn – Book 6 -
Grace – Book 7 -
Hannah - Book 8 -
Ian - Book 9 -
Jamison - Book 10
Keeping Eileen - Book 11
Praise for Farraday Country:
"Loved it. Fast moving and fun." Jodi Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author on DECLAN.
"My kind of read! Spend an afternoon with a great romance story, a feisty heroine, and one unforgettable hero." Lindsay McKenna, New York Times Bestselling Author on ADAM
For more books by multi-time USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston, check out.chriskeniston.com
My new neighbor is looking for a nanny. Cool. But what starts with accidental encounters in the bathroom, ends with passionate nights in his bedroom – and now we’re in a fake-marriage!
Brad is a fearless firefighter risking his life for others.
But he’s messed up when it’s about saving himself.
After his wife has left him heartbroken with a small child, he’s looking for a nanny.
I take the job because I need to pay my bills as my own demons are haunting me.
Everything seems to be going well until his ex comes back seeking sole custody for their son.
Brad’s lawyer advises him to show the judge a new wife so he can keep the baby.
Now we have to play pretend for 8 weeks until the trial is over.
But what starts as fake, soon becomes very intense and real.
All of a sudden, I ask myself three critical questions:
1) What if Brad’s ex finds out everything is set up?
2) What will my real husband say?
3) When should I tell Brad that the result of my pregnancy test is anything but fake?
"Unexpected Heat" is a stand-alone fake marriage romance, between enemies who become lovers, with a baby surprise and a guaranteed HEA you don't want to miss! No cheating. No cliffhangers. Includes a preview of "My Best Mistake".
When Joel Shields dies, Robin Grover's only goal is to get her four best friends back to Five Island Cove to celebrate the life of Kristen's husband. She alone has stayed in the cove while everyone else couldn't wait to get away.
Alice Keller comes instantly, because her mansion in the Hamptons and her husband's infidelity is smothering her. Not only that, but Kristen has always been like a mother to her, and she wants to support her.
Eloise Hall comes quickly too, because she's not teaching at the university this summer, and she might as well visit her mother—and the house she secretly bought years ago. Her first night on the island, she runs into an old high school crush, and a flame ignites that hasn't been there before.
But Kelli Thompson and AJ Proctor are more resistant, and as Robin, Alice, and Eloise uncover secret after secret in the books, journals, and files in Joel's office, Robin becomes more determined to reunite them all.
When Kelli and AJ finally arrive in the cove, the women are embroiled in secrets the lighthouse has hidden for decades. Robin tries to hold them all together, but she too breaks down and admits that her perfect-on-the-outside life isn't so perfect.
As they work together to find the truth, they learn to let go of what doesn't matter and cling to what does: faith, family, and most of all, friendship.
My best friend’s brother has always been a pain.
He’s bossy, full of himself, and demanding.
I’d rather be anywhere but in a room with him.
But for Doug, I’ll do just about anything,
Even if that means interviewing the new mayor,
And helping him with the annual Fourth of July celebration.
Long hours of working together make me see Gavin in a new light,
And soon I’m questioning everything I’ve ever thought about him.
Is it that I really can’t stand him?
Or can I not stand how he makes me feel when I’m around him?
All I know for sure is there will definitely be fireworks this Fourth of July.
My Brother's Best Friend is a full-length romance novel all wrapped up with a beautiful and sweet HEA sure to make your heart soar! This book is part of the Holiday Romances series but stands alone. Books do not have to be read in order.
Of all the girls in Paris... he picked me.
I was studying the Mona Lisa, and he was studying me. Not my sister. Me. He turned me upside-down. I hardly recognized myself through his eyes.
Beautiful. Interesting. But it was all a lie.
It was just a family vacation. Until he came along. I gave him kisses freely, but what he took from me was priceless.
A headstrong woman with a mysterious past. Three gorgeous construction workers, still mourning the death of their shared wife. Some things were just meant to be.
It was the renovation job of a lifetime - a historic manor in Rhode Island, complete with three ripped, musclebound bosses, each more handsome than the next. They were more like brothers than lifelong friends. Men who shared everything together, including their own wicked little secret.
Working for them is one thing. Living with them, quite another. When boundaries are crossed and curtains of restraint fall, our overwhelming attraction leads to unspeakably hot encounters throughout the ancient grounds. And when I discover their ultimate secret - that these men have shared everything in their lives? I can't help but wonder if I might be that last, perfect piece of a very butterfly-inducing puzzle.
Bryce. Camden. Roderick. I can't get them out of my mind. Not that I have to, because all three are bent on seducing me, loving me, taking me into their lives to fill that dark, hollow void. A cold, lonely void I unfortunately know so very well.
Can four wounded souls come together and find the strength to heal old wounds? Or will the ghosts of our shattered pasts come back to haunt our one shot at true happiness?
THEIRS TO KEEP is a smoldering, stand-alone reverse harem love story filled with suspense, humor, romance, and enough molten hot action to melt your kindle into a steaming pile of glass and plastic (author not responsible for molten kindles). HEA guaranteed!
The ultimate bad boys, criminals capture our attention and awaken our darkest desires. Celebrate the illicit in this romantic suspense anthology, where handcuffs are used for more than play. These stories are shocking, sexy, and thought-provoking.
In New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren’s Magnolia Hotel, meet the heroine who pays her brother’s debt to a loan shark—who happens to be her childhood crush. Find out if the jury made the right decision in Acquitted by award-winning author Giselle Renarde. Explore a dark and sensual psychology with New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin in Unlawful Seduction.
New York Times Bestseller Skye Warren – Magnolia Hotel
Cynthia Rayne – Captivated
New York Times Bestseller Pam Godwin – Unlawful Seduction
Sheri Savill – Slipknot
New York Times Bestseller Shoshanna Evers – This Might Hurt A Bit
Candy Quinn – The Bombshell
Tamsin Flowers – Playing with Fire
Elizabeth Coldwell – Disposing of Donnie
Audrey Lusk – Surprise Witness
Trent Evans – Last Day
Giselle Renarde – Acquitted
Ride the edge of desire and see if you can TAKE THE HEAT…
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?
Welcome to Sugar Maple
Sugar Maple may look like your postcard-perfect Vermont town but that’s where the similarity ends. Our librarian is a beautiful Norwegian troll. The funeral parlor is run by a family of vampires. The Sugar Maple Inn is owned by Fae while the werewolves keep our hardware store well-stocked. For centuries we have been home to house sprites, witches, selkies, spirits, shapeshifters, and elves.
And who could forget Forbes, our lovable Mountain Giant?
I’m Chloe Hobbs, the half-human/half-magick owner of Sticks & String, the most popular knit shop in New England, where your yarn never tangles, you always get gauge, and the knitter sitting next to you only comes out after dark. And did I mention that I’m almost thirty, single, and with no prospects in sight? My friends and neighbors have been casting spells to help me find Mr. Right but so far their efforts have been all wrong.
Who'd have guessed I'd find my soulmate in Luke MacKenzie, a cop investigating Sugar Maple's very first murder? Bad news is he's 100% human which could spell disaster for a normal future with a paranormal woman like me--in love, in danger, and in way over my head.
Romantic Times Book Club – 4.5 stars – TOP PICK
Bretton launches her new series of magic and murder with an enchanting, lyrical masterpiece that should make its way to the bestseller list in no time. Brilliantly weaving the town of Sugar Maple with that of its inhabitants into one living, breathing entity, this novel captivates readers from the first page. With vibrant, multidimensional characters, including the town itself, Bretton pens a memorable romance that combines knitting, love, magic, and self-discovery.
Tongue-in-cheek humor lifts this weird but fun hybrid, part knitting cozy, part paranormal romance, from romance veteran Bretton (Just Desserts). After a classy female tourist drowns mysteriously in an icy lake in remote Sugar Maple, Vt., the Montpelier authorities ask Boston homicide cop Luke MacKenzie to investigate. As Sugar Maple's temporary police chief, Luke soon notices the village's odd ambience. Originally a haven for witches who fled the Salem witchcraft trials three centuries earlier, Sugar Maple is now home to witches, vampires, fairies and trolls. Luke is also attracted to Chloe Hobbs, the half-human owner of the knitting shop Sticks & Strings, who must find Mr. Right if she's to preserve the spell that sustains the town's unusual residents. As sparks literally fly between the two, Chloe's "magickal" side stirs into life. Bretton charmingly depicts how love empowers Chloe and awakens Luke to some major surprises.
Fight demons. Fall in love. Save the world.
Welcome to Angel Academy.
Wings of War is the full, four-book Angel Academy series wrapped up into a single, binge-worthy volume.
Need to escape into a world of take charge heroines, hot angels, and a battle that rages between Good and Evil – and for Celeste’s heart? Look no further.
My name is Celeste Venoix and I’m no angel.
I never had a family, so I’ve been taking care of myself ever since I was a kid. One night, some creep follows me home, and I use my fists to put him in his place. After the brawl, a handsome stranger approaches me, saying that I might be an angel.
What the ....?
Next thing I know, I’m enrolled at the Angel Academy. The academy teaches angels-in-training how to fight demons and become fluent in an ancient language or two. It’s hard enough trying to keep up with my classes, but somewhere between working on my swordsmanship and my Latin prepositions, I find myself falling for my best guy friend.
And falling for a handsome stranger.
And falling for a guy who totally hates my guts.
All at the same time.
Oh, and did I mention that demons keep trying to kill me and I have no idea why?
It’s going to be one blazing inferno of a year.
The Angel Academy series is a paranormal, university-age reverse harem series. Get ready for angelic warriors, terrifying demonic foes, and an action-packed story that ends with steamy, sweet, and totally heart-melting HEA for Celeste and her guys.
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!
A mistaken arrest, an unpaid debt and a trip to Vegas with my broody boss. What can possibly go wrong?
One thing I learned this week: Never choose an essay topic based on the movie Thor and Chris Hemsworth’s abs. Another—probably more important—thing I also learned: Drooling when staring at Jameson Drake is not a good look.
I thought my week was as bad as it would get, until I find out my dad owes Jameson a lot of money. And I’m supposed to pay it off by working for him.
I end up with a new job, a huge debt to pay off and a hot boss who takes broody alpha to a new level. When I find myself on my way to Vegas to bail my dad out, Jameson insists on coming along. Things go from bad to worse, as they usually do when my family is involved, and Jameson turns into my savior.
Now I’m faced with a choice: Keep things professional or explore the chemistry between us. But honestly, who can resist a knight in shining armor?
If you like hilarious, heartwarming novels with a quirky heroine then you'll love this laugh out loud romantic comedy. This is the first book in the Some Call It Series and can be read as a standalone.
PENCRAFT Award Winner - Historical Romance
“A series with an intriguing historical setting and time-travel premise...” –KIRKUS REVIEW
Sassy and Owen Winslow were historical experts on the Revolutionary War and the Culpers, Washington’s spy ring. After her husband dies unexpectedly, Sassy struggles to find new meaning in her life. When she goes exploring in the Cohutta Wilderness, she falls through a hole in time, and finds herself in the Indian Territory in 1778, falling in love with Big Sexy Will Selk.
Will Selk, one of Washington’s spies, falls in love with the spunky widow who came to live at McCarron’s Corner after her husband’s death. When he learns she came from Beyond, both Will and the Commander-in-Chief are eager to pick the historian’s knowledge of the American Revolution – and in the process, Washington identifies the Culper Ring’s Madame X, who turns the tide for the patriots to win the war when Sassy provides vital information.
Finding out her husband of over twenty years is cheating on her? Check.
Laid off from her job the very same day? Check.
Ari had a very bad day and flees to Moonshire Bay to relax, heal and figure out what she really wants. At least she knows what she doesn’t want – a relationship.
Jack Callahan has been playing it safe in all aspects of his life after a failed business and a horrible misjudgment of someone’s character. Living in Moonshire Bay allows him to coast through life with his shields up and blinders on.
So what happens when Jack and Ari start working on a project together? Can their newfound friendship and attraction overcome their lack of trust?
Four friends. Twenty-two bridesmaids' dresses. One random act of kindness that will change their lives forever.
Tess has given up looking for Mr. Right, but that doesn't mean she's given up on love. When she reads a newspaper article about a young couple who've had everything stolen from their home, including four bridesmaids dresses, she knows she has to help.
But by helping the bride, Tess risks exposing a past she doesn't want anyone to know about. She does everything she can to minimize the danger she's in, but she does the one thing guaranteed to destroy everything - she falls in love with the wrong man.
Logan Allen has spent most of his career reporting on the news from around the world. When a letter arrives from Afghanistan, the trauma he's been living with is about to explode back into his life. He betrayed a small Afghan village and Tess thinks he's betrayed her.
From their first random act of kindness comes an experience Logan and Tess will never forget. And maybe, if they work together, they can create a future that's better than anything they've left behind.
ALL OF ME is the first book in The Bridesmaids Club series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan's books:
"Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River Series will love this feel-good small town romance."
"I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!"
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book."
Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan:
The Montana Brides:
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)
The Bridesmaids Club:
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)
Emerald Lake Billionaires:
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)
Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)
Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason)
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Sam and Caleb)
Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William)
Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)
Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac)
Santa's Secret Helpers:
Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack)
Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben)
Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven)
Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John)
Mesmerizing and romantic, Stars Over Clear Lake transports readers to the Surf Ballroom, where musical acts became legends in the 1940s and which holds the key to one woman’s deepest secret.
Lorraine Kindred’s most cherished memories are of the Surf Ballroom, the place where youth lost themselves to the brassy sounds and magnetic energy of the big band swing, where boys spent their last nights before shipping off to war—and where Lorraine herself was swept away by a star-crossed romance.
Returning to the ballroom for the first time in decades, Lorraine enters a dazzling world she thought long vanished. But as the sparkling past comes to life, so does the fateful encounter that forced her to choose between her heart and her duty all those years ago—and Lorraine must face the secret she’s buried ever since. Along the way, she’ll rediscover herself, her passion, and her capacity for resilience.
Set during the 1940s and the present and inspired by a real-life ballroom, Loretta Ellsworth’s Stars Over Clear Lake is a moving story of forbidden love, lost love, everlasting love—and self love.
The one man I can’t have.
The one man I can’t resist.
Ex-Marine Tyler walked in, and my professional ethics burned down.
Muscled, tattooed, not much talk and a whole lot of action.
All it takes is one innocent touch, and he sets me ablaze.
I have to have him.
But I’m not supposed to sleep with patients, present or past.
We have to keep our scorching affair a secret.
I know it’s wrong. I have to break things off.
I’m heartbroken, but that’s not my biggest problem.
When I pushed Tyler away, he left something behind.
Something I’m not going to be able to hide for much longer.
Do I run? Do I give up the career I’ve worked so hard to achieve?
Or can I have the family I’ve always dreamed of?
Because the one man I’m not supposed to want,
Is the only one I’ve ever loved.
Book 5 in the Forbidden Lovers series brings you Tyler and Layla’s story. Damaged is a standalone, full-length romance with burning passion, secrets, and drama. And don't forget the HEA that makes it all worthwhile…
From USA Today Bestselling author, Leslie Langtry...
YOU CAN'T PICK YOUR FAMILY...
Death by Chocolate is her favorite dessert. And those knitting needles aren't just for craft projects. To most people, Gin Bombay is an ordinary single mom. Then again, they don't know she's from a family of top secret assassins. Somewhere between leading a Girl Scout troop for her kindergartner--would nooses count for a knot badge?--and keeping their puppy from destroying the furniture, Gin now has to take out a new target.
BUT YOU CAN PICK THEM OFF
Except this target has an incredibly hot Australian bodyguard who knows just how to make her weak in the knees. But with a traitor threatening to expose everything, Gin doesn't have much time indulge her hormones. She's got to find the leak and clear her assignment...or she'll end up next on the Bombay family hit list.
Greatest Hits Mysteries:
'Scuse Me While I Kill This Guy – book #1
Guns Will Keep Us Together – book #2
Stand By Your Hitman – book #3
I Shot You Babe – book #4
Paradise by the Rifles Sights – book #5
Snuff the Magic Dragon – book #6
My Heroes Have Always Been Hitmen - book #7
Greatest Hits Mysteries Holiday Bundle
"Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense."
~ Chicago Tribune