Contemporary Romance

Contemporary Romance

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Definition of "Contemporary Romance": While technically a subgenre of the Romance category, that category is much too large to not be broken down. Contemporary Romance, by definition, is set in the time in which it was written.  The ebooks in this category are largely focused on the relationship and romantic love shared by two people.  Typically, ebooks in this category reward characters that are good people, punish those that are bad, and end with an upbeat, positive conclusion.  But, that "formula" is always being altered by excellent authors--which is why we read their ebooks, right?

 

Some examples of the best Contemporary Romance ebooks past and present include Nicholas Sparks (The Longest Ride), Tracy Brogan (Crazy Little Thing), Jojo Moyes (Me Before You), Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook), Lisa Kleypas (Blue-Eyed Devil).

Inferno of Love: A Western Fireman Romance Novel (Firefighters of Long Valley Book 2)

by Erin Wright


A man of integrity…with a secret desire

Moose Garrett just wants to do the right thing. Fulfill his duty. Honor his parents. Fix his neighbors’ tractors. Ignore the girl he needs to forget.

Everyone in Sawyer expects Moose to woo and wed the town beauty queen – not Georgia Rowland. Hell, Moose’s parents have all but signed a marriage contract with the revered patriarch of another wealthy Sawyer family. 

So yeah, it’s true that Georgia’s been tempting him ever since he hit puberty and discovered the allure of the opposite gender, but that doesn’t mean he’s actually going to give into the temptation.   

Georgia is strictly off limits. 
Totally. 

But matters of the heart are about as predictable as a wildfire – a wildfire that comes straight out of nowhere…and changes everything. 

A woman who’s all business…with a secret crush

Georgia has spent a lot of years – roughly 26 of them or so – pretending Moose Garrett wasn’t the finest man in Sawyer. She pushes pesky thoughts of him clear out of her mind. She never pays a bit of attention to his powerful build, or how his blue jeans show off his lean and muscular body. And for the record, she barely even notices the way his slow, sultry smile makes her knees wobbly.

Because that hardly ever happens.

As the youngest branch manager of the Goldfork Credit Union, and the first female to hold that position, she’s too busy for any of that nonsense. Besides, everyone knows Moose is bound to marry Sawyer’s reigning beauty. Georgia is sure he’d never give a moment’s notice to…well, to someone like her.

But when Miss No Nonsense sets out on a hike in the foothills of Long Valley and gets trapped amidst the flames of a wildfire, the only man she’s ever wanted swoops in to save her.
So yeah, Moose is the last man she should dream about.

But he’s the one man who will walk through danger and smoke and fire.

Just to find her…

Inferno of Love is the second novel in the Firefighters of Long Valley series, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!

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His Boss's Daughter

by Mia Ford

 

My boss’s daughter crashed into my life…like fireworks. 

And now, she’s carrying my baby. 

I am a Navy SEAL, and a single dad to the most beautiful son on the planet. 

Ethics come naturally to me, 

Except when I see Alexa.

Oh…I am drawn like a moth to flame, 

And want to drown myself in the vast ocean of her deep, blue eyes. 

This is wrong on so many levels. 

She’s the boss’s daughter, and so much younger. 

But then…it’s been a long time. 

No matter how hard I try to resist, life keeps bringing her back to me. 

I need her.

My boss is going to kill me if he finds out. 

And I’m going to do everything to claim what’s mine – my family.

 

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King of Diamonds: A Mafia Romance

by Renee Rose


"Dark, dirty, and perfect--Renee Rose has mastered this genre." ~USA Today Bestselling Author Alta Hensley

I WARNED YOU.
I told you not to set foot in my casino again. I told you
to stay away. Because if I see those hips swinging around
my suite, I’ll pin you against the wall and take you hard.
And once I make you mine, I’m not gonna set you free.
I’m king of the Vegas underground and I take
what I want.

So run. Stay the hell away from my casino.
Or I’ll tie you to my bed. Put you on your knees.
Break you.

Or else come to me, beautiful, if you dare...

King of Diamonds is a stand-alone romance in the Vegas Underground series. No cheating, no cliffhangers.

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Abigail Always (Ever After Book 5)

by Linda Poitevin


Still grieving the loss of her husband and young daughter, Abigail Jamieson is struggling to carve out a new life on her own.  With no work experience and few marketable skills, Abby falls back on the one thing she knows how to do well--run a household.

Agreeing to be a nanny for an attractive and dedicated single dad, however, turns out to be more than Abby bargained for.  Mitch Abrams, a widower himself, can barely keep his head above water while raising three daughters who challenge him at every turn.  Sympathetic to his desperation, Abby signs on for a three-month stint to get Mitch's house and family in order, but she soon finds the entire Abrams family stirring a warmth in her she thought she'd never feel again.

It's clear that the girls and Mitch all want her in their lives, but can Abby let go of the pain of her own loss and give herself another chance at love and family?

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Lost: A Mountain Man Rescue Romance

by J.S. Scott/ Lane Parker


A sexy, moody, broody mountain man who only wants his solitude. A city woman trying to find herself in the backwoods. One horrible rock slide that leaves the two strangers stuck together...whether they want to be or not.

I've been holed up in my crappy, one room cabin in the back country of Colorado for so long that I'm basically not even human anymore. And I'm not here because I have to be. I'm not some crazy prepper who thinks the apocalypse is coming, and I'm not running from the law.

I'm just an artist who gets lost in the creation of my wood sculptures, and I'm alone because I like it this way. I do my best work when I'm separated from the rest of the world And for the most part, people suck, and there isn't anybody back in civilization who will ever notice that I'm not there anyway.

I'm so far off the beaten path that it's rare for me to see another human at all, and I'm perfectly fine with that...until Keeley Norton comes crashing into my solitary life--literally.

It isn't like I really want to rescue the woman and haul her back to my cabin. But I can't leave her on the side of the mountain injured, either. I might be a surly jerk, but even I can't be that heartless.

Basically, I'm screwed in more ways than one.

Luckily, she only has to be stuck with me for a few days. I can handle that, right? Even if I don't want her in my cabin, what can happen in forty-eight hours?

Problem is, I didn't count on the way she makes me feel every time I look into her sexy, smoldering dark eyes. All I really want to do is nail her. Against the wall. Bent over my rickety table. Any time or any place is fine with me. And believe me, I fantasize about every single location as the hours tick by.

My plan is to just ignore her until she can get back to her own place, but that idea isn't working out so well.

Turns out, Keeley isn't a woman who is easily ignored.

She's beautiful.

She's sexy.

She's smart.

She's chatty -- which really should drive me crazy since I'm a guy of few words, but it grows on me.

She's kind and not the type to judge -- even though she's a smart-mouthed city woman who doesn't have a clue how to survive in the backwoods.

All in all, Keeley is way more dangerous to me than any four-legged predator in the woods.

Simply put, she's exactly the kind of woman I need to avoid.

And I try to keep my distance. I want to keep my secrets to myself, and the last thing I want is to be painfully pried open by a female who will be gone in a matter of a few days.

I'm a master at avoiding complications, but Keeley is an unholy temptation that even a hardened loner like me might not be able to resist...
 

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Love Us Both (A Calendar of Love Novel Book 5)

by Lexy Parker


Move on. Start over.

Easy words for everyone else, but not me.

My wife died on my operating table, and moving on just isn’t going to happen.

Not until I decided to go back to the small town where I grew up.

My boy and I needed different scenery to try to reboot life.

And we did. Until one day, a beautiful woman walked into my office and everything changed.

She was from one of the oldest families in Tennessee and needed my help.

With the way she made me and my son feel, I was more than happy to offer it.

Love wasn’t supposed to show up again, and certainly not this soon.

But it did. It has.

I just hope she knows that she has to love us both. Forever.

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Pregnant by Mistake

by Victoria Snow

 

A forty-year-old CEO knocking up his twenty-three-year-old assistant?

Alright, falling for the s$xy single dad was a HUGE mistake.

Letting him take my innocence right there on his desk – a BIGGER mistake.

 

I knew it would be no strings attached,

I knew he never could love me,

I knew he was broken,

I knew he was afraid to love and afraid to live.

And I knew that fairy tales weren’t real.

But I still believed in true love.

The problem?

Unrequited love is torturous.

And carrying your boss’s baby dangerous…

Well, cupid is a sadist, isn’t it?

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On His Bended Knee: a Sweet Marriage of Convenience series (The Brides of Purple Heart Ranch Book 1)

by Shanae Johnson


She needed a place to stay. He needed to save his ranch. Together they just might make a home.

Sgt. Dylan Banks lost more than just his leg in the war. His fiancée and family turned their backs on him as well. Now, he’s determined to create a safe place where wounded warriors like himself can heal. But a hidden zoning law requires all residents of the Purple Heart Ranch to be married. To save his dream, Dylan and his men will have to tie the knot—but can a man with such deep scars inside and out believe in love again?
 
Maggie Shaw lost both her job as a veterinary technician and her apartment on the same day. Who knew her unreasonable landlord would kick her out for being four dogs over the one pet limit? Now, she and her gang of special-needs dogs are in trouble. Fate puts her in Dylan’s path with a proposal that seems too good to be true—but can her heart bear a loveless marriage of convenience?
 
Dylan yearns to reach out for Maggie’s healing touch, but he keeps his distance, convinced his wounds are too deep for her embrace. Maggie sees past Dylan’s injuries, but if she fails to capture his heart they both could lose it all: her beloved animals, his ranch, and each other.
 
Find out if love can truly heal all wounds in this light-hearted, sweet romance of convenient arrangements that unfold into lasting love. On His Bended Knee is the first in a series of marriage of convenience tales featuring Wounded Warriors who are healed with the power of love. 

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The Never List: Love Across Londons Book One

by F. E. Greene


#1 AMAZON BESTSELLER IN TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE

2018 B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE

SHORTLISTED IN THE 2016 CHATELAINE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

Victoria Smith's life seems dreary until someone knocks on a sealed door inside her London bookshop.  When Tori discovers it's not a ghost but a journalist from 1854, she accidentally strands him in 2014.  Intrigued by the dapper and crusading Charles Stratford, Tori offers to help him locate a pendant that will reopen the door to his century.  Even when their treasure hunt across London turns dangerous, Tori finds herself wishing that Charles could stay.  But after losing her family a decade before, can she risk loving someone again, especially a man from 1854?

Lured into the future by a mysterious pendant, Charles Stratford must track down its counterpart to unlock the door between Londons.  When the winsome Victoria Smith volunteers to join his search, Charles becomes smitten with the intrepid bookseller.  He also uncovers an ancient struggle between two underground societies and becomes entangled in their secret intrigues.  If Charles fails to return both pendants to 1854, he places his own London at risk.  But how can he succeed when it means saying farewell to Victoria in 2014?

From modern-day Soho to nineteenth-century Mayfair, The Never List takes readers on a whirlwind tour of Londons new and old as its time-crossed heroes search for a way to love each other within two centuries.  It is the first book in the Love Across Londons series which should be read in order.

Book One: The Never List

Book Two: The Best-Left Questions
Book Three: The Next Forever

Romance Heat Scale: Mild/PG. No detailed sex scenes, profanity, or graphic violence.

Praise for The Never List - SEMI-FINALIST in the 2017 Kindle Book Awards:

"Wow, so happy I picked up this ebook from Amazon. I don't usually read romance, but this book was so much more than romance. It has adventure, romance, and time-travel. Who doesn't love time-travel? Especially when there is a cute guy involved!!!"
- R. L. Nolen, author of Deadly Thyme and The Dry
 
"A very engaging love story with a twist. It is well written with plenty of action and adventure."

"I enjoyed the love story and the likable, well-developed characters, but this book is so much more than its engaging plot. The accurate, rich history and sense of place made it even more interesting and enjoyable."

"Do not pass up this story! This is the perfect book to escape from life..."

Praise for The Best-Left Questions (sequel to The Never List) - FINALIST in the 2017 Chatelaine International Book Awards:

"Another superb adventure through time - absolutely can't recommend this series highly enough!"

"I can't say enough about the great craftsmanship of these novels, as well as the authenticity of the dialogue. These novels are amusing and sweet, and they would be AMAZING summer reads. Be ready to fall in love with a new author."

"I LOVED the first in the 'Love Across Londons' series, but I like the second one even better."

Other series by F. E. Greene include:
By Eyes Unseen (fantasy adventure)
Richer in Love (contemporary romance)

Praise for Rescue, Book 1 in the By Eyes Unseen series:

"I found this to be an enjoyable series. Greene's characters were well-done, the adventures offered good twists, and each story offered a good balance between action and drama." - Audie Thacker, author and reviewer at Speculative Faith

"Greene is a superlative writer, and the world she creates and draws us into continually surprised and delighted me." - Pamela Fagan Hutchins, author of USA Best Book Award-winning What Doesn't Kill You mystery series.

"This is a great story that I would liken to Lord of the Rings or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Great characters, very creative and engaging writing style. Teenagers through adults will love this!...This is fantasy writing at its best!" - Amazon review

Visit F. E. Greene's Amazon Author page to see a complete list of her published novels.

 

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Only You

by K. M. Bishop

 

Forbidden fruit is often the sweetest,

And this time, I just couldn’t lay off it. 

 

Jacob Wynn, thick thighs, all muscle, hard, chiseled abs. 

Also, the se$iest football players around and…my new client. 

We know we shouldn’t do it. 

We know that our relationship is strictly business, 

But we just can’t resist. 

I am supposed to be the doctor here, the healer. 

But it is his hands that are checking my body, 

His mouth that is caressing my curves and healing me, 

And his eyes flirting with mine…

It’s like he is giving me a cure for all my fantasies. 

And how am I supposed to say no to the best and multiple ‘O’s’ that he gives me!

Well, when you flirt with trouble, the trouble often flirts back in ways you can never have imagined…

 

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Die For You: A Dark Post-Apocalyptic Romance (Catastrophe Series Book 1)

by Michele Mills


Love, in a hopeless place.

Two months after a virus took out civilization, Rachel Donnelly is the last living soul in California, as far as she can tell. Until she runs into a Marine sniper, battle-hardened but alive and healthy.

Adam Sanchez would love nothing more than a slamming session of I-can't-believe-we're-alive post-apocalyptic sex in the back of his Hummer. But Rachel's fragility, inexperience-and much younger age-hold him back from exposing her to his raw, aggressive sexuality. If anything, Rachel needs protection. Especially from himself.

As they band together with other survivors to battle feral animals, violent ex-cons, and motorcycle clubs jockeying for power, Rachel grows stronger in mind, body, and spirit-strong enough to give the dangerously sexy Marine what they both crave.
The power of their passion rocks Adam's world, bringing him to his knees-which, he discovers too late, is the worst possible place to be when danger springs from the shadows.

Warning: Contains a sexy Marine, a tattooed ex-con, a girl who blossoms into a sexually assured young woman, laughter despite the pain, m/f/m ménage, hope, love, and more bad language and violence than are strictly necessary.

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Under The Covers

by Weston Parker


She wants a baby, and I’m just the guy.

I didn't join the medical field because of the women, but it sure as hell has become a perk of the job.

Now, a new forbidden lust has sparked my interest, but the odds are stacked against me.

She's taboo. Unreachable. Beautiful and broken.

My mentor's sister is older than me and commands respect when she walks in the room. Nothing like the twenty-year-old floozies that spread their legs at nothing more than a look.

Divorced and dominant, with more beauty and class than any woman I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting.

And word on the street is that she left the old guy she was hitched to because she wanted kids.

He didn't.

Sounds like a job for a real man. Me.

As long as we keep things casual. I ain’t looking for love.

Too bad she thinks I’m a pompous ass. She doesn’t know me at all.

No one does.

Looks like I’ll have to take this fight under the covers.

There you go.

Every Good Girl Deserves a Bad Boy. ~ Weston

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Rebel Bear (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 2)

by Anna Lowe


Bear shifter meets runaway bride in this steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!

*** Voted a FAVORITE SERIES OF 2018 by PNR Lovers! ***

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.

Bear shifter Timber Hoving is just another Special Forces vet slowly adjusting to island time. That is, until an irresistible stranger rushes into his meticulously organized world. Before Tim knows it, his human side is wrestling with temptation, and his bear is head over heels in love. But Hailey’s first encounter with shifters is a terrifying one, and Tim can’t reveal the truth about himself without losing her forever. Worse, sinister shifter forces are closing in, following a ruthless agenda of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Tim’s destined mate — dead or alive.

Rebel Bear is a fast-paced, emotion-packed paranormal romance filled with yearning, sizzling passions, and forbidden love. Ready to be swept off to sunny Maui’s suspense-filled shifter side? Get your copy today!

Maui just got hotter with this exciting new series of steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!

ALOHA SHIFTERS: PEARLS OF DESIRE is a series of sizzling paranormal romances with adult content. No cliff hangers. Each story is a page-turner packed with action, emotion, and romance! If you like Magnum, PI and smoldering hot, alpha shapeshifters, you'll love these books! Each includes strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, billionaires, military romance, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, fantasy romance, and exotic, tropical locales!

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His Many Demands: A Bad Boy Billionaire Novel

by Ali Parker


My Needs.
My Demands.
Your Pleasure.
You're Welcome.


She had one year left of college when our parents got married. And thanks to being raised in poverty, she needed help with her expenses.

My dad, being the benevolent billionaire, stepped up without question.

But there was a catch. She had to intern at the firm for a year. With me.

As her boss. Poor sweet little thing.

She has no clue what she’s up against, but she’ll figure it out soon.

I don’t play typical games, but the ones I do play, I always win.

And regardless of how taboo our relationship might become, I’m all in.

The reward is worth the risk.

I just hope she can keep up with my many demands.

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Tempt Me Forever

by Brenda Ford


Being with him would wreck havoc!

Angelo is filthy rich. 
Always suited. 
And stares at me with his piercing blue eyes all the damn time. 
He's everything I need. 
And I want him in my bed. 

But he's also taken. 

Angelo deserves better. 
But I'm not the right woman for him. 
"A rock band drummer dating a billionaire!"

That in itself sounds like a joke. 
And also like an unattainable fantasy. 
In this life, 

We're not supposed to be together. 
But as luck would have it.. 
Our two worlds collide. 
It causes an explosion... and a ton of drama. 
And now, he's down on one knee. 

Do you think I should say yes?

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Whisper of a Mellow Wind: (A Love Story)

by Caroline R Edralin


SYNOPSIS:

A nurse in pursuit of happiness…..
A patient in a coma…..
A broken heart…..
A shattered life…..

How do you restore faith in love?
How do you love again in the midst of uncertainty and struggle?

This is a story of two middle-aged people who found each other in a life and death situation that eventually paved the way for love to blossom. Be a witness to a romantic adventure that proves fairy tales still exist in the heart and soul of believers who dare to dream and trust that love conquers all.

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Highside: a novella

by Lizzie A. Williamson


Brie is given a second chance at life until she's betrayed by the very person she thought would cherish her.

 
Breanna O'Donnell's childhood made her the person she is today. Or rather that's what she likes to believe, what other purposes could there have been to the years of abuse she and her brother Finn suffered at their father's hand?
 
Rescued by the Mitchell family, Brie and Finn learn for the first time that love can come without pain. Brie, a hard-nosed businesswoman leads Jesse Mitchell's racing team. Her love for him could complicate everything.
 
Jesse Mitchell, MotoGP rider, has always been in the lead until circumstances leave him broken. He turns to Brie for support but she has a secret that could ruin everything. A secret that could change their lives forever.
 
Every story needs a beginning; this story is the beginning of the Between the Lines series by Lizzie A. WilliamsonWill Jesse and Brie find love? Or will Brie's secret ruin everything?
 
Highside is the first book in the Between the Lines series. This is not an HEA but a prequel to the next book in the series. Make sure not to miss the next book, Offsides.

 

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Dan Alexander, Pitcher (Bottom of the Ninth Book 1)

by Jean Joachim


Fed up with cheating women, Dan Alexander, star pitcher for the New York Nighthawks, grew restless. Searching for something more than a bar babe, he zeroed in on a girl in the stands. He never expected to see a beautiful chick pushing frankfurters. But the hot dog girl looked as smokin’ as the food she was selling.

Holly Merrill found a place to hide in plain sight, as a vendor at Nighthawks’ stadium. Keeping her secret safe and simply happy to stay alive, she never considered finding love an option. After all, a bad girl doesn’t deserve a decent guy, does she?

Coming off his best season ever, Dan went into the playoffs, hell bent on winning the pennant and playing in the World Series. But could he maintain his focus on the field, where everything was going right, when off the field everything was falling apart?

CAUTION: locker room language.

First book in The Bottom of the Ninth Series. Other books in the series are:
2) Matt jackson, Catcher
3) Jake Lawrence, Third Base
4) Nat Owen, First Base
5) Bobby Hernandez, Second Base
6) Skip Quincy, Short Stop
7) Will Grant, Center Field
8) Extra Innings
9) A Nighthawks' Christmas

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Best Friend's Sister

by R.R. Banks

 

"Watch my sister and keep her safe".

The brute and the novelist. 
How incompatible can we be?
I can't believe my brother asked my enemy to protect me.
The craziest part?

That caveman is a billionaire with his own football team.
Shouldn't he have better ways to spend his time?
I for one would rather not spend my days stuck in a cabin with that jerk! 
But when the lines get blurred and our fights turn into burning desire.
How much longer can I keep him at bay?

When he tells me, I've changed him and made him a better man.
It takes everything in me not to stay by his side.

But his bad boy reputation doesn't exactly make him an ideal family man.

With his baby on the way, I'm left wondering...
Can I really make this work with my brother's best friend?

 

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Bearly Rivals (Bears of Southoak Book 1)

by Kayci Morgan


When two rivals fall for the same woman, she must make a choice that will shape the future of their clan.

Bailey, a curvy interior designer, has given up on ever finding love. So when her best friend sets her up on a blind date, she's more than just a little skeptical. But all doubt is pushed aside after she meets Jaxon, a bear shifter who is everything she could ask for--strong, handsome, and kind.

But Jaxon has a rival for leadership of his clan, another bear shifter named Levi who is thrilling and mysterious with an air of danger that draws Bailey in. Levi also becomes a rival for Bailey's affections. She tries to resist him, but the allure is too strong.

Things become even more complicated when she discovers the two of them have a romantic history. With passions on the rise, they find themselves tangled up in a vicious battle for leadership and Bailey. The winner takes all and the loser gets nothing.

But when Bailey's heart won't accept anything less than both of them, what can she do as long as the two remain divided over their past?

This is a stand-alone story with an HEA and MF, MM and MMF pairings.

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