Historical Romance

Historical Romance

Does the love of yesteryear tug at your heart strings? When you’re looking to download free and discounted historical romance ebooks, this is the place to go. Satisfy your inner passion for bestselling historical romance in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of historical romance ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount. 

 

Definition of "Historical Romance Genre": This is a very popular subgenre in the massive Romance category.  As with other subgenres of the Romance category, these books typically include the common elements of a romance ebook.  So, the love and relationship between two people is central to the story, they have to overcome sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fall in love, but they do end up in love at the end of the stories.  Authors in the historical romance subgenre have another task in their writing, however, in that they need to set their stories not in contemporary times, but in times that typically are over a century in the past.  Thus, if you appreciate history and the details specific to other times in our world as well as a love story this is a fantastic subgenre for you. 

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Historical Romance genre are Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Petra Durst-Benning (The Glassblower), Tracy Brogan (Highland Surrender), and Danielle Steele (Pegasus).

Lucky in Love (Texas Brides)

by Billie Houston


Recipe for Trouble
Begin with the year 1922, in south Texas ranch country. Take Lucky Livingston, one devil-may-care cowboy bent on revenge. Add Bridget McGuire, a frightened young woman desperate for a place to hide. Stir in a dangerous outlaw, a marauding band of Ku Klux Clansmen, and three inept matchmakers. Spice the mixture with a bank’s missing loot and one dishonest deputy sheriff. Pepper with humor, bring to a rolling boil, and stand back!
Will too many cooks spoil the broth?
 
 
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Eadan's Vow: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Highlander Fate Book 1)

by Stella Knight


Stranded in time, she finds herself bonded to a handsome highlander...

After traveling to Scotland for a solo artist's retreat, Fiona Stewart finds herself mysteriously transported to the fourteenth century. But as she attempts to get back to her own time, complications ensue when she meets a handsome highlander who sets her heart aflame...

Forced into an engagement with the daughter of a rival clan leader, Eadan Macleay struggles to fulfill his promise to his dying father.

When he comes across a strange lass claiming to be from the future, he strikes a deal with her. If she poses as his bride to end his betrothal, he will help her return to her own time.

Amid their growing attraction and increasing danger from the rival clan, Eadan and Fiona must choose between love, duty, and the hands of fate...

Millions of pages read. Hundreds of five-star reviews across the series. Perfect for fans of time travel, dashing Highlanders, steamy romance, and thrilling adventure.

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Scent of Magnolia

by Ashley Farley


"Equally heartwarming and heartbreaking."


Scout Montgomery has made a career out of searching for her missing brother. Helping runaways gives meaning to her otherwise meaningless life. She hasn’t spoken to her father in nearly two decades, and her crush on her sexy co-worker is going nowhere. She’s stuck in a time warp. In order to move on, she must find closure. An unexpected trip home to Alabama provides an opportunity to conduct a fresh search with mature eyes. Will she discover the missing link to her brother’s disappearance? Or will she uncover a secret that places them all in danger?

June Montgomery is married to a prominent politician, owns a magazine-worthy home, and leads an active social life. But she lives in constant fear the past will come back to haunt her. She has mixed emotions about her daughter’s sudden reappearance in their lives. Scout has the power to heal their family . . . and unravel the seams of June’s intricately crafted lies.


A homecoming sparks old resentments between childhood friends and leads to the revelation of decades-old secrets. Southern family drama and dysfunction. A moving story of friendship, hope, and second chances.

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Sweet Liar (The Montgomery/Taggert Family Book 6)

by Jude Deveraux


Beloved bestselling author Jude Deveraux follows a savvy young woman into the intriguing heart of a past mystery—and into the arms of a once-in-a-lifetime love.


It was her father's dying wish that Samantha Elliot search for her grandmother, who'd disappeared from Louisville when she was a baby. So here she was in New York City...her parents dead, her divorce final, and she was all alone....

Michael Taggert was Samantha’s landlord—and she was charmed by this handsome, life-loving man. Yet every time Mike tried to get closer to Samantha, he ran into a brick wall. Now, as he helps her unravel her grandmother’s past—and the dangerous truth about a fateful spring night in 1928 and a seductive jazz singer—Mike slowly reawakens the joy and affection Samantha had buried long ago…

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The One That Got Away (The Forever and Always series Book 2)

by Nora Bloom


Oliver and Lisa are living the dream. They are enjoying life with each other in their small Alaskan town. They started a café and woodshop together, and everything seemed complete with the birth of their little daughter, Julia.

Until someone from Oliver’s past shows up, holding the hand of a young boy. Ava was Oliver’s first great love, who disappeared overnight without a word. Now, she is back and wants to create a family with him and their son. Oliver had prayed for this moment to come, for her to return, but he thought he had moved on.

What will he do next?

What about his new family? Will he have to let them go to be a father to the son he didn’t know he had?

Is he still in love with Ava, and can he really trust her?

The One That Got Away is the second book in the Forever and Always trilogy created by romance author Nora Bloom.

 

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Iron Creek Brides: Books 1-4: Inspirational Western Mail Order Bride Romance

by Karla Gracey


There is no telling when love might come along— but it is always when it is most needed.

Welcome to Iron Creek!

Here you’ll find everything from peace and quiet, wholesome living, and maybe even a chance at love!

As four lonesome bachelors decide they’ve had enough of the single life, what follows is four breathtaking adventures, as these men set off to find the perfect mail-order brides of their own.

From a quiet, reclusive mountain man who meets a widow desperate to escape her haunted past…

To a blacksmith determined to make his own way in life, who meets an ambitious doctor ready to push her career forward.

A faithful sheriff with a town to protect—who meets a sorrowful orphan and her wily, somewhat interfering grandmother.

And a stagecoach driver drawn to life on the road—who meets a widowed mother, hesitant to open herself up to love again.

From bandits and pandemics to meddling relations and all manner of disasters…

Life out west certainly isn’t easy… and it seems that the road to marriage won’t be any less complicated either.

These husbands are about to learn that there is a big difference between finding a wife—and finding true love.

Iron Creek Brides: Books 1-4 is a collection of heart-warming stories about the mail-order brides of Iron Creek! Will the trials of life in the old west keep these four couples apart? Or will they somehow overcome all odds—and let love prevail?

To discover the answer for yourself, scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now. Never be afraid to let love in.

 
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Vicious (Sinners of Saint Book 1)

by L.J. Shen


NOW A TOP TEN AMAZON BESTSELLER


Emilia
They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived.
Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.


Vicious
She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend.
The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.


Vicious a complete standalone and a part of the Sinners of Saint series

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Echo Canyon Brides Box Set - Books 1 - 3: Historical Cowboy Western Mail Order Bride Box Set Bundle

by Linda Bridey


A rugged sheriff, an opinionated veterinarian, and a dusky native American. Can passion blaze a trail to the untamed West?

Box set: Over 600 pages of dusty roads leading to love on the range!

Northwest Territory, 1800s. Sheriff Evan Taft hopes attracting educated women will civilize his pioneer township. While his mail-order bride ad brings the comely and virtuous Josie into his life, he’s still haunted by his troubled past. And with a ruthless businessman intent on owning the entire settlement, Evan fears protecting the tough frontier might leave no room for love.

Dr. Winslow Wu knows his heritage makes most white folk put him beneath the animals he treats. But he sticks to his belief that the thriving small-town needs a real medical doctor… and he wants a wife. Though after marrying the charming Dr. Erin Avery from his advertisement, the gruff veterinarian discovers their instant chemistry could be rubbing him up the wrong way…

Billy Two Moons thinks he’s finally found his ideal woman. But while the good-looking native awaits his bride-to-be’s arrival after placing an advert, Billy gets involved in the rescue of Nina, a white woman raised as an American Indian and sold into slavery. And when the two are forced to marry at gunpoint, they discover their hearts may have an entwined destiny.

With the small Montana town thriving, the romantic aspirations of three strong men encounter opportunism, prejudice, and jealousy as they follow their heart’s desires.

Will these daring men and women of the frontier survive dangerous times in pursuit of love?

Echo Canyon Brides Box Set, books 1-3, contains three standalone stories from the adventurous Western romance series. If you like heartwarming scenes, courageous characters, and Wild West dramas, then you’ll adore Linda Bridey’s action-packed tales of true love against all odds.

Buy Echo Canyon Brides Box Set to ride into a journey of the heart today!

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Built Of Secrets: A Midnight Security Romantic Suspense Novel (Small Town Heroes Romance Book 1)

by Jemi Fraser


She’s got a secret…
Okay, she’s got several…
But only one could get her killed.


Humiliated after being duped by her ex, Tansy chooses flight over fight. An inherited fishing lodge she can pull off the grid while working on her tech is the perfect hideout.

Burned-out FBI agent, Sam is worried about his best friend’s little sister. After a devastating case, he heads to Vermont to check on her. And if he happens to get her to fall in love with him? Even better.

When the ex refuses to stay in the past, Sam knows he’ll do anything to keep her safe.
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Built of Secrets is the first book in the Small Town Heroes romantic suspense series. Each romance can be read as a standalone. This book contains some strong language and sexy times. Enjoy the read!

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Sorry I Kissed You: A Rock Star Romantic Comedy

by Natalie Keller Reinert


She Apologized. He Didn't!


When super-fan Cassie kisses indie-rock darling Everett Torby, she never expects it will lead to a proposal she can't turn down—a week of fun, games, and fake-dating in Palm Springs, California!

Everett's a man in need of a temporary girlfriend—at least, that's what his publicist thinks—and Cassie's in need of a distraction from her real life. Naturally, Cassie is up for the job, but pretending to date your one true love in front of the paparazzi's cameras isn't a gig for the faint of heart. She's convinced that if she can get him out of the limelight, she can make him see they're soulmates...but she's terrified that she's going to end up back in the cheap seats, instead.

Let this fun and sassy romantic comedy take you on a dazzling tour of Palm Springs hot-spots real and imagined, while you roll down the windows, sing along, and root for true love to win out. It's a fake-dating romantic comedy that will have you rooting for true love to win out. Includes a playlist of music that inspired the characters!

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Bear Creek Brides: Books 1-4: Mail Order Bride Historical Western Romance

by Amelia Rose


Can you find love while living on the ruthless Frontier? Follow four passionate romances as they try to find happiness in the dangerous untamed wild west.

Mathew Jenkins knows loneliness better than anyone. Jenny Philips needs to escape her domineering uncle who’s trying to sell her to the highest bidder.

A mail-order bride ad brings these two tortured souls together. Upon meeting the Virginia rose, Mathew falls hard and offers to help her get settled.

Although Jenny finds herself attracted to the kindhearted cattle farmer, she fears that a marriage amid deadly conflict between miners and natives could spoil their chance at happiness.

Can the couple survive a bumpy trail to love and begin a new life together?

Sheriff Jacob Benning dreams of only one thing: being a father. After placing a mail-order bride ad, an accident ruins his handwriting and with it, a chance to meet an educated lady.

He believes his dream of fatherhood is over.

But Rosa Casey, a woman battling anxiety and low self-esteem, finds the sheriff’s bad handwriting charming. For the first time in her life, she swallows her fears, packs her bags, and takes a leap into the unknown.

In the small Montana town, Jacob and Rosa begin to build a life. But dangers of the frontier lure at every corner, threatening to destroy a relationship that has just started to blossom.

Will Jacob and Rosa survive the dusty dangers to live happily ever after?

Dan Mavis, a schoolteacher in the small town of Bear Creek, Montana, believes the only way he’ll finally marry is if he mail-orders a wife. His elegant female colleague, Phoebe James, strongly disagrees.

After having her heart broken one too many times, Phoebe finds herself falling for a handsome educator, a man strikingly different from those who’ve previously courted her.

Just as Dan starts noticing the beautiful assistant and things start heating up between them, Dan’s advertisement reaches a woman keen to take up his offer.

Dan’s mail-order bride shows up at the worst moment, ready to break the starry-eyed couple apart.

Will this dramatic interruption ruin Dan and Phoebe’s best chance for a happily-ever-after?

When Edward James settled in Bear Creek to manage the mines, he didn’t plan on falling in love. Since the moment he met Morning Sun, his world has been turned upside down and he wants nothing more than to worship the Sioux beauty and be a devoted husband.

But the call of the tribe is strong.

Morning Sun loves Edward with all her heart, but her loyalty lies with her tribe.

Can she really ask Edward to give up his life to live with the Sioux? Does Edward love her enough to leave behind the life he built?

As doubts and fears plague the couple’s minds, the US military plans to banish the Sioux to a reservation, taking Morning Sun away from Edward forever.

If they run away together, they can save their love, but what will become of the tribe?

Can their love survive the harshest of tests?

In Bear Creek Brides: Books 1-4, you’ll find four exhilarating stories of how one brave act of venturing into the unknown can change your destiny.

Dive deep into a world of love and passion: scroll up and click “Add to Cart” right now.

 
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The Wallflower's Midnight Waltz: A Suspenseful Regency Family Saga Historical Romance

by Chronicles of the Westbrook Brides


In a battle between love and revenge, which side will she choose?


American Eva Westbrook has had enough of English aristocrats looking down their snooty noses at her. Among these elite nobles is her neighbor, Peter Hartigan, a notorious rake she believes played a part in her cousin's humiliation a few years ago. Disguised as a mysterious masked woman and seeking reprisal, Eva sneaks into a masquerade ball that Peter is hosting.

As Eva spends more time with Peter, she realizes he may not be the heartless blackguard she thought he was. Despite her growing feelings, Eva remains torn between her hunger to exact revenge and teach him a lesson and her desire for love.

As they dance the midnight waltz, Eva and Peter engage in a dangerous game of deception and desire. Eva struggles to maintain her facade while battling her growing attraction to Peter. Meanwhile, Peter is captivated by the enigmatic woman in his arms and is determined to uncover her true identity.

With her blossoming feelings threatening her plan for vengeance, Eva must decide whether to follow through with her original scheme or take a chance on love. Will Eva's thirst for vengeance consume her, or will she find the strength to forgive and let go of the past to embrace a future with Peter?
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Secrets, Suspense, and Sigh-Worthy Romance
This sweet, wholesome historical romance by a USA Today bestselling author will have you sighing as you escape into the past to cheer Eva and Peter on to their much-deserved happily-ever-after.


If you enjoy reading lovable rogues, enemies to lovers, second chance, class difference, and opposites attract clean historical romances with a pinch of mystery and inspiration, a dash of humor, and soul-searing emotion, then you'll adore Collette Cameron's captivating CHRONICLES OF THE WESTBROOK BRIDES SERIES. Settle into your favorite reading nook with your favorite beverage for a page-turning, entertaining Regency world adventure you can't put down.

Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.

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The Last Dollar Princess

by Linda Bennett Pennell


"The Last Dollar Princess is a skillfully-written and engaging historical novel about a unique young woman struggling against the constraints of society." -Sublime Book Review

It must be said. Scandal follows her family like an ever-faithful hound. No matter how hard they kick it away, it comes slinking around time-after-time. Although her relatives are obsessed with social position and the opinions of others, heiress India Elisabeth Petra De Vries Ledbetter is determined to live life by her own terms, family expectations and society's demands be damned.

Reared away from the social whirl of Gilded Age New York, India would prefer a life of philanthropy in her native Appalachia, but Mother and Grandmama have far grander plans. They believe Mrs. Astor's old 400 are ready to overlook the past and that an advantageous marriage will cement their place in society once more. In fact, they have already selected the prospective bridegroom. The only problem? No one consulted India.

With captivating insights into the human spirit and heart, The Last Dollar Princess leads us on a riveting quest for self-determination through the most elegant and glamorous settings of the early 20th century. Perfect for fans of Marie Benedict, Daisy Goodwin, and Julian Fellowes, this sweeping work of historical fiction will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.

 

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Blackmailer's Delight: A Georgian Era MM Romp

by David Lawrence


Every new romance has its ups and downs...

Its bumps in the road...

Its blackmail notes...

 

A misunderstanding ties the fates of three men together in this heartfelt, sensual, and uproarious romantic puzzle. Blackmailer's Delight is a tale of lives tossed into the air, then reassembled in some rather unexpected ways.

 

England 1795

London gentleman Daniel Thornton has just dumped his philandering lover Clarence. He moves to Grantham to care for his ailing uncle and nurse a broken heart. The move he hopes will be a fresh start - a place to discover himself and perhaps a new way of seeing the world.

 

Luke Morley is a draper's son struggling to accept his sexuality. He has withdrawn into a world of fantasy, but with the arrival of Mr. Thronton this private world is shattered. Grantham's most eligible bachelor is everything Luke has ever dreamed of. After months of silent admiration, he determines to introduce himself.

 

Re-enter Clarence, who arrives to win back his old lover. When Daniel rejects him again, he is not about to take it lying down...

 

A blackmail note appears - a demand that Daniel marry one of Luke's sisters. A demand that he fulfill Luke's sexual desires.

 

Daniel saw young Mr. Morley leave the note on his mantle.

 

The note is from Luke.

 

Isn't it?

 

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The Cornish Princess (The Goldenchild Prophecy Book 1)

by Tanya Anne Crosby


"I love historical legends woven into breathtaking new stories. The Goldenchild Prophecy is just one of those, yet an epic story all on its own. Tanya breathes life into this timeless tale of love and betrayal, blurring the lines of fantasy and history. —Jeff Wheeler, Wall Street Journal bestselling author

Before there was a Winter King, there was a Summer Queen—Gwendolyn of Cornwall, a warrior princess who raised an army to unite a nation.

Said to be a changeling child left to the King and Queen of Cornwall, Gwendolyn is “blessed” at her cradle by three Fae gifts: a prophecy for her future, a gift of “Reflection,” and a golden mane—literally, every lock of her hair will turn to gold, provided it is cut by her one true love. But no one understands more than Gwendolyn that her blessings are really curses.

Any man who gazes upon her face will see his own heart reflected in Gwendolyn’s countenance, and depending on his nature, she is the loveliest woman in the land… or the most hideous. It's a cruel jest of the capricious Fae, for unless a man's heart is true, Gwendolyn is destined to be coveted for her crown, but despised for her face...

To make matters worse, her ailing father is desperate for an alliance with Brutus of Loegria. Offered to Brutus’s ambitious son, Locrinus, Gwendolyn’s heart is tempted by a mysterious half-blood Fae whom she can never wed if she is to fulfill her crib side prophecy.

If you love British lore and longed to dive headlong into its beginnings…

If you hoped to meet the “tribe of the gods” who left their mark upon the British Isles…

If you’re ready to embark on a magical journey into the dawn of Britain…

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Bloodwork: A Dark Rom-Com

by Melissa Demirel


A LONELY SERIAL KILLER.

A BORED VAMPIRE NURSE.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DEVIL

MAKES A DEAL WITH ANOTHER DEVIL?

Timothy is a serial killer. He's also very lonely. He's a walking contradiction, and his psychological predicament doesn't escape him.

Lynnette is a vampire. She's also a nurse. She, too, is a walking contradiction.

When she unexpectedly answers his desperate call for company, they realize they could be perfect partners in crime, engaging in a few kinds of bloodwork at once, bringing out the worst and the best in each other.

With Timothy, Lynnette starts to feel more like the dangerous bloodsucking demon she was always meant to be, without having to worry about saving lives. With Lynnette, Timothy's loneliness starts to feel like nothing more than a shadow from a distant and depressing dream, and he can savor the presence of someone so inhuman that they're not bound to disappoint him like other people have.

The little deal the two outcasts make with each other should keep them both quite happy and satisfied with life-that is, assuming that Lynnette doesn't decide to make Timothy her dinner and Timothy doesn't decide to murder Lynnette for sport...

And when they are both capable of being predator and prey to each other, that's a hell of an assumption to make.

 

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The American Countess (An American Heiress Book 2)

by Linda Bennett Pennell


Yorkshire Dales, August 1913

American heiress India, Lady Kilnsey, enjoys the very comfortable life of an English peeress in her husband's ancestral castle. She is deeply in love with her earl, and he adores her. Her inherited fortune provides a life that is elegant, happy, and peaceful, but ominous clouds are gathering across the Channel. The clang of rattling sabers can be heard throughout Europe. In a few short months, their lives are altered forever. Archduke Ferdinand is assassinated, and the world explodes in war bringing previously unimaginable changes to castle life and in India herself. With her husband amongst the first to volunteer, India is left to shoulder unexpected responsibilities, to deal with dangerous men, and to search desperately for something precious that is lost.

Perfect for fans of Marie Benedict, Helen Simonson, and Julian Fellows, The American Countess continues India's story that began with the popular The Last Dollar Princess and takes readers on a journey of discovery, suspense, and resolution of a longstanding mystery. India's determination, courage, and strength make her a character not easily forgotten.

 

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The Wallflower's Unseen Charm: A Clean Regency Romance (Waltzing with Wallflowers Book 1)

by Rose Pearson


Can Miss Joy Bosworth, a spirited wallflower, capture the heart of the meticulous Viscount Yarmouth amidst a curious mystery of lost and found?


Miss Joy Bosworth is the youngest daughter to Viscount Halifax and, having seen her three older sisters marry, has been left to find her own husband. Unfortunately, her talkative nature and firm confidence prevents her from being considered as a suitable match and thus, she forms friendships with the other young ladies who are forced to stand to the side of the ballroom or ignored at soirees. Spying an item belonging to one of the gentlemen she is acquainted with, Joy returns it to him but thinks nothing more of it.

Viscount Henry Yarmouth is much too busy seeking out the most proper young lady for himself to notice a wallflower, but when one returns an item to him – along with a sharp reprimand that he should be more careful the next time he takes out something of such great value - he becomes rather intrigued. When the very same item goes missing only a few days later, only to be returned by her again, Henry finds himself completely and utterly entangled by both the strange mystery and the lady herself. Can he untangle the mystery? And what will he do about his own heart?

The Wallflower's Unseen Charm is the first in the Waltzing with Wallflowers series. It is clean and wholesome and suitable for all ages. Get your copy today!

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Blue Ridge Mountain Billionaires: Billionaires in a Small Town Box Set

by Elizabeth Lynx


This steamy, small-town romantic comedy box set will make you laugh-out-loud while keeping you warm at night.

What you get in this box set are four standalone books. They include:

  • Billionaire heroes in a small mountain town.
  • Forced Proximity
  • One-Night Stand
  • Surprise Baby
  • Secret Relationship
  • Fake Marriage
  • Off-Limited Sister
  • Opposites-Attract
  • Dating Contest
  • Lots of bees
  • A rooster named Nancy
  • And so much more!

The books included are: Surprising the Billionaire with a Baby, Dating Disaster with a Billionaire, Fake Marrying the Billionaire, and Kissing the Billionaire’s Sister.
Plus, four bonus scenes!

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