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).

THE GIRL FROM COLOMBIA

by Julian Rodriguez


In 19th-century New Jersey, a cold, cruel beast of a man plots an arranged marriage for his son, but the boy’s relationship with a mysterious foreign girl threatens everything.

Sea Girt, New Jersey. 1890: Joseph Johnson arrives from London to see the property that his wealthy industrialist father, Samuel, has developed on the American coast. Riding through the dunes, the young man comes across a two-room cabin that houses his father’s 18-year-old adopted daughter, Isabel. Before this visit, Joseph knew nothing about the young woman, whom his father apparently saved from drowning off the coast of Colombia when she was small. To be fair, Joseph knows almost nothing about Samuel, either, as the man left him back in England to be raised by a nurse; his mother “disappeared.” Samuel now expects Joseph to marry Elizabeth Edwards, the beautiful daughter of a local doctor. Joseph likes the girl, but he can’t get his mind off the mysterious Isabel, who everyone claims has a fatal disease. Nor does he know that Isabel almost succeeded in poisoning Samuel to death when she was younger. Isabel is anything but welcoming, but as she and Joseph get to know each other, long-held secrets threaten to come to light.

It is always thrilling when fast-pace is combined with a Victorian era. When you think about ACTION, PAGE-TURNING scenes, and HIGH-BEAT events, you almost ever imagine a tale of the modern era. The Girl from Colombia manages these two approaches EXQUISITELY. While the descriptions, the dialogues, and the well-defined characters will take you to another century, the action, the intrigues, and the intense passages will make you reconsider this tale if you thought it was going to be corny or sweet.
Filled with romance, passion, evil and old traditions, "The Girl from Colombia" is that perfect book to take on a trip or to grab onto during a rainy weekend –because you will not be able to put it down. Very engaging, to say the least!

Lorenza Seldner. Amazon reviewer

Compelling Victorian Romance-Mystery in the Spirit of Jane Eyre.
Amazon reviewer
Simply brilliant.
Vine Voice Amazon reviewer
It will keep you alert all the time until the end.
Vine Voice Amazon reviewer
This is such a great intriguing romance novel. I loved it!
Amazon reviewer
An excellent suspenseful novel.
Amazon reviewer
Rodriguez's prose is modern in style while still effectively evoking the particularly Victorian tension of words unsaid and emotions repressed. A short tale that will satisfy a reader’s craving for Victorian pomp and family intrigue.
Kirkus reviews.

The substance of "The Girl from Colombia" is riveting! The surprise plot twist at end is well worth the entire read.
Lee Ann. Editor


This novel is for mature readers, due to sexual content, some violence, and a-small amount of profanity.

 
 
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Some Call It Love: A Romantic Comedy (Some Call It Series Book 1)

by Sarah Peis


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.

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Beyond McCarron's Corner: Sassy's Story

by Sharon K. Middleton


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.

 

 
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Sealed with a Kiss (Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime's worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling Author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He's an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can't give her, it breaks his heart.

Rachel McReedy isn't impressed with John Fletcher's money, fast cars, or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it's like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn't prepared for what she's about to discover.

When a threat to John’s life turns deadly he will do everything he can to keep his daughter safe—even if that means saying goodbye to the one person who could have changed his life forever.

Discover the magic of Emerald Lake in 'Sealed With A Kiss', the first book in the Emerald Lake Billionaires series. All of my series are linked, so if you meet a character you like, you could find them in another book. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:

“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)

The Protectors:
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)

Sapphire Bay:
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Samantha and Caleb)
Book 3: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 4: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)

 
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Miss Fenella's Fault (Seven Wishes Book 1)

by Bree Verity


Newly-minted Fairy Godmother, Fenella, wants nothing more than to complete her first Happily Ever After under the guidance of the mentor, Lachlan (also a Fairy Godmother).

But everything Fenella tries seems to lead to disaster and in the end, even her fairy god-daughter Letty resents her efforts to help.
Letty just wants to marry her beau, Captain James Stirling. But her father is opposed to the match - to the point where he forbids Letty from even seeing James.

How can Fenella fix things and give Letty the Happily Ever After she deserves?

 
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Stealing the Heiress (The Kidnap Club Book 2)

by Samantha Holt


She was looking for adventure…


Lady Rosamunde Stanley just never expected in the form of a kidnapping.

Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!

 
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Will of Steel

by Lynn Landes


When the truth behind her husband’s death comes to light, Jordan will need strength as strong as steel to survive.

Jordan Regent finds herself a widow, running her husband’s steel business. One night while sorting through her husband’s things she discovers a secret that threatens her future. As her life unravels, Jordan must hold on to her faith and fight to survive.

Ryder Foster is a lawyer who offers to help with her husband's business as well as personal affairs. As they search for the truth behind her husband's death, their attraction to each other creates complications and the threat to Jordan increases. Will Ryder be able to help her face the threat and will Jordan be able to let go of the past?

 

 

 
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The Love and Temptation Series

by Marion Chesney


M.C. BEATON BRINGS YOU SEVEN TITLES IN ONE – A REGENCY ROMANCE SERIES THAT IS SURE TO CHARM YOU AND BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE.

The temptation to break society’s rules overwhelms even the most prim and proper heroine of the Love and Temptation collection. Beset by awkward situations, mixed identities and ambitious families, these women refuse to bend to society’s whim and still manage to capture true love in the process.

The Love and Temptation Series includes: The Original Miss Honeyford, At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple, The Education of Miss Patterson, Quadrille, Sweet Masquerade, Miss Davenport's Christmas and The Perfect Gentleman.

 

 
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Catching Currents: A Frontier Historic Colorado Story

by Kari August


The last place Sally wants to spend the next year is at a Boston finishing school, shackled with even more rules than high society has already imposed on her. However, little does she realize that her life is about to take a dramatic turn—toward the rollicking West, where far fewer restrictions hold sway.


After she meets rowdy Caroline from the Colorado frontier, not only is an adventurous, exciting world revealed, but an unpredictable one as well. For as she watches her lively new friend attract the attention of her stuffy brother Will, Sally becomes smitten with Caroline’s brother, Teddie—a rancher who thinks nothing of disregarding a few social mores.


If only Teddie can now decide what kind of future he wants. Yet as wandering ambitions threaten to thwart their romance, all strive for contentment in a tumultuous turn-of-the-century America.


Based on true events, Catching Currents is engaging historical fiction, set amidst a nation rapidly changing and the small town of Estes Park, just trying to keep up.

 
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You're the Rogue That I Want (Rogues of Redmere Book 1)

by Samantha Holt


Red never shies away from a challenge. 

Never.

But when Miss Hannah St. John strides into his life demanding--yes, demanding--he help her, he's certain she's more challenge than even he can handle.

Hannah is determined to transport an artifact from France--one that will change everything--even if it means working with a lawless man like Red. Nothing is more important than preserving history.

Nothing.

Not even the touch of a smuggler who inconceivably makes her stomach twist.

When it becomes clear the irritating bluestocking will do anything for this blasted artifact and needs saving from herself, the earl-turned-smuggler steps in.

Carting a cursed stone across the country with a know-it-all woman is not Red's idea of fun, particularly when their journey runs far from smoothly...so why does he find himself enjoying her company just a little too much?

You're the Rogue That I Want can be read as a standalone. If you love rough-around-the-edges lords, determined bluestockings, and a steamy journey ahead of them, pick up this book today or grab it for free in KU!
 
 
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Submitting to the Marquess: (A Regency BDSM novella in the Chateau Debauchery Series)

by Em Brown


A night at the Château Debauchery might provide this Regency miss more wicked pleasure than she can handle...

Mildred Abbott is a proper Regency miss, but she cannot deny the dark desires that torment her body in the quiet of night. Engaged to an uninspiring sycophant, she asks the influential nephew of her patroness in debauchery to interfere and break her engagement. When her appeals to him fail, she decides to take a singular opportunity—a visit to the Château Debauchery—to indulge her most wanton cravings before she submits herself to a life of wedded dullness.

The Marquess of Alastair concerns himself with no one, but to appease his aunt on her birthday, he agrees to select one person whose interests he will look after. It was not his intention to choose the plain and simple Miss Abbott, but when she unexpectedly shows up at the Château Debauchery, his hand is forced. Knowing his aunt to be partial to the miss, he grudgingly decides to act the part of a gentleman and preserve Miss Abbott's honor by removing her from the Château.

But Mildred refuses to go until she has had her night of wicked debauchery.

READER ADVISORY: This novella is primarily a work of erotic fiction with romantic elements. It contains light bondage, BDSM elements and themes of submission/dominance.

 
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Tempting A Marquess (A Steamy Regency Romance Book 4)

by Georgette Brown

 

How far will this Regency miss go to tempt a marquess?


On the surface, Mildred Abbott is a proper Regency miss. But secretly compromised, she longs to explore the pleasures of the flesh. Engaged to an uninspiring sycophant, she asks the influential nephew of her patroness in debauchery to interfere and break her engagement. When her appeals to him fail, she decides to take a singular opportunity—a visit to the Château Debauchery—to experience one night of pleasure before she submits herself to a life of wedded dullness.


The Marquess of Alastair concerns himself with no one, but to appease his aunt on her birthday, he agrees to select one person whose interests he will look after. It was not his intention to choose the plain and simple Miss Abbott, but when she unexpectedly shows up at the Château Debauchery, his hand is forced. Knowing his aunt to be partial to the miss, he grudgingly decides to act the part of a gentleman and preserve Miss Abbott's honor by removing her from the Château.


But Mildred refuses to go until she has had her night of debauchery…


If you enjoy stories with headstrong heroines, devilish rakes, and plenty of heat, grab a fan (to cool you down) and a copy of Tempting A Marquess.

 

 
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Anything For Love (The Hunter Brothers Book 1)

by Lola StVil


An emotionally scarred beauty who has closed the door on love...
...isn’t ready for a hardened cop who wants to be her hero.
Is she destined for a lonely life, or is there hope for her frozen heart?


Winter’s latest nightmare of a date gets worse with an ex-boyfriend sighting - the same jerk who betrayed her trust. Desperate to escape, she wiggles out a bathroom window to avert a crisis, only to crash into a bigger one.

Winter falls into a police stakeout and lands in the arms of handsome NYPD homicide detective Wyatt. He’s furious at the distraction, but can’t take his eyes off her. As the tension between them heightens, he needs to figure out how to romance a stubborn ice queen and make her melt. Will his efforts be in vain, or can he fight through her defenses so real love can salvage them both?

If you swoon for romances by Megan March, Penelope Ward, or Lara Swann you’ll flip for Lola Stvil! Find out why excited readers are saying “I plan on telling everyone I know about this story!” Don’t wait.

Click the BUY button now!

 

 

 
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A Cowboy's Salvation (Redemption Ranch Book 1)

by Megan Ryder


He wanted to be left in peace…

West Morgan knows all about second chances. After bouncing from foster home to foster home, he finally landed at the Rawlings Ranch as a teenager. There he found a home, something he’d never thought possible. Now an adult, he realizes he’s been given much more: a family and, most importantly, peace. But when his mentor dies and leaves the property divided among his foster brothers and his mentor’s daughter, Tara Rawlings, the fragile future he’s built for himself is threatened.

She wanted to be free of her past…

Tara Rawlings swore she’d never end up with someone like her father, a man completely focused on the ranch to the exclusion of his loved ones. She created a new life for herself in San Francisco, running an interior design company and getting married, then divorced. When she returns to settle her father’s estate, she finds that her birthright is in jeopardy. And the only way to save it is to work with West Morgan, the one man she has always resented—and always found irresistible.

Can they save the ranch without killing each other … or falling in love?

 
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Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)

by Diana Gabaldon


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES 

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s The Great American Read!

Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series 
• An interview with Diana Gabaldon 
• An Outlander reader’s guide

Praise for Outlander

“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”San Francisco Chronicle

“History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News

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Time of a Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Arch Through Time Book 12)

by Katy Baker


A woman thrown into the past. A Highland warrior with a dark secret. And a deadly enemy stalking them both.

Georgina Smyth’s life is falling apart. Her business is going under, she’s in danger of losing her home, and she’s run out of ideas.

So when a strange old woman offers her a dream job, she suspects it’s too good to be true. She’s right. When she steps through an archway in her new workplace she is transported five hundred years into the past—and right into danger.

Blair MacAuley is a man on a mission. Having vowed to protect his clan, he is determined to guard the secrets of time. But when he rescues a woman who clearly doesn’t belong, and her life is placed into his hands, he begins to wonder how much that vow will cost him.

With enemies closing in, Georgie and Blair must race to unravel a centuries old mystery if they are to stop a terrible evil and find a way to send Georgie home. But as fate pushes them ever closer, Georgie begins to realize she faces a terrible choice. Does she want to go home at all? And can she leave behind her fiery Highlander?

Time of a Highlander is the twelfth book in the Arch Through Time romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. If you love sexy highlanders, feisty heroines and sizzling passion you’ll love this tale of danger, passion and true love in the Highlands of Scotland. Grab a copy now!

 
 
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You Can Have Manhattan

by P. Dangelico


You are cordially invited to the worst wedding of the century.


Sydney Evans is no stranger to hard work. It’s the one constant in her life. And with no family or friends to speak of it’s been easy to pour everything she has into her career as general counsel for Blackstone Holdings.

She wants for nothing. Until her boss offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All she has to do in return is marry his good-for-nothing son.

Scott Blackstone used be a party whore. Pardon, party animal. He hasn’t been that guy in a long time though. Not since he moved to Wyoming, bought a failing cattle ranch, and turned it into a profitable business.

All is good. Until a phone call from his father threatens the quiet, simple life he’s built. Marry or lose everything. And to a woman who can’t stand him, no less. Well, Scott is not going down without a fight. He’s never going back to Manhattan. Not if he can help it.

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Capturing the Bride (The Kidnap Club Book 1)

by Samantha Holt

If one is very, extremely desperate, then one may call on the services of a clandestine group of men.
The Kidnap Club—known to few—specialize in helping women out of difficult situations.

Arranged marriages to awful men, for example.

Miss Grace Beaumont is at the mercy of her uncle who is determined she marry the depraved Mr. Worthington. Desperate times call for…well, the Kidnap Club.

It seems insane. Perhaps it is. But anything is better than being married to that man.

Lord Nash Fitzroy has looked after many a kidnapee over the past few years, but none make him want to break the cardinal rules as much as Grace. Her determined spirit, quick wit, and, let’s be honest, her pretty looks have him struggling to remember his role in this.

Protector, defender, and occasional shoulder to cry on.

His way with women and the almost derelict offerings of his ancestral home as a hideaway make him a perfect pretend kidnapper. He doesn’t much mind the money involved either, seeing as his father cut him off.

Which means, he cannot afford to get this wrong. No matter how tempted he is to show Grace that Worthington is not a prime example of how a man should be and burn the damned rule book.If one is very, extremely desperate, then one may call on the services of a clandestine group of men.
The Kidnap Club—known to few—specialize in helping women out of difficult situations.

 
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Royal Fake

by Sarah J. Brooks


$10 million for being a fake-princess for one year.
Done deal – I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
As it turns out, quite a lot.


After a ONS with an incredibly hot guy on St. Patrick’s Day,
I wake up in his hotel room the next morning.
When he tells me that he’s an heir to the throne, I’m stunned.
Even more so when he asks me to be his fake princess.

Because if Liam wants to inherit the throne, he has to be married by the age of 40.
And he’s running out of time, because his birthday will be in a few months.
So he offers me the incredible sum of $10 million to become his wife and
fake being princess until his succession to the throne becomes final.

Aside from the money Liam is charming, gorgeous and above all – great in the sack.
What girl hasn't always dreamed of being a princess?
So I say yes and leave my fashion job in New York behind.

But life in a royal family is by no means a fairy tale.
Nobody can find out that there is a contract between us, but people are suspicious,
starting with my beastly mother-in-law.
Between the paparazzi stalking us and other family intrigues - slowly but surely my life becomes a nightmare.

And as if that's not enough, I’m getting morning sickness.
A pregnancy test later I know that a little prince or princess is growing inside me...
I guess now is not the best time to ask Liam to terminate the contract?


Royal Fake is a stand-alone fake marriage romance with a baby surprise and a guaranteed HEA you don't want to miss! No cheating. No cliffhangers. Includes a preview of "Best Fake Ever".

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You Are My Everything (The Friessens Book 22)

by Lorhainne Eckhart


Up and coming hockey rookie Michael Friessen has everything going for him: a future few could hope for, parents who are his everything… He doesn’t want anything more until one weekend before he secures a spot with the Canucks, when he wakes up with a ring on his finger and the hottest, sexiest blonde sound asleep beside him.

He tries to tell himself it was a mistake, that he isn’t looking for a relationship, and despite everything about her, including the night he’s still trying to remember, he’s determined not to fall for her. But the closer they get, the deeper he falls—until he learns that the night they met may not have been accidental.

 
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