Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense

A great tale of love just isn't enough for you, is it you adrenaline junkie? You need love AND suspense.  You need two people on the verge of falling in love---while clinging to the side of a cliff.  Well, that what we and our eBookHounds' promoting authors are here to give you.  Heart wrenching romance and gut wrenching suspense, all wrapped up in a pretty little ebook.  And, always free or discounted for you.  Read away!

 

Definition of the "Romantic Suspense Genre": The Romantic Suspense genre is oftentimes the bestselling subgenre of Romance, though that can vascillate with historical romance.  The elements of a romance need to be there--a budding relationship between two people that overcomes obstacles and succeeds in the end.  But, the critical elements of suspense in that romance setting also need to be interwoven expertly.  Those include action, adventure, and oftentimes, a heroine that has been wronged and a hero who attempts to help right that wrong.  Through their work to right the wrong, they are brought closer together and what would you know?  They fall in love.  Honestly, you can think of many, many Disney movie scripts for this storyline (start with Frozen).

 

Some examples of the top ebooks in the Romantic Suspense genre are Mary Stewart (Nine Coaches Waiting), Tiffany Snow (No Turning Back), Colleen Hoover (Never, Never), and Melinda Leigh (She Can Run).

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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The Fae Series: The Complete Trilogy

by Lynn Landes

 

Best Selling Author Lynn Landes brings you the complete box set filled with magic, romance, adventure, and twists you'll never see coming. 

Three young women hold the power to change the world for both humanity and immortals. But what chance does a designer, a baker, and a tour guide stand against an army of immortals?

Fae Queen (Book 1) 

     Caderyn is on a mission to design a fairytale garden and put her company, Secret Gardens on the map. She doesn't have time for romance, and she doesn't believe in happily ever after. But Fate has a mind of its own...

Shadow King (Book 2)

    Fierce, immortal and lethal. He is the Shadow King...

    A sinister darkness is seeping in from all corners of the Earth. The Shadow King hunts the fallen to protect humanity and the Fae. Ariana is of royal lineage. She sacrificed everything to protect her people, but who will protect her? Wounded and weak she hides from the demons who hunt her. The Shadow King has caught her scent, and he lives for the Hunt!

Kiss of the Herald (Book 3)

     Anya is a tour guide working in Dublin. With her best friend Katie at her side life is perfect. Almost. Forgotten is the war of the Shadow King that brought Katie and Anya into the underworld of the vampires, angels, demons, and more. They are unaware of the danger hunting them. The Vampire King wants retribution. One case of mistaken identity brings Anya face to face with her destiny. Is she brave enough to claim it, or will immortality be a curse? 

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Blade and Rose: Books 1-3 Digital Boxed Set

by Miranda Honfleur

 

This boxed set includes the first three books in the Blade and Rose series, over 2,400 pages of romantic epic fantasy.

 


A kingdom in turmoil or the love of her life. Which one will she save?

Elemental mage Rielle hasn't heard from her best friend in far too long. Yet no one at the Tower of Magic seems to care about Olivia’s silence, or the curtain of secrecy surrounding the distant capital. Before Rielle can investigate, she's assigned a strange new mission: escort a knight named Jon across the kingdom.

When whispers reveal mercenaries have killed the king, taken the capital, and that no one is coming to help, Rielle can’t leave Olivia in peril. But as infamous mages and deadly assassins hunt Jon, she can’t leave him unprotected either--especially as she finds herself falling for his strength, his passion, and his uncompromising goodness. Her past returns to haunt her, a werewolf stalks their steps, and an ancient evil is gathering, yet the restraints forbidding their love strain and snap one by one.

Saving Olivia and the kingdom means defying orders and sacrificing her every ambition, and could mean losing the man who's become so much more to her than a mission. Which will she choose: her best friend and the kingdom, or the love of her life?

Discover why readers around the world love the Blade and Rose series!

"With a brilliant plot line and rich, exciting characters, and a very touching, beautiful, sensual, passionate and honest love story" --Amazon Reviewer

"The best part is the main female character, Rielle... No damsel in distress, she's a strong, smart, and reliable mage all on her own. She has flaws, but it makes her relatable. You cheer her on from start to finish." --Amazon Reviewer

"Honfleur sucks you into her vibrant and tumultuous world right away with unforgettable characters and a masterful plot that enthrall the reader to the very last page (and beyond)." --Amazon Reviewer

"Wonderful, detailed world-building and engaging, interesting characters set the stage for this intriguing fantasy story. Action, adventure, suspense, and intrigue - and plenty of twists and turns - kept me turning pages, fully immersed" --Amazon Reviewer

"What an excellent, exciting, gripping, spellbinding first book for this series." --Amazon Reviewer

"Sweeping fantasy with deeply human characters" --Amazon Reviewer

Ready to find out for yourself? Dive in and see why thousands of readers have joined the adventure, drama, and intrigue of this romantic epic fantasy series...

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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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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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The Perfect Couple

by Elin Hilderbrand


From New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about the many ways family can fill our lives with love...if they don't kill us first.

*New York Times bestseller*

It's Nantucket wedding season, also known as summer-the sight of a bride racing down Main Street is as common as the sun setting at Madaket Beach. The Otis-Winbury wedding promises to be an event to remember: the groom's wealthy parents have spared no expense to host a lavish ceremony at their oceanfront estate.

 
But it's going to be memorable for all the wrong reasons after tragedy strikes: a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom's famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect. Featuring beloved characters from The Castaways, Beautiful Day, and A Summer Affair, The Perfect Couple proves once again that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read.

 

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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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A Nice Day for a Cowboy Wedding (A Mile High Romance Book 4)

by Nicole Helm


From Nicole Helm, the bestselling author of the Big Sky Cowboys, Navy Seal Cowboys, and Stone Cold series, comes this breathtaking new romance set in the middle of Big Sky country—Colorado’s gorgeous Rocky Mountains . . .
 
As the oldest of three brothers, Shane Tyler takes his responsibility to the family ranch seriously—and it’s clear to him that the younger man who wants to marry his widowed mother is only looking for a meal ticket. He’s determined to stop the nuptials whatever it takes, but the shy wedding planner his mom hired is harder to intimidate than he expected.
 
When Cora Preston worked up the nerve to leave her abusive ex and move with her young son to Gracely, it was a huge step. Accepting the position as wedding planner at brand-new Mile High Weddings took even more courage. But Cora’s biggest challenge is turning out to be the bride’s handsome—and stubborn—oldest son, Shane, and the way the strong-willed cowboy makes her feel.
 
Can the heat crackling between them warm two hearts suspicious of love?
 
Praise for A Nice Day for a Cowboy Wedding:

“Helm’s winning...contemporary shows that love and romance can occur in the most unexpected situations….Witty repartee, strong familial bonds, sensual romance, and the backdrop of the Colorado Rockies add allure to this satisfying story.”Publishers Weekly

Praise for Nicole Helm’s previous romance, Want You More

 
“An intimate, rewarding romance with a hot hero whose emotional growth is as sexy as his moves in the bedroom.” Kirkus Reviews

“Humorous familial schemes, solidarity, and snark make this a satisfying, intense romance.” Publishers Weekly

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Misunderstood

by Katy Kaylee

 

Ryder Malloy. Selfish. Arrogant. Self-absorbed. Prick.

An epitome of manliness. Six-foot-three, all hard, chiseled muscle.

My brother’s ex best friend, and my new client.

 

Four years ago, he took my innocence and left – without a word.

Today, he’s the star quarterback who needs an image makeover,

And I’m his publicist, who doesn’t quite believe him.

 

Task at hand: Swallow my hate for him and concentrate on the job at hand – making Ryder look like a real life knight in shining armor.

 

Complications: I’m falling for him all over again.

 

Well, sleeping with a client is a no-no.

Making out with him on my desk – a bigger no-no!

Making a baby with him?

What was I thinking!

 

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Men in Charge: A Contemporary Romance Box Set

by Natasha L. Black


You don't have to be a damsel in distress to love a man who takes charge.
Sink your teeth into these five sexy alphas and the women they worship. 

Make sure to bring a glass of water!

Book One - Forbidden Daddy

It's been years since I last saw her.
And, boy is she all grown up.
Breathtaking eyes that can see right through me...
And luscious curves for days.

I can't help but think about her putting my son to bed...
Only to sneak into my room after...
For one WILD night.

Book Two - Redemption

Now I'm back.
Older. Stronger. Ruthless.
She needs my help.
And she's got secrets.
I'll destroy those that want to hurt her.
And take my revenge.

This time I'm claiming what's mine, once and for all.

Book Three - Protecting Her

Strike one: He's my brother's rival.
Strike two: We met in the most unfortunate circumstances.
Let's just say I broke a bottle on this head in the middle of a bar fight.
Strike three: For the first time ever, I'm finding it difficult to control myself around a man.

Book Four - Saving Sky

I'm not really a strip club kinda guy.
I like my lady all to myself.
But a lap dance from Sky at my captain's party started it all.
And now I can't get her out of my head.

Book Five - Protecting Sasha

Her exotic beauty and delicious curves make me want to share not only my last name but also my bed with her.
I need to taste her, touch her and make her mine.
When the mob comes after us, I have a real reason to teach them a lesson.
They have no idea who the h*ll they're messing with.

 

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What Happens in Vegas - A Reverse Harem Romance

by Krista Wolf

ATTENTION: All Visiting Ladies! Looking for a Wild Night of DOUBLE the Carnal Pleasure? What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!

The flyer was as butterfly-inducing as it was ludicrous: two college-age best friends willing to show up and fulfill any woman's ultimate fantasy. No strings, no money, no guilt, no pressure. Just two unbelievably hot guys... double the pleasure, twice the enjoyment.

Only I'd called it. Somehow I'd pulled it down from the strip and taken it back to my empty hotel suite, where in a fit of loneliness, I'd even sent over a pic or two in my sexiest dress. All thanks to the goddess of red wine.

So when the guys keep calling the next day, asking to meet up? It's hard to say no. Especially when they turn up absolutely gorgeous, all rock-hard abs and rippling muscle. Heart-stopping good looks, and shoulders that go on for days.

After a failed ten-year marriage and a year without sex, I'm ready to take them up on their offer. But when one sordid night of dripping hot pleasure turns into an even filthier second date, an avalanche of feelings and emotions begin to emerge. And when Brody and Corey's beautiful friend Mason shows up, for their annual week away in the windswept desert? I might just be on the menu... especially when it comes to things to do.

An impromptu trip to Hollywood. One glorious night in LA. Follow along with Lauren on the wildest week of her life, as she's shared and spoiled by three college-aged hunks, all of them hellbent on pleasuring her in every which way.

WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS is a sizzling, stand-alone reverse harem love story filled with humor, suspense, and sweltering MFMM menage sex, in single and multiple partner scenes, hot enough to melt your kindle. HEA guaranteed!

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