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).

Christmas at White Pines (Under a Texas Sky)

by Sherryl Woods


Love Often Comes in Surprising Packages

A Christmas Blessing

Widowed Jessie Adams was about to give birth, and she needed help—fast! Unfortunately, the closest ranch in her small Texas town belonged to her late husband’s brother, Luke, who didn’t know a thing about delivering babies. And though this charismatic rancher was her only hope, he was the last person Jessie wanted to be stranded with in her time of need.

Natural Born Daddy

Jordan Adams proposed a marriage of convenience to single mom Kelly Flint because he thought it was time they each settled down with a perfectly compatible, always dependable partner. After all, they’d both learned the hard way that love only leads to heartache. But to his surprise, Kelly made it clear marriage would be anything but platonic, and her young daughter kindled fond feelings of fatherhood in his heart. Now he had to convince Kelly that he was not only a natural born daddy…but also the perfect husband she’d been waiting for all her life.

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Delivering Her Gift

by Beverly Evans


In one night, we came crashing together like a perfect storm.
The gift that came as a result was a surprise we didn’t see coming.


Logan Ambrose, a gorgeous surgeon with a broken past.
A hero, a savior, and the charming doctor that stole my heart.
I gave him my v-card and he crept into my heart as quickly as he left.
Seeing Logan again and finding out I'm pregnant at the same time? Insane.

"Logan you're going to be a dad."
How do I begin to tell him this life changing news?

I mean, a drunken one-night stand shouldn't be this complicated.
I definitely didn't expect what came next...
That he would be the doctor that’s delivering our baby!

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The Wicked Wallflower (Wallflower Trilogy Book 1)

by Maya Rodale


Maya Rodale's captivating new series introduces London's Least Likely--three wallflowers who are about to become the toast of the ton . . .

Lady Emma Avery has accidentally announced her engagement--to the most eligible man in England. As soon as it's discovered that Emma has never actually met the infamously attractive Duke of Ashbrooke, she'll no longer be a wallflower; she'll be a laughingstock. And then Ashbrooke does something Emma never expected. He plays along with her charade.

A temporary betrothal to the irreproachable Lady Avery could be just the thing to repair Ashbrooke's tattered reputation. Seducing her is simply a bonus. And then Emma does what he never expected: she refuses his advances. It's unprecedented. Inconceivable. Quite damnably alluring.

London's Least Likely to Misbehave has aroused the curiosity--among other things--of London's most notorious rogue. Now nothing will suffice but to uncover Emma's wanton side and prove there's nothing so satisfying as two perfect strangers . . .being perfectly scandalous together.

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Happy-Go-Lucky

by L.H. Cosway


Every workplace has that one person you don’t want to mess with.

At James & Peterson Investigations, that would be Cameron Grant: sullen, grouchy, intimidating, oh yeah, and sexy as hell. He can make your soul wither with a single disapproving glare. And he never, ever socialises with his co-workers.

This is why Maisie Wilkins, happy-go-lucky ray of sunshine, can’t fathom why Cameron finally decided to show up at their annual office Christmas party. Every year he received an invite, and every year he failed to attend. But not this year.

Curious as to why he’s there, Maisie can’t resist sitting next to Cameron. Before she knows it, she’s had one too many drinks and is drunkenly hailing a cab back to his place. Office party flings are not something she normally does, but despite his intimidating character, Cameron has a charm she can’t resist. Or maybe it was just those five gin and tonics blurring her judgement.

Whatever the reason, Maisie now has to navigate the awkward, tension filled waters of sharing an office with someone she’s slept with.

 
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Countdown to Christmas: (A Christmas Romance Novella)

by Betty Shreffler


It’s just a bet.

Ten days until Christmas and all I have to do is avoid my roommate’s delightfully wrapped package.
When the countdown to Christmas is over, I’ll be collecting my own present—a generous stack of pretty green bills.
It doesn’t matter that every time he looks at me with those gorgeous hazel eyes, my knees quake.
It doesn’t matter how every time he takes his shirt off, my heart skips a beat.

Despite what my body wants, I know to keep this charming heartbreaker in the friend zone.
This should be an easy ten days, that is until my roommate shares his best kept secret.

Now the countdown to Christmas has begun, and all he wants for Christmas is me.

 
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Christmas At The Café

by Rebecca Raisin et al

 

Curl up by a roaring fire with a delicious cup of mulled wine and enjoy two festive winter warmers, for the price of one!

A Gingerbread Cafe Christmas

Christmas is the season the Gingerbread Café was made for and owner Lil has every recipe down, from gingerbread men to snow dusted mince pies. So when gorgeous outsider Damon opens a shop opposite The Gingerbread Cafe, Lil refuses to let him steal her customers without a fight – no matter how much he makes her heart flutter!

Wish Upon a Christmas Cake

Katie Warham has just one wish this year: to have the best Christmas ever. But that didn’t include the surprise arrival of her ex-boyfriend, Sam! Katie didn’t think any man could tempt her under the mistletoe this year…yet as the snow begins to fall, could her Christmas wish actually come true?

What readers are saying about A Gingerbread Café Christmas and Wish Upon A Christmas Cake:

A Gingerbread Café Christmas

Simply divine, with stunning writing slipping between being utterly romantic, charming and fun-filled and a little emotional.’ – Reviewed the Book

‘A book that’s sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside’ – Paris Baker’s Book Nook

Fun, quick, festive reads that’ll leave you glowing from within.’ – Into the Bookcase

‘It has everything, from sensational food to gorgeous romance and all the little things in-between.’ – Becca's Books

Praise for Wish Upon A Christmas Cake

‘A beautiful and heartwarming tale, that really tugged at my heart strings…a delightful debut novel’ ― Gilbster

‘…put on your fluffy pyjamas, grab a hot chocolate and immerse yourself in the delights of Wish upon a Christmas Cake.’ ― The Book Review Café

‘What a gorgeously delicious book this is! It just makes me wish I was reading it by a roaring fire, with snow outside and a plate full of mince pies!’ ― Goodreads Review

Wish Upon a Christmas Cake is very much a story of loss and true love with a sprinkling of Christmas thrown in for good measure.’ ― By The Letter Book Reviews

 

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Take it Down a Notch

by Weston Parker


If only men were for sale this time of the year.

Then I could buy one, use him as a companion for my son who needs a male figure in his life, and then return him once we were all good again.

But it doesn’t work that way. A friend mentions a Big Brother Program, and I’m all in.

My little one gets what he needs, and I don’t have to sacrifice my freedom and worry about love loss again.

The handsome guy they assign my son isn’t at all what I expected. Nor are the warm fuzzies I get when I see him.

Come to find out, he’s not there for the best reasons.

But me and my kiddo have fallen in love with this unruly, aggressive alpha male.

There’s no way to work out the desires bubbling up inside of me and keep my morals in check.

And for the first time in my life, I want to make the wrong decision. The selfish one. The one just for my own deep, dark pleasures.

To find out that he's beyond wealthy, just like my son’s father was, leaves me cold. I should run far from him.

My ex's family made me sign a contract promising to never tell about the baby in my belly.

My life was forever changed.

Rich people are horrible people.

This new love interest is no different.

Yet I’m trapped in desire and drowning in need when he’s around.

With no way to take it down a notch.

Not sure I would if I could…

Every good girl deserves a bad boy. ~ Weston

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Operation Shadow Box (Last Chance Series Book 1)

by Jennifer Haynie


How do your bosses reward you for thwarting a kidnapping of the president’s daughter? Former Secret Service Agent Victor Chavez knows all too well.

Despite his bravery, he loses his career and his fiancée. Now he works in private security as he struggles through his grief alone. Then Victor receives an offer from his best friend, FBI Special Agent Gary Walton—lead a covert operations team called Shadow Box. Victor jumps at the opportunity.

Deborah Fields, Delta Force widow, mother of four children, and part-time marriage counselor, has found a new calling as a civilian web hunter for the FBI. She spends lonely hours tracking Murdock, a man responsible for the deaths of several undercover agents. When Deborah’s cover gets blown, Victor and the Shadow Box team take her into hiding. She’s out of harm’s way—maybe.

While at Shadow Box’s headquarters, a friendship springs up between Victor and Deborah. He finds a safe place to grieve and ask questions. She discovers a new form of companionship. When Murdock’s handlers uncover Shadow Box’s location and close in, Victor will do anything to protect Deborah and her children—even die.

 
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Overture

by Skye Warren


"Swoon-worthy, forbidden, and sexy, Liam North is my new obsession." - New York Times bestselling author Claire Contreras

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth--the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She's all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier's defenses, but there's more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She's one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

"Overture is a beautiful composition of forbidden love and undeniable desire. Skye has crafted a gripping, sensual, and intense story that left me breathless. Get ready to be hooked!" - USA Today bestselling author Nikki Sloane

 
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Dirty: The Complete Series

by Ella Miles


From USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Miles comes a new DARK romance series! This collection includes: Dirty Beginning, Dirty Obsession, Dirty Addiction, Dirty Revenge, and Dirty Epilogue.

Arlo Carini saved my life, only to destroy it.

When I first met him, he was the wealthy, powerful, sexy stranger giving me and a dozen other art history students a tour of his mansion. But he soon became my everything.

My savior.
My lover.
My obsession.

He tried to warn me. Every chance he could, he tried to get me to run far, far away. But it only made my obsession grow stronger. Until I made the worst mistake I could. And ended up trapped forever.

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All He Wants For Christmas

by Lulu Pratt


Hey Santa, I've been a really bad boy this year.

I'm a billionaire whose only concern is the bottom line.
I'm back in my hometown on business and spy Juliet working at the hotel lounge.
She's fun, sassy and I want to bend her over the bar.
We get caught and she loses her job.

To make it up I whisk her away to a tropical paradise.
But it turns out I caused her to lose her previous job when I bought the company.
When she finds out my secret, she leaves me.
However, I've lost my heart to Juliet.

All I want for Christmas is her, wrapped up with a red ribbon and in my arms forever.

*** A steamy STANDALONE contemporary romance with a smoking hot hero. No cliffhanger, no cheating and a guaranteed happily-ever-after.***

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A Christmas Wish (Sapphire Bay Book 3)

by Leeanna Morgan


Can a little girl's Christmas wish come true?

After a tragic accident, Megan Stevenson is determined to give Nora, her five-year-old niece, a loving and stable home. With her fantasy cake business thriving and her niece’s nightmares finally over, her life is more stable than it has ever been--until a stranger knocks on her door.

FBI Special Agent William Parker knows what it’s like to lose the people you love. He’s convinced himself that his job is all he needs to be happy. But while he's protecting Megan and Nora from a brutal terrorist group, his emotionless and solitary life is torn to shreds. With Christmas fast approaching, can Megan and Nora convince him that it’s safe to love again…even if loving them is harder than letting them go?

A CHRISTMAS WISH is the third book in the Sapphire Bay series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna's series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:

“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 Novels 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 (Sam and Caleb)
Book 3: A Christmas Wish (Megan and William)
Book 4: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 5: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)
Book 6: Sweet Surrender (Willow and Zac)

Santa's Secret Helpers:
Book 1: Christmas On Main Street (Emma and Jack)
Book 2: Mistletoe Madness (Kylie and Ben)
Book 3: Silver Bells (Bailey and Steven)
Book 4: The Santa Express (Shelley and John)

 
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Hotel O

by Clarissa Wild

 

A filthy standalone romance from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild that will push all your buttons...


Pleasure is business.
That’s our motto here at Hotel O.
No strings attached gratification is what we provide. Nothing is off limits.
And all of it stays within these walls.
My job as the organizer of these events requires a personal sacrifice.
Girlfriends are a liability I can’t afford.
So I get my own satisfaction somewhere else.
Online.
Anonymous.
Nothing beyond a one-night stand…
And I’ve found the perfect toy to play with.
A persistent, equally wicked girl that I can’t say no to.
The girl who’s going to make me risk it all.

Welcome to Hotel O… Enjoy your stay.

Author’s Note: Hotel O is complete and utter filthiness. Expect lots of debauchery… with multiple people. Please do not read if you’re easily offended or do not enjoy romances that explore the boundaries of depravity… Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Complete at 80000 words. No cliffhanger. Standalone Bad Boy Romance.

 

 
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Teach Me New Tricks

by Ali Parker


He’s going to make me break my number one rule.

And possibly lose my job.

How dare he?

It’s pretty simple, though. Don’t date students.

Which is normally easy to stick to. Who wants to date an eighteen-year-old boy?

Not me. I much prefer an older man with rough hands that knows what he’s doing.

Enter Mr. Evans.

A single father billionaire with more time on his plate than he knows what to do with.

And the man is brilliant and wickedly delicious.

Much to my surprise, he’s quickly becoming my star pupil, which means he gets more of my time than necessary.

But I can’t help myself.

He’s exactly what I need in my life, in my bed, kissing me at the stroke of midnight…

And the best is even though he’s older than me, he’s more than willing to let me teach him a few new tricks.

Let's just hope we don't get caught.

 
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Tasting Her Christmas Cookies: A Holiday Romantic Comedy

by Alina Jacobs

 

Winter is coming—and unfortunately it's bringing Christmas with it.

I loathe the holiday. I hate holiday parties, fragrant decorations, and hokey movies. If I had my way it would be winter all year round and never Christmas.

Nothing burns like the cold—except a hot oven.

That's right; against my better judgment I agreed to let The Great Christmas Bake-Off film in my tower.

And St. Nick help me but I even agreed to be a judge.

 

Holly

Christmas is like the perfect sugar cookie—it slowly melts in your mouth, sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.

I love Christmas. I love the cheerful music, the fun sweaters, and the holiday lights. Most of all I love Christmas Cookies.

A begrudging bake-off judge, I refuse to let grouchy billionaire Owen Frost hate Christmas. The man is overworked, his employees are uninspired, and his life is seriously lacking in Yuletide cheer. I want to stuff his stocking with sugary goodness to put him in a very festive mood.

So I dressed up as a sexy elf and gave Owen a taste of something extra special. You should have seen his eyes roll back in his head when he bit into the perfect sugar cookie!

I can't let Owen Frost be a distraction. Things are insane enough without a sexy billionaire.

My baking subscription service is in the death throes.

My Christmas-ruining step sister is trying to sabotage me in the bake-off.

I'm being stalked by elves on the shelf come to life.

Ok that last one is a little weird, but welcome to my disaster of a life.

I need to win The Great Christmas Bake-Off to pay of my debts and launch my baking career. Sleeping with one of the judges is going to ruin my chance for a merry Christmas. Owen with his washboard abs and big Christmas package is a bad idea. It's best to keep that all wrapped under the tree.

But when he said in that deep, sexy voice, "Can I have another taste of your Christmas cookies?" Well, let's just say I'm unwrapping one particular Christmas present early!

Tasting Her Christmas Cookies is a standalone holiday romantic comedy. If you love Christmas desserts, like to laugh out loud at holiday innuendoes, and want Santa to put a tall, good-looking guy under your tree, then pick up this full-length, steamy romance novel! There are no cliffhangers but there is a very happy (Christmas!) ever after!

 

 
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Miss Kane's Christmas : A Novella (A Christmas Central Romantic Comedy Book 1)

by Caroline Mickelson


With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’.

Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?

**Please note - this book was formerly titled 'Carol's Christmas'.

 
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Love in Hiding (Love Beyond Danger Book 1)

by Diane Holiday


Running from danger, caught by love.

With her life at risk, Sarah Cooper hangs up her ballet shoes and flees her glamorous career in San Diego. She assumes a new identity and takes refuge at a horse ranch in rural Maryland. Mucking stalls is a far cry from center stage, and the ranch’s so-called “horse whisperer” is the complete opposite of the men she’s used to. He’s stubborn, sullen, and sexy.

Unfortunately, he's also suspicious. Of her.

Bruce Murphy trusts his horses, and since the new ranch hand showed up, they’ve been skittish. Sarah's trouble, and Bruce wants her gone before he loses anyone else he cares about. She challenges him until he can’t decide if he should kiss or shake her. But the more time they spend together, the more he sees the truth: Sarah isn’t trouble, she’s in trouble.

Bruce protects his heart as tightly as Sarah guards her secrets, but they each have something the other needs—Sarah needs Bruce to help her stay alive and Bruce needs Sarah to help him learn to live again.

 
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Crown of Salt: A Wicked Faerie Tale Romance (Faerie Lords Book 4)

by Isabella August


Cursed. Commanded. Enslaved. A vampiric prince holds the unlikely key to her salvation.

The Drowned Lord holds Valentine’s soul in his rotten hands. For a hundred years, she’s been forced to do the wicked faerie lord’s bidding. In a desperate effort to escape his grasp, she decides to end the contract with her own death — but a vampire named Percival Atheling inconveniently saves her life, and steals her heart.

Sane human beings don’t meddle with dark faeries… but Percy is neither sane nor human. When he decides to wager his soul for Valentine's, she has only a year and a day to ensure that he wins. And the Drowned Lord has never once lost a bet.

This steamy STANDALONE paranormal romance novel in an urban fantasy setting has a happy ending and contains no cheating. The books in the series can be read in any order.

 
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The Marine's Last Chance Christmas (Always Faithful Book 2)

by Rogenna Brewer


There’s no place like home for the holidays…

Navy Rescue Swimmer Mitzi Zahn is not the kind of woman to run from heartache. But after her brother is killed in action and her injured fiancé calls off their wedding, she accepts a transfer to her hometown recruiting station.

With Bruce’s return, Mitzi’s in real danger of having her heart broken all over again.


Marine Ranger Bruce Calhoun (MARSOC Special Operator) is assigned to his hometown recruiting station for the holidays. He lost both a brother and a best friend overseas and––fresh out of rehab from his injuries––he’s ready to return to the fight.

But the moment Mitzi ran crying from his hospital room he knew he’d made a terrible mistake. It’s torture to see her moving on without him.

His last chance to win her back may prove to be his toughest fight of all...

Don’t miss this heartwarming Christmas romance––get your copy of The Marine’s Last Chance Christmas today!

 
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A Year with Geno

by Annette Drake


Her boys need a home. His sons need a mother. Can two single parents turn a year-long contract into a lifetime of love?

Caroline Taylor worries her judgement in men is more damaged than her heart. Still reeling from a painful divorce, her protective nature kicks in after an eviction notice threatens to put her two young sons out on the streets. While she’s enchanted by the gallant Air Force Sergeant who offers to lease out his basement, he’s strictly off limits.

Geno D'Antoni isn’t sure which is harder: boot camp or raising teen boys. So he hopes having the gentle Caroline around will bring a guiding maternal influence to his military style of discipline. And even though his new house guest brushes off his flirtations, he’s got a whole year to win her over.
As the beautiful Alaskan seasons change, their platonic agreement weakens under the heat of their chemistry. But when exes come crawling back into their lives, both parents must examine their true desires.

Can Caroline and Geno join their families and their hearts in a happily-ever-after?

A Year with Geno is a charming sweet romance with a hint of comedy. If you like slow-burning attractions, blended family challenges, and scenic Alaskan settings, then you’ll adore Annette Drake’s emotional tale.

Buy A Year with Geno to watch two families find love under one roof today!

 
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