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).

Beneath an Italian Sky (An American Heiress Book 2)

by Stacy Henrie


A love match turns into a lonely marriage. Will Clare and Emmett reconcile their differences before it's too late?

From USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie, comes an inspirational historical romance BENEATH AN ITALIAN SKY, An American Heiress novel.

BENEATH AN ITALIAN SKY
--1908--
American heiress Clare Herschel made what she hoped was a love match when she married the handsome, witty Emmett Markham, the Earl of Linwood. A little over a year into her marriage, though, Clare finds herself wintering in Sicily--alone. She is sure the mild climate is the answer to avoiding another miscarriage and Emmett's apparent indifference, so she's determined to remain in Italy as long as possible. The last person she expects to show up at the villa is her husband, especially when Emmett confesses he's there to convince her to return to England.

As the only surviving son of a marquess, Emmett has done everything his father has asked of him--even agreeing to run for a seat in the House of Commons. However, this latest task comes with a nearly impossible caveat. He must convince his wife Clare to come back to England with him in order for them to appear to be a happy couple for his political campaigning. Emmett isn't confident Clare will agree to the plan, though, not when she seems to want nothing to do with him or the life they'd begun building before she abruptly left him for Italy.

When a massive earthquake strikes Messina, Sicily, claiming the lives of thousands, Clare and Emmett must set aside their mutual misgivings about their marriage in order to survive and lend a helping hand to others. But in the wake of the destruction, they begin to realize they've been given a chance to decide if their love is stronger than the upheavals of the past.

AMERICAN HEIRESS SERIES:
Night at the Opera
Beneath an Italian Sky
Among Sand and Sunrise (October 2019)

Other books by Stacy Henrie:

LOVE INSPIRED HISTORICAL
A Cowboy of Convenience
The Rancher's Temporary Engagement
The Outlaw's Secret
The Renegade's Redemption
Lady Outlaw
The Express Rider's Lady

OF LOVE AND WAR:
Hope at Dawn
Hope Rising
A Hope Remembered
A Christmas Hope

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The Submissive's Touch (Love in the Shadows Book 1)

by Abby Gordon


Losing her family to a drunk driver then discovering a long-lost cousin, Ally is trying to find her balance in NYC’s high society. One kiss from Ally, one touch from her, and JW feels peace, centered, but he’s about to leave on secret orders. Taking control of her life, Ally does something radically different that brings her back into JW’s life. Resisting the attraction, JW walks away. Until his life turns upside-down and only The Submissive’s Touch can make him whole again.

NOW - includes a sneak peek first chapter of Love in the Shadows 2 - Fall of Adonis!

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The Submission of Lady Pennington: A Wicked Hot Erotic Historical (Red Chrysanthemum Book 11)

by Em Brown


An erotic historical romance to heat up your reading…

Lady Pennington is no demure Regency miss, and she has her eyes set on Mr. Cedman Ashley, once an alpha Master at the Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where members engage in taboo forms of debauchery.

But Master Ashley hung up his flogger years ago, vowing never again to take up his wicked ways…until his hand is forced by the beautiful and clever Lady Pennington.

All her ladyship wants is one night of wicked decadence with Master Ashley, and she’s willing to resort to blackmail to get it. Reluctantly, Master Ashley agrees to provide her what she wants. But he’ll do it as a set-down.

By commanding her submission, he’ll make sure that she never again dares to trifle with him.

READER ADVISORY: This erotic Regency romance contains explicit scenes, BDSM elements, acts of submission and dominance and other forms of wicked wantonness.

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Perfect Love Story (Love Series Book 1)

by Natasha Madison


When one man’s death exposes a complex web of lies, three couples discover the true meaning of love, loss and redemption.

Hailey
What do you do when you find out your whole life was a lie?

That your husband really wasn't your husband but someone else's.

That the vows you made to each other were simply empty promises.

You pick up and move to the country to start fresh.

When life hands you limes, you make sure you have tequila because your life is about to get stirred up.

Jensen
Married to my high school sweetheart, the best thing she gave me was my baby girl.

But we weren't enough for her. I wasn't enough for her.

The last thing I expected on my birthday was a Dear John letter, but that’s what I got when she upped and left.

Now, it's just me and my girl against the world till the new girl moves in next door.

Is there such a thing as a perfect love story?

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Brother's Best Friend: A Contemporary Romance Box Set

by Katy Kaylee

 

Second chance with my brother’s best friend?

No way!

A collection of five smokin’ hot brother’s best friends romances. All books in the box set are full length (80,000 words each), standalone, second chance romances.


Best Friend’s Li’l Sis:

I don’t care if she’s had kids since us – I’ve always wanted to be a dad.

She’s my best friend’s li’l sis – we’ll figure that out.

I’ve got money – but I can’t buy her.

I was her first – she was mine.

I want her to be my last.

 

Just Another Chance:

Our attraction is instant, the chemistry undeniable and don’t even get me started how good he is in bed.

I want him so bad, but can’t let him know about our daughter.

There’s no way our relationship could work.

They say war is hell, but isn’t love a torture!

 

Misunderstood:

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!

 

Misbehaved:

Pregnant with my brother’s best friend?

No, that can’t happen!

They say, the universe always conspires to give you what yoú’ve always wanted.

In my case, it’s revenge with Jax Michaels.

My brother’s best friend, my sworn enemy, and now my new boss.

 

Just Faking It:

I seduced my brother’s best friend to take my innocence,

And he convinced me to fake marry him!

Jake Dunne: Sinfully handsome. Naughty . Funny. Piercing Blue eyes. And kisses like nobody’s business…

Jake Dunne: Also the man who broke my heart, five years ago.

My fake husband but my baby’s REAL father!

 

Described as insanely hot, romantic, captivating and entertaining, grab this box set now to experience a roller coaster of emotions leading to the perfect HEA that you crave!

 

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Lucky in Love

by K. M. Bishop

 

Want to know a secret?

I’m still in love with my high school sweetheart. 

I know it sounds silly. 

But his deep brown eyes and adorable dimples give me sleepless nights. 

He abandoned me all those years ago. 

I didn’t think he’d ever return. 

And look at me. 

I’m embarrassingly still holding on to my V-card. 

But now that he’s back... 

He’s hotter than ever. 

A notorious playboy and rich as sin. 

I made the mistake of trusting him once. 

There’s no way I’ll put my heart on the line again. 

A one-night stand?

Sure. 

Falling in love and carrying his baby?

No chance in hell. 

…Or is there?

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Sweetest Obsessions: A Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Collection

by Megan Matthews et al


25 tempting romances from Sweet to Hot to downright Steamy!

Whether your obsession is Alphas, Bad Boys, Friends (or Enemies) to Lovers, or Second Chance Romance, we’ll feed your addiction with 25 drool-worthy heroes in this sizzling collection.

Escape into tales of intrigue, passion, desire, illicit temptations, secret crushes, friendships, love triangles, forbidden royals, and intimate trysts. All while meeting hot bosses, sexy Texans, heart racing musicians, steamy cops, sweetheart restaurant managers, and so much more.

You’re sure to find a romance to obsess over as you devour these sweet and scorching pages. Enjoy your favorite authors and gain some new ones in this collection of over twenty mouthwatering stories. Which one will be your sweetest obsession?

Don’t deny your sweet desires. Scroll up and one click to secure your copy today!

With stories by...

Jane Anthony
Andy Wayne
Phoebe Alexander
K.G. Reuss and C.M. Lally
USA Today Bestselling Author Victoria Pinder
Renee Lee Fisher
Heather Thurmeier
Kristi Adams
USA Today Bestselling Author India Kells writing with USA Today Bestselling Author Maddie Wade
Kate Kisset
MJ Masucci
Jane Blythe and Amanda Siegrist
Jolie Day
Posey Parks
Dani René and Jo-Anne Joseph
Samantha Morgan
Laura Lee
Avelyn Paige
Michelle Iannarelli
Megan Matthews
Shannon Nemechek
Dylann Crush
Emily Robertson
Melissa Belle

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Bad Teacher

by Clarissa Wild


New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Clarissa Wild brings you BAD TEACHER, a Standalone Romance Novel.

My name is Thomas and I’m always hard.
No really, that’s my last name. Thomas Hard, the pleasure is all mine … literally.
I can’t help it that my name suits me well.
You know what else suits me well? That girl sitting across the bar, with her lips right where I tell them to be. I want her, and when I want something, it’s gonna be mine.
One night. No names. No phone numbers. Just me, her, and pure pleasure.
Except, that one girl turns out to be the biggest mistake of my life.
Why?
Because I broke my cardinal rule …
Never b*ng a student.


Author’s note: Don’t like reckless decisions & unbridled scr*wing? Don’t love girls that are obsessed with rainbows, unicorns, and ice-cream? Don’t enjoy a bit of corny humor sprinkled on top? Then this book is not for you. And last but not least, if you hate cats with huge jewels … Don't even bother.

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The Seer's Daughter (Beyond The Grave Series Book 1)

by Athena Daniels


A Chillingly Sexy Paranormal Thriller.

(THE SEER'S DAUGHTER is a Full-length 124K Novel, and (Part 1 of 2) of Sage and Ethan's complete Story.)

AWARDS:
*****Solo Medalist WINNER in the Suspense/Thriller 2016 New Apple Book Awards
*****FINALIST, NIEA - National Indie Excellence Awards
*****FINALIST, Readers Favorite 2016 International Book Awards
*****Nominated, AusRom Today Readers Choice Awards, BOOK OF THE YEAR
*****AusRom Today's January 2016 top-twenty list of "Lust-HaveSci-Fi, Paranormal, and Fantasy Novelists.
*****The Romance Reviews, 5 Star Top Pick

As featured on AusRom Today: "...the perfect culmination of paranormal mystery with steamy and sensual romance and just enough suspense and intrigue to guarantee a chilling, goosebump-invoking, story line... The Seer's Daughter would be a brilliant option for adaption to screen--there's a television series/movie in here for absolute certain."

"...as chilling as it is sexy... This is much more than a romance."
The Romance Reviews, 5 stars Top Pick

*****

For her, he'll break all the rules...

Upon returning to her hometown for her grandmother's funeral, Sage Matthews is terrorized by a series of strange events. She dismisses each eerie occurrence as a by-product of her overwrought emotional state, until it becomes chillingly clear that something not of this world is desperate to get a message--or is it a warning?--through to her...

Detective Sergeant Ethan Blade comes to Cryton, South Australia, to catch a serial killer. When Ethan meets Sage--the latest victim's beautiful granddaughter--his attraction to her is explosive and inconvenient. He knows she's not crazy, but Sage's theory about the murders is unbelievable.

With the handsome detective rejecting her ideas, Sage embarks on the supernatural journey that her grandmother started. What she discovers shatters everything Sage ever knew about herself--and who she really is.

Ethan's routine case quickly turns personal when he discovers Sage is the killer's next target. For her, he'll break all the rules and cross every line. But how can he protect Sage from an evil he cannot even conceive of?

To save her, he must let go of everything he ever believed.

*****

"Edge of your seat suspense...If you like John Saul or Dean Koontz with a side of intense Romance this is your next read.Clear a section of time from your day because you will not want to put this book down once you have it in your hands." 5 Stars, Amazon review

"One of my most favorite reads this year!... It's almost like Stephen King meets Christina Dodd...I loved it can't wait for book two! 5 Stars, Amazon review

"...characters that her readers will be able to connect with and relate to, as well as a storyline that is engaging and intriguing. If that isn't the hallmark of an great author, I'm not sure what is." -Chris, 5 Star Readers Favorite.

"If you are looking for a book to give you goose bumps and keep you watching over your shoulder, then I can recommend this one!... I got dragged away from this book late in the evening by my husband, as I had an exceedingly early start the next day. This didn't stop me from thinking about the book and what I had read for well over an hour after the lights went out,as well as dreaming about it!"
--Archaeolibrarian, 5 stars

"...a perfect blend of paranormal fiction and romantic suspense that had me completely captivated to the very last page... flawlessly delivered."-Faridah, 5 stars, Readers' Favorite

"One of the best ghost/demon stories I have read in a while! It had romance, witches, demons, AND ghosts! Absolutely loved it!" 5 Stars, Amazon review

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ASA: BWWM Military Romance (Overwatch Division Book 2)

by Coco Miller


He’s a wounded special forces soldier back home for good and focused on family. She’s a professional matchmaker concentrating on everyone’s happily-ever-after but her own. Will a last-minute and unwanted date lead to true love for this reluctant pair?

Asa was injured during his last deployment overseas and returned home shaken and damaged. He throws all of his energies into helping his sister and her kids through her painful divorce; never taking any time for himself or making any real connections with anyone outside of his family.

Hillary is a self-made woman. She owns her own matchmaking service where she pairs lovers together and boasts of a high marriage success rate. Too bad she can’t find a love of her own, because how could she possibly find the time for that, right?


ASA is a sweet and steamy, stand-alone, military romance. It is not appropriate for readers under 18 due to sizzling HAWT love scenes!


Overwatch Division Series:
WYATT
ASA
CESAR

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Heather (Hart Land Book 1)

by Chris Keniston


"Small town, big family, and mismatches that will steal your heart! Delightful!" Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author of the Dogfather Series.

Shenanigans and romance abound in the new Hart Land series from USA TODAY Bestselling Author Chris Keniston. Fall in love with the lakeside small town of Lawford, retired Marine Corps General Harold Hart, his artistic wife Fiona, matchmaking housekeeper Lucy, and his nine single granddaughters. Did we say single? Well not for long!

Boston cardiac surgeon Heather Preston has invested everything to achieve her dream of working at a world renowned hospital. When an unsettling call from her grandfather the retired general brings her back to her childhood lakeside home, she rediscovers the appeal of life in a small town, the joys of free-spirited youth—and Jake Harper.

After serving in the military, Jake Harper has returned home. The slower pace and neighborly spirit makes Lawford the perfect place to settle down. Pitching in may be second nature to the former Marine, but while helping out at Hart House he discovers things may not always be as they seem, especially one irresistible surprise—Dr. Heather Preston.

As a Special Bonus Heather includes a treat from Lily's Recipe Box!

Look for more in the Hart Land matchmaking series:
Heather - book one
Lily - book two
Violet - book three
Iris - book four
and all the rest of the Hart Land granddaughters!

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Acting on Impulse (Love on Cue Book 1)

by Mia Sosa


"Guarantees characters that glow with equal parts wit, sass, and sensuality." Library Journal (Starred Review)

The first in a fun, flirty new series from Mia Sosa!

After a very public breakup with a media-hungry politician, fitness trainer Tori Alvarez escapes to Aruba for rest, relaxation, and copious amounts of sex on the beach--the cocktail, that is. She vows to keep her vacation a man-free zone but when a cute guy is seated next to her on the plane, Tori can't resist a little harmless flirting.

Hollywood heartthrob Carter Stone underwent a dramatic physical transformation for his latest role and it's clear his stunning seat mate doesn't recognize the man beneath the shaggy beard and extra lean frame. Now Carter needs help rebuilding his buff physique and Tori is perfect for the job. It doesn't hurt that she makes his pulse pound in more ways than one.

Sparks are flying, until a pesky paparazzo reveals Carter's identity. Tori is hurt and pissed. She wants nothing to do with another man in the limelight, but she's still got to whip him into shape. Can Carter convince Tori he's worth the threat to her privacy that comes with dating a famous actor, or will Tori chisel him down to nothing before he even gets the chance?

Grab the popcorn...

Praise for Acting on Impulse

"This first book in the 'Love on Cue' series guarantees characters that glow with equal parts wit, sass, and sensuality."
-- Library Journal (starred review)
"Combine Sosa's gift for creating easily relatable characters and her engaging, witty prose with some off-the-charts sensual love scenes and you have a knockout start to the author's new Love on Cue series."
-- Booklist
"The first installment in the Love on Cue series is charming, witty, and consistently funny. . . . [A] sharp romance that begs to be savored."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Acting on Impulse is a genuinely delightful and sexy romance and I'm excited to continue the series!"
-- All About Romance (Desert Isle Keeper review)
Mia Sosa "writes scorching-hot sex scenes! Totally here for it, along with a lot of other things about this book."
--Heroes and Heartbreakers
"[T]he book feels both effortless and intricate, in the way of truly great genre offerings...and I have very giddy expectations for the next in the series."
-- The Seattle Review of Books
"You will not be able to turn the pages fast enough!"
-- Fresh Fiction
"With characters that practically leap off the page, and dialogue that sparkles with sass and wit, Acting on Impulse is a laugh-out-loud read with pulse-pounding sexy times."
-- Tracey Livesay, author of Love Will Always Remember
"Mia Sosa's fabulous mix of flirty and funny is what every reader dreams about! This author is a must for any romance lover."
-- Codi Gary, author of Things Good Girls Don't Do
"In Acting on Impulse, Mia Sosa dazzles with sizzling chemistry, witty dialogue, and unforgettable characters. Tori and Carter's romance takes the reader on an exciting, emotional ride."
-- USA Today Bestselling Author Susan Scott Shelley
"A slow burn must-read with a Hollywood hottie and a heroine you'll want to hang out with!"
-- Avery Flynn, USA Today bestselling author of The Negotiator
"A fresh, sexy, laugh out loud funny rom com with characters you can't help but root for and a love story that will leave you smiling well after the book is finished."
-- Alyssa Cole, award-winning author

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The Thunder Rolls (The Dawson Brothers Book 8)

by Ali Parker


She's far too old for me, but age is just a number.
 
 Crazily enough, I've loved her since I was a little boy.
 
But I'm not little anymore.
 
And she's a widow now.
 
No way in hell I'm letting this chance go by now that I'm in her hometown.
 
I don't give a damn what people say.
 
The biggest struggle is to get this beautiful woman to see me as more than a rowdy Dawson boy.
 
I've got more to offer her than any man she might find.
 
Prying my way into her life isn't going to be easy, but it'll be more than worth it.
 
My heart is already hers. Time to add in my future, my money, and my body.
 
Hope she's willing to light up the night with me.
 
'Cause there's a storm rolling in.
 
Me. 

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Luca (Sinful Shadows Mafia Book 1)

by Savannah Rylan et al

 

Don't touch the boss's daughter.



The only rule in the family, leave Russo's daughter alone.
Stay close, keep her safe, but hands-off.
Except when he tries to marry her off.
I can't let that happen.
Those beautiful brown eyes.
Delicious curves.
Skin so soft under my fingers.
What was the rule?
I can't remember anymore.
Because all I want is Alliana.
And nothing will stop me from getting her.

Luca is the first book in the Sinful Shadows Mafia series.

 

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Secret Seduction (Secret Series Book 1)

by Jill Sanders


To Katie life was simple. She wanted a little house in upper Boston, and four kids fathered by her best friend Jason, who she’s been infatuated with since she was eight. After a devastating family secret is exposed, all she wants now is to escape the media hype that follows her everywhere she turns. Leaving her family, friends, and Jason behind, she travels to places she’s only read about, to find a father she’s never known.


Jason is on a mission and he’s come halfway around the world to complete it. Despite his feelings for Katie, he won’t let her resistance deter him, even if it means she’ll never trust him again. As their world spirals out of control, their relationship will be tested and changed forever. If he can keep them alive and out of harm’s way, he may have a chance to make everything right.

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Love's Magic

by Betty McLain

 

The magic of love is in the air.

College student Mallie is on her way home when she gets hit by a car, and falls into a coma she can't awaken from.

Daniel is a lawyer whose plans change drastically because of a brain aneurysm.

From two different worlds, they find themselves unconscious and fighting for their lives, two doors away from each other in the same hospital. What they don't expect is the magic that brings their souls together.

But can a love found in such a way survive the journey back to the physical world?

 

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Mail Order Bride: Westward Winds

by Linda Bridey


Bored socialite Tessa craves adventure, and finds it when she becomes a mail order bride to Montana rancher and widowed father Dean Samuels. Can this pair — as different as night and day — find love?

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Burning with Desire (Forbidden Heat Book 2)

by Bella Winters

 

I hired her to help my daughter sleep easy, 

But now I want her in my bed! 

Julie: my daughter’s new nanny and my …

Damn, this is so wrong, 

Give yourself a break Ricky. 

She’s your employee and so much younger and…innocent. 

But what if I want to claim her innocence, 

What if her love warms my heart, 

What if her curves ignite that flame of passion once again!

And what if my daughter is falling in love with her too. 

But just when I think my damaged past is over, 

And never again going to haunt me, 

She disappears…

Would the strength of my love ever bring her back? 

Would she ever have the guts to stand up against her own family?

 

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Best Friend's Daddy (Forever Daddies Book 3)

by Victoria Snow

 

I know it’s so wrong, but my best friend needs to know.

So, how do we say it?

Hey, I’m pregnant with your father’s child! You’re gonna be a big sister! Yay!!!

No, this can’t happen.

She can’t know. No one can know.

I always understood he was off limits,

But I couldn’t imagine my life without him.

In fact, I saved myself for him!

And working at his restaurant was…fun.

My ‘let’s seduce Michael plan’ was working, 

And soon he was feeding me chocolate covered strawberries,

And I was tasting whipped cream off of his lips and…you know what…

But we screwed up…big time!

So, time for Plan B now.

Yep, when shit hits the fan, I do the easy thing and run away.

Will my Prince Charming come after me?

Or did I just ruin my only chance at a happily ever after?

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His Corporate Claim

by J.D. Fox


Who would have thought that a fake engagement could lead to a real love story?

When thoughtful, careful Talia is presented with an outlandish plan by her boss to protect her from his player brother, she decides to go along with it. After all, she doesn’t want to be subjected to Sam’s supposedly lecherous advances, and isn’t in a position to turn down the healthy bonus her boss is offering- not with the responsibility of caring for her sick mother. But all of that changes when she meets Sam: sexy, loyal, charming, and whip-smart, he quickly breaks down every one of Talia’s carefully maintained walls until there’s only one thing left to do: fall for her fake fiance’s brother.

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