Women's Fiction

Women's Fiction

If you're here, then you're probably inspired by stories of women overcoming personal and emotional challenges, as well as challenges presented to them from outside circumstances.  Strong women, or women that became strong by facing adversity and conquering that adversity.  We at eBookHounds love to present ebooks in this genre to you, and we always appreciate that these authors brings their ebooks to you for free or at a discounted price.

 

Definition of the "Women's Fiction Genre": The central goal of ebooks in the Women's Fiction genre is to focus on the experience of a woman or group of women.  And, those experiences oftentimes relate to adverse experiences the woman goes through, and ultimately prevails over.  The story can involve romance, but does not need to and does not necessarily involve romance the majority of the time.  The most important part of ebooks in the Women's Fiction genre is that the woman playing the main character experiences personal growth, and oftentimes goes through life-changing events.

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Women's Fiction Genre are Tracy Brogan (Crazy Little Thing), Lisa Genova (Still Alice), Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train), and Liane Moriarty (The Husband's Secret).

Everything But the Truth: Story of Our Scandalous Grandmother

by Steve Peek


This is Part 1 of a 4 part novel about a woman born in the backwoods in1900. In those days, women couldn’t vote, drink in public, or speak their minds outside of their homes. Most women anyway, but one thing for sure, Margaret Rose Nolan, wasn’t most women. Born into north Appalachian's piedmont, she knew what she wanted, and it wasn’t to live in the backwoods of Alabama surrounded by poverty and ignorance. She didn't care what women were supposed to do or what others thought of her; she followed a single-minded purpose -- create opportunities for the things she desired. If getting what she wanted required manipulating men, then that was too bad for them. It wasn’t her fault men liked her, but she used it and used it well. In those days, women called her a Jezebel. She called them ignorant. She moved from moonshine to champagne, from rowboats to cruise ships, from foolish foothill suitors to society's elite, usually at the expense of others, even her own children.

Pat Conroy, my first cousin, and I spent time in our grandmother’s ‘big house’ in Atlanta. Pat and I traveled together to Piedmont, Alabama, to research our family history. I spent many summers visiting with the people who knew Margaret when she was young. Much later in life, our ailing grandmother came to live with my wife and me for more than a year. She regaled us with tales of her life. This book is a fictionalized account of her life. She lived the life as told, but just like her, the story has to have some lies and exaggerations, or it wouldn’t be our grandmother.

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Gusto: The Jet Black Comic Thriller of the Year

by Vasily Pugh


A more-than-meets-the-eye housekeeper. An unrelenting and demanding feminist boss. The question is, who is actually using who? When their worlds eventually clash, only one can come out on top!

Eliska Hudakova is from Slovakia. Hired to work as a housekeeper for a demanding and bitter academic, there's a lot more to her and her past. Not quite the delicate nobody her boss assumes, she will not stand idle when push comes to shove.

Elizabeth Clement-Walters is a hyper critical, acerbic former feminist icon. Determined to make the work as arduous as possible for the seemingly inoffensive immigrant worker, she has no idea what she is letting herself in for.

As their realities begin to clash, tensions rise and the dynamic between the two changes. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues bringing their pasts into the equation, and raising the stakes at every turn of event.

But who will prevail?

From the writer of the acclaimed comedy thriller, The Insomniacs Club, comes another very different take on a familiar genre. Full of the wit and action, Gusto is the latest dollop of the utterly unique for readers who think they have read it all.

Buy your copy today and enjoy this mind twisting tale.

"The perfect book for fans of things that are out of the ordinary."

"Whatever Happened to Baby Jane gets a 21st Century reboot in a book that is packed with sparkling dialogue and serpentine twists."

"Harold & Maude meets Thelma and Louise."

"Satirical, surprising and suspenseful, Vasily Pugh's unique writing will turn your world upside down."

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The Love Trip: Two Contemporary Romance Novellas

by Roxanne Rhaman


Whenever You're Ready tells the story of Dyana Jackson, who never thought the impromptu performance at her brother’s wedding would turn into an opportunity to sing professionally. And she never thought accepting would cause problems within her marriage. Somehow, she has to decide between living out her long-buried dream, or giving into the demands of those she loves most.


It's What We Do features Layla Blue, who has always had one goal. Use her gymnastic skills to earn a college scholarship. But somehow, she finds herself a member of her new school’s cheerleading team. And dating the quarterback. Will she thrive in her new situation, or will the longing for her old life ruin what she’s found?

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Christmas Charms: A small-town Christmas romance from Hallmark Publishing

by Teri Wilson


*One of the BEST ROMANCE NOVELS OF 2020, Cosmopolitan Magazine*

“…literally a Hallmark movie in book form.

 

She never dreamed her holiday would include
her hometown, a dog, or a firefighter.
But a mysterious charm bracelet
predicted it all…
 

Ashley’s supposed to be having the Christmas of her dreams. After four years of working at an upscale jewelry store in Manhattan, she’s finally going to get a little velvet box of her own—from her boyfriend Jeremy, who’s taking her on a romantic trip to Paris. What could go wrong?

Well, everything.

Ashley heads home to Owl Lake instead, falling asleep on the train ride there…and waking up with a beautiful antique charm bracelet on her wrist. Soon, she realizes that each silver charm predicts an event that happens in real life. What does this mean for her and Jeremy…or her and Aidan, her former high school boyfriend, who’s now a local firefighter? Is there still a chance that she could have the perfect Christmas?

This small town Christmas romance includes a free Hallmark original recipe for Spiced Walnut Crust Cookies with Chocolate Ganache and Sea Salt.

 
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The Key to Happily Ever After

by Tif Marcelo


One of BuzzFeed’s “Books Coming Out This Summer That You Need to Seriously Read” * One of Bustle’s “New Romance Novels to Make Your Spring Reading Even Dreamier Than You Imagined”

A charming romantic comedy about three sisters who are struggling to keep the family wedding planning business afloat—all the while trying to write their own happily-ever-afters in the process.

All’s fair in love and business.

The de la Rosa family and their wedding planning business have been creating happily ever afters in the Washington, DC area for years, making even the most difficult bride’s day a fairytale. But when their parents announce their retirement, the sisters—Marisol, Janelyn, and Pearl—are determined to take over the business themselves.

But the sisters quickly discover that the wedding business isn’t all rings and roses. There are brides whose moods can change at the drop of a hat; grooms who want to control every part of the process; and couples who argue until their big day. As emotions run high, the de la Rosa sisters quickly realize one thing: even when disaster strikes—whether it’s a wardrobe malfunction or a snowmageddon in the middle of a spring wedding—they’ll always have each other.

Perfect for fans of the witty and engaging novels of Amy E. Reichert and Susan Mallery, The Key to Happily Ever After is a fresh romantic comedy that celebrates the crucial and profound power of sisterhood.

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Magical New Beginnings: Paranormal Women's Fiction (Midlife Witchery Book 1)

by Brenda Trim


When life goes sideways, embracing the adventure is the fastest way to set things right.

One day I was just a widow facing the prospect of an empty nest, living a life that was anything but enchanted. The next, I had discovered my magical roots, and my rightful place as the Guardian of the portal between the Faery and Earth.

There was shock. And there was fear. After all, no one plans to start over at forty-five. I intended to grow old with my husband. I thought we’d live an ordinary life. So I’ll be damned if I’m going to waste this opportunity to live in a world I always thought was imaginary.

I’m half-witch, half-faery, and facing dangers as real as the ache in my bad knee. Ibuprofen and caffeine keep me going, and I could do this for the rest of my life. Whoever thinks my family home is an easy mark better take notice: the new Guardian in town isn’t going down without a fight.

After all, she’s already learned to let go of her simple existence and believe in the extraordinary power inside of her. What could possibly stop her now?

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Rum Cake Cottage (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Book 5)

by Barbara Cool Lee


Pajaro Bay's hunky surfing Santa is perfectly dressed for a coastal Christmas in his mirrored shades and cut-off jeans, but when he spots the woman who broke his heart in the crowd, his holiday spirit takes a nosedive.


Roxy isn't in a holiday mood either. She spent ten years in prison for a crime she didn't commit, and now she's got seventy-two hours to find the real killer, or she'll lose her daughter forever. But how can she convince her child's father to help, when he thinks she's nothing but trouble?

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Welcome to Pajaro Bay, the little California beach town where the cottages are cute, the neighbors are nosy, and it's always possible to find your personal Happily Ever After.

1. Honeymoon Cottage
2. Boardwalk Cottage
3. Lighthouse Cottage
4. Little Fox Cottage
5. Rum Cake Cottage
6. Songbird Cottage
7. Sunshine Cottage
8. Riverstone Cottage

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Dating My Best Friend: A Second Chance Romance (Forbidden Desires Book 1)

by Annie J. Rose


A Second Chance at First Love.

It's been over a decade since tragedy ripped us apart.
We were just teens, but I never got to tell her I loved her.
Now I'm back in town, and Khloe doesn't want to see me.
Seconds after I walk into her work
I feel the same hot rush of longing I did all those years ago.
I still want her.
But there are secrets in the way.
I'm not the boy I was.
I'm a broken man with demons that chased me back from the Marines.
She's still hurt that I broke my promise.
There's no room in her life for me now.
But this attraction won't be ignored.
Her lush mouth, her touch, they bring light to my dark corners
But my secrets, my past, threaten to scare her off.
I don't know if she can handle what I've become.

I do know I can't stand to lose her again.
Not when I'd do anything to keep her.


Dating My Best Friend is a full-length romance filled of forbidden desires, all wrapped up with a beautiful and sweet HEA sure to make your heart soar! This book is part of the Forbidden Desires Series but stands alone. Books do not have to be read in order.

 
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That's My Sister

by Roxanne Rhaman


Having a younger, beautiful sister is hard enough. Having one who’s on the cover of magazines and is loved by all? Torture. For single mom Marie Stephens, all she wants is to survive her new business, provide for her children, and ignore the intense feelings she has for her married neighbor.


When her famous sister, Sadie, shows up after a five-year absence, Marie’s normal life ceases to exist. Add in their celebrity-obsessed mother, it’s no wonder they can’t get along.

The most important thing Sadie and Marie will learn? Accepting your sister can change your life.

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The Commander's Captive: An Alien Breeder Romance (The House of Kaimar Book 1)

by Miranda Bridges


Aliens.


That's right. I said it.

I know—it sounds stupid to me also. I'm a psychologist (sort of), so you'd think I'd be able to reason my way out of this mess. Except the reality is that I've been abducted to become their breeder, and it doesn't take an advanced degree to recognize this is all sorts of jacked up.

But I digress.

Apparently, these aliens are on the brink of extinction and need me and my fellow captives to repopulate. Yay us. I guess it's time to figure out an escape plan before they knock me up. I'll be back later.

Hopefully.


House of Kaimar Series:
Book 1: The Commander's Captive (Lia & Varek)
Book 2: The Monarch's Mate (Morgan & Zaden)
Book 3: The Bodyguard's Breeder (Eleanor & Kade)
Book 4: Kolton's book
Book 5: Braxton's book

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Fear of Falling: An uplifting tale of hope and persistence (Secrets in the Snow Book 1)

by Roz Marshall


Some dreams should be stronger than our fears
Fiona Easton is a contradiction - a ski instructor who's scared of heights, and a passionate woman who's afraid of intimacy.

But a lost child, an approaching blizzard and a legendary Scot force her to face her fears, and re-examine her dreams. Dreams which are hanging by a cobweb-thin thread...

:: Fear of Falling is the first novella from the Secrets in the Snow series about a Scottish snowsports school. Previously released as book 2, this 2020 edition has been extensively rewritten and extended.

SECRETS IN THE SNOW:
Fear of Falling (Book 1)
My Snowy Valentine (Book 2)
The Racer Trials (Book 3)
Snow Blind (Book 4)
Weathering the Storm (Book 5)
Winter Arrives (Book 6) - prequel
Skiing with Santa (Book 7) - short story
A Dream for Hogmanay (Book 8) - short story
The Snow Patrol (Book 9) - short story

FORMATS AND TRANSLATIONS:
Because it is set in Scotland, Fear of Falling is written using British English spelling and grammar. It is available in ebook and print.
A Dutch translation, Vang me op, will be available soon.

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Lost Memories (Secrets of Mackinac Island Book 1)

by Katie Winters


Elise’s life as she knows it is over. Her husband of twenty years had an affair; her children have left the nest; and she hasn’t managed to sell a screenplay in almost ten years. Now, one of the people she loved most in the world—her mother—is dead.

“Heartbroken” doesn’t even cover it. She’s never been more lost in her life.

Elise and her mother had always lived in Los Angeles. Her mother was an actress and a single mother, who never revealed who Elise’s father was.

Now, Elise finds a secret diary within her mother’s things—one that reveals a portion of her mother’s life that Elise never knew about.

In the late ‘70s, her mother worked as the personal assistant to acclaimed actress, Jane Seymour. And during this time, she journeyed to the glorious Michigan-based Mackinac Island, for the film, Somewhere in Time.

While there, Elise’s mother met a man who changed her life forever. He must be Elise’s father. And Elise is determined to find out.

Now, Elise must decide what to do next. How will she grapple with her mother’s death? And could a trip to Mackinac Island change her life, like it did her mother’s?

She thought all the adventure in her life was over. She thought she would never find happiness again.

But she’s beginning to think the adventure has only just begun.

Dive in for a trek of a lifetime: from the glittering sands of Los Angeles, all the way to that gem of an island between the southern and northern peninsulas of Michigan, Mackinac Island, where secrets have been kept for the previous forty years.

 

 

 
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Tropic Storm: Island Escape Series, Book 1

by Stella Quinn


Charlotte's ex just gate-crashed her vacation.


The Island Escape Series: Book 1
Celebrity blogger Charlotte Jones is having a bad year. She's been trampled in a riot, her therapist has told her to take a break from work, and she's developed a crushing case of anxiety. If she can just make it to her holiday hotel in Oahu, everything will be okay … or not! When she boards her plane, she finds herself strapped into a seat next to the man who sold her out nine years ago.

Hotel executive Jack Diamond is having a bad year. He's used to pressure: running the global family business, supporting his widowed mother, and trying (and failing) to make his little sister understand why her grungy boyfriend is bad news, are problems he can cope with. But the police just called to tell him his general manager might be a crook, his mother's had a stroke, and his latest business deal is going bad. If he can just make it back to the family hotel in Oahu, everything will be okay … or not! He boards his plane and finds himself strapped into a seat next to the woman who ripped a hole in his heart nine years ago.

Jack and Charlotte are in for some turbulence as old hurts and rekindled passion gate-crash their plans. And just when it seems they may finally overcome their past, a tropic storm threatens to wipe out their chance of a future.

Here's what readers think …

Fleur says:
I can't wait to read more of this series!!!
"This was a great read with characters you will love and want to throttle at same time as lordy they do love to conclusions lol. If you love second chance romances then this is the book for you, Charlotte decides to take a couple of weeks off on a tropical island to decompress and relax after a horrible event that left her with panic attacks, unfortunately for her things go wrong before she even gets on the plane and that is where we begin our adventure of tormented love, attraction, deception, laughs, frustrations and the chance at being happy. This is a fantastic start to this series and I can not wait the next book to see what happens with Sabrina!"

Carmen says:
Loved this!!
By Carmen
"I don't always love second chance romances but I adored this one. This book is full of heart! You can feel their pain and their chemistry is out of this world. I got sucked in so fast. I can't wait for more!!"

The Island Escape Series
Book 1: Tropic Storm (Charlotte & Jack)
Book 2: Stowaway (Sabrina & Ben)
Book 3: Island Fling (Antonia & Tyler)
Christmas Novella: Catching Snow (Ryan & Lisa)

"Exactly what I love to read - Jack and Charlotte are interesting characters with a past - that's always a winner, in my mind. Good job!"

"This was a read that I couldn't put down."

"This author has a real grip on romance writing … I didn't want the story to finish."

Stella Quinn brings you the first three of her award-winning Island Escape Series. Tropic Storm was a finalist in the RWA Emerald Pro Award in 2019, Stowaway came second in the RWA Emerald Award in 2018, and Island Fling won the Valerie Parv Award in 2018.

 

 
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Hannah's Hanky (Clover Creek Caravan Book 1)

by Kirsten Osbourne


After the loss of her father two years before, Hannah Moseby has endured resentment from her step-father in order to help her mother get through her new marriage. When her step-father tells her he’s arranged a marriage for her with a preacher going west, and she can either marry the preacher or she can find somewhere else to live, she agrees to meet the man. She’s not a natural fit as a preacher’s wife, and she’s not sure the Oregon Trail is something she can survive.


Jedediah Scott is surprised when a stranger he meets at the general store in Independence offers him his daughter—more than offers, in fact. The man agrees to give Jed the amount of money it would cost to take her west, if he would consent to marry her. Jed agrees to meet the girl, because as a minister, he strongly believes in providence. Upon seeing Hannah, he feels drawn to her and wants her as his wife. God must surely have a hand in their meeting.

Will the two of them be able to see past the circumstances in which their marriage began? Or will life on the Oregon Trail break the fragile connection Jed is sure could blossom into love?

 
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Game of Love: A Bad Boy Billionaire Romance

by Lulu Pratt


My new boss is a jerk. A hot billionaire-with-an-Irish-accent jerk.

A bad boy who looks so good in his tailored suit.
So what if he's hot and his baby blues make me weak in the knees?
Rumors of his criminal past are office gossip.
And I'm not surprised: my family's latest gaming app was stolen by his company.
I've gone undercover as an intern to expose the truth.
I'm determined to stay on mission... until the moment our lips lock, and all my plans go up in smoke.
I have to be careful: he's not the only one with secrets.
But that's not what drives us apart.
Can we be together or do we both lose this game of love?

***Sizzling hot alpha full-length romance novel with no cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after***

 
 
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Lion Hearts Tiger (Heartland Shifters Book 1)

by V. Vaughn


Who— What am I?

When Lexi wakes up in a hospital room, she doesn’t even know her own name. But she does know one thing, she’d like the hot guy hovering over her bed to stick around. As she fights to regain her memories, she’s faced with a horrifying truth she doesn’t want—she can shift into a huge lion. And if that’s not enough of a shock, the sexy man who claims to be her mate can turn into a tiger.

Tristan is beside himself with worry over Lexi’s amnesia. The woman he wants to marry doesn’t recognize the love she has for him or the lion inside her. As he helps her heal physically and emotionally he battles with a secret he is afraid to reveal, because when the truth comes out he could lose her again. And this time it could be forever.

 
 
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The Storyteller's Secret: A Novel

by Sejal Badani

 

From the bestselling author of Trail of Broken Wings comes an epic story of the unrelenting force of love, the power of healing, and the invincible desire to dream.

Nothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past.

Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture. But it is Ravi—her grandmother’s former servant and trusted confidant—who reveals the resilience, struggles, secret love, and tragic fall of Jaya’s pioneering grandmother during the British occupation. Through her courageous grandmother’s arrestingly romantic and heart-wrenching story, Jaya discovers the legacy bequeathed to her and a strength that, until now, she never knew was possible.

 

 
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Hopelessly Perfect (Perfectly Imperfect Love Series Book 2)

by S.E. Rose


Falling in love is one thing that you can’t control.


Lanie Moore likes her life to be perfect. Perfect job. Perfect house. Perfect everything. She doesn’t have time for a love life.

Brixton Crane flies by the seat of his pants. Permanent plans aren’t his thing. This world traveler just planted some roots near his childhood home.

When a sick child needs their help, the careful Lanie and the free-wheeling Brixton agree to work together.

But neither expected that their perfect match might just be their polar opposite.

And if they’re brave enough to tear down their walls, the perfect love might be the one once deemed imperfect.

 
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Summer Snoops: Down Under

by Tonya Kappes


Looking for cool cozy mysteries for hot summer days?

Then you'll love our collection of stories in this purr-fectly paw-some cozy boxed set from twelve USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling authors.

Help us Help our Australian animal friends as you enjoy hours of fun sniffing out clues on sandy beaches, in shimmering waterways, at mountain top resorts, and small-town celebrations.

These cozy, friendly stories are full of wily sleuths, cagey plots, and un-fur-gettable tails!

Fetch your copy now to get these furr-ocious cozy mysteries at a bargain price and woof it up with us as we go to the rescue down under!

They're howlingly great reads!

 

All proceeds support the Wildlife Victoria charity rescuing wildlife affected by the bush fires in Australia.

INCLUDED IN THIS LIMITED EDITION BOX SET:


Judith Lucci: The Most Majestic Crime of the Year: Missing Masterpiece - When the pour is just too perfect.
Colleen Mooney: Politicians, Potholes and Pralines - There's no place like New Orleans to have a good crime!
Anna Celeste Burke: A Tango Before Dying A Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery - When trouble waltzes in, it's not long before Georgie Shaw and Detective Jack Wheeler step in when a famous ballroom dance champion is murdered.
Dianne Harman: Murder in Cottonwood Springs - Sheriff Rich got the call every lawman dreads – a relative’s murder. And it’s even worse when it’s your sister.
Sam Cheever: Bayou Bubba - Where Miss Chance meets Cal Amity.
Amy Vansant: Pineapple Lies - If Janet Evanovich and the Golden Girls had a baby, it would be the Pineapple Port series!
Fiona Quinn: Mine - A sleepy town in southwest Virginia wakes up to a nightmare of untimely deaths.
Cindy Bell A Tough Case to Crack - It is a race against the clock to solve a murder so Nuts about Nuts can open on time.
J A Whiting: Reversal of Fortune: A Claire Rollins Mystery - Will Claire's paranormal intuition help solve the case or will her skills fail her when she needs them the most?
Kathi Daley: A Cat in the Attic: The Curse of Hollister House - How is one to start again after losing the one thing that speaks to your heart and fuels your passion?
Summer Prescott: Spellstruck - If you liked Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie, you're going to love Spellstruck. Pirate, the talking cat, will charm your socks off!
Tonya Kappes: Stamped Out - More than mail is being delivered...there's a murder 'bout to happen!

 
 
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Unexpected Heat: An Enemies to Lovers Romance

by Sarah J. Brooks


My new neighbor is looking for a nanny. Cool. But what starts with accidental encounters in the bathroom, ends with passionate nights in his bedroom – and now we’re in a fake-marriage!

Brad is a fearless firefighter risking his life for others.
But he’s messed up when it’s about saving himself.
After his wife has left him heartbroken with a small child, he’s looking for a nanny.

I take the job because I need to pay my bills as my own demons are haunting me.
Everything seems to be going well until his ex comes back seeking sole custody for their son.
Brad’s lawyer advises him to show the judge a new wife so he can keep the baby.

Now we have to play pretend for 8 weeks until the trial is over.
But what starts as fake, soon becomes very intense and real.
All of a sudden, I ask myself three critical questions:

1) What if Brad’s ex finds out everything is set up?
2) What will my real husband say?
3) When should I tell Brad that the result of my pregnancy test is anything but fake?



"Unexpected Heat" is a stand-alone fake marriage romance, between enemies who become lovers, with a baby surprise and a guaranteed HEA you don't want to miss! No cheating. No cliffhangers. Includes a preview of "My Best Mistake".

 
 
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