GRUMPY/SUNSHINE + ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE
I by no means thought I’d be the proud proprietor of a quaint small-town bookstore, however life has a humorous method of unusual us.
With my digital BFF’s encouragement to grab the day and observe my coronary heart.
I say goodbye to my company job and say howdy to my new journey.
Till I meet the city’s grumpy billionaire, Huxley Spearman.
He’s each girl’s dream.
Tall, devastatingly good-looking…
However annoyingly boastful.
And if making a brand new enemy isn’t sufficient, there’s extra:
1. My long-lost Mom could be alive.
2. This bookstore is the cash pit.
3. My checking account is in shambles.
4. My on-line good friend desires to be greater than my digital crush.
5. And, by some means, I‘m falling for 2 completely different males.
Can love really develop from a digital connection? Or will a rough-around-the-edges man steal my coronary heart?
That is the sixth ebook within the Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers collection of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Sequence really helpful studying order: Faking the Game | Can’t Help Love | Along Came You | My Favorite Mistake | The Way of Us | Meant For Me | Finally Found You (7 Aug 2023) | Where We Belong (6 Nov 2023)
AGE GAP + FORCED PROXIMITY
To listeners of The Vers, a queer podcast I host with my three finest buddies, I’m often called The Realist—I settle for life the way in which it’s, consider in honesty over sugarcoating, and okay, I can possibly be a bit bossy.
For those who requested The Vers guys, they’d let you know I’m a caretaker who’s all the time considering of others, however in addition they give over-the-top hugs and don’t consider me after I say emotions are the worst.
It’s why I’ve no enterprise providing Kai Lewis a spot to remain when he’s in want. He’s a flirt who makes no secret about wanting in my mattress…someplace I’d prefer to have him if he wasn’t the worker of one among my closest buddies. However he’s too trusting and leaps earlier than he thinks, so no less than he gained’t get taken benefit of if he’s with me.
Now he’s all the time round, carrying shorts that depart nothing to the creativeness and saying he desires to care for me as a result of I’m all the time doing it for others. It’s not lengthy earlier than I can’t resist him—a person who likes listening within the bed room however is cussed in different conditions.
Kai is nice and humorous and will get me to confide in him. Possibly this complete relationship factor wouldn’t be so unhealthy…if he wasn’t 9 years youthful…and leaving Southern California quickly…or if I had any concept what I used to be doing.
This is the third ebook in a collection of standalone novels with interconnected characters about 4 finest buddies and co-hosts of a queer podcast referred to as The Vers.
Sequence really helpful studying order: The Loner | The Romantic | The Realist | The Charmer (31 Dec 2023)
Sparks fly when a romance novelist and a documentary filmmaker be a part of forces to craft the right Hollywood love story and take each of their careers to the subsequent degree—however provided that they’ll maintain the chemistry between them from taking the entire thing off script…
Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is misplaced. Certain, she’s received an unimaginable profession as a beloved romance novelist with a slew of bestsellers underneath her belt, however when she’s requested to provide a graduation handle, it hits her: she hasn’t been working towards what she’s preached.
Fizzy hasn’t ever actually been in love. Lust? Positively. However that swoon-worthy, can’t-stop-thinking-about-him, all-encompassing feeling? Nope. Nothing. What occurs when the optimism she’s spent her profession encouraging in readers begins to really feel like a lie?
Connor Prince, documentary filmmaker and single father, loves his work largely as a result of it permits him to reside close to his daughter. However when his profit-minded boss orders him to create a actuality TV present, placing his job on the road, Connor is out of his component. Determined to seek out his romantic lead, an opportunity run-in with an exasperated Fizzy affords Connor the right resolution. What if he might present the queen of romance herself falling head-over-heels for all of the world to see? Fizzy provides him a tough cross—until he agrees to her record of calls for. When he says sure, and manufacturing on The True Love Experiment begins, Connor wonders if that excellent match will ever be within the cue playing cards for him, too.
This can be a standalone novel, set in the identical world as The Soulmate Equation.
ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SMALL TOWN
There’s a high quality line between love and hate.
In Huckleberry Bay, Oregon, everybody is aware of that with regards to Juniper “June” Snow – what you see is what you get. Whenever you rent her building firm to do a job, it’s achieved proper, on time, and on funds. When she’s your good friend, she’s a ride-or-die who will assist you it doesn’t matter what. And whenever you’re her enemy…effectively, she will maintain a grudge.
And he or she’s by no means forgotten how the tall, darkish, and scrumptious Apollo Winchester damage her so a few years in the past.
In a small city, it’s unimaginable to disregard somebody who greets you with a dying glare each time you meet. Apollo can’t recall why June hates him, but it surely doesn’t cease him from stirring her up each probability he will get. There’s one thing about her cussed, “don’t mess with me” angle that retains him coming again for extra. However June is his sister’s finest good friend and completely on the “off-limits” record.
June places apart her warfare with Apollo and hires him to work on her most necessary challenge, the renovation of a chapel into her dream residence. She desires the perfect…and Apollo is the perfect . . . on the job website and in her mattress. He gained’t flip down the prospect to spend extra time with June, particularly when it’s clear that she desires him as a lot as she hates him. Proximity results in alternative, and alternative results in steamy instances between the sheets.
However a thriller threatens June and Apollo will defend her and their rising connection, regardless of the associated fee.
That is the third ebook within the Huckleberry Bay collection of standalone novels with interconnected characters about three finest buddies, an area legend, and discovering love on the gorgeous Oregon Coast.
Sequence really helpful studying order: Lighthouse Way | Fernhill Lane | Chapel Bend
The reality behind the lie isn’t all the time a reduction.
Loving a person recognized for his wealth, conceitedness, and energy had been a mistake. My head had recognized he was harmful however my coronary heart hadn’t cared. When the lies started to unravel and the reality slapped me within the face, operating was the one factor I knew to do. I didn’t belong on this world.
However you don’t run from The Household. Not once they declare you as their very own. Trusting anybody is a mistake. Friendship is barely as deep because the Boss permits it to be. You’re by no means hidden. They are going to all the time discover you.
Each transfer I made, he managed. The folks serving to me had been all underneath his command. The one weapon I had was his obsession with me. Studying to make use of it towards him might destroy me however I had no different alternative.
That is the second ebook within the Smoke collection and it’s not a standalone novel.
Sequence studying order: Smokeshow | Fireball | Smoke Bomb (11 Jun 2023)
I’m rattling good at my job.
So if I swipe my boss’s occasion invites occasionally, it’s form of like a much-earned bonus. He’ll by no means miss them, and I get a five-star free meal within the firm of males in well-fitted fits.
However then he reveals up at an award’s dinner that I’m most positively not imagined to be at.
Fortunate for me, when my boss accuses me of stealing his ticket, a scorching swoony man in a tux steps in and says, “She got here with me.”
Now I owe the stranger one, which is completely cool.
Till I uncover the recent, swoony man is none aside from Steele Sebastian, a wealthy man with a penchant for scandal.
And the way in which he desires me to pay him again?
Let’s simply say that Steele Sebastian has a fame as a grimy filthy billionaire, and I’m about to seek out out why.
This can be a standalone novella set within the Dirty Universe.
When a lady who’d quite do something than learn meets a swoon-worthy bookworm, sparks fly, making for one hot-summer fling…
For Samantha Gale, a summer time on Martha’s Winery at her household’s tiny cottage was imagined to be about resurrecting her profession as a chef, till she’s tasked with chaperoning her half-brother, Tyler. The teenage brainiac is spending his summer time on the native library in a robotics competitors, and there’s no place Sam, who has dyslexia, likes lower than the library. And since the universe hates her, the library’s interim director seems to be the hot-reader man whose ebook she unintentionally destroyed on the ferry experience to the island.
Bennett Reynolds is on a quest to seek out his father, whose identification he’s by no means recognized. He’s taken the non permanent job on the island to analysis the summer time his mom spent there when she received pregnant with him. Ben tells himself he isn’t concerned about a relationship proper now. But as quickly as Sam knocks his ebook into the ocean, he can’t cease interested by her.
An irresistible attraction blossoms when Ben evokes Sam to create the cookbook she’s all the time dreamed about and she or he jumps all in on serving to him discover his father, and shortly they understand their summer time fling might warmth up right into a fortunately ever after.
This can be a standalone novel.
I’ve one easy rule: don’t date skilled baseball gamers. There aren’t any exceptions, no workarounds.
With a brother within the league, I’ve seen the great, the unhealthy, and the downright horrifying. These guys might sound tantalizing once they’re in uniform down on the sector, hitting grand slams in entrance of a crowd of adoring followers, however I do know higher. The massive egos? The insane journey schedules? The veritable buffet of feminine companions? No ma’am. Skilled athletes are finest dealt with at a distance, ideally far sufficient away that their chiseled jawlines blur into oblivion.
Enter Grant Navarro.
He’s the baseball participant to finish all baseball gamers. The one I ought to have marked with an enormous pink X the primary second I laid eyes on him. Solely the night time we met (and kissed—oops), I didn’t know he was my brother’s latest teammate. Think about my shock after I realized the sexiest man in Manhattan was formally off limits. Simply my luck!
Let the file present that I had each intention of following my rule and staying away from Grant. When he smiled that impossible to resist smile and people dimples popped, I stood my floor. When he made it very clear he’d love to choose up the place we left off the night time we met, I stated, Maintain it proper there, companion. When he messaged me all types of naughty issues on Instagram, I logged out of that app so quick I dented my iPhone display screen.
Baseball gamers are unhealthy, unhealthy, unhealthy.
So inform me why giving in to Grant only for an evening, getting one style of what could possibly be begins to look not simply tempting, however downright necessary.
Yeah, about that one easy rule…haven’t you heard?
Guidelines are supposed to be damaged.
This can be a standalone novel.
GRUMPY/SUNSHINE + SMALL TOWN + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE
My new assistant is all smiles and sunshine—and she or he’s about to set fireplace to my chilly, grumpy coronary heart.
I’ve moved to this god-forsaken small city to run the household enterprise.
I want to rent a brand new PA and the pickings are slim.
Some say my irrational expectations are the rationale I’ve gone via assistants faster than most individuals refill their espresso.
Incompetence is my pet peeve.
If that makes me irrational, so be it.
Then Georgia Reynolds walks into my workplace.
And a wise mouth that irritates me as a lot because it turns me on.
On high of being a rockstar at her job, she is a ray of freaking sunshine on steroids.
I’ve no persistence for it.
Nor for the way in which she flutters across the workplace like a modern-day Tinkerbell.
She has ridiculous style in music.
Drives an unreasonable type of transportation.
And did I point out that I caught her dancing in my closet after I despatched her on a easy errand?
My new assistant has by some means turn into my kryptonite.
However I’m her boss, and I’m not going to be a pathetic cliché.
It doesn’t matter that my chilly, jaded coronary heart has began beating once more.
In my world, a beating coronary heart makes you weak.
And I don’t tolerate weaknesses.
This can be a standalone novel within the Cottonwood Cove collection.
Sequence really helpful studying order: Into the Tide | Under the Stars | On the Shore (Jul 2023) | Before the Sunset (Sep 2023) | After the Storm (Nov 2023)
ONE NIGHT STAND
Who knew that one night time out would change the whole lot?
As a monetary analyst, Rachel Bai is extra comfy with numbers than folks. When her boss promotes her to move a group in San Francisco, his message is obvious—she has one 12 months to construct a profitable group and turn into an efficient chief. Rachel units out to find methods to be extra comfy interacting with folks, however a drunken night time meant for analysis ends in a mechanical bull experience and a one-night stand with a horny stranger—positively not a part of her plan.
Legal professional Luke Trudeau is intrigued by the mysterious girl who’s decided to place their night time collectively firmly in her rearview mirror. So when Luke sees Rachel once more, he proposes a deal: he’ll clean out her tough social edges and educate her to attraction purchasers if she’ll assist him devise a monetary plan to open his personal apply.
It looks like a win-win, however Luke breaks the foundations by falling in love. Can he persuade Rachel that what they’ve is actual and, with regards to love, there aren’t any set guidelines?
That is the second ebook within the From Sundown Park, With Love collection of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
ENEMIES TO LOVERS
He’s the hotshot agent who hates my guts.
I’m the (nearly) one-night stand turned enterprise rival.
Think about my shock when Paxton Ramsey reveals up throughout the boardroom desk.
Gone is the attractive smirk, changed by open hostility with a aspect of taunting.
His overbearing, grumpy angle makes my blood boil.
However I can’t neglect the style of our kiss. The fun of his contact.
Our purchasers anticipate us to work collectively.
I can’t even stand being in the identical zip code.
Certainly, I can survive one week trapped on an island with my nemesis?
Till one week turns into two. Then three. Then 4.
When he flaunts his energy to make my profession desires come true…
It takes the whole lot in me to not break his.
Paxton Ramsey thinks he’ll be the dying of me.
However I simply would possibly educate him methods to reside within the course of.
This can be a standalone novel.
MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE
You’re cordially invited to my faux wedding ceremony.
Marrying Beckett Coleman is the perfect concept I’ve had in years. I can grant my sick dad’s want to stroll one among his daughters down the aisle, and Beckett has my assist fixing a custody scenario along with his daughter. Our plan is to spend a 12 months collectively, then half methods. Simple, particularly since I’m not his sort, and he’s not mine both.
He’s too quiet and too critical. And whereas he’s distractingly beautiful, he’s additionally my brother’s teammate. Beckett is faux husband materials, not the true deal. I simply need to keep in mind that.
Till I transfer in with him. Get to know him. Share a mattress with him. Seems, the road between faux and actual isn’t simply blurry, it’s nearly unimaginable to uphold when he appears to be like at me the way in which he does.
This marriage is an entire lot extra difficult than we bargained for. We’re threatening to destroy the whole lot we’ve constructed, one thing neither of us can threat.
Marrying Beckett would possibly’ve been the perfect concept in years. However falling in love with him could be the worst.
This can be a standalone novel.
FRIENDS TO LOVERS
Sam can’t escape the smash hit “Misplaced Boy” as a result of, effectively, he is the misplaced boy. His pop-singer ex immortalized him in a music about his infantile methods, and now his comedy profession is on the road.
Not less than he nonetheless has Bree, his finest good friend and confidante. Bree has all the time been there for Sam, however she’s by no means revealed her largest secret: she’s in love with him. To assist herself transfer on, Bree applies for her dream job throughout the nation—and doesn’t say a factor to Sam.
However as Sam tries to resuscitate his profession, he turns to Bree for assist—and possibly extra. Within the confines of her tiny residence, they share a distinct dynamic. A charged dynamic. However she’s his good friend. He can’t be falling for her.
Are his emotions for Bree simply humorous enterprise? Or is their smoldering attraction the true deal?
This can be a standalone novel.
AGE GAP + ARRANGED MARRIAGE + MAFIA ROMANCE
Aislinn Killeen is an efficient lady. When her sister goes lacking throughout a visit to New York, Aislinn leaves her hometown Dublin behind to seek for her. She finds shelter along with her uncle, a priest within the metropolis’s largest Irish-catholic parish and likewise the confessor for the Irish mob. Her investigations quickly lead her to the prison underworld and one among its main gamers: Lorcan Devaney.
Lorcan Devaney’s reign is brutal, his mood feared, and his persistence non-existent. Aislinn is certain he’s the person who is aware of what occurred to her sister. She realizes too late that attracting the eye of a person like Lorcan is a horrible concept. When secrets and techniques from her household’s previous are revealed, she’s compelled to marry the person who could be liable for her sister’s disappearance.
Will she discover her sister and escape the undesirable marriage, or will she be the second Killeen to vanish?
That is the primary ebook within the all-new 5-Leaf-Clover collection.
AGE GAP + BROTHER’S BEST FRIEND
Brooks Huntley is the final man on earth I ought to ask to take my virginity.
He’s a decade older than me. Lethally scorching. And up to now out of my league it’s not even humorous. The largest draw back to my plan, although?
Brooks is my older brother’s finest good friend.
I see Brooks every single day after I ship muffins to his workplace. Along with his swaggering confidence and attractive smirk, it’s no surprise I’ve all the time had a crush on him. However I’m not trying to trigger any hassle—at first. I simply need to give my V-card a long-overdue swipe.
Too unhealthy I’ve no recreation with regards to selecting up guys—however Brooks is a grasp at charming the pants off girls. Whereas Brooks himself is off-limits, who higher to review for tips about methods to get laid?
When he affords me a weekend away at a five-star resort as thanks for satisfying his candy tooth, I say sure—with the caveat that he comes too. That method I can watch him in motion. He counters with a caveat of his personal: he’ll come, however my brother can by no means discover out.
On our secret getaway, I do my finest to be taught from Brooks and take somebody new residence. However I fail so miserably that Brooks steps in and kisses me “to point out me the way it needs to be achieved.”
And might I inform y’all, I simply melted.
Now can I persuade him to point out me how the whole lot needs to be achieved?
This can be a standalone novel within the Intercourse & Bonds collection.
Sequence really helpful studying order: The Dealmaker | The Troublemaker | The Bond Trader (2024)
When the shoe drops, it all the time hits her on the top…
Tessa Albertini has spent a lot of her life guest-starring in different folks’s tales. Her older sister is a type-A persona who creates alternatives like different folks construct hopes, and her youthful sister finds hassle prefer it’s an integral strand of her DNA. Lastly Tessa’s exhausting work and sacrifice enable her to open that restaurant she’s been dreaming about since she was a younger teenager working her butt off, whatever the obstacles now slamming into her.
There’s an advancing enemy who doesn’t need Tessa to achieve enterprise, whereas Nonna Albertini is set she’ll achieve love, regardless of how a lot meddling it takes. Lastly, Nick Basanelli, probably the most boastful and attractive man she has ever met, zeroes his formidable focus into truly courting her—and that’s earlier than he discovers she’s in peril and morphs into overprotective alpha male mode.
Whereas a household’s center little one is supposedly a peacemaker, the world is about to find that when pushed far sufficient, Tessa is keen to go to warfare.
That is the fifth full-length ebook in The Anna Albertini Information collection.
FORCED PROXIMITY + REGENCY ROMANCE
Surviving on a tropical island shall be exhausting.
Dwelling with him shall be unimaginable. . .
Shipwrecked on a tropical isle, Caroline ‘Caro’ Montgomery is livid to find that her sole fellow castaway is her brother’s infuriating finest good friend, Maximillian Cavendish, the fourteenth duke of Hayworth.
Max could be probably the most good-looking man she’s ever met, however he’s teased her ever since they had been kids. So when Max claims to have misplaced his reminiscence, Caro seizes the chance for revenge—and informs him he’s a lowly steady hand.
As they work collectively to outlive, attraction flares scorching between them. However ought to Caro reveal her deception? And what is going to occur if Max lastly remembers he’s a duke?
This can be a standalone novella within the Ruthless Rivals collection.
SECOND CHANCES + FAKE RELATIONSHIP + ENEMIES TO LOVERS + BILLIONAIRE ROMANCE
He was imagined to be my endlessly love
Till he turns into my private hell…
Declan Beauchamp: he’s the super-hot, super-bad boy actor.
I’m the brand new voice, who has an in a single day break-out single.
Collectively we’re unbeatable.
A match-made-in-tabloid heaven.
Till he betrays me…
I handle to place him behind and transfer on.
I also have a new boyfriend.
Besides my profession is in freefall…
Declan isn’t faring higher both.
With my future and his at stake.
Declan comes up with a plan.
One film collectively,
And a faux relationship to catapult our futures again on monitor.
However when our chemistry detonates,
I do know I can’t survive this encounter.
I inform him the deal is off,
Besides it’s too late…
This can be a standalone novel.
Killian swept in like a knight in shining leather-based pants to avoid wasting Scarlett as soon as she uncovered the groom. The subsequent time they noticed one another, they ended up fake-engaged. Can they discover a solution to make it down the aisle collectively and reside fortunately ever after?
The way it began:
An unintended cellphone seize throughout my rehearsal dinner whereas my fiancé went to make use of the restroom.
The way it ended:
Studying all of the soiled texts between him and my maid of honor, aka little sister, throughout our vows in entrance of the world in what would later be thought of one of the vital viral wedding ceremony movies on TikTok.
Of. All. Time.
Did I point out his vows had been earlier than mine, and he in contrast me to my adopted canine as a result of… and I quote, “I’m so loyal.”
It’s not my fault that my first intuition, after exposing his soiled lies, was to run as much as the clueless rockstar that was imagined to headline my reception and ask him to sing my tears away. I by no means anticipated him to assist me escape sure catastrophe, kiss me mindless, after which purchase me ice cream.
However that was all up to now—till I’m staring down at a marriage invitation from the crappy little crap pants ex. You see, he swapped sisters, and now a 12 months later, they’re getting married at a beautiful vineyard whereas I’m nonetheless staring down at a plus one, questioning if I can carry my pet turtle.
The way it occurred:
In desperation, I despatched a drunken textual content to the recent rockstar with an image of my turtle, Chuck Norris… in a bowtie. Who knew he would present up on the wedding ceremony—however get this, it wasn’t to avoid wasting me, nope, it was to… yup, SING!
SHE STOLE HIM TOO!
However now that he’s there and I’m there, and the historical past is there, I encourage him yet another time to avoid wasting me, this time as my date.
However lie after lie simply saved pouring out of my mouth till we had been by some means fake-engaged.
I might snicker if crying didn’t really feel so good.
Ought to have introduced the freaking turtle…
This can be a standalone novel.
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