When life took an surprising flip, I made a decision to get out of New York for some time. What higher place to go than the idyllic small city my father spoke about so fondly after I was rising up? Laurel Lake held the title America’s Friendliest Town for seventeen years operating, and pleasant was simply what I wanted proper now.
Unfortunately, pleasant wasn’t the welcome I obtained after I arrived.
Instead, I obtained Fox Cassidy. My tall, darkish, and burly neighbor, who grunted at me as a substitute of claiming hey.
Okay, so I’d’ve had his mailbox in my fingers the primary time we met. And it’d’ve been slightly crushed after eradicating it from below my tire. And I’d’ve wanted his assist breaking into the place I used to be staying in after the important thing broke off within the lock. But nonetheless…he didn’t need to be so grumpy.
As time went on although, I began to note issues about Fox apart from his glares. Like how he watched me when he thought I wasn’t trying, or how hearth ignited in his eyes each time we bickered. Though I used to be in Laurel Lake to flee my issues, not create new ones. And getting concerned with a person like Fox screamed hassle, even when he was beautiful and in contrast to any man I’d ever met.
But alas, drawback appeared to be my center identify this 12 months. So why not have some enjoyable whereas I used to be right here for the summer time? It appeared like a superb plan. At least till it was time to go dwelling…
They say what occurs on the lake, stays on the lake. But it’s not really easy to stroll away when what stays behind…is your coronary heart.
This is a standalone novel.
Boone Rivers makes use of his fame and fortune as knowledgeable hockey participant to his benefit, however not in the way in which most individuals would suppose. Volunteering as typically as his busy schedule will enable, Boone meets one courageous younger boy who turns his world the other way up.
As a first-line proper winger for the Pittsburgh Titans, I thrive on the joys of the sport. I reside for the scent of the ice, the cheer of the gang and the way in which my coronary heart kilos each time I step into the world. But as soon as I’m out of my skates, my focus is on giving again to town of Pittsburgh.
It’s humorous how life places folks in your path. I meet Aiden whereas visiting the kids’s hospital and I’m struck by the power and resilience of this 12-year-old child combating for his life. As my visits proceed, we bond over video video games and hockey till someday Aiden’s older sister walks into his room and I notice there could be a much bigger objective right here.
Lilly Hoffman has the load of the world resting on her slight shoulders. Aiden’s sickness isn’t getting higher, she’s susceptible to dropping her job and their father is on the lookout for the solutions to his prayers on the backside of a liquor bottle. I discover myself wanting to minimize Lilly’s burden and what begins as a easy act of friendship turns into a lot extra. As we develop nearer, I can’t assist however fall for this fiercely protecting and impartial girl with a young coronary heart and bruised however not but damaged spirit.
As we face a way forward for endless uncertainty, I vow to be Lilly’s supply of power and luxury. Lilly and Aiden have reaffirmed to me the significance of giving and receiving love unconditionally, even within the darkest of instances. And it doesn’t matter what occurs subsequent, nobody can take that from us.
This is the eleventh guide within the Pittsburgh Titans sequence of standalone novels with interconnected characters.
Series really helpful studying order: Baden | Stone | Gage | Coen | Drake | Cannon | Hendrix | Camden | Bain | Van2 | Boone | Callum (Mar 2024)
Fortune favors the daring—however is a confirmed spinster daring sufficient to loosen the reins and settle for a favor from the depraved gentleman who haunts her desires?
Lady Anne Deveril doesn’t spook simply. A girl of lofty social standing recognized for her glacial magnificence and starchy opinions, she’s the unofficial chief of her small group of equestriennes. Since her mom’s devastating plunge into mourning six years in the past, Anne voluntarily renounced any fanciful notions of affection and marriage. And but, when destiny places Anne again into the fully too attractive path of Mr. Felix Hartford, she’s tempted to run…proper into his arms.
No one understands why Lady Anne withdrew into the shadows of society, Hart least of all. The youthful torch he as soon as held for her has lengthy since cooled. Or so he retains telling himself. But now Anne wants a favor to assist a pal. Hart will play alongside together with her little ruse—on the situation that Anne attend a vacation home occasion at his grandfather’s nation property. No extra mourning garments. No extra limitations. Only the 2 of them, unrequited emotions ultimately laid naked.
Finally free to gallop out on her personal, Anne makes the tantalizing discovery that beneath the roguish exterior of her not-so-white knight is a person with hidden depths, scorching passions—and a young coronary heart.
This is a standalone novel within the Belles of London sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: The Siren of Sussex | The Belle of Belgrave Square | The Lily of Ludgate Hill
NEIGHBOURS TO LOVERS + SECOND CHANCES
A billionaire with household secrets and techniques on the lookout for a recent begin.
A reformed jewel thief.
And a alternative that modifications all the pieces.
Leo has two priorities: placing down new roots and making up for his errors.
He doesn’t have time for a blind date along with his new neighbor.
Until he finds out she’s the lady he let slip away…however by no means forgot.
Cassie has lastly paid her money owed and resides the life she’s at all times needed.
Her new neighbor appears like he may very well be Mr. Right.
Only, he seems to be the person who promised her the world then disappeared with out a hint.
In one other time and one other place, he was a playboy who made her consider in miracles.
Now, he’s a hazard to all the pieces she’s labored laborious for.
He desires to choose up the place they left off.
She desires to maintain her distance.
But after they’re collectively, their chemistry is simple.
The warmth between them burns sizzling and quick.
Until a secret whips up a fireplace that threatens to engulf all of them.
This is a standalone novella within the Rivers Wilde sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: The Legacy | The Legend | The Jezebel | The Gathering (novella) | The Daredevil (novella) | The Mastermind (novella) | The Wild Card (novella)
OPPOSITES ATTRACT + SMALL TOWN
Presley Ayers shouldn’t be the lady you carry on a tenting journey. An completed concierge at an unique resort in Great Falls, MI, she is aware of extra concerning the prime ten locations for champagne and caviar than she does about the most effective mountain climbing boots to go stomping round close to Lake Michigan. But when she surprises her boyfriend of eight months with a trip to the Get Lost Lodge and he dumps her as a substitute, Presley decides to tough it solo and take the journey herself.
When Beckett Keller helps the beautiful girl off the rickety boat and onto Lodge territory, it’s clear to him she’s made a mistake. She doesn’t like mountain climbing, fishing, or nature usually, so why did she go on this journey? He’s obtained different issues on his thoughts although—a crumbling lodge, and his personal plans and desires which are without end deferred—so he doesn’t have time for Ms. Fish-Out-of-Water. Even so, neither Beckett nor Presley may help that inexplicable draw they really feel in direction of one another. He’s all tough stubble and plaid shirts, whereas she’s all excessive heels and brand-name athleisurewear.
But you recognize what they are saying about opposites.
This is a standalone novel.
ROOMMATES TO LOVERS
Bruce “Bones” Lanning and Emil Ettinger had a good roommate association at Roosevelt College—apart from Bones leaving his soiled socks mendacity round—so they comply with share the identical area once more. Their relationship has at all times been ridiculous banter and aggressive streaks, and so they assume this 12 months would be the similar.
So why are they immediately having fun with nights holed up of their room collectively?
Bones can’t work out what’s modified, why he likes being round Emil a lot and why he’s immediately falling asleep in Emil’s mattress. And so far as Emil is aware of, Bones is straight, so why does he appear jealous when Emil arranges a random hookup, then asks all types of questions on what it’s wish to kiss one other man?
To put an finish to his roommate’s limitless queries, Emil kisses Bones, satisfied he’s simply goofing round. But one encounter results in one other, till Emil begins seeing Bones in a special mild. Underneath the clueless, carefree facade lies a deeper emotional underpinning that permits Emil to turn out to be extra weak too—and possibly even admit that spending time along with his roommate is the most effective a part of his day.
Still, Emil isn’t about to turn out to be one other jock’s experiment, so he makes it clear that their hookups are completely informal. Until they’re not.
This is a standalone novel within the Roosevelt College sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: XOXO | Until We Meet Again
SMALL TOWN + ENEMIES TO LOVERS + SPORTS ROMANCE
Demi Crawford was Magnolia Falls royalty.
I used to be the boxer from the fallacious facet of the tracks.
She was the epitome of all the pieces good, whereas I used to be broody and rebellious.
We couldn’t be extra completely different.
Her household was enemy primary which made her responsible by affiliation.
I despised her earlier than I even knew her.
It was simpler that method.
But now she’d moved in subsequent door to me, and she or he was in all places I turned.
I couldn’t keep away from her regardless of how laborious I attempted.
She was stunning and sincere and candy.
Everything I knew I shouldn’t need.
They say there’s a positive line between love and hate—and I don’t know after I crossed over.
I used to be so wrapped up on this lady I couldn’t see straight.
She was the appropriate hook I by no means noticed coming.
Hating her was imagined to be my finish sport.
Loving her… nicely, that was only the start.
But the secrets and techniques that lived between us threatened to tear us aside.
Lucky for her—I used to be a born fighter.
And she was positively definitely worth the struggle.
This is a standalone novel within the all-new Magnolia Falls sequence.
Eurydice Dimitriou has at all times been the harmless sister, however she’s lastly able to step out of the lengthy shadow solid by her highly effective household…and the ex who shattered her coronary heart. Perhaps tough fingers on smooth pores and skin are precisely what she must neglect her heartbreak as soon as and for all?
Charon Ariti has been Hades’s right-hand man for years. He’s given all the pieces to the decrease metropolis, however now he’s able to take one thing for himself. He’s solely too blissful to present Eurydice a particular sort of training…however is her coronary heart actually free sufficient to be claimed?
Orpheus Makos will do no matter it takes to make issues proper. Once the golden boy of the higher metropolis, he’s now a shadow of his former self. He’ll do something to get Eurydice again…even when it means she’s not coming into his arms alone. Three hearts. Three futures. Countless methods to get it fallacious.
But with enemies slipping by means of Olympus’s faltering barrier to put siege on the decrease metropolis, a trio of damaged hearts would be the least of those would-be lovers’ worries…
This fashionable retelling of Eurydice and Orpheus and Charon is a standalone novel within the Dark Olympus sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: Neon Gods | Electric Idol | Wicked Beauty | Radiant Sin | Cruel Seduction | Midnight Ruin | Dark Restraint (Aug 2024)
WEREWOLVES + SHIFTERS + FATED MATES | PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Moving to Timberwolf Lodge didn’t shake up Stephanie Nix’s life a lot. She’s content material to spend time together with her finest pal and sister whereas conserving an eye fixed out for any mystical truths hidden in plain sight. Werewolves? Not stunning. Falling in love? That’ll require greater than a contact of magic.
Enter Blue Carter, the eccentric Omega of the Jasper wolf pack. With his vibrant garments and irrelevant methods, one thing about Blue captivates Stephanie. After 4 months collectively, she wonders if there could be one thing greater than friendship brewing.
From the second they met, Blue sensed a potential bond with Stephanie. But untangling the complexities of mating with a human Omega isn’t straightforward, even for a affected person wolf. Add in storms, rivals, and the return of an evil nemesis—this time even Blue could be in over his head.
When the destiny of Timberwolf Lodge is tossed into their laps, Steph and Blue might want to dig deep to discover a method out. No worries—they’ll make it up as they go.
This is a standalone novel within the Timberwolf Lodge sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: The Alpha Option | The Enforcer’s Gamble | The Omega’s Prize
RUNAWAY BRIDE + BILLIONAIRE + SURPRISE PREGNANCY + SMALL TOWN
Having a trip fling along with your superstar crush is enjoyable and straightforward with no strings connected, proper?
A solo honeymoon in Fiji to get better from the viral marriage ceremony catastrophe that just about had me married to the fallacious man? Yes, please.
Tripping over my primary superstar crush, who’s hungover and asleep on my bungalow porch? Not precisely within the plans, however I can roll with it.
Turns out he’s hiding right here too after particulars of his scandalous divorce went public.
I didn’t suppose inviting him in for a hangover remedy would result in us getting pleasant. And friendlier. And then—okay, sure.
I slept with him. Who can blame a woman? When you’re immediately single and the primary man in your freebie listing is on the market, you leap.
But after I get up the subsequent morning, I uncover I’m not the one runaway.
He’s ghosted me.
It’s positive. I’m positive. Neither one among us is able to begin an precise relationship.
But three years later?
When he crashes my brother’s marriage ceremony?
Where the son that he’s simply found we have now is serving as ring bearer?
Life was so much simpler after I was only a runaway bride.
This is a standalone novel within the Three BFFs and a Wedding sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: The Worst Wedding Date | The Gossip and the Grump | The Bride’s Runaway Billionaire
FORCED PROXIMITY + FAKE DATING
Surely this could’t be the one answer to overtake my tarnished rep – faking a romance with the great lady intern?
But that’s what my agent says. Just a couple of months of taming my methods—of shedding Formula 1’s occasion boy picture—will land me a lifetime branding deal. One I desperately want.
The key situation?
Pretend I’m head over heels in love with my new girlfriend. The quiet wallflower who I figured wouldn’t put me in my place. Yeah. This lady is something however that.
Maddix Hart is defiant and clever. Loyal and actual. Determined and horny. And rattling it to hell, earlier than I do know it, she’s in my head, in our mattress . . . and if I’m not cautious, she’ll see there’s extra to me than the person I present the general public. She’ll uncover the person I conceal from the world. The one who struggles to reside as much as the unrealistic expectations that ought to by no means have been mine.
All I’ve to do is ensure that nobody sees the reality behind our farce.
But as a substitute, I let my coronary heart become involved. I start to consider the lie. And now with all the pieces on the road—the deal, a championship, us—am I prepared to threat all of it to make her see what the remainder of the world believes? That we belong collectively.
This is a standalone novel within the Full Throttle sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: Off the Grid | On The Edge | Over the Limit (Jun 2024) | Out of Control (Aug 2024)
SINGLE DAD + NANNY + ACCIDENTAL PREGNANCY
I do know Tuck Monroe is hassle the second I stroll in to interview for the nanny place. Six-four and coated in tattoos, he’s distractingly sizzling. He’s additionally grumpy as hell. But I must pay for college, so I take a job as his daughter’s live-in caretaker and transfer into the house above his storage.
I fall laborious for Katie, his lovely four-year-old. But I by no means anticipated to fall for my new boss, who’s a decade older than I’m. Turns on the market’s a coronary heart of gold beneath Tuck’s broody exterior, one I work to disclose little by little. Casual small discuss results in late-night conversations I can’t get sufficient of.
No shock our simmering sexual stress explodes with one deep, toe-curling kiss.
He tells me I’m his good lady; I inform him I like the reward. We give ourselves one evening, and one evening solely, to discover the fiery attraction between us.
It’s the most effective intercourse of my life. But after I get up, Tuck is gone, and life goes again to regular. Or no less than I believe it does, till I begin to really feel nauseous. Turns out I used to be proper: my boss is hassle. The variety that comes with one evening I can’t neglect and two pink strains that can change our lives without end.
This is a standalone novel within the Harbour Village sequence.
Series really helpful studying order: I Wish I Knew Then | I Wish You Were Mine
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