From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new second chance standalone love story.
At eighteen, I walked away from Willow Creek Valley for good.
I was young, scared, and stupid, and it cost me the love of my life—Grayson Parkerson.
Fourteen years later, a crash sends me back home to recover.
Back to where we met, fell in love, and planned a future.
The one he’s now living as a single dad to his daughter.
Working at The Park Inn together gives us a chance to reconnect, and seeing him with his little girl makes me long for the days when he was mine. One look in his gorgeous blue-green eyes, and it’s like I never left. One kiss, and my world is upside down. One night together, and I know without a doubt, in his arms is where I belong.
I’m not the girl I was—intimidated by his wealthy family and desperate to escape our small town. I can imagine a new life for us here.
But he’s learned to guard his heart, and trust won’t come easily.
How can I convince him to give first love a second chance?
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Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.
Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed–reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.
Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.
Bossy, protective bad boy biker Mammoth Saint always thought he’d be member of the Disciples MC…until he laid eyes on her.
Tamara Gallo has always been headstrong, sassy, and never afraid to speak her mind, even when it comes to her hottie biker boyfriend and his brothers in the MC.
But when Mammoth’s ready to sever ties from the club for good, choosing love over the brotherhood, someone from his past shows up and needs protections, threatening his freedom along with their future.
USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.
Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.
She’s got two strikes against her. Her name is Erickson and her parents own The Bagel Place. It wasn’t always that way. When we were nine, we were best friends. But then a feud between our dads ripped their successful business apart—and my best friend was ripped away too. Our paths were bound to cross again. When both our families vie for the same spot on a Food Channel’s reality show, the producers decide to change the format, aligning us as allies. In order to get our parents to agree to work together, Evan asks me to pretend to be her boyfriend, but I dare her to up the ante—be my fiancée. Fake fiancée… obviously. As usual, I didn’t think things through. Turns out our parents have a lot of demands neither one of us expected. And all those demands lead to things feeling more real than fake.
Meet Piper Rayne: Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us…. We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too. Connect with Piper Rayne: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | BookBub | Goodreads Join our newsletter & get 2 FREE BOOKS! Be one of our Unicorns!
“A highly entertaining and fun read. Lots of laugh out loud moments in The Triple Threat” Goodreads Review
“I’m a sucker for funny books and crazy about small town romances, and the Triple Threat by Nikki Ashton hit both those targets fully in the guts!” Goodreads Review
Welcome to Dayton Valley, cowboy country with a sum population of 9022.
Sounds idyllic, and it is… until it isn’t.
First there’s my parents and their penchant for making out in public, totally gross.
Then there’s my douche of a brother, who shouldn’t be allowed near any woman with a pulse.
Bronte my best friend is lusting over a silver fox … And then of course there’s Hunter Delaney.
Hunter. Hunter. Hunter.
He’s not officially mine, but that’s not to say I want him to belong to anyone else either.
As we work together on a way to stop Bronte’s demented plan to date Hunter’s dad, we get closer, and closer… until the lines of friendship are well and truly blurred.
Friends can be lovers, right?
I’m a cowboy, I love my job, I adore my two crazy aunts and I idolize my pop, even if he’s getting more action than I am. Life is great, except I have a problem and it’s called Ellie Maples. She’s my best friend’s little sister, but you know that line you’re not supposed to cross…? Yeah, that one.
Well, I’m getting pretty close to jumping it.
You can have feelings for the girl you’re not supposed to touch, right?
Welcome to Dayton Valley… where the men are hard, and the women are horny.
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Nikki lives in Cheshire with her husband, two dogs and lovely mother-in-law who supplies her with endless cups of tea. She writes romance with a touch of humour and lots of love, and hopes that she puts a smile on her reader’s faces. Her ambitions of becoming a writer started at the age of 10 when she started writing poetry at school, and was given the honour of reading one of her poems to the rest of her year group (a truly embarrassing experience that she will never forget). Nikki is grateful for the wide variety of strange and wonderful people in her life, otherwise she’d never know what to write about! She is currently talking to family and friends, finding out their innermost secrets in readiness for her next book.
Although all Nikki’s books are stand alone stories characters do make ‘guest appearances’. So, the best order to read them is:
Boy oh boy. I’m not sure I was prepared for this amazing story. Hunter and Ellie were just the cutest things ever. Ellie is supposed to be off-limits but Hunter is pushing that limit. I love the dynamic Hunter has with is family. They have been through a lot, but they’ve come out stronger in the end. Ellie is smart, sexy, and stubborn. She’s got her family who has her back. I love that she gives as good a she gets.
These two were everything I could have hoped for while being amazing individually. I loved getting lost in these two amazing people. I loved when Ellie let her guard down and allowed herself to feel. I loved that Hunter was ready to be what Ellie needed.
I loved every second of this book. Once I started I could not put this book down. I loved falling in love with these two and their story. I can’t wait for more form Nikki Ashton.
I was supposed to show Cole the city, as a favor to a friend. I was aware of his reputation, a seductive charmer hellbent on bachelorhood, but I hadn’t prepared for him to get past my defenses. Cole was nothing like the serious businessman I imagined. He was sinfully hot, funny and way too flirty for my broken heart. But, it was just vacation after all. I thought I’d never see him again.
Only I do.
Cole calls me the very day I return to New York. My residency has been my sole focus for the past few years—my passion and my refuge.
I’ve loved and lost and I don’t know how to open up again. But Cole is melting my fears with every kiss and touch, willing to move mountains to make me happy and help me heal.
And what scares me the most? I might just let him.
Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.
I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can’t wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it 😀
This book is about learning to love again. Laney has a tragic past. One that makes her question if she can love again. This book was sweet. This book was love. This book was about overcoming. I loved falling in love with Laney and Cole. Cole was so patient. Cole’s love for Laney was heartfelt.
Watching the love grow between these two is so special. I love holding on to hope for more for these two. This was more than a story for me. It was about healing. It was about moving on. This book was everything I needed and waited.
I love Layla Hagen. When I ventured into the world of romance books, Layla was one of the first authors I read. I read every book I could get my hands on. My love for her and her books has continued to grow. I can’t wait to see what’s to come in the future.
I must admit, the blurb made me want to read this book. Do not throw stones, but I have not had the pleasure to read Gina Azzi previously. With that said, I fell in love from the very start of this book.
Harlow and Connor couldn’t be more different. They come from different world. They had very different upbringings. That doesn’t mean that these two weren’t meant to be. The chemistry was hot between these two. But their past kept them from being together.
This book was heartbreaking. It was about learning to overcome. Harlow’s been hurt by Connor in the past. It’s hard to let your guard down and learn to love again. The question is can she open her heart to love again.
Remember when I said I’ve never read Gina Azzi before, well I can say I have now. And she has a new fan. I loved every moment of this book and can’t wait to read more from Gina!
“Stop what you’re doing and read Scandalous Prince by Rachel Van Dyken RIGHT NOW! It’s action packed with plenty of secrets and full of smoldering romance! If you love mafia romance, you will LOVE this book!” – New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy
Scandalous Prince by Rachel Van Dyken is now live!
A mafia romance about secrets and soulmates by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go, before I sleep. –Robert Frost
I was born under fire and swore to protect her until my dying day, I just never knew that one day, I’d be the very monster I was protecting her from.
She didn’t know it was me.
She didn’t know that I had no choice and would do it again and again to save her.
I may as well have given her the mark on her finger.
The one that shows where her loyalty must lie.
Because we don’t sin in silence.
And eventually, you have to pay up what you owe.
My need to protect her turned into a lie to save her.
And when she found out–I turned in to the very monster I was trying to protect her from.
Watching Violet Abandonato walk out of my life was like a knife to the chest, a wound that refused to heal.
The bosses sent me to protect her, to watch over her even though I was the demon she fled.
We both carry scars.
But if all I can have is her hate for as long as I breathe.
I’ll take it.
Because at the end of the day, I should burn in Hell forever thinking Chase Abandonato’s perfect angel would pick me–over her perfect life.
“I broke you,” I confessed.
“The worst part… is that you liked it,” she snapped right back.
Welcome to the second generation of the mafia, may the best man or woman, be left standing.
Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable son, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit http://www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.
I just want to stand up and give this amazing author a hand. RVD seriously kept me wanting more with this book. It’s full of twists and turns I never saw coming. Just when I thought I had this story figured out…boom…RVD blows my mind all over again.
This is Violet and Breaker’s story. I love the girl Violet was. She’s such a relatable girl. She’s quiet…the book nerd, but don’t let that fool you. She has a fiercely protective side as well. Breaker is loyal and ruthless. He’s been charged with keeping Violet safe. While their love is forbidden, that doesn’t mean that feelings and a relationship can’t develop. These two have the odds stacked against them. They broke my heart, but as this book went on RVD put me back together and made me whole again.
I love RVD and how she can make me fall in love with the scary mafia world. I’m very picky when it comes to my mafia books, but RVD is one of my go-to reads. She makes these characters relatable and witty. I love that about her. I can’t wait for more in this series.
Solitude and motor oil meets soul food and wariness
I’m a grease-stained enigma.
A watcher, a protector, an ex-con, and a mechanic.
My name is Brick.
I’m old enough to know good things come to those who wait, and hungry enough to go after what I want.
I am a proud independent.
A nurturer, a cook, a casualty, and a grandparent.
My name is Lisa.
I’m cautious enough to keep my distance, and too wise to let a chance at love pass me by.
We seem unmatched—in race, in history, in lifestyle—but when tragedy leaves a baby in our care and a target on our backs, we discover the strength of family.
USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.
Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!
You all know how much I love Freya Barker and all of her books. I love getting lost in her world. This book was suspenseful, gut-wrenching, and perfect. It’s everything I’ve come to expect from Freya and so much more. As with all of Freya’s books, I couldn’t put this down. I wanted more with each page turn.
This is Brick and Lisa’s story. I feel like I waited a lifetime for these two. These two have put off letting their feelings free for what seems like forever. When tragedy strikes, Brick and Lisa find their way to each other. While I never would ask for tragedy to hurt characters, I fall in love with these two, they kind of needed it to make them realize they were missing out on something great.
I loved everything about this book. I know I say it with each book, but I think this was my favorite. I loved getting lost in Brick and Lisa. I loved watching them overcome. I can’t wait to see what Freya has in store for us next. I can’t wait to fall in love with more of her writing and characters.
Charismatic. Confident. Powerful. Controlling. Meet Devlin Saint, J. Kenner’s all new tortured alpha hero.
My Fallen Saint, an all-new addictive romance with a hero that will have you begging for more from New York Times and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner is available now!
His touch is her sin. Her love is his salvation.
A brilliant investor with a Midas touch, Devlin Saint turned a modest inherited fortune into billions, and now operates one of the world’s foremost international philanthropic organizations. He’s a man determined to help the underprivileged, to fight injustice, and to make the world a better place. And that, at least is true.
It’s not, however, the full truth.
Because Devlin Saint is a man with a dangerous secret. One he’ll do whatever it takes to protect. And when investigative reporter Ellie Holmes turns her attention to an unsolved murder, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and passion as Devlin draws her closer and closer. But as the intensity and sensuality of their relationship grows, so do Ellie’s suspicions. Until she is no longer certain if the heat between her and Devlin is real, or only a facade he constructed to hide his dark and twisted secrets.
I cross the patio, clearing the south side of the building. To my left, I now have a straight-on view of the SeaSide Inn, the small hotel on the other side of PCH that has been a fixture of Laguna Cortez for as long as I can remember. At one point, my uncle actually owned it, along with a few others around town. I even helped decorate the office, in so much as going to Home Depot and looking at paint chips counts as helping. Or decorating. I turn the other direction so that I’m facing the ocean. The tidal pools are only a short walk away, and I take a step that direction, then stop. The tidal pools had been our place, mine and Alex’s, and I’d cherished that time among the clusters of porous gray rocks that rose out of the long, empty stretches of sand. It was the place he’d first kissed me. A place I always felt safe. More, it’s a place I haven’t been back to since he left. I’m not sure if it’s in defiance of or protection for those memories, but I can’t bring myself to go back now. Instead, I turn once again toward the highway and start walking forward, the south wall of the foundation on my left. From this perspective, I can see the fourth floor balcony, and I know from the article I read about the building’s architecture that I’m looking at Saint’s private office. Not that I can see much. From where I’m standing, my view is of the underside, a hint of the balcony’s glass barrier, and only the tiniest glimpse of the glass door leading inside. Even so, I pause for a moment, imagining that Saint’s standing at his window, and that he’s watching me, too. I frown, wondering what came up that forced him to postpone our interview. Did he leave town? Or is he right now in his office? Hell, maybe he really is at his window looking down at me. There’s no reason he would be, of course, and so I continue walking the length of the building so I can circle around and get back to Shelby. But with each step, that tingling sensation becomes stronger, the uncanny sensation of being watched. It’s not something I can ignore. Hell, I was raised by a cop and was on the job for two years myself before going back to school. Mid-stride and without warning, I turn and look behind me. At the ocean. The path to the tidal pool. And the balcony off of Devlin Saint’s office. That’s where he’s standing. A man lost in the shadows cast by the building that shelters him. It has to be Saint. And he’s watching me.
About J. Kenner
J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal mommy lit.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A six time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy) and in 2017 for Wicked Dirty in the same category. Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development as a television show.
Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.
Thank you, J. Kenner. I was in a rut when it came to books, but you brought me right out of that with Devlin Saint. I’ve missed a powerful book alpha that made me want so much more. This book was exactly what I’ve come to love from Ms. Kenner and so much more.
Ellie has experienced loss and pain. Enough to last her a lifetime. Ellie’s past has made her who she is today. She’s tough, fierce, and she has walls up. I loved getting to know more about Devlin. As the story evolves you learn more and more about why he is how he is. And all Ellie wants is to be there for him. Devlin doesn’t want that, but Ellie is determined.
I loved getting lost in this book. I loved being on the edge and not knowing what was coming next. I loved watching these two fall and become exactly what the other needed. I love J. Kenner and all her books. I’ve been missing her stories like this.