Callie Apparently, I'm behind on times because I had no idea who Damon Tucker was before Sandy pointed him out at our fundraiser. Okay, yeah, he's cute. And he's rich…like, mega-rich. And no, he's totally not my type. I'd already forgotten about the gorgeous man by the time he sent someone to my work to ask me out for him. Who does that? Who does this guy think he's playing with? If you want to ask me out, you better grow a pair, because I'm not like the other women you meet, Mr. Tucker, and you'll find that out real soon. Damon I knew the moment I saw her that she’d be mine, no matter what it took. She’s sassy and smart, a spitfire girl with a sharp tongue and a desire to drive me wild. Just thinking about her makes me ache, makes me crave her touch, her kiss. I want her. No, I need her. No one says no to me. But she did… And now I want her even more.
Walking towards maths class in school, Rajesh passes Priyanka and his hand automatically neatens his tie. He wonders why he did that, why he is so conscious of her presence. Rajesh has always been scruffy about his clothes and his tie has never been neat. But Priyanka was someone he would do anything for. The school’s best kabbadi player and a good choreographer, when it comes to academics, he is not-so-brilliant. But Priyanka aka Piu stands out easily, a topper. She keeps company with others who study well and who are toppers too. So how can he hope to be her friend? But destiny plays its part – this story is about how they come together and then are torn apart cruelly. Rajesh manages to shake off his “not-so-brilliant” tag to become one of the most successful realtors of his time. But does love help you strengthen yourself? Or does it give you everything but itself? Read on to travel with Rajesh on his journey of life…
Mila Ali's fiance, Warren, is killed in a corporate plane crash. Grief wraps around her heart and soul - cushioning her to the outside world and the reality that is now her life. Warren had been many things to her: friend, lover, fiance and even a part-time savior. After spending too many years working too many hours for a large corporation, Mila was able to let go and love Warren, even at the expense of losing her traditional Somalian father's favor. Nothing could have prepared her for such a devastating loss, yet the fragile bubble she has built around her heart is shattered when Mila comes face to face with Blake Baldwin - Billionaire, womanizer, Warren's boss.... And the owner of that fateful airplane. Blake Baldwin is too handsome for words, with a body that could melt hearts and a piercing stare that cut through Mila's every defense. The encounter seems to ignite a fascination in the enigmatic Billionaire, one that sends him to the Somalian beauty's door again and again... Mila is not looking for love-been there, done that, but Blake will not rest until Mila Ali is his. He thrusts her into a frenzy of confusion, deception, and passion. Blake just may be the bandage Mila's wounded heart and neglected body needs, or he could be the biggest heartbreak of all."
Cassie can't remember being loved, being wanted. At a young age she was placed in Foster care that moved her around from one place to the other. Finally being freed at 18, she was left with no money and nowhere to go until she finds a small town in Kansas where she can start over. Little did she know her life was going to be uprooted again when she is kidnapped and brutally raped. Jesse is considered HOT in most women's eyes, but has little time for Romance. While searching for his Mother's killers, he witnesses a young girl being kidnapped. He now faces decisions that he must make quickly. Will Jesse rescue Cassie? Will Cassie ever find the happiness she longs for? *Due to a graphic rape scene, strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • With richly layered characters and a gripping moral dilemma that will lead readers to question everything they know about privilege, power, and race, Small Great Things is the stunning new page-turner from Jodi Picoult. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE “[Picoult] offers a thought-provoking examination of racism in America today, both overt and subtle. Her many readers will find much to discuss in the pages of this topical, moving book.”—Booklist (starred review) Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Praise for Small Great Things “Small Great Things is the most important novel Jodi Picoult has ever written. . . . It will challenge her readers . . . [and] expand our cultural conversation about race and prejudice.”—The Washington Post “A novel that puts its finger on the very pulse of the nation that we live in today . . . a fantastic read from beginning to end, as can always be expected from Picoult, this novel maintains a steady, page-turning pace that makes it hard for readers to put down.”—San Francisco Book Review “A gripping courtroom drama . . . Given the current political climate it is quite prescient and worthwhile. . . . This is a writer who understands her characters inside and out.”—Roxane Gay, The New York Times Book Review “I couldn’t put it down. Her best yet!”—New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman “A compelling, can’t-put-it-down drama with a trademark [Jodi] Picoult twist.”—Good Housekeeping “It’s Jodi Picoult, the prime provider of literary soul food. This riveting drama is sure to be supremely satisfying and a bravely thought-provoking tale on the dangers of prejudice.”—Redbook “Jodi Picoult is never afraid to take on hot topics, and in Small Great Things, she tackles race and discrimination in a way that will grab hold of you and refuse to let you go. . . . This page-turner is perfect for book clubs.”—Popsugar
Mixing magic and street smarts, bounty hunter and P.I. Aster Night always gets her man. Except when it comes to...literally getting a man. Thanks to a curse placed on the Chastity coven centuries ago, she can't get busy with anyone until she marries a man from the sanctimonious, boring, holier-than-thou Koda coven. Yeah, no thanks. Instead, she finds a way out of the curse on her own, breaking it with such a bang that she ends up naked with one sexy as sin man and making some major emotional and physical connections with his two, oh-so-alpha clan brothers. Her love life is looking up, until she's hired to track down a serial killer preying on witches, and learns her three new boyfriends were once romantically involved with one of the victims. Now, she has to choose--her heart or her career. Yes, Rake makes her laugh, Finn makes her knees weak, and Damon makes her feel safe in a way she never has before, but these men are too close to her case. So close she's afraid one of them might become a killer's next victim... *This WHITE HOT reverse harem paranormal romance series is intended for readers 18 and over. This is a true reverse harem featuring one woman and her three fated mates.*
Book 1 - The Billionaire's Assistant Book 2 - The Billionaire's Proposal Book 3 - The Billionaire's Temptation My name is Abigail Wilder. PR maven extraordinaire. A credit to her industry. A savior to her clients. A razor-tongued blessing to those who employed her, and a curse to those who stood in her way. (This was all printed on my business cards. In so many words.) But to him, my biggest client, I was Abby. And to me, he was Nick. Nick keeps me busy with all his stunts and playboy ways. He gets in trouble and it's my job to bail him out and make everything shine in a positive light. He's a pain in my ass! Far too wild for my taste. And now the board wants to keep him on a leash until their big merger goes through. They want me to find him a girlfriend. Get someone to tame Nick? Yeah, right. Damn, do I have my hands full. I wanted to give Nick my standard speech. The ‘fame is a fickle friend’ speech, and tell him to keep his damn head down for once. But such speeches had never really worked on Nick. And to be honest, he was right. The press did love him. They always had. They probably always would. He was their dream—a man who knew no limits. No boundaries. Every page—an open book. Over the years, he’d become something of a folk hero. The crown prince of mayhem who couldn’t be tamed. A source of constant entertainment and levity for the masses. But even by celebrity standards, Nick was a rare breed. Because beneath that careless playboy persona, beneath all the money, and mischief, and that unquenchable sense of adventure…he had a genuinely good heart. It was this ‘good heart’ his father’s company had hired me to promote. To protect. To shine a spotlight on all the good things—half to highlight them, half to keep that same spotlight off everything bad. By protecting his image, I was protecting their shareholders, and thus—doing my not inconsiderable part to contribute to the massive global conglomeration that was his father’s company. The Hunter Corporation. The family’s crowning achievement. It's a tough job, but somebody has to keep the gorgeous billionaire in check. And I guess that job belongs to me.
Raffaello (Rafe) Palazzo takes what he wants with no regrets. Arianna (Ari) Lynn Harlow has led a charmed life until tragedy strikes her family. He's looking for a no-emotions attached mistress, she's looking for redemption. They are not a pair that should ever work, but undeniable attraction and devastating tragedies bring them together in the city by the bay where he fights to keep their relationship nothing more than an enjoyable way to meet his needs, and she battles to not lose herself in him. Spending time with Ari starts cracking the hard shell that Rafe has built around his heart, but he denies the affect she has on him until it's too late to stop the inevitable conclusion that their relationship is headed for. Rafe once believed in happily ever after, coming from a large Italian family. He's got the Midas touch, since every endeavor he tries turns to gold. That all ends when his wife walks out the door and leaves him blindsided. His devastation quickly turns to steel when he decides no woman will fool him again. From that point on he treats relationships as nothing more than business transactions where both party's come out mutually benefited. Just when Ari has sunk to the lowest she's ever been she finds an ad in the paper announcing a job that's too good to be true. It turns out she's right. She makes it through the intense rounds of interviews only to find out the job is for a mistress to the powerful Rafe Palazzo, owner of Palazzo Enterprises. Rafe gives her a day to think about whether she wants the position or not, and she's sent on her way, only to find out her mother's near-terminal position has taken a turn for the worse. Her mom's only in the hospital because Ari messed up, and her mother's the one who paid the price. Is Rafe her savior, or will he take her with him straight to the depths of hell?
Maya Banks, the New York Times bestselling author of romance and romantic suspense has captivated readers with her steamy Scottish historical novels, perfect for fans of Julie Garwood. In Bed with a Highlander is the start of a beguiling trilogy featuring three unforgettable brothers risking everything to save their clan and their legacy—and to surrender their hearts to love. Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his—until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan’s clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer. The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn—and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin’s strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons—and embrace a love that means more than revenge and land. From the Paperback edition.
HATING HIM WAS EASY... UNTIL LOVING HIM MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE. TEMPEST B*stard. Hunk. Billionaire. My life was just fine before he swept me up - hauling me away in those thick, strong, tattooed arms and dragging me off to God knows where. Now, it's do what he says, when he says, or else. I'd run as far my legs would carry me, if only I could. Under the guise of protecting me, he's locked me away at his opulent estate complete with everything a girl could want - except my freedom. I mean, sure, it's almost impossible to resist his bad boy attitude, insane good looks and rock hard... muscles. Even so, I'm determined not to fall under his spell. Unfortunately, my melting panties seem to have ideas of their own. He's the most dangerous man I've ever met. How could I ever trust someone like him to protect me from anyone - especially himself? DORIAN It was supposed to be simple. Just do a favor for a friend - hell, a brother. Everything went to plan. Well, almost. Once I got my arms around Tempest, nothing would ever be simple again. Now she's in danger and there's no one who can, who could, protect her like me. She talked tough but had a lot to learn about life's harder edges. The problem is that unless you know what you're doing, those edges can cut and sometimes, much worse. Normally, women like her don't exist in my reality - except for one reason. But keeping her with me has nothing to do with getting her in bed. Combing my hair is harder than finding a warm body to fill that role. Or at least, that's how it started... Now unless I can hear her scream my name for the rest of my life, I'll never be satisfied. I won't settle for anything less.
From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent: Hot make-out session? Check. With the dreamy obstetrician? Check. While her best friend is in labor? Um... It's Complicated. Josie Mendham never meant to have her own (radically different) set of gasps and moans a few doors down from where her best friend, Laura, was giving birth. And stealing away with the obstetrician who was consulting on Laura's case certainly wasn't part of any birth plan. When Dr. Alex Derjian watched the foursome enter the labor ward he did a doubletake: two dads? That defied biology as he knew it. Even more intriguing was the woman with the birthing mother and the fathers: Josie, the nurse he'd been watching from afar for months. One elevator kiss led to an on-call room soiree and soon he was breaking every romantic rule in his playbook. Finding his way into her pants wouldn't be hard. But into her heart? That would be a challenge. It's Complicated is a complete standalone novel, but it also includes Laura, Mike, Dylan, Josie, and Madge from the New York Times bestseller Her Billionaires as well as Darla, Trevor and Joe from the New York Times bestseller Random Acts of Crazy, with Alex and Josie at the center of it all. Romantic Comedy meets new adult romance in this novel that asks whether people can get out of their own way and learn that love isn't easy...but it's always worth it. Check out all the books: Her Billionaires (Book 1) It's Complicated (Book 2) Completely Complicated (Book 3) It's Always Complicated (Book 4) Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, funny romance, laugh romance, office romance, urban romance, boston, boston romance, billionaire romance, medical romance, doctor romance, doctor nurse love, doctor nurse romance, lighthearted romance, erotic romance, series, wealthy, trilogy, hot romance, sizzling romance, seductive romance, New York Times bestseller, NYT romance, USA today bestseller, USA today, julia kent, julia kent romance, FREE eBook, free romance ebook, free thriller ebook, free, free reads, free book
The Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. Meet the Bad Boys... Four sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies. Everything's naughtier after dark... Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He's a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, moves like she's passion personified, and wouldn't let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive? *** Read the entire Billionaires After Dark series: BAD BOYS AFTER DARK Mick Dylan Carson Brett WILD BOYS AFTER DARK Logan Heath Jackson Cooper The BILLIONAIRES AFTER DARK series are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series. Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series: SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) Crushing on Love (Shannon) River of Love (Sam) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) Daring Her Love (1001 Dark Nights) THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) THE RYDERS Seized by Love (Blue) Claimed by Love (Duke) Chased by Love (Trish) Rescued by Love (Jake) Swept Into Love (Gage) *** "With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" -NYT Bestseller Julie Kenner "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" -NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak AUTHOR BIO: Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy contemporary romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page.
She was his savior Banished from London for her reckless behavior, Lady Miranda Sinclair is robbed by a dashing highwayman en route to the country. By offering him a kiss in lieu of the jewels she had to leave behind, she commits the very type of act that caused her exile. When her dour guardians extend her punishment to performing charitable work at the local orphanage, she’s further tempted by the home’s owner, a provincial gentleman who stirs her passion in a most wicked way. He was her downfall Desperate to save his orphanage from financial catastrophe, Montgomery "Fox" Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. The arrival of wealthy, well-connected Miranda, whose kiss he can’t forget, presents a lawful opportunity to increase his coffers. His problems seem solved—until she rejects his suit. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.
ALL THREE BOOKS IN ONE BOXED SET From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent: Lydia's new boss stole the job she wanted and he thinks he owns the place already on Day One. Turns out -- he actually does. She can't control her attraction to Matt, the man with stormy eyes and a penchant for kissing her in the supply closet, the elevator, and in her increasingly intense dreams. But Matt has a secret -- he's really Michael Bournham, playboy extraordinaire and the CEO of the company, and he's doing a reality television stunt. For six weeks he's pretending to be a middle manager while producers video tape everything. Everything. But when their office sex video goes viral, Mike sends Lydia to Iceland in a sham job with his company, ordering his best friend, Jeremy, to watch over her. When Jeremy takes his job a little too seriously, Lydia finds herself caught between two hot, mysterious men. And then realizes that if she’s going to break the rules, why not rewrite them so she can have both? This boxed set contains USA Today bestseller Maliciously Obedient, and the books Suspiciously Obedient and Deliciously Obedient. More than 800 pages of hot, hilarious romance. Topics: contemporary romance, romantic comedy, funny romance, laugh romance, office romance, urban romance, boston, boston romance, billionaire romance, threesome, love triangle, erotic romance, series, wealthy, trilogy, hot romance, sizzling romance, seductive romance, USA today bestseller, USA today, julia kent, julia kent romance
Fiona is working hard trying to put herself through college. When her job puts her in danger, Mason Langley shows up out of nowhere to save her. But that isn't the end of it. Fiona needs money so she can finish two more years of college. Mason offers her a deal to be his for money. Though she is inexperienced and unsure of herself, she agrees to earn that money the hard way. Mason wants an arrangement without intimacy. He isn't a nice guy. He can't trust. He can't love, so he pays for what he wants. Can Fiona handle that, or will it be too much for her body and for her heart? And what about Mason? He claims he only wants what he paid for, but deep down in his heart, he wants something more. He yearns for what he doesn't allow himself to believe in. Mason secretly longs for the one woman who can give him what he needs – her complete devotion and her whole heart.
A BWWM Billionaire Romance Story Deirdre doesn't know what to make of the gorgeous man that seems to be interested in her. ***Due to sexually graphic content and language that some may find offensive, this book is intended for mature readers only*** His name is Parker Walters and he seems friendly enough. There is just something off about him that Deidre can't figure out. After she agrees to go on a date with him, Deirdre discovers what Parker has been trying to hide. He is the son of the well known billionaire, Parker Walter Hamlin II, and heir to his father's software empire. Having forgiven him for his initial deception, things start going well for the couple. Even D'Angelo, Deirdre's younger brother, gives his stamp of approval. As Deirdre and Parker's relationship develops, they run into a snag. Unaware of some of Deirdre's extracurricular activities, Parker makes an assumption that can jeopardize their relationship forever. Read the first book of this sexy, romantic series... (interracial romance free books, bwwm free books, United States, interracial international romance, bwwm billionaire series, interracial drama romance, bwwm novella)
"I moved to New York from Iowa to find a life that I didn't know I was looking for. I expected to have to work hard and barely make ends meet. But…I never expected to meet HIM." For twenty-one year-old Aleena Davison, it was a life-long dream coming true when she said goodbye to her dreary small-town life in Iowa and moved to Manhattan. However, it didn't take long for her dream to turn into a nightmare. Everything from the roommate from hell to her asshole of a boss, contributed to her pain and she'd just about given up. That was…until she ran into devilish handsome, Dominic Snow. The mysterious stranger not only tried saving her waitress job, but also made her an offer she couldn't refuse, a new and much more lucrative job. "Strictly professional," he'd insisted. But could she trust herself working for the hottest man she'd ever met? Serving HIM by best-selling author M.S. Parker and Cassie Wild is a must-read seductive roller coaster.