Silas Hart has always taken what he wants, and now he wants me. Again. He's a thief. Always has been, always will be. When we were kids, he taught me how to pick locks and pockets.And then we got older, and we learned to open doors to places we never should have gone.Eight years ago, he stole the kisses from my lips, and I gave him everything. And then my thief stole my heart.But he also stole a lot of money for some very bad people, and then the boy I knew disappeared.Now we're both back in Shelter Harbor, but Silas is no boy.He's a man. A hardened, cocky, demanding, very grown-up man.A man who looks at me like he wants to steal me away again. Like he wants to take me, like he wants to make me lose my mind and scream his name. Just like I used to.But I'm not that wide-eyed girl anymore. He left nearly a decade ago, and I don't give a damn what Silas Hart thinks. There's just one problem...Did I mention we're still married? **This is a standalone book (approx. 70,000 words) with a HEA and NO CLIFFHANGER!**Please note that this is a second edition of a previously published book of the same title. While the plot has not changed, the book has been updated to include both an extended epilogue as well as previously deleted content. Enjoy!
Author: Melanie Harlow
Publisher: MH Publishing
He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first everything. But I’m not a lovesick teenager anymore, and I’d never let that cocky troublemaker break my heart again. So when he shows up out of the blue asking me to have dinner with him “for old time’s sake,” I say I will. After all, it’s been twelve years, and I’m stronger and smarter than I was back then. Except…he still does something to me. He’s got those eyes that make me weak, those hands that drive me wild, and a body I can’t resist—especially once I see the tattoos. It doesn’t take long for our trip down memory lane to go from sweet to sizzling. We’re just as good together as we were back then—better, even—and I’m willing to give the only man I’ve ever loved another chance. But he’s got to tell me the truth. * * * All I wanted was to see her again. Tell her I’m sorry. Make her smile. Okay, that’s a lie. I wanted to do more than that—a lot more. But I know she’s better off without me, and I promised myself I’d behave. Except I’ve never been much good at keeping promises…or my hands to myself when I’m around her. I can make her laugh, I can make her cry, I can make her body surrender to mine in ways that neither of us could have imagined back then. I can—and I do—love her more than she’ll ever know. But I can’t tell her the real reason why I’m here. And I can’t stay.
Author: CD Reiss
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
I never forgot her. Not for one minute. Not from the last time I saw her, at seventeen, to today. I measured all women against her and all women came up short. But being with her was unfeasible in high school, and it's taboo now. I see her sometimes, but I've never spoken to her. She runs, or I run. We're in the same town, on the same block, in the same building, and the gulf between us is just too wide to cross. Until tonight. ---- He was my high school crush, back when I lived in a world that didn't want me. He was the perfect boy, and I was the outcast kid from the other side of town. And when he held my hand I thought I could fit in, just a little. I thought I could be his and he could be mine. Then he left, and my life fell apart. Now we are the king and queen of opposite sides of Hollywood. And we haven't spoken a word to each other. Until tonight. PRAISE: "A confident, badass heroine and a swoon worthy, good guy find each other in CD Reiss’s latest contemporary romance. It’s a Hollywood affair with more colors of reality than fairytale, depicting an honest and endearing paparazzi meets movie star relationship that captures all the swoon and flutters of the best love stories. With strikingly beautiful prose and the contrasting gritty, vivid Los Angeles setting, SHUTTERGIRL is Reiss’s finest work yet." —Laurelin Paige, author of the bestselling Fixed Trilogy "Engaging, sexy, and noteworthy, SHUTTERGIRL is just another example of why CD Reiss is one of my go to authors. Her clean writing style, flawed but relatable characters, and well-crafted story make this book one that’s hard to put down even after you read the last page." —Kristy Bromberg, bestselling author of the Driven Trilogy "I went into SHUTTERGIRL not knowing what magic CD Reiss had created. Instantly, I was swept away with perfect prose, incredible imagery, and a character connection I loved. In my mind, it was a perfect modern day fairy-tale where the loved and hated try to bridge the chasm of society's unwritten laws and listen to what they want, rather than what Hollywood tells them. It’s the shit. Buy it." —Pepper Winters, bestelling author of the Monsters in the Dark series "Forbidden yet sweet. SHUTTERGIRL will make you believe that love has the power to break down all barriers. CD Reiss shows us her sweet side, but still manages to keep things sexy as hell." —Claire Conteras, author of THERE IS NO LIGHT IN DARKNESS "Tender romance, smart writing. A total winner. Smart and romantic with characters you will root for until the end. I'm already looking forward to reading this book again. A story rich with tenderness and romance, written with the intelligence and wit that is all CD Reiss. I loved everything about SHUTTERGIRL!" —Mia Sheridan, bestselling author of the Sign of Love series
Author: Hazel Kelly
They say you'll never forget your first love, and that's definitely true in my case.I think that's because he was my first everything. My first crush, my first kiss, my first... home run. Unfortunately, the only predictable thing about our relationship was that we never seemed to have enough time together. On the one hand, that was a blessing. It meant I never had to deal with the pain of watching the spark between us fizzle as we grew up and grew apart. Then again, maybe it wouldn't have. Maybe it would've ignited further and turned into something... more. Not that it mattered. The past was the past, and I needed to put my teenage daydreams behind me. After all, so many years had gone by since I'd seen my perfect summer crush that he'd become nothing but a string of scattered, faded flashbacks that seemed too good to be true and too old to keep on such a dusty pedestal.Of course, as soon as I was ready to forgive and forget, he walked back into my life out of the blue- sexier, bolder, and more unattainable than ever. If only I knew whether he planned to stay.
Only For You
Author: Naima Simone
Publisher: Entangled: Scorched
It’s been five years since I’ve seen her. Five years since Gabriella James damn near destroyed me with her betrayal, sending me to hell in a cage. I’ve crawled free, escaped the mob, opened a night club, and continue to battle my demons through underground fighting and sex. But now Gabriella’s back, begging for absolution, wanting my forgiveness. All I want is what she’s denied me for all these years—her body. Sex. That’s all we’ll ever have. Because Gabriella is still keeping secrets. I see it in her eyes. I don’t trust her, and I’ll never forgive her betrayal. But that won’t stop me from taking her. Over...and over...and over... Each book in the Lick series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Only for a Night Book #2 Only For Your Touch Book #3 Only For You
Dark Justice: Hunt
Author: Jenna Ryan
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Dr. Melia Rose and ex-Marine Johnny Hunt had it all. Until one night in Atlantic City changed everything. She’s left shocked, confused, and alone, unable to come to terms with what happened. Hell, she doesn’t even know what happened; she just knows her life has taken a one-eighty. Now, Melia’s started over—again—in her secluded, boring life in the swamps of Florida. The people are great, she has a housekeeper who may or may not be Bette Davis reincarnated, and it’s quiet. But when her ex-husband shows up, dropping a bomb of epic proportions, her new life is a whole lot more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. There’s nothing Johnny wants more than to undo the damage from the past. The secrets he’s been carrying have been eating away at him, but protecting Melia was more important than anything else. Even his own life. He managed to save her last time, but the danger is close—too close. In order to save her once more from his demons, Johnny will have to come clean...about everything. Each book in the Dark Justice series is STANDALONE: *Dark Justice: Morgan *Dark Justice: Hunt
The Navy made me the man I am, but I wouldn’t have survived without her. Violet Shaw. My Vi. I made her a promise a long time ago, and she thinks I broke it. But I never stopped loving her. I never will. I was fool four years ago. I threw what we had away, thinking it was for her own good. No girl should have to wait around for a soldier that might never come home. Everyday I thought about her; I fought to come back to her. Now that I’m back in our hometown, I see her everywhere, as curvaceous and tempting as ever. But all she’s doing is pushing me away. I was her first and I want to be her last. I just need one chance. I threw what we had away once -- I won’t make that mistake again. Vi is going to be mine. **Promise Me is a full-length standalone romance with an HEA, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Make Me Stay: Hope
Author: Jaci Burton
Publisher: Hachette UK
Make Me Stay is the fifth in the sexy, heartwarming Hope series from Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author of the Play-By-Play series. Perfect for fans of Bella Andre, Jill Shalvis and Nora Roberts. Welcome to Hope, Oklahoma. The small town that's sure to warm your heart. Full of big hearts, fiery passion and love everlasting... Sometimes love has a plan all of its own... Only the challenge of renovating a historic building could persuade architect Reid McCormack to return to his hometown of Hope. And once the job is finished, he's heading right back to Boston...no matter how drawn he is to beautiful florist Samantha Reasor. Samantha watches over her elderly grandmother and pours a piece of herself into every floral creation she designs. However sexy she finds Reid, she's resisting acting on her crush. Samantha's not in the market for a temporary fling - she wants something real, permanent...and forever. With such different outlooks, how can these two possibly work? Yet as their attraction grows deeper, Samantha and Reid realise that maybe love is the one thing they can build a future on. For more romance to warm your heart, check out the rest of the Hope series which began with Hope Smoulders, or look for Jaci's sexy sports romance series, Play-By-Play, beginning with The Perfect Play.
One Taste of Angel
Author: Violetta Rand
Their love was the stuff of Shakespeare - two star-crossed lovers from rival MC's, divided by their families' bloody history, but fate has given Eagle and Serafina a second chance. Can the biker and the stripper find their redemption in Violetta Rand's sexy standalone romance, One Taste of Angel? Eagle I’ve bled for my club. Taken four bullets. Buried eight brothers in six years. Screwed a hundred women. And only loved one. The one I lost. But there's something about Serafina that reminds me of just exactly what was taken from me. Not just because I can't resist a damsel in distress. Serafina To Eagle, I’m dead. Murdered and cremated, my ashes interred at the local cemetery. Part of a past I left long ago to save his life. Seeing him now, touching him again makes me weak, even if he doesn't recognize the woman I've become. Since my escape from Holly Beach five years ago, I’ve lived by my own rules. And no matter how much I love Eagle, he’s not going to break those rules. "Riveting, gritty cast of characters! I was captivated by this intimate glimpse into the volatile MC world. Violetta Rand's ability to portray the essence of true love is enjoyable. Great read!" -USA Today Bestselling Author D.L. Roan
Author: Betty Shreffler
They call me the Devil's assassin. It's true. I have blood on my hands. As the VP of the Serpents, my life is driven by loyalty, honor, brotherhood. Until I see her. Too young, too innocent. Mine to claim. What I am, what I do, can never reach her. My dark secrets are scars I bear alone. I'm torn between my duties and the woman I'll die to protect. Until...they try to take what's mine.
Under the Influence
Author: Nikki Belaire
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
I hate him. But, I'm tough. I can handle being dumped. What I can't handle is him acting like I meant nothing to him when he knew he was my everything. I'm over it. I'm over him. I've moved on and have everything I've ever wanted. I'm finally happy. At least I should be. I want to be. I pretend to be. Now he's back. With reasons for leaving that I don't understand or believe. But, I don't care anymore what he says or does. I can't trust him. No matter how hard he tries to win me back. I'll never forgive him. She hates me. My girl's tough. She put up with all my bullshit until I had to let her go and act like she wasn't the only good thing in my life. I never got over it. I never got over her. But I pretended like I did to keep her safe. Until she tried to move on with some bastard who thought he could have her for himself. Could make her happy again after I almost destroyed her. Now I'm back. I know her secrets, and she knows mine. What kills me is that she doesn't believe me. Doesn't care what I say or do. But I'll prove to her she can trust me. No matter what it takes, I will get her back. She'll forgive me. Even if she doesn't, she'll still be mine.
Life Plus One
Author: Rachel Robinson
Ben Brahms shed his glasses, gangly body, and a life long pact to attend an Ivy League college with his best friend the day the world took on a sinister hue. With his outward appearance matching his new career as a Navy SEAL, Ben is saving the world...literally, at the expense of everything he gave up. A whole life. Her.Harper Rosehall honors the pact. She takes on, and then dominates college on the opposite coast. Always the geek, and always behind socially-especially with men, she blossoms. With her moral compass guiding her, she finds herself drawn back to San Diego and all she left behind. Him. With memories from their pasts haunting every interaction and decision in their present-and future, their timing never seems to be quite right. A marriage.A baby.Nothing. Some friendships last the test of time, can Ben and Harper's stand the tests of life? Life doesn't care what you love, it takes it away anyways.
Author: Sienna Blake
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
My name is...was Dimitri Volkov. Until she broke me. The love of my life destroyed me. She filled me so full of bitter hatred, it is all that I taste. It's all I breathe. Five years I've worked for this moment. Five years I've dreamed of revenge. I will possess her. I will consume her. I will steal away everything she holds dear. Then when she needs me the most, when she is desperate, scared and alone like I was all those years ago... I will destroy her. Inspired by Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, this is a full-length standalone contemporary romance for adults.
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
In life and love, it's never too late for a second chance... As editor-in-chief of New York's leading fashion magazine, Fiona Monaghan was utterly content with her life, jetting back and forth between Manhattan and Europe-until the day John Anderson strolled into her office.A widower with two daughters, John was as conservative as Fiona was freewheeling, and was both amused and appalled by her world of high-strung designers, anorexic models, and Sir Winston, her snoring bulldog.But after Fiona impulsively invited John to the Paris couture shows, somewhere between the magic of the catwalk and the stroll along the Seine, she let him into her heart. Within weeks of their return to New York, John was making friends with Sir Winston - and Fiona was making room in her closets. A dazzling tale of modern misadventures, career-crossed relationships, the heady magic of instant attraction and the hope that comes when we dare to do it all over again...
Under the Stars
Author: Tia Louise
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Book #2 of the "Bright Lights" Duet by USA TODAY bestselling author Tia Louise. All around us was darkness and night... I'm not a hero. I'm a survivor. I had one way out, and I took it. Now all I want is peace, A place to pick up the pieces and start over. But she wants justice. Names on a list, faces in the crowd. I vowed to help her, but it's taking us back to the demons. Until he appeared. I thought he died in the fight. I was wrong. He's here. Stronger, more powerful... Sexier. And dangerous. The boy I loved is now the one man we have to fear most. When he tried to save me, he had no power. Now everything has changed, and he'll never stop until I'm his.