Weekly Releases for the week of December 16th, 2020

Dream Chaser by Kristen Ashley

Ryn Jansen has dreams of a simpler life, but as simple as her dreams are, they seem destined to stay out of reach when family obligations take all her time and money. When Boone Sadler, the man she can’t stop thinking about, steps in and shares she’s being conned, Ryn isn’t thrilled with the news that people she loves are taking advantage of her. And she’s less thrilled that Boone is the one who investigated her family behind her back. Because Boone might be gorgeous and protective and the kind of guy to meet her every need, in life . . . and other places, but he’s also the one man she won’t let herself have.

Boone Sadler knows Ryn has issues with trust and that her family’s betrayal will come as one heartbreak too many. But Boone is a man who goes after what he wants, and what he wants is to earn Ryn’s trust. When Ryn says she’s survived too many heartbreaks to set herself up for another loss, Boone realizes Ryn’s isn’t the only heart that will break if their romance is cut short by fear. To have a future together, they’ll both have to open their hearts – and put their trust in each other.

About Tomorrow by Abbi Glines

The first lie I told myself was that he was just an old friend. I wish it had been the only lie because the other lies would destroy us all.

I close my eyes as I hear him speak. I take one very long and deep breath hoping to calm the immediate butterflies that take flight in my stomach and hope to slow down the racing of my heart. The voice was slightly deeper but the timbre was one that was achingly familiar.

My actions did little to help, but then who was I kidding? A deep breath wasn’t going to fix the effect he had on me and my body’s inevitable reaction. Even the memories that would forever haunt me couldn’t keep my emotions from triggering at the nearness of him once again.

I used to pray that I’d find the strength to move on from him, from the pain that the end carried, from the emptiness in my chest, but ultimately move on from—the loss of Creed Sullivan and the death of his sister, Cora.

The Sullivans had been the best part of my summers in New England.

Deep down, I always knew my ache for all that I had lost was the reason I returned…

But I hadn’t expected to see him again—especially not like this.

This Much is True by Tia Louise

Hope

I blame the alcohol.

I lost my restaurant business, was forced to sell my dad’s cherished 1967 Chevy Impala, and I got a little drunk.

Now I’m waking up with the hottest, angriest guy I’ve ever seen, speeding down the highway like a bat out of hell.

Ice-blue eyes hit mine with stomach-clenching force…

And he swerves onto the shoulder, ready to kick me out.

Needless to say, our romance doesn’t start out sweet.

J.R.

Two years ago, I hugged my little boy goodbye and told him I’d be right back.

Next thing I knew, I was arrested and sent to prison for a crime I didn’t commit.

Until they let me out early…

Now I’m headed home to confront the man who put me away.

A lie put me behind bars, and I’m ready to find the truth.

I don’t have time for a sexy girl with pale blonde hair and bright blue eyes stowed away on the backseat of my new car.

My mission is to get my son back and clear my name.

Love is not on the agenda.

It never is, though, is it?

(THIS MUCH IS TRUE is a single-dad, opposites attract, stand-alone romance. No cheating. No cliffhangers.)

Mall I Want for Christmas is You by Sarah Robinson

From Bah Humbug to Santa Baby, this standalone holiday novella is full of ho, ho, oh no…

Single mom Chrissy Eve is struggling to make ends meet selling pretzels at the Yule Heights Shopping Mall. All this mama wants is a silent night, but when her seven-year-old asks the mall Santa to teach his mom to drive a sleigh, she finds herself in knots over the man in red.

Dash Winters is the last person she needs pulling her reins. She has a son to think about and a “seasonal romance” with someone who gets paid to lie to kids once a year is not going to jolly her holly.

But the more she gets to know the Santa with a six-pack, the more Chrissy realizes she can’t judge a book by its cover… or a Santa by his suit!

Silver Lining by Skye Warren

Elijah North has survived starvation and torture. Now he faces his darkest challenge: the possibility of life without Holly Frank. The woman he loves hangs in the balance. The family he found mourns in the distance. And the future he built crumbles in the wind.

SILVER LINING is the final book in Elijah and Holly’s story!

New Year’s Steve by Sara Ney & M.E. Carter

In the game of Online Dating, names can be deceiving…

CEO Harrison Steven McGinnis is incognito. Better to use a fake name while online dating when money, connections, and his famous company are on the line.

To save himself from the gold diggers of the world, he hides his face and changes his name to Steve, and still manages to make an amazing connection with a woman named Felicity.

New Year? New boyfriend?
Accountant Felicity Thompson is working late. Committed to meeting her year-end goal, she isn’t leaving her desk until the job is done. Her reward? A date with Steve.

If only the light above her desk would stop flashing, and the run-in with the mega-hot maintenance man would stop making her squirm in her desk chair.

Suddenly, work is taking longer to finish and her date with Steve? Doesn’t feel so exciting. Not when she can’t get her mind off of Harry.

Can her New Year’s Eve be saved?

And who will be waiting for her when the ball drops at mid night?

Bailed Out by Rebecca Zanetti

The Past Never Stays Buried

Anna Albertini is settling into a routine while ignoring the fact that the blue-eyed Irishman she’d allowed into her bed has up and disappeared on her. Two weeks without a phone call is no big deal, but still. With her hottie Italian boss goofing up the prosecuting attorney’s office, she at least has something to fix. Until she appears in court, across from her sister Tessa’s dirtbag ex. Then she has a mission.

Unfortunately, Anna isn’t the only person who wants the ex put behind bars…or in the ground. Which is not a problem until she and a local cop find the ex-boyfriend deader than dead…with both her sister and Aiden standing over the body.

As a prosecuting attorney, it’s Anna’s job to build a case against Tessa and Aiden. As a sister, it’s SO her job to get Tess out of this mess. As Aiden’s…what? Lover—girlfriend—friend from the past—it’s Anna’s job to figure out who the heck he really is. She has to dig out the truth, regardless of her ambitious boss or the cranky cop trying to thwart her every move. Sometimes a woman has to take matters into her own hands, regardless of the consequences.

Hard Pursuit by Pamela Clare

She walked away once…

When ER nurse Kristi Chang met former Army Ranger Malik Jones in Antarctica eighteen months ago, they agreed to sex with no strings. She had no idea that Malik would turn out to be the most fun she’d ever had. Or that a big, bad soldier could be so sweet. Or that she would still be thinking of him more than a year later. Now working with an international aid organization in Nigeria, Kristi regrets letting him go. When gunmen suddenly attack and tear her from her medical unit and force her at gunpoint to care for their leader, she knows she’ll have to use her wits if she wants to stay alive. She warns her captors that she’s married to a Ranger named Malik who will kill any man who touches her. If only that were true…

Now he’ll do anything to free her…

Malik hasn’t forgotten a single incredible moment he spent with Kristi. When he gets the news that she’s been abducted, he is gutted and wants to get Cobra’s guns into the fight to free her. A veteran of more than a few rescues, he knows only too well how brutal captivity can be for a woman and wants to get her out of there as soon as possible. But the State Department decides to let local authorities handle the situation and gives Cobra a different assignment, leaving Malik no choice but to quit the job he loves to go after Kristi himself. But locating her in an area bigger than the state of Texas and freeing her from a band of ruthless killers by himself isn’t going to be easy.

But the threat is greater than they realize…

When Malik appears out of nowhere and saves her life, Kristi thinks she’s dreaming. As she recovers from her ordeal, the heat between them once again flares into passion. This time, however, it’s not just about lust and physical pleasure. Their hearts are on the line. But in rescuing Kristi, Malik has kicked the proverbial hornet’s nest, unleashing the wrath of a ruthless criminal organization bent on revenge. It will take all of their strength and skill to survive—and turn this second chance at romance into the love of a lifetime.

When He’s Bad by Lisa Renee Jones

The second book in a Walker Security trilogy featuring Adrian Mack…

He was dirty. That’s how Priscilla met him. She was all about just how dirty he was and, in fact, had to be. Now, he’s just plain bad. When you cross a man like Adrian Mack, you find out just how bad he can be. Priscilla started out as an enemy, became a lover, and now, she is his obsession.

Lies. Secrets. Enemies that appear they are friends. The passion and danger just won’t stop coming.

Adrian’s Trilogy:
When He’s Dirty (book one)
When He’s Bad (book two)
When He’s Wild (book three)

The Ahern Brothers Collection by Claudia Burgoa (Live 12.16)

Enjoy this collection of steamy romances now!

Stories included:
Begin with Me
Back to You
Once Upon A Holiday

PLUS bonus content.

The Ahern Brothers contains one duet and one full-length, standalone romance holiday.

The Relationship Pact by Meghan Quinn (Live 12.17)

How hard can it be?

That was the question rolling around Larissa Mason’s mind just before she asked Hollis Hudson to be her fake boyfriend.
It was only supposed to be for five minutes, after all.

Granted, that was also before she felt his hand on the small of her back as he charmed the heck out of her family.

And it was definitely before she saw the football god shirtless. Otherwise, she would’ve had an idea of just how hard some things could be.

It turns out that pretending to be in love with a crazily handsome, somewhat enigmatic, and absolutely unforgettable tight end (that has an amazing tight end) is easy.

Reminding herself that just because opposites attract doesn’t mean they’re forever is much harder.

What they have isn’t love—it’s a relationship pact. Right?

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Relationship Pact is a fun and flirty college sports romance with lots of heart. No cliffhanger.

Other interconnected standalone books in this series:
The Revenge Pact by Ilsa Madden-Mills
The Romantic Pact by Meghan Quinn

Good with His Hands by Lauren Blakely & Lili Valente (Live 12.18)

I’m the wrong guy for her.
She’s sunshine and cherry pie. I’m whiskey and fast cars. I’m also keeping one hell of a secret from the woman I’ve wanted for years.
But when I find a list my sister left behind for Ruby, I’ve got no choice but to offer the sexy, big-hearted girl next door both a road trip and a chance.
A chance to discover how big she can dream.
And if some of those dreams play out in the bedroom? Well, there’s nothing wrong with a few — okay, several — hot nights together as we hit the beach, visit old stomping grounds, and test all sorts of limits, in and out of the sheets.
Seven days, then I’m off, moving across the country, far away from her.
No way can things get complicated in a week. Ruby and I aren’t the kind of dream that has a shot of coming true.
Especially once she learns what I’ve done.

GOOD WITH HIS HANDS is a sexy standalone romance in the Good in Bed series!

The Office Party by Whitney G. (Live 12.18)

I can’t believe that I pulled my boss’s name for our company’s annual Secret Santa tradition…

As the devil incarnate, this infuriating, cocky bastard never gives us the holidays off, and he honestly expects us to be grateful for his generous alternative: The Office Party.

It’s a mandatory, all-expenses paid trip for two weeks at a surprise luxury resort—where we still have to work twelve to fifteen hours a day.

I’m so over this…

So, I put zero percent effort into his gift. I tear the tag off whatever my sister gifts me, add a five-dollar Amazon gift card, and hand it off to him.

It’s not until my sister sends me a text that I realize how terrible of a decision that was.

Georgia: Why haven’t you sent me a ‘LOL’ about the brand-new vibrator I got you? I really do hope that you use your boss’s face as a muse, like my note says. 🙂

If that’s not bad enough, this year’s “luxury trip” will be in my hometown–the place I’ve avoided for years. At the resort that my grandmother owns…

If the universe gets me out of this, I will never ‘regift’ anything ever again…


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