Weekly Releases for the week of June 16th, 2020

The Player Next Door by K.A. Tucker

From the international bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Ten Tiny Breaths comes a new second-chance, hate-to-love romance.

Scarlet Reed has returned to Polson Falls, convinced that twelve years away is long enough to shed her humiliating childhood identity as the town harlot’s daughter. With a teaching job secured and an adorable fixer-upper to call home, things in her life are finally looking up.

That is, until she finds out that Shane Beckett lives next door.

Shane Beckett, the handsome and charismatic high school star quarterback who smashed her heart. The lying, cheating player who was supposed to be long gone, living the pro football dream and fooling women into thinking he’s Prince Charming. Shane Beckett, who is as attractive as ever and flashing his dimples at her as if he has done no wrong.

Scarlet makes it abundantly clear that old wounds have not been forgotten. Neighbors they may be, but friends they most certainly are not. She won’t allow herself to fall for the single father and firefighter again, no matter how many apologies he offers, how many times he rushes to her aid, or how hard he makes her heart pound.

But as she spends more time with him, she begins to fear that maybe she’s wrong. Maybe Shane has changed.
And maybe this time she’s the one playing herself—out of a chance at true happiness.

Collection: A Jonathan and Monica Shorts Anthology by C.D. Reiss

An extensive collections of Jonathan and Monica scenes and outtakes with brand-new material.

ALL NEW STORY – NEVER BEFORE SEEN OR PUBLISHED!
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Jonathan hasn’t seen Monica in weeks, and he has plans for her body. But with their sweet little toddler’s ballet recital happening in just a few hours, when can a daddy carve out some time to make his wife scream?

FIRST MORNING:
What was on Jonathan’s mind the morning after his first night with Monica? What was he talking to Jessica about on the phone? Find out in this scene from his POV.

A VALENTINE
After the events of Sing, Jonathan arranges a special Valentine’s Day for Monica, and just about everything goes wrong.

LOVE NOTE
Monica’s been a bad, bad girl, and Jonathan puts into writing exactly how he’s going to punish her.

TWITTER CHAT
A live Twitter exchange from 2013–Monica’s on her way home and Jonathan tweets something so filthy she has a hard time staying good until she sees him.

BREATHE
This novella has some of Jonathan and Monica’s roughest encounters–because that’s how they like it.

BEAT
Developed from the Cocktales anthology story, we check in with Antonio and Theresa, and follow Jonathan and Monica across Europe for a very important appointment. If you’ve wanted to see a more long-term HEA for the Drazens, this is the ending you’ve been waiting for!

BONUS OF A BONUS
QUARANTINE COUPLES
Flash fiction of how my favorite couples are getting it on during the 2020 lockdowns. Includes Jonathan and Monica, as well as Antonio and Theresa, Gabriel and Carrie, and smoking-hot stories with Caden and Greysen, and Adam and Diana.

Hooking Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Anna McAlister needs a new life. But that doesn’t mean she needs a new man. After leaving her fiancé and Chicago behind, she promises herself no dating until she finds what she’s looking for. But meeting one seriously hot and determined detective has her questioning herself.

Calvin Miller is that detective, and he’s been burned by women in the past. It’s easy for him to sleep alone and focus on his work, but the moment he lays eyes on Anna, he starts imagining sexy nights with her wrapped in his sheets. Maybe it’s time to get back out there.

But just as the attraction between them begins to sizzle, Anna’s past shows up to create trouble. And to make matters worse, a string of murders forces Calvin to juggle his new relationship and his career. His worst fear? That the two are somehow connected.

Can they find love together, or will her past and his duty sink their hopes?

Fifth a Fury by Pepper Winters

“There was a beginning once. A beginning that started with being sold to a monster I fell for.
There was an ending once. An ending that came cloaked in bloodshed and fury.”

Eleanor Grace is a simple mortal who has the power to topple a god. She captured his heart, fed him a different future, and fought for a fantasy that wasn’t make-believe but destiny.

Sully Sinclair is a man masquerading as a monster. He let down his shields and allowed a goddess to show him a simpler path. However, neither of them could predict the war that was coming, nor the toll it would take.

A fated romance.
A fight that will finish in tears.
The age-old battle of good versus evil.

The Dare by Elle Kennedy

College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no.

The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class.

Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties…and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop—rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy.

Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes.

But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see.

And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.

Hard Pass by Sara Ney

“Hard pass.”

That’s what the last girl I slept with said when she got her first sober glimpse of me. She laughed, walked out of my penthouse—and I never saw her again. It doesn’t matter that I’m a rich, professional athlete; what mattered was my face. 

Beauty might only be skin deep for some—but I know better.

“Pay up.” 

That’s what the last girl I spoke to said over the phone when I made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. Desperate to sell a set of rare baseball cards, she’s clever and entertaining. I’m instantly smitten, but nowhere ready to reveal myself. Thank god she has no idea who I am—or what I look like.

I’m a professional athlete–how hard can playing the love game be?

Faked by Karla Sorensen

Every action has a consequence, and Claire Ward knows it. And yet, even knowing that her decision to swap places with her identical twin sister, Lia, for a night could be disastrous, she still does it.

Why?

Because it will give her an evening with the man she’s been crushing on for years, Lia’s best friend, Finn.

Miss Straight A Student has thought through all the angles, and knows the risk is worth it. And everything would have been fine, if Finn had been the one to show up at her door.

But it wasn’t.

Bauer Davis— Finn’s half brother and his exact opposite in just about every definable category is the one waiting for her instead. A professional snowboarder, Bauer is covered in ink, full of attitude, and has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mt. Olympus. The kind of bad boy that Claire has never been attracted to before.

Now the good girl is with the wrong brother for a night, and when the consequence is that they have to pretend to be together for an event, it’s nothing she could have predicted. But maybe, just maybe, what makes Bauer so bad, is exactly what Claire needs.

Carried Away by P. Dangelico

Carrie Anderson––truth seeker, storyteller, journalist-at-large––is bad at social media and great at getting herself into trouble.

When she’s fired from her dream job for an ill-advised tweet, she has no other choice but to return to the small town where she grew up with her head hung low.

It’s temporary after all. She can work at her family’s bed and breakfast, shore up her finances, and get back to her life and her home in Los Angeles.

There’s only one not-so-little problem…the grouchy ex-NHL star making her rethink what home means.

Jake Turner––great at hockey, bad at people––is not a happy man.

Haunted by his past, all he wants is to disappear into obscurity, to get away from the scrutiny of the press he’s been under since turning pro at nineteen. But when the press finds him, disappearing is no longer an option.

Worse yet, the same journalist he’s trying to avoid is making him reconsider whether being forgotten is what he really wants.

Starting Point by Elle Aycart

After years of waging a losing battle, Megan’s resigned herself to kicking the bucket.

Discovering that the rural retreat of her childhood is now a crazy town full of Doomsday Preppers is a surprise, but whatever. It’s as good a place as any to wait for the end of her world. If the universe would be so kind as to send a hunk to make the transition bearable, she’d be good to go.

Alec can’t believe the woman he just rescued is the same girl who saved him all those years ago, when he was nothing but an angry street thug. She’s not the doe-eyed teenager he crushed on so sweetly, but she still draws him like a magnet, and by God that he’s not going to allow fate to take her away a second time.

Megan was Alec’s starting point. Now they’ve come full circle- and he vows to be hers.

A Little Bit Wicked by Melissa Foster (Live 6.17)

What do a cocky biker and a businesswoman who has sworn off dating bad boys have in common? According to Chloe Mallery, not much.

Justin came into the Wicked family after a harsh upbringing by a thieving father. He’s gone through a lot to become a true Wicked, and he’s made them proud. Now he’s ready to show the woman he loves exactly what type of man he is. But Chloe has worked hard to move past her difficult upbringing, and she’s wary of getting involved with a man who looks like he’s walked right out of it. When tragedy strikes, will their trying pasts draw them together, or will Justin’s protective nature be too much for Chloe’s independent heart to accept?

Buckle up for a spectacular ride, and fall in love with Justin and Chloe, in A Little Bit Wicked, a fun, sexy standalone romance.

Kitty Valentine Dates A Doctor by Jillian Dodd (Live 6.18)

Six years ago, Kitty Valentine took the book world by storm when her sweet debut romance hit number one on the New York Times Best Sellers List, which was followed by a string of successful releases.
Her latest novel, however, totally bombs, causing her editor to suggest she write much sexier books.
To Kitty, writing smut is the literary equivalent of stripping.
But with no advance coming in and her royalties dipping to an all-time low, Kitty has no choice.
Armed with a hot-guy spinning prize wheel, made by her best friend, listing all the different types of men she will date and then write about, Kitty will be spinning–not stripping–her way back onto the best-sellers list.

* Doctor romance
* Hot neighbor
* Laugh out loud funny
* Standalone
* Fast-paced, easy read

Letting Go by L.A. Fiore (Live 6.19)

I met Brock Callahan at eleven, fell in love at fifteen and lost him at eighteen.
One moment, one single instance can change the course of your life, but I picked myself up, brushed myself off, and took that first step knowing it would be the hardest.
Years later, tired of existing but not living, I quit my job in Manhattan, sold my condo and moved to a log cabin in Wyoming.
When I wake in the bed of Killian Reid, mistaken for a one-night stand, I never imagined I’d fall for the man.
But I did.
Not at first; a slow fall, so gradual I didn’t realize I was no longer falling. I’d been given a second chance at a happily ever after.
And then Brock Callahan walks back into my life.

NOTE: This is not a love triangle. It’s a second chance romance with a twist



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