For Charlotte Ann-Marie Hightower, living with her best friend, applying for a Personal Assistant job at Alex Porter Industries and enjoying all that Southern California had to offer was enough to scab over the tragic truth of her past. Little did she know that Alex Porter, a sexy billionaire entrepreneur, would turn everything on its axis.
Alex comes with his own past of tragic regret that often causes his desire for complete control in all areas of his life. However, with one look from the fiery haired daydreamer, everything changed for him too.
Now Charlotte finds herself facing the deepest darkest aspects of the past while Alex refuses to do the same. The question becomes, can they save each other from a past that quickly becomes their present?
“The chemistry literally drips from the pages as you get into the complex, yet sizzling relationship between Alex and Charlotte.” – Author Janea Keyes
“Honestly, this was one of my favorite books to read in a very long time!” – Reader Review
“Shannon did a wonderful job with her descriptive language with her premier novel.” – Reader Review
Well, my name is Shannon. I live with my wonderful husband Vaughn and I read. Like a lot. From May 2015- January 2016 I’ve ready over 250 books. I decided I’d give this writing thing a try. I’ve always loved to write short stories but the challenge of a book seemed a bit daunting to me. Be gentle with me. I try my best, but please give me any criticism you can. I would love to make this a full time thing! Love you all and thanks for reading!
Fall in love—check.
Get engaged and plan a perfect wedding—check and check.
Find my fiancé with another woman—I never thought I’d check that off the list, yet here I am, putting a giant “X” in that box just months before we take our sacred vows.
When I see Derek Turner—a sexy homicide detective I’ve run into a few times before—walking along the beach, I’m not sure if he’s stalking me or if it’s fate. Dark and brooding with a past he refuses to talk about, Derek is the last thing I need…but is exactly what I want.
But when what started off as a rebound turns into something more, something neither of us can deny, I’m left with love’s greatest irony: finding the right person at the worst possible time.
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His right hand slides away from the wall and comes to rest on my waist. He presses his forehead against mine and sighs. “Pink. It had to be fucking pink.”
The hotness of his breath shoots fire through my entire body. I feel the friction from my chest all the way down to my toes.
Oh no! I’m being sucked in again. I shake my head back and forth. Nothing about Jeremy is safe. I need to snap out of it. He’s trouble. Heartbreak. Wrapped in a tight black t-shirt. One that’s showing off every flex of his firm, toned muscles—muscles that I want to feel move underneath my fingers.
“Fuck.” He smacks his hand against the wall next to my head, shocking me out of my haze. “You need to be careful.”
“I have been. I take the gun you gave me everywhere I go.”
“No.” His hands grip the sides of my thighs, just under my scar, wrapping my legs around his waist. His body pushes into mine, pinning me up against the wall. The roughness of his jeans digs into the skin of my inner thighs. I can feel his erection pressing against my panties, hitting me right in my core where I want him—need him. His lips graze against mine as he speaks. “You need to be careful of me.”
Christine Besze is a writer, reader, mother, wife, and lover of all things wine. She lives in her own world of crazy most days, because the voices inside her head hold some great conversation. When she does have to come back to reality and act like an actual grown-up, she spends her time with her handsome hubby Z, their two gorgeous gingers and their mini-herd of German Shepherds. Born in sunny Southern California, she recently made the big leap with her family to the East Coast and couldn’t be happier. You’ll still find her in flip-flops—with a full glass of wine—all year round.
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
“Appealing protagonists, a heartwarming relationship, and descriptions so vivid one can feel the steamy heat and the river mud between their toes make this a perfect, lazy summer read.” ~Library Journal
“Do you like small town romances that avoid saccharine and surrender to real? Read this book!” ~Fresh Fiction
“Equal parts funny, romantic and sexy. It had a little bit of everything that I love in a romance.” ~5 stars from Wishful Miss Book Reviews
Beautifully Decadent by L.A. Fiore
Released: June 28, 2016
Rafe McKenzie’s world shattered at nine when his father Liam—the only parent he knew—was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he’s restoring and a tight circle of friends. He’s even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past.
Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover’s new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she’s not at all what he’s expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn’t take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they’ll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who’s pulling the strings before his world shatters again.
“Another incredible masterpiece from L.A. Fiore.” – IScream Books
“I simply connect with this author’s style of writing and the witty and passionate romances that she pens.” – Reader Review
“LA Fiore has a way of writing magic on the page.” – Novel in Heels
Leslie has been blown away by the support of her readers, appreciating every message, review, and encouraging word she’s received over the past year. She looks forward to continuing this journey with them for years to come.
LOVE NEVER FADES . . .
LOVE NEVER FADES . . .
been a long time since widow Fia Thomas felt the spark of physical attraction.
But from the moment she meets Elliot Ross one stormy night, she yearns for a
fresh start, for him to make her feel whole and well again. With his broad
shoulders and a warm smile crinkling his dark eyes, he could finally offer her
the solace she’s been seeking. And she’s willing to give him anything in return
. . . except a promise that could break his heart.
that Elliot is out of the Army, he’s looking for a place to call home.
Tallgrass was just a stop to stretch his legs, yet one look at Fia halts him in
his tracks. In her sweet, sassy company, he finds the soul mate he never
thought he’d have. But Fia is holding something back-something that keeps her
from making any plans. Elliot’s new mission: gain Fia’s trust…and convince
her that summer’s end can mean a new beginning.
Pappano is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly
eighty books. She has made regular appearances on bestseller lists and has
received recognition for her work in the form of numerous awards. Though her
husband’s Navy career took them across the United States, he and Ms. Pappano
now live in Oklahoma high on a hill that overlooks her hometown. They have one
son and daughter-in-law, an adorable grandson, and a pack of mischievous dogs.