|After We Fall #1|
|June 20th 2016|
Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.
But I can’t resist.
The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.
He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.
I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.
It might be the biggest mistake of my life.
He says sheâs a nuisance. She thinks heâs a jerk. Together they might be the perfect match.Riordan Faraday is about to reach his breaking point. Heâs got art classes to teach, a needy mum to care for, and most importantly, a painting to finish. But without time or inspiration, he hasnât been able to paint a thing and itâs driving him mad. So when a silly American girl shows up on his doorstep with a wild proposal, he shoots her down perhaps a bit more harshly than she deservesâ¦but itâs for the best. He canât afford any more distractions at the moment, especially not beautiful brown-eyed ones.Samantha MeyerâSam, to her friendsâis on a mission to find her late grandmotherâs necklace. The long-lost piece of jewelry is the only thing she has left of Gram and Sam is determined to see that dream fulfilled before she returns home to New Jersey and takes up the reins of the family business. But she wasnât counting on a sexy, surly painter to stand in her way.One frustrated Irishman. One out-of-her-element American. They should have nothing in common, but each might be just what the other is looking forâ¦
Pushing Her Luck by Audra North was a really entertaining read.
|#1 Series #5|
|October 4th 2018|
|Landing a writing gig in Hollywood was just as difficult as becoming an actor, and something Claire Becker had learned the hard way.
Sure, she didn’t have to conform to ridiculous beauty standards and give up her love for raw cookie dough, but the sting of rejection burned all the same. The only things that kept her sane were her two amazing roommates and her guilty pleasure—writing fan-fiction.
Getting lost in her own world, she’d forget that she had yet to land her dream job, and instead spent time with her dream man—Nick Larsson. Well, at least in the literary sense. Too bad he wasn’t aware or an active participant—her fictional love life, outstanding.
Tall, good-looking and sexy beyond comprehension, Nick Larsson not only had a famous last name—and four equally smoldering brothers—but was talented beyond belief. A star on the rise with a critically acclaimed series, his body and face were what fantasy scripts—and dreams—were made of. Made for some pretty steamy writing opportunities too.
And yes, it was probably “wrong” for Claire to objectify him, but it wasn’t like anyone knew about it. Just her, and her two amazing, supportive roommates.
In a moment of unexplained insanity, one of them —or both, each as bad as the other—sent her latest installments to the man himself.
Cue panic of epic proportions.
All Claire needed to do was sneak into his apartment and retrieve the misappropriated story before Nick, or anyone else, read it and mistook her for a creepy stalker. Although, breaking and entering probably wouldn’t convince anyone to the contrary either.
Claire was going to get the best material of her life, or end up with a restraining order. Either way, the story was getting a hell of lot more interesting.
A beast, alone with the horrors of his past, the scar on his face a constant reminder of the man heâs become.A beauty, on the run with her life in a tailspin, finds herself on his doorstep seeking protection.Deeply misunderstood and dedicated to his life of brooding solitude, Maxwell Black is hesitant to let Elle McKellan into his home where his hideous secrets hide. But heâs unable to resist the allure of this desperate stranger. Soon the magnetism between them is undeniable, the temptation unbearable. Elle, reluctant to risk losing her heart to this dark and broken man, struggles against the sexual tension, only to surrender to the combustable heat between them. When Elleâs life catches up to her and threatens to tear them apart, Maxwell will protect the precious love heâs found by any brutal means necessary. Black is a sexy, modern spin on the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale and is intended for mature audiences.
I understand if you think I am spoiled â when I read a comparison in a blurb calling itself a âmodern spin on the Beauty and the Beast fairy taleâ that raises certain expectations in me.
|Combat Hearts #2
|January 24th 2017|
|From New York Times best-selling author Cristin Harber and Tarina Deaton comes an exciting collaboration…
Please, Jordan. It’s Emme.”
The last thing Major Jordan Grant expected was to be pulled off his unit’s deployment for a civilian mission. But when Titan calls, you answer — especially when the mission is to rescue the younger sister of your childhood best friend.
Moments away from death, NGO nurse Emme France could only pray for a miracle. The last person she expected to see in the smoke and dust was Jordan Grant, her teenage crush and litmus test of all the men she’d dated ever since.
Lying low at Titan’s exotic Abu Dhabi headquarters while the media furor around her rescue settles, Emme and Jordan explore a mutual attraction that is no longer young and innocent. Days in the desert paradise ignite desire and blur reality…until they return home, where Jordan rejoins his deployed unit and Emme is left alone to reevaluate her life and priorities.
Their passion was forged in the fires of combat. Will the home fires be enough to keep the burn alive?
Once, the only thing that mattered to me was footballâtraining, playing, and earning my place on the best team at every level. I had it all, and I threw it away with a semester of drugs, alcohol, and pissing off anyone who tried to stop me. Now Iâm suspended from the team, on house arrest, and forced to spend a semester at home to get my shit together. The cherry on my fuckup sundae? Sleeping in the room next to mine is my best friendâs girl, Mia Mendezâthe only woman Iâve ever loved and a reminder of everything I regret.Iâm not sure if having Mia so close will be heaven or hell. Sheâs off-limitsâand not just because sheâs working for my dad. Her heart belongs to someone else. But since the accident that killed her brother and changed everything, she walks around like a zombie, shutting out her friends and ignoring her dreams. Weâre both broken, numb, and stuck in limbo.Until I break my own rules and touch her. Until she saves me from my nightmares by climbing into my bed. Until the only thing I want more than having Mia for myself is to protect her from the truth. I canât rewrite the past, but I refuse to leave her heart in the hands of fate. For this girl, Iâd climb into the sky and rearrange the stars.
Spinning Out (The Blackhawk Boys #1) by Lexi Ryan was a good start into a new series. It was my first book by this author and I liked it.
| Upson Downs #1
|December 4th 2015|
|A BBW artist + a billionaire bear shifter who’s lost his memory + a mysterious murder plot = an explosive romance!
Curvy small-town painter Kesley Enkel loves her meddling family and her close-knit town of secret shifters, but is unlucky in love—until handsome billionaire Jameson walks into her life.
After the mysterious crash of his private plane, Jameson Dandridge III has no memory of his previous life. All the amnesiac bear shifter knows is that someone is trying to kill him. He plans to lie low in a peaceful small town while he figures out who he is and who wants him dead. Then he spots Kelsey. And while Jameson isn’t sure of anything else, his bear is certain that the curvy artist is his mate.
From heart-pounding battles to sizzling encounters under the stars, Jameson and Kesley fall headfirst into passion when they team up to fight Jameson’s enemies. Together they struggle to recover his memory and find out who is trying to kill him before the entire town goes up in flames. Which will win: danger or love?
This is a sizzling hot, standalone BBW bear shifter romance. No cliffhangers
Rocking The Pop Star, #1
|Fated for the Dragon|
|Lost Dragons #2
|February 18th 2018|
|A curvy scientist on a mission + a reclusive billionaire dragon shifter + a powerful enemy bent on revenge = one heart-pounding romance!
All his life, Isaak Vallas has been tormented by the beast that lives inside him. Desperate, he retreats to his private island, hiding away from the world in fear that his dragon will slip his control and hurt someone. But when a curvy beauty breaks into his self-imposed isolation, Isaak just might have found the one person who can calm his beast and heal the conflict inside his tortured soul.
Bird scientist Josie Torres isn’t sure what to expect when her search for the world’s rarest bird leads her to a seemingly idyllic Greek island, especially when the locals try to warn her away. Sun, sand, and surf tempt her to let her hair down, but the greatest temptation of all comes in the form of a sexy mystery man with blazing green eyes, an athlete’s body, and a family secret that could threaten them both.
Is Isaak truly the island’s monster, or merely the victim of a much greater evil? As an implacable enemy closes in on them both, Josie and Isaak must work together to untangle the secrets of Isaak’s past before he loses his mind – and his life.
Combining romance, action and a whole world of discovery, Fated for the Dragon will delight fans of TS Joyce, Terry Bolryder, and Harmony Raines. Pick up this steamy, action-packed standalone BBW interracial romance today! No cliffhangers!
There are books that can be read as standalone â those that should be read as standalone (yes even in a series those exist) and than there are books like “Play Your Heart Out” by Crystal Kaswell.