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I don’t believe in love at first sight. Why would I? I’m a doctor. I base most of the decisions I make on clear scientifically proven facts. And I’m smart. Too smart to fall for the drop-dead-gorgeous Sweetheart that just happens to be in a bar I walk into. But then tachycardia kicks in. My palms get all sweaty. I’m frozen to the very spot where I am standing. Shit, what’s wrong with me?

Is it a heart attack? My lungs working properly? Because I’m not the sort of man who falls for pretty faces. Not anymore.

So why is she looking at me like she feels it too?

Life in the small town of Athens is easy, safe, and predictable. It’s everything Adrian wants in her life. Madison has 4,724 reasons to leave Athens as soon as she can. Life in a small town isn’t for everyone yet sometimes it’s difficult to escape. The two new adult friends are making the most of the first year after high school. The always in control Adrian dreams of owning her own business, falling in love, and raising a family all in Athens. Will her dreams of small-town life fall into place? Madison and Hamilton leave for college in the fall. Although on different paths neither plans to return to life in Athens. Will one-night derail Madison’s way out?

From bad boy to baby daddy?

Billionaire Maxwell Banks enjoyed his single life. Until a blast from his past shows up on his doorstep with a daughter he didn’t know he had. Now he is forced to become a father overnight and he has no idea what he’s doing. Can he change to become the role model she needs?

Alyssa Miller is the kind of person that helps out when she's asked. And right now, Peyton needs her. Maxwell has no idea how to be a dad and Alyssa is practically Peyton's Godmother. So she'll work a little magic and help the two of them figure it out. Until she starts to fall for Maxwell...

The only way to find out if it's more than a crush is to get past their own limits and open their hearts to one another. But can they do that, when Peyton's happiness is on the line?

A new inspirational Christian romance by Amazon best selling author Lorana Hoopes, this story focuses on second chances and trusting God to bring the right people into your life at the right time. Follow the journey by clicking the button above.

A secret billionaire finds the one thing he can't buy with money

Kelsey
I worked my ass off, scraping and clawing to get where I am, conquering life on my own. But now a mysterious, mouth-watering man threatens to take it all away from me... and steal my heart at the same time.

Eric
I learned years ago to not let feelings for a woman get in the way of building wealth. My next real estate conquest was within sight... until I met her. Young, gorgeous, smart... I was smitten. It seemed impossible to claim both. But I'm a man who gets what he wants.

The Billionaire's Curvy Librarian is a steamy, sweet, safe, short romance novella that can be read as a standalone. No cliffhangers, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA between an older, obsessed alpha male and his younger plus-size woman. A perfect short read for that lunch break, train ride or the one hour the kids are napping.

(Available on Kindle Unlimited)

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Hot Shot firefighters are brave. They battle forest fires on the ground with little more than shovels and chainsaws. It’s physical work and a young man’s game. But there comes a time when youth gives way to maturity, when priorities shift, and the door opens to love. The Mountain Firefighter series follows four firefighting friends as they grow, change, and transition to their thirties – although they might never truly settle down!

His job or his family…
Jackson Garrett is a Hot Shot, one of an elite team who fights forest fires. More than once he’s saved the lives of the people on his crew. And more than once, Jackson knows the reason he’s made it out alive is Lexie – his good luck charm and one true love.

A marriage in peril…
Lexie Garrett doesn’t feel as if she ever had a husband. With Jackson always away, she’s practically raised their daughter alone. There’s no doubt Lexie loves Jackson. But will he be there for her the way he says he will? Now and forever?

A traditional, clean romance with no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after.

$10 million for being a fake-princess for one year. Done deal – I mean, what could possibly go wrong? As it turns out, quite a lot.

After a ONS with an incredibly hot guy on St. Patrick’s Day, I wake up in his hotel room the next morning. When he tells me that he’s an heir to the throne, I’m stunned. Even more so when he asks me to be his fake princess. Because if Liam wants to inherit the throne, he has to be married by the age of 40. And he’s running out of time, because his birthday will be in a few months. So he offers me the incredible sum of $10 million to become his wife and fake being princess until his succession to the throne becomes final.

Aside from the money Liam is charming, gorgeous and above all – great in the sack. What girl hasn't always dreamed of being a princess? So I say yes and leave my fashion job in New York behind. But life in a royal family is by no means a fairy tale. Nobody can find out that there is a contract between us, but people are suspicious, starting with my beastly mother-in-law. Between the paparazzi stalking us and other family intrigues - slowly but surely my life becomes a nightmare.

And as if that's not enough, I’m getting morning sickness. A pregnancy test later I know that a little prince or princess is growing inside me... I guess now is not the best time to ask Liam to terminate the contract?

Karen:

My family is in financial ruins so when billionaire Damien offers me a deal of a lifetime I can’t refuse.

Damien:

I need to marry to get my inheritance. I’ve set my sights on Karen who I believe to be money hungry and easy. For me, this will be sheer pleasure.

But the cost of the marriage to Karen proves to be far higher than I am willing to pay. What price can you put on love?

This is a Steamy, Dark, short Story Romance. No Cliffhangers. This is the first story in the Dark Billionaire Series. If you love short romances with steamy love scenes, and a gritty story, then this one is for you.

I, Kelly, am a small-town girl and love my small-town world. I get to work with two amazing, entrepreneur women. One makes wine, the other makes furniture, and I help to sell it all. On a sad, lonely night I bought myself a Cricut machine and haven’t looked back. Now people call me the Cricut Queen. I even have a YouTube channel with a few thousand followers. Some friends and family can’t grasp my need to stay busy. Nights can be very lonely and quiet.
A night of Karaoke changes everything.

Kirk draws me in at hello and I don’t want to look away. He's everything a girl could want. Nice, funny, could dance alongside the boys in Magic Mike. Yes, that hot. He is also very good with his hands and offers to help fix my leaking basement with his cousin. A friendship is born.

Love is a touchy subject, but a relationship can’t be ignored.

Between my crazy girlfriends, a budding relationship, and a jealous woman, this decade is starting off on a wild ride. The real question is: who will make it to the end?

A suspense-filled, dark romance set within the beautifully eternal backdrop of Rome, Italy is where two broken souls, Milano and Veronica, find one another. A journey of love and darkness entwined as they attempt to fill the void in their hearts.

Will they heal their hearts or will they break them?

Veronica, adopted by her aunt Henrietta in her early childhood, knows nothing about her biological parents and lives solely for her. After finishing her penultimate fourth year at the university, she craves an escape from her mundane, everyday life and from her so-called friends who were nothing but tormentors. Aunt Henrietta gifts her a much-needed vacation—a trip to Italy which promises to be her best holiday ever.

When Veronica arrives in Rome, Italy, she meets the young Milano Veneziani, who seems like a kind man at first. She doesn’t know anything about his dark past or present and what tomorrow promises, but it doesn’t stop her from beginning a passionate affair with him, quickly realizing that she is falling in love.

First mistake was falling for him. Second mistake was sleeping with him. Third mistake was getting pregnant... Did I mention he was my boss too?

Falling in love wasn't part of the plan. I was simply supposed to bartend and scope the place out. Until I got between the sheets with the pub owner, Patrick. My boss was wicked hot. I held out as long as I could. But eventually we couldn’t avoid it anymore. Our passion was explosive. And that forbidden act changed everything. I wasn’t supposed to end up in his bed. Or carry his child.

I have to keep it a secret. I had to run. Years later, my little boy needs a kidney, And I’m not a match. I’m forced to return to Boston and tell Patrick he has a son. The man I loved. The man I left. Who has no idea he’s a daddy. He’ll hate me. But he’s our son’s only hope.

What if he’s my only chance, too? What if he could forgive me and we could be together? It may be too much to hope for, but Patrick is the love of my life. No one else could ever take his place. The place I’ve been saving for him all this time.

When Clayton is offered his family business, his initial excitement is weighed down by overwhelming worry. Keeping it in the family has always been his top priority.

The only problem? He's a butcher, not a bookkeeper. Numbers were never his thing, but he's determined to make it work. Which leaves him with one choice: he'll have to learn the books or give up what he's always wanted. And there's no way he'll let that happen. Unless Emmalee can find a job, she will have to forfeit her lifelong dream of living successfully in a quiet, friendly small town.

The only problem? There's only one job available and it's not even remotely close to business management. But being a dog walker has its perks - like meeting a handsome butcher at the meat locker, for instance. What happens when two ideas for one business threaten to take away what matters the most?

I was warned about him. I should've listened. But I didn't.

Of course, I also thought Ryker Martel was about to propose. He didn't. I was ready to say yes. He was ready to wait a little longer. Now he's out of the country on an extended business trip and I'm staying in his penthouse apartment with seeds of disillusionment taking over my soul. Ryker reminded me that his estranged brother might show up out of the blue at his penthouse. He told me to let him know right away if he did. He'd take care of it. His brother is bad news. The rebel, the black sheep of the family.

"Don't trust him," Ryker said. "Stay as far away from him as possible. He's a thief, a snake."

Warning duly noted. And ignored. I considered myself equipped to handle whatever was thrown my way. I was wrong. Nothing prepared me for Zane and the havoc he would wreak in my life--and in my heart. He turned me upside down and knocked me sideways. Falling for the other brother is never a good idea. Keeping it a secret, even worse. Especially when he proves to be the thief he was purported to be. My heart will never be mine again and I want it back. But it has been stolen and I'll never be the same. Never.

Never fall in love with your best friend…

I met Hal on the first day of high school. I also fell in love with Hal on the first day of high school. But although we were good friends from the start, I knew he’d never be mine. He’s gorgeous, confident, sexy, and he’s also incredibly rich. I’m scarred – physically and emotionally – quiet, and my family has always been poor. The two of us are poles apart. So I’ve trained myself not to think of him in that way. Not to think of kissing him, undressing him slowly. Of sliding beneath the bedclothes. Of having his hands on my skin. I don’t think of it at all. I can’t. Because Hal never stays with a girl for long, and if he were to have me, then leave me, my heart would break into a million pieces, and I’d never be able to put it together again. But then he tells me he’s fallen in love with someone. I try to guess who, and he just smiles.

“Izzy,” he says patiently, “it’s you.” Oh no.

A love story ruined by a drunk driver...
Can time truly heal all wounds?


Emma and Gavin had been friends their entire life. That friendship had bred a deep love, leading up to their wedding the summer after college. One-night, weeks prior to the wedding, a drunk driver caused their worlds to spin out in directions no one predicted, after the loss of their best friend Elizabeth. Emma left their tiny hometown for a job halfway around the world, never looking back.

Now five years later, a wedding will bring her back to the tiny town of Stetson, Wyoming. She is wracked with guilt, unresolved grief and worry about seeing Gavin after such a length of time. Can time truly heal all wounds? Will they find a way toward forgiving the sins of the past, and a second chance at love in the mix?

(Available on Kindle Unlimited)

Bonding over boo-boos.
Army vet Noah Richardson returns from overseas after the death of his father to take over as CEO of the county's only billion-dollar company. He is surprised to discover that he has a 5-year-old son that his ex never told him about. Now, he is fighting for custody but is struggling to prove he is a fit father. It's especially hard because he really has no idea what he's doing. By chance, he meets single mother Grace Miller, who swoops in like an angel to help him become comfortable in his role as a father.
Grace is recovering from a bad relationship and raising a daughter of her own. She works for Richardson Tech in the IT department but never imagined she would run into the handsome CEO in the park, failing miserably at the whole parenting thing. She lends him a helping hand, and as a vet, Noah is able to be the support that she needs to recover from past trauma.
Together, they learn to open up their hearts in ways they never thought possible. But can they overcome the past when it comes back to haunt them?
My brother needed thirty thousand dollars to make an investment that could potentially change everything for him. The problem was, he was still in college and working as a stable hand, so coming up with that kind of money seemed virtually impossible.

I was daydreaming of ways to help him while I covered the morning shift at Roxy's coffee shop. Business was slow, so I couldn't help but notice when a handsome stranger walked in. I didn't know it at the time, but he would turn out to be the answer to my brother's prayer.

And he might even be the answer to mine.

It’s lights, cameras and action at the Emerald Inn!

After years as a struggling actress, Sienna Hudson finally gets a leading role in a television series. Too bad it’s a reality show for her sister’s wedding. Once filming starts, Sienna decides to use Wedding Games to catch the eye of the show’s producer and launch her career to the next level.

Fox Wilson learned the harsh realities of being in the spotlight when he was young, and has avoided it ever since. But when his best friend plans a reality show wedding and asks him to be his best man, he reluctantly agrees. 

When Fox and Sienna are pitted against each other in every competition, tensions run high, and attractions run higher. Can Fox and Sienna see past the reality show drama and take a chance on love? Or will one of them end up getting played?

(Available on Kindle Unlimited)

 

I fell in love with a beautiful, broken boy.His whispered words of love were the sweetest of lies.He gave me his heart and destroyed mine. I am his.

I fell in love with the beautiful man who broke me.His boldly spoken vow was the cruelest of cages.He gave me his name and destroyed my soul. He is mine.

The boy I once loved is now a man.The man I once loved is now gone. We are us.

I have been called many things.Victim. Survivor. Daughter. Sister. Wife.Now I am called something else.Murderer.
Believe it or not, this is our love story.

(Available on Kindle Unlimited)

You never forget your first kiss...

Hannah Hayes loves her quiet life in Minnow, Montana, but when a lightning strike damages the town hall clocktower, Hannah is put in charge of hiring a contractor for the repairs. She knows the best choice is someone the town is slow to accept, but he's also the guy Hannah has tried for years to forget.

Jeremy McLachlan is hesitant to return to Minnow. His parents' divorce rocked the small town and left lots of bitterness, so he only goes back for the occasional visit to his grandma. But the familiar voice on the other end of the phone is intriguing enough that he accepts the clocktower project.

When Hannah is also given the responsibility to start a fundraiser for the repair costs, she gets even closer with Jeremy. Her instinct is not to trust him, from personal teenage experience, but she can't help wishing he would come back for good, that she could be his reason to stay.

They’d been rivals since kindergarten. Why would today be any different?

Flint:
They locked eyes across the room, and Brenna’s red lips pulled into a sneer. She owned the lawyer look from head to toe. A raised eyebrow asked if he’d brought his ‘A’ game to the Thanksgiving holiday. Just like old times. Flint couldn’t help the grin. He was always ready.

Brenna:
The grin. Other girls had melted in its wake, but it had never affected her that way. Flint Decker—now a professional football player—wasn’t charming, he was annoying. So annoying that she’d spent her entire school career ensuring he wasn’t the smartest person in the room. But the grin was different this time. So different that she wondered if there could be a truce in their future. It would probably end in an epic holiday disaster... But what if it didn’t?

You’ll love watching Flint and Brenna go from rivals to friends to more in this sweet, second chance romance.

City dwelling Maggie Donovan is trying her best to let go of her resentment after her high-profile politician husband of thirty-five years left her for a much younger woman. Her focus now is her job as a reporter for the Country Women’s Magazine, her two adult children, and her church.

She doesn’t care that her ex-husband now has a child who could be his grandchild. No. It doesn’t worry her at all.

Frank Goddard has never considered moving on after his beautiful wife, Esther, was killed in a freak accident six years earlier. His family, who live with him on Goddard Downs, a cattle station in northern Australia, plus his faith, are what he lives for now. But he’s lonely. He just doesn’t know it.

When Maggie is sent to the remote, mysterious Kimberley area to write about women living on isolated cattle stations, she jumps at the chance. A change is as good as a holiday, so they say.

Never did she expect to fall for the tall, handsome Frank Goddard of Goddard Downs. But how can a relationship work when they live so far apart When the road is slow and dangerous. When their lives are complicated.

And besides, how do you date when you’re going on sixty?

Since the ceiling collapse, volunteer firefighter Zack Wilson has struggled with the thought of ever going back into a burning building again. When tragedy strikes close to home, Zack realizes just how cruel the world can be. Unable to cope with the tragedy, Zack just wants to end it all. When Lacy finds him, drunk, and suicidal, she's narrowly able to thwart his effort to end his life.

As he recovers from the incident, Zack realizes he owes his life to the tiny blonde who rescued him and wants to thank her. But no one knows who she is, or where she came from.

When a fellow firefighter finds her working at the local ER, he manages to get them together. Zack can't believe how much he has in common with Lacy, and how close she is to his ideal woman, but he also feels obligated to avoid hurting her and decides that he needs to discontinue the relationship before they get in too deep.

Lacy has other ideas, and intends to fight for what matters to her.

 


Michael,

Twenty years ago, I spent our wedding night alone and was given a letter outlining the day and time of our divorce. Now it's our daughter's wedding day, and your smile tells me you're here for more than to walk her down the aisle.

When we met, it was the summer of Shania Twain, the color of Mocha Iced lipstick, Sand & Sable perfume, and the summer I became a seventeen-year-old mother. But time has changed me.

So tell me, why are you back?

Jill

Our goodnight kiss should have been goodbye.

We meant it to be. But Monday morning there was Logan Jennings, in my office, deciding the fate of the company I love...and my job.


I never should have said the things I said or let myself feel the things I felt because connections like this don't just go away. Even when you desperately need them to.


In two weeks, he'll be gone, and nothing will ever be the same.

Who doesn't love a good wedding? Maybe the groom's ex-girlfriend. And the rebound groomsman she's doing.. If only he wasn't so super hot.

Alex Keaton is the hottest playboy on the West Coast, living the carefree single life. That is until his best friend Marco decides to get married. And Alex finds himself chasing after the absolute last girl he would have ever imagined: Marco's ex-girlfriend, Claire - whom Alex had always thought of as boring and too sensible, and never liked him anyway. But he never, ever thought she would ever say "yes" either.

A unique & delightfully witty sweet romance that's just a little bit steamy...

BETH

I never believed in happily ever after, as much as I'd like for it to happen, I know it doesn't exist, I'm fully content with dating and just having fun. I know a hot guy when I see one but don't expect me to fall in love. Until Trevor Whitfield changed the game.

Trevor

I have everything I could possibly want, and women begging me to take them home. I'm told I have to keep a job for a month, If I want to keep up the lifestyle I have. If I don't, I'll lose everything. I'll do the minimum for the next 30 days Until I see the goddess in the office next door.

Five feel-good romances, filled with heart-stopping kisses and scenes that will make you laugh out loud.

Book 1: Accidentally Married
Madison get swindled into pretending to be Jared's girlfriend for a family dinner. When she finds out he lied to her, she gets him back by telling his family they are engaged. A hilarious rom com with a great cast of characters.

Book 2: Reluctantly Married
Megan and Adam have knocked heads for some time. When forced to pretend to date on a TV show, real feelings get in the way. And when they say I do, Megan worries her heart will not be able to take it.

Book 3: Mistakenly Married
Things get a little crazy when Penny accidentally marries the wrong man. Then when he convinces her to stay married just until he gets his inheritance, she agrees. What she didn't expect is for her heart to get involved.

Book 4: Blissfully Married
Sydney pretends to be engaged to help her matchmaking business succeed. Luckily, she's got a fake ring on her finger when her childhood crush walks in the door. Blake stays at arms length from Sydney until he realizes she's been lying to him. He makes it his mission to get her to admit she's not really engaged.

Book 5: Acting Married
When Tara agrees to marry Rick Shade as a publicity stunt, she doesn't expect to fall for him. She can't get her heart involved, she needs stability in her life.

(Available on Kindle Unlimited)

JM Spade