Roman ‘Bane’ Protsenko
Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.
Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.
Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all–looking humbled.
Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally–I cut boys from my life. Permanently.
Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.
Hot as hell, cold as ice.
I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.
She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.
She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.
More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.
Little does she know, I have the teeth for it.
Silas McKnight is the owner of multi-million-dollar musical production company Knight & Day Productions. He’s rich, attractive, and loyal to his core. He’s the man every woman wants but none can have. He’s suffered immeasurable loss, and he doesn’t plan on ever going through that hell again.
Dara Jackson, the quirky, stunning meditation teacher at Lotus House Yoga, is also the owner of Sunflower Bakery. She’s always dreamed of being a baker—and a mother. Having grown up an orphan, Dara knows what being alone and feeling unwanted is like.
Silas and Dara meet one fated night and spend a single evening worshiping each other’s bodies. All is beautiful until Dara discovers a secret and disappears before the sheets are even cold. Except Dara and Silas can’t escape one another. Destiny has spoken, and these two are about to become far more intimate than they ever thought possible.
1.Get over my best friend’s brother.
2.Remember that I’m over him.
3.Prove I can date other people.
It should be easy.
Setting up a dating website with the guy I’ve been in love with since I was five wasn’t my smartest idea.
Especially since he’s my best friend’s brother—thankfully, she’s okay with the fact I’m pulling a Sandy and I’m hopelessly devoted to him.
Which is why it’s time to get over him.
So I do something crazy and ask Dominic Austin to find me a date. He does—if I find him one, too.
Since we own Stupid Cupid, it should be easy, right? And it is.
My date is perfect. His date is perfect. Everything is perfect.
Until he kisses me…
And a big-ass mess…
Celebrity makeup artist Josie Torres has three rules when it comes to men: No spending the night. No second dates. No falling in love. Her rules protect her still-healing heart and leave Josie free to chase her true love: the electric nights of Los Angeles.
But when she arrives in funky, bohemian Big Sur for a photo shoot, those rules are no match for the small town’s sexy bar owner.
Gabe Shaw has a good life in Big Sur. Surrounded by family and friends, he’s the third-generation-owner of The Bar, the only place where quirky locals can escape the tourists and drink in peace. He’s in love with his hometown and its verdant beauty, but he still yearns for one thing: his soul mate.
After one night of searing passion, Josie intends to run… like she always does. But a storm as strong as their attraction unleashes on Big Sur, leaving her trapped.
Gabe has the funniest feeling he’s found what he was missing. But it’s only been a week – and the last person that made Josie feel this much destroyed her world.
She can’t—she won’t—make the sacrifices Gabe is asking her to make.
Sixteen years ago, Princess Halla of Yshrem saved the life of an eight-year-old barbarian boy and watched her kingdom fall to ruin, all on the same day. Now, she is a forgotten spinster in a quiet temple, living her days out in solitude. The last of her line, she exists in the hope that she has been forgotten, for to be remembered by the enemy is to be certain death.
One person has not forgotten her. Mathior, now twenty-four, is the fierce warrior king of the Cyclopae. Yshrem is in turmoil and his advisors have a suggestion – kill the last remaining member of the royal line, and there will be no rivals for the throne.
Mathior has a different idea. He’s loved Halla for sixteen long years, and it’s time he claimed her as his wife. But a barbarian’s wedding customs are unlike any other…
After inheriting Kapria’s throne, Maximilian’s only objective was to erase his father’s corrupt legacy—a task that might have been impossible if a dying billionaire hadn’t given Maximilian his fortune…and his daughter, Victoria. Twelve years later, Maximilian has finally secured his kingdom’s future, and he’s ready to claim his bride—even if his advisors insist that she’s a horrible choice.
They aren’t the only ones who need persuading. Because after waiting for so long, finally marrying Maximilian should have been a dream come true for Victoria. Instead she’s caught in a nightmare of duty and obligation, betrothed to a king who pretends to love her in front of the cameras. She always wanted to be the perfect bride…but when she’s not fantasizing about Maximilian’s big hands, she’s dreaming about running away.
But Maximilian will never let Victoria escape him. Because the king isn’t pretending, and he’s waited long enough to claim his queen…
Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family’s beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida’s Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident. Devastated and losing hope, she shudders to contemplate the future—until a cherished person from her past returns.
Joseph has been adrift for many years, wounded in both body and spirit and unable to come to terms with the trauma of his Vietnam War experiences. Just as he resolves to abandon his search for peace and live alone at a remote cabin in the Carolina mountains, he discovers a mother and her two small children lost in the forest. A man of character and strength, he instinctively steps in to help them get back to their home in Florida. There he will return to his own hometown—and witness the accident that launches a bittersweet reunion with his childhood sweetheart, Allie.
When Joseph offers to help Allie rebuild her restaurant, it seems the flame may reignite—until a 45-year-old secret from the past begins to emerge, threatening to destroy all hope for their second chance at love.
In Send Down the Rain, Charles Martin proves himself to be a storyteller of great wisdom and compassion who bears witness to the dreams we cherish, the struggles we face, and the courage we must summon when life seems to threaten what we hold most dear.
30 men. 1 woman.
I know how it sounds… dirty.
Except it’s just the premise for a new reality show, Matchmaker, where I’m supposed to find love on TV.
Thirty sexy eligible bachelors are competing for my hand, trying to prove their love for me in front of millions of people.
I know most are fake and only here to advance their careers, but there are two who draw me to them like a moth to a flame.
One is blond and blue-eyed, with a chiseled body and a prowling natural grace. And while he might seem a little rough around the edges, with me, he’s kind and genuine.
The other is passionate, driven, and totally focused on me–everything a woman could want.
I feel so torn. Do I choose the one I’m falling in love with, or can I be happy settling for the safe bet?
That should be an easy question. If I were a bystander sitting at home, I know what my answer would be.
But I’m scared. He could destroy me, burn me to ash with his fire. And if I’m wrong about him, I don’t know if I’ll ever recover…
Bailey Whitworth is a charity event organizer and a woman exploring her sexuality. Kevin Welling and Gray McDermitt are firefighters and best friends who share everything. Bailey always knew her sexual appetites were “different”, but she had no idea that she could fall in love with two men at once. What will she do when she has to choose between them? Or will she have to choose at all?
A Snowstorm. A Moose. A Sexy red-head
Two of those things I was used to coming across in the middle of the Alaskan Wilds.
Those full lips, pink cheeks, and hypnotic emerald eyes.
After spending five years in isolation, Jenna has definitely reawakened something.
Until I realize they sent her here looking for me.
She doesn’t know how much danger she’s in.
My family’s money became my curse.
I couldn’t live with the way they earned it.
But now they’re not only after me. They’re after Jenna.
I won’t allow anyone to hurt her.
With her help, maybe I can set things right.
To do that we’re going to have to break all the rules.
The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.
Violet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.
Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander…but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.
For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.
Landing my dream job has me eagerly looking toward the future. But when I see Nash Garrison after six long years, my world is thrown completely off its axis.
He was my only friend and confidant during the worst days of my life, and I fell hopelessly in love with him. No eighteen year old girl could resist his protective nature and charming grin. I was no exception.
Now, together, we’re about to bring down the man responsible for my parents’ deaths. Revenge has been the driving force fueling every decision I’ve ever made – except for Nash.
What is it about him that sends the most rational parts of my brain into a tailspin? And how do I balance on the edge of retribution without tumbling into heartbreak once more?
My job is to disappear.
A thief in the night. A ghost.
But when it comes to Dani,
I just can’t shake her.
She haunts my mind.
Awake or in dreams.
And just when I think I’ve finally lost her for good,
She shows up where I least expect it.
Just like always, she’s looking for trouble.
Out to save the world.
But this time the stakes are higher.
She’s hired me to protect her.
Now we’re thrown together.
In the most dangerous situation.
But the real danger here isn’t her life.
It’s my heart…
Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.
When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.
My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.
Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.
Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.
Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.
Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.
Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.
Yesterday I was living the dream.
Women. Money. Cars. I had everything.
Now I have custody of my sister’s three children.
And I have my eye on the youngest’s Preschool Teacher.
Emma is perfect.
Innocent and begging to be touched.
I want her to keep me after class.
She could lose her job if the school finds out about us.
But I can’t stay away.
I have to have her.
Especially once we find out
She’s having my triplets.
Unemployed schoolteacher Erin Jenkins is back in Portland, the town she hasn’t called home for more than a decade. It’s not the way she wants to spend her last days of summer: in between jobs and avoiding her mother’s snooping by escaping to the ice-cream aisle. But when the opportunity arises for her to accompany her brother’s best friend—her lifetime crush—to a wedding, summer gets a whole lot more interesting.
Firefighter and single dad Jake Bennett has built a nice, safe wall around his heart—no romance, no getting burned. That doesn’t mean he’s ruling out a fling. Considering Erin’s visit is temporary, they’re the perfect fit for a scorching no-strings one-night stand. Or two. Or five. Until the worst thing happens: Erin and Jake are feeling more. Damn that four-letter word.
Now their hearts are on the line, and when their smoldering summer comes to a close, it’s going to be harder than ever to put out the fire.
She was supposed to remain in the past. A past I worked long and hard to forget. I run a multi-billion dollar company. I am at the top of my game. I didn’t have time for petty memories and silly indulgences like love. Making deals and taking names in the boardroom were what fueled me.
But one night everything came flooding back.
There she was, just like she was waiting for me. Oh, she was pissed, upon seeing me, but that wouldn’t keep me from touching her, or taking what has always belonged to me. When our worlds collided again, soon after, I discovered another secret she’d been keeping from me. Now, I’m not willing to let her walk away.
I didn’t walk away. I was pushed away by his secrets. I wasn’t sticking around to find out his reasons either. I left the city I grew up in to keep my distance from him after his final act of betrayal. I fought every day not to think of him. It was hard, but I managed to make a life for myself. But one trip for a work conference and I was putty in his arms again. Whatever, it was just one night. I could go on with my life as I had been.
That is, until a call came that beckoned me back home. Another run in with Aaron, this time leading him to discover my secret, and now I’m forced to make an impossible decision. Be his, or else.
It was destiny– the night I met Hudson Demasi.
I remember how effortlessly he stole my heart- his dark eyes and quick smile forever etched into my mind.
We spent one incredible night together under a haze of tequila- a perfect night.
And when I woke the next day, he was gone…
I never expected to see him again. Years passed and with it, life went on.
Until one day there he was- standing in front of me like no time had passed at all.
He’s determined to remedy his mistakes.
I’m determined to let him try.
Because even though I know I should walk away- the urge to feel the burn is just too strong.
Love never ceases in the Highlands it goes on and on from generation to generation.
Brave Alastair Macleod and his beautiful Mary are back in this mesmerizing standalone story; only this time it is their eldest son who has found love.
Can it survive in a period ravished by war?
Only raw courage and belief will prevail as the English capture Brice Macleod
and his father after the ignominious defeat at Neville Cross-.
Will Brice ever see Skye again? Only destiny can tell or maybe the benevolence of a king and his son will decide the course of fate..
A cowboy with a chip on his shoulder, a farrier who’s got no roots, and their second chance at making a life together…
Unwilling to be tied down, farrier Robin Cook has managed to pack her entire life into a two-hundred-and-eighty square-foot house, and that includes her Yorkie. Now, if things get too hard, she can pack up and get out of town in under an hour, and that’s just the life she thinks she wants. No roots. No commitments. No relationships.
Cowboy and co-foreman at Grape Seed Ranch, Shane Royal, has had his heart set on Robin for three years, even though she flat-out turned him down the last time he asked her to dinner. But she’s back at Grape Seed Ranch for five weeks as she works her horseshoeing magic, and he’s still interested in her, despite a bitter life lesson that left a bad taste for marriage in his mouth.
Robin’s attracted to him too. But can she put down roots in Grape Seed Falls and find room for Shane in her tiny house? And will he take a chance on her with his tired heart?
Model turned disgraced reality TV starlet, Leah Mae Larkin, crash lands in her hometown of Bootleg Springs to lay low while a scandal threatens her career. She can’t shake the feeling that her agent—and supposed fiancé—manipulated her into the role of made-for-TV homewrecker. Connecting with her roots is just what she needs, and Bootleg Springs is home to her father, moonshine, and her childhood best friend, Jameson Bodine.
Only there’s nothing childlike about Jameson—a man who turns scrap metal into art and isn’t afraid to throw down on a rowdy Friday night with his brothers and hellcat sister. He might not say much, but still waters run deep. Seeing the ring on his crush’s finger? He doesn’t like it, but he can’t wish it away. No more than he can wish away the trouble his family is in, with evidence pointing to his late father in the cold case disappearance of Callie Kendall.
Jameson and Leah Mae are just two friends reliving their summers together, blowing off steam, and having fun for the first time in a long time. But Leah Mae is realizing what’s really important in her life, and it isn’t what she thought.
And sometimes steam turns into sparks—hot as molten steel—and friends aren’t just friends.
Fourteen years ago, Kaitlin Roe was the lone witness to the abduction of her cousin Gina. She still remembers that lonely Virginia road. She can still see the masked stranger and hear Gina’s screams. And she still suffers the guilt of running away in fear and resents being interrogated as a suspect in the immediate aftermath. Now Kaitlin has only one way to assuage the pain and nightmares—by interviewing everyone associated with the unsolved crime for a podcast that could finally bring closure to a case gone cold.
But when a woman Kaitlin questions is later found stabbed to death, she fears that she’s drawn a killer out of hiding. It’s Detective John Adler’s fear that the murders have only just begun. Now his job is to keep Kaitlin safe.
As a bond between Kaitlin and Adler builds, the past closes in just as fast—and it’s darker than Kaitlin remembers. Soon, her wish will come true. She’s going to find out exactly what happened to Gina. Someone has been dying to tell her.
Luke O’Reilly has seen it all, done it all, and lived through it all. When a career ending injury forces him to retire from the military, he struggles to adapt. Luke was born to be a soldier, not conform to the nine-to-five mediocrity of everyday life. He needs to protect and serve like he needs his next breath.
Angry, with a bitter taste of civilian life, he finds himself searching for purpose in dangerous operatives through the family business that is Brother’s Keeper Security. Working alongside his brothers, protecting them and those they love, gives him satisfaction. But he still wants more – needs more – and struggles to find it. That is, until the one thing he didn’t think he was searching for, lands on his doorstep. Literally.
Daisy King lives life on her own terms, just the way she likes it. A free spirit, until she finds herself in the protective clutches of Brother’s Keeper, one frustrating brother in particular. As the key witness to a high-profile murder, the stakes turn dangerous and take an unpredictable twist leaving her once simple life an existence she’ll never reclaim.
In a true tug of war between good and evil, Luke fights to overcome his past, to protect his future. Can Luke and Daisy save each other and find a happily ever after? Or, does murder and mayhem prevail, robbing Daisy of her freedom and sentencing Luke to a life alone?
He’s my brother’s enemy. But I still want him.
The day I saw Mac washing his car in his driveway, he became my first crush. I was young and naive, but I knew I wanted him.
The problem? He was my older brother’s rival.
So I kept my distance, and though I ached for it, nothing ever happened between us.
Years later I’ve grown up, but my life is a mess. When my big bro let’s me stay with him while I get back on my feet, I’m grateful. Then I see Mac washing his car.
Somehow he’s gotten taller… and hotter.
All my feelings come rushing back. Next thing I know he’s soaking me with a hose, then offering to take me into his house so I can get out of my wet clothes.
His hands are so strong when he undresses me.
I didn’t just kiss my brother’s enemy. I did way, WAY more than that.
And the second anyone finds out, I’ll lose everything.
Is there an equation for the perfect hookup? Turns out it’s a lot more complicated than one plus one. . . .
Sophie: Numbers are my comfort zone, which explains why my sex life is a big fat zero. Then again, if I’m smart enough to earn a PhD, why can’t I calculate a way to get a guy into bed, just to see what all the fuss is about? With my prima donna sister, Bella, getting married in Maine, I figure her wedding is the perfect opportunity for my little experiment. And Cain Jordan seems hot enough—he’s certainly drunk enough—to show me what I’ve been missing. Judging by the body of evidence, it’s a lot. . . .
Cain: Being stuck in the same town as my lying SOB twin brother, Christian—who may or may not be the father of the son I’m not allowed to see—is a hell of a reason to drink myself silly after the lobster boat docks each day. Any port in a storm . . . But Sophie’s different. She doesn’t play around. And she’s becoming a habit I don’t want to break. Because the smartest woman I’ve ever met is also the sexiest—and the only one who makes me want to change.
For my 30th birthday, I’m giving myself the one thing I want most: a baby. Sure, this would be easier if I had a husband—or even a boyfriend—but I refuse to be thwarted by minor details.
When I drunkenly confess my plans to my friends, they convince me to ask Jake Jackson for help. Jake, the best friend who’s been there for me through thick and thin. Jake, who also happens to be smart, funny, ridiculously good looking, and the winner of all the genetic lotteries.
So when Jake takes me up on my request—with the stipulation that we get the job done the old-fashioned way—I’d be a fool to decline.
The only problem? I don’t know if I can separate sex from all the things I feel for this amazing man. If I can’t keep my heart under lock and key, I risk losing the relationship I need the most.
Jake has his own reasons for granting my baby wish. But when I discover his secrets, it could mean the end of us. I have to choose—run or stay and fight for love.
When I promised I’d take care of her,
This wasn’t what I had in mind.
Especially after a bad turn in Afghanistan put him six feet under.
I’ve done the unthinkable,
And I don’t know what’s worse.
That I didn’t know or that I’m not sorry.
Because she’s all grown up now.
She revs me up hotter than a sunset ride.
Even if she’s not meant for me,
Or the MC life.
I’m dark where she’s pure.
A killer where she’s kind.
But in the sack, we’re dynamite.
The dirty, hot af kind.
She’s in trouble with a rival gang,
And doesn’t want a thing from me.
Too bad that’s not how I work.
I’m a protector and I’ll protect her.
With my body.
With my life.
Hell, I love her and I’m gonna make her my wife.
I’m not always the hero. Sometimes I’m merciless.
My whole life I’ve been the good guy—loyal friend, helpful son, dedicated firefighter—but in the bedroom I’m someone else. That’s where my inner villain likes to come out and play.
With a kink as taboo as mine, it’s too risky to play with anyone who doesn’t crave it like I do, so I’ve gotten used to depriving that side of me.
Then I see her. She’s the most beautiful creature I’ve ever seen and my darker half recognizes itself in her mysterious brown eyes. She’s everything I could ever want and thought I would never find.
Our arrangement may seem twisted to everyone else, but the sex is explosive—and soon my soul demands to own every part of her. We come from different worlds that want to tear us apart at every turn, but I’ll be damned if I let them.
I will fight for our future, and I will be…merciless.
The hunt is on…
Carter Ashton had always been close to the entire Davies family. Until he decided he wanted to bring his relationship with Reagan Davies out of the shadows. As tempers flare, Carter must stand his ground or lose the love of his life. But when an old family friend asks for help, Carter unknowingly brings danger to the doorstep of the woman he loves.
Reagan Davies has been hiding her relationship with Carter from her father and everyone else in Keeneston. It had just been a fun fling . . . until it became something much more in a very public way. And just when things couldn’t possibly get any tougher for Reagan, she finds herself thrown into a dangerous game of life or death.
Now instead of worrying about an over-protective father, Carter and Reagan find themselves in a fight for their lives. The person pursuing them has everything to lose if Carter and Reagan make it out alive, and will stop at nothing to hunt them down.
I’m a playboy in a suit.
I like to do two things–whatever I want and dominate in the courtroom.
My brother and I run one of the most powerful law firms in Dallas.
I have a reputation.
Weston was the same, until Brooke came along and tamed him.
That leaves me.
One of us has to take care of all the smoking hot women in the city.
I knew better than to let my guard down at his bachelor party with all the booze floating around.
Apparently, I hooked up with the hottest stripper there. She was meant for my brother, but I kept her for myself.
We were so wasted I can’t remember anything about her.
When a dancer named April shows up at my firm a few months later wanting to sue her boss, one of my biggest clients, there’s a conflict of interest.
She looks familiar.
A lump forms in my throat when I notice a baby bump.
I have a sinking feeling she’s the one I hooked up with, and that baby might be mine.
No matter how hard I fight it, I know one thing–I want her, and the baby too.
She can fight it all she wants, but I’ll get her. I always get what I want. And I take care of what’s mine.
Because I’m Brodie Hunter, Attorney at Law.
By day, Emily Sanders is a successful corporate attorney in Melbourne, Australia. But by night, she’s the pro bono advisor at Ellen’s House, a shelter for women in dangerous domestic situations. Emily’s own father abandoned her and her mother to financial ruin. Now Emily supports them both, and devotes her free time to bringing hope to other women like her mum. But when the man behind the charity decides she’s not the right woman for the job, or for him, how will she convince him otherwise?
Nathan Johnson is a successful architect with his own firm. He’s driven by two passions–to succeed, and to be nothing like the man who raised him. As a boy, he watched his own mother die at his father’s hand. Nathan set up Ellen’s House in her name, and he does all in his power to help women who need it. But he keeps all other women at a distance. If he doesn’t let himself love another woman, his heart can’t be broken again.
Can she show him that true charity begins with opening his heart? And that trusting in love is the only way to happiness?
There are some fabulous looking books in this list.
Drowning in drool right now – thanx for the post!
I keep seeing Bane, so it may be the world telling me I have to read it!
This book is amazing!
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So many good choices!
Lots of wonderful choices. The one by Charles sounds good and the cover is so pretty!
Wow! So many great books. Something to please everyone there.
A great, long, list of books. Something for everyone.
I am trying to put books for everyone, not just romance
Lots of good ones. They all look so good may just be too hard to choose.