A second chance, frenemies to lovers romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!
Boone Reeves was my everything once. Not anymore.
Boone is back in town, and I want *nothing* to do with him. He might be panty-melting hot, but I can stand the heat. All I have to do is remember how he dumped me.
Benjamin Mathis is career-focused, fiercely disciplined, and hung up on only one woman: his lifelong friend’s college-aged daughter, the innocent, spirited and off-limits Elizabeth Marsau. For the past year, he’s kept up with her via her hobby travel blog, “All My Love.” And for the past year, he’s regretted not making his feeling known when he had the chance.
Elizabeth has been given the gift of a lifetime for her twenty-first birthday: a trip to Paris, the place she’s been infatuated with all her life. But when she runs into trouble on the day of her arrival, she turns to the one person she knows will help her out - her long-time crush, Benjamin. And when her solo Paris adventure turns into a week at Benjamin’s house, she realizes her feelings are much more than just a crush.
When opportunity and fate collide, Benjamin will stop at nothing to claim Elizabeth as his own - no matter the distance between them or the odds against them.
This is a steamy, sweet, short instalove read with an HEA.
Each book in the "The One and Only" series is a stand-alone and the books can be read in any order.
Keeping order is my charge, but with this fae princess? She thinks it’s all good fun until I snap handcuffs on her shimmery wrists. Then the adventure begins… She’s not who she’s pretending to be, people start disappearing around her, and the worst thing in the universe starts to happen. I fall for her.
Meeting her was the best and worst day of my life. It was the beginning of the undoing.
An over the top older man younger curvy woman Instalove Romance from Sara Hazel.
This is a standalone romance, so as with all my books you don't have to read the others in the series to enjoy this one!
My stories are always OTT, and there's always a Happy Ever After (HEA).
Just wait until you meet Jason Bloom...
Jason: I live a fast and privileged life as the son of a billionaire.
I've never even dreamed of settling down till I see her--
standing on the street corner passing out animal rights brochures.
I can see the fire inside of her and I'm irreversibly drawn to her.
I know she's the one, so I hire her to come to my father's
Valentine's Day fundraiser as my fiancée to prove that I'm ready to settle down.
But soon enough I know we must take our fake engagement and make it real.
Serafina must be mine and I'm willing to give up everything for her...
including my father's fortune.
Serafina: It's just supposed to be a few days posing
as a billionaire heir's fiancée to impress his parents.
It's not as if I was doing anything else on Valentine's Day.
But I'm falling for Jason Bloom, much too hard,
and I can't stop myself even though it seems his world
was not made for me. But it has to be real.
When I'm with him life just feels good...
so good I find myself letting go and embracing my inner wildness.
"Surrender, Serafina," I tell myself.
I may worry that I won't survive Jason Bloom,
but it's going to be one wild ride.
Katherine "Kit" Kensington is twenty years old and has never been on a date. As the daughter of a successful and wealthy hotelier, she is overprotected, constantly surrounded by her personal security detail, and doesn't get to meet many new people.
Her father has an idea. Kit can put herself up for bid at his hotel's annual Valentine's Day Charity Auction. That way, she can have her first date at the hotel bar with someone fully vetted, while being under the watchful eye of her guards at the same time. Win-win?
It's anything but.
Kit's world is turned upside-down when possessive billionaire Maxwell Armstrong enters the room. He doesn't just want to buy Kit's heart - he wants to own it.
So he strides toward her, pulls her against his chest, gives the event organizer a blank check, and tells Kit no other man is allowed to bid on her heart.
Only catch? Mr. Armstrong is looking for more than just a date...
He's looking for forever.
It's an over-the-top insta-love V-Day! We've got a date auction, a billionaire with a secret, a curvy, sweet young lady, a swanky hotel, an old motel, and cuddling up with your one and only during a slasher flick (the only way to watch slasher flicks).
Enjoy this fun, sweet and steamy little treat.
Each book in the "The One and Only" series is a standalone and the books can be read in any order.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Years ago, one fateful night changed my world.
He took my virginity, then left town.
Now, it’s up to me to clear his name.
If this isn’t irony I don’t know what is.
I watch as Martin leans back in his chair.
Arms folded over a broad chest.
An unshakable confidence that makes my blood BOIL.
Still devilishly handsome.
Turns out the devil is twisted. Arrogant. Cold.
It's up to me to clear his name.
Our past? Complicated.
The only thread that still remains...
Is a precious little girl he knows nothing about.
"Let's get this the h*ll over with."
My finger presses record as I brace myself.
"Anything you say can and will be used against you..."
Chloe’s just flirting—for now…
Perfect career, perfect house, perfect husband… Chloe has it all. She and Magnus share everything, including a love for tennis, and she should be satisfied. But behind closed doors, things with Magnus are a bit stale. Chloe’s eyes are wandering, but she fears sharing her fantasies will make her husband turn away and shatter the wonderful life they’ve built together.
Because she wants him to share her…
It’s just a fantasy. It’s only pretend. But when Magnus catches her looking and tells her he wants to watch her play, a dream vacation lets her biggest fantasy come to life.
He needs to watch…
Fascinated with his wife’s pleasure, Magnus knows he could be more passionate and uninhibited. He never knew that sharing her with others would light a fire in their bed and make their love burn brighter than ever before.
He’s sure he knows who Chloe will choose, so when she rejects his friend for someone more down-to-earth, Magnus wonders just what Chloe really wants. Nothing has ever been hotter than sharing his wife, but if they’re going to make their arrangement work he might need an attitude adjustment of his own.
Love Thy Neighbor, a full length novel, features a wife who yearns to be shared and a husband who loves to watch. Read today for steamy scenes of sharing and voyeurism and be ready to fan yourself off when it gets too hot!
Two strangers, both mourning a loss, meet by chance… or is it?
Anya Stein, fostered from birth, has lost her recently discovered half-sister, Heidi, months after they found each other. Anya suspects her death was triggered by Heidi’s boyfriend’s infidelity and finds her work on the London stage suffering from more than unreconciled grief. With her dream role starting in weeks, Anya decides to take a much-needed break, worried the pressure of back-to-back productions will impact her performance and jeopardize her career. Seeking the comfort of her childhood home in the seaside town of Aveiro, Anya encounters an opportunity for revenge.
Ethan Cox, the newest star of streaming TV, is working on location in rural Portugal. He embraces the opportunity to escape media speculation he was involved in his girlfriend’s death, and deal with his grief and feelings of guilt. Unexpectedly, he discovers a second chance at love.
Can they help the other heal, or will a terrible truth – and an act of revenge – tear their lives apart?
An enemies to lovers romance.
As a billionaire, I’m supposed to live up to the limelight. A supermodel trophy wife. A lavish wedding. As an ex-military man, this doesn’t fit me in the slightest. And yet I’m getting married to a woman I don’t love. The wedding planner shows up and happens to be my childhood sweetheart. She’s not a girl anymore though. Beautiful. Curvy. Strong. Everything I remember and more. Even though she's a heartbreaker, this woman is mine. Then. Now. Forever.
She's the girl next door.
He's my secret pen pal.
Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked...
Meet a new kind of Prince Charming: brooding, sinful, and oh-so-bad. The Prince isn't interested in settling down, until he meets the mystery woman of his dreams. After a scorching-hot encounter, he'll do anything to find her again. But once he does, things get a lot more complicated...
Jackson Schmidt is the biggest jerkity jerk ever. They should totally erect a statue to commemorate his jerkityness, jerkdom— Uggh! There are literally not enough words for ‘jerk’ to depict the man.
Unfortunately, Jackson is also the most gorgeous specimen of manhood I’ve ever laid eyes on. One look at him and I want to jump and climb him like a tree. But whenever he opens his mouth, his status as the biggest bastard on the planet is immediately reinstated. It’s impossible for the man to say anything remotely nice – at least not to me. To my best friend, though? To her, he’s Mr. Perfect Gentleman. Did I mention he’s carrying a torch for my engaged best friend?
My libido does not give one flying hoot Jackson is a dick who has a crush on my bestie. Nope. Not at all. No matter how much of a schmuck the man is – and trust me he takes schmuck to the next level – I continue to pant after him like a nerdy freshman crushing on the prom king. If I want to keep my sanity, I’m going to have to keep Jackson at arm’s length.
Sanity is totally overrated.
I go long, I go deep, but I never go soft. They call me ‘The Damage’ because I crush it on the field and off. It doesn’t hurt I’ve got a goal post in my pants. But the moment I see Indiana’s smoky eyes and tight end, I know I’m in trouble. No one has a college record that clean, which means she’s either hiding something or running from something...
With a blizzard on the way, Fiona doesn’t have time for a bossy volunteer in her soup kitchen. Liam is a hot-as-sin alpha who wants to run the show. Tempers flare when Fiona discovers he’s really the billionaire who funds her charity. Forced to ride out the storm together, will they freeze each other out or will the sparks between them become an inferno?
Being a single father, businessman is near impossible. No time for romance. But things change when I move back home. An upgrade to being a billionaire is a big ‘yes.’ One thing I never expected was a beautiful woman to show up and steal our hearts. She’s everything I want in my life and my bed. But she’s a tough cookie. I’m up for the challenge. I’m demanding all of her.
They met when they were just kids. Before it turned into the kind of love you can't forget, no matter how hard you try. Before circumstances tore them apart.
Now it's 5 years later and Hailey Nickerson has a secret. A sweet, dimpled secret with the same blue eyes as his Daddy.
A story about small towns, first loves and second chances...
Marcus Le beau has been blessed, though he wouldn’t call it a blessing. He’s found his one true mate, which should be a reason for celebration. But there’s one monstrous roadblock standing in his way.
She’s contracted to kill him.
Cassidy Elizabeth Ryan is an assassin. Her latest assignment should be easy enough. Secure a position within the Le Beau Corporation and take out Marcus Le Beau while making it look accidental.
So why is she hesitating to complete the contract? The file on Marcus listing the deplorable crimes he has committed doesn’t add up with the man she is spending time with.
Was she given a bogus contract? Is that why her little brother is being held against his will until she finishes the job? She can’t justify assassinating an innocent man, but if she fails to follow through, her brother will pay the price.
Otto Jones, a cop assigned to the seemingly random murder of a vampire, would rather hide out in the nearest bar than waste his time on a dead vamp. He hates the bloodthirsty demons. But when the king of the vampires commands him to work with one of the lesser princes and find the killer, he has no choice.
Prince Jessamine Senera is ready to sacrifice his happiness in a loveless marriage for his family’s benefit… but not yet. He dreams of adventure, excitement, and true love. He lives on romance novels and detective stories and wishes he could drink synthetic blood like every other vampire. But he can’t. He needs human blood to survive and is hated by vampires and humans alike.
As Otto and Jessa draw closer to an entity that doesn’t want to be discovered, Otto finds the heart he thought long dead opening to the romance-loving Jessa. No good can possibly come from falling in love with a vampire, but when a mysterious assailant attacks Jessa, Otto will descend into the darkest pit of the earth to rescue him.
My brother's BFF was my obsession and childhood sweetheart until he left for the military. Now he's back. Grown up. Ripped with muscles. Hot as hell. I should give him the finger and turn my back, but I can’t. It’s time for a second chance. A last chance. My only chance.
I used to call him Daddy as a joke...
Arlo was my ex-boyfriend's father and my boss.
He was my rock when everyone else abandoned me.
But I still wasn't strong enough to stay.
I thought running away was the right thing to do.
Three years later, a twist of fate brought us back together.
It started out as innocent flirting.
Then it changed from innocent, to giving him my innocence.
But nobody can find out what we did.
Especially his son.
It would ruin their already rocky relationship.
Just because I call him Daddy for another reason now doesn't mean he will choose me.
And if he did, am I ready to face everything I ran from?
This is a standalone May/December Romance that will melt your Kindle and your heart.
A 15 years age gap?
I’m supposed to be her supervisor.
That makes her totally off-limits, right?
And if that is not enough,
Well, she’s the boss’s daughter…
What was I thinking?
Was I even…thinking?
One look at her curvy body and then, that delicious scent,
I want a taste again…and again.
There’s so much at stake,
Both of us could lose our jobs,
But I guess the twins she is carrying makes it totally worth it, doesn’t it?
My obsession has reached a fever pitch so hot I could explode.
When I save an innocent young beauty from a fire engulfing LA’s grimiest pawn shop, she tells me she owes me her life.
But I don’t want her life.
I want her.
When she’s torn away and put in the back of the ambulance, she took my heart along for the ride.
I won’t be able to breathe again until I find her.
All I know is that she has a cute little white car, adores hula dancers, and lives on the wrong side of Sunset Boulevard.
I vow to find her, even if I have to burn this city to the ground.
I’m a possessive beast who will stop at nothing to claim my woman.
And when I do?
It’ll be nothing but scorching, white-hot love forever.
Leave all expectations of any semblance of reality at the door.
No cheating, because once Flint sets his sights on Bug, he will never have eyes for any other woman again.
HEA, because Flint’s little love Bug deserves the world, and he’ll make sure she gets it.
If you want a crazy over-the-top insta-love romance to add a little fun to your day, jump on in - the fire’s fine.
Blane doesn't have time to aid the attractive lass, no matter how much her haunting blue eyes tug at a heart he thought had turned to stone long ago. The only way he'll ever feel whole again is to ensure the his enemies pay.