On August 25th, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall 30 miles Northwest of Corpus Christi, Texas as a category 4 storm. It was the first major hurricane to strike the United States coast since 2005, and would bring record-setting rain and devastating flooding to an area the size of Maryland. By the end, more than a thousand homes would be destroyed, and 107 people would lie dead. It would be a storm the people of Texas would never forget.
I can't believe I could be so stupid. What in the world had I been thinking? I shouldn't have stayed. Did I think I was somehow special and the hurricane wouldn't dare touch me because this trailer was all I had left?
I should have listened to Kyle. Gotten out while I still had the chance. The news was saying this was bad. Real bad. And it was only going to get worse. The hurricane wasn't going anywhere. Drop by drop the world was being pulled underwater, and I was the idiot who hunkered down in the middle of it, the nearest help a mile away.
I had been scared. It had been my fear that kept me here. Fear that if I had gone to Kyle, the fantasy of our love would shatter. After all, wasn't it crazy to declare yourself in love with a person you hadn't even technically met?
Well, I should have faced my fears. Anything would have been better than this nightmare. Because where I am, even Kyle can't help me now...
I’m the black sheep of the family, who left the farm for bigger things. All is well until I rent a cottage on my property to a beautiful grade-school counselor. Sweet. Curvy. Smart as hell. I need a fake girlfriend to take back home, and I’m hoping she’ll be up for the ruse. Which she is not. Things don’t always work out the way I plan, especially when she’s hiding something from me. A baby. One I didn’t think I wanted until it was inside of her.
We aren’t her saviors. We’re her worst nightmare.
She’s damaged. Fragile. Wounded. And oh so tempting. She’s not broken… yet. But that’s what we do best.
For thirty days she belongs to us, the Barons. We rule the criminal underworld the same way we rule our pack—with absolute control. Now she’s our property, to do with as we please.
Our little fawn will come to know our cruel strength. She’ll see the fierce beasts prowling inside us. Feel the hunger of the wolf’s teeth against her throat.
And she’ll beg for more.
When you threaten her, you deal with us—and no one who does that lives to tell the tale
LIAM & KEENAN
Hitmen. Assassins. Monsters.
Call us what you like, but what we do is clean up messes—human messes the world is better off without.
We're a well-oiled machine, and we always get the job done. But it's time to get out of the game. The plan: cash out on a couple more jobs and disappear. Hang up our weapons and live life easy.
And we've found the perfect girl to do it with.
Maribelle is our perfect match—she's smart, driven, and hot as hell. Best of all, she wants both of us in her life.
But for men like us, there are no clean breaks, and the people after us are no small-time gangsters. They're the real deal, and they're out for our blood—and hers.
Before her, maybe the bastards could have taken us down. But now we have a reason to fight. To survive.
Because she's our forever—and no one who threatens her is getting out alive.
She was mine first, but here she is back in my life, dating my brother. A brother that doesn’t know the past. Having her near leaves my heart racing. I left her behind and have regretted it since the day I did it. Now my past is catching up to me. Do I follow my heart or leave her with my brother as his arm candy. So now the question is love or loyalty. Both?
I fell for Tyler Adams when he had nothing but a guitar.
We were worlds apart in every way that mattered:
He was poor, I was rich.
He was beautiful, I was plain.
He honed his talent in private, while I ached for the spotlight.
When Tyler moved in with us, Oakwood Prep fell on its knees to worship.
He traded my friendship for their crown.
I will never forgive his betrayal.
But some nights...
He makes me want to.
Krystal Le Beau has a secret—she's a psychic matchmaker. Little does her cousin, Lucas know she’s worked her magic on him.
Lucas Le Beau’s dream of owning a ranch has come true. He thought he had everything he wanted…until the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen knocks him flat on his back. Three times!
Kensie Brown has a plan. Spend one week in God-forsaken Texas to please her sister and then get the heck out of Dodge. She should have remembered that the best-laid plans often go awry. What was she thinking?
Mix one stubborn Yankee workaholic, a determined cowboy wolf shifter, and meddling family. Stir well, and you have the recipe for a wild Texas ride.
A broken marriage.
A broken heart.
A broken home.
Brayden and I have everything going against us.
There was a time when we were madly in love.
Our laughter still echoes in my ears.
They say marriage is built on trust.
They said love is the foundation.
I wonder if we have either of those now.
And what’s worse?
I’ve been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.
Divorce or death.
I have no clue what comes first.
But they both feel the same.
Brayden still has my heart.
And I have a feeling that he wants to keep it.
Will he fight for us and give our love a second chance?
Or is this the end of an era for our family?
A new villain emerges, threatening the peace the immortals crave…
Heden, the youngest Vampyre royal, has always strived to live up to his sovereign duty. As the most gifted programmer in the immortal world, he applies his skills to protect the kingdom and the family he adores. But his siblings have all settled down with families of their own, and Heden often feels like a perpetual third wheel.
Wracked with guilt after her grandfather’s violent death, Sofia Morelli made a sinister pact with an unknown ally. Utilizing her tech ingenuity to plan the ultimate attack against the immortal royals, she begins to realize they might not be the nefarious enemies she believed them to be.
As Heden discovers the new adversaries and learns someone on the Secret Society shares his hacking prowess, he realizes the human, Sofia, might actually hold the key to defeating them. Determined to turn the feisty woman to his side, he employs his jovial nature and seduction skills to win her over. But when their tentative connection turns into something more, Heden understands a coding war isn’t the only thing he could lose to the spunky human. For, he might just lose his heart to someone who can never share his immortal future…
I run a billion-dollar company, and am working on my plans to rule the world. And yet, when you least expect it, life kicks you in the balls. The beautiful, snarky woman that runs the flower shop is perfect to help me with my brother’s wedding. Just seeing her sends my head spinning with possibilities. She’s perfect. To play my fake wife for an event I have coming up as a side deal. Then I want her to open her pretty lips and utter the words. Say you do.
Adventure calls, kidnap the oracle of the Vanfian race. And this witch happens to belong to the king himself. Lovely. Supposedly, the oracle is said to be grotesque, but someone got the definition wrong. This woman is beyond beautiful and needs my help unlocking her powers. And there’s only one way we can make it happen… her loss of innocence.
Lucky is my middle name. Whether on the field or walking the campus, there isn't a woman that can refuse me. Until she shows up. The best part? She’s not having any of my crap. Not a drop of my masculine, rock-your-world moves or anything else I’m trying to put out. And where I wasn’t at all interested in putting in my time, now I’m all for it.
It was only supposed to be one night…
Laura Cunningham is gorgeous, witty and tough as nails…and still single in her late thirties. After dating every man in Manhattan, she’s resigned herself to the fact that true love just might not exist for her. Certainly a bummer for the woman who observed her two best friends fall in love with sexy, strong men who are their soulmates.
Adam Gardner is a soldier who’s been committed to the cause his entire life. Nearing forty, he realizes that once his next mission is complete, he wants to settle down and build a home and family.
Laura and Adam meet on a romantic summer evening, knowing their time is limited due to Adam’s impending deployment. Taken by their instant chemistry, they commit to spending one passionate and intimate night together.
Years later, Adam returns to find Laura with a daughter who shares his sky-blue eyes. Determined to be a father to the little girl, and still enamored by the woman he could never forget, he strives to discern the best path forward.
Laura is shocked by the appearance of the man who stole her heart so many years ago…and who still possesses it. Can the star-crossed lovers build a life together or will their secrets and fears keep them from achieving happiness?
Outlaw. Damaged. Dangerous.
She kept the baby a secret.
But when I see my sister's best friend again...
My instincts go on overdrive.
Her curves - delicious and full.
Her beauty - better then I remembered.
Cassie is pregnant with my baby.
Now I have one goal: Protect them both - or die trying.
Trent Burbank is a wolf shifter who has never shifted into a man. He’s on a mission that he has vowed to complete.
After a devastating trauma, his plans are interrupted. Now his vow has changed.
But when he discovers keeping his word could mean losing his mate, Trent prepares to fight...
Sorry, ladies. Pro athlete Tanner Vaughn doesn't do relationships -- the heart-breaking goalkeeper is solely committed to stopping pucks for the Dallas Devils.
Lately, though, the all-star goalie's game is in the dumps ... until the girl from out of town tells him the one word he's not used to hearing: no.
Is Ainsley the keeper he's been waiting for?
A small town is the perfect place to hide out for me and my little girl. Until the beautiful girl next door reminds me of what I’m missing in life. Love. Lust. Passion. Against my own rules, I let this beautiful, curvy woman in, and before I can really enjoy her warmth, she’s gone. Taken by the guys who want my life. Good luck to them because I’m going after what’s mine. Her.
My next-door neighbor is my fierce protector, my strong defender.
The man who promised to look after me.
He is off-limits. He is almost twice my age.
And he's the only man I've ever wanted.
The man who lives next door is a down and dirty tatted-up mechanic with the grease-stained jeans and the tattered shirts to prove it.
Everyone say he's too old for me. Everyone thinks he's off-limits.
And they're right.
He's my rock. My support. A perfect gentleman.
He won't look at me as the woman I've grown up to become, but I know he is the only man for me.
And when my desires become known, he gives me a stern, strict warning that's crystal clear.
He says he would never cross that line with me...
And if he did, there would be no going back...
To that I say - once we cross that line, I want to stay there.
No matter how wrong it is...
Mechanic Next Door is a high-heat, possessive alpha and younger woman romance. Each book in The Older Man Next Door Series is a complete stand-alone and the books can be read in any order. No cheating, HEA guaranteed.
She’s completely off limits, my best friend’s sister. Her brother is selling their family business to me, and he’s right for doing it. Little did I know that this beautiful vixen is about to jack my world up. There’s one trinket I want for my collection and guess who just bought it? Her. But I’ll play her games. Because I want forever with her.
Molly is too young. Too innocent.
And she's pretending to be my son's girlfriend.
It's a real shame how her sweet curves challenge this cowboy's code.
When my son comes to visit the family ranch, he brings Molly along.
A pretty little temptation my son tries to pass off as his girlfriend.
But I know one thing's for certain: My son doesn’t chase women.
Molly’s a tiny little thing... especially next to me.
She’s adorable. Big blue eyes. A sassy mouth.
And blonde hair I want to wrap around my fist.
I try to keep a tight rein on my untamed need.
But I want to have her. Taste her. Mark her as mine.
I have to be Molly’s first. And her last.
But can a gruff cowboy like me tame the queen of manicures and designer bags?
One things for certain...
When danger threatens Molly and our unborn baby...
I vow to prove the love in my rugged heart.
First book in an angel series. After a supernatural brush with death, teen rebel Nikki is kept safe by swoon-worthy half angels. It would be oh so easy to fall for one--or two--of her protectors. But there's no time for love when the world is about to end.
Sheriff Zac McHenry is fit to be tied. A new "working girl" just showed up at the local truck stop. He doesn't want "her kind" in town! He arrests her, but things aren't what they seem. She's no hooker…she's a librarian!
Her name is Ali, and she's trying to track down a 13-year-old runaway. The girl disappeared from the truck stop a week ago and hasn't been heard from since. Zac tries to send Ali packing, even checks her out of her motel room, but she refuses to leave until she finds the girl. With the rodeo in town and all the hotel and motel rooms in the area booked up, Ali finds herself temporarily homeless.
With no place else to go, she moves in with the sheriff until a room becomes available. Zac thinks his houseguest is a foul-mouthed, ill-tempered hellion. She thinks he's an interfering, arrogant bully. But when they work together to investigate a case of kidnapping, human trafficking, and murder...sparks begin to fly. Is this any way to start a romance?
Seth Le Beau is a shifter pledged to serve Luperca as her right hand, meting out justice to rogue shifters. She has one last job for him before he retires, with the highest stakes imaginable.
Sara Adams is a homicide detective. Her brother was murdered by a rogue and she's determined to see the monster dead. The hunt is on. Who will survive?
Sometimes it’s sweeter to surrender.
My life is going in the right direction.
And just like that my nightmare and everything I tried to forget comes roaring back.
Layne Garrison—stormy grey eyes, bully, the guy who made my life hell in high school is suddenly there, in front of me, in the same town, the same college, and I can’t shake him.
But the darkness never stays neatly tucked away when I learn the reasons that dumped me in foster care.
Will I lose the only man I’ve ever loved, or will my past ruin my future as well?
Bailey is done with men. D – O – N – E. DONE! Billionaire Roman Cadwell can push her buttons as much as he wants, she’s not budging. Especially when he’s wearing a wedding ring. But what if Roman isn’t really married? Nope. She will not fall into Lying McLiarson’s trap. Only every time the man touches her, she forgets she’s a good girl. But no one said she had to be a good girl forever.
He’s moody, stubborn, and quite possibly the hottest guy I’ve ever seen. And I’ve seen quite a few, but this one… I’ve been watching him since freshman year of college. Word on the street is that he thinks women are too needy, too catty, and overall pains in the butt. He’s about to meet his match.