Luke Pardini is many things: playboy, tabloid fodder, ridiculously attractive billionaire. He’s the Prince Charming every woman dreams of.
And he wants me to be his fake girlfriend.
I don’t want a relationship, even a make-believe one, but I do need the money. Writing isn’t paying the bills, and I hardly have time for a second job, let alone a romance. But he’s offering me a dream-come true.
I’ll get the fancy dresses, the formal dinners, the full Luke Pardini experience. I get to be Cinderella for a few weeks, then I’ll trade in the shoes. No problem, right?
Except I don’t have to pretend when he touches me, but he’s made it clear I only get to play his girlfriend for a few weeks. When midnight strikes, our Cinderella Arrangement is over.
He promised the arrangement would be simple.
I promised I wouldn’t fall in love.
Author’s Note: The Cinderella Arrangement waspreviously published as Break and Crash. The books have been re-edited and some elements of the story changed. Both stories are standalone novels with HEAs.
Untrue things are rumored of May Rose, but it’s true she’s too pretty for her own good. Her husband has disappeared, and now she’s on her own in a rough town ruled by one of the lumber companies logging the last of West Virginia’s virgin forest. The year is 1899, and a woman alone has few options. With no resources but a litter of pigs and the attachment of an unruly girl, May Rose must find a way to survive. She must also save the girl who sleeps with a doll clutched tight and a knife under her pillow.
Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she’d bought with her first semester’s tuition refund–the only money her addict mother hadn’t taken off with when she’d abandoned them nearly two years ago.
Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he’d met just months prior when she’d first served him the city’s worst diner coffee…which he’d been drinking daily ever since.
Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she’d been fighting hard not to fall for–her only friend in her new shadow of a life–would be in a position to rip her family apart.
Before that night, Caine would never have believed any woman could make him fall head over heels, let alone make him feel so damn compelled to look the other way when it came to his job.
Then that one perfect night changed everything.
“Hot, sweet, and filled with tender moments, Violet Duke writes heroes who make me swoon!” — New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan
BEFORE THAT NIGHT (Bk 1 of 2) chronicles the events that take place seven years prior to EVERY NIGHT WITHOUT YOU (Bk 2 of 2), Caine & Addison’s story of love, sacrifice, and the lengths one will run–and chase–when their past threatens their future.
Note: Each of the four couples in the Unfinished Love series have two books (duets) that take place years apart. This is Caine & Addison’s Book 1; Book 2 reunites them seven years later, and concludes their story.
The UNFINISHED LOVE Series
Four brothers. Each fighting for their second first chance at love. Years be damned.
(Caine & Addison)
— Book 1: Before That Night
— Book 2: Every Night Without You
(Drew & Skylar)
— Book 3: Before That Promise
— Book 4: Every Promise Unspoken
(Gabe & Hannah)
— Book 5: Before That Kiss
— Book 6: Every Kiss Goodbye
(Max & Kennedy)
— Book 7: Before That Chance
— Book 8: Every Chance We Lost
Let bestselling author Sharlyn G. Branson fly you into Switzerland and into a steamy romance novel about two souls who are searching for love.
“Their sizzling chemistry will give you butterflies the whole time.” – Moon Reviews Blog
Alexander Kraftberg: I can’t remember ever needing anything in my life, other than sex and power. At the age of twenty three, I took over my father’s business and turned it into an empire. Kraftberg became one of the best hotel chains in the entire world. I acquired the money and power I’d always dreamed of having, but didn’t know what love meant yet.
When I first saw Alexia at Frank Romer’s party, I couldn’t take my eyes away from her. She was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen.
I knew I had to have her.
Alexia Welson is very beautiful and men do not fail to notice. Still, she feels unhappy and depressed because she’s never managed to fall in love.
But this quickly changes. At a birthday party, she meets the most eligible bachelor in Switzerland–the young and incredibly ambitious multimillionaire Alexander Kraftberg.
Despite her friend’s warnings against getting involved with him due to his notoriety as a big womanizer, the two begin a love affair full of great passion and powerful sexual attraction.
However, their future is threatened by Alexander’s depraved and dark past.
Upon finding out about his lifestyle, Alexia is shocked. She begins to feel torn and terribly insecure…
Dark, intense, and sexy… A turbulent love story full of passion and love.
It’s a simple enough transaction.
Marisol needs the money, and I need a nice girl to parade in front of the cameras.
No feelings. No strings. No falling for anyone.
I’ve been clean for months, but my record company’s not satisfied. Apparently it isn’t enough to only kick a heroin addiction – they’re insisting that I find a girlfriend as well.
If I don’t, they pull Dirtshine’s massive record deal.
It’s supposed to show that I’ve changed my ways, that I’ve turned over a new leaf, all that rubbish. But I’ve had it with suit-wearing wankers telling me what I’m to do, so I’m on the verge of telling them to go f*ck themselves.
And then she shows up.
Marisol locks me out of my own concert by accident. She’s wearing a suit at a rock show, searching for her lost law school textbook, has no idea who I am…
…and for the first time in years, I’m hooked.
She’s smart, driven, and utterly gorgeous. The sort of girl who earnestly believes in following the rules and hates when others don’t.
I’m a huge rock star, recovering addict, and general f*ckup.
Our relationship is for show, and that’s all. But with every smile, every laugh, and every breathtaking glance at her curves, I want her more.
Two months is all we agreed to. But it’s never going to be enough.
Never Enough is a full-length, 90,000-word standalone novel with no cheating, lots of steam, and a happily-ever-after ending.
In the tradition of Behind Closed Doors and The Girl on the Train comes an unsettling story about the lengths some are willing to go to hide the truth. Fans of domestic thrillers and psychological suspense will find Around The Bend addictive and unrelenting.
Secrets can be deadly…
If you were to pass me on the street, you probably wouldn’t even look twice. I’m that normal. I’m just like you, only wealthier. I have it all. The kids, the family, the dog, a house on the hill. Hell–I’m so cliché, I even have a white picket fence. I guess you could say that I’ve dotted my I’s and crossed my T’s. But what I also have–what no one sees in yoga, or at Nieman Marcus, or during the dreadful Ladies Who Lunch charity events I attend (because only God knows why), and perhaps most importantly, in the school pick up line–are secrets.
Deep, dark, deadly secrets.
We all keep secrets, don’t we? We all have thoughts in our heads, things we do, things about us that if people knew, they’d be shocked…right? Well, what if one day we just decided to let the cat out of the bag, so to speak.
What if we decided to let the whole world in on our dirty little secrets? And what if along the way, as we were spilling those secrets, we realized that things aren’t always what they seem and with that knowledge, it changed the whole story?
In this book, I’m laying it all out there. The unraveling of my life. My coming undone. What one might’ve seen had they been paying attention.
What I’ve found in life is people often believe lies before they’ll believe the truth. Well, here it is, in a nutshell. I’ll let you decide which is which…
If you enjoy dark reads, mystery and suspense, you’ll love Britney King’s bestselling psychological thrillers. More than 100K copies downloaded. Available in digital and print.
“Intense and cunning.”
“A wonderfully intense read.”
“A compelling read for fans of thrillers/suspense with romantic elements.”
“Domestic suspense at its finest.”
“A fascinating storyline and absolutely exquisite prose.”
“Addictive and fast-paced.”
“A stunning page-turner. The perfect psychological thriller.”
“Domestic suspense at its finest.”
“I devoured this standalone. With no shortage of surprises, it made for captivating psychological fiction.”
“An incredible page turner with realistic characters and chockful of suspense.”
Zoe Rutherford has come to the end of her rope. Her relationship with Chris has reached the breaking point and it is time to leave. But can she leave? And if she does, what is she willing to leave behind?
This stunning short story, the prequel to Tanya Anne Crosby’s remarkable new novel, THE GIRL WHO STAYED, is tense, poignant, and deeply satisfying – exactly what readers have come to expect from this New York Times bestselling author.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!
Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why perpetually level-headed Jessica James has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…
But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks.
When Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?
Truth or Beard is book #1 in the Winston Brother’s series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), contemporary romantic comedy novel, and follows the romantic exploits and adventures of one of the six Winston Brothers.
Carmel is stuck. The future could be bright, but something is stopping her.
Despite the promise of a bright future away from Ireland, Carmel Sheehan is drawn back to the miserable marriage she feels duty-bound to honour. But when she returns to her monosyllabic husband and his malicious sister, she begins to realize that she cannot endure them any longer.
She finally understands that she can’t begin to live a fulfilled life until she uncovers what led her to where she is now. Armed only with some letters and an old photograph, she begins the arduous journey of discovery as she tries to decipher her tangled past, and embrace the possibilities of a future that has been in the making since before she was born.
In this story, Jean Grainger once again gets to the heart of Ireland. The Future’s Not Ours to See is a story as heart wrenching as it is triumphant.
A romantic entanglement is the last thing Nina wants after she’s acquitted of murdering her abusive husband. Anxious to heal her broken spirit, she flees south where she meets and falls in love with Lee and his daughter, Robbie. Tasked with raising his daughter alone after her mother takes off, Lee also struggles to keep the small beachside cottages he inherited solvent. Nina suggests improvements, and the two work together to make it happen. Soon she becomes a treasured helpmate to him and a surrogate mother to Robbie—at least until the little girl’s wayward mom shows up.
Disclaimer: Before Love Had a Name is presented in serial format with the story in each book continuing into the next one. Series is complete at four books.