Moonstone Beach (Main Street Merchants Book 1) by Linda Seed

Kate Bennet owns a small bookstore in Cambria, California—the kind of shop that smells like mildew, furniture wax, and old pages, the kind where you’ll find a cat napping atop the used biographies. Two years out from a divorce that left her emotionally fragile, Kate is starting to think that maybe she’s ready for love again—or at least for a fling with a hot man. Jackson Graham is a local chef who’s controlling when it comes to food, careless when it comes to women, and temperamental when it comes to just about everything.

When Kate’s friends mobilize to set things up between Kate and Jackson, she expects some casual pleasure followed by a hasty goodbye, but Jackson’s long-term crush on Kate means that he’s in this one to win. The problem is, neither he nor Kate knows whether he can change the self-defeating habits that usually send women scurrying for the door as soon as the afterglow fades.

Throw in a beautiful backdrop of rocky beaches and rugged coastline, a manipulative father, a Mary Kay–pushing stepmother, a yapping Pomeranian, and a nervous ring-tailed lemur, and you’ve got Moonstone Beach, the first contemporary romance in a series of four about Kate and her friends, Gen, Lacy, and Rose.

Author: Linda Seed

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
247 reviews

Finding Ever After (Ever After 1) by Stephanie Hoffman McManus

The day she graduated high school, Jaxyn left everything behind to escape. Now, three years later, she’s done running from her past and finally returning home to Boston to face the friends she abandoned without warning and the nightmares that still wake her in the night.

Back in the house that holds all of her childhood memories, from before life showed her that ‘happily ever afters’ don’t come easy, she is unsure of what the future holds. She definitely wasn’t expecting Kyden McCabe, the hot, tattooed and pierced musician she meets her first night back. He’s arrogant, frustrating and completely wrong for her.

All she ever wanted as a little girl was to be swept off her feet by a prince, but Ky is nothing like the heroes from the stories her mom used to read to her. He lives his life one night stand at a time and she knows he’s nothing but trouble.

Still haunted by her past and afraid to let anyone see the scars she hides, she fights the attraction she feels for Kyden and wonders if she’ll ever find her storybook ending. Then a monster from her past threatens to rip away her chances before she realizes that maybe she already found it.

Content Advisory 17+ recommended, adult language, mild violence

Excerpt:

“Are you going to kiss me?” My voice came out breathless and the corners of his mouth curved up into a devastating smile.
“Believe me, you’ll know when I’m going to kiss you.” He lowered his face until it was just inches from mine. My heart rate increased and a flush crawled up my neck and over my face. His eyes were locked on mine and I was unable to look away or move, even though I knew I should. He leaned in even closer until his lips hovered just over my jaw. He took my chin gently in one hand and trailed his thumb over my bottom lip. I felt his warm breath on my neck as he moved to whisper in my ear.
“You’re not ready for me yet Princess, but when you are I promise you won’t have to ask whether or not I’m going to do it.” Just like that he pulled away and walked right out of the room. It took me a moment to collect myself and I was left wondering what the heck just happened. Holy heart attack Batman. I was in trouble. That much I knew.

Author: Stephanie Hoffman McManus

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
199 reviews

Prince Charming by CD Reiss

Keaton Bridge is one hundred percent bad boy. Cassie doesn’t need a boy and certainly not a bad one. Nope. She fights crime for a living, and everything about this guy screams trouble, from his charming British accent to his mysterious past. And Cassie doesn’t do trouble.Keaton’s got his own trouble. He’s trying to go legit, and an FBI agent hanging around is the last thing that will help his credibility. All it took was one night of passion to sear her into his skin. Now he can’t imagine living happily ever after without her. All they have to do is walk away.But neither of them ever walks away from a challenge.

Author: CD Reiss

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
191 reviews

Storm (Storm MC #1) by Nina Levine

Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn’t shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety; the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.

Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn’t know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again.

Madison and Jason are brought back together by a force out of their control; one that pushes them to a breaking point. Can they overcome their past and discover a love worth fighting for or will the harsh reality of their world finally and completely break them both?

Author: Nina Levine

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
758 reviews

Can’t Shake You (River Bend, #1) by Molly McLain and Sommer Stein

****USA Today Bestseller as part of the Red Hot Obsessions boxed set!****Can’t Shake You is the first book in the steamy, small town contemporary romance series, River Bend, by author Molly McLain.Lovers to friends to lovers…could it get any more complicated?One thing Carissa Brandt knows: spontaneity always gets her in trouble. Still, she’s gone and jumped head first into an impulsive summer renovation project with her fingers crossed. When her contractor turns out to be a cheat, it seems her only lifeline is the proffered hand of Josh Hudson–the sexy Marine who left her aching for more than their single night together three years ago.Josh has two hard and fast rules: never mix business with pleasure and don’t look twice at women his friends have dated, much less loved. It makes life in a small town simple–or it would, if he wasn’t harboring a secret with the potential to destroy his good name and the reputation of a woman he can’t get out of his head.When Carissa finds herself in a bind, Josh’s integrity–both personal and professional–won’t let her fail. Will working together finally extinguish the attraction lingering between them? Or will the smoldering embers of their passionate rendezvous ignite all over again and set aflame the friendships they cherish the most?Warning: This book contains a hella-sexy, inked up hero, a spunky heroine who isn’t afraid to speak her mind, smokin’ hot sex, and enough swearing to make your momma blush. For readers 18+.

Author: Molly McLain and Sommer Stein

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
339 reviews

Along Came a Ranger (Texas Lawmen Book 3) by Debra Holt

No cowboys allowed. That is Stacy Smith’s motto. Having overcome a rough childhood, she vows to not repeat the same mistakes that her mother made. Writing bestselling romance novels as Sabrina Noelle, she is happy to stay in her ivory tower, creating perfect worlds for her heroes and heroines that keep her busy and her heart whole. Texas Ranger Davis McKenna handles crisis situations on a regular basis. But when he is stranded in a hotel elevator with a gorgeous woman on the verge of panic, he soon realizes that there’s more at play than just his protective instincts. Take one determined Texas Ranger and one equally stubborn romance author and there is bound to be a showdown at high noon where desires and hearts are concerned. Can Stacy risk opening her heart to the man who represents everything she never wanted?

Author: Debra Holt

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
109 reviews

ALL THAT HE WANTS (Volume 1 The Billionaire’s Seduction) by Olivia Thorne

For fans of 50 Shades Of Grey and contemporary romance… the Billionaire’s Seduction series!Lily Ross was having another miserable day at work when tall, dark, and stunningly handsome walked in and swept her off her feet.Over one passionate weekend, mysterious Connor Brooks leads Lily through a world of sensual delights and showers her with wealth and extravagance beyond her wildest dreams.But every forbidden fruit comes with a price.Connor is not the man he claims to be, and dangerous figures from his past are lurking in the shadows, waiting to destroy him – and Lily, too, if she gets in their way.This book contains the first four parts of the series, over 500 pages!All That He Wants – Part 1 (Currently free on Amazon at www.AllThatHeWants.com)All That He Desires – Part 2All That He Demands – Part 3All That He Requires – Part 4Because of frank depictions of sexuality and use of profanity, All That He Wants Volume 1 is intended for Mature Audiences only.All That He Wants (Volume 1) is 125,000 words.

Author: Olivia Thorne

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
335 reviews

Dark Mafia Prince (a mafia romance): Dangerous Royals #1 by Annika Martin

My father ripped Aleksio’s family apart when he was just a boy. He stole their crime empire. Now Aleksio’s back, beautiful and brutal in his Armani suit, wrapping my hair in his fist. He’s my captor, my tormenter…and I’m my father’s only weakness. “I’m the most dangerous enemy you’ll ever have,” he says, “Because every time you look at me, you see somebody good.” But I can’t help it. I remember when he was my only friend. I remember when they they lowered his tiny casket into the ground, and how I cried when they lied to us and told us the prince was dead.”The way he uses me is primitive and demeaning. And all I can think is, don’t stop!” ~Mira“A breathtaking ride of danger and dark sensuality.” ~NYT Bestselling author Skye Warren “Twisted, sexy and dark—Dark Mafia Prince is everything I love in a stay-up-all-night-can’t-put-it-down read!” ~M. O’Keefe“A breathtaking ride of danger and dark sensuality.” ~NYT Bestselling author Skye Warren”Explosively fantastic!”~KL KreigA top read of 2016! ~Totally Booked, Saints & Sinners Books, Romance Book Nerd

Author: Annika Martin

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
220 reviews

Where We Belong (A Touch of Fate) by K.L. Grayson and S.G. Thomas

**This book contains sensitive subject matters**
This book is a standalone novel

Regret . . . she’s a snarky little bitch.

I’ve tried several times to regret the events that took place on June 5, 2008, but for the life of me, I can’t. I’d never regret the pain, the suffering, or the heartache because they ultimately led me to the place I am now. And I can’t regret the place I am now. What I still can’t figure out is this: how is it possible that the single worst day of my life inadvertently became the very best day?

Five years ago my life was irrevocably changed.

Seventeen minutes was all it took—
to lose my best friend…
to lose the love of my life…

Seventeen minutes was all it took for the seeds of hope—the seeds of my future—to be planted in the worst possible way.

Author: K.L. Grayson and S.G. Thomas

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
261 reviews