What Stays in Vegas by Beth Labonte

Bored administrative assistant, Tessa Golden, is trapped in a life of lousy weather, irritating bosses, and mind-numbing secretarial work. Her dreams of being an artist have rapidly deteriorated into building things out of paperclips while on hold with tech support. To make matters even worse, the love of her life has gone off and married another woman.So when Tessa is suddenly transferred to the Las Vegas branch of her company – playing wingwoman to her freshly divorced boss, juggling a client-from-hell, and catching the eye of one very eligible coworker – will her life finally be shaken up enough to straighten itself out?

Author: Beth Labonte

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
464 reviews

This is the Wonder by Tracey Ward

From the first moment I saw him – all blue eyes and American pie – I knew I’d never be the same.

Determined to escape the pressure of her impending college graduation, Wren Porter chooses to take a semester in Europe. She’s there to study, party, and hide from the stress of deciding what to do with the rest of her life.

At least that’s the plan until she meets Jax, an American soldier stationed overseas. He’s charming, he’s handsome, and in one small act of kindness he becomes Wren’s own personal hero. Suddenly the two are swept up in a mad romance that will breach borders, break laws, and leave them breathless.

But Jax has questions about his own future and when reality comes calling their bond is put to the test. Are they only meant to have the time they shared together in Europe, or could they be so much more?

Could they be the future they’ve both been looking for?

Standalone New Adult Romantic Comedy with no cliffhangers.
*Due to language and sexual situations this book is not recommended for readers under 18.

Author: Tracey Ward

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
38 reviews

Sweet Contradiction (The Contradiction Series Book 1) by Peggy Martinez

When Beth Michaels high tailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. Oneget as far away as quickly as possible, and twonever set foot in her parents home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her 56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral. Theres a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it aint all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating. #1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys aint her type. #2. Tie wearin and church frequentin is an automatic dismissal. #3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem. Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some. Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesnt mean he fits into a little slot of Beths preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, hes pretty sure theres a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior. His own & Sweet Contradiction.
***FAIR WARNING: If you are easily offended by books that happen to mention things concerning God, Religion, Etc., in a favorable or unfavorable light, then this book might not be for you.***

Author: Peggy Martinez

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
67 reviews

Love Bats Last: (Contemporary Romance) (The Tavonesi Series Book 1) by Pamela Aares

A stormy night changes their lives forever…

In LOVE BATS LAST, (The Heart of the Game, #1), the baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find—he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

While each book in The TAVONESI SERIES: HEART OF THE GAME can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely enjoy reading all the books in the series:
Love Bats Last (Book 1, Jackie and Alex)
Thrown By Love (Book 2, Chloe and Scotty)
Fielder’s Choice (Book 3, Matt and Alana)
Love On The Line (Book 4, Cara and Ryan)
Aim for Love (Book 5, Sabrina and Kaz)

PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST
“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love the series Heart of the Game!” —EarthLoving Lens

“A new star in the romance world!” —New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander

“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace

“I didn’t want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more.” —Julie, GoodReads.com reader

“Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning the pages, there will be no putting this story down until love bats last! —Julie Caicco, InD’tale Magazine

AUTHOR
PAMELA AARES is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.

Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows.

Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!
(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, romance sports,new kindle romance)

Author: Pamela Aares

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
132 reviews

Every Breath You Take (Billionaires in Disguise: Georgie and Rock Stars in Disguise: Xan, Episode 1): A New Adult… by Blair Babylon

What happens when a Rock Star in Disguise meets a Billionaire in hiding?
Georgie doesn’t know who she is dating.

At a high society wedding, Georgie Johnson is introduced to Alexandre de Valentinois, a hereditary duke of nothing who flies around the world on his private planes and describes himself as “one of those despicable, idle rich men.” Yet, when pressed, he sings at the wedding in a gorgeous, clear tenor that tugs at Georgie’s soul, and miraculously, he calms her paralyzing stage fright so she can accompany him on the piano, even though she thought she had left her classical music career behind when she went into hiding.

But Alexandre has a dark side. His name is Xan Valentine, and he’s the rock star front man for Killer Valentine. He’s famous, but his paparazzi-dogged lifestyle might get Georgie killed.

Author: Blair Babylon

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
73 reviews

Forgive Me (TAT: A Rocker Romance Book 2) by Melanie Walker

Warning. Readers 18+ for mature content…very mature. There are very deep issues at play in this book and it is not for the weak. The twist in this book leaves you devastated and you will need to absorb it. You will get mad, cry your heart out, be crushed, smile, and lose it by the end of this book. Forgive Me is about Forgiveness. All the things you think you know are only a fraction of the big picture. Sass and Shame in the first book of the TAT Series, Trust Me, are the IT couple that all the other friends aspire to be. They are in sync with each other so much that it is sickening. In this book it starts off as Sass without Shame and vice versa. Shame left Sass behind to chase his dream of rockstar status. While on the road she moves on and he is left with regrets not knowing Sass is in her own personal hell. There are many events that happen in this book that are all connected to one another. A tragedy brings the entire group of friends together and Sass and Shame’s paths cross again. They both have been living with a great amount of regret for their past actions and wish they could start off where they left off, but they can’t. Their communication is lacking in a great way and it builds to the point where it is a mountain of lies, deceit, and tragedy. Sass has experienced things no one should be put through and in Shame’s eyes she is his perfect storm. Will Sass and Shame overcome their issues?

Author: Melanie Walker

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
184 reviews

Finding Never: A New Adult Romance (Never say Never Book 2) by C.M. Stunich

Finding Never, a New Adult Novel Recommended for Ages 18 and Up
#2 in the series beginning with “Tasting Never”
(Books 1-5 are available now – Reading list included below!)

“Tell me, Never, do you still love him?”

Never Ross and Ty McCabe have come a long way – but they can’t stop now. Their pasts are still there, ready to sweep over and consume them if they don’t confront them. A visit to Never’s family seems like the first logical step, but will it make things better or worse? And what about Noah Scott? Ty is Never’s tortured other half, but can he also be the healing balm that she so desperately needs? With McCabe’s past still a virtual unknown, Never is going to have to make more than one decision capable of breaking both their hearts.

“Ty has changed; I have changed, and things are not always what they seem.”

READING LIST:
#1: Tasting Never
#2: Finding Never
#3: Keeping Never
OR #1-3: “Tasting, Finding, Keeping: The Story of Never”
#4: Never Can Tell
#5: Never Let Go
#6: Never Did Say (Releases July 2015)

Also Available From CM Stunich
-Broken Pasts (Contemporary Adult Romance)
-F*ck Valentine’s Day (Contemporary Romance Erotica)
-Hell Inc. (Comedic Paranormal Romance)
-The Feed (Young Adult Fantasy/Romance)

FINDING NEVER EXCERPT:

“Before you say whatever it is that you’re going to say, can I show you something?” he asks as the fog of his breath tangles and dances with mine in the crisp winter air.
“Ty, you don’t – ”
He cuts me off.
“Please.” He says the word like it’s a question, but it’s not. He’s not asking my permission. Ty is telling me that he’s going to show me whether I like it or not, so I better be ready for it. “I need to show you how much you rock my f*cking world.” And then Ty is kissing me hot and hungry, down my neck and back up again. He’s biting my lip and making me bleed, brushing his lips across the beating pulse in my neck, the one that throbs like crazy when he’s around.
“Ty, stop,” I say because we’re on a playground for God’s sake, but he doesn’t. He doesn’t stop. He adjusts my wrists so that he’s holding them with one hand, and although I probably could fight him if I wanted to, I don’t. I don’t want him to stop, not now, not ever.

Author: C.M. Stunich

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
137 reviews

Evidence of Trust: Romantic Suspense Mystery Thriller (Colorado Trust Series Book 1) by Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

EVIDENCE OF TRUST, Book 1

Having grown up under the excessive expectations of her CEO father, Brittany Lucas is as resistant to authority as the mustang she’s training for her boss. It’s a fault that lands her in more danger than she bargains for while camping in the back-country of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ranger Joel Morgan is used to having the upper hand in all his cases—until he runs into the headstrong blond while investigating disturbing incidents of poaching in the park. Brittany’s imprudent lie of omission awakens ghosts in his past, making the sizzling attraction between them unwelcome.

As he searches for evidence he can trust her, the monster mutilating wildlife turns his sights on Brittany, and Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.

EXCERPT:

“Find anything interesting up there?” Randy Gifford asked.

“Just a camper in a restricted area.”

“You think it could be the guy you’re looking for?”

“It’s a woman. Camping where she shouldn’t be. I’m going to make sure she leaves in the morning, then return to my original route.”

“You may want to reconsider. That storm front I mentioned earlier is moving a lot faster than expected. It’s over the Never Summer Mountain Range and will reach your area tonight. Temperature’s dropping, too, so be prepared.”

Joel surveyed the heavy, gray clouds he’d noticed earlier. “What are they forecasting?”

“If it keeps moving, a couple inches. If it stalls, up to a foot.”

He muttered a curse. That would be a problem. “If that happens, we could be up here for a few days, so yeah, scrap the original route. The closest trailhead is Longs Peak, can you get someone to drop off my truck and trailer over there in the morning?”

“Will do.”

Five minutes later, he rode back into Brittany Lucas’s camp as she threw a couple pieces of wood on the campfire that’d been nothing but banked coals when he left. She brushed off her hands before bracing them on her hips.

“Now what?”

He dismounted to unpack his gear. “I’ll be camping here with you tonight.”

“Ranger Morgan, let me assure you, I have every intention of leaving in the morning.”

“And until then, I’ll make sure you stay safe.”

“I don’t need you to babysit me,” she insisted, irritation flooding her voice as she sat by the fire.

Ignoring the fact she’d heard him earlier, he met her stare over the top of Nobel’s saddle. “You got a gun?”

Her gaze faltered. “No.”

“Well, the poacher does, so I’m staying.” That shut her up, until he tossed his sleeping bag inside her tent.

COLORADO TRUST SERIES
Evidence of Trust, book 1
Trust by Design, book 2
Trust in the Lawe, book 3
Shattered Trust, book 4
Dare to Trust, book 5

Other Romantic Suspense by Stacey Joy Netzel
ITALY INTRIGUE SERIES
Lost in Italy, book 1
Run to Rome, book 2

Author: Stacey Joy Netzel and Stacy D. Holmes

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
238 reviews

Burning Desire (Condemned Angels MC Series #1) by Heather Leigh and Mandy Smith

Jeremy Moretti and Chase DeLuca have grown up together and into different MCs. Their lives were promised and destined to the Condemned Angels and Hell’s Rebels. As they grew, so did Chase’s feelings for Jeremy’s younger sister, Roxanne.

Stemming from separate clubs, they have all the stakes against them. Michael Moretti, President of the Condemned Angels has forewarned Chase to stay away from his daughter.There is too much at risk and clubs stick to their own. No mixing whatsoever.

The years apart have done them good, however, Roxanne has finished school and is back home, and back in Chase’s life. However, she isn’t alone. Roxanne is dating the Treasurer of her father’s club.

Things start to go wrong as Roxy and Chase’s secret feelings grow stronger for one another. Will Chase fight for what has always been his, or will the MC stand in his way?

**BOOK 1 of a 4 BOOK SERIES**

***NOT a stand-alone book***

Author: Heather Leigh and Mandy Smith

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
82 reviews

His Angel: The Angel Trilogy-Book One by Kimberly Blalock and Nicole Bailey

When Evan Young walks into Abigale Hayes’s life she falls; mind, body, and soul for the man she thinks he is, having no idea that the secrets he holds in his hands will destroy the girl she is. Abby must decide how the truth will affect the relationship that has her craving more with every breath she takes and how she will take revenge into her own hands. Evan will die to protect Abby and will kill for her too. The events that unfold will change who Abigale is forever.

Author: Kimberly Blalock and Nicole Bailey

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
50 reviews