The Start of Us (No Regrets) by Lauren Blakely

**The Start of Us is a prequel novella to The Thrill of It and can be read before or after. ** A new adult story of First Times. Last Times. Connections. And No Regrets…I only wanted a tattoo. A mark on my body to remind me of who I used to be. Something to hold onto when I started my penance for all the things I’d done wrong, the bad choices I’d made by the time I turned nineteen. Instead, I found a night of possibility, of truth, of hope for the future. And the most intense physical connection I’ve ever had.The only one I’ve ever had, and one I will never forget.Trey…When she walked into my tattoo shop, I knew she was like me. Harley had secrets. She had a messed-up past, and things she wanted to run from, or forget ever happened. I couldn’t let her go. So we agreed on one night – to spend it together wandering around the city, getting to know each other, the clock ticking because we knew tomorrow would bring an end to the possibility of an us.Unless tonight was only the start.How can one night be the start of something when tomorrow it has to end?

Author: Lauren Blakely

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
135 reviews

Baker Street #2 (Baker Street Romance) by Mimi Strong

“A charming, funny, satisfying love story about two very interesting people. I loved every page.”
A heart-warming story with sensual romance
“Complicated Girl crackles with the energy of Mimi Strong’s trademark wit and comedic edge. You will swoon for Drew, who is as charming and sarcastic as he is well-dressed.”

Opposites attract when a rough-and-tumble florist meets a sophisticated, well-groomed dentist at her self-help group.

Drew Morgan looks like he stepped out of a men’s fashion magazine. He smells even better. He comes on strong the first time he meets Megan (a.k.a. Meenie), getting her away from the group so he can lay on his charm.

Meenie doesn’t have much practice with flirting, so she does the next most logical thing to get Drew over to her house. She gets a pair of pliers, yanks off her dental cap, and calls Drew on his after-hours emergency number.

When Drew shows up with his stylish leather doctor’s bag, and snaps on his latex gloves, the dental procedure goes horribly wrong and the romance goes surprisingly right.

Once Meenie’s tooth is repaired, the only thing left to fix is the enormous problem she won’t admit she has. Now that she’s in danger of losing her perfect guy, the stakes have never been higher for Meenie to finally stop being so complicated.

COMPLICATED GIRL is a complete, stand-alone novel. It’s book 2 in the Baker Street Romance series, a group of romantic comedy books with linked characters. Book 1, BLUE ROSES, is about Meenie’s sister Tina, and is also available now!

Author: Mimi Strong

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
60 reviews

The Pepper In The Gumbo: A Cane River Romance by Mary Jane Hathaway and Kathryn Frazier

Alice Augustine runs the oldest bookstore in the historic district of Natchitoches and believes technology is the root of most problems. If only more people would turn off the Tv and shut down the computer, the world wouldn’t be in the mess it’s in. If only she can get the teens she loves to step away from the screens and hold on to their Creole culture. The only person who seems to understand her passion for classic literature is the mysterious website owner, Browning Wordsworth Keats.

Paul Olivier comes back to his home town determined to show the people of Cane River that he’s not the poor, nerdy kid he once was. He’s made a fortune designing video games and opening a giant electronics store right in the snooty historic district will be the crowning glory of his career. Unfortunately, one bookish anti-tech fanatic has decided to do everything she can to keep that from happening. Even worse, she doesn’t know that in cyber space, they’re kindred spirits.

Alice and Paul clash from the start, but nothing is ever quite as it seems. When secrets are revealed, will there be a second chance- for both of them?
A romance that brings the humor of You’ve Got Mail and the deep friendships of 84, Charring Cross Road, this romance will touch the classic literature lover in everyone.

Approximately 336 pages and includes recipes!

Author: Mary Jane Hathaway and Kathryn Frazier

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
92 reviews

Back Bay Bride – Boston Romance Series: A Bridal Shop Reno Built Into A Love Story by Sara O’Connell

The bridal salon The Back Bay Bride has been a Boston institution for over 50 years. Generations of women have entered the brownstone searching for the perfect dress in which to celebrate their love. Claire Connor is The Back Bay Bride’s top seller. She has a knack of picking the perfect wedding dress for each blushing bride. Claire was on her way to becoming a blushing bride herself before her boyfriend died suddenly. Now, Claire is lost in her grief and she’s searching for a reason to love again.

Patrick McKenna is one of Boston’s most sought after historic architects. His specialty is taking old and worn spaces and finding the beauty in them. He works with couple after couple watching how the renovation process lays the inner workings of their relationship bare – a process that can either end or strengthen love. Now, Patrick has purchased a brownstone of his own to renovate. After he completes the Back Bay Bride renovation he’s ready to find and build a relationship of his own.

But when Patrick and Claire find that they’re both planning on spending the next month in the small studio apartment above The Back Bay Bride, neither has a back up living situation. Sparks fly as walls are knocked down both physically and emotionally. They’ll both find that while they’re going to have to learn to share the small space, they will also have to learn how to share their hearts to find happiness.

Author: Sara O’Connell

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
68 reviews

Lulu’s Cafe: A Novel by T.I. Lowe

**Amazon Top Rated Seller Kindle Edition**
“Some scars are too deep to ever heal,” Leah Gabriella Allen whispered in hushed anguish.
The orphaned young woman knows all too well about scars – exposed as well as hidden deep within.
Gabriella naively falls in the thorny arms of the abusive Brent Sadler. The constant bruise of cruelty is ever present in their ten years of marriage.
One last momentous beating ends with two deaths and changes Gabriella’s life forever. She stumbles away within an inch of her own life and begins a journey to an unexpected southern home which is none other than Lulu’s Café, where she tries to mend her severed spirit. Lulu is the petite charismatic southern belle, who wisely takes on the challenge of helping the young woman heal. She enlists the support of the enchanting southern gentleman, Crowley J. Mason IV, whose ocean blue eyes seem to hypnotize Leah (as they know her) from the start.
Leah is an unwanted stranger in Crowley’s quaint southern town of Rivertown, South Carolina. He holds her at arm’s length as he tries to decipher the mystery of her recent past, but before the young lawyer realizes it, he finds Leah tucked protectively in his arms. He wants nothing more than to help her heal…if she would just trust enough to let him in.

Author: T.I. Lowe

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
281 reviews

Taste for Trouble: Blake Brothers #1 (The Blake Brothers Trilogy) by Susan Sey

Another smart, sexy contemporary romance from award-winning author Susan Sey…

On the field, soccer star James Blake is pure poetry. Off the field? He’s pure trouble. When his fondness for fast women and bar brawls lands him a suspension from the game, he’s prepared to take his punishment like a man. But since when does a suspension come with a live-in nanny?

TV baking maven Belinda West is the epitome of home-made hospitality, on-screen and off. The personal is the professional when you’re selling the good life, after all. But when her wedding day implodes in front of a live studio audience, Bel’s career goes into a death spiral. She’ll do anything to save it, even take charge of soccer’s most famous bad boy.

To hell with the morals clause in his contract; James isn’t about to shape up for some knock-off Mary Poppins. But since when does Mary Poppins laugh like a naughty angel and smell like sugar cookies? He’s not looking for love but that kiss of hers is practically perfect in every way. And James has a powerful taste for trouble.

Author: Susan Sey

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
189 reviews

Petty Cash by Kimberly Vargas and Katherine Ozga Barsnica

This is the romantic office comedy that human resources warned you about.What if the smartest guy and the most beautiful girl at the office formed an alliance to help each other get promoted?Florida resident Rebecca Blake works as an assistant to a group of psychologists. She is strikingly beautiful and athletic. People see her as a nice, likable girl who is fine in her role but who could never really aspire to more at the company. Rebecca is told in her performance review that in order to get promoted, she is going to have to work on her credibility. As part of her career development plan, she is sent to a behavioral training course (nicknamed ‘Club Detention’) at company headquarters in Virginia. In error, she is partnered with Foster Diamond, who has the highest intelligence scores in the company. Even though he is a genius, Foster has his own issues around interpersonal skills, attitude and his perception overall. Rebecca and Foster have nothing in common, but between his weakness for her beauty and her admiration of his intellect, they forge an unlikely bond. During the course they find that by pooling their respective strengths, they are able to improve their careers. Sooner rather than later, their startling natural chemistry begins to take their partnership in another direction, and they must face their glaring differences or part ways.Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: Kimberly Vargas and Katherine Ozga Barsnica

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
145 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: 4.40 / 5
109 reviews

And Then You Fall (Crested Butte Cowboys Series Book 1) by Heather A Buchman

Set in scenic Colorado, And Then You Fall is about two people who believe themselves undeserving of happiness in love and life, who grow to understand that taking the chance at both is worth it.

Fate put her in his path and he has no intention of ever letting her go.

Liv gave up her dream of being a competitive barrel racer when she was nineteen to follow her great love, Air Force Captain Scott Fairchild, wherever his life took them. When Scott’s F15 is shot down months later, right before the birth of their daughter, Liv’s world is shattered. She returns to her parents’ isolated ranch in Colorado, and raises her daughter as a single parent. Now that Renie is grown and away at college, Liv is bored and cranky. She finds herself spending too much time on social media feeds, cyber-stalking the hot guitar player she met at a concert over the summer.
Ben Rice recognized her as soon as he saw her sitting at the bar. Liv, that was her name, and fate kept putting her in front of him. The first time he saw her, after his band CB Rice opened at Red Rocks, he couldn’t keep his eyes off her. For the next two hours he watched her. She loved music—and she felt it. Not everyone did. She danced, she laughed, she smiled, she lived. That was why he remembered her name when he introduced himself at the end of the show. “I’m Liv,” she’d said. And he was ready to. He’d endured too many struggles in the last few years. He’d worked hard to keep the band going, and he wasn’t going to give up. With a new record about to be released, this was their year—he could feel it.

Used to getting what he wants, Ben pursues the reluctant Liv, who’s busy following her own dreams. When a devastating accident changes the course of her life, Ben is forced to choose between his band’s long-fought meteoric rise to international fame, and the woman he believes is the love of his life.

It’ll take fate’s intervention once again to bring her back to him, where Ben is convinced she belongs. But Liv is faced with the same dilemma she’s always struggled with. Which is it, love or the dreams she’s never allowed herself to put first, that she won’t let go of?

Author: Heather A Buchman

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
63 reviews