Jaqie Shanahan’s roommate and best friend, Jeep McBain, wins the statue for best screenplay. And disappears.
Murdered? An accident? Fear of success? Whatever the reason, her fun-loving, womanizing, self-centered Jeep McBain vanishes without a trace—without even a good-bye.
One year later, Jaqie has a successful screenplay of her own, and finds a new best friend in Madrille Keiser, Hollywood’s biggest star. But without Jeep to share in her success, Jaqie realizes it’s time to take a break. Time to come to grips with the hard truth that Jeep is forever gone.
Turns out, she’s only half-right.
Jaqie, her dog, and her gecko sail away for a working vacation in the Caribbean. She and her little tribe anchor offshore and decide it’s a great day to take the dinghy and do some old-fashioned beachcombing for seashells—like the pictures in the brochure.
What they find is a dead guy in a great suit bobbing just shy of high tide, and a sort-of-dead guy in baggy shorts and a Hawaiian shirt chasing seagulls off the body.
Jeep McBain may not be alive and well in Puerto Rico, but his ghost is.
And he’s engaged.
“Jaqie, her name is Clarice. She’s real. Like me, real. We’re going to spend the rest of whatever this is,” he outlined his transparent torso, “together. We like all the same things. Plus, we were both bludgeoned to death. How great is that?”
But, first …
Jaqie must find out who murdered Jeep and the love of his afterlife so the happy couple can Move On.
Jaqie can convince the chief of police that she did not kill Jeep. That she can keep the killers from killing her. That she can get the job done without Madrille’s head of security, Paul Bracken, getting in her way and under her skin. Constantly. Paul with the sea-green eyes and hair that is way too long and far too unruly for former military.
None of which is listed in the brochure about seashells.
I’m screwed. And banging Mia Doyle is my best defense. Deported? After all these years?Damn it. This sh-t doesn’t happen to the rich and powerful. I’m not going back. But, they say the only way I can stay is if I marry someone from the States.Mia’s supposed to be off limits. Company policy. But she’s one of the few women who can tolerate me.F-ck policies. I’m the boss, and I do who—and where—I want. No questions asked. It’s a win-win.She’s got something I need—I’ve got something she wants.Two can play this game. And I’ve got the upper hand—or at least I think I do.Now, all I have to do is get her to say yes and get the feds to believe our fake love is real… then I’ll have to convince my heart it’s not.If you love filthy-rich bastards, fake fiance’s, no cliffhangers, no cheating, and panty-melting happily ever afters, one-click this standalone fake marriage romance now!
FINALIST – 2016 IAN Book of the Year AwardsFrom the bestselling author of Things Go Wrong for Me and Perhaps I’ve Said Too Much…In this hilarious, heartfelt and surprisingly useful book, bestselling humor author and comedian Rodney Lacroix opens up about his failed romantic endeavors and – more importantly – how you can avoid the same hysterically bad (and sometimes wince-inducing/dry-heave generating) mistakes.Let’s face it. Everyone can use a little help in the dating and love departments. It just so happens that sometimes such help comes in the form of a hysterical book that has a cover showing a teddy bear riddled with arrows and the word “Hell” in the title.Written in Rodney’s trademarked comedic style, Romantic As Hell gives some great relationship advice like:- Why shouldn’t I give a feral cat as a token of my affection?- Why you’re not fooling anyone with that “free back massage any time” coupon.- Which “romantic getaways” should you avoid, and which one may result in having your own shoes thrown at you?- Why doesn’t my man wear his Pinocchio thong?- How can we keep the spark alive while parenting in a house with four children who are all busy annoying the crap out of us?Each hilarious story is punctuated with amazing illustrations that transform the book into a highly entertaining feast for the eyes, as well.Forming a relationship is hard. Keeping a relationship is harder. But adding romance into that relationship? Well, that can be a real bitch, can’t it?Whether you’re trying to find a mate, already dating, trying to keep your marriage fresh or just looking for some new ideas, Romantic As Hell – Tales of Woe, Tips of Woo by award-winning humor author Rodney Lacroix has got your situation covered and is here to save the day.Rodney Lacroix knows two things: comedy and romance. As “A Guide for the Romantically Challenged,” he puts them together in a package that is sure to give the audience some unique concepts and perspectives on affection, and a whole lot of side-splitting laughter.
Clive is the local man candy in his mountain town. But after tragedy struck years ago, he’s closed himself off to the idea of love. It’s gonna take someone extra sweet to break his hard-candy shell. When candy-maker, Hazel, moves into town, he finds what he’s been waiting for. But falling in love means more than just satisfying a craving and he has to weigh the filthy-sweet rewards to decide if he’s ready. Dear Reader, Mountain Man Candy is more than a short and sexy sugar-rush. It’s a romantic AF, sprinkles on top, dipped-in-chocolate-cherry that’s about to be popped, bite-sized piece of perfection. It’s a mouthful–and you deserve the extra calories. Promise! xo, frankie
Looking in your teenage daughters’ purse is never a good idea.
After all, it ended up with Carolina Jessup opening a Bed & Breakfast for railroad fanatics in a tiny Georgia Mountain town. Carolina knows all about, and hates, small towns. How did she end up leaving her wonderful Atlanta suburbs behind while making her husband’s dreams come true?
The town bully (who wears a lavender skirt and white gloves), an endless parade of teenagers through her house, and everybody’s talk about a ghost have Carolina looking for an escape, or at least a way to move back home. Instead, she”s front and center for all of Chancey’s small town gossip.
Unlike back home in the suburbs with privacy fences and automatic garage doors, everybody in Chancey thinks your business is their business and they all love the newest Chancey business. The B&B hosts a Senate candidate, a tea for the County Fair Beauty contestants, and railroad nuts who sit out by the tracks and record the sound of a train going by. Yet, nobody believes Carolina prefers the ‘burbs.
Oh, yeah, and if you just ignore a ghost, will it go away?
“The pages [were] so hot, they almost melted my reader.”Dark, dangerous dragon shifters who just need true love…She is the key to his treasure-but only if she can unlock his heart in timeCynical yet sexy dragon shifter Sebastian Bernal rules a modern empire of riches. Cruelly betrayed once by a woman, he no longer believes in love. His only true passion is to find his ancestors’ stolen treasures-golden objects filled with the essence of his own power. Without them, he will die. And time is running out.Smart, practical Lacey Whitman is consumed by her demanding yet beloved job. She has no time for men. Except the one man whose smoky eyes and electrifying presence caress her dreams at night, tempt her senses by day. But Sebastian Bernal and his dark secrets will only cause inevitable heartbreak…or worse.Yet as Lacey’s undeniable allure melts Sebastian’s defenses, everything threatens to tip out of his control. She is his mate-and she’s about to disrupt not only his bitter oath to recover his family’s legacies by whatever means necessary, but his shattered heart and fading soul.
At thirty years old, caterer Lexie Baump has a lot on her plate. With a business to run, she doesn’t have time for any added distractions. But one momentary indiscretion adds a little hiccup to Lexie’s plans. She’s pregnant. With no relationship prospects.But if Lexie thought fighting morning sickness while running a catering business was hard, enter Dr. Fletcher Haybee. Their connection is instant, and their love of vintage rock tee shirts and Elvis music is enough to bond them for life. There are just two minor problems.One: he’s dating her oversexed best friend. Two: he’s also her obstetrician.With events to cater, awkward OB appointments to endure, and her ever-growing baby bump making it impossible to close her jeans, Lexie has to find a way to curb her undeniable attraction toward Fletcher and focus on her new role as a working mother. But it certainly isn’t easy when its clear Fletcher himself feels the same magnetic pull toward Lexie.Can Lexie leave the gorgeous Fletcher for her best friend to chew up and spit out, or will she cave to her feelings and find love in the stirrups? Life is about to get messy, and we’re not just talking about crumbs in the car seat…(This is book 1 of a series. Though it is a stand alone novel, it is best if followed up by book 2, Apples & Oranges, and then book 3, Then & Now. Happy reading!)
Joanie Fox can’t wait to settle down and marry the man of her dreams. However, when her engagement starts to look more stalemate than soulmate, her best friend stages an intervention sure to make even the most hardened, serial daters wince: 10 Dates in 10 Days. Statistically, if you kiss a lot of frogs there’s bound to be at least one that’s not a complete toad, isn’t there? With nothing to lose, Joanie embarks on a crazy rollercoaster of blind dates. After all, what can possibly go wrong in the search for Mr. Right? 10 Dates is a standalone, sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy with a happy ending. It is not for the feint hearted and is best suited for readers over the age of eighteen due to sexual themes and mature content.Amazon USA reviewers are calling 10 Dates:5 STARS “Funny! If you like Bridget Jones, you’ll love this!”5 STARS “Awesome characters, perfect beach read.”5 STARS “Love this Rom-Com!”5 STARS “Brilliantly Entertaining.”