From Out in the Cold by L.A. Witt

Neil Dalton’s foundation is already cracking. Grief, guilt, and PTSD have ruled his life since a terrible crime tore his world apart last year, and he’s dreading a holiday visit with the family he simultaneously needs and resents. Then someone from his past shows up and rattles that shaky foundation right out from under him.

First a war nearly destroyed Jeremy Kelley, then his family threw him out when he needed them the most. Now he’s barely holding on emotionally. He spends his last dollar to get to Chicago and prays his former best friend won’t leave him out in the cold.

Neil and Jeremy spend the holidays with Neil’s family in their hometown of Omaha. They struggle to deal with families, flashbacks… and feelings that haven’t even begun to fade since their last failed attempt at more than friends. As they try to repair their fractured psyches and rebuild damaged bridges, they rely on each other more than ever, but they can’t deny the mutual attraction that’s existed since before they were both emotionally battered and scarred. If they couldn’t make it work back then, how in the world can they pull it off now?

This book was previously published and has been lightly revised.

Author: L.A. Witt

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
119 reviews

Second Chance SEAL: A Bad Boy Military Romance by B. B. Hamel

Gates
I have a big surprise for her.

Two years ago, I made her sweat and beg for more, and then I left to serve my country. The military owns me, and I don’t have time to get attached.

Until I come home. After meeting again for the first time since I left, she shows up at my doorstep and asks for my help. Her psycho ex-boyfriend is after her, and only a real man can keep him away.

I’ll give her what she wants. But she’s going to get a lot more than she thinks.

Piper is going to be mine. I’ll fight off her enemies and show her how hard I can be. And when I’m done, she’s going to get down and take what I have to give her.

I can’t wait to see the look on her face when I tell her what she’s doing next.

Piper
That cocky SEAL wasn’t supposed to take me again.

He was supposed to be a burning hot one night stand. I let him press my wrists down into the pillows until I couldn’t say another word. After that night, Gates left to serve overseas in Syria for two years, and I moved on with my life.

Until he showed up out of the blue, just as cocky and handsome as I remembered. All of those old memories came rushing back, and I knew I would get back down on my knees if he asked me to.

Now I need his help, but he wants more than I’m capable of giving him.

I don’t know how I can keep him from sliding my panties off when all I want to do is say yes over and over.

Second Chance SEAL is HOT, action-packed, incredibly steamy, and features some dirty language. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+.

Second Chance SEAL is a standalone, full-length novel. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed HEA.

Author: B. B. Hamel

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
195 reviews

Sealed with a Kiss (Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1) by Leeanna Morgan

A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime’s worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can’t give her, it breaks his heart. Rachel McReedy isn’t impressed with John Fletcher’s money, fast cars, or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it’s like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn’t prepared for what she’s about to find.The day John meets Rachel, life as he knows it comes to an abrupt end. She stirs something deep inside him and makes him question what’s really important. He knows Rachel holds the key to his daughter’s happiness, but will she willingly hold the key to his heart? Discover the magic of Emerald Lake in the first book in the Emerald Lake Billionaires series, linked to The Bridesmaids Club and Montana Brides. For more information about this series and other books, please visit leeannamorgan.com and sign up for my newsletter.Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan: (All series are linked)Emerald Lake Billionaires:Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)The Bridesmaids Club:Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)The Protectors:Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)Book 2: Just Breathe (Kelly and Tanner)Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)Montana Brides:Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent) Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)Book 4.5 Forever Santa (A Montana Brides Christmas Novella)Book 5: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)Book 6: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)Book 7: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)

Author: Leeanna Morgan

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
385 reviews

Stranded with the SEAL (HERO Force Book 1) by Amy Gamet

Love and danger collide on a snowy mountain road…Navy SEAL Trevor “Hawk” Hawkins is on a mission to avenge his teammate’s death when he crashes into another car during a blizzard. Olivia Grayson was running from her own wedding, but the accident leaves her struggling to remember anything at all. Sparks fly between Trevor and Olivia, but an enemy is quickly closing in on the remote cabin – and the holes in Olivia’s memory might be the biggest danger of all.

Author: Amy Gamet

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
425 reviews

The Soldier’s E-Mail Order Bride (Heroes of Chance Creek Series Book 2) by Cora Seton

Staff Sergeant Austin Hall has a brilliant record in the Special Forces—except for one disastrous decision that cost his best friend’s life. Now he’s heading home to Chance Creek, Montana, where he’d like to spend the rest of his days in the obscurity of his family’s ranch. Too bad Great Aunt Heloise won’t hand the ranch over unless all four of the Hall brothers marry and one of them produces an heir within the year. Austin is too broken to marry for love, so he places an online ad for a fake wife. What could possibly go wrong?

Ella needs to leave Hollywood—fast. It’s bad enough another actress stole her fiancé—on national television. Now she’s ruined her comeback by decking her ex on a morning talk show. Pursued by paparazzi, Ella needs a new life, a new name and someplace to hide. When she reads Austin’s ad for a stand-in wife, she knows she can act this part perfectly. To the rest of the residents of Chance Creek, they’ll be a happily married couple. In private, they’ll just be roommates. In a year when she’d old news and the Hall brothers secure the ranch, she and Austin will quietly divorce and she’ll go on her way.

Or will she?

Austin’s already finding it hard to remember his promise never to love again. Ella’s finding it hard to keep her hands to herself. But when they’re asked make a back-up baby, Ella realizes she may have stepped into a lifetime role.

Can this pretend marriage go the distance?

Author: Cora Seton

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
763 reviews

All Fired Up (DreamMakers Book 1) by Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend

Welcome to book 1 of the DreamMakers series. A red-hot collaboration from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors VIVIAN AREND and ELLE KENNEDY.

He’s ready to lead the way

As the owner of DreamMakers Inc., Parker Wilson takes the skills he learned as a Ranger to help men win in the love department, using every resource available to plan the perfect date. But when a routine recon turns into an unexpected night of fiery passion, Parker’s mission becomes personal—and he won’t give up until Lynn Davidson is all his.

She’s more than willing to follow

Lynn is a goner from the moment she lays eyes on the delectable Parker. She’s tired of sticking to the straight and narrow. It’s time to walk on the wild side, and what better way than in the arms of the most irresistible man she’s ever met? But when their red-hot affair is threatened, it’ll take a team effort to make their dreams come true.
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DreamMakers
All Fired Up (Parker & Lynn)
Love Is A Battlefield (Jack & Pepper)
Don’t Walk Away (Dean & Emma)

Author: Elle Kennedy and Vivian Arend

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
220 reviews

The Best Friend (Sister Series, #3) by Leanne Davis

Gretchen Hendricks spent half her life in love with a man who ended up more dedicated to his job than her. After a divorce that left her devastated she put all her energies into building up her career as a psychologist. Now, well into her thirties she has achieved professional success, and leads a model life. She has tried to let go of her girlhood dreams of a marriage and kids to complement her career. After being burned so thoroughly by the boy she’d given her young, girlish heart to, she is happier alone.

Until one day she runs into her adolescent friend, Tony Lindstrom and realizes the catastrophic circumstances that have ended his service in the United States Army. It has been two years since the end of Tony’s professional career, and life as he knew it. But he has done nothing to accept what happened to him, or even begun to learn how to live with it. He is holed up in his parents’ house, without a job or prospects of any kind, and the thing is: he’s just fine with that. He figures he’s paid his dues to society more than the average person; doesn’t he deserve to be left alone to deal with things how he wants?

But then he runs into the one woman he always loved, and could never have, because she was always his best friend’s girl. Gretchen will not accept who Tony has become, or that he has completely given up on living a worthwhile life. But Tony can’t contemplate anything with Gretchen because to him, what good is a man who is incomplete on the outside, but completely broken inside?

**Please be warned that all my titles contain explicit profanity, sexual situations, mature content matter and often mild violence. Mature audiences ONLY**

No Cliffhangers
Recommended Reading Order for The Sister Series:
The Other Sister
The Years Between (Jessie & Will)
The Good Sister
The Best Friend
The Wrong Sister
The Years After

Author: Leanne Davis

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
99 reviews

Hard Case: Cage Fight (John Harding Series Book 1) by Bernard Lee DeLeo

This is the 1st book in a 5 book bestselling series. Hard Case V: Blood and Fear released February 14, 2015
HARD CASE begins in a back alley warehouse in East Oakland, CA, where Harding fights for money, and to keep his skills honed, coupled with the fact he likes it. Harding does odd jobs with the only guy he trusts implicitly, his handler and manager, Tommy Sands. They bodyguard, escort tourists around the Bay Area, and do bail bond, skip trace work for a lawyer named Tess Connagher.

Two events throw Harding’s seamy life in the shadows out into the light. Strobert is ordered to enlist Tess Connagher’s law firm to act as an intermediary with Harding in order to protect an outspoken Afghani woman whose family Harding protected long ago. The woman’s father requested him, and the state department realizes they’ll be off the hook if anything happens to Samira Karim while under Harding’s care. Secondly, Harding fights a particularly brutal fight with a Russian mob backed fighter named Van Rankin who hates Harding. They’d had words.

The YouTube video of Harding’s subsequent beat-down of Rankin goes viral along with many of his prior fights. When Rankin’s Russian mobster backer, Alexi Fiialkov pushes for a rematch on the UFC circuit, CIA Agent Strobert sees infinite possibilities since the United Arab Emirates has part ownership in the UFC. Some matches would be taking place in Dubai, where the CIA knows targets of opportunity show up from time to time.

Tess Connagher, both fascinated and repulsed by Harding, cannot stay away from him. She rapidly finds out Harding is not some East Oakland leg-breaker, and being around him can be very dangerous, whether you’re his friend or his enemy. She makes a couple of serious errors in judgment – Tess thinks she can control Harding, and she uses him to help Lora, her older sister.

This book is packed with action, combat skills, cage fighting, suspense, and a dash of humor.

“Jack Reacher fans, say hello to John Harding, in a series you won’t put down: He grew up mean, running away from his alcoholic father at the age of 14. With a little help in the form of a new identity, the runaway becomes John Harding. While in special ops overseas, he’s recruited by CIA agent Denny Strobert, who sees something besides a knack for languages and combat skills: he knows he’s found a killer.”
– Kindle Nation Daily

Author: Bernard Lee DeLeo

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
278 reviews

Rock Hard: A Stepbrother Romance (Extreme Sports Alphas) by B. B. Hamel

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My stepbrother is Rock Hard and I’m losing it . . .

Reid “Climber” Conway is the best mountain climber on the West Coast. They say he’s harder than the steep cliffs he climbs up. And ever since high school, I haven’t been able to get his cocky smile and his ripped body out of my head.

Worst of all, no matter how much I hate him, he’s my stepbrother.

There are some scary rumors about Reid, rumors involving drugs and the mob. Despite that and despite our past mistakes, I can’t help but blush at every dirty comment he makes at my expense.

He’s famous for fingers that bend steel and break hearts. I don’t want to let myself get anywhere near him. I’m a good girl, the first person in my family to go to college.

When I get sucked into his world, it’s fast and intense. I find myself doing things I never imagined.

Reid is an a**hole. But he’s more than just his rock hard body. I need to find out what he’s hiding before the mob catches up to both of us.

ROCK HARD is fast-paced violent, blush-worthy sexy, and features a hero with a filthy mouth. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+.

ROCK HARD is a standalone, full-length novel. No cliffhanger. Guaranteed HEA.

Author: B. B. Hamel

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
133 reviews

The Wedding Trap (Second Service, Book 1) by Adrienne Bell

Beth Bradley has a problem. Everyone is expecting her successful music executive boyfriend, Charlie, to be her date for her best friend’s wedding. There’s one hitch: Charlie doesn’t exist. Unless she can think of something fast, she’s headed for the most humiliating weekend of her life.

Alex Tanner has a problem. The former Navy SEAL’s search for a double agent lands him at the Kensington Hotel, and he needs a cover to finish the job. When the sexy maid of honor blackmails him into pretending to be her lover, he thinks he’s been handed the solution.

Except Beth has a way of stumbling into trouble, and when the man Alex is hunting starts targeting Beth, Alex has to decide between solving the mystery or protecting the woman who has stolen his heart.

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Part romantic comedy, part thriller, and filled with plenty of intrigue, The Wedding Trap is the first novel in the Second Service contemporary romance series.

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Praise for The Wedding Trap

RomanceJunkiesReviews.com says:

THE WEDDING TRAP is a contemporary romance that has the bent of a romantic suspense with added spice thrown in. The book drew me in and I was immersed in the intrigue immediately…Kept me turning the pages.

This is the first book in the series and I look forward to reading the others and hopefully being reunited with some of the characters we met here. Bell is a new to me author and I will definitely be adding her to my TBR pile.

Author: Adrienne Bell

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
730 reviews