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
138 reviews

Shelled and Shucked (The Rachael O’Brien Chronicles Book 3) by Paisley Ray

Rachael O’Brien, a girl from the cornfields of Canton, Ohio, returns to college in North Carolina in her old Ford. Before the engine has cooled she finds herself in a passionate lip-lock with the man she’s been fantasizing about, making sophomore year seem full of promise.

But Rachael soon falls on the wrong side of the most feared professor on campus, who happens to be her advisor, intern boss, and the teacher of an art history course she can’t drop. Having applied for a scholarship Rachael needs high marks, but tensions with the professor become dicey and she fears her grade is in jeopardy when it seems they’ve become romantic rivals. Rachael will have to think fast and suck it up if she wants to secure the financial aid she desperately needs.

Staying on top of classes, navigating murky relationship waters, roommate drama, a psychics warning, and a terrifying encounter from the past are just some of Rachael’s challenges. She will have to use cunning and wit to avoid being SHELLED AND SHUCKED and live to see junior year.

Author: Paisley Ray

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
89 reviews

Very Wicked Beginnings (Briarcrest Academy) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

“Angst, dark secrets, and off the charts sexiness abound in this twisty installment of the Briarcrest Academy Series. First love never sounded so hot and good. Ilsa never disappoints!” ~Shanora Williams, NYT bestselling author  “Ilsa Madden-Mills slayed my heart in the best kind of way. Cuba’s pain was like my very own. Absolutely gut-wrenching.” ~Crystal Spears, international bestselling author  “Cuba is hot, delicious, and intoxicating…the perfect book boyfriend. Be prepared for a heartbreaking yet addictive read.” ~Tijan, NYT bestselling author  Very Wicked Beginnings is a prequel novella. (Briarcrest Academy 1.5) The follow-up book is Very Wicked Things. (Briarcrest Academy 2) Meet Cuba Hudson:  Girls say I’m a walking, talking sex god. Guys call me Hollywood because my life is golden. It’s not. But, ESPN did rank me as a four star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive players since Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with football and a stellar GPA, my future seemed good. Then Dovey Beckham shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane. Making me want to beg for her attention. But that wouldn’t happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for anything. She walked around BA like she owned the place, and most days she looked right through me…the one girl I couldn’t have. So, of course, I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost. She would be MINE. Because no girl can resist the Heartbreaker of BA. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive. WARNING: This new adult romance is dark with mature content. Over 18 please. THIS IS NOT YOUNG ADULT.  Although each book is a standalone, here is the reading order: Book 1      Very Bad ThingsBook 1.5   Very Wicked Beginnings (prequel novella to Very Wicked Things)Book 2      Very Wicked Things

Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
193 reviews

Lifeless by J.M. La Rocca

Ages 18+ due to sexual content and language

After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Scarlett Moore discovers her boyfriend of five months is actually married with a child on the way. Feeling used and heartbroken, she decides it’s time to take her best friend Jules’ advice to move to Atlanta and live with her. There, Jules helps her get a job at Entertainment Atlanta, where she works as an entertainment insurance agent. It’s not Scarlett’s dream job, but it’s better than not having a job at all, and who would mind working with famous people, right?

Then she gets assigned to EA’s newest client, Kade Evans, rock star turned actor. Not only is he a drug addict, he’s also known for never dating the same girl twice. He’s tall, dark, and handsome, has an amazing voice, and good acting skills, but he’s also arrogant and intense.

At their first meeting, the chemistry between them is undeniable.

The love that comes later is unexpected.

But Kade’s life is full of secrets. His past has now intruded on his present and when Scarlett finds out what his secrets are, the real deception begins.

Part 1 of 2

Author: J.M. La Rocca

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
127 reviews

Sleepless (Bird of Stone Book 1) by Tracey Ward

My name is Alex Mills and I have a superpower.Don’t be jealous, it sucks. I can’t control it. My mind is a mutinous SOB that takes over when I go to sleep. I’m just a girl trying to get some shut eye while it decides to throw a rager that can land me just about anywhere in the world.The base of the Eiffel Tower.The shore on the coast of Ireland.The third baseline at Wrigley Field.Sounds exciting and fun right? Wrong. My not so superpower is unpredictable, uncontrollable and annoying as hell. It’s also how I met Nick.Every cloud has a silver lining. Nick is mine.Nick is extraordinary as well. He can’t feel fear. Never has, never will. It’s worked out for him as a PJ in the Air Force, one of the most dangerous jobs in the military, but where it’s not helpful is with his social skills. Nick is cold, distant and apathetic.He’s also my hero. And if he’s to be believed, I’m his.I first met him when he died and that wasn’t even the weirdest moment of our relationship. Neither is this moment here and now, trapped together in an island prison on the Behring Sea. It’s a long, strange story between his death and this prison. One full of sheep, docks, Jabberwocks and a very special stone. I could tell it to you if you’d like to hear it. I’ve got time…*This Young Adult – New Adult science fiction romance contains mild language and sexual situations.

Author: Tracey Ward

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
82 reviews

Seventh Mark – Part 1 (The Hidden Secrets Saga) by W.J. May and Book Covers By Design

Like most teenagers, Rouge is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to be. With little knowledge about her past, she has questions but has never tried to find the answers. Everything changes when she befriends a strangely intoxicating family. Siblings Grace and Michael, appear to have secrets which seem connected to Rouge. Her hunch is confirmed when a horrible incident occurs at an outdoor party. Rouge may be the only one who can find the answer.

An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others.

All secrets have a cost and Rouges determination to find the truth can only lead to trouble&or something even more sinister.

*Warning: This book will end on a cliffhanger. Book 2 picks up where this book ends.*

Author: W.J. May and Book Covers By Design

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
93 reviews

A Slice of Honeybear Pie (BWWM Paranormal BBW Bear Shifter Romance) (Bearfield Book 1) by Jacqueline Sweet and Eva Wilder

Matt Morrisey is a bear shifter with a sweet tooth, an easy smile, and muscles for miles
When Mina Brooks’ dreams of opening her own bakery go up in literal flames, she has no choice but to run. Bad men are after her and they won’t stop coming until she’s silenced for good. It’s hard to escape though when you roll your car off a mountain road and get tangled up with the local police. Trapped in jail with her enemies closing in, Mina is all but done for.

Matt Morrisey expected the call would be just another drunk who needed a lawyer he couldn’t afford, but when the big shifter laid eyes on his client and her sweet curves, he knew his life was about to change. Mina was his fated mate, he could feel it in his blood. How could he convince the terrified woman that they were destined for each other, that he could protect her, without scaring her off?

As fate pulls the two of them closer, and the dangerous men close in on Mina, Matt has to prove he’s got what it takes to defend the woman he loves from the mysterious forces pursuing her.

A Slice of Honeybear Pie is a standalone story set in the cozy yet mysterious town of Bearfield.

Author: Jacqueline Sweet and Eva Wilder

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
81 reviews

Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga Book 1) by H. D. Gordon

When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa’s instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.

Author: H. D. Gordon

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
125 reviews

Seduced by Innocence (The Seduced Saga Book 1) by Alex Lux and Karpov Kinrade

Forbidden Passions.Deadly secrets.A love that will stand against it all.All my life I’ve been told that I will kill my first love. That the dark power I harbor within myself will destroy him.Just like it’s destroyed others.Witches take an oath to do no harm, but I broke that oath even as a child, and so I hide within the invisible walls of my strange coven, keeping everyone at a distance.Until I meet Derek.His magnetism draws me in even as I know I should run. But I can’t run, because I need him to teach me how to defend myself and others, so I don’t fall victim to the shifters out to terrorize my coven.He can’t know my secret, and I can’t give in to the other need that’s growing between us, the one that heats me from within whenever we’re together.But flesh is weaker than intention, and neither of us can fight the fates. If only we’d known the truth before taking that first bite of forbidden fruit.Now it’s too late.***New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban FantasyRecommended for 17+, contains explicit sexual content**Rose’s story is a trilogy, not stand alone books. The first two books have cliffhanger endings. Her complete story IS available as “Seduced: Rose’s Trilogy” and is discounted to save you $1 on the trilogy.**The Seduced SagaSeduced: Rose’s Story

Author: Alex Lux and Karpov Kinrade

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
468 reviews

The Cedar Tree (Love Is Not Enough Book 1) by Danni McGriffith

After an injury forces cowboy Gil Howard from the rodeo circuit and an accident kills his girlfriend, he seeks out his grandfather in Colorado, a rancher and minister in a sect of faith healers. Wild, restless, and angry at his alcoholic father, Gil drifts in a life suddenly foreign to him until he meets intriguing rancher’s daughter, Katie Campbell—only to find no one wants him with her, including Katie herself, who has a longstanding attachment to her childhood friend and sweetheart. When a mountain storm throws the two of them together, Gil finds himself in love for the first time and his life begins to come together in unexpected ways. Then tragedy strikes and he is left struggling to reconcile his past with his new faith and his shattered dreams. Will there ever be another message from Katie in the cedar tree?

Author: Danni McGriffith

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
56 reviews