Looking for a good read by an indie author? Check out the books below. The titles denoted with an asterisk are titles I've personally read and reviewed.  To be taken to the book's Amazon purchase page, just click on the covers.
Mr. H.O.A.
Carina Taylor
 
Bane Fox knows exactly what he wants in life: financial stability.

He does not want to be homeless.
He does not want to be the president of an HOA.

It’s rather unfortunate he is both of those things.

Oh, and did I forget to mention he has a fake wife?
Yeah, that’s me.
Finding Home on Winslow Island
Chrissy Elliot
 
An introverted doctor, a vivacious artist, and an island full of geriatric matchmakers. What could go wrong?

It might be Winslow Island's annual Matchmaking Festival, but Tessa has more important things to worry about, like how to keep her mother's bed and breakfast in business. She definitely doesn't have time for an arrogant doctor with a sexy smirk.

Parker's life is as precise and planned as the surgeries he performs. He's on track for a career-making promotion - if he can improve his bedside manner. When his mother plans his father's seventieth birthday party for the same weekend as the Matchmaking Festival, Parker suspects he's in for a series of sneaky setups. He doesn't expect a fiery redhead to crash into him in a shower of glitter, wreaking havoc with his plans and his heart.

Tessa is the only woman brave enough to tame his arrogance, and Parker holds the key to saving her mother's business. Can they put aside their differences long enough to admit the attraction growing between them and get what they both need?

Or will a life-changing decision drive them further apart?

Join the residents of Winslow Island for a fun-filled, sweet romance - full of piggyback rides, scrumptious baked goods, and colorful characters guaranteed to make you come back for more.
Till I Kissed You
Michelle Fernandez
 
Picture-perfect Phoebe Powell is anything but. Her ex-fiancé’s betrayal four years ago left her broken inside and now love has no place in her hardened heart. Her greatest burden is a secret that haunts her and keeps men at arm’s length. But in spite of that, Phoebe relishes her work—and she’s damn good at her job. As Reporter of the Year her focus is on her career. Phoebe will do anything to get the promotion that’s waiting in the wings, even if it means putting her life at risk.

Dylan Marshall, former Navy SEAL turned special-ops agent, has had his eye on Phoebe Powell for the last year. She’s sexy, confident, and all-around feisty. His kind of woman. But she’s off-limits. They’re just friends. Dylan isn’t afraid to test boundaries, but this is one line he will not cross. That is, until Phoebe’s life is threatened. Now he’ll do anything to keep her safe, even as their connection draws them closer and their attraction becomes more difficult to deny.

Maybe just one kiss…

Can Dylan scale the walls around her heart and chase Phoebe’s demons away, including the imminent threat closing in on her?

Is Phoebe’s deeply kept secret too disturbing to ever move on from, let alone share it with Dylan?
My Best Friend and My Odd Side Job
Jessie Cal

 
Best friends. A fake date. A real kiss. And a disastrous wedding.

Faye is laser-focused on one thing, and one thing only.

Becoming a fashion designer at FashWaze. In the meantime, to pay the bills, she'll have to keep juggling multiple odd jobs--one of which she's a wedding stopper.

So, when her best friend Ralph tells her he's been lying to his boss about Faye being his girlfriend, she wants to strangle him. She has no time to play a rom-com plot, let alone go to a destination wedding for a whole weekend. Still, she agrees to play the role because, well, that's what friends do.

Except not really.

Friends don't feel sudden butterflies when they look at each other. Or feel their hearts racing at the touch of a hand. And most importantly, friends do not, under any circumstances, share a passionate kiss.
An Irish Affair
Ajme Williams
 
I’d always found Irish men to be irresistible.
And Devin?
He’s the hottest one of them all.

 
I had my chance with him.
Heck, I even have a baby with him.
A four-year old boy.
My only secret.
I lost my V-card to Devin on St. Patrick’s night four years ago.
My biggest mistake was thinking that I could trust him.
Hot men like him are trouble.
Besides, he made it clear to me that he hates kids.
Hates.
Fast-forward to when he meets our little boy.
A meeting that I tried my hardest to avoid.
I might have expected them to get along but… best buddies?
Devin is supposed to hate kids, remember?
It’s only a matter of time until he finds out his birthday.
And when he does…
Oh boy!
Haunted By You
Liza Jonathan
 

Harper can’t stay.

And Alex can’t get too attached to her.

But their resident ghost has other ideas…

Harper Castellano is only in Louisville long enough to help her family market their latest project—a former distillery from the 1890s that they’ve renovated into luxury downtown lofts. She doesn’t expect to be charmed by the city—or rocked right down to her designer heels by Alex, a hot, gentlemanly accountant who’s come for a tour. Too bad the loft she’s just sold him has turned out to be haunted.

One look, and Alex Morehouse knows Harper is his sexy, savvy, tattooed dream come true. So if the troubled ghost of a Victorian woman is enough to keep her from moving on to the next city, and her family’s next project, then how can he fear what goes bump in the night?

But the more time they spend researching the ghost’s ties to the distillery, the more they realize their sizzling attraction isn’t just about heat. And the more risks their ghost takes, trying to send them a message. Soon, this mysterious woman invades Harper’s dreams with visions about her tragic death long ago, andthe terrible consequences of abandoning true love. But with so much riding on her future with Castellano Enterprises, will Harper linger long enough to hear what she’s trying to say?

Lights Up
Brianna Stark
 
He’s a fiery celebrity chef. And I freeze when the lights come up.

Right after I’ve blown another audition, we meet.
Dane Forest gets under my skin.
He pushes all my buttons.
He’s also my best friend’s crush, and he’s off-limits.

I run into Dane on the street.
I run into him at his restaurant.
I run into him at a party.

He taunts me. Feeds me. Pushes me to face my greatest fear.

Dance is my life.
I don’t want to give it up.
And I don’t want to leave New York.
Unless I make the cut soon, I will have no choice.

Dancing with fire could be dangerous.
It could also set me free.
The Sweetness of Life
Kathryn Andrews
 
Shelby LeahI love food. I love everything about it.My dream has always been to land a job with the Food Network channel, and I’ve spent years as a food critic, blogger, and chef, tasting my way across the South to develop recipes that are a twist on the classics and uniquely my own. When a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes calling, I’m shocked to discover I’ve been paired with him, the worst blind date ever—bless his heart, and I’m determined not to let anyone get in my way. So, I buckle my designer heels, tighten my apron, and vow to myself there’s nothing in his playbook that’s going to stop me from tasting success.Zach WolffI love wine. It is my life.What I hate are critics. I hate everything about their dream-killing souls and elitist attitudes. So, when she shows up in the tasting room of my winery in northern Georgia, the devil in disguise wearing a pair of long legs and beautiful hazel eyes, I know just the plan to make and how to use her to get what I want. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her, because in the end, I will win. I always do.Two weeks. His wine. Her recipes. A feature article in a special issue of a world-renowned magazine. Pairing wine with food is one thing, but two hearts is another.
Imperfect Love
Isabella White
 
Two people begrudgingly perfect for each other, creates the ideal recipe for imperfect love.

At 24 years old, Holly Scallanger has the perfect life. Everything a girl could want; a beautiful man, a stunning home, as well as being in the midst of preparing for the wedding of her dreams. This all vanishes the night she catches her fiancé, Brandon Morgan, in bed with her worst nightmare, Donna Sinclair, just a week before Holly is set to walk down the aisle.

Attempting to recover from his betrayal, Holly swears off the affections of men in order to pick up the pieces of her crumbling life. Unfortunately, meeting Jake 'Hooligan' Peters is not part of her plan. The tall, dark-haired and handsome as hell med student, sweeps Holly away from the pain of her past and reveals to her the bright future that lies ahead. That is, until she falls pregnant just as Jake begins his internship at P&E; his family's hospital.

Will this love at first sight lead her to the fairytale she has always craved? Or, will she fall victim to a betrayal of the heart yet again?
My Change of Heart
Melody Sweet
 

She gave up her dreams for the sake of love. He’s chasing his heart to Broadway. Can two people set on different paths find what they need in each other?

Jody:
I never thought my life would turn out this way. My big dreams of singing on stage have been shattered by a man who knocked me up, then flicked me off.

I’m now a twenty-year-old single mother with no other dream than to survive each day. I couldn’t bring myself to give up Angel. As hard as this is, she’s the light of my life and I want to raise her. But my broken heart still yearns for the future I had mapped out.

And now it yearns for something more.
Leo lives across the hall. He’s kind. Sweet. Everything a girl could want.
But he’s not sticking around for long. He’ll be moving to New York soon to direct Broadway musicals, just the way he’s always wanted.

He deserves this success. Falling for him is a really bad idea.
But what if I can’t stop myself?

Leo:
Falling for the girl next door is a really bad idea.
But her voice… that day I heard her sing…
She’s my muse. I couldn’t have composed this stage show without her, yet she doesn’t know it.

I want Broadway.
But I want her too.
Her sweet smile and adorable ways have wrapped around my heart. And don’t even get me started on Angel—the cutest baby girl on the planet.

I’ve worked so hard and so long for this dream, but maybe I’ve been chasing after the wrong thing.

Could the lights of Broadway possibly shine any brighter than Jody’s smile?
I don’t know what I’m going to do. My heart wants two different lives, so which dream do I pursue?
Let It Snow
Amy Pinkston
 
An unexpected snowstorm. Two broken hearts. One very hot reunion.

Ten years ago, Beth lost her best friend in a freak accident only months before graduating from high school. Worse than that, her boyfriend blamed her.

She left and hasn't returned until now.

When she pulls into a B&B to wait out a blizzard, the last person she expects to see behind the check-in desk is the only boy she ever loved.

With nowhere else to go, will the ice between them thaw or leave them frozen in the past?

Let It Snow will make you believe in the magic of Christmas and the gift of second chances.
Castaways
Lily Harlem
 
One girl. Five men. A deserted paradise island. What would you do?


Olivia Bailey is up for The Challenge. Why the heck wouldn't she be? With mariner qualifications piled high, engineering experience to rival someone twice her age, she's ready to take on the mighty Pacific Ocean and win.

But what about her fellow crew? Five guys, four nationalities. A billionaire's heir who likes to take charge in every aspect of life, an outback expert with a heart-stopping smile, a Spanish chef with mouthwatering moves and sexy twins who reveal themselves slowly, until it matters, then they act fast.

An adventure was what Olivia wanted, it's certainly what she gets. Because things at sea happen in a heartbeat, friendships grow, tempers heat and desire flares. But what about when it all upends? When the unexpected happens? Will they pull together, or will fear drag the crew of Temptress apart?


THE CHALLENGE, by award winning author Lily Harlem, is a reverse harem series best read in order and intended for mature readers. The series is complete and available on Amazon.
Wings of Fate
Skye Horn
 

Death chose her for her blood; Fate chose her for her heart.

In a world without magic, Thea is ordinary, but everything changes when she discovers she is a Lost Princess from a kingdom in Faerie. 

Now, a land Thea never knew existed expects her to become queen—but only if she can stop her villainous father who sits on her throne from releasing the Goddess of Death first. As darkness spreads across the Kingdoms of Faerie, Thea must prepare for the battle ahead by mastering the magic that runs through her veins with the help of the Fae who brought her home—a guardian sworn to protect her with his life.

With proper training, Thea might able to stop her father, but saving her kingdom may cost her heart.

WINGS OF FATE is the first book in the Kingdoms of Faerie series. The series explores a world of magic, myth, and legend through the lens of a powerful female heroine.

Unlikely Love
M.J. Perry

Scarlett Miller had been looking forward to a quiet night in watching a movie and eating her way through a tub of ice cream. 

Instead of the relaxing night she’d planned, she finds herself traipsing around town looking for her sister Ruby. She’s used to bailing Ruby out of trouble, but this time she finds herself in a situation she can’t control and with a problem too huge for her to deal with alone.

Then, she meets James Harrison.

He's a bossy, sexy, and arrogant man who takes it upon himself to protect her and keep her safe.
She shouldn't complain, with Ruby intent on making things worse, Scarlett needs his help. But her feelings for him confuse her, and even as she's worrying for Ruby's safety, and her own, she can't stop thinking about how it would feel if he kissed her.

Sparks fly in this instant love romance.

The Amulet
Effrosyni Moschoudi
 
Katie has a guardian angel... she just doesn't know it. Plus, she's falling for him.
 
When Katie loses her office job, a gypsy woman hands her an amulet for good luck. Next, she gets hired as hotel receptionist on the Greek island of Sifnos. One of the guests, heart-stoppingly handsome Aggelos, saves the day whenever she needs help.
 
Katie is intrigued by him and his quirky friends, unaware that he is a guardian angel that came with the amulet. As she falls in love, the unanswered questions pile up, driving her crazy...
 
Will Katie get her happily-ever-after? It may take a miracle; but on an island as magical as Sifnos, anything is possible!
Carrows Justice
Annabelle Lewis
 
Tragedy. Regret. Honor.

A moment is all it takes. The Carrows family is shattered between one heartbeat and the next, and their vast wealth does nothing to console the family as they reel in the aftermath. They gather at Whispering Cliffs, their ancestral home by the sea, to draw strength from one another as they struggle with their pain. Charles is shaken to his core by his own guilt, a legal loophole, and a boyhood friend: Quentin Rose. Desperate and angry, Charles must dig deep to reconcile his feelings and discover what is important. Love and life. Forgiveness and atonement—and quite possibly, revenge.

Quentin Rose has his own agenda. He knows the Carrows may be out for blood, but he’s not going to roll over and let them take it. Charles may have more money than God, and believe he’s morally superior, but Quentin is more than ready for the fight. Bring it.

Seeking a solution, the Carrows will enlist the help of new friends and creative subterfuge to restore their balance and right the wrongs. A special blend of justice, delivered to wreck a rose.

Carrows Justice is the third book in the Carrows Family Chronicles series of billionaire caper novels.
Ms. Bitch
Tricia O'Malley


Finding happiness is the best revenge.

From the outside, it seems thirty-six-year-old Tess Campbell has it all. A happy marriage, a successful career as a novelist, and an exciting cross-country move ahead. Tess has always played by the rules and it seems like life is good.

Except it’s not. Life is a bitch. And suddenly so is Tess.

When Tess discovers the truth about her marriage, she decides it’s time to live the life she’s always wanted, despite what her family and snake of an ex-husband expect of her.

Tess throws caution to the wind and embraces her lifelong dream of exploring the world. Her first stop – scuba diving in Mexico. The sharks she can handle, but the handsome Scottish diving instructor with the flirtatious smile and broad shoulders has Tess tied in knots. With her hard-won independence on the line, Tess must decide what’s scarier – learning to love again or letting her past control her future.

Funny, heart-wrenching, and brutally honest, Ms. Bitch explores one woman’s journey of accepting herself and breaking free of the toxic bonds that hold us back from the life we are truly meant to live.
The Rebound Bet
Kaylee Spring
 

My life was perfectly boring. Then I met Nathan.

I can blame it all on Beth for her stupid bet that night. Because of her attempt to cheer me up after another pathetic relationship went south, I ended up propositioning the next guy who walked in the bar. And that guy just happened to be the same one who walked into my backyard last summer, planning to clean out the pool, but instead finding me in the middle of a self-loving session in the pool chair.

Despite this disastrous coincidence, the night somehow leads us back to that very same pool. Only this time, I’m not trying to cover myself up.           

It’s bound to be a long, steamy night, but at least we have the water to cool us down.

Spoiler Alert! Ruby and Nathan get off on the idea of a bit of voyeurism, which means there’s pretty much nowhere off limits.

Each Sweet, Sexy Short features a different couple, so The Rebound Bet can be read on its own. 

Always a happily ever after. Never a cliffhanger.

The Ex-Princess
Fiona West
 
How do you tell your best friend you can’t marry him after all?

Abelia is content in her menial job and tiny apartment. When royal emissaries arrive to enforce the marriage contract she thought was void, she has no intention of going with them across the Unveiled. But the alternative means losing the chance to say goodbye to her dying father and letting five years of silence be the last thing they share...

Edward is handed his kingdom unexpectedly when his brother goes off the rails. Now, he must fight a war he doesn’t think he can win. The only task more daunting will be convincing the girl he’s loved all his life to cooperate...if only she’d call him back.

No one has ever gotten out of an international marriage contract. Can Abbie find a loophole in time to save the life she’s fought to live?
In a Mirror
Emily Bourne
 
There’s more than lies in a reflection… Amid secrets and rumours, follow twins Brittany and Charli Matthews as they fight inner demons, dividing them, in the hell that is high school.

At a party, Brittany gets her first taste of popularity, but when another girl eyes the boy she likes, things take a few wrong turns. Whilst branding herself a loser, Brittany tries to keep her cool and joins the cheer squad and befriends the queen bees. Her obsession with her dream boy intensifies, but as they get closer, he seems to be holding secrets of his own. Brittany must decide whether popularity or the chance at love is what she really wants. But will she ever stop calling herself a loser and be happy in her own skin?

When Charli is at a party, uninvited guests shake up the dynamics with her friends and cause her to doubt the boyfriend she trusted. Attempting to avoid the morons at school, Charli focuses on her studies, hoping to bring her dad home. But she overdoes it and loses who she is. Charli must drop her single-minded approach if she wants to keep her loved ones close. But that means deciding who to trust and who to push away. If Charli puts herself first, will she find where her true happiness lies?
Fake It Til She Makes It
Rene Penn
 
Bachelorette blogger, Nora Leeds, just landed her dream job as a Relationship columnist at a magazine. The problem? The employer thinks she has a boyfriend when she really doesn’t. And they’ve invited her and her so-called significant other to the company’s upcoming weekend retreat. But that’s a problem a fake relationship can fix, right?

Enter stage right: her ex-boyfriend, Jacob Lancaster. Five years ago, he moved to New York City to become an actor, leaving Nora behind. Now he’s back in Washington, DC for good, and he still feels bad about the way their relationship ended years ago. So when she asks him to be her fake boyfriend at a company weekend retreat, he says yes. But what happens when acting like her boyfriend starts to feel real?
Lose Me
M.C. Frank
 
The golden boy. Wes Spencer, aka Mr. Darcy, has it all: the face of a Greek god, millions of adoring fans, a mile-long yacht and a bored attitude. The last thing he needs is a crew member on his new film set nearly dying in his arms.

The stunt girl. That’s me, Ari Demos. I just landed a coveted job as a stunt double in the new Pride and Prejudice movie adaptation starring actor slash phenomenon Weston Spencer. Cue high dives and complicated car stunts along the narrow cliffs of Corfu -one false step and I could lose not only my job, but my life.

I wanted nothing to do with the arrogant English boy. Waking up to his kiss was something other girls dreamed of, not me. The movie star is the last person I’d expect to save my life.

Falling in love was never supposed to be part of the job. Fighting to stay alive was never supposed to be part of growing up.

"Today is not the day I die."
A Good Demon Is Hard To Find
Kate Moseman
 
Sometimes, a date from hell is just what you need...

When Erin thoughtlessly lays a curse on Mark, her cheating ex-husband, she doesn’t expect a well-dressed Great Earl of Hell to show up in her kitchen to fulfill the curse (and make damn good coffee while he’s at it).

Andromalius specializes in wickedness and revenge. He’s ready, willing, and able to rain down hell on Erin’s ex—but when Mark announces a hasty new marriage, Erin needs more than just revenge.

She needs a date to the wedding.

Fans of Good Omens, Lucifer, and The Good Place will love this wickedly funny paranormal romantic comedy!
Roller Coaster Romance
Kate Moseman
 

After the amusement park Vanessa works for goes belly-up, she moves to Florida for a dream job as a manager at Destiny Park, the most elaborate theme park in the world.  In this glittering playground where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted, she meets Thomas—a charismatic union organizer who has just 30 days to convince his fellow employees to unionize. 

When upper management decides to bust the union at any cost, Vanessa and Thomas must appear to be on opposite sides even as their magnetic attraction brings them closer and closer.  Will their smoldering feelings finally ignite and burn away the overwhelming obstacles to their happily-ever-after, or will it all explode like one of the nightly fireworks?

Erotic Fiction?
Hannah Lynn
There’s nothing sexy about her humdrum life as a mum. But is her husband’s
crazy scheme a bit too exciting?


Sarah’s mind-numbing housewife existence is turning her brain to mush. With her third bun in the oven, this British mum is drowning under a mountain of playdates, bills, and head lice checks. But her man’s get-rich-quick idea of writing steamy novels isn’t her ideal way to dial up life’s passion.

Drew desperately wants a break from Sarah’s whinging. And if that means researching how to write racy books all by himself, then he’ll make the sacrifice. But as he finally warms Sarah up to the sultry side hustle, their R-rated private project gets publicly exposed…

With an office scandal brewing, it’s only a matter of time before gawking workers
and a perfectly nosy PTA president turn them into social pariahs. Can Sarah and Drew earn some extra income from sizzling lit without falling prey to stiff gossip?
 
Big Pickle
JJ Knight
 
They call me Big Pickle. It’s not what you think.
(Although that’s true too.)

I happen to be the oldest Pickle in the family deli business.
And we have the best salami.
Take that one however you like.

But when my father announces the franchise will go to the most profitable of the three brothers, I learn that even though I’m the eldest Pickle, I’m dead last.

I hightail it to Texas to see what’s happened to my restaurant, only to find a sassy little spitfire named Nova Strong in charge.

She’s amazing. She’s sexy. She runs our deli like she owns it.

But despite the way we nearly melt the permafrost in the industrial freezer, I have to control myself. Nova thinks I'm a new employee. She has no idea I’m only there to spy.

Or that I'm her boss.

As I get to the bottom of why my franchise is failing, I desperately need to know one thing:

Is Nova Strong everything wrong with my deli, or everything right for me?
The Cowboy And His Runaway
Kaci Rose

Maybe if she'd known that running for her life would have changed her life for the better, she would have done it sooner...

Riley
My momma always believed in fate, but I didn't believe until I met him. The sexy cowboy who'd found me hiding in his barn. A series of disastrous events led me to him. He and his family took me in, protected me, and gave me the life I always wanted. But at what cost?

Blaze
I didn't expect to find the beautiful blonde in my barn that morning. Or the intense rage I'd feel after seeing her bruises. At that moment she became mine. Mine to take care of. Mine to spoil. Mine to protect from anyone who intended her harm. Anyone.

Come meet the small town of Rock Springs Texas with a family that has your back, a town that knows your business, and men who love with everything they have.

There is plenty of horses, nights under the stars, sweet tea, and a few road trips!

Get ready for some HOT Texas Nights!

Warning:
This is a cowboy romance with a sexy cowboy and a strong woman who have a lot of heat! This sexy full-length romance. Complete with a happy ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger!
This book may have some trigger points centering around abuse and what makes these characters strong and protective and justice is always served!
Readers 18+, please.
Taking The Plunge
J.B. Reynolds
 

Sometimes all you need is a leap of faith...


When her husband's recent infidelities are exposed, Kate Hensley does what any sensible woman would; she kicks him out of the house and pursues a younger man. Could her snowboarding instructor, Evan Randall — blue-eyed, blonde, and gorgeous — be the solution to her problems?

If only love lust were that simple.

Gossip travels fast in the high-country, and while Kate’s new BFF supports her romantic endeavours, it seems no one else does. With opposition to her amorous adventure mounting, Kate learns that Newton’s third law applies to love as it does to motion, and she must decide whether the price of being true to herself is one she’s prepared to pay...

Taking the Plunge is the debut novel from tragicomic fiction writer, J.B. Reynolds, and the sequel to his gritty short story, What Friends Are For. If you like true-to-life characters, humor, and a little bit of lust, then you’ll love this first installment in the new Small Town High Country series.
Breaking The Ice
Lizzy Ripp
 
He’s a superstar athlete with a bad off-the-ice reputation. She’s a hard-working girl climbing the corporate ladder. To save their careers, they both need each other. But will a relationship invented for the cameras turn into something real?

Julia Delroy has her dream career within her grasp. All she needs to do is save bad boy Russian hockey star Yaro Sharapova from career suicide by pulling off the perfect publicity stunt - linking him with local starlet, Cassie West.

But when a twist of fate forces Julia to take Cassie’s place in the spotlight as Yaro’s latest love interest, things start to get complicated. Does girl-next-door Julia have what it takes to tame a man like Yaro? And can Yaro become the man Julia deserves? Or will it all disappear with the flash of a camera?

When It's Our Time To Go (Goldengrove Series Book 1)
Sav R. Miller

**A steamy contemporary romance. Some scenes may not be suitable for all ages. Guaranteed drama, a swoony leading man, and a sweet HEA. **

I haven’t been home in five years, despite my proximity to the little town I grew up in. The town that knows what my humiliation tastes like.

I didn’t plan on this being the year my hiatus ends, but the entire world shifts on its axis the same night I drag a gorgeous stranger into a nightclub storage closet and let him have his way with me.

Suddenly, the world I’ve been comfortable in is no longer, and I find myself traveling back to Goldengrove in spite of my reservations.

To make matters worse, the stranger from that night keeps showing up, showing interest in me and my hometown. I’ve tried to explain that friendship is all I can offer him, but my body and the voices in my head know I don’t mean it.

Hell, he even seems to know it.

But he doesn’t know everything: my guilt, my shame. My ghosts. That he’s my distraction from it all.

And I don’t know anything about him.

I tell myself it doesn’t matter, that I don’t need to know anything, but it’s a lie – my stranger is very slowly becoming the one thing I didn’t want him to be.

Every time I look in his eyes and remember the night we met, I’m reminded why we can’t be more. Why I don’t deserve more.

I just wish he’d take no for an answer.
Better Endings
Tina Hogan Grant
 
A woman embarks on a journey of redemption and discovery in this heart-warming tale of love, strength, and the sea...

Few people understand…

…the sirens call of the sea.

Will Tammy’s adventure change her life?

Tammy Mellows has her demons... A single mother who overcame abuse, violence, and dependency, she now finds herself struggling against addiction. And when a drunken car accident leaves her in debt and in trouble with the law, it almost breaks her.

Will the shame eat Tammy alive?

When he walked into the restaurant, she noticed him immediately. Admittedly, it was her job, but Dwayne seemed nice. They hit it off.

When he asked her out, the date was for her and her son.

Points for Dwayne.

A commercial fisherman, he wants to show her his boat. Tammy had no idea how her life would change after that date. The tranquility of open water had its hooks in her.

What she decides to do next…

…makes all the difference.

You’ll adore this second book in the series because Tammy needed a second chance and through her own grit, she made one for herself.
The Guy on the Right
Kate Stewart
 
Strike One-My mother named me Theodore after her favorite chipmunk.

Not cool, Mom.

I‘ve spent most of my life answering to Teddy, because I couldn’t make Theo work.

Except for here. College. The place where all bets are off, and I’ve managed to redeem myself.
There’s only one problem, my new roommate, Troy, is football royalty and looks like he stepped off the set of an Abercrombie shoot.

Doesn’t matter, I cook a mean breakfast for his panty parade, and we get along well.
And anyway, this year I got the girl. And she’s perfect.

That’s right. Theodore Houseman, former band geek, now marching band rock star has finally landed the girl of his dreams.

Everything is perfect.

That is, until Troy takes a good look at her.

I’m not going down without a fight. As a matter of fact, I’m not going down at all. As glorious as these days may be for my all-star roommate, Laney is my end game.

I may not know much about play strategy, but I’ve been the good guy my whole life. I’ve been listening and I know exactly what women want. Framed in a picture standing next to me, Troy may seem like Mr. Perfect, but he’s underestimating the guy on
the right.
After You
Stephanie Rose
 
I had the happily ever after . . . until it was gone.

Three became two. And I was alone.
Our time—my time—was over. Alone was the right way to be. The only way. Life was me, my son, and my memories. Until the day I met someone who turned my lonely existence upside down.
This man made me smile, made me laugh, made me ache for his touch.
But I couldn’t.
He shouldn’t awaken feelings I resolved to bury with my husband. But he did.
I couldn’t let his presence make my heart race. I couldn’t let him into our little world, where he fit so perfectly. I couldn’t want Nick.
But I did.

***
I rescued people.

My family relied on me to lend a hand. Everyone thought of me as the fixer, but no one had the first clue how to fix me. Until Ellie.

The freckled beauty’s sorrow was like a well-worn shirt—easy and familiar, difficult to part with—and she wore it comfortably. And though I was hers from the moment our eyes first met, she’d never be mine. I loved her in the here and now, but how did I compete with a ghost?

***

How can there ever be anyone After You?

Shouldn't Want You
Lilian Monroe
 

My brother’s best friend stole my first kiss, and then he left town without saying goodbye.
Now, he’s back...
...and I’m in trouble.

Love is a lie, and Sacha Black is the biggest fibber of them all.
Ten years ago, he told me he cared about me.
We kissed. I swooned.
He left.

Poof! Gone.
His kiss still echoing on my lips, his face still etched on my brain.
G-O-N-E. Disappeared. Ghosted. Never to be heard from again…

...until now.

My brother’s getting married, and his best man happens to be the one person I never want to see again.

Sacha Black is all grown up.
All man.
All muscle.
All thigh-clenching, cheek-burning, panty-melting misery.

The moment his stormy, gray eyes meet mine, I know my poor heart doesn’t stand a chance.

The only thing standing between us is ten years of pain and my very protective brother.
Easy, right?

... Wrong.

Shouldn’t Want You is a full-length brother’s best friend romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger.
 
Accidentally All of Me
Ali Parker
 
I’m raising someone else’s kid.

My sister’s daughter, and where I thought I’d never make it as a single father bachelor, I was wrong.

This little girl has my heart. And only her.

Until a stray dog happens upon my place and we’re forced to call a vet.

And a beautiful woman showed up.

I didn’t believe in fate.

But it seems to believe in me.

The beautiful woman who helped us out with the dog shows up again later on a blind date across the table from me.

And I’m sold out for her before I realize what’s happening.

Pulling back is my only hope for survival.

After losing my sister, I’m far more protective of me and her little one.

But it’s a losing battle. No way I’m going anywhere, until I’m forced to.

It would seem I have a kid of my own in the world.

Maybe this is the breaking point where I can walk away from the all-consuming passion of my new romance.

Because I’m good with giving my time, my body, and all of my money.

But to her?

I’ve accidentally given all of me.
 
Us, Again
Elle Maxwell
 
"It's really him. The former love of my life. The man I gave everything to, who broke me so badly the pieces never healed back together properly."

Graham Wyatt is 6’2” of muscled, tattooed, angsty Alpha male (don’t forget the man bun) ...but sorry, ladies! He’s a one-woman man. Specifically, Mackenzie Thatcher, the love of his life whose heart he broke 5 years ago. Now that he’s out of prison (yes, prison…it’s a long story) he’s determined to redeem himself and prove he’s reformed his bad boy ways so she’ll give him a second chance.

Mackenzie Thatcher has vowed off love forever. She's already experienced excruciating heartbreak, and she has no intention of ever getting near that particular fire again...especially with the very man who burned her in the first place. She’s perfectly happy being a badass independent woman, thank you very much. That is, until seeing Graham again stirs up feelings she doesn’t know what to do with (besides a little quality time with her B.O.B.).

She’s not going to give in easily, but he isn’t afraid to play a little dirty. (Like that time he showed up to her yoga class and took off his shirt…) Graham will do whatever it takes to win her back, even when some drug-dealing demons from his past show up and threaten to ruin everything.

Can Graham keep from repeating his past mistakes and get a second chance at happiness with the woman he loves?
The Dare
Lauren Landish
 
Have you ever had one of those really bad days at work?
You know, one where your hot boss catches you photocopying your backside in his office?
No? Just me then?


I blame my bestie and partner in chaos.
She challenged me with a not-so-innocent dare that I should’ve flat out declined.

But I’m an adrenaline junkie, and now, here I am.
I know it sounds crazy, and daredevil tendencies aside, I definitely went too far to get his attention.

But you haven’t seen him.
Colton Wolfe. My boss.
Tall, dark, and handsome, with the sexiest British accent I’ve ever heard.
His only flaw? That he’s completely oblivious to what’s been right in front of him all along.
Me.

Well, he was until a few minutes ago.
Remember those good old days?
Before I got caught making "nice" with the copy machine, and before I was totally getting fired?

But wait. Maybe I’m not.
If I can take on the biggest dare of all.
Making Colton Wolfe fall in love with me.



The Dare is a full-length romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger.
Angry God
L. J. Shen
 

Vaughn Spencer.
They call him an angry god.
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.
They say this place is haunted, and it is.
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.
When Wishes Bleed
Casey L. Bond
 

One Prince. One Witch. One Fate.


The upheaval in my life began the moment a prince stumbled into my house and asked me to read his fortune. Any other night, I might have made an excuse to get him to leave, but this was no normal visit. My fingers prickled to touch him. So, I granted his request by handing him a single wishbone. When he snapped it, the wish … bled.

Hearing me suck in a shocked breath, he asked what it meant. Such an ominous omen could only mean one thing: his death was imminent. Fate revealed that he wouldn’t die of natural causes. Someone wanted him dead. Stunned by the revelation, the man I now knew as Prince Tauren disappeared into a night I feared he wouldn’t survive.

The following day, I received an invitation to the castle. While it seemed the prince believed I could intervene and uncover who was plotting his death, his motives didn’t stop there. I was being summoned to join twelve other women in vying for the opportunity to be his wife and future queen. Going could mean jeopardizing my plans to reclaim my heritage and resurrect the House of Fate. But staying would guarantee Tauren’s death, and the blood of his wish would be on my hands.

Penance*

Sarah Buhl
 
Haunted by the passing of her sister and believing she was the catalyst to cause it, Hannah Anderson lives a walking death. Afraid to embrace life and burdened by guilt, she refuses to accept more than just getting through every day. She believes she doesn't deserve happiness. Consumed by anxieties and self-depreciation from childhood, Wynn Hawthorne shelters himself from the world. Content to live behind his camera and within the quotes that comfort him, he avoids people. He holds himself back from experiences because people always disappoint. Together they learn that their pasts do not define them and that forgiveness is the hardest thing in the world to accept.

 
Review
 
“We may make bad choices, but we don’t have to let them define us.”

Penance. A Love Story is the debut novel by author Sarah Buhl, and I have to say that it’s probably one of the most impressive and captivating romances I have ever read. Ms. Buhl has a way with words that is beyond beautiful and their construction is so poetic that I found myself on more than one occasion thinking, Wow. When a writer is passionate about a story, it’s written all over their work, and it’s obvious that Ms. Buhl has a true passion for the truly fantastic story she’s written in Penance.

Penance is the story of Wynn Hawthorne and Hannah Anderson, two young, very broken people who have both faced incredible pain in their lives inflicted by tragedy and abuse. Hannah is dealing with the death of her sister, which she blames on herself, while Wynn is dealing with the effects of years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of his own mother. In order to cope with their pain, both of them constructed emotional walls to keep the rest of the world out. But when they meet each other, they can’t deny their connection and, together, they embark on a journey of love, forgiveness and healing.

“There’s so much I want to say, but the words are hollow compared to the feelings I have when I’m near you.”

“We all have to face our demons, Hannah, if we don’t, they eat us up inside and steal every breath away.”

I’m not usually a highlighter of quotes when I read, unless I find something that moves me to the point where I feel compelled to commit it to memory. Typically, this will only happen once every few books, and I may only find one or two quotes to highlight. In Penance, however, I found myself wanting to highlight something on practically every other page. There were so many passages that resonated with me and made me think.

The characters in Penance are both relatable, believable, and well-developed. Besides Wynn and Hannah, I particularly liked Sid, Petra, Gabe, and Maggie, all of whom were great supporting characters and, at times, provided some comic relief in a novel about otherwise serious issues. I’ve never read a book like Penance before, and found the plot to be extremely well-developed. It flowed together well, and it was both emotional and heartbreaking at times (to the point where I found myself tearing up).

In short, Penance is a truly moving, beautifully written and well-constructed novel of forgiveness and love that I will not soon forget. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great new romance or just a well-written, moving story in general.

 
False Finder*
Mia Hoddell
 
Cora has been able to detect lies since she was born, she’s…a False Finder. However when blackmail, betrayal, and lying are all the population has to protect themselves, it makes her dangerous. It also makes her a target. Because of Cora’s ability, Rogan Carvelli—London’s biggest criminal leader—has been trying to acquire her for years. Cora has learned to survive and remain undetected—at least until one careless mistake causes her friends to betray her. Sold to Carvelli, Cora is only left with the help of a secret organisation to escape. She knows nothing about them, but they have saved her too many times to ignore. However, the closer she gets, the clearer it becomes… Their motives are far from innocent.

Review
 
Cora is a False Finder, an ability that is both a blessing and curse. False Finders have the ability to determine whether or not a person is being truthful, and in a dystopian London setting ruled by crime boss Rogan Carvelli, she is a hot commodity, whether she likes it or not. Because of this, Cora has been on the run from Rogan and his men, building a life and trying to find normalcy. However, all that changes when the people she thought were her friends betray her and she finds herself once again on the run. In a world full of deceit, who can you trust? As Cora finds out, the answer is far more complicated than it may seem.

False Finder is a fast-paced, action-packed thriller that never ceases to keep the reader guessing. Loaded with twists and turns, the plot is well written and the characters are so lifelike that it feels like you truly get to know them. I particularly enjoyed Cora’s wit and snark, especially in the scenes with Rogan, and I felt that it added a lighthearted and humorous touch, perfectly balancing out the action and dramatic tone of the story. Ms. Hoddell truly has a gift when it comes to characterization, adding depth to characters that humanizes them no matter how good or devious they may be.

Overall, I highly recommend False Finder to fans of dystopian thrillers. It kept me hooked from page one, and I found myself having to force myself to put it down on several occasions. There were a few twists that I wasn’t expecting, which made for an engaging read that kept me turning the pages.

I look forward to reading more of Mia Hoddell’s work in the future.
 
Missing You, Missing Me
Tylor Paige

Cleo is good at two things: stealing the spotlight and always making the wrong decisions. From bad tattoos to a sudden elopement, Cleo is a mess who can’t help but be loved from everyone around her. Except for the one that matters, her husband.

Ethan is hurt beyond measure. Leaving home after losing his best friend and brother, he joined a band and traveled the world looking for someone to love his damaged soul. Turning to girls who can’t love and drugs that make him hate himself, Ethan is just as lost as Cleo is.

Forced to work together for a summer tour, Cleo and Ethan discover the old flame isn’t completely snuffed out. However, she can’t let go of her husband, and Ethan can’t let go of her.

How many wrong choices will Cleo make until she figures out how to make the right one?

Wicked Gods
Michelle Hercules
 
Nowhere is safe when the gods are wicked.
 
Since the beginning of times, there has always been two sides: Norms and Idols.

But never have the scales been so unbalanced as they are today.

I'm a Norm, which means, I grew up in fear of the Idols and their godly powers.

And now, I'm going to be surrounded by them, day and night. I've been offered a place at the prestigious Gifted Academy, an opportunity very few Norms get.

To survive, I must become invisible. But my hope to get through the academy unscathed goes down the drain when the most powerful boys in school set their eyes on me.

They hate me simply because I'm a Norm. If they knew who I truly am, they'd tear me apart limb by limb. But I'm done cowering away from Idols. It's time for the Norms to fight back, and it all starts with me.

*Wicked Gods is a mature paranormal high school bully 'why choose' romance.


 
Teleport
Kevin Berry
 
In 2065, The Patrons control everything—and everyone. Maddie McLeod is a Creative, tasked by her Patron to develop a teleportation device. With help from her brilliant daughter, Cassie, she must succeed before Cassie's 18th birthday when Maddie's Patron will decide on Cassie's future—or if she even has one. But with Cassie’s behaviour unravelling, Maddie's experiments failing, and The Patron becoming more and more threatening, things look hopeless. Desperation drives Maddie to make an ally of a mysterious character known as the Blacksmith, a dangerous figure from society’s downtrodden Underclass. As Maddie faces the most difficult situation of her life, the Blacksmith helps her see the world as it really is, but will Maddie also see a way to make the teleporter work?
Keeper 
Harloe Rae

 
“Will you help me remember?”

That’s the second thing I ask the stranger hovering outside my hospital room.

To me, Decker Fredric is another nameless face.
To him, I’m a forgotten girl he hasn’t seen in years.

He agrees to be my crutch through the unknown as if we were once friends.
Soon, he becomes the only constant in my life.

My attraction to him is instant, but Decker appears indifferent. Until the day I catch his heated stare lingering too long.

If I don’t remember the past, can we build a future?

Runaway Tess
J.M. Spade
 
A new job and a new city every few months is what Tess lives for. The adventure of constant change drives her passion for travel nursing. At least that's what she's been telling herself for years. Going back home for a family wedding, her sister sets her up on a blind date and Tess quickly falls for Evan, the perfect gentleman, even if it was for one night only.

When her next move takes her home for the summer, a chance encounter brings her right back into Evan's arms. However, falling in love quickly brings up old memories and flashbacks from a time Tess had long ago tried to forget. The deeper in love she falls, the more she realizes how the events of the past have shaped who she is. Tess must dig deep within herself, reliving the past, and question her real reasons for living her life the way she does if she wants to truly fall in love.

At the end of the summer, will Tess stay for Evan or accept her next travel nursing assignment?
Liar, Liar, Hearts On Fire
Pippa Grant

The lies will come back to bite you every time...

Never borrow pants from your brother. Especially if he’s a size smaller than you are, because all that pressure in the junk will short-circuit your brain.

And you’ll lie to a woman in a club about your real name.

Leave her unsatisfied after making out in a bathroom.

Then find out that she’s the one thing standing in the way of your dreams. And she very much doesn’t like being lied to.

Now I have to convince Lila Valentine—the woman I can’t stop thinking about, my biggest regret, and my new boss—that I’m what’s best for the baseball team she’s inherited.

If we can’t work together to save the Fireballs, the commissioner’s forcing a sale and moving them across the country.

I’ll do anything to save my home team.

But the one thing I can’t do?

Keep my hands to myself.

Which would be fine, if she hadn’t been telling me lies this whole time too.
You're the One
Layla Hagen
 
To everyone else, Hunter Caldwell is the most powerful man in New York. Respected by his associates and feared by his competitors.
But to me? Hunter is just my best friend… my sexy-as-hell best friend.
So when he needs my help, I instantly say yes.

It all starts as pretend…
Our first kiss is unexpected—but it still makes my skin sizzle, my knees go weak.
The next one is in front of his tight-knit family. We have to be convincing. But it’s so wicked hot, it almost fools me too.
On our first night together, he tells me that I have to keep us both in check, because he doesn’t know how to keep the lines from blurring… He touches me like I’m precious, and holds me close… barely stopping his fingers from pushing down the straps of my dress…
Our second night is sexy as hell. Intense. Alluring.
How am I supposed to not fall in love?

 
On The Rocks
Kandi Steiner

 
Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.That’s what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It’s what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild. And it’s on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.He’s trouble. Dirty, sweaty, rude trouble. No matter how many times I repeat it, I can’t escape Noah in our small Tennessee town. And the more I run into him, the more he infuriates me. Because he sees what no one else does.He sees me—the real me. The me I’m not sure I’m allowed to be.I’m Ruby Grace Barnett, the mayor’s daughter. Soon to be a politician’s wife, just like Mama and Daddy always wanted. Soon to fulfill my family’s legacy, just like I always knew I would.Until the boy everyone warned me about makes me question everything, like whether the wedding I’m planning is one I even want. Everyone says Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.If only I had listened.
Taming My Whiskey
Melissa Foster
 
Being the princess of the Dark Knights motorcycle club doesn’t come with a white knight or a fairy-tale castle, and that’s okay, because Dixie Whiskey has never needed a man to slay her dragons or make her whole. Even so, after watching each of her brothers fall in love, she’d sure like a shot at her own happily ever after. But with the Dark Knights watching over her and the only man she’s ever wanted out of reach, she’s not holding her breath.

As the launch of Silver-Stone Cycles’ biggest line approaches, Jace Stone is left needing a favor from the one woman who holds the power to take him to his knees. He knows when it comes to sinfully gorgeous and sharp-tongued Dixie Whiskey, he must stay on his toes and keep his walls firmly in place. But Jace needs her for his business—and Jace Stone always gets what he wants.

When the tall, gruff, and darkly handsome biker presents an opportunity that any other woman might see as the chance of a lifetime, Dixie turns him down flat. But Jace is determined, and he pulls out all the stops—sending Dixie’s overprotective brothers up in arms. Rebellious Dixie takes a stand—going after the freedom, and the man, she’s always wanted. One scorching kiss leads to an undeniable connection, but Jace isn't looking to be tied down, and Dixie refuses to play second fiddle. Can two untamable hearts find forever love in each other’s arms?

 
The Best Friend Bargain
Crystal Kaswell
 
I'm pretending I'm in love with my best friend. What could possibly go wrong?

Skye is my best friend. I trust her with my life
.So when she asks me to play her boyfriend?
I say hell no. Love screws everything up. And I'm not about to lose the only person who gets me.
But Skye is determined. She's bringing a fake boyfriend to her cousin's wedding, with or without me.
And I'm not about to let some other
guy hold her, touch her, kiss her.
Sure, it's strange, smiling like I'm madly in love
But it's easy, wrapping my arms around her curvy body.
It's easy, dragging my lips over her soft neck.
And when she kisses me?
It's easy, realizing she's the only thing I need.

I have five weeks of faking it. Five weeks to convince my best friend our fake love is real.
Bad Boy's Baby
Alexis Winter
 
#1. Get pregnant

How to NOT have a happily ever after...
by your brand new boyfriend.
#2. Don’t tell said boyfriend you’re pregnant.
#3. Oh, and don’t tell him you’re the reason his brother is rotting in prison.


My job is to put criminals in jail,
Not sleep with the suspect’s brother.

He’s a walking contradiction.
With that bad boy swagger and enough ink on his body to write a novel,
You’d think he belongs behind bars,
Not a desk at a financial firm.

It’s his eyes.
Soul piercing eyes.
Eyes that make my panties melt off…

But the deeper I fall for Ben,
The harder it is
to tell the truth.

While he struggles to right the wrongs of his family’s past.
I’m working hard behind the scenes to keep people like them locked up.

Getting pregnant by Ben is only the start
to this drama,
And now I’m neck-deep, hiding
secrets of my own.

Someone lock me up and throw away the key,
I’m about to serve a life sentence for f*ck up of the century.
Something That Could Last
Ashley Cade

 
They say opposites attract.
I never believed that until I met Abby.

I was an Ivy League student, the eldest son of an affluent family, living a life of luxury and rubbing elbows with D.C.’s elite. Sounds great, right?
Too bad prestige comes with a price.

When the expectations became too much, I decided to escape to the hills of West Virginia with my best friend for a summer of fun, some R & R and a little white water rafting. I wanted to lose myself in the outdoors, but instead found her—a petite waitress and
all around spitfire—she knocked me off my game, making me want more than the casual, no strings attached relationships I was used to.

To me, she’s not just another summer fling.
She’s something that could last.
Those Summer Nights
Ivy Smoak
 

The easiest way to get over someone is to never see them again, right? So when my ex stomps on my heart and throws it into the ocean…I decide to spend my summer on the opposite side of the country.

And this summer is all about me. Mending my broken heart (screw all men). Figuring out what I want to do with my life (a life that thankfully does not include my ex). And trying to better
myself (does eating ice cream count?).

But all of my perfect planning comes to a halt when the sexiest lifeguard in existence asks me out. I have to say no. It doesn’t matter that he’s built like a Greek god, has eyes the color of the ocean, or is hotter than a summer night. I’m going to say no, I swear. He’s going straight into the friend zone. Although, I’m pretty sure he’d be more delicious than any flavor of ice cream. Can’t I put him in the friend zone after just one taste?
Auctioned to the A-Lister
Taylor Holloway

 

I snuck into a charity ball and accidentally got myself auctioned off to Hollywood’s sexiest, most eligible bachelor.
This is going to be VERY hard to explain to my evil stepmother.

I escaped my monotonous life for one enchanted evening.
I even danced with a prince. Tommy Prince, America’s most lusted-after movie star.
He must have liked me because he decided to cut a one-hundred thousand dollar check to the Humpback Whale Conservation Fund to take me out on a date.
But it’s only a matter of time before this fantasy shatters.

I’m not the typical Hollywood arm-candy.
I’m an awkward, nerdy virgin working a dead-end job, while he’s the hottest actor in the world.  
His rugged good looks, alpha attitude, and dogged pursuit of me is making him impossible to resist.

But my fame-hungry stepmother has her own plans for Tommy, namely my shallow, beauty queen stepsisters.
When I’m safe in his strong arms I can imagine a happily ever after for us, but my life has been no fairy tale so far.  
I might have to give Tommy up to keep my crazy step-family from destroying us both…

Beneath the Scars.
Ottilie Weber

Corporal Riley Nolan is back home and out of the hospital after sustaining severe injuries in a skirmish overseas. His physical injuries may be healed, though he is left with horrible scars all over his body. His mind is still healing, and he has almost no contact with the world outside his small dark apartment.After the death of her parents and being forced to sell their house and move into an apartment in a new town, Eponine is left picking up the pieces while trying to maintain a normal life for her little sister, Genevieve.Can these new neighbors help each other heal, finding the light and laughter in the world again? Most importantly, can Eponine help Riley see he's not the monster he believes himself to be beneath the scars?


 

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