When Mark Bracelyn lumbers into Chelsea Singer´s cupcake shop with an axe, she´s poised to hit the panic button. But he fixes her door, praises her buttercream, and sends her skittish heart pounding like a hammer on a hollow log, so he can´t be all that scary. Chelsea´s sure there´s a gooey marshmallow center under Mark´s tough outer shell, though admittedly she´s been wrong before. Mark may look like a grungy lumberjack, but he´s also the wealthy part-owner of Ponderosa Luxury Ranch Resort. The lone Bracelyn heir to avoid a childhood of fancy boarding schools, he stays hidden behind the scruffy beard and battered truck. But something else separates Mark from his siblings, and keeping his guard up means keeping his secret—and his family. When someone threatens Chelsea and her daughter, Mark becomes their personal protector. When he´s not watching her back, he´s watching the rest of Chelsea´s body and warning himself not to touch. With danger mounting, they bond over phallic cupcakes and bizarre bunny behavior, while Mark battles his surging attraction. Can a sweet-toothed mountain man and a cautious single mom escape their histories, or will their hearts land on the chopping block?
A 2019 RITA Award finalist! Bree Bracelyn doesn´t date cops. It´s a personal rule that quavers when Austin Dugan flashes his baby blues—and his badge—at Ponderosa Resort´s grand opening. Bree´s the family fixer, running the resort´s PR and her siblings´ lives with cheerful efficiency. But one thing in Bree´s past can´t ever be fixed, which is why she´s staying the hell away from Officer Hottie. Austin´s heart tacks up a wanted poster with Bree´s name the instant he lays eyes on her. Okay, the no-cops rule is an obstacle, but not impossible for a guy ambitious enough to be a shoo-in as the next police chief. Besides, he knows Bree´s into him, whether they´re flirting over weird flatware or getting frisky in the front seat of his vintage Volvo. As Bree and Austin bond over cupcakes and hot springs hookups, Bree knows it´s a matter of time before the skeletons in her closet topple into a messy heap on Austin´s squeaky-clean life. Is there hope for a happy ending, or will their love end up DOA?
Beach Flirts! 5 Romantic Short Stories is set in the summer sun on Cape Cod. Fun, sweet, and sassy love stories to squeeze into your busy life. Discover the loose thread that connects the stories and ties up in a perfect, happy ending. Each short story is 9,000 - 12,000 words in length. Stories include: ´´Ex On The Beach´´: She´s trying to forget the fiancé who cancelled their wedding - until she sees her ex on the beach. ´´She´s Hot Now´´: She never used to get a second look; now Natalie´s the hottie on the beach. Can she handle the heat? ´´Girls Just Wanna Have Finn´´: It´s girls´ week at the beach - until the hottie from high school shows up. So who gets Finn?´´Washed Up´´: When she saves her dream guy at the beach, he wants something more.... ´´Hot for Summer´´: The beach goddesses are after the most eligible bachelor on the shore. So why is he hot for Summer? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara A. McDaniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005025/bk_acx0_005025_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Elise Sax will win your heart. --Jill Shalvis ´´Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.´´--Booklist The Five Wishes Series is five hot and hilarious novellas about wishes that go terribly wrong…fortunately. Each novella is roughly 100 pages with NO cliffhanger. Five Wishes...A happy ending is just a coin toss away. Book 1: Going Down: Marion MacAlister wants to nail her audition, not get nailed. Truly. Honestly. All right...maybe she does want to get nailed, but that´s just because her hottie landlord and local diner owner Mack Ryan is confusing her. Can friends become lovers? Especially friends who might not even be friends in the first place? Book 2: Man Candy: Raine Harper is in love with Wade Gates. But Wade likes women who are model thin, and Raine is model thin plus a whole lot of pounds. Desperate to make him love her, she trains just a little too hard and passes out in the arms of superstar movie star Dirk Adams. Dirk thinks Raine’s junk in the trunk is perfect and proposes to make Wade jealous by becoming her pretend boyfriend. Pretend soon seems very real. Is Dirk a great actor, or is something really developing between Raine and the movie star? Book 3: Hot Wired: Marie Foster is not a cheater. Nevertheless, she gets thrown out of college for doing just that. With her life turned upside down, she decides to try new things. You know…Get drunk in a bar. Pick up a guy. Marry a stranger, who just happens to be a hot billionaire. Book 4: Just Sacked: Layla has been working at her family’s bar since she was five years old. But it’s more than a bar. It’s home. Now with her family gone and debts piling up, her bar is repossessed and taken over by local businessman Hank Taylor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angie Hickman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111353/bk_acx0_111353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get in the holiday spirit any time of year with these funny, sweet romantic short stories. Discover the loose thread that connects the stories and ties up in a perfect happy ending, bringing together characters from all the stories. The stories include: ´´Spooked by Love:´´ After divorcing her husband, Marnie´s afraid to trust her heart again. Her ex is moving on fine, but she hasn´t even been on her first post-divorce date. She can´t handle another break-up. Then she meets a hot single dad at her daughter´s Halloween party and he´s got his eye on Marnie. The only problem: he claims he´s just out for fun. Is anything scarier than giving romance a second chance? ´´Holiday Rush:´´ A Black Friday shopping-trip-gone-wrong loses Lindy her job, her guy, and her dignity. Then it gets worse - she has no choice but to take a job she loathes. But there´s one bonus in the deal: a seriously hot boss who might help her feel that holiday rush again. ´´Missing Christmas:´´ Is Ginny just homesick, or did she make the mistake of her life? Ginny´s spending her first Christmas away from home, but she´s not feeling the spirit of the season. She moved down south to be with her boyfriend, and now she´s having serious regrets about leaving her family and friends behind. Does new love trump twenty-three years of holiday tradition? ´´Tingle All The Way:´´ Jessica has never bought into the magic of Christmas, but when a mistaken call to 911 ruins the holiday for Morgan, the little girl next door, Jessica will do everything she can to make it up to her - and to Morgan´s hottie uncle. Can Jessica turn her worst Christmas ever into the best one yet? ´´Giving Up Guys:´´ Three friends, one vow, and a drunken toast. These gals are giving up guys for their New Year´s resolution. During the next six weeks, they´ll pursue something besides men - like new hobbies and classes. Good luck with that, ladies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara McDaniel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009360/bk_acx0_009360_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let go from her job and feeling lost, Navy Carrington takes a position as coffee girl at a publicity firm. Their newest client is Carrick Kennely, the former love of her life and her fiercest adversary. She thought she´d let go of the past by playing it safe with book boyfriends and avoiding frustratingly sexy guys like Carrick. When Navy´s roommate finds the Boyfriend Book, a silly relic leftover from Navy´s teens, it prompts a dare: Navy is to go on five dates and pick one to be her Valentine. Despite her reservations, she can´t say no, especially if it means proving to herself and Carrick that she can move on. Navy chronicles her brief romantic entanglements with the Hottie in 7G, the Man-Bun-Barista, the Gym Stud, and the Book Boyfriend who turns out to be a toad - not the kind that when kissed turns into a prince - on The Boyfriend Book Blog. She doesn´t want to let her readers or herself down, but as Valentine´s Day nears, none of the guys comes close to being her one true love. Except Carrick. He´s infuriating, attractive, confusing, catnip - and it turns out he has a secret. With a love letter and a plane ticket in hand, Navy leaves her baggage behind and must decide between love, hate, and the lies she told to protect her fragile heart. Told with humor and heart, Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told may appeal to listeners who enjoy Alice Clayton, Sally Thorne, and Emily Giffin´s work. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Brandt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108767/bk_acx0_108767_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Corinne Cartright has an agenda: to snap up the office hottie before someone else does. She and her buddy Seth make a pact to each try to land their current crushes and failing that, to set each other up with the perfect match. But learning more about her friends´ romantic choices causes Corinne to rethink what she wants from a relationship. Is it possible that the man of her dreams has been right in front of her all this time? Can she find love where she least expected it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natasha Soudek. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028734/bk_adbl_028734_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.