How can you be totally, absolutely, completely, brutally honest when you can’t even admit the truth to yourself?
It’s much easier for Charlie Sands to hide behind the lie she’s told herself since the day she met Greyson: the guy every girl wants could never love a smartass tomboy like her.
Although Greyson Steel is a best friend worthy of Charlie, he knows she deserves a boyfriend who is a match for her lightning fast mind and strong enough not to let anxiety rule his world. And that guy? That could never be him.
But when they both start blowing past the protective walls they’ve erected over the years, can they handle love’s honesty or will they crumble like a sandcastle at high tide?
In this angsty, friend-to-lovers romance about a brilliant, surfing tomboy and her anxious, fireman best-friend, Erin Spineto, author of Islands and Insulin, spins another “Inspiring tale of being just the right balance of strong and vulnerable.”
You’ll love the hilarious, double-dating summer goal, breezy escape to the beaches of San Diego and Maui, and fantastic group of friends. California Promises is the first in the Warrior Women Series, a RomCom series full of female surfers who happen to have diabetes and other autoimmune issues and the men who are strong enough to be with a warrior woman.
This is an #ownvoices story for its portrayal of type 1 diabetes by an author with type 1 diabetes.
Because love, no matter how hard won, is always worth fighting for.
One thing never changes from era to era—the longing for love and the sacrifices willingly made to achieve a happily ever after. This special romance collection includes three stories of dukes and their ladies, each a charming and humorous Regency romance with a dash of mystery & suspense.
A Diamond for a Duke: A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes. Jules, the Duke of Dandridge wants more than Jemmah Dament’s sweet kisses or her warming his bed. He must somehow convince her to gamble on a man who’s sworn never to love again.
Only a Duke Would Dare: A reluctant duke. A vicar’s daughter. A forbidden love. Victor, Duke of Sutcliffe ventures home, intent upon finding the most biddable and forgettable miss in Essex to wed. Except he finds himself powerless to resist Theadosia Brentwood—even if she is promised to another and the exact opposite of what he thought he wanted in a duchess.
A December with a Duke: He’s entirely the wrong sort of man. That’s what makes him so utterly right. After a horrific marriage, Everleigh vows to never marry again, but the enigmatic Duke of Sheffield is determined to woo the beautiful widow and make her his own.
A new threat by the name of Layton Prenter escapes from prison, and Liam finds out his family have been hiding some important information from him and his twin sister for many years. He has to get to the bottom of this mystery before it’s too late. At the same time he has to get ready for his first year at Greenspan Academy, and he couldn’t be more excited. Liam is looking forward to learning about a variety of spells, conjurings, potions, and even rituals to summon an amplitude of ghastly spirits and other world creatures. However before he embarks on his trip to the grand academy he is forced to deal with two of his best friends fighting for his love. Even when he ends up finding himself in love with one of them it doesn’t end the feud between the three of them. Meanwhile Andrea has to deal with the fact her father finally moved on. It’s been almost a decade since she lost her mother, but she wasn’t ready to move on, but not that much time passes by until she reunites herself with a woman that changes the course of her life forever. This sets her father and her whole family down a different path, and in the end she may have a happy ending. That happiness wouldn’t last forever.
I messed up.
I admitted to the girl of my dreams I’m in love with her, only to have her run away. Why don’t they ever warn you things like that happen?
Now that we’re paired up for a class project, I have to figure out a way to keep things from being weird between us. I can’t lose her again.
We shared a kiss the night after I broke up with my boyfriend of three years. A heart-stopping, panty-melting kiss I still dream about. But I wasn’t ready then for anything more.
Now that I am, he’s unavailable. What will it take to get us both on the same page – and stay there?
Savannah is a rich girl who comes from a troubled, loveless family. To make her childhood bearable, she was always tagging along with her older brother, Jay, and his best friend, Gabriel. After getting out of town for four long years while attending an out-of-state college, Savannah is back and the old schoolgirl crush on Gabriel she thought had dampened flames right back to life.
Gabriel grew up on the wrong side of town, in a poor Mexican family who may not have had money, but always had plenty of love to go around. Although he’s always thought of his best friend’s little sister as a little sister of his own, things have changed. Gabriel can’t help noticing Savannah is all grown up now. Single for the first time in years, with a two-year-old son in tow, Gabriel decides that maybe, after all these years, Savannah is grown enough for love.
Oliver has carved out a good life for himself with his business partner and best friend, Micah. While Oliver handles the boring parts of their business, Micah spends his days subsisting on far too much coffee, tending to his collection of office plants, and losing himself in lines of code. But then the invitation—the summons—to a family event comes and throws Oliver’s carefully cultivated balance into chaos.
One thing is certain: Oliver can’t face his judgmental family alone. The one person he trusts to play his pretend boyfriend is the only one that’s off-limits.
Sidiro hated breaking rules. However, he ended up foolishly breaking the most important one: never reveal your jinn powers to a mortal. Now he’s stuck in the mortal realm as a consequence, living life one boring day at a time—until he meets Tava.
She’s tiny, she’s sweet, she’s a shapeshifting jinni like him… and she’s in danger. The little otter cat had enemies at her heels, and Sid had cluelessly challenged them by rescuing her. Now he has no choice but to keep Tava safe, otherwise she would lose her freedom and even her life.
But why did she have to be so distracting? Why did she have to flash those pretty eyes and show off that gorgeous skin? Most of all, why was he allowing himself to fall in love despite vowing to never do so again?!
Will Sid end up with a happily-ever-after, or will he go down in history as the jinni who got ‘catwished?’
(This standalone story contains some cat shifters, jinn powers and romance—of both the fluffy and sexy variety.)
Josette Miller and Walker Anderson grew up together in small-town, Dade City, Florida. Inseparable during their youth, Josette dreamed of growing up and moving away. When she left ten years ago, Josette didn’t know how Walker really felt about her.
But Dade City just wasn’t the same without Josette, and Walker left shortly after, regretting he’d never told her how he felt.
In a twist of fate, Josette and Walker find themselves moving home within months of each other. They aren’t kids anymore, and the attraction this time around is mutual. Maybe a “Fresh Restart” is just what they needed to get their happily ever after.
I’m marrying the man of my dreams.
That’s the problem. I’m in love with 3 men of my dreams.
So, I ran . . . and they followed.
We’ve been best friends since we were kids, and we’re still best friends.
But can these rugged cowboys really be my lovers? It’s my biggest fantasy.
They’ve been like brothers to each other, and now that I’ve made a mess of my life, I’m going to need their loyalty and friendship to get through the blizzard that’s swirling outside, and the emotions that swirl inside my head.
Sparks fly when each cowboy vows to protect, comfort and shield me from my own misplaced guilt.
Soon we’re sharing not only our beds, but our most intimate desires.
Once the fire ignites, it’s impossible to put out and what happens next is sure to consume us all.
Now that I’ve had all three of these cowboys, one cowboy will never be my happily ever after.
Friends to Lovers.
I found Makayla that night.
Her bruised, battered body and crushed spirit, cut my heart to pieces.
The blackest, most sinful part of me, ached to destroy the sick coward. To end his life and have payback for his brutal attack on her.
I made an oath that night.
Our undeniable bond survived, but months have divided us and pushed our fragments so far apart.
I can’t have Makayla and risk my friendship with her brother. But I want her… I need her.
Something buried inside me, knows that she belongs to me, that she is mine.
I made Makayla a promise. But she fights against it with determined stubbornness. I could drop to my knees and beg. Sometimes I want to, but I can’t.
The glimpse of disrespect in her eyes… it would break me.
I know our shattered pieces will fit together perfectly, but will she?
Can she see past the scars and over her walls, that I stand right before her, waiting?
Friends to Lovers, that come together in an explosive, turbulent storm of lustful passion and a complicated love, that was meant to be.
Only For Makayla is a stand-alone title.
18+ Contains mature sexual content and strong language)
*(attempted sexual assault)*