At twenty one, Sophie has already endured enough pain and heartache to last two lifetimes. All she wants to do is create a normal, comfortable life for herself. She goes to college, works part-time, and leads a quiet, ordinary routine.
So why is she so obsessed with Rooter, the alleged “vicious criminal” next door? She watches as he comes and goes. Watches him play with his pit bull. Watches him hang out in his backyard with other alleged criminals.
When Sophie’s roommate, Mike, attacks her in a fit of jealous rage, Rooter comes to her rescue. Sophie quickly falls for Rooter, but he makes it clear she’s better off without him. He’s the worst kind of guy—Dangerous—and she’s a good girl.
When she’s attacked yet again, Rooter swoops in and saves her and finally admits his feelings for her. They embark on a passionate romance, but his secrecy, controlling tendencies, and crazy ex-friend-with-benefits threaten to tear them apart.
Just when it seems things can’t get any worse, Sophie is accused of a brutal crime that pits Rooter against her. When Mike’s infatuation turns into a deadly obsession, will he be there to save her?
Beau had it all. Connections, money, power, anything he could want in life. Except for a bond between him and his father. A state governor, his father has been distant for as long as Beau can remember. Desperate to forge a connection, Beau comes up with a wild plan.
Jason is Beau’s best friend. They met at a summer camp in high school and have been close ever since. Despite their closeness, Jason took a different path in life, on the wrong side of the law, though he was never caught. Now, however, he finds that with Beau’s harebrained plan he may have actually stolen the one thing that will get him caught.
When Beau’s plan goes awry in a hurry, neither of them expect the consequences that will follow. Placed on the stand, Beau must decide if he wants his trust fund, or Jason. With the pressure on, can Beau admit to himself that Jason is more than just a friend?
Following orders could secure his future … and destroy his happiness.
A notorious man …
Francisco is next in line to take over as Mafia kingpin. His father wants him to settle down, but Francisco has never met a woman who made him want more than a one-night stand.
Until the night of the masquerade party at Club Ecstasy — when a masked woman entrances him with her warmth, kindness, and innate sensuality.
A dedicated woman …
Sarah is a hard-working nurse by day and a caregiver for her aunt at night. When she goes out for a rare evening of fun, she gets a lot more than she bargained for.
The irresistibly sexy man she meets at Club Ecstasy almost seduces her right there in the nightclub. She never learns his name, or sees his face … but she can’t stop thinking about him.
A fateful encounter …
The next time they meet, it’s because Sarah has become the unwitting target of a mob operation. For Francisco, family comes first. Can he find a way to satisfy his desire as well as his honor … or will his loyalty cost him the only woman he’s ever wanted?
So, it’s done. It’s official. I am now a prostitute.
If it’s what separates a moral woman from a depraved one, then yes, money has changed hands. Or more like, money has passed from a grubby, hairy hand over to the smooth, polished surface of the hotel bed’s nightstand. As odd as it may seem, it wasn’t the actual sex that made me feel like I was selling my body to a stranger. It wasn’t the sex that made me feel tainted, either. No. It was that swift deposit of the neatly stacked banknotes next to the half-finished, lipstick-stained glass of flat champagne that screamed “Wh*re!” at me.
It’s so much easier than I thought… Or at least it is until I meet the one client that is going to turn my whole life around. He threatens to ruin it for no obvious reason.
Who is he? Why is he there with every step I take, lurking in the shadows, always too close, always just a bit further than my grasp?
And, above all, why is he haunting not only my every waking minute, but also my dreams?
This is a complete standalone novel with no cliffhanger, which contains adult themes.
From the author of The Best Medicine comes the latest Strictly Business novel—and this time, for one woman, finding the ideal man can be a pretty tall order…
Magazine columnist Quinn Sawyer has always attracted sweet, innocent, and safe men. And something tells her it’s because she’s just as harmless. So when she starts craving a guy with an edge, she realizes she may have to get one for herself.
When her boss asks for a unique pitch, Quinn’s quest to live outside her comfort zone prompts her to suggest an idea that will cause her to break her good-girl rules. And who better than Tim Jacobs to help her push her boundaries? For a while now, Quinn’s had a hot crush on the tattooed executive chef with a checkered past. If anybody can bring out her inner rebel, he can.
It’s no surprise that as Tim and Quinn cross each task off the list she’s made for herself, the sparks between them grow more and more intense. Soon there’s no denying the attraction they each feel. But Tim’s troubled past reveals an even tougher edge than Quinn expected—which means for her, falling in love might just be the greatest rebellion of all.