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Dirty Play: A Bad Boy Sports Romance

Playing dirty might not be playing by the rules. But I say f*ck the rules.

Wes Blakefield has it all. A winning record. A killer arm. And a smile that will get any woman in his bed. But everything changes when an injury leaves the Wranglers' quarterback sidelined.



Lennon Ashworth is trying to rebuild her life in San Antonio. Focused on her career in medicine she has no idea what the fuss is about when a hot green-eyed athlete ends up in her operating room.



Wes is used to getting what he wants and when he meets the woman who repaired his hand, he decides he's not letting her get away. The only problem is Lennon fights her attraction for the country's hottest playboy.



Tension grows. The fire heats up. And lines are crossed when Wes is determined Lennon is his ultimate score.

Dirty Play is a FULL LENGTH, Standalone sports romance with a dirty talking football star and explicit sex scenes. When you're done reading, hitting the showers will have a whole new meaning.

Star Crossed (Battered Hearts Book 2)

Dare to taste the forbidden--Star Crossed can be read as a standalone novel or as part of the Battered Hearts series.

He's a Heavyweight UFC fighter with a criminal past and deep family ties to the Italian Mafia. She's from the small southern town of Garnet, where her family has been the law for the past six generations and MMA is the only language people in her neck of the woods speak.

Their MMA camps are rivals.

Everything about their lives makes them enemies.

Their love isn't just forbidden, it's deadly, but they can't seem to help themselves.

Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his unwanted ties to organized crime cause him nothing but pain. Everything changes when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long-time enemy. After a steamy, one-night stand he faces the fight of his life, but it's not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go.

The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff's deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can't stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of the UFC, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.

As the tide rises against them and the people they love work at keeping them apart, Romeo and Jules hold onto a dream for a better life together and vow to go down fighting rather than accept a tragic ending.

Most Irresistible Guy

When he wrapped his arms around me and pulled me close at my brother's wedding, my heart beat faster. When we danced into the night, my mind raced far ahead, entertaining all the possibilities I'd longed for. And later, when Cooper told me he'd won the starting quarterback job before he shared the news with anyone else, I started to believe we could be more.

But I didn't want to lose him as a friend, so I chose to focus on him solely as my buddy. That worked well enough for a while.

Until that night, in front of everyone, when he shocked my world to its core.

Most Irresistible Guy is a prequel novella to Most Valuable Playboy!

Hot for Sports: A Bad Boy Sports Romance: Sports Romance Series (Book 1)

My Game is all that matters, until she comes my way.

And the player becomes the played.

Football is my only Focus in life. My game is my life. It saved me when I thought I'd lost everything

Sure, I have my fair share of women don't get me wrong! I am a player after all, on and off the field. But no one to keep me particularly interested. They are all trying to get a taste of my fame and money

When I meet her, everything changes.

She is sweet, innocent, and delicate, yet composed and strong at the same time. She has no interest of being in the spotlight... and I can feel it! Alyssa is different.

I am Jake Nash, the star football player of the Denver Broncos and I am about to get slammed. Hard.

A Perfect Moment

*A That One Moment bonus short story*

*Can be read on it's own*

After a lifetime of moments full of heartache, loss, struggle, and pain...sometimes it's nice when an imperfect moment turn out to be absolutely...perfect.

It's 11:11...make a wish.

Hold Trilogy Book 1: MMA Fighter New Adult Romance

It was love at first fight...

Broke, hungry, and desperate, Cassidy Parker just needs a job. She finds one at the local gym that seems like the answer to her problems. But when she locks eyes with fighter Craddock Flynn, his brutal strength awakens something deep in her that can't be denied. One touch from Craddock can make her forget school, work, and everything else that matters.

Craddock Flynn is used to ripping through his opponents to clear his path to becoming one of the nation's elite professional MMA fighters. But when he meets Cassidy, all bets are off. Their attraction is volatile and instant and Craddock struggles to keep his jealousy under control. Especially when his enemy in the ring becomes his rival for Cassidy too.

This first love is passionate, hot, and raw, but it might be too much for either of them to hold.

Hold Trilogy Book One is a steamy new adult romance with a possessive alpha male and a young heroine trying to make her way on her own. This romantic suspense MMA romance contains a cliff hanger.

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Romance: Fight to Win: MMA Bad Boy Romance (Fight Night Series Book 1)

TYLER. MMA Bad Boy. Fight Night. My first illegal fight. A cage fight to knockout or surrender.

I knew when I saw her that she was the one. But she was with my opponent.

LAILA. Young, beautiful, full of class.

I hate fights. I hate watching them, being in them, being part of them. I was only there to support Raymond, my unemployed, lying boyfriend.



A MMA Bad Boy Romance.The cage brought them together. Would it keep them apart? Tyler knew Laila needed to be his. Raymond did not deserve her.



Fight Night Series. This is book one in a five part Fight Night Series. Sexual content. 18+

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This sexy steamy bad boy romance is perfect for fans of Joanna Blake, Vi Keeland, Lane Hart, and Jen Frederick.

Play With Me

19-year-old Lace Wyndham only loves three things in the world: Nike shoes, basketball, and Nike basketball shoes.

25-year-old bad boy billionaire Silver March only wants Lace in three ways: under him, on top of him, and him inside of her.

It's not exactly a match made in heaven, but since he already had his heart stolen, Silver knows he has to play the game. Seduce her, bribe her, manipulate her - he's willing to do whatever it takes until his stubborn little kitty surrenders to the inevitable.

It's his name she'll be crying out...every night.

CHRISTMAS TSAR (Blood and Thunder 1): Bestselling Christmas Love Story

Author's note: The stories in the Blood and Thunder series are super-hot and have language some may object to.

With these arms...



When investigative journalist Amber Smith is tasked with discovering the truth behind the Blood and Thunder polo team, she doesn't expect to fall in love with an undercover billionaire...

Landing a job as crew on the superyacht Russian Thunder brings Amber to the attention of the superyacht's owner and founder of the Blood and Thunder polo team, Alexei Riga.

During a night on shore Amber is captured by a gang of slavers. Held in a cellar prior to being auctioned off on the dark web, Amber escapes thanks to the intervention of Alexei and his team.

Now she knows the truth about Alexei's work as a vigilante, Amber has a choice to make. Will she write a candid article about him and risk putting Alexei's life in danger? Or will she work with him to save more lives?

Amber's respect for the enigmatic Russian soars. Christmas draw closer, and the line between working with Alexei and falling in love with him start to blur. Amber wants it all, but the more Alexei comes to care for her, the more determined he is not to draw Amber into his dangerous life.

When the superyacht docks on the glamorous subtropical island of Isla Celeste, Amber is determined that Alexei will yield to the powerful attraction between them. But Alexei is quickly swallowed up in his other life as a polo player and pushes Amber away.



Their affair might be over, but Amber is still staff, and when the Blood and Thunder team starts to take her for granted, she comes up with her own novel way of bringing them into line. When good food doesn't work, maybe a grenade will...



Only one thing is certain: Christmas is sure to be explosive!

Susan Stephens has written more than 60 books in contemporary romance and non-fiction, and is a USA TODAY best-selling author. Susan's books are translated into 26 languages across 109 countries.

Christmas Tsar (Blood and Thunder 1) is the 1st novel in USA Today best-selling author, Susan Stephens' brand new Blood and Thunder polo series.

More books coming soon in the Blood and Thunder series...

Argentinian Billionaire (Blood and Thunder 2)

Spaniard Untamed (Blood and Thunder 3)

More coming soon

One Shot at Glory (Dave Shaw: A soccer prodigy)

Dave Shaw is a young man with a big dream. Come with him on his journey inside the secretive world of professional soccer as he tries to make it at his hometown club.

Dave must confront the dark side to the beautiful game. The one the rest of us never see.

A professional contract and the big time beckoned for Wolston's teen hotshot. Until it happened. A serious ankle injury turns the striker's world upside down.

Now Dave has to convince Rovers' tough academy chief, Rob Duncan, he deserves a scholarship and that once-in-a-lifetime chance to pull on the shirt of the team he's adored for as long as he's loved soccer.

It all comes down to 90 minutes to prove he can be part of Wolston's future in the biggest match of his life. But above all he needs to convince himself he still has what it takes to survive in a cut-throat world where only the very best ever get a shot at stardom.

The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women: A Life-Changing Day on a River

New edition.

From The Bad, The Good and Two Fly Fishing Women:

Now, as I approach the autumn of my life and some, though not all, of my dreams have come true, how do I describe myself? As a wife and a mother who loves her family, as an attorney who admires the law, and as a fly fisher who proudly says she learned from the greatest fly fisher she ever knew: her grandmother.

And whether by accident or not, my grandmother, with the help of some unexpected and dark events, taught me something even more important than fishing, something that, even after such a long, long parade of days, I still cherish, like an antique fly rod, and wish to pass on.

The lesson happened in the middle of trout season, on the first day of summer, when several incidents came together, perhaps randomly, and formed the big event of June twenty-first. I was fourteen years old and very, very hurt and angry.

Why, you ask? ...

eStory Description:

When her mother deserts her to be with a new man, Amanda is hurt and betrayed. She loses faith in the world. To soothe her pain, she retreats into fly fishing, until she learns that her loving grandmother has terminal cancer.

Amanda struggles to find answers. Then one day she discovers that her grandmother, against the doctor's orders, has gone fishing somewhere on the Junction River. Frightened, Amanda, along with Shana, her adopted dog, and Vernon, a grieving alcoholic, searches the river--but marches into an unexpected, terrifying event that, in a surprising way, helps her learn to forgive and to see the good in the world.

"Kadish has carved a wonderful story full of antics that any true angler would love. His characters are fun and bold, mercurial and fast somewhat like the fish themselves. ... If you love fishing and especially fly fishing, you will enjoy this wholesome family story. It takes you back to a time before innocence is changed and the times where a child is still unafraid to speak their mind." --Leslie Wright, blogcritics.org

Bound By You (Outback Skies Book 1)

When the feisty redhead captain of an Australian Outback fire brigade goes toe to toe with a self-confident arson investigator, the flames of desire may consume them both. Bound By You, from award-winning contemporary erotic romance author Lexxie Couper, will set your heart afire as passion explodes in Book 1 of her Outback Skies series.

The intial spark will engulf them...

Desmond Russell. Arson investigator. The best Australia has. Cool, calm, collected and utterly poised. Nothing intimidates him. He knows fire like he knows his own body and soul. Sent to the small Outback town of Wallaby Ridge to investigate the complete destruction by fire of the Australian Deputy Prime Minister's cattle station homestead, he clashes with Jess Montgomery, captain of the local fire brigade, a feisty woman no taller than his chin, with wild red hair and a mouth like a drunken sailor.

Jess has a major dislike of arson investigators, especially ones from the big smoke. Two years ago her brother died in a fire she knew wasn't an accident, but the investigator who arrived from the city--a smug bastard who looked down on the people of Wallaby Ridge even as he reeked of scotch--said it was. She doesn't trust Desmond Russell to investigate his own arse, let alone a fire that destroyed the Deputy PM's Outback homestead. And when she learns Desmond is the son of the drunken investigator who dismissed her claims of arson in her brother's case...well, she's not going to let him waltz in and take over.

The initial spark will engulf them both...but will their hearts survive the inferno?

This contemporary erotic romance contains sexy Australian firefighters, mystery and suspense, and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Previously published: (2016) Book Boutiques, Original title: Combustible, Original series: Heart of Fame | (2015) 5x5 Publishing

Love at the 20-Yard Line

Haven Haggarty is woefully inept when it comes to men and matters of the heart. Successful in her job as an image consultant with an up-and-coming company, she wishes she could enjoy as much triumph in her dating efforts. When she falls hard for a handsome wide receiver, Haven realizes she needs to tackle her fears or miss the opportunity to experience once-in-a-lifetime love. Brody Jackson lives and breathes football. As a wide receiver for a popular arena team, he's determined to make it back to the NFL. Cocky and confident, he doesn't have the time or energy to be bothered with a serious relationship until he's blindsided by a sweet, naive girl who breaks through his defenses. He has to decide if he'll let go of his dreams or fumble his chance to win Haven's heart.

The Substitute (Tales from the Village Green Book 2)

Mewteth Seconds are one player short for the game that could decide which team goes up and which team goes down from Cornish League Seven East. Mewteth's captain has found a substitute player, but only if Trevor, the captain of Ramswell Seconds, agrees. The guy has a funny name, but what does it matter? He's never played cricket before ...

The Substitute is the second in Michael White's Tales from the Village Green series. A keen but extremely poor cricketer, Michael has a love for the game which he hopes is reflected in his stories about it.

The Substitute is a story of village cricket, albeit one with an unusual twist! As a result it's packed full of cricket terminology. If you don't know much about cricket then this story might not be for you. However, if you love village life then you may find it worth a read.

Jax (A Cocky Cage Fighter)

MMA Middleweight World Champion, Jackson "Jax" Malone has just entered the fight of his life. Known for his viciousness in the cage, and his playboy ways out of it, Jax is arrested and charged with a brutal rape. The thought of spending decades in prison is one of the few things that actually scares the shit out of this cocky fighter. Newly admitted attorney Page Davenport is willing to do anything it takes to get out from under her father's thumb and finally prove herself in his law firm. Anything except represent the infamous miscreant, Jackson "The Mauler" Malone. Despite her protests, Page is powerless to avoid becoming the sacrificial lamb, the token female, who will be the face of the violent, angry Neanderthal's defense team. Jax is a bad boy with a temper, doing whatever the hell he wants in life while flipping the bird at all his haters. Page is the prim and proper rich debutante her parents want her to be. They've been pulling her strings, telling her what to do, where to go to school, what to wear, and even who she should marry. Page and Jax struggle to work together, engaging in a knockdown drag-out fight for dominance. When they finally stop taking swings at each other, they're both surprised to realize that sometimes first impressions are completely wrong. In fact, opposites really do seem to attract. However, there are lines that attorneys and their clients can never cross, if Page wants to keep her license to practice law. Will Page risk it all and submit to the cocky fighter? Or will Jax's temper and jealousy prove too much for her to take on outside of the courtroom? Either way, one thing is for sure - neither Page nor Jax are going down without a fight. In the end, the secret for them to find heaven may be to battle their way through hell first.

Breakaway: Volume 1 (Portland Storm)

USA Today bestselling author Catherine Gayle presents the first novel in the Portland Storm hockey romance series. She's reaching for a breakaway pass. Dana Campbell has spent the past seven years in self-imposed isolation for a crime she didn't commit. The danger is well in the past, but her panic attacks make it impossible to have a normal, healthy relationship with a man. Even her counselor has given up on her. She has to find someone she trusts to help her fight through the panic, or her seven-year ordeal will become a lifetime sentence. There's only one man she feels safe enough to ask. He got caught with his head down. As the captain of the NHL's once elite but now fading Portland Storm, Eric Zellinger knows a thing or two about keeping his focus on the job. Questions are flying about his ability to lead the team back to the playoffs. If they don't make it, he might be shipped out of town. It's the worst time possible for his best friend's kid sister to divide his focus. How can he give her what she needs without jeopardizing both the Storm's playoff hopes and his future with the team? It's her only chance, but it's his last shot.

Love Bats Last: Volume 1 (The Tavonesi Series - Heart of the Game)

A stormy night changes their lives forever... In LOVE BATS LAST, (Tavonesi Series, #1), the baseball diamond isn't the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family's prestigious vineyard. What he can't seem to run is his love life. He's closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him. Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead. A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she's the passionate, courageous woman he thought he'd never find-he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie's passion and courage lead her to discover what's killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. "What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?" Get ready for the entire Tavonesi series: author Pamela Aares. Love Bats Last (Book 1) Thrown By Love (Book 2) Fielder's Choice (Book 3) Love On The Line (Book 4) PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST "Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you'll love the series Heart of the Game!" -EarthLoving Lens "A new star in the romance world!" -New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander "My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I'm happy to find another author I love reading as much." -Julie Martin Wallace "I didn't want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more." -Julie, GoodReads.com reader "Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning t

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Skating on Thin Ice: Seattle Sockeyes: Volume 1 (Game On in Seattle)

He trusts his gut, she trusts her numbers, and neither trusts the other, as abillionaire's mission to bring hockey to Seattle clashes with his passion for the woman who holds his heart. Ethan Parker, a billionaire determined tobring aprofessional hockeyto Seattle, will stop at nothing to realize his dream. After signing an agreement to purchase another city's team, Ethan isanxious to make the moveto Seattle, but a gag order by the League forces him to keep the sale a secret until the season ends, leaving him no choice but to go undercover as a consultant to study his team during the playoffs. Lauren Schneider, Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the Giants hockey team, gets no respect from the team's testosterone-loaded staff. When Ethan bursts onto the scene, full of charm and genuinely interested in her opinions, she shares the team's weaknesses and discovers a weakness of her own--for Ethan. But when his true identity is revealed, and he starts cleaning house based on her unwitting input, his betrayal cuts deeply on both a professional and personal level. Bound by an employment contract, Lauren reluctantly moves to Seattle to work for the newly christened Seattle Sockeyes and her sexy, infuriating boss. Lauren and Ethan must come to terms with their passions--for the team, for hockey, and for each other. Will their situation build a frozen wall between them, or will their love burn hot enough to melt the ice shielding their hearts?"

Uncaged Love #1: Volume 1

Colt McClure is a rising MMA fighter out to prove that he has what it takes to be a champion. Jo is on the run from her one terrible mistake. When Colt drags Jo from a brawl with street thugs, he recognizes her potential as a female fighter. But as they begin her training, their desire for each other sparks a love affair that could jeopardize them both. Uncaged Love is a five-part series.

Looking for You: Volume 1 (Oh Captain, My Captain)

"Oh Captain, My Captain presents Hudson King of the Portland Vikings." Hudson King loves his job and his family. His life is missing that someone special, and he's ready to settle down. He has the bad luck of only finding women who want him for his money and fame. If only he could meet someone who didn't know him by his profession... Ellie Sullivan has had a hard life. It's revolved around her family, and then her career, leading her to never have a real relationship. One night in Portland, Ellie strikes up a conversation with a guy at a bar, not knowing that it was the Hudson King... After several dates, Hudson is able to avoid Ellie figuring out what is really happening in his life. However, the secret can't remain hidden. Will Ellie stay with Hudson after she discovers his lie? Or will Hudson lose the girl he's been looking for?

The WAG’s Diary

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Playing for Keeps: Volume 1 (Fantasy Football Romance)

Playing for Keeps Journalist Samantha Jameson always wanted to be one of the boys, but Ryan Terell won't let her join the club. Fresh from the battlegrounds of Iraq, reporting on a bunch of overgrown boys playing pro football is just the change of scenery she needs. If trying to be taken seriously in the world of sports writing wasn't hard enough, Ryan, her college crush, is only making it harder. As a tight-end fo... Full description

Accepted Fate: Volume 1

**Note from the author: reader discretion is advised. Content is for mature readers 18+ due to some language and sexual content*** What do you do when everything you had planned out for yourself gets changed in one summer? Do you embrace the new or fight to keep things the same? For seventeen year old Kinzleigh everything was going just as she always planned. She had great friends, went to a school she loved, and always knew she was destined for greatness. One step already completed towards acquiring the job she has forever dreamed of, a pro football cheerleader. Nothing and no one was going to stand in her way, especially not love. What she doesn't expect is for her parents to suddenly change everything and send her spiraling into a life she didn't want for herself, especially after meeting one blue eyed boy she can't stop dreaming about. Her life is changing at every turn. She is learning that sometimes life has different plans than our own. When she finally accepts the hand fate has dealt, everything is ripped from her once again. Can she accept the ugly fate that was chosen for her or will she fight to once again accept it.

The Recruiting Trip: Volume 1 (The University of Gatica Series)

The Recruiting Trip Book Trailer: http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdSZUaJ2q0 Aspiring college athlete Aileen Nessa is finding the recruiting process beyond daunting. Being ranked #10 in the world for the 100m hurdles at the age of eighteen is not a fluke, even though she believes that one race, where everything clinked magically together, might be. American universities don't seem to think so. Letters are pouring in from all over the country. As she faces the challenge of differentiating between a college's genuine commitment to her or just empty promises from talent-seeking coaches, Aileen heads to Gatica State University, a Division One school, on a recruiting trip. The university's athletic program boasts one of the top sprint coaches in the country. The beautiful old buildings on campus and Ivy League smarts seems so above her little Ohio town upbringing. All Aileen needs to convince her to sign her letter of intent is a recruiting trip that takes her breath away. Tyrone Jensen is the school's NCAA champion in the hurdles and Jim Thorpe recipient for top defensive back in football. His incredible ocean blue eyes and confident smile make Aileen stutter and forget why she is visiting GSU. His offer to take her under his wing, should she choose to come to Gatica, is a tempting proposition that has her wondering if she might be making a deal with an angel or the devil himself. * This is NOT erotica* It is a new adult & college sport romance. For mature readers only. There are sexual situations, but no graphic sex. Book Trailer: http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdSZUaJ2q0

Felix: Volume 1 (The Ninth Inning)

"The Ninth Inning series presents Memphis Angels' pitcher, Felix Hernandez." Felix Hernandez's life is baseball, baseball, baseball, and then his family. He rarely remembers anything that doesn't concern the game. He's never had a good enough reason to reprioritize his life or change his ways. Relying on her sisters most of the time, Abigail Harris is trying to put her life in order. She's now a graduate student and living on her own. It's not until Felix deems her his lucky charm that her life begins to change. Now, Abigail isn't sure if she should be focusing on her happiness or the professional baseball player. Can the two handle any fastballs that come their way or will they strike out under pressure?

Perfect Pitch: Volume 1 (Diamond Brides)

A hot, contemporary short novel by best-selling author Mindy Klasky. Reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger is launching her pet project, a music program for kids. All she has to do is follow the pageant's rules-no smoking, drinking, or "cavorting" in public. That's fine, until D.J. Thomas-God's gift to baseball-throws her a wild pitch. He slams her in an interview, and the video goes viral. Sam's no shrinking violet. She parlays D.J.'s apology into a national T.V. appearance-and a very unexpected, very public kiss. Soon, paparazzi catch the couple in a steamy make-out session, and Sam's music program is on the block. The blazing hot relationship is threatened even more when D.J.'s son begs to trade in Little League for music class. Can Sam and D.J. sizzle past the sour notes and find their perfect pitch?

Bury the Hatchet: Volume 1 (Tulsa Thunderbirds)

He was poised to be an elite goalie for a contending team. Hunter Fielding has long since proven himself to be one of the best goaltenders in the NHL. The problem? His former team had another (slightly better) backstop. They left Hunter out to dry, the upstart Tulsa Thunderbirds claimed him in the expansion draft, and he made a few stupid comments about backasswards Oklahomans. Now the T-Birds say the only way he can redeem himself is to make nice for the media with some local goody two shoes who's made some mistakes of her own. Oklahoma's sweetheart could do no wrong until she could do no right. Tallulah Belle Roth was the reigning Miss Oklahoma USA until a night of out-of-control drinking, a naked foray in a hot tub with very bad boy, and a bunch of lowlights on TMZ. Now she's been stripped of her crown and is facing the censure of the same people who made her out to be Little Miss Perfect. Tallie won't ever get her title back, but her life is another matter-and the only way the public will allow her to do that is if she presents herself as happily settled with someone else under Oklahoma's eye. The marriage is to be in name only-one year of sickeningly-sweet lovey-dovey PDA, all to get their detractors to bury the hatchet. Those kisses and tender moments for the cameras take an emotional toll, though. Can in name only be enough?