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A Wedding in Cornwall: A perfect feel good romance

It’s the career move of a lifetime, and Julianne can’t believe it’s hers: a position as an event planner at a country house in Cornwall, England, beginning with the wedding of a celebrity! If her old firm's senior planner back in the States hadn't fallen suddenly sick with the chicken pox, Julianne would never have found herself chosen for a life in one of England's most beautiful coastal counties, surrounded by rugged shores, quaint cottages, elegant gardens and a house to die for.But life in Cornwall isn't exactly as Julianne imagined it. Her first bride-to-be is a resentful, petted snob, the groom is immature and bored, and the Cornish staff of Cliffs House has a difficult time believing that an event planner from a mid-level position can handle a wedding this big. And then there's a personal matter -- the handsome, sometimes charming, sometimes standoffish gardener Matthew Rose. He and Julianne have a strangely complicated relationship somewhere between friendship and attraction. But with a secret in his past, and a scheming bridesmaid plotting to have Matthew all to herself, will Julianne find a way to untangle her feelings and the problems of planning a perfect Cornish wedding?

The Bradens at Weston (Books 1-3 Boxed Set): Love in Bloom: The Bradens

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster's writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens. This boxed set includes the first three contemporary romance novels in the series, Love in Bloom: The Bradens, featuring the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens!LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINED DESTINED FOR LOVE FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE Sneak Peek: SEA OF LOVE --LOVERS AT HEART, REIMAGINEDTreat Braden wasn't looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family's ranch to try to finally move on.A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max's heart forever--including helping her finally face her demons head-on.DESTINED FOR LOVEBRONZE MEDAL WINNER, Readers' Favorite Awards, Romance SizzleLove hot cowboys? Rex Braden is wealthy, hard working, and fiercely loyal. Sweat at his brow, he works the family ranch by day, then kicks back at night with part time lovers who require nothing more than his physical presence a few times each week. But that was before. Before Jade Johnson, the daughter of the man his father has been feuding with for over forty years, moves back into town. After ditching a horrific relationship--and her veterinary practice in the process--Jade Johnson returns to the safety of her small hometown and finally finds her footing. That is...until her horse is injured and Rex Braden comes to her rescue. The last thing she needs is a bull-headed, too-handsome-for-his-own-good Braden complicating her life. Despite the angry family history, sparks fly between Rex and Jade, and attitudes follow. Fifteen years of stifled, forbidden love stirs a surge of passion too strong for either to deny--and the rebel in each of them rears its powerful head. Loyalties are tested, and relationships are strained. Rex and Jade are about to find out if true love really can conquer all.FRIENDSHIP ON FIRESILVER MEDAL WINNER, Readers' Favorite Awards, Romance SizzleSmall-town overachiever Riley Banks has finally scored her big break--working in Manhattan as a fashion design assistant for her childhood crush, Josh Braden. She enters her new job hoping to make a name for herself and--just maybe--explore the romance that slipped through her fingers way back when. Josh Braden has models at his beck and call, a staff that never says never, and an elegant clothing line for the holiday season. When he hires Riley Banks, he expects her to learn the business from the ground up. But the girl next door turns out to be much more than he remembered. Josh and Riley's friendship heats up. Every steamy kiss and every passionate caress stirs a love they cannot deny. But when Riley designs a wedding gown that would cause even the most jaded fashion editors to swoon, Riley's mentor accuses her of stealing the designs.

Thrilling Suspenseful Nights: Fabulous Freebie Collection

Available for a LIMITED TIME: THRILLING SUSPENSEFUL NIGHTS box collection! Enjoy these Romantic Suspense Stories created by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors from The Authors’ Billboard.Tension-building drama and intense romance lead these focused and professional characters on a quest to do the right thing or enact their revenge. With death and destruction in the air, these characters need to succeed, protect, or die trying.Featuring:Mimi Barbour – Retaliation – She watches the mob kill her twin & revenge claws at her sheltered existence until she can’t breathe. She will avenge. USA Today and NY Times Bestselling Author.Stacy Eaton – Love Torn: The Twisted Love Series - A major part of love ‘em and leave ‘em Detective Kali “The Mann-Eater’s” past comes back to haunt her just as she begins to open up. Will both her private and professional life now be torn apart? USA Today Bestselling AuthorRachelle Ayala – Bad Boys for Hire: Ryker – Terri calls Bad Boys for Hire to book a date for her birthday party and gets caught in a motorcycle club vendetta. USA Today Bestselling AuthorTaylor Lee – The Moscow Affair – A dangerously elegant man and a beautiful feisty young woman take on the evils of the international sex trade while exploring a passionate world of their own. USA Today Bestselling AuthorNancy Radke (with Nolan Radke) – Height of Danger – Can CIA operative Owen Putman protect the Texas billionaire’s daughter if she won’t stay where he hides her, at the top of a tree in the rainforest? USA Today Bestselling Author

Summer Lake Romance Boxed Set (Books 1-3) (Summer Lake Romance Boxset series Book 1)

* * * Grab the first three books in one boxed set. * * *The Summer Lake series is sweet n steamy, small town romance with a focus on fun, friendships and happily ever afters. It follows a group of friends from a small lakeside town in the California hills. They have kept in touch over the years and now, in their early thirties, their lives are drawing them back to Summer Lake and to each other.In Love Like You've Never Been Hurt, you'll meet Jack and Emma. He wants to give her forever - the trouble is, she doesn't believe in forever anymore.In Work Like You Don't Need the Money, you'll meet Pete and Holly. He doesn't have room for a woman in his life - only in his bed – the trouble is, once he gets her into his bed he can't get her out of his mind.And in Dance Like Nobody's Watching, you'll meet Missy and Dan. He's a quiet, shy, tech genius whose success in life should make him happy – the trouble is, it doesn't. She's a broke single mom who talks too much - being around her makes him happy.This book is intended for adult readers 18+ ************************* Each Summer Lake Romance can be read as a stand alone book – no cliff hangers here! Each book contains one couple's story. However, they are best read in order to get full enjoyment of the underlying story and friendships. Book 1: Love Like You've Never Been Hurt - Emma and Jack Book 2: Work Like You Don't Need the Money - Pete and Holly Book 3: Dance Like Nobody's Watching - Missy and Dan Book 4: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded - Smoke and Laura Book 5: Laugh Like You've Never Cried - Michael and Megan Book 6: Sing Like Nobody's Listening - Kenzie and Chase Book 7: Smile Like You Mean It - Gabe and Renée Book 8: The Wedding Dance - Missy and Dan's Wedding Book 9: Chasing Tomorrow - Ben's backstory with CharlotteBook 10: Dream Like Nothing's Impossible - April and EddieBook 11: Ride Like You've Never Fallen - Nate and LilyBook 12: Live Like There's No Tomorrow - Ben's storyBook 13: The Wedding Flight – Smoke and Laura’s WeddingRemington Ranch seriesMeet the sexy brothers of Remington Ranch! Just like in SJ's Summer Lake Romance series you can expect a story that is both sweet and steamy!Book 1: Mason Book 2: ShaneBook 3: CarterBook 4: BeauBook 5: Four Weddings and a VendettaA Chance and a Hope series. These are NOT meant to be read as standalone stories and need to be read in order.Book 1: Chance EncounterBook 2: Finding HopeBook 3: Give Hope a ChanceThe Hamiltons SeriesThis series follows the Hamilton family in California wine country. If you recognize the name Hamilton it’s because this is Smoke’s family who own one of the largest wine growing and distribution businesses in the country. In this set of connected stand-alone books you will meet Smoke’s brother and sister as well as a couple of cousins.Book 1: Red Wine and RosesBook 2: Champagne and daisiesBook 3: Marsala and MagnoliasBook 4: Prosecco and PeoniesThe Davenports SeriesThe upcoming series featuring Hope’s cousins, the sexy brothers, of the Billionaire Davenport family.Book 1: OscarBook 2: TJBook 3: ReidSummer Lake SeasonsA return to the wonderful small town so many readers have grown to love. We'll see our old friends around town and they'll feature to a greater or lesser extent in the new stories. I want you to be able to catch up on their lives if you know them - and to not feel like you're missing anything if you didn't read the original series.Angel and Luke in Take These Broken Wings

The Governess Gambit: A Wild Wynchesters Prequel

An exciting prequel to THE DUKE HEIST. Meet the Wild Wynchesters: This fun-loving, caper-committing family of tight-knit siblings can’t help but find love and adventure!Years ago, Chloe Wynchester and five other uniquely talented orphans were adopted by a wealthy baron with a secret mission: The motley Wynchester family fights for justice from the margins of high society. And the handsome, clever duke Chloe has long admired proves to be her worst enemy…An unscrupulous boarding school is exploiting orphans in a secret workhouse. Baron Vanderbean plots a daring rescue. When illness befalls him, Chloe must take the reins. But how can a lifelong wallflower lead the charge to save the children?”I want to be a Wynchester!”— Eloisa James

Be Mine Forever: A Valentine Single Father Romance (A Calendar of Love Book 1)

I should have taken off my ring before I asked her out.I’m a military man, or was. I should have known better than that.It gave her the wrong impression. It would to any woman.Being a single father and losing my wife has left me wanting to pull back from love.But this new girl at the flower shop, Cupid’s Arrow, has me feeling things I didn’t know I’d ever feel again.It’s Valentine’s Day, and I want this girl to be mine.Forever.A Calendar Of Love Series is a stand-alone series based on holiday romance. You do not need to read them in any order at all.

Be Mine Tonight: A Royals Saga Valentine Short

A steamy new short from New York Times bestselling author Geneva Lee where you're the star. Experience a night with Alexander Cambridge, King of England, like never before. Tonight you are the queen. Tonight you belong to him...

The Devil's Kiss

Broke and desperate, Kayla siphons thousands from her employer to pay for her daughter’s treatment, but when CEO Gage Channing discovers her theft, she learns her sadistic boss has no intention of turning her over to the police. Instead, he issues an ultimatum—submit to him in the bedroom, or go to jail.Backed into a corner by a man with no shame, Kayla must find the strength to travel down the path of pain and pleasure. But when her past catches up to her, prompting a free fall into forbidden territory with a man she once loved, Kayla realizes nothing is black and white when everyone around her has secrets.NOTE TO READERS: THE DEVIL'S KISS is a dark billionaire romance with a BDSM edge that does NOT conform to safe, sane, and consensual practices. Includes explicit content and subject matter that may offend some readers. Intended for mature audiences. Book 1 in the Devil's Kiss series.

1001 Dark Nights Short Story Anthology 2020

1001 Dark Nights Press is excited to present the winners of the 2020 short story challenge...When we started 1001 Dark Nights back in 2014, it was with the goal of discovery—creating a way for readers to find new-to-them bestselling authors and fall in love with their stories and their worlds.This year, we held a contest where romance authors could submit a short story to be included in a 1001 Dark Nights anthology, and we were blown away by the results. We received hundreds of entries, and while we wish we could include everyone, we’re thrilled to introduce you to these thirty-six incredible authors:Fiona Archer ~ Louisa Bacio ~ Laura M. Baird ~ Kait Ballenger ~ Asa Maria Bradley ~ Eden Bradley ~ Boone Brux ~ C.G. Burnette ~ Cara Carnes ~ Caraway Carter ~ Sierra Cartwright ~ S.A. Clayton ~ Katana Collins ~ Janie Crouch ~ Patricia D. Eddy ~ Zoey Ellis ~ Zoe Hill ~ Sara L. Hudson ~ Tracey Jerald ~ A.D. Justice ~ Terri E. Laine ~ Michelle Mars ~ Gina L. Maxwell ~ Kayt Miller ~ Dani René ~ Gen Ryan ~ Blue Saffire ~ Ella Sheridan ~ Mayra Statham ~ Delancey Stewart ~ Jen Talty ~ Mary Ting ~ Reina Torres ~ Magan Vernon ~ Jennifer Woodhull ~ Khloe WrenWe hope you love the stories as much as we do. If so, we encourage you to check out the other books by these wonderful authors. Each and every one is unique and special.**This anthology will only be available for three months**

The Secret of the Howl: Werewolf Shifter and BBW Romance

When Maggie moved to the small town and opened a diner, she was looking to remain anonymous and to blend into the society. But, when the deputy sheriff started to show signs of interest in her, she had a hard time turning him down. On top of that, she was fascinated by the howls that drifted to her in her cabin from the woods. When she discovered a man on her doorstep with multiple gunshot wounds, she never thought he would survive. Then a minute later the man disappeared and the only thing in his wake was the wolf she once spotted at the creek. Fascinated by the wolf and the man who had disappeared from her house, Maggie never expected to meet the man again or how attracted to him she would be.When she discovered Ethan held a secret will her own secrets allow her to still give him a chance or will she shun him for what he is?This standalone story ends Happily Ever After. The story contains explicit love scenes and is intended for 18+ readers only! Get this book FREE with Kindle unlimited!