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Craquer pour la nounou de ma fille n’était déjà pas une si bonne idée... Mais quand c’est la sœur de votre femme décédée, ça complique encore la chose.
Raisons pour lesquelles je dois arrêter de fantasmer sur Linnea :
1. Elle est trop jeune pour moi.
2. Elle est la nounou de ma fille.
Je pourrais m’arrêter là, n’est-ce pas ? Je suis déjà un cliché, celui du père célibataire qui en pince pour la nounou. Mais il y a pire :
3. C’est ma belle-sœur.
Ma femme est décédée alors que notre fille n’était qu’un bébé, et Linnea n’était qu’une adolescente sans histoire. Je la connaissais à peine. Lorsque mes beaux-parents l’ont poussée à déménager à Seattle pour m’aider à élever ma fille, j’ai accepté à contrecœur.
Je ne m’attendais pas à tomber sur cette blonde super sexy, aux courbes tentatrices, aux lèvres irrésistibles et au sourire timide.
Linnea est une parfaite baby-sitter – amusante, patiente et gentille. Elle pourrait bien être la femme parfaite aussi, mais je ne peux pas me permettre de penser ainsi. Elle mérite de vivre sa propre vie, plutôt que de rester là, avec nous.
L’avoir dans les parages est une torture permanente.
Je ne peux pas tomber amoureux d’elle.
Seulement, il est peut-être déjà trop tard.
#SecondeChance #PèreCélibataire #Sexy
Il n'existe pas de mots pour le décrire.
Alex Lawson est sans doute le petit ami le plus sexy de l'univers. Drôle, romantique, possessif, sexy... De quoi faire pâlir les héros de romance. Et cerise sur le gâteau ? Il existe. En vrai !
Pour une fille comme moi – traduction : la fille un peu gauche au nez toujours fourré dans un bouquin –, Alex est un rêve devenu réalité, un fantasme tout droit sorti de mes romans favoris. Notre relation est de celles qui n'existent qu'entre les pages des livres. Et je ne peux m'empêcher de me demander si nous nous dirigeons vers notre propre fin heureuse, ou si Alex est trop beau pour être vrai.
Voilà le topo : je ne suis pas un sale type et mentir à Mia n'a jamais fait partie de mes plans.
Rencontrer le succès en tant qu'autrice de romans, non plus. Mais parfois, la vie prend un tournant inattendu... comme lorsqu'on se rend compte que la femme dont on tombe amoureux est en fait votre meilleure amie et âme sœur virtuelle.
Sur la toile, je m'appelle Lexi, je suis autrice, et Mia me prend pour une femme. Dans la vraie vie, elle sait que je suis un homme.
Je la désire et rêve de la faire mienne tout entière. Mais si elle découvre la vérité, je pourrais bien tout perdre.
Cette colocation était vraiment une mauvaise idée.
Kendra est un petit bout de femme sarcastique, aux cheveux désordonnés et qui aime traîner en pyjama.
C'est aussi le genre à essayer de devenir amie avec l’un de mes coups d’un soir.
Je ne sors avec personne. Les mots comme « petite amie » ou « je t’envoie un message plus tard » me sont inconnus. Tout ça, ce sont des conneries. Les relations ne sont pas faites pour moi.
J’aime offrir à une femme une nuit qu’elle n’oubliera jamais. Et une fois que c’est terminé ? Je me casse.
Je maintiens les gens à distance, et j’ai mes raisons. Cependant, Kendra commence doucement à se faire une place dans ma vie. Et quand celle-ci vole en éclats, elle est la seule personne sur qui je peux compter.
Je ne suis pas fait pour les relations, et Kendra n’est pas un coup d’un soir. Toutefois, vivre avec cette fille risque de m'être fatal.
#Colocation #FriendsToLovers #SexyAndFun
And no matter how much he wants to lie to himself, he has to admit, it was mind-blowing.
Cara will not be tempted by the one night she spent with prince dickhead—even if her traitorous body remembers every earth-shattering moment. It was a mistake and she’s stronger than that. She’ll just keep avoiding him and pretend it didn’t happen.
But the feuding small town of Tilikum might not be big enough for the both of them. Avoiding each other isn’t working. And with every moment they’re forced to spend together, the sparks get hotter, the flames grow brighter, and the tension borders on unbearable.
Until they both reach their breaking point and their fiery relationship explodes.
Author’s note: a sexy firefighter and the sassy redhead who drives him crazy. All the banter, delicious tension, a heartwarming family, and Kindle-melting steam. Enemies to lovers is as hot as it gets and these two are FIRE.
The Bailey Brothers is meant to be read in order. Start with book one, Protecting You.
Grace Miles misses her easy friendship with Asher, but growing up means growing apart. And really, how could he fall for her when they spent their childhood getting muddy in the creek and splitting sticks of gum? But this summer, something feels different. If Grace didn’t know better, she’d think Asher was flirting with her. Those dark eyes, hard body, and wicked smile make her insides swirl and her heart dare to hope for things she’s convinced herself she’ll never have.
Falling for your best friend shouldn’t be complicated, but for Asher Bailey, loving Grace is anything but simple. The road to romance isn’t smooth thanks to his pack of wild brothers who are protective of the girl next door, a take-no-sass grandmother, a small town where gossip is a spectator sport, and a feud that spans generations. But Asher realizes his feelings are too big to ignore.
Loving her isn’t the risk. Losing her would be.
And one night, one kiss, changes everything. Finally admitting their feelings is the beginning of their happily ever after. Until their fairy tale love story is tragically interrupted, and neither of them will ever be the same.
Author’s note: Lifelong soulmates, ridiculous pranks, brother shenanigans, and a feuding town. Protecting You is the Bailey Brothers series origin story. Be there when it begins and fall in love with this wild band of unruly brothers. The Bailey Brothers is meant to be read in order, and Grace and Asher’s story concludes in book two, Fighting for Us.
The Asher Bailey who comes home to his quirky small town isn’t the same man who put a ring on Grace’s finger. He’s bigger, harder, haunted. Forced to give up Grace and everything else that was good in his life for a prison sentence he barely survived.
Now that he’s home, he finds himself aggressively welcomed by his brothers and gleefully gossiped about by his neighbors. He’d counted on both. But he never expected to see Grace still wearing his ring.
Grace’s fairy tale didn’t end. It was interrupted. She’s spent the last seven years living her life while waiting for one man. Now that he’s back, she’s got her work cut out for her. He’s scarred and angry, and stubbornly convinced they can’t be together. She’s more than happy to educate him otherwise.
Every beer, every prank, every kiss brings him closer to where he’s always belonged. In her life. In her arms. In her heart. Asher fears the darkness inside him can’t be contained. But Grace won’t give up on him without a fight.
Author’s note: A brooding, wounded hero and the woman who won’t give up on him. A pack of unruly, prank-loving brothers. A wild neighborhood rumor mill. Spectacular BFF banter. This is a love story about soulmates that delivers the heat and all the feels. The Bailey Brothers series is meant to be read in order and Fighting for Us concludes Grace and Asher’s happily ever after.
Alex Lawson might as well be the hottest book boyfriend imaginable. A fun, romantic, possessive, panty-melting man. And the best part? He’s real. For a girl like me—a slightly awkward book addict—Alex is a dream come true, straight off the pages of my favorite romance novels.
But our story is turning into a whirlwind romance—the kind that only exists in books. Are we heading toward our own happily ever after? Or is he too good to be true?
Here’s the thing: I’m not a bad guy. Lying to Mia wasn’t part of the plan. Finding success as a romance author using a female pen name wasn’t part of the plan either. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns.
Like realizing the woman you’re falling for is your alter-ego’s online best friend.
Online, she thinks I’m a woman named Lexi. In person, she knows I’m all man. I want to worship her body and claim every inch of her. But if she discovers my secret, I could lose everything.
***Book Boyfriend is a stand alone romance with a guaranteed to make you swoon HEA. It contains mature language and content and is intended for a mature audience. Fair warning, ladies—Alex will melt your panties off, so have an extra pair on hand before you one click.***
Stoic, growly Evan Bailey has enough on his plate. A growing business, a pack of brothers who drive him crazy, a gossip-loving small town, and a rivalry that runs deeper than any family feud. Love? That’s a hard pass. He already learned the hard way that he’s better off alone.
Fiona Gallagher has a problem. Or more like ten, but who’s counting? The trouble with her car is just the cherry on top of the crap sundae, but she won’t let that get her down. Besides, she has a plan. Evan Bailey—that brooding custom car builder who happens to hate her father—is going to help her. He just doesn’t know it yet.
The last thing Evan needs is the overly cheery Fiona crashing into his solitary life. But her offer is too compelling to ignore. Fiona isn’t there to pick through the wreckage of Evan’s heart. If he has one, he won’t let her anywhere near it. But the tension between them is hot enough to combust. And when she starts to see the cracks in his stony façade, she realizes she’s getting more than she bargained for—a lot more—in that big surly man.
Author’s Note: A grouchy, broody loner meets an adorable badass (who talks to her houseplants). It’s the grumpy one is soft for the sunshine one with some engine-revving twists. Have a fan ready—you’re in for a Kindle-melting ride. The Bailey Brothers series is meant to be read in order. Start with book one, Protecting You!
This roommate thing is not going to work.
Kendra is a messy-haired, pajama-pants-wearing little ball of sass. The first thing she does is try to make friends with my random from the night before—giving her all sorts of bad ideas.
I don’t date. I don’t use words like girlfriend, or I’ll text you later. F*ck that. Relationships aren’t for me. I’ll give a woman a night she won’t forget, but once it’s over, I’m out.
I keep people at a distance, and I have my reasons. But Kendra starts getting under my skin. And when my life crashes and burns—literally—Kendra is the only person I can count on.
I’m not built for relationships, and Kendra is not a one night stand. But living with this girl sleeping one room away might just be the thing that kills me.
***Cocky Roommate is a stand-alone hate-to-lovers roommate romance with a definite HEA. It contains mature language and content, and is intended for a mature audience. Fair warning, Weston is a straight up a**hole. Or is he?***
1. She’s too young for me.
2. She’s my daughter’s nanny.
I could stop there, couldn’t I? I’m already a cliché. The single dad who’s hot for the nanny. But it gets worse.
3. She’s my sister-in-law.
My wife died when our daughter was a baby, and Linnea was just a quiet teenager. I barely knew her. When my in-laws insist she move to Seattle to be my live-in nanny—after a string of caregivers who didn’t work out—I reluctantly agree.
I wasn’t counting on the smoking hot blonde with sinful curves, kissable lips, and a shy smile.
Linnea is perfect for my daughter—fun, patient, and kind. She might be perfect for me too, but I can’t think that way. She needs to live her own life, not be saddled with my insta-family.
Being around her is a special kind of torture, but I have to keep this infatuation to myself. I can’t fall for my daughter’s nanny.
But it might be too late.
***Hot Single Dad is a stand-alone romance with a make-you-swoon HEA. It contains explicit language and content and is intended for a mature audience.***
Single-minded drive earned Roland Miles success—and cost him his first love. When his marriage to Zoe ended, he did the only thing he knew. He dove into work to put his heartbreak behind him.
Zoe Sutton’s life hasn’t exactly gone to plan. She certainly didn’t plan on losing Roland or moving home to work for his family’s winery. Four years after their divorce, she wonders if her chance at happily ever after is behind her.
After discovering his family might lose their land, Roland comes home to help sort out the mess. But between his brothers’ antics, a baby sister who’s all grown up, and a father keeping secrets, complicated isn’t even the half of it.
And then there’s Zoe.
He didn’t come home looking for a second chance with her. But the more time they spend together, the more he realizes what they lost. What they could have again.
Because the truth is, they broke each other’s hearts. And maybe they’re the only ones who can put them back together.
Author’s note: A stoic hero who’s soft on the inside. A sassy heroine who doesn’t take any sh*t. Messy family. Lots of shenanigans. Mattress burning bonfires. And a second chance at love with a big HEA.
The Miles Family series are best enjoyed in order.
Besides, he has her.
She’s his Juliet, the only woman in the world he can’t ever have. To an outsider, it probably seems crazy. But the Tilikum town feud is no joke—especially now—and Annika Haven is strictly forbidden.
Annika Haven never expected to be back in her hometown, let alone as a single mom with two jobs. Add in a pack of overprotective brothers, a brewing family crisis, and a gossipy, feuding town on the brink of chaos, and life gets complicated.
But at least she has him.
He’s her Romeo, a son of the enemy. He makes her smile on her worst days. Yet, despite his brooding sex appeal, the one thing she cannot do is fall for Levi Bailey. They’re just friends and that’s the way it has to stay.
But after months of secret texts and stolen glances, one soul-stealing kiss changes everything. And Levi Bailey is about to do the impossible.
Defy the feud.
Author’s note: an intense hero who relentlessly pursues what he wants and a single mom with a tender heart. Small-town shenanigans, a hundred-year-old mystery, a riot of crazy brothers, enough heat to melt your Kindle (and your ovaries) and the biggest, heart-burstingest, happily ever after you’ve been waiting for.
The Bailey Brothers series is meant to be read in order. Start with book one, Protecting You.